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Thursday, September 21, 2006


In the mid-1800s, he made his most famous discoveries in the Austrian monastery where he lived. He was able to make a theory on heredity after crossbreeding various plants and noting the changes. Responsible for the terms of dominant and recessive genes to show how traits are passed from generation to generation, his work is now the basis for genetic studies.

If you think you got it, go to the comment section and hint at the right answer. Hint I say! That way you show just how much of a teacher´s pet you are and give others a chance at guessing and maybe even profiting from your clues ;) Grand idea, came up with it all by myself :)*little celebration wave in awe of me*

Posted by Minka :: 5:13 pm :: 31 Royal Subjects

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At 17:33, Blogger Doug said...

Since wine comes in red, white and pink
Gregor, the monk, had to think
Since sweet peas do too
Perhaps it is due
To cross-pollination and drink.

At 17:34, Blogger Sar said...

Yes you did come up with that all on your own, and kudos, but let's not forget your sistah here encouraged you (read insisted) to continue with this creative idea. Can I get a high five? ;)

The only hint I have is a lame one, but here goes. He shares the same first name as my beloved snarky Dr. House.

At 17:35, Blogger Sar said...

And I'm first? At the queen of firsts place?


At 17:35, Blogger Sar said...

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At 17:36, Blogger Sar said...

Blogger is so not on my side today.


At 18:48, Blogger brian said...

Afternoon Minka,

*sighs* One of many things I used to know. It's just on the edge of my brain.

What time to have to go to work tomorrow and would you like me to e-mail you Real Magic post for tomorrow so you don't miss it. Let me know.:)

At 19:01, Anonymous Joel said...

Okay so I don't really have any great clues to offer but I will say this: If they ever make a movie of his life story, Kelsey Grammer should definitely garner the lead role. Let's see, what else can I say...hmmm...he was a teacher...born in what is now the Czech Republic...generally dissed by the scientific community for most of his life.

At 19:09, Blogger Swampwitch said...

There once was a cross-breeding man
Who had a scientific plan
Who was once made an abbot
And may have worked with a rabbit
And is famous for DNA genes

At 19:12, Anonymous neva said...

well heck, any one lucky enough to get to the moon can visit a lunar crater named in his honor.

and am i the only one who finds it a little ironic that he's known as the "father of genetics", even tho' he was a priest?

At 21:07, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh? No empresses and horses today? ;-)
Seems everything is already said about him?
Greetings from Andrea

At 21:09, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, just lovely :)

Sar, a definite High Five! And again...
and blogger cna be a pain in the arse, but so can certain people ;)

Brian, well I leave my place around 7.20. But I will get a chanc eat work to check the internet now and again. So I should be able to catch up!

Joel, yes he and almost any researcher :) Just with writing...to be apprecited after death seems to be similar when it come sto discoveries :)

swampwitch, did you just make that up?
If so...a lovely try indeed :)

neva, never thought about it that way. And sweety, as preists in our times show, non-sex issues are definately not a rule;)

At 21:38, Blogger ariel said...

just like Brian I used to know his name, which is now on edge of my brain. I cannot close the edge for being afraid of falling out to the Universe, where's a true knight to bring the name back to me? nobody helps a lady in need.

At 23:00, Blogger brian said...


*blows horn* You called for a knight? It is I Humble Bunny at your service. *takes bow* And how can assist you tonight? Your name? It has fallen?

I shall recover ittttttt..........

At 00:00, Anonymous neva said...

his LAST name rhymes with the middle name of a *famous* American poet (as well as that poet's son, who was a famous American Supreme Court Justice in the early 1900's.)

i know that's obscure... but to say more would be to give the answer away, which would completely upset our hostess. and i don't know about anyone else, but i'm not about to ruffle teh feathers of teh beautiful Penguin! xox

At 00:56, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Like some others, his name is on the tip of my tongue yet cannot come out. But at least, I came by for once before it was over. :)

At 03:56, Blogger brian said...

Morning Minka,

I just posted Real Magic 11 and 12 for you so you can read before work. (((hugs))

At 05:53, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Just dropping in to say...

I have no clue...

Didn't want to be left out on all the fun though.

I do love genetics, so I'm looking forward to hearing the answer to this one.

At 11:13, Blogger Doug said...

I forgot my celebration wave last time I was here. *awed wave*

At 15:06, Blogger cube said...

His mama used to say, "Grigor, eat your peas!"

Happy Friday!

At 17:15, Blogger ariel said...

tttttttthank you for the laughter, Brian!

The Clueless Club. :)

At 17:37, Blogger First Nations said...

at the rish of sounding recessive,
this is what you get when you menddle with God's natural order.

At 17:50, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

hey Neva, I had to laugh at your comment:

and am i the only one who finds it a little ironic that he's known as the "father of genetics", even tho' he was a priest?

What? You don't think its possible? Look how many people buy into the immaculate conception idea. Miracles show no gender bias!

Obscure hint; I have some music by the guy who wrote "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and his last name is very close to the father of genetics, 'cept maybe he's his ssohn.

At 18:01, Blogger brian said...


We cavemen have some uses after all.;)

Me save
pretty lady
feels good

At 18:59, Blogger Minka said...

Andrea, welcome back!

Ariel, You´ll get a hint from me.
His name is very similar to the German word for Almond!
well done Ariel! *claps*

It must be a busy life, saving all the damsels in distress!

At 19:03, Blogger tsduff said...

Happy Friday Monika. Since I didn't know this one off the top of my head (had to use some of the fabulous clues above) I won't give a hint. I do find it humorous though as Neva pointed out, that he is a "father" of genetics while also claiming title of Monk... ha ha.

At 21:04, Blogger actonbell said...

Oh,I'm late. I'm mental.
Happy Friday!!

At 22:55, Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

A monk spoke the language of Handel,
But he taught 'cause his preaching was unwell;
He loved counting peas,
But hawkweed made him sneeze,
So his papers went straight down to h ... dell.

(Hawkweed reproduces asexually in a bizarre process that makes the seeds exact copies of the parent - so of course the monk's breeding experiments on this plant did not work. This catastrophe caused him to give up and enter administration - then as now the death sentence for failed scientific researchers.)

There is no truth to the rumor that this monk begat the Russian fellow that worked out the periodic table of the elements. After all, the monk was Czech German. Not to mention Roman Catholic. They don't do Orthodoxy. Unless they define it themselves.

At 23:42, Blogger Minka said...

neva, ar eyou trying for the crown again? ´Cause you are almost half there!

Tim Rice, babysteps :)

Brian, I did not manage before nor at work...those are 16 hours of my life I will not re-live ever again. I am so tired! But I appreciate teh gesture, youa re too kind!

Squaregirl, i will reveal teh answer tomorrow morning when I wake up, if I wake up *fingers crossed*

Doug, I am hoping youa r etaking thsi seriously!

cube, did she now?! I didnæt really know her all thatw ell :)

ariel, even after my fabulous hint for you?! *puzzled*

FN, mendeling has never been teh best of choices, has it?!

Kyah, good hint...a little confusing...since Shakespeare is known for writing "A midsummer Night´s Dream" But when I read music...even I got it!

brian, it is teh simple things in life;)

At 23:44, Blogger Minka said...

terry, you have to move iwth teh tiems, sweetpea!

actonbell *claps*

Oc, how did I knew that you would shine on this one :) I just did!

At 03:52, Blogger Swampwitch said...

Calling back from the land of snow. And yes, I did just make that up...do you actually think someone would actually publish something so bad?

At 11:13, Blogger Minka said...

swampwitch...it wasnæt that bad! You put it all in and and some lines even rhyme. What more is there to say :)

everybody: the answer to this lovely and well participated quiz is of course

Gregor Mendel


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