Happy Birthday Isaac Newton
Today (well, actually 04 January 1643) is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton, one of England's most accomplished and influential scientists. You can read all about his life, discoveries and exploits here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton
...but I like to remember him through a little verse that was part of a health & safety advertisement which aired on ITV during the 1970s...
Sir Isaac Newton told us why an apple falls down from the sky
And from this fact, it's very plain, all other objects do the same
A brick, a bolt, a bar, a cup, invariably fall down, not up
And every common working tool is governed by the self-same rule
So when you handle tools up there, let your watchwords be "Take Care"
If at work, you drop a spanner, it travels in a downward manner
At work, a fifth of accidents or more, illustrate old Newton's law
But one thing he forgot to add, the damage won't be half as bad
if you are wearing proper clothes, especially on your head and toes
These hats and shoes are there to save the wearer from an early grave
So best foot forward and take care about the kind of shoes you wear
It's better to be sure, than dead, so get a hat and keep your head
Don't think to go without is brave; the effects of gravity can be grave...