What is the most widely consumed fish in the world?
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!
“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.”
What was the first planet to be discovered using a telescope?
In 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane the Spirit of St Louis.
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
What was the name of Charles Lindbergh’s plane in which he completed the first non-stop solo trans-Atlantic flight?
The comic strip character Felix the Cat, devised by Otto Mesmer, first appeared in 1931!
“Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”
Which comic strip animal was devised by Otto Mesmer?