Holy Crap Accomplishment: Compulsory Education in the U.S.
Compulsory education laws require children to attend a public or state-accredited private school for a certain period of time.
November 20, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Nautilus Travels under North Pole
USS Nautilus—world’s first nuclear submarine—is commissioned
The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U...
November 13, 2020
(HGP) was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the base pairs that make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human geno...
November 6, 2020
The ice block expedition of 1959 was a publicity stunt carried out by the Norwegian insulation material producer Glassvatt. Responding to a challenge from the radio station Radio Luxembourg...
October 30, 2020
Steep, icy mountains and deep fjords make western Norway famously scenic, but they also make life difficult for motorists. With seven ferries along the way, the almost 700-mile trip between th...
October 23, 2020
Before the transcontinental railroad was completed, travel overland by stagecoach cost $1,000, took five or six months, and involved crossing rugged mountains and arid desert. The alternatives...
October 16, 2020
Satellite services fundamentally shape telecommunication, navigation, and remote sensing services that are vital to the global economy. The current system is on the risk of collapse due...
October 9, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: War Rationing
WWI: Rationing began in England. Government reluctant. Started with cereals, hesitated with imports of meat, sugar & grains. 1916: illegal to consume more ...
October 2, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Depression Era Scarcity
WWI Farmers worked hard to increase productivity
1920s: Farmers struggled with low prices
Newspapers printed names of those on government assistance
September 25, 2020
Holy Crap Accomplishment: Swedish Recycling
Sweden recycles an astounding 99 percent of locally-produced waste, thanks to the sensitiveness of its citizens to the environment and sophisticated collec...
September 18, 2020