On January 25, 1979, Robert Williams became the first person to be killed by a robot. He was struck in the head and killed by the arm of a 1-ton production-line robot […]
One gigabyte of memory cost $300,000 in 1981. Today, that amount of memory is available at no cost to users through many cloud services.
There’s something fishy going on in the Gulf of California. The fish know about it, but they aren’t talking. You could literally say that something has their tongues. Cymothoa exigua is a […]
When skydiver Joan Murray’s main parachute and backup parachute failed, she struck the ground at 130 kilometers per hour, landing on a mound of fire ants. Doctors believe that the shock of […]
Mourners at the funeral of William the Conqueror intended to send the great king off with a bang. They got more than they asked for. William the Conqueror died in 1087 from […]
According to a study conducted by Yale University, the twenty most-recognizable smells are: 1. Coffee 2. Peanut butter 3. Vicks VapoRub 4. Chocolate 5. Wintergreen oil 6. Baby powder 7. Cigarette […]
The most powerful laser in the world, the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA, generates a pulse of energy equal to 100,000,000,000,000 watts of power for .000000001 second to […]
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year. source
John Von Neumann (December 28, 1903 – February 8, 1957) was a pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, and polymath. He made major contributions to mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, […]
MIT students derive great pleasure from tormenting their rivals at Harvard. Our favorite prank of theirs occurred during the 1982 Harvard-Yale football game when a weather balloon emblazoned with the letters “MIT” […]
Canadian researchers have found that Albert Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. source
The human brain generates enough electrical power, even while sleeping, to power a 10-watt light bulb. When cartoons depict a person with an idea as having a light bulb floating over the […]
New Zealand law permits each high school to possess up to one pound of uranium and one pound of thorium for conducting nuclear experiments. Don’t worry…. The law provides for a fine […]