Wednesday, June 27, 2012

History, Bitches!

Did you know that St. James's Gate, home of Guinness, was used as a brewery as early as 1670? It was owned by Giles Mee, who later became Dublin's Lord Mayor.  it was originally leased to Arthur Guinness in 1759 for £45 per year for 9,000 years and has been in constant operation ever since and became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838, and the largest in the world in 1914. The Guinness brewery pioneered many quality control methods, hiring statistician William Sealy Gosset in 1899 , who achieved lasting fame under the pseudonym "Student" for techniques developed for Guinness, particularly Student t-distribution and the even more commonly knownas the Student t-test.

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