„If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?“

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„I didn't come out of a cereal box.“

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—  Jennifer Beals American actress and a former teen model 1963

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„The quantum revolution showed us why the old picture of a vacuum as an empty box was untenable.“

—  John D. Barrow British scientist 1952

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