Winnie-the-Pooh once made a very profound statement:
It’s a funny thing about accidents. You never have them until you’re having them.
The Sepoy Mutiny of 1857
had shaken the British rule in India at its very foundation.
The quantum physicist Max Planck studied the movement of heat in three ways: conduction, convection, and radiation.
Although the word hippopotamus comes from the Greek for “water horse”, the Egyptians thought of hippopotami as “water pigs” instead of “water horses.”
- A. A. Milne, Winnie-thePooh (Dutton Children’s Books, 2001), p. 235
- A.K. Basu Majumdar, Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of India (Indus Publishing Company, 1993), p. 66
- Jane Weir, Max Planck: Revolutionary Physicist (Capstone Press, 2009), p. 14
- Geraldine Pinch, Egyptian Mythology: A guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt (Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 142