Ralph Nader

GM tried to discredit Ralph Nader

GM tried to discredit Ralph Nader, hiring private detectives to tap his phones and investigate his past, and hired prostitutes to trap him in compromising situations. Nader sued GM and settled the case for $425,000. He used the money to start the pro-consumer Center for Study of Responsive Law. Ralph Nader is an American political […]

Quantum immortality

Quantum suicide and immortality

A theory known as “Quantum Immortality“, in which the mind will always transport itself to alternate realities where it survives otherwise fatal events. In quantum mechanics, quantum suicide is a thought experiment, originally published independently by Hans Moravec in 1987 and Bruno Marchal in 1988, and independently developed further by Max Tegmark in 1998. It attempts to distinguish between the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics […]

The area code of Brevard County is 321

The area code for most of the county became “321” in 1999, as in the “3…2…1… lift-off!” countdown sequence. A small portion of the county along the southern border, including the communities of Micco and Barefoot Bay, share a 772 area code with Indian River County to the south. Solid waste The county government maintains […]