This Day In History: 1940-01-04
A budding science project undertaken by two boys in the eight grade to grief over the Christmas vacation. Donald Scherer and George Lenczak had planted two boxes with rye grass, one with fertilizer and other other without fertilizer. The class had noticed that the one with fertilizer was infinitely growing faster. Since no one thought to water the grass over Christmas both grass types died and the experiment had to be abandoned just before vacation.