“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
When you look really closely, all mirrors look like eyeballs.
A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him.
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were believed to be literally divine. The word pharaoh itself means "great house," as in the house of God. In fact, King Pepi II, who supposedly ruled for 90 years, thought so highly of himself that when he was bothered by insects, he would command that one of his slaves be covered in honey to lure the flies away from himself.
NASA accidentally recorded over the original Apollo 11 moon landing tapes and lost a critical piece of human history forever. An investigation in the 1990s determined the tapes had been erased and re-used during a data tape shortage during the early 1980s.
Into The Wild
The temperature outdoors was at freezing when Emile Hirsch performed the naked back float down the stream.
"Chewie, we're home."
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, 2015
Harrison Ford considers director J.J. Abrams a "communications genius" for his decision to use the line in the movie's trailer. "'Chewie, we're home' was kind of the key in the door. Familiarity was unlocked at that moment," said Ford.
What do you know about the history of some holidays?