Just to put things in perspective: The Milky Way is so huge, it would take 100,000 years to cross it. If we scaled our solar system down to the size of a quarter, the Sun would be a microscopic speck two soccer fields away from the nearest star. Source
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Maureen Clemmons used Egypt’s historical clues to form the theory that pyramids were built using kites. To help test it, a team from Caltech raised a 15-foot, 6,900 lb. obelisk using only a kite, pulley system, and support frame. It only took 25 seconds to lift it.  Source
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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that begins on November 1st, but it’s the opposite of Halloween. It brings families together to honor the dead, while Halloween is about scaring spirits away. Source
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Cattle blood is so largely wasted that architect Jack Munro decided to make something eco-friendly out of it and created ‘Blood Bricks.’ He mixed cow blood with water and sand and baked it into a waterproof brick. It worked so well, he believes they could replace mud bricks in areas that have dry climates.  Source
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