Forcing Kids to Smoke, The Unorthodox Way Bohemian Rhapsody First Made it to Air, How the Idea that Paul McCartney Died Decades Ago Got Started and More…
In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss the Great Plague of London and the variety of bizarre methods employed to stop it, such as forcing kids to smoke, the unorthodox way Bohemian Rhapsody became a number one song, the mechanism behind how we pee, why Paul McCartney is rumored to have died several decades ago, and the man Hubble Telescope was named after. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this.
Forcing Kids to Smoke During the Great Plague
The Unorthodox Way Bohemian Rhapsody First Made it to Air
What is the Mechanism Behind How We Pee and Why Cant We Do It Anytime
How the Rumor That Paul McCartney Died in 1966 and Was Replaced Got Started
The Man the Hubble Space Telescope was Named After
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Please do an Article on Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose contributions should not be forgotten.
From wikipedia: In 1893, Leavitt began working at the Harvard College Observatory as one of the women human “computers” hired by Edward Charles Pickering to measure and catalog the brightness of stars as they appeared in the observatory’s photographic plate collection.(In the early 1900s, women were not allowed to operate telescopes). Her discovery of a way to accurately measure distances on an inter-galactic scale paved the way for modern astronomy’s understanding of the structure and scale of the universe. Thus, Leavitt’s discovery would forever change our picture of the universe, as it prompted Harlow Shapley to move our Sun from the center of the galaxy in the “Great Debate” and Edwin Hubble to move our galaxy from the center of the universe. The accomplishments of the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who established that the universe is expanding, were also made possible by Leavitt’s groundbreaking research.
To his credit, Hubble himself often said that Henrietta Swan Leavitt deserved the Nobel Prize for her work. Gösta Mittag-Leffler of the Swedish Academy of Sciences tried to nominate her for that prize in 1924, only to learn that she had died of cancer three years earlier (The Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously).