We've all been put in the situation where someone is drumming their fingers, clicking a pen, humming a loop or some other irritating thing, where you simply must put a stop to it. You patiently wait, maybe they will stop any moment now - they do not. &n... Read More »
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on a... Read More »
"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out."
~ Richard Dawkins
I'm sure this has happened to you. You go into a shop, say Hello to a sales person, and they reply on auto pilot with something like Good thank you. The last time this happened I actually pointed it out and said I didn't actually ask how... Read More »