Happy Birthday, Telephone.


Hip-hip-hooray! On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received his patent for the telephone, opening a Pandora’s Box that ends with none of us able to poop without our smartphone in hand. Callooh! Callay!

And since we’re on the subject of AGB, here are a few words of wisdom from him, to, you know, get you over this Wednesday: “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” 🌞

Found in the L.O.C.: 5 X-Rays


I’m sure you’ve got this marked on your calendar, but just in case, today is the 122nd anniversary of German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen’s October 8, 1895, discovery of X-Rays. Yippee!

In honor of Röntgen life-altering, Nobel Prize-winning findings — a fluke that changed medicine forever: now doctors could see into the human body without all that messy slicing and dicing. – here are five early X-Ray-produced images found over at the L.O.C., the Library of Congress.

Image one, above, was taken in 1896 and comes with the caption, “Ein neues Licht legwet die Welt,” which translates to “a new light sets the world.”

See the rest after the jump.

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