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Issac Newton's Apple Tree
Growing in a courtyard garden in the Physics Department here in the University of York UK we have a grafted cutting from an ancient apple tree which still survives in Newton's garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, his birthplace in Lincolnshire. This is the tree from which it is reputed that Newton saw an apple fall in the late summer of 1666 and which caused him to speculate upon the nature of gravitation. Our tree was given to us by Kew Gardens in 1976.
Jupiter & Saturn have diamonds rains
A Kentuckian named Nathan B. Stubblefield of Murray invented the radio in 1892. It was three years before Marconi made his claim to the invention.
LEGO has a temperature-controlled underground vault in Denmark (It is filled with practically every set the company has ever made. There is an estimated 7,500 different official LEGO sets in the secret vault that very few have seen and that the public does not have access to)
This video shows something that very few people have had the opportunity to witness: the inside of the Lego factory, with no barriers or secrets. I filmed ev...
“My Dog Ate My Homework” – John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men, one of John Steinbeck’s classic novels, almost didn’t make it to the publisher at all. Why? His dog ate the first draft! “The poor fellow may have been acting critically,” Steinbeck mused.
Neil Armstrong’s astronaut application arrived a week past the deadline (Everyone needs a friend like Dick. Dick Day was a flight simulator expert working at NASA when he noticed that his friend's application arrived a week after the June 1, 1962 submission deadline. He quietly slipped the application in with the rest of the applicants and helped get his friend, Neil Armstrong, into NASA and eventually make history as the first man to walk on the moon)
Oreos: Cherry Cola Oreos are one of the many types for sale in the United States, as well as Mint, Apple Pie, Banana Split and Strawberry Shortcake, to name a few; .green tea ice cream-flavoured crème are incredibly popular in China.
Pregnancy tests date back to 1350 BCE
One of the earliest written records of a urine-based pregnancy test can be found in an ancient Egyptian document. The "Berlin papyrus" is among the very first tests that documents a pregnancy test. A papyrus described a test in which a woman who might be pregnant could urinate on wheat and barley seeds over the course of several days: “If the barley grows, it means a male child. If the wheat grows, it means a female child. If both do not grow, she will not bear at all.” Testing of this theory in 1963 found that 70 percent of the time, the urine of pregnant women did promote growth, while the urine of non-pregnant women and men did not. Scholars have identified this as perhaps the first test to detect a unique substance in the urine of pregnant women, and have speculated that elevated levels of estrogens in pregnant women’s urine may have been the key to its success.
Calling it a night............................
Q does not appear in any of Ian Fleming's novels! Only in the films