Archive | February, 2011

Today in 1953

28 Feb

James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA. It turns out the secret ingredient was love.

Without that it would just be a single helix.

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Today in 1947

25 Feb

State of Prussia ceases to exist. It finally won enough battles to evolve into MegaPrussia.

And with that, this blog has officially reached its capacity of Pokemon-Geography hybrids.

A brief note about this blog.

24 Feb

They say you’re supposed to learn something new every day. Well frankly, I think that quality should take precedence over quantity. We are so flooded with information all the time that we lose our ability to discern what’s really…okay, what I’m telling you is that I’m not going to post a new fact daily. They will occur when an interesting or peculiar event catches my fancy. So subscribe using the RSS link to my right (also your right) and you will be notified when a glorious burst of knowledge is awaiting your brain.


Happy learning.

Today in 1989

24 Feb

United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section. Everyone in coach secretly feels a little better about themselves.

Just because your seat goes all the way back doesn't mean you have to be a dick.