The only fun fact about Apollo 13's dramatic failure is this invoice

I didn't know about this fun factoid: On April, 1970, the Grumman Aerospace Corporation—manufacturers of the Lunar Module—sent a $312,421.24 bill to North American Rockwell—who made the service module that malfunctioned in the Apollo 13 mission—for towing services. Why, you ask? Here's the story. »2/16/15 3:10pm

Did you know that you can fly in Titan by flapping your (winged) arms?

Next time you go to Titan—one of Saturn's moons—remember this cool factoid: "The atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping 'wings' attached to their arms" as pointed out in Robert Zubrin's Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. How awesome would that be? »11/23/13 7:16pm

What M&M, A&W, and Dozens of Other Acronyms and Initialisms Really Mean

As small businesses grow into large corporations that have to deal with mergers and hostile takeovers, their identities and branding similarly grow, evolve, and often end up being a mish-mash of various names which are then shrunk into acronyms and initialisms to make them easier to remember. A similar thing is done… »4/24/13 4:20pm