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Fun Fact Friday: Boeing Patents Force Field

Fun Fact Friday: Boeing Patents Force Field

Did you know that Boeing was recently granted a patent for an invention very similar to the force field technology best known from science fiction franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek? It’s true! The description on the patent, which was originally filed in 2012, describes it as the following: “A method and system for

Fun Fact Friday: Digital Camouflage

Did you know that some military uniforms feature camouflage that looks like a pixellated computer image? It’s true! While the photo to the side might look like a mountainous landscape from an 8-bit Nintendo game, it’s actually a printed pattern that serves as a very effective woodland camouflage. According to Wikipedia, “Digital camouflage is a

Fun Fact Friday: Alaska

Did you know that the US government purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, for $7.2 million? It’s true! Alaska is the largest state in the US, with the longest coastline. Alaska’s coastline is longer than every other state in the US combined! According to Wikipedia, it is technically both the westernmost and easternmost state in

Fun Fact Friday: Bubble Wrap

Would you believe that bubble wrap, everyone’s favorite popping packing material, was originally marketed as wallpaper? It’s true! While bubble wrapping is now equally famous both for being fun to pop, and for having excellent cushioning qualities, its inventors had something very different in mind. According to Wikipedia:  “Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by

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