But sometimes it is very easy to know when you have made it big in life. Take Sir James Dewar, for instance. Dewar was a Scottish chemist who did a lot of research into liquefying gases i.e. turning gases into liquids. If you've ever used a propane tank, you are using the liquid form of Propane gas. He was the first person to liquefy Oxygen and Nitrogen. Pretty big deal. So big of a deal, in fact, that folks at his college (Cambridge) composed this nifty little verse when he was still alive:
Sir James Dewar
He is a better man than you are
None of you asses
Can liquefy gases
I mean the dude is clearly important because he has a sir attached to his name. But having a verse composed about your efforts? That's unbeatable.
Bow down, Babylon: