Joseph Niepce developed the world’s first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
|Of married couples, 70% of men and 60% of women have cheated on their spouse|
|James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States|
|At the White House, president John Adams was said to be the first to display fireworks there|
|Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later|
|At the equator the Earth spins at about 1,038 miles per hour|
|January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time|
|Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India|
John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk one morning. The bottle broke spilling the milk everywhere. That annoyance was enough for Van Wormer to come up with the idea.
|Blue Jays can imitate the calls of hawks|