The Titanic sank because it hit an iceberg
We have long believed that the so-called unsinkable ship did sink because it hit an iceberg in 1912. But it may not have been that iceberg that took the Titanic down in the North Atlantic, but a roaring fire.
Some photos taken by the ship’s electrical engineer showed there was a fire burning in the ship’s hull which went unnoticed for three weeks before the collision. Twelve men tried to contain the flames, but to no avail. By the time the Titanic hit the iceberg, the damage to the hull was too serious.
Charles Lindbergh was the first to cross the Atlantic by air
Charles Lindbergh was not the first to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. Actually, more than 80 other people had done that before. The first ones were British pilots John Alcock and Arthur Brown who flew nonstop from Newfoundland to Ireland in a Vickers Vimy biplane in 1919.
Lindbergh completed the 34-hour flight from New York to Paris all by himself. He had to stay wide awake all the time it took to fly there. And what about the bathroom?
He took off in the early morning of May 20, 1927. His plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, faced many challenges, including storm clouds, icing and fog. He landed at 10pm on May 21. The airfield was not marked on his map and Lindbergh only knew it was about seven miles northeast of the city. 150,000 people were waiting for him and some damage was done to the plane by souvenir hunters.
Einstein flunked algebra
Simply not true. In fact, when Einstein himself heard about this, he just laughed and said that he had already mastered differential and integral calculus by the age of 15.
His academic records confirmed he was a child prodigy, really gifted in mathematics and physics. He got high marks in Latin and Greek and was also a brilliant violin player. However, the reason why he failed college entrance examinations was his inability to master French.
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