In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder gave the world the invention that all future inventions would be cheekily compared to: sliced bread. His revolutionary bread-slicing machine made such an impact that it inspired the popular idiom “the best thing since sliced bread”. Despite the idiom, we aren't quite as impressed these days by sliced bread -- yet many 1920s inventions really did change the world forever.
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In a career spanning forty years, Isaac Asimov wrote over five hundred books. This is just one reason why we think he's the greatest sci-fi writer ever. Read on to find out the others.
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What do we really know about Albert Einstein? Hair that would stump Vidal Sassoon, a lab coat that’s seen better days, a very complicated set of theories. But there’s more to a genius than grooming and publications.
There's an estimated 30 million animal species on the planet. All have sex to reproduce. But they do so in a myriad of weird and wonderful ways.
British comedian Ricky Gervais always has a lot to say. Sometimes he says it on Twitter. Often it's about the ludicrous nature of religion.
Predicting the future is not just over-tight silver suits. Although no one has yet invented a time machine (that we know of) - some inventive sci-fi writers have had some suspiciously accurate ideas.