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March 23, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 two Utah scientists, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, reported that they had produced fusion at room temperature, which is the Holy Grail of energy production. Nuclear fusion normally happens inside the cores of … Continue reading

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March 8, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1775 Joseph Priestley discovered that mice needed oxygen to live. When asked why he used mice for his experimentation, Priestly said that they were easy to capture, could be stored in small cages, and … Continue reading

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March 7, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, while examining photographs taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, it was discovered just like Saturn, Jupiter had a ring around it. When scientists were asked what this meant, they replied that this had … Continue reading

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February 19, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 in the Netherlands Dutch scientists grew meat from bovine stem cells. A team of researchers at Maastricht University led by Professor Mark Post successfully grew muscle tissue from the stem cells. The scientists … Continue reading

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August 21, 1560

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1560, 14 year old Tycho Brahe of Denmark received his first telescope and became interested in astronomy. Tycho Brahe was known during his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist and for his exact, accurate … Continue reading

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August 3, 2011

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 2011, Ugandan and French paleontologists announced the discovery of a 20 million year old ape skull in northeastern Uganda. The skull belonged to a male Ugandapithecus Major, a remote cousin of today’s great apes. … Continue reading

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July 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice with a cloning technique. The mice’s (meece’s) fur soon changed color from lab-rat white to almost banana yellow. To … Continue reading

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March 8, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1618, Johann Kepler discovered his third Law of Planetary Motion, which state that the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis … Continue reading

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December 11, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 – The ‘Mars Climate Orbiter’ blasted off on a nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the probe disappeared in September of 1999, and was apparently destroyed because the scientists in charge of … Continue reading

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November 27, 1701

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1701, Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden. He turned out to be an inquisitive young man interested in scientific pursuits and built the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1740, the oldest observatory in Sweden. … Continue reading

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