Avoid pushing the engine up to redline.Be particularly careful if it's a high-performance car.Don't floor the gas pedal.If it's a manual transmission, shift gears before it redlines.Don't use cruise control. It's important for the engine to go through different RPMs.If possible, avoid short trips that don't allow the car's engine to warm up to normal operating temperature.Avoid towing as it can put a heavy load on the engine, and because the car's brakes and tires require increased stopping distance (see Now That's Interesting). … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
Short selling is totally legal. You actually do deliver stock to a buyer. And later on, you buy the stock you sold (hopefully at a lower price than what you sold it for) and make a profit. It's a bit more complicated than that, but you can always read up on short sells. Bottom line: While it's legal, people tend to feel short selling is bad mojo because it relies on companies doing poorly. … [Read more...] about The Most Hated Man in America Gets Arrested
In this video, we bid adieu to the name Gary. You see, the Garys of the world have been in sharp decline over the decades, namely because of the fickle nature of the naming public. … [Read more...] about Gary’s a Trustworthy Name. Is Yours?
Researchers also observed the quality of relationships between calves and caretakers through an avoidance distance test. The test, which measures the distance at which a calf will avoid a person who approaches it head on, revealed the stroked calves had a lower avoidance distance than the calves in the control group. In short, the calves who had been given special attention early on in their lives were less fearful and more welcoming when approached by people. … [Read more...] about Study: Cows Grow Bigger, Give More Milk After Early Positive Human Interaction
The Myth of the Ninja Like any good legend, the image of the ninja was crafted over centuries of storytelling and colorful exaggeration. Starting more than 300 years ago, Japanese people in the Iga region began taking elements of traditional warfare that exist in all cultures — spying, subterfuge and assassination — and assigning them to a secretive brotherhood of Japanese warriors called shinobi. The characters for shinobi can also be read and pronounced as ninja. … [Read more...] about Research Center Seeks to Separate Ninja Fact From Fiction
Before 1930, Pluto was a mathematical prediction. Astronomers had spent 149 years watching Uranus's wonky orbit and estimating what must be out there in the far reaches of our solar system, majestically mucking things up. Neptune was identified as a planet in 1846, but even the presence of another gas giant didn't entirely explain what was going on with Uranus. The search was on for “Planet X.” … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface