Avogadro’s Number and I go ‘way back. When I first started writing in what might be considered a blog precursor, a fanzine, I called my ‘zine “Avogadro’s Number”.
Named after Amedeo Avogadro, the original Avogadro’s Number has to do with how many atoms or molecules of a substance is in any given mass or volume. This number of atoms/molecules is called a “mole”. Why am I boring you with all this? Because the origin of this blog’s name is in the little cartoon mole I would draw on my high school chemistry papers, named, not surprisingly, Avogadro. My teacher was amused, but not any more inclined to give me an A than she had been before I started drawing my little friend.