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December 3, 1736

On December 3, 1736, Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer, physicist, mathematician and inventor of the Celsius thermometer, took measurements that confirmed Newton’s theory that the Earth was an ellipsoid instead of the previously accepted sphere and the previously, previously never … Continue reading

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November 28, 1967

On November 28, 1967, British Cambridge University postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish detected the first radio pulsars. Proving once again that a woman’s hearing is significantly better than most men’s. In fact, it was said that … Continue reading

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November 19, 2017

On November 19, 2017, a 400 meters long and reddish object, that unfortunately was shaped liked a massive coprolite was detected by scientists. Because of its speed, it was determined that this object, subsequently named Oumuamua, did not originate in … Continue reading

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October 29, 1991

On October 29, 1991, the asteroid 951 Gaspra was surprised while taking a shower by the American spacecraft Galileo. The spacecraft asked Gaspra if it has taken the Lord Jesus Christ as its personal savior. It then tried to leave … Continue reading

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September 20, 1995

On September 20, 1995, the US House of Representatives voted to do away with the national speed limit and allow the States to set their own. States like Wyoming, Montana and California were ecstatic, since on many of their highways … Continue reading

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August 12, 1865

On August 12, 1865, British surgeon, Dr. Joseph Lister used a disinfectant for the first time during surgery. Not only did he use carbolic acid to sterilize the patient’s wound, but he also used it to sterilize his surgical equipment, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017, the scientific journal, “Human Reproduction Update” reported that sperm counts in the western World have halved in the last forty years. The researchers stated that they aren’t sure why this has happened, but in Britain, it … Continue reading

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July 11, 2011

On July 11, 2011, the planet Neptune completed its first orbit around the sun since it was discovered by Johann Gottfried Galle on September 23, 1846. It only took Neptune 165 years or 60,182 Earth days to complete a Neptunian … Continue reading

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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using a well in Syene and a stick at Alexandria and some simple geometry. He’d previously noted that on the summer solstice, in a well at Syene, you … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013

On June 13, 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA segments were not patent eligible just because some firm or company or individual had isolated it. Synthetically created DNA segments, on the other hand, were eligible for … Continue reading

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