## Gravity Probe B has the most perfect spheres ever created by man!

To test Einstein's theory of general relativity, Gravity Probe B must measure two minuscule angles with spinning gyroscopes, floating in space.

While the concept of Gravity Probe B is relatively simple, carrying out the experiment required some of the most accurate and sophisticated technology ever developed.

Out of the dozens of new technologies that Stanford, NASA and Lockheed Martin had to invent, one was creating the most perfect sphere ever.

Every manufactured sphere has slight imperfections on its surface. However, for Gravity Probe B, they created a gyroscope-sphere so perfect that it didn’t deviate from its axis by more than one hundred-billionth degree per hour of spinning!

## If you sum any string of odd numbers starting at 1 is always a square number!

Even, odd, square, square root, positive negative. 1+1=2, a negative multiplied by a negative is always a positive, a square number can’t be negative.

When it comes to math, there are a lot of rules and patterns. And here’s another rule for you: the sum of the first ‘n’ odd numbers is always a square.

Think about it. 1+3=4 (a perfect square), 1+3+5=9 (another perfect square), 1+3+5+7=16 (yet another pefect square). You see where we’re going with this.

Does it apply to all sums of the first ‘n’ odd numbers though? How can we be certain? Well you can prove it by an arithmetic progression or a little induction, but do you really want to do that? We didn’t think so—take our word for it.

## If a Google Employee dies, their spouse gets half pay for 10 years!

Google has been known to treat their employees really well. They treat them to free food, fitness classes, laundry services, and car washes. Now, they’ve pulled out the big guns. They’re offering their employee spouses 10 years of half pay when their Google working spouse dies.

There’s no tenure requirement needed to receive the benefits either. Right now, only U.S. employees are covered by the policy at this point in time, though. The surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee will also acquire vested stock benefits, and children will receive \$1,000 a month until the age of 19.

The timeline can be extended if the child is in school full time. Google said it is taking this approach because it is the right thing to do, ensuring that each employee's family is taken care of if an unforeseeable event were to occur — even if there is no direct benefit to the business.

Although it might attract more candidates to apply for a position, Google said that is not the reason why it implemented the benefits — more potential hires would just be a side effect.

## Ozzy Osbourne is a mutant!

No really! Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most intense partiers known to man. He has done so many drugs and drank an insurmountable level of alcohol that it is a wonder how he is still kicking. This year Ozzy will be 64 years old.

The secret to his sustainability is that he’s a genetic mutant. Geneticists have sequenced the full Osbourne genome. They honestly found several gene variants that they’ve never seen before.

Some of them could impact and therefore explain how Ozzy’s body absorbs methamphetamines and other drugs.

Researchers are fascinated by Ozzy’s genes and how he’s survived such a crazy intense lifestyle for so many years. Sharon Osbourne is always saying that her husband will outlive us all, and she might just be right.

Ozzy’s genes caffeine affects him more than other drugs like meth, cocaine, LSD, and Rohypnol.

## The Top 18 LGBTQ OMG Facts

To commemorate National Coming Out Day, here are the top facts about LGBTQ topics we've published on OMG Facts

## The High-Five was invented by a gay man!

The high-five is one of the most common male rituals in the world. Nothing's more macho than giving a buddy a high five after a manly conquest right? Well, it'll surprise many to learn that the man who is credited with giving the very first high five on record was gay!
Glenn Burke was a second season player for the Dodgers. One time late in the 1977 season, he was on plate in the batting order following Dusty Baker, who had just hit his 30th home run and was coming around to home plate. When Baker was passing past him, Burke lifted his hand, Baker did the same and their hands slapped. This was the very first high five on record!
Burke retired early in 1982 and was the first major league baseball player to openly declare his homosexuality. He is remembered by the gay community as a groundbreaking figure, who was 'athletic, clean cut, masculine. He was everything that we wanted to prove to the world that we could be."
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