Precalculus in Ancient Babylon

Ancient Babylonians are known by historians for being brilliant astronomers and mathematicians. So archaeologists were not surprised when a recent discovery revealed that the Babylonians were using advanced mathematical techniques to predict the movements of Jupiter. The geometry based calculations were a precursor to calculus and were not thought to have been used until 14th century Europe. We are not responsible …

The Cat Phone

For more evidence that scientific researchers are not only brilliant, but also insane, we turn to the cat-phone. In 1929 a pair of Princeton researchers, Ernest Wever and Charles Bray, hooked a live cat up to a telephone (after removing part of its skull and scooping out a good portion of its brain).

The White City

The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, also called The White City because each building was painted white, showcased many new and exciting inventions. Towering over the fair was one of these inventions: The Ferris Wheel.

Ancient Traps for Ancient Cats

Recent findings in Israel suggest that Bedouin peoples have been using the same style of trap to capture large predators for over 5,000 years.