We often see sprinkler systems drenching a room in the movies with the application of a small amount of smoke or a lighter applied to a single sprinkler head. In reality, most sprinkler systems do not operate this way.
In 1914, the vicious assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand caused the eruption of World War I. Global forces went toe to toe for months on end, and the battlefield was full of casualties from all sides…
Is water a good electrical conductor? Most of us would say yes, but the answer is not so straightforward. Standing in it while in contact with electricity is not a good idea, but the truth is that this is not due to the water, but more so what is in it.
Thomas Harvey, the pathologist on call at the time of Albert Einstein’s death, stole Einstein’s brain, later promising to share it with the scientific community for the sole purpose of scientific study. Harvey stole the brain despite Einstein’s wishes to be cremated and was fired from Princeton Hospital for refusing to return it.