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  • Murphy's Law is named for Captain Edward A. Murphy, an air force engineer who worked at Edwards AFB in 1949.

  • Albert Einstein's brain was kept in two mason jars in Kansas long after his body was cremated.

  • There are 25 remaining copies of the original Declaration of Independence.

  • Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail around the world, but died before the trip was completed.

  • In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first black person to play major league baseball, playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

  • A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber.

  • In 1949, Marilyn Monroe was crowned as the Artichoke Queen in Castroville, CA.

  • Someone without a sense of smell suffers from anosmia and can therefore be called anosmiac.

  • The word "Comet" comes from the Greek meaning "long hair."

  • The word "Salary" was derived from the Latin salarium referring to the salt allotment for soldiers in the Roman army.

  • Steak tartar was created by the men of Attila the Hun who tenderized raw lean meat cuts by placing them under their horses' saddles.

  • Forks as eating tools were introduced in Greece by 1100 AD.

  • Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.