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Fun Fact Friday: Leonardo da Vinci

Fun Fact Friday: Leonardo da Vinci

Everyone knows that da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, but did you know he invented scissors? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo was the first person to come up with the correct explanation for why the sky is blue. He drafted plans for an underwater breathing apparatus and

Fun Fact Friday: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she

Fun Fact Friday: Edison’s greatest invention is retiring this year!

Did you know that Thomas Edison’s greatest invention (phonograph aside), the incandescent light bulb, is being retired this year? It’s true! As of 2014, the standard light bulbs that we all grew up with are going away for good. This is due to the fact that they aren’t energy efficient. 75% of the energy a