The potato has been studied by NASA as an important source of food for long manned space missions. It was found that the number of potato plants needed to sustain one astronaut equaled the amount of potato plant required to process the air to breathe by one astronaut.

The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun was a NASA Scientist, who also helped in developing the Stealth Bomber for US Air Force and the Galileo mission to Jupiter for NASA.

Londoners in the 1600s were advised to keep “fart jars”—consisting of trapped fart odors—on hand to combat bubonic plague. The idea was that the potent smell would somehow purify the air.