Jean-Louis Pons discovered his first comet on 11th July 1801. The French astronomer discovered a total of 36 comets in the next 27 years. This is the largest number of comets ever found and recorded by anyone, which makes Pons the greatest comet discoverer in history.
John D. Kubiatowicz, a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, estimated that the Amazon Kindle ebook reader gains 10^-18 grams when it's fully loaded with books. The calculation is based on the number of electrons that are actually used to store the books! [more...]