The surface temperature of a neutron star is about 1.8 million degrees Fahrenheit.
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"Ponce" is a British slang expression for a pimp or a campily effeminate male.
In 1889, the first coin-operated telephone, patented by Hartford, Connecticut inventor William Gray, was installed in the Hartford Bank. Soon, "pay phones" were installed in stores, hotels, saloons, and restaurants, and ...Read More
Humphrey Bogart made the following disparaging comment about James Dean, who died in a car crash at age 24: "If he'd have lived, they'd have discovered he wasn't a legend."
The sun burns 9 million tons of gas a second. At this rate, it has been estimated it will burn out in another 10 billion years.
The first outdoor miniature golf courses in the United States were built on rooftops in New York City in 1926.
Robert Louis Stevenson said he had envisioned the entire story "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a dream and simply recorded it the way he saw it. Stevenson claimed to be able to dream plots for his stories at will.