Punch, 6 (1844), 248.
Learned Societies—The British Institution
Societies, Geology, Time, Heat, Physics
Reports that Professor Leadenhead argued that the Earth's end was imminent owing to the Russian annihilation of the poles (i.e. Poland), and that the revolving planet would also be 'cut through' by its axes. The chairman sought to challenge claims that 'glass was a non-conductor of caloric' by 'conducting a quantity of "warm with" [i.e. spirits mixed with water and sugar] to his lips, through the medium of a glass tumbler'.
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