I was amused to note the prominence in the papers today of the story that the mysterious death of legendary Australian racehorse Phar Lap has finally been solved
by use of synchrotron. The forensic work on some Phar Lap hair was done by a U.S. synchrotron, but nonetheless this story has generated some attention for the Australian Synchrotron
, including separate articles about this major project next door to Monash University (Clayton Campus). And what is the word on Phar Lap? The Big Red was killed by someone administering a lethal dose of arsenic, confirming what popular speculation has transmitted over several decades.
Labels: Internet Observations, Nostalgia And Reminiscences