This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.
One of the first models for the artificial heart was invented in the early 1950s at the Yale University School of Medicine, using the parts and motor from a standard Erector Set.
David Rice Atchison was President of the United States for one day, March 4, 1849. James Polk’s term ended that morning, but President-elect Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on a Sunday. In the interim, the job automatically went to Atchison, the Senate president pro tem.
These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).