Percy Julian Creates Progesterone From a Bean

  • Season 2 , Ep 1
  • 07/01/2014
  • Views: 43,844

Percy Julian accidentally discovers a new method of producing steroids after a tank of soybean juice becomes contaminated in his lab. (2:33)

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SO HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO.

THIS GUY WILLIAM O'BRIAN--WHO'SA VICE PRESIDENT OF GLIDDEN,

A PAINT COMPANY--HE'S LIKE, THIS IS ABSURD.

THIS IS CRAZY.THIS GUY IS A GENIUS.

I'M GONNA HIRE THIS GUY TO BETHE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

IN OUR LABORATORY.

SO PERCY AND HIS TEAM WERESTUDYING SOYBEANS IN THE LAB.

THEY'RE GOING,THIS MOLECULE

GOES TO THIS MOLECULE,AND THEN BOOM,

AND THEN WE HAVE THIS MOLECULETHAT'S GOING TO THIS MOLECULE,

AND THEN BOOM.

WE'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME.

SO HE'S WORKINGALL THIS STUFF.

SO ONE TIME,PERCY'S IN HIS LAB.

HE FOUND OUT THERE HAD BEENAN ACCIDENT, AND HE WAS LIKE,

OH, [bleep].OH, [bleep].

SOME WATER GOTINTO THIS 100,000-GALLON TANK

OF SOYBEAN JUICE.

I'M IN [bleep] TROUBLE.

AND HE NOTICES THESE CRYSTALSON THE SIDE OF THE TUB,

AND HE REALIZES,

I JUST MADE STEROIDSFROM A SOYBEAN.

AT THAT TIME, THEY WERE GETTINGSTEROIDS FROM, LIKE, HORSE PISS.

EVERYBODY WAS LIKE,

WHOA, PERCY JUST MADEPROGESTERONE OUT OF A BEAN.

HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO, LIKE,USE A HORSE DICK FOR THAT.

THERE'S ONLYSO MANY HORSE DICKS.

THERE IS, LIKE,A MILLION SOYBEANS,

UH, PER EVERY ONE HORSE DICK,OKAY?

PERCY STARTS MAKINGMILLIONS OF DOLLARS

BECAUSE OF THIS.

HE'S ABLE TO HELPMILLIONS OF PEOPLE,

WITH THINGS FROM ARTHRITIS,GLAUCOMA, BIRTH CONTROL,

AND HE WAS A ROLE MODEL

TO MANY OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICANSAFTER HIM.

HE CREATEDSO MUCH GODDAMN STUFF,

I CAN'T EVEN LISTALL THE STUFF HE CREATED,

BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIMEON THE SHOW,

BUT CAN I JUST, LIKE--

CAN YOU JUST SCROLL A LISTOF ALL THE STUFF HE CREATED?

- YEAH, WE CAN--

- BECAUSE THAT WOULD BETHE MOST EFFICIENT WAY.

- JUST WHILE YOU'RE TALKING?- I CAN'T--I DON'T HAVE--

I CAN'T,

BUT I HOPE YOU'RE SEEINGTHE LIST

OF ALL THE STUFF HE CREATED,BECAUSE IT'S INSANE.

IT'S, LIKE, A LOT OF STUFF.

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT THAT.

LOOK AT THAT.

- [laughs]

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