February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Great Matters of Grey Matter-9


  • [President] James Garfield once published a proof of the pythagorean theorem.
  • Albert Einstein’s second wife was also his first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally.
  • Lighters were invented before matches.
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a page for preparing for the “Zombie Apocalypse” on their official website, cdc.gov.
  • The world’s first webcam monitored the coffee pot outside the Trojan Room at Cambridge University. This way, you wouldn’t have to walk all the way to the pot to find it empty. The webcam ran from 1991 until August 22, 2001.
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