Googol

Google got its name from the world “Googol” (the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros). The actual logo was rumored to be a spelling error, but however it got here it has now gone through several design changes to reach the current version we see today!

Google

Everyone knows the search engine Google . . but do you know how it got its name?

Herring

Herring is the most widely consumed fish in the entire world!

A Fish Tale

What is the most widely consumed fish in the world?

Uranus: The Father of Saturn

On March 13, 1781, the British amateur astronomer and telescope-maker William Herschel discovered of the planet Uranus! In 1781 only five other planets were known to be in our solar system ( Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) all of which can be seen with the naked eye.  Uranus is named after the mythological father of Saturn although Herschel had wanted to name it after the English King George III – his benefactor!

Spirit of St. Louis

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane the Spirit of St Louis.

Charles Lindbergh

What was the name of Charles Lindbergh’s plane in which he completed the first non-stop solo trans-Atlantic flight?

Felix the Cat

The comic strip character Felix the Cat, devised by Otto Mesmer, first appeared in 1931!