Thursday, December 12 Tandy and Coleco both became electronics companies and, by coincidence, both started out in the leather business. Coleco was the Connecticut Leather Company, specializing in shoes. By the 1980s, it was deep into the videogame business. Too deep. …Read more. Wednesday, December 11 There are three British writers I always get mixed up. Maybe this will help sort them out. First, we have C.S. Lewis and C.S. Forester. Clive Staples Lewis wrote the Narnia books, and Cecil Scott Forester wrote the Horatio Hornblower books. But …Read more. Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more. Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more.more articles
Saturday, May 12
Get your 8-year-olds. Today, we're talking about farting astronauts. According to Boyle's Law, gases expand as pressure decreases. And that includes gases in the digestive system. As a result, high-altitude pilots and astronauts both have problems with abdominal cramps. What's especially scary about this, of course, is that your farts are made up of methane and hydrogen, both of which are quite flammable, particularly in oxygen-rich spacecraft. Yikes.
From the Latin verb "sequi" we get "sequel," "obsequious" and "consequence." What does sequi mean?
A) To avenge
B) To flatter
C) To follow
D) To repeat
Previous answer: The Atlanta Thrashers and the Columbus Blue Jackets joined the NHL.
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