Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built by English expatriates Why did…

Strange Facts About Men

Strange Facts

  STRANGE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MEN 1. Men like to barbecue. Men will cook if danger is involved. 2. Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. 3. Marrying a divorced man is ecologically responsible. In a world where there are more women than men, it pays to recycle. 4….

Things That Never Happen In Star Trek

Star Trek

Things That Never Happen In Star Trek Author unknown The Enterprise runs into a mysterious energy field of a type that it has encountered before. The Enterprise goes to check up on a remote outpost of scientists who are all perfectly all right. The Enterprise comes across a Garden-of-Eden like planet called Paradise, where everyone is happy all the time….