November 7, 1940
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Howard Clifford running off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during collapse.
Jeweled Caterpillar of Saturniidae Moth
Dalceridae is a small family of moths with 84 known species. They are mostly found in the Neotropical region with a few reaching the far south of the Nearctic region.
These are generally small or medium-sized moths with very hairy bodies. The larvae are rather slug-like and along with the larvae of the sister taxa Limacodidae and Megalopygidae are often known as slug caterpillars, but I like to think of them as “Gummi Bear Caterpillars.”
He was just trying to help, and y’all have to go and jab him in the gills. Not cool.
Mark Twain in the lab of Nikola Tesla
Twain was fascinated with science and scientific inquiry. He developed a close and lasting friendship with Nikola Tesla, and the two spent much time together in Tesla’s laboratory.
Mark Twain accurately predicted his death on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut.
I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’
Albert Einstein’s Office in Princeton on His Last Day
Albert Einstein died on April 18th, 1955. Photographer Ralph Morse was allowed to take the last snapshot of Albert Einstein study in Princeton as Einstein left it.