The 10th Muse

Born in Greece around 615 B.C., Sappho is known as one of the greatest poets of all time.

A man named Sandwich

The humble sandwich gets its name from John Montagu (1718-1792), the English 4th Earl of Sandwich, a man known for his obsessive gambling.

The first known author

Enheduanna is considered by historians to be the first author who is known by name.

Henrietta Lacks changed millions of lives without ever knowing

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) is notable for being one of the most important people in World history. She became so important without being born into royalty, achieving extraordinary goals or living an extraordinary life. How can this be? It’s because of HeLa.