This "Fun Facts" section of our site features Fun Facts and Information on products and inventions and interesting invention history of the items that we use every day.
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- History Of The Bikini - World's Skimpiest Invention
- The Slightly Gross History of Lipstick
- Top 50 Best Quotes About Success
- X-Ray Glasses Become Reality
- History of X Ray Glasses
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You see them hanging around, here and there. They’re everywhere, part of the landscape, it seems but you never really pay close attention to them until you blow through a red one. Here's some interesting facts about traffic lights...
If someone were to ask you to name the world's oldest computer, you'd probably mention The Babbage Engine, Konrad Zuse's Z3 or The UK's Colossus. If you were asked when humanity built the first computing device, your estimates wouldn't go higher than a few hundred years or so.
What if I told you that there exists a computer system that was operational almost two thousand years ago?
Read this, if you want to die laughing...
Celebrating its 20th anniversary of Ig Nobel Awards on September 30 at Harvard University, Improbable Research granted 10 Ig Awards to some of the most hilarious scientific studies you will ever hear about. They are laughable, but then they make you think, which is the main objective of the Ig Nobels. So, laugh and then think as you read about these winning discoveries.
Time Magazine just published its list of the 50 Worst Inventions. Some of these inventions are really old, like the crinoline and tanning beds. Others aren't even around any more, like the Ford Pinto and the Pontiac Aztek. And many, like Agent Orange, plastic shopping bags, and DDT, historically really called for a more timely worst inventions list. But some of Time's 50 Worst Inventions are worth a look just for being so darned ... wacky!