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May 15, 2010

Disastrous, of late…

srikanth @ 8:55 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1273956923 ) Play

A very straightfoward question: identify the man in the stamp. Pseudobonus points for telling us why he’s famous.

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Answer:

Abraham Gesner – discoverer of Kerosene (or rather inventor of the refining process for it).


25 Responses to “Disastrous, of late…”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Abraham Gesner; discovered how kerosene can be distilled from petroleum.


  2. reddevil_ani

    Abraham Gesner..invented kerosene. also known as father of petroleum.


  3. Abraham Gesner, father of the oil industry

    something related to the Gulf oil spill in Deep Water Horizon?


  4. Dibyo
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    abraham gesner, kerosene and all sorts of petroleum/tar refining


  5. umang

    abraham gesner
    he developed the modern kerosene lamp


  6. umang

    he invented kerosene!


  7. Inglourious

    Abraham Pineo Gesner – invented kerosene


  8. Treyambak Madyalkar

    abraham gesner..
    Invented kerosene n petrol..


  9. Rogi
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    Abraham Pineo Gesner
    “Father of the Petroleum Industry”
    Inventor of kerosene and several petroleum extraction and cracking processes.


  10. shenoyvarun86
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    Beautiful question!
    Abraham Pineo Gesner inventor of kerosene


  11. Aparna
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    Abraham Gesner, developed a refining process that transmuted coal, natural tar, and eventually oil into an illuminating fuel which he called kerosene, apparently called the father of the oil industry


  12. Abraham Pineo Gesner.
    Invented kerosene and became the primary founder of the Thmodern petroleum industry.


  13. varuns88
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    Abraham Gesner, inventor of kerosene


  14. rakesh

    william stephenson


  15. Logik
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    Petromax :)

    Abraham Pineo Gesner, inventor of kerosene.

    Definitely not a straightforward question, since it was some Ignacy Ɓukasiewicz who invented the kerosene lamp.


  16. Rahulk
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    Abraham Gesner of Nova Scotia developed a refining process that transmuted coal, natural tar, and eventually oil into an illuminating fuel which he called kerosene. Of equal importance, he helped found the world’s first refinery


  17. Abraham Gesner, the father/inventor of kerosene.


  18. krudebox
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    Abraham Pineo Gesner, inventor of Kerosene


  19. Qbrain
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    Abraham P Gesner. Inventor of kerosene. Also developed and patented a process for manufacturing kerosene. Primary founder of the modern petroleum indsutry. Widely considered the “father of petroleum industry”.


  20. udupendra
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    Abraham Gesner, of kerosene fame


  21. Bharath
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    Abraham Pineo Gesner .. he invented kerosene thus starting the modern petroleum industry


  22. lanu
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    Abraham Gesner. Inventor of Kerosene.


  23. dineshk
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    Abraham Gesner who discovered kerosene and thus was partially responsible for the birth of the oil industry. He also installed gas lights on the streets of Halifax which is probably a first.


  24. shrik
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    Abraham Gesner who ‘invented’ kerosene.


  25. Abraham Pineo Gesner
    Postage Stamp released in 2000
    Inventor of kerosene


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