As the bomber’s sole bomb descended upon the city below, a feeling of unbelief and dread filled the hearts of the plane’s crew. Part of their apprehension was due to the unexpected […]
Who hasn’t experienced the anxiety of Buyer’s Regret? An item can seem so inviting, practical, and joy-giving when you see it on the shelf or advertised on the television, but when you […]
Some inventors regretted their creations so much that they actively worked to compensate for their misguided genius. Alfred Nobel was haunted by the realization of what his creation of dynamite would mean […]
The chainsaw is an essential tool for those who work with wood, but it is for the roughest of cuts. You would never want to use a chainsaw for anything that requires […]
Proofreading your work is important at every stage of life, but never more than when you submit something that will be subject to public scrutiny. This lesson was learned the hard way […]
Those who use the metric system are accustomed to measuring temperature with the Celsius scale. Departing from the Fahrenheit system, with its arbitrary assignment of 32 degrees as the freezing point and […]
While the British military may lead the world in terms of equipping its tanks with tea brewing capabilities, its computer technology is lagging a couple of decades behind the rest of the […]
Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Read more fun facts about Thomas Edison. Read more great quotes. Read more stories of success.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the United States’ goal of landing a man on the moon and bringing him safely home before the decade’s end. Three years later, […]
An unknown author of the late medieval created a mystery that has eluded the world’s best minds for half a millennium. Now, after 500 years of stumping cryptologists, one of the most […]