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Fleming re-married in 2011 and has an impressive rock to show off to the world (and ex-husband).
That said, there is absolutely NO WAY Fleming wears gloves during the anthem.
The joke in “I Can Say Many Nice Things” is on Fleming but Marcus is too skilled to let his protagonist off with an awkward laugh.
In 2008, Connery revealed in an interview that Fleming had called him an “over-developed stuntman.”The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Tonight Show’ Turns 51, Cartoon Network Turns 21 & More (VIDEO)|Chancellor Agard|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fleming himself wrote that “the target of my books [lies] somewhere between the solar plexus and the upper thigh”.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The old Fleming found, no doubt, both pleasure and profit in lending himself to the capricious pleasures of his royal client.Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac
His heart was in his mouth as he saw how recklessly Fleming was speeding.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
It struck a chill to my heart that Fleming Stone seemed to avoid the use of a masculine pronoun.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
But before he could go a step, Mrs. Fleming clasped her girl in her arms and led the way.The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|Ralph Bonehill
They go back together, and find you there, and Fleming dead.The Window at the White Cat|Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Many famous scientific discoveries come about by accident, and such was the case with penicillin. The first and still best-known antibiotic, penicillin is a natural substance excreted by a type of mold of the genus Penicillium. It so happened that a Scottish bacteriologist, Alexander Fleming, was doing research on staphylococcal bacteria in the late 1920s and noticed that one culture had become contaminated with some mold. What was curious was that there was a circular area around the mold that was free of bacterial growth. After some investigation, Fleming discerned that the mold was excreting a substance deadly to the bacteria, and he named it penicillin in the mold's honor. Fleming had already discovered another natural antibacterial substance a few years earlier in 1921-lysozyme, an enzyme contained in tears and saliva. But the discovery of penicillin was of far greater importance, although its impact was not fully felt right away because Fleming lacked the equipment necessary to isolate the active compound and to synthesize it in quantities that could be used medicinally. This happened a dozen years later during World War II and stimulated the development of new drugs that could fight infections transmitted on the battlefield. Two other scientists, Ernst Chain and Howard Florey, were responsible for this further work, and together with Fleming the three shared the 1945 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.