PopQuizzical Daily! for November 30, 2012
What 19th Century astronomer first mapped the canals on the surface of Mars?
The U.S.S.R.October 10, 1960, the Soviets launched the Mars mission probe ‘Marsnik 1’. The probe failed to escape earth’s atmosphere. Undeterred, the U.S.S.R. – only 4 days later – launched ‘Marsnik 2’. The results? The second probe also crashed to the ground just like the first one. Take that, Khrushchev.
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