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10 Words You Might Think Came from Science, But Are Really From Science Fiction

By Gerard @presurfer
Last week the phrase 'blast off' was coined by E. E. Smith, an early science fiction author often referred to as 'the father of space opera.' The term appeared in Smith's 1937 story Galactic Patrol, when one character inquires of another, 'How long do you figure it'll be before it's safe for us to blast off?'
And it turns out blast off isn't the only scientific word or phrase with science fictional origins. Here's a list of nine more.The Presurfer

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