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September 28, 1928

On September 28, 1928, scientist Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory. He later named it Steve, but when he found out other scientists had already named their pet bacteria Steve, Stephen, Stephon, Stevie, and Steffan, he … Continue reading

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September 16, 1943

On September 16, 1943, the Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovered the psychedelic effects of LSD. He wasn’t sure at first, but when the fluorescent giraffe explained he was rowing on the wrong side of the bed, he knew he … Continue reading

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September 12, 1940

On September 12, 1940, Marcel Ravidat, an 18-year-old apprentice garage mechanic took his dog, Robot, for a walk in the hills near his home in Montignac. Montignac is in the Dordogne region of southwestern France. While in the hills, Robot, … Continue reading

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August 30, 2019

On August 30, 2019, Ukrainian astronomer Gennady Borisov detected the second interstellar comet. He was able to identify that it was an interstellar object by the bumpersticker on the back. It read, “If you can read this, it means Shub-Niggurath … Continue reading

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February 23, 1886

On February 23, 1886, scientist and inventor Charles Martin Hall, along with his older sister, Julia Brainerd Hall, produced the first samples of man-made aluminum. Aluminum is the most abundant metal found throughout the world, but it wasn’t until that … Continue reading

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