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The Doclopedia #1,536
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About…: Jump Drives
1: The very first jump drive was invented by the Alaxians 2.75 million years ago. On it’s first use, it jumped a military ship into M’Tin space, which started a war that almost wiped out the Alaxians. It was 75,000 years before another jump drive was invented.
2: There is no such thing as the mythical J-16 Drive. All attempts to jump more than 75 light years at a time have ended with lost ships or explosions.
3: Among humans, only 11% of females and 9% of males can stay awake during a jump without getting sick to their stomachs.
4: While it is possible to shorten the length of time between jumps (18 days for a J-15), it is not recommended due to the risk of “Jump Drift”.
5: Jumping near a very large gravity well is not nearly as dangerous as the public is told.
6: Yes, you can jump through starts and planets, but not black holes.
7: Although JumpMaster Industries sells the most jump drives, the ones from Yoog Company are much longer lasting.
8: The most popular non-military jump drives are J-9 drives.
9: Although many ships do have up to 3 drives, using them in series means that all of them will need recalibration more often.
10: Do not believe the rumors. NOBODY has ever successfully jumped through a wormhole.
The Doclopedia #1,537
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About…: Non-Human Terrans
1: On average, they have higher IQs than humans.
2: With the exception of giant tortoises, no reptiles are sapient.
3: While they outnumber us by millions to one, only about a billion are sapient.
4: They have access to technology centuries ahead of ours.
5: They have roughly 3 million humans, whom they call “renfields”, working for them.
6: Their intelligence network is the greatest on earth and they know pretty much all our military & governmental secrets.
7: They actually own several well known multinational companies.
8: The NHT, and our planet, are recognized by the Galactic Counsel as 4th Class Citizens (on a scale of 5). We humans, with about 10 exceptions, are not recognized. We are considered violent primitives.
9: The Non-Human Terran Alliance frowns on and discourages the extension of lives via cloning, android bodies or revival of the dead. They are in favor of extending lives via genetic manipulation.
10: Dogs make up the largest number of NHT.