Mosquito. John Ralfs (13 September 1807 – 14 July 1890) was an English botanist. Born in Millbrook, near Southampton, he was the second son of Samuel Ralfs, a y
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John Ralfs (13 September 1807 – 14 July 1890) was an English botanist. Born in Millbrook, near Southampton, he was the second son of Samuel Ralfs, a yeoman of an old family in Hampshire.[1] He has been commemorated in the names of many plant groups and taxa at many levels.[2]

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1 Early life and education
2 Financial troubles
3 Research
4 Family life
5 Works
6 Correspondence & collaboration with other scientists
7 Notes
8 References
9 External links
Early life and education[edit]
Ralfs's father died at Muddiford in Hampshire before John was a year old, and the children (two sons and two daughters) were brought up at Southampton by their mother. After being educated privately he was articled to his uncle, a surgeon of Brentford, with whom he lived for two years and a half. For two years he was a pupil at Winchester Hospital, and in 1832 he passed his final examination, being specially recommended by the examiners for his knowledge of botany. For some time he practised in partnership with another surgeon at Shoreditch, and he is also said to have practised at Towcester. At Torquay, where he moved on account of lung disease (probably tubercular in origin[2]), he married, in 1835, Laura Cecilia, daughter of Henry Newman. In November 1837, for the sake of the mild climate, he settled at Penzance, and, having abandoned his profession, dwelt there for the rest of his life.[1]

Financial troubles[edit]
Through the misconduct of a near relative, who betrayed his trust, Ralfs lost most of his fortune; but under the will of his friend, the Rev. Henry Penneck, who died in 1862, he enjoyed a small annuity.[1] J. D. Hooker and T. H. Huxley, with the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society, set up a charitable collection to provide Ralfs with an annuity - the appeal was so successful that in addition to providing Ralfs with an income, a fund for the "relief of necessitas [sic] Scientific Men" was also established.[2] Charles Darwin was one of the notable scientists who subscribed.[3]

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#3 - Sworley (07/23/2014) [+] (8 replies)
yeah but then he created these fluff balls to eat them all, so it balances out
#13 - lolmaister (07/24/2014) [-]
Daily life of a ninja Mosquitoe.
Move as fast as you can around humans heads, preferably try to get into ears or eyes,
these are the places human's will never expect, and is the hardest to notice.
If humans smack you away come back as fast as possible, so human will forgett about you, and you can work freely on your bloody mission. If humans sleep, make sure you bite in a place were he never will find traces of you beeing there. for example on the midle of the face, or on the hand.


**** SUMMER!!!!
#24 - professorbob (07/24/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Always nice to see the state bird mentioned on the front page.
Always nice to see the state bird mentioned on the front page.
#38 - agentmoleman (07/24/2014) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #7 - lordoftheflies (07/23/2014) [+] (12 replies)
There are actually people in Africa that make mosquito burgers. Mosquito Burgers from Africa
#1 - ohayougozaimasu (07/23/2014) [-]
*sniff*   
Godspeed, John Ralfs.
*sniff*
Godspeed, John Ralfs.
#45 - silverhellion (07/24/2014) [-]
i tried to hide the contents. i couldn't.   
   
you lied to me description.
i tried to hide the contents. i couldn't.

you lied to me description.
#29 - undercow (07/24/2014) [-]
This is how I read this...
#50 - ahkmed ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
User avatar #54 - WolfPrince ONLINE (07/24/2014) [-]
But only females drink blood to get the appropriate vitamins and minerals to lay their eggs.
#49 - enduro (07/24/2014) [+] (3 replies)
>malaria
>virus


nuh uh...
User avatar #47 - vicecomx (07/24/2014) [-]
Atheist Comedy - Intelijunt Dezine Really reminds me of this cartoon
#42 - anonymous (07/24/2014) [-]
Mosquitoes are one of the few flying insects that are not attracted to light, which makes it impossible to kill them using electrical traps. Instead, they are attracted to carbon dioxide, which is why they are attracted to the head area of a sleeping person more than any other area, and which is why you will still be targeted if you sleep with a carcass or a cup of blood in the room for diversion.
#31 - awcrap (07/24/2014) [+] (8 replies)
i am retarded
User avatar #17 - icanexplain (07/24/2014) [-]
bring in the spiders
User avatar #16 - lumberjackery (07/24/2014) [+] (3 replies)
believe it or not, my mom actually died of misdiagnosed malaria.
#11 - anonymous (07/24/2014) [-]
About the description... As someone who has lived in Southampton their whole life, Milbrook is a **** hole. Avoid at all costs.
#56 - wohitika (07/24/2014) [-]
**wohitika rolled comment #293 ** :
Eaten out by the world we live in o.o
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