Monday, August 17, 2009


The popular houndstooth textile pattern was invented in 1893 in a weaver's workshop above the Houndstooth Pub, in New York's Garment District.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

If You Work Too Much

You risk scribbling all over your shirt with a pen.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Heads Up!

A single drop of water, falling from the top of the Empire State Building, carries with it enough force to knock a person unconscious if striking him or her on the head.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maybe it's time to cut back?

One serving of Dr Pepper has 40 grams of sugar.

This is what 40 grams of sugar looks like:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Seeing a Pattern (Reprise)

Canada de la Sabana de la Batata, in the Dominican Republic, is the longest-named place in the world with alternating consonants and vowels. The longest name in which the name is only one word is Nekatitaranagahawewa, which is located in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Seeing a Pattern

The longest named place in the United States with a repeating vowel-consonant-vowel-consonant pattern is Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with ten letters. There are nine places tied for the shortest, all of which have eight letters.

Sunday, December 7, 2008