If you accidentally purchase the wrong size of pants, it’s no big deal; as long as you have the receipt, you can exchange them for something that will fit. If only it […]
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.
Few things seem to represent the quality of weightlessness than a big, fluffy cloud. Looks can be deceiving, however. That seemingly-light-weight object overhead weighs a whole lot more than you might imagine. […]
A “jiffy” is more precise in its definition than you may have thought. The earliest technical usage was defined by Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946). He defined the “jiffy” as the time it […]
For those who endeavor to be as precise as possible, it should be noted that if you are referring to the unit of time known as a second, you are talking about […]
Merino sheep are prized for their super-fine wool. In a skin area about the size of a postage stamp, these sheep will carry between 10,000 and 15,000 fibers. The fibers are less […]