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Thomas Jefferson wanted the Constitution rewritten every 19 years

Zachary Elkins, above, a professor of political science, is working with Tom Ginsburg, below, an Illinois professor of law, on a project to collect and analyze some 760 constitutions used worldwide since the U.S. Constitution took effect. “Jefferson thought the dead should not rule the living, thus constitutions should expire frequently, but the fact is …

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René Descartes was serving as a mercenary in 1619 when one night, he shut himself in a room to escape the cold. He had 3 visions which he believed to be a new divine philosophy. He likely had an episode of exploding head syndrome. Upon exiting, he had formulated analytical geometry.

René Descartes According to Adrien Baillet, on the night of 10–11 November 1619 (St. Martin’s Day), while stationed in Neuburg an der Donau, Descartes shut himself in a room with an “oven” (probably a cocklestove) to escape the cold. While within, he had three dreams and believed that a divine spirit revealed to him a …

René Descartes was serving as a mercenary in 1619 when one night, he shut himself in a room to escape the cold. He had 3 visions which he believed to be a new divine philosophy. He likely had an episode of exploding head syndrome. Upon exiting, he had formulated analytical geometry. Read More »

As a child, Einstein’s Uncle Jakob introduced him to algebra and called it “a merry science”. He compared algebra to hunting a little animal. You didn’t know the name of the animal, so you called it “x”. When you finally caught the animal you gave it the correct name

Algebra (Mathematics Curriculum) What Is Algebra? Algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses letters and other symbols to represent numbers. Dictionary Definition The Oxford English Dictionary defines algebra as “the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations.” Here is an …

As a child, Einstein’s Uncle Jakob introduced him to algebra and called it “a merry science”. He compared algebra to hunting a little animal. You didn’t know the name of the animal, so you called it “x”. When you finally caught the animal you gave it the correct name Read More »

Volvo opened up the patent for three-point seatbelt cause “it had more value as a free life saving tool than something to profit from”

Why Volvo gave away the patent for their most important invention The man who saved a million lives Automotive Hall of Fame. Bohlin, a former aviation engineer at Saab who worked on ejector seats, knew an effective belt must absorb force across the body yet be so easy to use even a child could buckle …

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California councilman, Lan Diep, was sworn in using his Captain America shield instead of a bible

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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 …

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Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case.

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, 1986 College of Veterinary Medicine, 1907 Graduate School, 1872 For most of the early history of Auburn, boarding houses and barracks made up most of the student housing. Even into the 1970s, boarding houses were still available in the community. It wasn’t until the great depression that Auburn …

Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case. Read More »

700,000 year old stone tools were found in the Philippines despite the fact that known humans didn’t arrive until 600,000 years later. Researches aren’t sure how humans got there or what early hominid could have even made them

700,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Point to Mysterious Human Relative Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans to the islands by roughly 600,000 years—but researchers aren’t sure who made them. The eye-popping artifacts, unveiled on Wednesday in Nature, were abandoned on a river floodplain on the island of Luzon beside the butchered …

700,000 year old stone tools were found in the Philippines despite the fact that known humans didn’t arrive until 600,000 years later. Researches aren’t sure how humans got there or what early hominid could have even made them Read More »

James Cameron DIDN’T quit truck driving to explore his artistic side, He drove trucks to fund it.

James Cameron For other people with the same name, see James Cameron (disambiguation). James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand and the United States. After working in special effects, he found major success since directing and writing the science fiction action film The …

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Meet a species of human that grew no larger than a modern 3-year-old child and lived on a remote island in Indonesia 18,000 years ago. These humans lived alongside Homo sapiens. They manufactured sophisticated stone tools, hunted elephants, and more, all with a brain only 1/3 the size of ours.

Hobbit-Like Human Ancestor Found in Asia Scientists have found skeletons of a hobbit-like species of human that grew no larger than a three-year-old modern child. The tiny humans, who had skulls about the size of grapefruits, lived with pygmy elephants and Komodo dragons on a remote island in Indonesia 18,000 years ago. Australian and Indonesian …

Meet a species of human that grew no larger than a modern 3-year-old child and lived on a remote island in Indonesia 18,000 years ago. These humans lived alongside Homo sapiens. They manufactured sophisticated stone tools, hunted elephants, and more, all with a brain only 1/3 the size of ours. Read More »