Interesting Facts

The only place in the universe where a flag flies all day, never goes up or comes down, never flies half-mast and does not get saluted, is the moon. It is, of course, the American flag, the only country to have landed people on the moon even though British Interplanetary Society engineers had in 1939 designed a ship to carry people to the moon.
The first words spoken on the moon, by Neil Armstrong, are well known, but what were the last words spoken from the moon? "America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." - Commander Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission, 11 December 1972.

Andre Agassi's father, Mike, first introduced Andre to tennis "before he could walk, before he could talk, before he could even sit."
Mike Agassi had "read somewhere that the first muscle a baby develops is the one that allows him to focus his eyes. And so, even before my new baby boy was released from Sunrise Hospital...I designed a special mobile for his crib that consisted of a tennis ball dangling from a wooden Garcia tennis racquet." (Quoted from The Agassi Story by Mike Agassi.)

The telephone was not widely appreciated for the first 15 years because people did not see a use for it. In fact, in the British parliament it was mentioned there was no need for telephones because "we have enough messengers here." Western Union believed that it could never replace the telegraph. In 1876, an internal memo read: "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Even Mark Twain, upon being invited by Alexander Graham Bell to invest $5 000 in the new invention, could not see a future in the telephone.