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Luther Burbank
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Scientist
    (March 7, 1849-April 11, 1926)
    Developed the Freestone peach
    Developed over 800 varieties of plants, over 100 plums and prunes, 50 varieties of lilies and 10 varieties of berries
    Invented the Burbank Potato
    He was an atheist
    First Honorary Vice-President of the Freethinkers of America
    His education was limited to elementary school.
    He sold the rights to his Burbank Potato for $150 (1871).
    He spent his entire life playing with fruits.
    He purchased 17-acres of land at 17 years old to start his plant breeding career.
    He was the thirteenth of fifteen children in his family.
    He attended the Lancaster Academy in Massachusetts to receive his high school equivalency degree.
    He came to Santa Rosa, California in poverty.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 138 Votes: 36.96% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 53 Votes: 54.72% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 77 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 101 Votes: 45.54% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 223 Votes: 43.05% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 256 Votes: 42.97% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 560 Votes: 44.11% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1624 Votes: 41.38% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 154 Votes: 34.42% Annoying
 
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