Saturday, February 4, 2012

Did You Know That...

Gray's Anatomy isn't just the name of a popular American television show. It's also a reference book titled Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, circa 1858, written by British anatomist Henry Gray and considered the standard work on human anatomy.

Like so many inventions, bubble wrap came about by accident. Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying to make plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. What they got instead is what is known today as the packing material called bubble wrap.

Everyone wants to get lots of Omega3 in their diets and most people know that this essential fatty acid is available in some fish. But it is also found in an odd little shrub called sea buckthorn which produces small orange berries rich in Omega3.

The robot, Juno, will arrive a the planet Jupiter in the year 2016. During its five-year voyage from Earth, Juno is powered by the sun through the use of three large solar panels.

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