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I would suspect anyone over the age of five is familiar with a diving board. A springy plank meant to propel the swimmer high into the air for a splash landing in the pool. Looking at a diving board, it's a simple and ancient design, essentially a lever and fulcrum. A lever is arguably one of the...
I bet your wondering what does your uncle have to do with terrorist. Hopefully nothing unless he happens to be working for the FBI. As we have witnessed with way too much frequency, terrorists are not always the smartest or most adept people. It can be said they have just enough skills and knowle...
The subterranean termite is the common species found in Connecticut. As the name implies, the colony lives in the ground. Wood is eaten from outside the colony, with the nutrients shuttled back by the workers. Because termites live in the earth, they are light averse. When foraging termites will...
It is said the only thing constant in life is change. Without fluidity in our environment, the cosmos, nothing at all would happen. Everything, from a bacteria, a planet, to all the vast universes, are all in a perpetual state of change. We humans have been able to figure out quite successfully h...
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Some fuses are quick, some are slow. When I say fuses, I am referring to the electrical type, not the wick on dynamite, all though the same can apply. Whether slow or quick, either type of fuse would be considered comparatively fast to our human point of time reference. From a geological time per...
There is nothing like the internet when it comes to research. You can find practically anything about everything. Problem is, one must be very careful of the source. In searching for real estate, there is plenty of good information from a large variety of reliable sources. When preparing for an i...
I remember riding my bike every where as kid. Not only was it fun, but it expanded my range of adventure. I could explore a new fishing hole I heard about. Get to a friends house sooner, so we had more time to look for snakes and frogs down at the creek. No matter where I pedaled, there was at le...
I confess to have never seen a play, whether in person or on TV, by the renown William Shakespeare. I am familiar, and who isn't, with his characters Romeo and Juliet. The balcony scene is iconic. But suppose the balcony was old and rickety. Would Juliet risk injury for a covert encounter with he...
Some years ago, there was a story going around the home inspection industry about a very stinky house. During the home inspection the odor was overwhelmingly powerful. The story goes that as the inspector went higher in the house the odor grew in strength. Opening the attic hatch, the stench beca...