Apple

In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a marriage proposal.

  This comes from the Greek myth wherein Eris, the goddess of mischief, threw a golden apple in the middle of the wedding banquet, saying that it was for the...
Thermometer

The first thermometer was filled with brandy.

  It is unsure who invented the thermometer but it was once filled with brandy instead of mercury and apparently, was accurate enough.  
Neil Armstrong

Link #159: Neil Armstrong Took Wright Flyer’s Pieces to Moon!

  Link #159: Neil Armstrong Took Wright Flyer’s Pieces to Moon! In our last article, we spoke about the Black Box – the most key component of an airplane when it...
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1839 painting)

Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars!

  Link #151: Bessel Was The First Person To Measure Distance To Stars! Measuring distances has always been a favourite thing of humanity. We do it because we always want to...
Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.

  The white part of your tooth is harder than anything else in your body, even your hardest bone, made up of 96% mineral. In spite of this, though, it...
Toothpaste on a Brush

The Ancient Egyptians invented the toothbrush and toothpaste.

  The Ancient Egyptians used the frayed ends of wooden twigs for toothbrushes - ouch! - and a mixture of burnt eggshells, ashes, powdered ox hooves and mint as toothpaste.  
Black Box

Link #158: A Plane’s Black Box Is Actually Orange!

  Link #158: A Plane's Black Box Is Actually Orange! In our last post, we explained how Jupiter alternatively protects Earth from potential asteroid and comet hits and endangers it. There...
Hollywood Sign

The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles originally read ‘Hollywoodland’.

  It was part of a real estate marketing campaign. Only in 1949 was the sign changed to Hollywood as it is today.  

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