TIL…

The nuclear bomb is older than our knowledge of dreams.

Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, was only discovered in the 1950s. REM sleep is widely accepted as the mental state in which we dream, but yet it is a really recent discovery.

Which seems odd, given that we’ve been sleeping as a species for almost 3 million years but we’ve only known of the existence of atoms for less than a hundred years.

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