From the previous post: In the 1960s in Australia and possibly around the world, one pint milk bottles being returned for cleaning and re-use were appearing with a whole boiled eggs in them, much to the annoyance of the milk dairies .
His passion and enthusiasm were infectious. Professor Julius Sumner Miller (1909-1987) transfixed children, probably around the world, with his simple scientific experiments to demonstrate physics. His violently shaking body as he scrawled meaningless to me scientific formulas on a blackboard was mesmerising. I think I have now run out of adjectives. It was a lesson I did not really pick up at the time but it must have stuck in my mind, as I have learnt later in life that passion and enthusiasm is a wonderful thing along with them both being contagious, and when I find something to be passionate and enthusiastic about, you will be the first to know.
The Prof did come in for some criticism in his older years when he was accused of selling his soul by participating in paid television advertisements.
Nevertheless, he had a profound impact on me. His catch cry, "Why is it so?", was memorable. I can't find an old black and white recording of The Prof, so this tv commercial of the egg in the bottle will have to do.
Ah, I have just read his Wikipedia entry and he has a strong connection to Australia.