How Does the Rear View Mirror Dimmer Work?

How Does the Rear View Mirror Dimmer Work?

So you're driving down the highway at night and listening to some tunes when all of the sudden someone comes up on your tail end. Next thing you know...

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Smoke detectors, which have been commercially available since circa 1969, have proven to have a huge advantage in promising the safety of people if a fire...

Does Potassium Even Out Sodium Levels?

Does Potassium Even Out Sodium Levels?

Does potassium combat sodium in the body? This question arose a while back when I saw these little yogurt shots that boasted the promise that the potassium...

Why Are There Carpool Lanes?

Why Are There Carpool Lanes?

Formally known as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV), carpool lanes are the lanes on a highway reserved for cars with a driver and at least one passenger,...

On Meteors

On Meteors

The past few months have been busy with meteor showers ranging from the Perseids in August, the Orionids in October, the Leonids in November, and the Gemenids...

Running Water and the Need to Pee

Running Water and the Need to Pee

"I can't pee", you say as a mother or father watches over and insists that you have do. After sitting on the toilet and arguing with your parents about...

The Thanksgiving Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

The Thanksgiving Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

Thanksgiving, a day comprised of great family gatherings, stories you probably never want to be told, and grandmothers who drink...

Bologna's Odd Spelling

Bologna's Odd Spelling

Bologna is a famous lunch meat in America, whether you eat it on a sandwich or on a Lunchable cracker. In this country we pronounce the word as "baloney",...