I’ve searched and searched, and the “no elbows on the table” rule? It’s folklore. No clear origin! AdvertisementsRead more "Fun fact 12/31/2017"
Triangles are the strongest shape in the world because any added weight occurs evenly to all sides. http://www.mythbusterstheexhibition.com/assets/documents/uploads/02-MBedudoc-Structures-03.pdfRead more "Fun fact 12/29/2017"
Never-before-seen word…punctilio! Punctilio: a minute detail of conduct in a ceremony or in observance of a code, or careful observance of forms (as in social conduct). https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punctilioRead more "Fun fact 12/24/2017"
Ancient crocodiles used to be HUGE!!! Deinosuchus from North America could reach a length of 39.3 feet (12 m) and weigh more than 18,740 lbs. (8,500 kg); and Purussaurus from the Amazon basin could reach more than 42.6 feet (13 m) long and at least 22,000 lbs. (10,000 kg). https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5287323Read more "Fun fact 12/23/2017"
Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood wrote the score for There Will Be Blood, a 2007 film. https://www.google.com/amp/s/pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/11007-there-will-be-blood-ost/amp/Read more "Fun fact 12/22/2017"
Birds are able to fly because of their reduced skeletal weight; reduction in a bird’s skeletal weight is largely a result of hollow construction of bones. https://www2.gwu.edu/~darwin/BiSc151/Birds/Birds.HTMLRead more "Fun fact 12/20/2017"
Birmingham, Alabama is the only place on Earth where large deposits of the three raw materials needed to make iron—coal (for conversion into coke), iron ore, and limestone—exist close together. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1597Read more "Fun fact 12/19/2017"