Nikola Tesla invented many brilliant devices such as electric oscillators and the Tesla coil. He was also quite gifted at inventing ways to get out of debt. One of those methods led […]
When naturalist George-Louis Leclerc Buffon espoused his “theory of degeneracy,” he raised a few eyebrows and hurt the feelings of more than a few. His theory was that all species — including […]
Although the number of galaxies is so vast that they cannot be accurately counted, they have one thing in common. All disk galaxies, no matter their size or mass, rotate once every […]
Just outside Elberton, Georgia, about 90 miles east of Atlanta, is a monument that some say holds the keys to rebuilding human society after the Apocalypse. Those responsible for its creation are […]
Albert Einstein married to Mileva Marić in 1903. The marriage ended in divorce 16 years later. Under the terms of the divorce agreement, Einstein agreed to give the money from his Nobel […]
“Two Things Are Infinite: the Universe and Human Stupidity.” — Albert Einstein Read more funny quotes. Read more fun facts about Albert Einstein. Read more fun facts about measurements.
“Men marry women with the hope they will never change; women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” — Albert Einstein Read more great quotes. Read […]
There is no shortage of leaders who have wondered if they might break under the pressure of their responsibilities. King Charles VI of France (1368-1422) wasn’t being rhetorical when expressing this concern, […]
The closing years of the 19th century saw the introduction of two over-the-counter wonder drugs. These products, both manufactured by Bayer, boasted unprecedented results in treating pain and other ailments. They were […]
Rjukan, Norway has a lot to offer. Rich history, beautiful surroundings, and friendly inhabitants are just a few of the many fine qualities of this industrialized town. One thing it does not […]
Any article that attempts to list the accomplishments of Chuck Yeager is destined to be very long or incomplete. The man who became the first person to break the sound barrier would […]
It is impossible to accurately describe the precise size of the internet. For one thing, much of it is inaccessible to the public. For another, it grows at an impressively-fast speed (approximately […]
Some scientific discoveries are pretty slick. Others are really slick. When it comes to the accidental discovery of BAM, it goes beyond slickness; it is downright slippery.
The stories about George Washington are so multitudinous that it is difficult to separate fact from fiction. Did he have wooden teeth? Did he throw a silver dollar across the Potomac? Did […]
“Stopped.” That was the last word spoken by Joseph Henry Green (1791-1863). The English surgeon spoke that word upon checking his own pulse. ****** Read the last words and epitaphs of the […]