15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences

It's amazing how the smallest innovation can have an impact on a global scale. And when it comes to butterfly wings and hurricanes, the wings you're about to read about today turned out to be the strongest.

15

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - The Watergate break-in was only discovered because a guard found a piece of duct tape on a doorSource: ABC News

14

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Europeans mistrusted black cats and thought they spread the plague. So they killed the cats en Source: Chicago Tribune

13

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Street performer Sam Cooley was demonstrating how fun it is to breathe laughing gas, when he feSource: Nature

12

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Thanks to one of the commas in the Second Amendment, jurists refer to the part about a militia Source: Cornell

11

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Mass extinction events wiped out most species on Earth. But Pikaia survived, and it brought a pSource: University of Cambridge

10

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - When Tim Berners-Lee developed the world wide web, he could have made it so you needed complex Source: Vanity Fair

9

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - It’s 200–400 nanometers long, shorter than the wavelength of visible light. It also happens to Source: Science

8

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - One of the greatest engineering achievements of the last 50 years was sparked accidentally whenSource: NY Times

7

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Street performer Sam Cooley was demonstrating how fun it is to breathe laughing gas, when he feSource: National Geographic

6

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - The discovery of lodestone, a magnetic mineral that aligns with the North Pole, made it possiblSource: NASA

5

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Napoleon had hemorrhoids at Waterloo. Obviously, this made riding horseback extremely painful aSource: Chicago Tribune

4

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - When a B-52 bomber broke up over North Carolina, it dropped an armed nuke 250-plus times as strSource: CNN

3

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Walter Hunt had given up inventing when a $15 debt set up twisting a random wire in hopes of maSource: MIT

2

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - Beer was the final step to humans forming an agricultural society. Before we got around to planSource: Stanford

1

15 Tiny Things With Mind-Blowing Global Consequences - East German politician Gunter Schabowski was to announce mild changes in travel restrictions. PSource: Reuters

To turn on reply notifications, click here

0 Comments

Load Comments