In the 1940s, GE and government researchers were trying to figure out how to weaken the destructive power of hurricanes. Part of that work involved building an understanding of how ice crystals form in clouds. These animations come from a 1947 film showing scientists making snow in a lab freezer.
GE scientists including Nobel Prize winner Irving Langmuir, Vincent Schaefer and Bernard Vonnegut studied the science of snow. Their experiments with weather control provided Bernard’s brother, Kurt, the inspiration to write Cat’s Cradle.
What if authors wrote stories about actual experiences that we don’t know about. Like, Harry Potter, what if J.K Rowling is a witch and went to school with Harry, or Suzanne Collins can see that The Hunger Games is going to happen in the future. o_o