This tractor is worried about the snow. https://t.co/sQd0j4gO4s
When Dr Maurice Hilleman’s 5-year-old daughter got the mumps in 1963, he sent her to bed, swabbed her throat and started developing the first effective mumps vaccine. The Jeryl Lynn strain, named after his daughter, is still in use today.
While flying squirrels can jump from trees and glide, they can’t truly fly like bats can.
You are more likely to accidentally call a family member by your pet's name if you have a dog than if you have a cat. https://t.co/JiJvCbqoP9
In the late 19th century heroin was marketed as a cure for morphine addiction.
Since it was discovered that platypuses glow under UV light in October 2020, researchers have found out that wombats, Tasmanian devils, and bilbies all fluoresce as well. (Image: Tasmanian devil by Anne-Marie Steenbergen) https://t.co/xd677fSbXi
Whales can get bird flu.
The fabric used for the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe revealed when singing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” was later made illegal in the US. The material worn by the Some Like It Hot star was banned for being too flammable. https://t.co/V5Slq1WOjJ
Pliny the Elder suggested that a snakeskin beaten with a male crab in wine could cure rabies. He also thought this could be used to kill moths in your cupboards and drawers.
Before the 23rd amendment took effect in 1961, citizens of Washington D.C. were not allowed to vote in presidential elections.