It’s not just science fiction – it’s a fact that some plants talk to each other! And what they talk about is even more amazing than the fact that they communicate at all, when you consider that when they are attacked by plant-eating insects they warn their nearby neighbors to ‘save themselves’ by engaging in spurts of steady, sturdy growth to ward against their own attack.
Have you ever wondered how cats can easily climb a tree in a matter of seconds, but can’t seem to get themselves down? It’s because their claws are curved in such a way as to support climbing UP, but not down.
Did you know that Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards?
Dragonflies can also fly backwards, and despite having six legs, they cannot walk very well. This could be due to lack of use since everything Dragonflies do is done while flying, including eating. Good thing they have two sets of wings or they’d starve.
The first computer bug ever found was a moth inside a Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. And long before that, the first computer programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace (who happened to be the daughter of the infamous Lord Byron, a temperamental 19th century poet)
A computer programming language was established for and is still being used by the US Department of Defense, Aviation, Health care, Transportation and Space systems. In honor of the pioneering woman, the language was named ‘Ada’.