George Eastman (1854-1932) was a man of great accomplishments who was ahead of his time. The visionary founder of the photography company Eastman-Kodak did so much in the fields of photography and […]
If you want to lose weight without changes in diet or increase in exercise, there is an easy way. If you like warm weather, this approach will definitely appeal to you. If […]
The next time you hear someone refer to a “buttload,” don’t be too quick to assume he or she is speaking about a huge-but-undefined amount. In medieval times, liquids were measured in […]
Your age is one thing that is cross-cultural, or so you would think. If you are 25 years old in the United States, you are 25 years old in South Africa. This […]
When you look at the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the life of Cleopatra, and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, which of those is the most out of […]
Mankind has been seeking a way to slow down aging since the very beginning. As it turns out, the best way to slow time is to move faster.
The history of how the unit of length known as the foot ended up being 12 inches is long and varied. When it came time to develop a metric unit of length, […]
Time zones are relatively new phenomena in world history. Prior to the late 19th century, the authoritative source for the official time of day was the town clock. At noon each day, […]
While the vast majority of your body is fully grown by the age of twenty years, there are parts of your body that have only just begun.
If you are concerned that humanity is outgrowing the available space on this planet, you can relax. As it turns out, there is a lot more room available than you might otherwise […]
Tic Tacs are among the simpler joys of human existence. Since their inception in 1968, the small, hard mints have been released in many flavors in over 100 countries. Anyone who is […]
When it comes to a Last Will and Testament, there are rules mandating how short or long it may be. Take a lesson from the following extremes of the shortest and longest […]
Readers of Douglas Adams‘ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy know the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42. What they may not know is the mathematical formula that will […]
Thanks to Santosh Kulkarni for this great post. Be sure to check out his site for more great articles on many fascinating subjects. Mathematics can get pretty complicated. Fortunately, not all math […]
Those who use the metric system are accustomed to measuring temperature with the Celsius scale. Departing from the Fahrenheit system, with its arbitrary assignment of 32 degrees as the freezing point and […]