You may know that oceans are affected by tides. But HOW are tides measured? You would be tempted to just measure the tidal change within calm inlets and extrapolate the information to other areas. Unfortunately, the tide doesn’t affect beaches the same way at all.
New research indicates that it is possible that the legends of fire-breathing dragons were inspired by humans truthfully reporting on actual experiences.
How could this be?
You’ve seen those little black specks in the typical grocery store banana. I was taught that those are the seeds. Actually those are the immature seeds. Most of the bananas that Americans can buy in the grocery never develop fully functional seeds. Which leads to a question.
Did you know that scientists have been keeping watch on a cyclone that has been continuously blowing since 1878? Recent data indicates wind speeds of 250 miles per hour. And the size of this storm is enormous! Can you imagine?!!!
There are some great summer holidays — like National Friendship Day on July 30, and August 6 has the distinction of being both National Root Beer Float Day and National Fresh Breath Day. Did you know there’s a holiday in honor of zucchini?
Have you heard the story about NASA spending a million dollars to design an anti-gravity pen that could write in space. According to the story, the Russians simply used a pencil.
It’s a great punch line, but is the story true?
What was life like BEFORE the invention of the ballpoint pen?
Have you ever been floating in a crystalline sea with the sun caressing your skin when your inner iPod starts playing the theme from “Jaws?”
Now shark bites are exceeding rare. But still the thought of some sleek, silent attacker waiting to take advantage of your blissful ignorance
Have you ever wondered how our ancestors coped with wisdom teeth before there were dentists? I was 24 when my wisdom teeth suddenly started making a break for freedom. And I was stumped.
Now why did I have 4 extra teeth for which there wasn’t any room?
I love to cook. I have used one of my pans for over 40 years. It’s a simple sauce pan, stainless steel, with a copper lining at the base. It’s been with me so long that I take it for granted.
But recently I started thinking about how people cook without either…