Fun fact 9/29/2016

Gunpowder recipes call for charcoal and sulfur in small quantities, both of which aren’t too hard to find, but the main ingredient – potassium nitrate, also called saltpeter – was only synthesized on a large-scale in the early 20th century. Prior to that, makers of gunpowder took advantage of the nitrogen naturally found in urine […]

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Fun fact 9/24/2016

The center of the Earth (6000-7000 degrees Celsius) is hotter than the surface of the Sun (5800 Celsius)!!! Wendy Panero told me that. She’s a  professor at Ohio State University and in the OSU Mineral Physics Research Group.

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Fun fact 9/17/2016

Latte, word for a delicious coffee drink with perfectly steamed milk and espresso shots (YUM), also slang in German for an erection…specifically morning wood. The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains. Marta Dynel. John Benjamins Pub. Co. 2011.

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