“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude” – Thornton Wilder The Czech have a saying for when someone’s machine or invention works so perfectly, that it must have been the work of a divine touch. Zlaté české ručičky – golden Czech hands. That is exactly what Otto Wichterle must have had, as not only one, but two of his inventions spread throughout the world like wildfire in the competitive era that was the second half of the 20th century. This talented chemist invented both the Contact lenses and Nylon, which is commonly worn in the form of nylons. This is his story: Otto Wichterle was born on October 27, 1913. He came from a wealthy familyContinue Reading