The TARDIS is a fictional time machine and spacecraft in the British
science fiction television programme Doctor Who. A product of Time
Lord technology, a properly piloted and working TARDIS is capable of
transporting its occupants to any point in space and time. Its
interior exists in multidimensional space, leading to it being
significantly larger on the inside than it appears from outside.
Externally, the TARDIS resembles the shape of a 1950s British police
box, and the programme has become so much a part of British popular
culture that the shape of the police box is now more immediately
associated with the TARDIS than its original real-world function. The
word has also entered popular usage and is used to describe anything
that seems bigger on the inside than on the outside.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Johannes Kepler discovered the third law of planetary motion.
Princess Anne became the queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Almost 100 Native Americans died in the hands of Pennsylvanian
militiamen in a mass murder known as the Gnadenhütten massacre.
Oscar I acceded to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
Nelson's Pillar, a large granite pillar with a statue of Lord Horatio
Nelson on top in Dublin, Ireland, was destroyed by a bomb.
Wikiquote of the day:
"The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it
is done." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.