Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
I'm disturbingly interested in medical oddities (I know I'm not the only one out there, flossers), and the fact that these belong to people we know make them even more interesting.
(3) Louis Pasteur
Pasteur was microbiology's one-man wrecking crew.
Hunting for a job is rarely fun, but it can be especially miserable during an economic crisis.
(4) Ludwig van Beethoven
We'll yield the floor to the Encyclopedia Britannica on this one: "Widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven dominates a period
They're a lot like Robocop "“ except instead of patrolling the mean streets of Detroit in a fictional future, they could be patrolling the mean waters of the Thames.
(1) Sir Isaac Newton
It may be a myth that Newton discovered the law of gravity when an apple bonked him on the noggin, but it's tough to argue with the guy's genius credentials.
"¢ The Washington Post had this to say about the toothpick, which I really think says it all: "A satirist once described a fictitious journal, titled 'History's Splendid Splinter,&
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The fossil of a 147 million-year-old pliosaur named Predator X has been found in Norway. He was as big as a T. Rex and even more fearsome.
Plato's record is another one that needs very little introduction. Student of Socrates. Mentor of Aristotle. Allegorist of caves. Writer of dialogues. Father of Platonic realism.
Today is World Tuberculosis Day, designed to raise public awareness of the disease, which still claims the lives of about 1.6 million people each year.
(3) Blaise Pascal
If it's possible to be considered a genius and still be underrated, Pascal pulls off the trick.
(4) Mark Twain
Scores of writers have spent their whole lives trying to pen The Great American Novel. Twain may have done it several times.