~ J.D. Salinger (eccentric American writer) created the imaginary creature called the bananafish in his short story "A Perfect Day." According to Salinger, the bizarre fish was named for a fatal food fetish - it would dive into holes in reefs in search of bananas and would eat so many of them it became too fat to swim out.
~ 17th-century English scientist Robert Hooke was looking at a slice of cork through the newly invented microscope when he discovered and coined the word cells. He came up with the word cells because the tiny boxlike shapes he saw reminded him of the tiny chambers - known as cells - in a monastery.