Bunsen Burner Day celebrates the birthday of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, who was born on March 31, 1811, and who later invented the device that would carry his name.
High school students and fans of Breaking Bad alike will easily identify a Bunsen Burner. According to WiseGeek.com, "The Bunsen Burner itself is a very simple device, consisting of a long, hollow tube. A combination of gas and air help to form the flame that powers the burner, making it very easy to control the amount of flame and heat by adjusting the mixture of the two compounds."
On this monumental day, raise a Petri dish, toast your beaker, and celebrate Bunsen Burner Day!