Monday, July 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: China Zone

While most large countries have multiple time zones, China just has one. Before communists took over and established the People's Republic of China in 1949, China had five time zones. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Things I Hate: Faux Einstein in College Story

 While I'm sure many reading this have heard some variation of this "story", it's merely an urban myth spread by evangelicals. Most of the variations has an atheist college professor going up to a debate (usually either about the existence of God or on evolution) with a Christian student who humiliates him with some philosophical sounding "logic". At the very end of the tall-tale they claim that the student was Albert Einstein.

Fact of the Day: Lunar Asteroid

While most people know that a lot of planets have moons, in 1993 a moon was discovered orbiting around something that was not a planet. The moon named Dactyl was orbiting an asteroid named 243 Ida which lies between Mars and Jupiter. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bow-Tie or Neck-Tie?

While not everyone wears ties, everyone can have an opinion about which looks better. While neck-ties do have some ugly patterns sometimes, I always preferred them to bow-ties. It is very rare for a bow-tie to not look dorky, and for that reason I've never worn one. 

Fact of the Day: Olympia

The state capitial of Washington, Olympia was named after its close location to the Olympic Mountains in the Northwest part of the United States.