Originally Posted by Corey_James
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria." - Ben Franklin
Hey Corey, I really gotta question the authenticity of your signature. Although Van Leuvenhoek had already observed tiny things under a microscope lens, the word bacteria, to describe a specific class of the little things, would not be used for some time after Ben had checked out.
Remember guys, the Rheinheitsgebot originally made no mention of yeast, because no one knew that they were there for another couple hundred years!
A google search attributes that quote to someone named David Auerbach, but I won't completely rule out the possibility that Franklin was a time traveling member of the Knights Templar.