Question Your World

Saturday, December 10, 2011

How long would you dare to age a fruitcake and still eat it, assuming it was made and stored properly?           a.  1 year           b.  5 years      ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

So, things have changed a lot since 1943. Back then the computer industry was tiny compared to the giant booming, seemingly endless industry that it is these days. Thomas Watson has been quoted (or misquoted depending on who you ask) about how the world market could hold maybe 5 computers. Five...
Topics Covered: Computers

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Other than blasting people into space and taking photos of far off distant worlds, NASA has contributed a lot to our day-to-day lives also. Check out this page for more info on what NASA's done to help you sleep, clean, and live a little easier. NASA Inventions! Thank you NASA!...
Topics Covered: NASA, Inventions

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! One of the most common misconceptions about this tasty holiday is based around some simple chemistry. The amino acid in question is Tryptophan! The most popular source of this culinary chemical on your dinner table is turkey, however there is a little myth that...
Topics Covered: Holidays, Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How big is a billion? Well, lets count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, errr...999,999,998...999,999,999..1,000,000,000!! Whew!! Took a bit longer than we thought. A billion is a huge number!! If you were to count from one to a billion you would need nearly 96 years...
Topics Covered: Math, Billion
In the early days of auto racing a second person was used as a spotter to look for other vehicles and check the gauges. All that changed when Ray Houron won the inaugural Indy 500 in great part to his stunning new invention, the rear view mirror. This eleminated the weight of the extra person and...
Topics Covered: nascar, racing, innovation

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

There's a pretty good chance that you've seen some other people today somewhere. Well, we are currently ushering in a new milestone for humanity, 7 billion people. That's right, the Earth is home to 7 billion of us. This is most impressive considering that it took us nearly 199,000...
Topics Covered: Population, Billions
Hello boys and ghouls! Once again, the equinox has happened and daylight savings time has not ended yet, which means its time for Halloween!! Check out the video clip for some fun with Halloween numbers! That's right $2 BILLION spent on candy each year for Halloween. What a sweet...
Topics Covered: Candy, Halloween, Holidays

Monday, October 17, 2011

A lot has been discovered about Neptune since its initial sighting in 1846. The Voyager 2 spacecraft, on Aug 25, 1989, did a fly by of this blue celestial giant and sent back some photos and other data that has helped the science community understand more about the last planet on the block. Here...

Monday, June 27, 2011

On July 4, 1826, our nation celebrated its 50th birthday. Two old patriots, former arch rivals and now close friends, began the day but did not finish it. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day in their own homes hundreds of miles apart on the 50th anniversary of their signing the...
Topics Covered: Holidays, Independence Day

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