Thursday, April 21, 2011

Did You Know That...

- Shatterproof safety glass doesn't shatter when dropped because it has a thin film of plastic that keeps the glass in one piece. In the early 1900s, a French chemist named Edouard Benedictus invented it accidentally when he knocked over a glass of dried liquid plastic that he was working on.

- Kew Gardens in London, England, is home to examples of 98% of the world's plants. It boasts 33,400 classes of living plants and a herbarium of dried plants with 7 million species.

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