"The Chisso Corporation dumped toxic chemicals in the water."
Minamata is a village located on the west coast of southern Kyushu. The locals noticed a change when the street cats started to dance and then shortly after collapse and die. This was caused by the locals ingesting mercury without even knowing…
How it started: The Chisso Corporation opened a chemical factory in 1908. The Minamata factory was one of the most advanced in the world distributing acetylene, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, vinyl chloride and octanol. For the acetaldehyde they used mercury sulfate as a catalyst. A reaction to the catalytic cycle caused a production of mercury...
Since I had done my favourite Historical Ladies. Now it is the guys' turn for my favourite historical gentlemen, ready!
1. Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria
He was a very popular Austrian emperor of his days, and the longest reign like his British counterpart, Queen Victoria. Sadly to say, he had some personal tragic life, from the death of his brother who is the Mexican Emperor Maximilian, the alleged suicide of his only son, Crown Prince Rudolf and the assassination of his beautiful wife, Empress Elisabeth. He died in the midst of the Great War.