On this Day in History in 1882: German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
Word of the Day: Fress
1) to eat or snack, especially often or in large quantities.
2) eat a lot and without restraint
Etymology: Yiddish fresn or German fressen (of animals) to eat, eat ravenously;
Fun Fact of the Day: Boy, meanings can really get warped, huh? It can really throw a person. Like the word warp, which comes from Old English weorpan “throw” (modern German has the related worfen). Something, perhaps the twisting motion your body makes when you really hurl a thing, led to this the modern sense of “twist, torque.” Well, warped is “thrown out of alignment,” right?
On this Day in History in 1675: German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.