The Comic Sans font came from an actual comic book.
For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut.
The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is an engineering marvel. It is the first lightweight helicopter designed to fly in the atmosphere of another planet. The Martian atmosphere is much thinner than on Earth. Temperatures on Mars get as low as -130 degrees Fahrenheit. The first flight is scheduled to take place this week.
Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.
Scientists in California created a machine to harness power from snowfall.
In the 1990s, it is estimated half of the world’s CDs were made for AOL sign-up discs.
There is a part on a helicopter called the “Jesus Nut”.
The start-up sound for Window 95 was made on an Apple Macintosh computer.
In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes.
The first alarm clock was invented by Levi Hutchens in 1787. Since it was for him, it would only work at 4 am.