NASA is currently working on a warp drive that could get us to Alpha Centauri in 2 weeks.
Scientists are working on a “GPS” that works in space. It uses x-ray’s emitted by pulsars to get a position anywhere, accurate to 5km. Its called XNAV.
Four undocumented students from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona, beat MIT to win the national underwater robot championship in 2005.
The Y2K bug (Year 2000 problem) caused incorrect Down syndrome test results being sent to pregnant mothers, resulting in two abortions.
Despite making up only 1% of the American population, people of Hindu Indian origin account for 40% of Silicon Valley startups and make up 5% of Scientists, Engineers and Software Specialists.
The Beatles literally stopped touring because their music could not be amplified loud enough to compete with screaming crowd noise, even with custom, purpose-built amplifiers.
Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
“Percussive maintenance” is the technical term for hitting something until it works.
In 2011 a 75-year old woman stole some fiber optic cable, cutting 2 entire countries off the internet.