12 Jesuit inventions and discoveries that might surprise you

 

Something to think about as you sit beneath the beach umbrella, sipping a G-and-T.

If not for the Society of Jesus, we would not be enjoying some basics taken for granted in the modern world. Nerdy academic Jesuits and their swashbuckling, globe-trotting missionary brothers have made significant contributions not only in astronomy, seismology, mathematics and technology, but also in theatre, botany, medicine and international cuisine.

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