Nellie Bly was an investigative journalist who made headlines in the 1880s when she got herself committed to an insane asylum on purpose so she could do a report on the conditions on the inside from the point of view of a patient.
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.