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Nikola Tesla

Physicist Nikola Tesla Paid an Overdue Hotel Bill with a Box Containing a Working Model of His Death Beam. He Warned Employees Never to Open It.

Nikola Tesla, a Serbian physicist, engineer, and inventor, was penniless and living in a small New York City hotel room at the end of his brilliant and tortured life. But did you know how he got around to paying his overdue bill? Nikola Tesla, a physicist, once paid an overdue hotel bill with a box …

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Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks Existed Even Before the Snooze Function. Innovators Had to Work with the Standard Gear That Getting the Teeth to Line Up to at Ten Minutes Was Impossible. They Chose to Set it at 9 Minutes and a Few Seconds.

Alarm clocks are designed to alert you at a specific time. The primary function of these clocks is to awaken people from their sleep or naps. They are also sometimes used for reminders. While alarm clocks have been around for quite some time. Snooze buttons are a much newer innovation. But did you ever wonder …

Alarm Clocks Existed Even Before the Snooze Function. Innovators Had to Work with the Standard Gear That Getting the Teeth to Line Up to at Ten Minutes Was Impossible. They Chose to Set it at 9 Minutes and a Few Seconds. Read More »

Jobs and Torvalds

Steve Jobs Offered Linus Torvalds, the Creator of Linux, a Job at Apple Under the Condition He Stopped Developing for Linux. Torvalds Declined the Job Offer.

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Incorporated, offered a job to Linus Torvalds, the man behind projects like Linux and Git. Torvalds never met Microsoft founder Bill Gates, but he met Jobs in 2000 while working for Transmeta Corporation, an American fabless semiconductor company. But did you know Torvalds declined Jobs’ offer?  Linus Torvalds, the …

Steve Jobs Offered Linus Torvalds, the Creator of Linux, a Job at Apple Under the Condition He Stopped Developing for Linux. Torvalds Declined the Job Offer. Read More »

Nike Alphafly

Nike Created the Alphaflys That Were So Advanced That They were Banned from the Tokyo Olympics because They Were Considered Technological Doping.

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells footwear, clothes, equipment, accessories, and services worldwide. It is the world’s largest provider of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with the fiscal year 2020 revenue of more than US$37.4 billion. But did you know that …

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Teflon

Teflon was First Used for Nuclear Bombs. The Anti-Stick Coating was Used to Coat Valves and Pipes in the Separation of Uranium which Corroded Materials. Teflon was Only Used in Cookware After World War II.

Teflon is a brand name for the chemical coating polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). It was invented in the 1930s to make a non-reactive, nonstick surface. It is well recognized for its usage in cookware, but it can also be used to coat other objects, such as wiring or fabrics, to make them waterproof. But did you know …

Teflon was First Used for Nuclear Bombs. The Anti-Stick Coating was Used to Coat Valves and Pipes in the Separation of Uranium which Corroded Materials. Teflon was Only Used in Cookware After World War II. Read More »

Mississippi River

The US Government Spends Billions to Keep the Mississippi River from Changing its Course and Destroying New Orleans.

The Mississippi River is the second-longest river in North America and the headwaters of the second-largest drainage system, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. How Much Does the US Government Spend to Keep the Mississippi River from Changing Course? The United States spent billions to prevent the Mississippi River from changing course and …

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IBM Atoms

In 1989, Scientists at IBM Succeeded in Arranging 35 Individual Xenon Atoms on a Substrate of Chilled Crystal of Nickel to Spell Out the Initials “IBM.” It was the First Time Atoms Had Been Positioned on a Flat Surface.

It has been claimed that man harnessed the power of the atom during the twentieth century. We developed nuclear weapons and used nuclear power to generate electricity. We’ve even broken the atom down into smaller pieces known as subatomic particles. Did you know when was the first time Atoms were precisely positioned on a flat …

In 1989, Scientists at IBM Succeeded in Arranging 35 Individual Xenon Atoms on a Substrate of Chilled Crystal of Nickel to Spell Out the Initials “IBM.” It was the First Time Atoms Had Been Positioned on a Flat Surface. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was Prone to Exploding that the Company Released and Update to Brick Any Unreturned Devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is an Android-based phablet designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It was unveiled on August 2, 2016, and officially released on August 19, 2016, as the successor to the Galaxy Note 5. It is Samsung’s first phone with a USB-C connector and the Galaxy Note series’ last phone …

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John Aaron

John Aaron Saved the Apollo 12 Mission. He was the Engineer in the Control Room of NASA that Prevented the Astronauts of Apollo 12 from Aborting the Mission Seconds After Launching.

Apollo 12 successfully launched onto the Moon on November 14, 1969. But it wasn’t without drama. That day, the weather in Cape Canaveral, Florida, was overcast with light rain and winds. However, at 11:22 AM. EST, the spacecraft carrying astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Alan Bean blasted off into the clouds in what appeared …

John Aaron Saved the Apollo 12 Mission. He was the Engineer in the Control Room of NASA that Prevented the Astronauts of Apollo 12 from Aborting the Mission Seconds After Launching. Read More »

EARL Bowling

Chris Barnes, a Professional Bowler, Once Beat a Robot Optimized to Throw Strikes.

At the International Bowling Campus, a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Equipment Specifications and Certification team member competed against USBC spokesperson and Professional Bowlers Association star Chris Barnes in an epic battle of man versus machine. Did you know how Chris Barnes beat his robot opponent? Chris Barnes, a professional bowler, once defeated a robot …

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