Pictures of alcoholic drinks under a microscope reveal the molecules that make up our favorite tipples.
Booze and the advancement of science:
"The 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Donald Glaser for his invention of the bubble chamber. Glaser first conceived of the bubble chamber in 1952, at the age of 25, while a faculty member at the University of Michigan. According to scientific lore, Glaser was enjoying a cold beer when he observed the stream of bubbles in his brew. It was a moment of saloon science that inspired a tool second only in importance to the cyclotron for atomic physicists."
And here's as Paul Harvey used to say, "the rest of the story": Donald Glaser and the Bubble Chamber
Explains a lot about physics majors, Friday nights and happy hour!