Michael Faraday

Lived 1791 – 1867. Michael Faraday, who came from a very poor family, became one of the greatest scientists in history. His achievement was remarkable in a time when science was the preserve of people born into privileged families. The unit of electrical capacitance is named the farad in his honor, with the symbol F. […]

Very Rare & Fascinating Images Of The Greatest Scientist Ever – Nikola Tesla

Tesla’s most important scientific contribution (although hardly ever noted) is his support for non-material science, something that’s still ridiculed to this day. He has been famously quoted as saying, in fact, that “the day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of […]

7 Awesome Quotes About Life

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine […]

59 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

1. Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down. 2. There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne (pictured at home in 2010) sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976. 3. According to Amazon, the most highlighted Kindle books are the Bible, the Steve […]

Quotes About Science

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.” ― Albert Einstein 2. “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” ― Carl Sagan, […]

The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa may be the loudest noise the Earth has ever made.

The Krakatoa explosion registered 172 decibels at 100 miles from the source. This is so astonishingly loud, that it’s inching up against the limits of what we mean by “sound.” By 1883, weather stations in scores of cities across the world were using barometers to track changes in atmospheric pressure. Six hours and 47 minutes […]

Mind Blowing Movies To Watch in 2017

Though 2016 was an epic year for movies, it almost feels like a warm-up compared to the long list of blockbuster films on the release calendar for 2017. It’s never too early to get excited about taking a trip to the theater, so we’ve lined up the biggest upcoming releases—and whether you’re into action, comedy, […]

Facts from 100 years ago

Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores. Sugar was 9 cents per kg. Coffee was 33 cents per kg. Eggs were 30 cents for a dozen. One out of every 5 adults could not read or write. Only 6% of Americans graduated from high school. The population of Las Vegas was only 30. […]

Easter Eggs Facts

1. The Name The origins of the iconic Easter rabbit come from different traditions and religions. One theory revolves around the goddess Eostre who stumbled upon a dying bird in the snow which she turned into a hare so that it could be warm, fluffy and safe. The hare laid eggs which it decorated and […]