DYK: Facts about 3D Printing in Space, Fierce Snake, Vic Tandy, Tree of 40 Fruit and Afronauts


DYK: Facts about 3D Printing in Space, Fierce Snake, Vic Tandy, Tree of 40 Fruit and Afronauts

1. Did you know that thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically ìemailî tools to astronauts in space. The International Space Station's 3-D printer completed the first phase of a NASA technology demonstration by printing a tool with a design file transmitted from the ground to the printer. The tool was a ratchet wrench.

2. Did you know that the Inland Taipan or "fierce snake" is the most venomous snake in the world. However, because of its shy nature and timid nature there has never been a recorded death caused by its bite. The word "fierce" describes its venom, not its temperament.

3. Did you know that Vic Tandy, an engineer who established a connection between supposed paranormal activity and infra-sound frequency (~19Hz), which is below the range of human hearing and also roughly the resonant frequency of our eyeballs, causing some people to 'see' things that aren't there.

4. Did you know that there is a type of tree that produces 40 types of fruits a year. The ëTree of 40 Fruití are fruit trees created using the technique of grafting, as an intersection of art, farming, and preservation and each tree produces an incredible harvest of all kinds of stone fruits.

5. Did you know that in the 60s Zambia planned to send "Afronauts" to land on Mars and the Moon. The Mars mission was planned to send a 'spacegirl', two cats and a missionary to convert the Martians to Christianity.

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