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Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization.

Marie Curie This article is about the Polish-French physicist. For other uses, see Marie Curie (disambiguation). In this Slavic name, The family name “Skłodowska” is sometimes transliterated as “Sklodowska”. Marie Skłodowska Curie (/ˈkjʊəri/; French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [kʲiˈri]; born Maria Salomea Skłodowska;[a] 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and …

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization. Read More »

Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the oldest man in the D-Day invasion at 56. Initially denied to attend D-Day, Ted petitioned as he personally knew the men of these units and believed his presence would steady them. Despite arthritis and a heart condition, he stormed the beach with a cane and survived.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt III (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944), known as Theodore Roosevelt Jr.,[Note 1] was an American government, business, and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Roosevelt is known for his World War II service, including the directing of …

Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the oldest man in the D-Day invasion at 56. Initially denied to attend D-Day, Ted petitioned as he personally knew the men of these units and believed his presence would steady them. Despite arthritis and a heart condition, he stormed the beach with a cane and survived. Read More »

Check out Karen Silkwood, a nuclear plant worker and whistleblower. On November 13, 1974, she set out to meet a reporter to go public with evidence of extensive safety violations. She was later found dead; her car appeared to have been run off the road and the documents she had with her were missing.

The Mysterious Death of Karen Silkwood What happened to the plutonium-plant worker turned union activist? On Nov. 13, 1974, union activist and plutonium-plant worker Karen Silkwood was found dead in what police ruled a single-car accident. But the circumstances surrounding her death have kept people guessing to this day. Silkwood was born Feb. 19, 1946, …

Check out Karen Silkwood, a nuclear plant worker and whistleblower. On November 13, 1974, she set out to meet a reporter to go public with evidence of extensive safety violations. She was later found dead; her car appeared to have been run off the road and the documents she had with her were missing. Read More »

In 1988, a man with OCD and extreme germophobia tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. However, he survived, and the bullet completely eliminated his mental disorder without causing any other damage to his brain.

Brain Wound Eliminates Man’s Mental Illness A mentally ill young man who shot himself in the head in a suicide attempt suffered a brain injury that apparently eliminated his phobia of germs and his obsession with washing his hands, doctors say. The .22-caliber slug destroyed the section of the brain responsible for his disabling obsessive-compulsive …

In 1988, a man with OCD and extreme germophobia tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. However, he survived, and the bullet completely eliminated his mental disorder without causing any other damage to his brain. Read More »

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts.

The Maker Of The Trollface Meme Is Counting His Money You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez. Back in 2008, Ramirez should have been working on a college paper, but as was the case on most nights, …

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts. Read More »

Native Americans created a universal sign language that allowed 2/3 of all Indigenous tribes to communicate across most of North America, hundreds of years before Europeans invented a sign language of their own.

Plains Indian Sign Language Linguists work hard to try to save many languages from extinction, and one that has come close to that point is Plains Indian Sign Language or PISL. This was once one of the most widespread languages in the Americas, and its history predates most European variations of sign language. Today, less …

Native Americans created a universal sign language that allowed 2/3 of all Indigenous tribes to communicate across most of North America, hundreds of years before Europeans invented a sign language of their own. Read More »

The G-Spot was going to be called the “Whipple Tickle” after its discoverer, Dr Beverley Whipple, but Whipple wanted it named after Dr Ernst Grafenberg, who was the first to suggest the presence of some kind of sensitive area, instead

The G-spot – the mysterious female erogenous zone – may not actually exist, says new research. But for many women and their partners, the quest to find the so-called G-spot has ended in frustration. The term itself is much more recent – having been popularised by academic Beverly Whipple, along with John Perry in 1982, …

The G-Spot was going to be called the “Whipple Tickle” after its discoverer, Dr Beverley Whipple, but Whipple wanted it named after Dr Ernst Grafenberg, who was the first to suggest the presence of some kind of sensitive area, instead Read More »

In 1994, the Surgeon General of the U.S. was fired for saying masturbation is “part of human sexuality, and perhaps should be taught.”

Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on …

In 1994, the Surgeon General of the U.S. was fired for saying masturbation is “part of human sexuality, and perhaps should be taught.” Read More »

In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor.

She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected as mayor and one of the first women elected to any political office in the United States.[1] Lewis and Susanna Salter had a total of nine children, one of whom was born during her tenure as mayor and died in infancy. Susanna Salter …

In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor. Read More »

In 2001 Kenny Waters, a Massachusetts man who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years for murder, was finally freed after his high-school drop-out sister went to law school to prove his innocence. However, 6 months after his release, he died in a freak accident.

Just a few years later, he was charged and convicted of murder, and served 18 years in prison before DNA testing proved his innocence. Waters was questioned by police and provided a strong alibi that he had worked until 8:30 a.m. on the day Brow was killed and a coworker had driven him home. In …

In 2001 Kenny Waters, a Massachusetts man who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years for murder, was finally freed after his high-school drop-out sister went to law school to prove his innocence. However, 6 months after his release, he died in a freak accident. Read More »