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August 27, 2013


Did you know?

Most of you know Charles Darwin for his work on the theory of evolution. But did you know this 19th century scientist also took advantage of the antimicrobial properties of copper? Darwin’s ship, The H.M.S. Beagle, had a copper covering on the submerged section of the ship’s hull. This covering kept barnacles and other microorganisms from attaching to the ship, keeping The H.M.S. Beagle in shipshape (pun intended) condition.

source: copper.org

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