• The world's first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago.Upload to Facebook
    The world's first paper money was created in China 1,400 years ago.
  • It is estimated that there are a million virus particles per milliliter of seawater.
  • Parachute was invented a century earlier than the Aeroplane.Upload to Facebook
    Parachute was invented a century earlier than the Aeroplane.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
  • The same man invented heroin and aspirin in the same year: Felix Hoffman, 1897.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • New Element 115 has been included in the Periodic Table from August, 2013. Scientists have created this very heavy atom with a very short life span.
    Element 115, officially labeled ununpentium as dictated by international chemistry naming rules, is neither a natural nor practical thing.
    For now, it's stuck with its clunky ununpentium moniker, the two un's coming from the Latin unum, for the number one, and the pent coming from the Greek word for five.
  • Mycologist Philip Ross uses mushrooms as a building material. Beneath the surface of the ground, fungi form a wide network of thin, rootlike fibers called mycelium. That part of the fungus isn't particularly tasty, but Ross discovered that when dried, it can be used to form a super-strong, water-, mold- and fire-resistant building material. The dried mycelium can be grown and formed into just about any shape, and it has a remarkable consistency that makes it stronger, pound for pound, than concrete.
  • The dishwasher was invented by Josephine Cochrane - a socialite who was tired of servants breaking her expensive dishes.
  • Ralph Teetor, the inventor of Cruise Control was blind. He invented it in 1945 because his lawyer while driving the car would slow up and speed up. The motion annoyed him so much that he created a speed control device.
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