You Can Catch More Flies with Honey Than With Vinegar – Today’s Best Award Winner

This unusual presentation of classic mother’s advice won us a today’s best award on July 6, 2010.

Flies on the wall poster. You can change the background color – light colors only recommended (looks great against a cream or light yellow background.) Great for an office or a science laboratory. Give one to your favorite Diptherologist! The original image is adapted from an engraving from Diderot’s Encyclopaedia published circa 1770. The Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers, published in Paris between 1762-1777. A masterpiece of the Enlightment Age, it set out all the knowledge of the day, and was a first attempt to document the techniques of mechanical production for objects used in everyday life. Scholars from around the world, including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson submitted chapters. Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, and man of letters, and the chief editor of the L’Encyclopédie, one of the principal achievements of the Age of Enlightenment. He was a a friend of the great minds of his age including Goethe, Rousseau, and Hume.

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