Gunpowder recipes call for charcoal and sulfur in small quantities, both of which aren’t too hard to find, but the main ingredient – potassium nitrate, also called saltpeter – was only synthesized on a large-scale in the early 20th century. Prior to that, makers of gunpowder took advantage of the nitrogen naturally found in urine […]Read more "Fun fact 9/29/2016"
Ears and noses continue to grow as humans age. This is due to gravity, and a loss of elasticity in the skin. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/jul/17/big-ears-grow-as-we-ageRead more "Fun fact 9/26/2016"
The center of the Earth (6000-7000 degrees Celsius) is hotter than the surface of the Sun (5800 Celsius)!!! Wendy Panero told me that. She’s a professor at Ohio State University and in the OSU Mineral Physics Research Group.Read more "Fun fact 9/24/2016"
If you’re having a problem with rodents, no need to buy harmful poisons that kill the little critters! Just bunch up some aluminum foil, and stick it into entrance/exit mouse holes. The aluminum foil scares them, it’s sharp, and they won’t chew through it. http://home.howstuffworks.com/green-living/10-things-never-throw-away.htmRead more "Fun fact 9/23/2016"
Latte, word for a delicious coffee drink with perfectly steamed milk and espresso shots (YUM), also slang in German for an erection…specifically morning wood. The Pragmatics of Humour Across Discourse Domains. Marta Dynel. John Benjamins Pub. Co. 2011.Read more "Fun fact 9/17/2016"
Vermont is the most aggressive duty to rescue state – you are required to aid those in distress if you possibly can. Enacted in 1967, this law requires any one who knows that another is in grave danger to render reasonable assistance unless such efforts would endanger the rescuer. http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2168&context=wmlrRead more "Fun fact 9/16/2016"