"During one test, a few bat bombs went AWOL and ended up burning an aircraft hangar to the ground."
"In 19th-century London, mail was delivered up to 10 times per day."
"What [Clippy] did somehow angered and infuriated people with a vehemence that is usually reserved for people like Stalin or someone like that, even though he’s a little pictorial image on the screen that didn’t even make sounds…. it became apparent he violated every every social role you could imagine."
*** It's hard to imagine how quickly the cost of computer memory has fallen.
"Price of 1Gb of storage:
*** It was around this time in 1936 that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory started tinkering with rockets.
"On the last attempt, they accidentally set fire to their oxygen line, which whipped around shooting fire! These were the first rocket experiments in the history of JPL."