Motorola provided communications and data transmission equipment for most NASA space missions, including the moon landing; When Armstrong said “One small step…”, it was broadcast home using Motorola equipment.
The tallest doors in the world belong to NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. Each of the four doors is 456 feet high, or, nearly 50 percent taller than the Statue of Liberty from pedestal (ground) base to torch tip.
Bats, mammals of the order Chiroptera, represent around 20 percent of all classified mammal species on Earth.
Despite the name, sweet potatoes aren’t closely related to the common potato, but are closely related to morning glory flowers (and the sweet potato’s flower reflects that close relation).
The white crescent-shaped area at the base of your fingernail is called a “lunula” (from Latin, meaning “little moon”).
The machine that cooks Pringles potato chips was invented by accomplished sci-fi/fantasy writer and mechanical engineer Gene Wolfe.
Award-winning rapper Eminem is also a die-hard retro game fan; he’s one of the highest scoring Donkey Kong players in the world.
The original LP pressing of the Monty Python studio album The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief had no track listings and featured two concentric grooves on the second side of the record so that different comedy material would play depending on where you set the stylus down.
A “tailor’s ham” is a small and tightly stuffed pillow that resembles a ham. The tool is used when pressing curved areas of clothing such as darts, sleeves, cuffs, collars, or waistlines so that the resulting ironed fabric better follows the natural curves of the body.
Ethiopia is the only African country that has never been colonized.
The 5,525 mile border between the United States and Canada has the distinction of being both the longest international border between two countries and the longest non-militarized border.
“Lanthorn” is an archaic spelling of “lantern” because animal horns that had been scraped thin and flattened were used in place of glass in early lanterns.
The correct Latin plural of stadium is stadia, but the English pluralization, stadiums, is the one that took hold.