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“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
Good one!! Last one..............
Reindeer's eyes change color through the seasons
"Snow is positively charged and gives up electrons, while silicone is negatively charged and accepts the electrons," IFL Science explains. "So, as the snow lands on the silicone, a charge is produced and then captured." Think of it like the spark of energy you create when you rub a balloon against your hair.
Voila - Energy from snowfall!
Tea Came About By Chance! Tea was discovered completely by accident. It’s thought that leaves of tea once blew into boiling water back in ancient China. Since then, however, we’ve gotten better at brewing tasty blends on purpose!
United States Supreme Court building has a basketball court on the top floor
Good one ... "highest" court in the land.
Volcanoes on the moon - There were active volcanoes on the moon when dinosaurs were alive. Most of the volcanoes probably stopped one billion years ago, but new NASA findings suggest there might still have been active lava flow 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs were still roaming the Earth.