3 years ago
TIL that empty space expands faster than the speed of light.
TIL: Caskets always have four sides meeting at right angles; coffins have more sides (usually six) and taper to fit the body.
TIL microneedle patches are being developed to replace hypodermic needles.
TIL in 1999 Professor Bill Ditto made a simple calculator using the neurons taken out of leeches; word's first biological computer. It was aptly named the "leech-ulator".
TIL that every Christmas season, an estimated 3.6 million Japanese families treat themselves to Kentucky Fried Chicken, in what has become a nationwide tradition.
TIL: Scientists wired two rats’ brains together and the result was mutual problem solving: “We created a new central nervous system made of two brains.”