Bell, Robert (1841–1917), a Canadian geologist. He mapped much of the area around Hudson Bay and named thousands of Canadian lakes, rivers, and other geographical features. Bell was born in Toronto and attended McGill University. He joined the Canadian Geological Survey in 1856 and became its director in 1901.
He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts.
He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?