On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1904: US Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin.
 
On this Day in History in 837: Best view of Halley’s Comet in 2000 years.
 
On this Day in History in 1970: Apollo 13 announces “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Relics uncovered while spelunking are often extremely well preserved. This is because caves themselves maintain idiosyncratic preservation powers. For example, the blue hole caves in the Bahamas are sometimes referred to as time capsules because the oxygen inside them is sealed off, meaning anything found between the walls of those caves doesn’t decompose.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day:
 
The word “magnesium” comes from the name of the Greek region Magnesia, where compounds of this element occur naturally.
 
Milk of Magnesia, which works as a laxative and to treat indigestion, is a compound of magnesium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules.
 
Another home remedy owed to magnesium? Epsom salts, otherwise known as magnesium sulfate. The name “Epsom” comes from a spring in England where the salts occur naturally.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Sansevierias (Mother-in-law’s tongue) remove poisonous elements such as formaldehyde and carbon dioxide from the air and give oxygen in return, so place a Mother-in-law’s tongue in your bedroom for a good night’s rest.