Even though the engine is the biggest concern with regard to breaking in a new car, drivers should also be mindful of the brakes and tires. Their surfaces aren't yet optimized for performance because they may have a film left over from the manufacturing process. Since tires and brakes both work by creating friction, they're less efficient if they're too smooth. So give yourself extra stopping distance for the first couple hundred miles in a new car, or whenever you get new brakes or tires. … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
First, he made a fortune on the stock market short selling stocks. Short selling is a strategy that banks on a company's performance taking a nosedive. So let's say you suspect a particular company is going to hit some rough financial trouble. You sell off stock in that company. The only catch is you don't actually own any of that stock; you're selling something you don't possess. … [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?
Patterson, a 78-year-old fourth generation farmer, is building relationships with these calves in the same way he's done for a lifetime. At Patterson Family Farms, as at most conventional dairies, calves are separated from their mothers within a day or two of birth, then housed individually and in age-related groups where rely on people for sustenance and affection. … [Read more...] about Study: Cows Grow Bigger, Give More Milk After Early Positive Human Interaction
But we may soon have more clues to the real origins of the ninja tradition. That's in part because in July 2017, a Japanese university announced the opening of the world's first international ninja research center. Mie University is located in Iga, in Mie Prefecture, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Kyoto, where the first and most famous ninja "school" may have existed in the 16th century. The new research center will house not only historical documents related to the ninja, but also hundreds of novels, movies and cartoons that have helped to forge the modern image of the black-clad assassin. … [Read more...] about Research Center Seeks to Separate Ninja Fact From Fiction
Clyde Tombaugh got his gig as a junior astronomer with Lowell Observatory when he sent in observations he’d made of Jupiter and Mars on a homemade telescope (constructed using such sundries as a 1910 Buick’s crankshaft and discarded dairy farm equipment). He was only asking for their opinions on his work, but they were so impressed that they offered him a job. … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface