Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (10/16/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Monday, October 16th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. The pacemaker was invented when an engineer accidentally pulled the wrong resistor from a box and realized it could regulate a heart.
  2. You can boil water in a paper cup, because the boiling point of water is a lower temperature than the point where the cup would burn.
  3. Greenland extends north, south, east, and west of Iceland.  (Here’s a picture showing how.)
  4.  The U.S. is the third most populous country in the world, behind China and India.  But China and India are SO far ahead in population that if you added one BILLION more people to the U.S., we’d STILL be third.
  5. A treatment for syphilis used to be injecting malaria into the person, which would kill the virus.  The doctor who came up with the treatment even won a Nobel Prize for it.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(NBC News / Gizmodo / Reddit / Worldometers / Wikipedia)

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