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Link #164: An Electric Sleeve to Solve All Heart Problems

  Link #164: An Electric Sleeve to Solve All Heart Problems Electricity has changed the human civilisation as we know it. Since mankind learned to harness electricity, countless technological developments have taken place, which depend on this source of energy. These developments and inventions have been critical for the human race as well as mundane. …

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Link #163: Electric Toothbrush Was First Marketed In 1939

  Link #163: Electric Toothbrush Was First Marketed In 1939 In our last post, we described how the stories of George Washington having wooden dentures were complete and utter myth. Instead, we explained how scientists have used laser scans to prove that Washington’s dentures were actually made up of animal teeth, lead, and gold. The …

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Link #162: Washington’s Dentures Had Real Horse Teeth!

  Link #162: Washington’s Dentures Had Real Horse Teeth! In our last article, we spoke about the myth that the moon had a sister that orbited around the Earth on a horseshoe shaped path. The myth of 3753 Cruithne, however, was debunked soundly by modern astronomers. Another myth that comes to mind because of the …

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Link #160: Ancient Fiji Widows Were Strangled By Their Brothers!

  Link #160: Ancient Fiji Widows Were Strangled By Their Brothers! Throughout human history, when brothers come together, great things have happened. The Wright Brothers invented the Flyer whose piece were taken to the Moon by Neil Armstrong as explained in our last post. Other examples of brotherly greatness include the Lumiere Brothers who invented …

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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 comes to finding out why it crashed. The Black Box was invented in the 1960s which makes it one of the more recent devices to be inducted into the airplane systems. The airplane itself, …

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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 know how far we are from our destination. In fact, this desire for knowledge of distance is why the ancient Romans invented odometer, as we described in our last article. Once we had ways of measuring …

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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 have been instances where comets and asteroids have crashed into Jupiter even though they were heading towards Earth. While everyone knows when a crash like this happens on Jupiter (patches visible from Earth), …

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Link #157: Jupiter Is Earth’s Protector and Nemesis Both

  So, you’ve studied about the Solar System. Now, you probably see the Earth’s neighbourhood as a stretch of space with hunks of rock and gases floating around. However, the Solar System is much more complex than that. There are close relationships between objects in our Solar System even though they’re millions of kilometres apart. …

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Link #152: German Shepherds Are the 3rd Most Intelligent Dog in the World

  The 19th century was an era of innovation. Fuelled by the industrial revolution, there were many great things discovered, devices invented, and systems defined. In our last post, we talked about Friedrich Bessel as the man who first measured how far stars are from Earth. The fact that Bessel was a German isn’t all …

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Link #148: You Can Stop Your Gag Reflex By Making A Fist!

  The best tool that the humans ever used was their own hands. In our last post, we described how even advanced technology couldn’t beat the agility and dexterity of the human hand. Our article was about three astronauts who snagged an orbiting satellite with their hands after they couldn’t do it with the equipment …

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Link #147: Astronauts Took Control Of A Wayward Satellite By Using Their Hands!

  Space is, indeed, the final frontier for humanity. The most astonishing feats, discoveries, and inventions in the future will occur in space. In our last post, we described the almost successful Soviet effort to put a real Death Star type space station in orbit around Earth. Humans have tried many such things before and …

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