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A man won the Nobel for saying electrons act as particles. His son won it for saying electrons act as waves!


The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to 193 individuals. At least two of those winners were related - father and son to be exact. This in itself is impressive (talk about good genes), but both JJ Thompson and his son, won the prize for their work with electrons.

John Joseph Thomson was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his discoveries about electricity conduction, especially within gas. He found that radiation, which resulted from voltage transmitted between two metal plates, is made up of particles that carry electricity. Thomson concluded that these particles were electrons and were part of the atom.

Thomson's son, George Paget Thomson, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937 along with Clinton Davisson. Furthering his father's work with electrons, G.P. Thomson and Davisson won for discovering the diffraction of electrons by crystals. Even within the elite physics community, like father, like son.

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Savewalterwhite.com from Breaking Bad is real and it raises money to fight cancer!


The anti-hero of AMC's hit show Breaking Bad is cancer-stricken Walter White. While White may sell meth in order to pay for his hospital bills and support his family, most cancer patients don't do that. Thankfully. Many do need help paying their bills though.

In season two of Breaking Bad, White's son creates a makeshift website, SaveWalterWhite.com, that asks for donations for his father. AMC created a real-life version of the site to benefit real-life cancer patients. Visitors to the site could donate to the nonprofit organization, The National Cancer Coalition (NCC). The NCC provides those in need with quality health care and drugs.

About three years after the site was launched in 2009, over 1 million people had clicked the "click here to donate" button, and it had raised $125,000. It continues to run and collect donations.

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The earliest surviving aerial photo is a pic of Boston taken from a hot air balloon!


With today's satellite imagery, planes, helicopters and camera technology, aerial photographs are common. A photo of New York City, half blacked out, graced the cover of New York Magazine after Super Storm Sandy struck. Back in the day though, aerial photography was uncommon and risky.

The first aerial photographer was Frenchman Gaspard-Felix Tournachon in 1858. He photographed Paris from his balloon. However, his photos have been destroyed. The oldest surviving aerial photo is of Boston.

James Wallace Black and Samuel Archer King took the photo on October 13, 1860 from a hot air balloon. It was taken at a height of 630 meters, and as such has the succinct name: "Boston, as the Eagle and Wild Goose See It."

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15 TV Celebrity Facts You Don't Actually Need To Know

George Costanza had 43 girlfriends over the 9 seasons of Seinfeld!


Jason Alexander is forever immortalized as George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld’s best friend, in the hit 90s sitcom Seinfeld. Costanza is neurotic, so neurotic that he starts seeing a shrink for awhile. He’s also misanthropic, thinking anything good that happens to him will bring him punishment from God. 

He overanalyzes everything and his shortcomings make him loveable and somehow very honest. It makes him go through girlfriends like crazy. Over the course of 9 seasons, Costanza has 43 girlfriends. At one point he gets engaged and tries that out, but it ends disastrously. 

His relationships last a very short while before they crash and burn, too, or fizzle out. George’s parents are Frank and Estella, who he lives with for awhile. He says he lost his virginity to Ms. Stafford, his homeroom teacher. 

Jerry humors his need to over express himself and overanalyze things. By the end of the series, George is womanless. 

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Bruce Willis once bought 12,000 girl-scout cookies for soldiers in the Middle East!


Bruce Willis has long been a supporter of the American armed forces. He tried to enlist for the second Iraqi war but was deterred because he was too old. He has helped out in other ways though.

In 2002, his youngest daughter, Tallulah, suggested that he buy Girl Scout cookies for the troops. What better way to send a little bit of America overseas? Willis bought 12,000 cookies, and they were given to troops aboard the USS John F. Kennedy and stationed throughout the Middle East.

Willis also traveled to Iraq in 2003 as part of a USO tour. His band, The Accelerators, performed for the troops. He said that what he saw while there was not in line with the negative way the media was portraying the war. He recounts how he saw soldier helping people - get power and water back on, re-open hospitals, etc.

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