In Interstellar the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientifical insight to publish three scientific papers.
2000-year-old graffiti was discovered in the ancient city of Pompeii, such as “On April 19th, I made bread.” and “If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girlfriend.”
In 2013, a Pizza Hut GM stood up and refused to force his employees to work Thanksgiving, believing they should get to spend time with family instead.
A 2012 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them wished they could skip Christmas due to financial pressures.
According to scientific predictions, the Milky Way will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy within 4 billion years, creating a hybrid galaxy dubbed “Milkomeda”.
The word “dashboard” originated as a barrier of wood or leather fixed at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect the driver from mud or other debris “dashed up” (thrown up) by the horses’ hooves.
28 fossils of the largest extinct species of snake were discovered in a coal mine of Columbia. The “Titanoboa” lived about 65 million years ago. The species clocked out at about 48 feet long and weighed roughly 2,500 lb.
In 1959, a Norwegian insulation company took on the challenge from a radio station of driving a truck carrying three tons of ice from the arctic circle to the equator. The ice only lost 11% of its mass during the 27 day long journey.
Spiders can fly for miles and have been found 2.5 miles above earth surface.
There was a German architect who devoted his whole life to promote his grand scheme of damming and draining the Mediterranean to create vast amounts of land and to unite Europe and Africa into one super continent.