Oversensitivity to sunlight, painful skin redness and blisters when exposed to sunlight, garlic causing agonizing abdominal pain, receding gums giving the appearance of fangs – sounds familiar? It’s not hard to deduce […]
Students of history know that Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. What is not commonly known is that Burr shot Hamilton in the groin.
One gram of DNA can hold about 1×1014 MB of data. That’s the equivalent of 145 trillion CDs. The number of CDs required to hold this amount of information, lined up edge […]
Nikola Tesla once “shook the poop out” of a constipated Mark Twain with an experiment. One famous legend surrounding the eccentric Tesla was that he had an earthquake machine in his Manhattan […]
Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in 1903 to prove Tesla’s AC current was dangerous. source
According to legend, Ethiopian shepherds first realized the profound caffeinating effects of coffee when they noticed their goats started “dancing” after eating coffee berries. source
The average office desk is home to 20,000 germs per square inch. It harbors 400 times more germs than the toilet, which gets cleaned and disinfected regularly. source
The Drake equation is a probabilistic argument used to estimate the number of active, communicative Extraterrestrial life civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy. Designed by Frank Drake, he estimated between 1,000 and […]
The very first email message was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1969 between two computers run by the US Defense Department. The message was supposed to say “LOG”, but the computer crashed […]
Mosquitoes prefer to bite children over adults and blondes over brunettes. No one knows why.
Deprive a person of all sources of niacin, and that person will be insane within a year. source