Scientists say there are over 270,000 species of flowers that have been documented and are living in the 21st Century. But scientists have yet to answer basic questions about these marvels of beauty... What led to their amazing diversity? Are there flowers that have not changed much during the evolution of this planet?The first plant fossils found were woody magnolia-like plants dating back 93 million years. Paleobotanists have more recently uncovered tiny herb-like flower fossils dating back 120 million years. Flowering plants, called angiosperms by scientists, were believed to be already diverse and found in most locations by the middle of the Cretaceous period… 146 million years ago. A myriad of images of preserved flowers and flower parts [in very fine detail] have been found in fossils located in Sweden, Portugal, England, and along the Eastern and Gulf coasts of the United States. Below are a few brief histories of some of today’s best loved flowers.It may not be the most crucial result of Britain's Raj in India, but still... How odd that a certain Lieutenant WLS Churchill never paid for the 13 rupees worth of alcohol he drank at the Bangalore Club.The ledger entry showing that the club wrote off the future British prime minister's debt is dated June 1, 1899.A number of British citizens have offered to make good Churchill's debt - which would be about $0.28 US today. The Bangalore Club refuses such offers, though. After all, you shouldn't erase history.