History
When was the first email sent?

When was the first email sent?

In 1971 Ray Tomlinson sent the first successful email from one computer, to another sitting right next to it – through ARPANET. He used the @ sign to delineate what host the user receiving the message was on, as ARPANET had a number of hosts systems connected to it. His machine was a Digital Equipment...
How many nuclear devices have been detonated?

How many nuclear devices have been detonated?

There have been over 2,000 Nuclear detonations since the first test in 1945. The break down is as follows: United States: 1,054 tests – 2 in war. Former Soviet Union: 715 France: 210 United Kingdom: 45 (21 in Australian territory – take that bloody Ockers.) China: 45 India: 6 Pakistan: 6 North Korea: 2, bless...
Why didn't all GIs get a Thompson during WWII?

Why didn’t all GIs get a Thompson during WWII?

You’ve seen it before in the movies – WII infantry plinking away with their M1 Garands until the clip pops out, while some officer or other lucky bastard rapidly sends .45 rounds toward the enemy using his Thompson Submachine Gun. So the question is, Why weren’t more of these available? At face value, they seem...