Interesting Facts

The Ottoman Empire Still Existed The Last Time The Chicago Cubs Won The World Series

Although the empire was in continuous decline throughout the 18th and 19th century, the monarchy wasn’t officially overthrown until November 1st 1922, after the Turkish National Movement won the Turkish War of Independence, and established a parliamentary state.

The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908.

bubbles in space

What Happens to Bubbles in Space?

In the vacuum of space, a bubble wouldn’t be able to form due to the lack of exterior air pressure to counteract the pressure from within.

However, you can have fun with bubbles inside of a pressurized spaceship. Check out the video.

Immortal Jellyfish

This Jellyfish Can Live Forever

Meet Turritopsis nutricula, the only known creature on this planet that is immortal.

From the Wikipedia article:

“It does this through the cell development process of transdifferentiation. Cell transdifferentiation is when the jellyfish “alters the differentiated state of the cell and transforms it into a new cell”. In this process the medusa of the immortal jellyfish is transformed into the polyps of a new polyp colony. First, the umbrella reverts itself and then the tentacles and mesoglea get resorbed. The reverted medusa then attaches itself to the substrate by the end that had been at the opposite end of the umbrella and starts giving rise to new polyps to form the new colony. Theoretically, this process can go on indefinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal, although in nature, most Turritopsis, like other medusae, are likely to succumb to predation or disease…”

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