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Correlation = Causality?…

xkcd

 

As we think not, we might recall that it was on this date in 356 BCE that the Temple of Artemis (AKA the Temple of Diana) in Ephesus– reputedly the first Greek temple built of marble, sponsored by Croesus,  and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World– was destroyed by a fire set in its roof beams.

Model of Temple of Artemis, Miniatürk Park, Istanbul (source)

Site in Ephesus today (source)

Ewwwwww…

… answer a few questions at The Oatmeal (site of previously-featured gems like this) and find out.

As we reach for the disinfectant wipes, we might recall that it was on this date in 1946 that the electric blanket, which had been invented in the form still known today in 1936, was first put on sale by the Simmons Company.

As this 1941 article attests, others were at work on the electric blanket as well… (source)

 

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October 9, 2010 at 12:01 am

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