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Cloudy with a Chance of Wagyu Beef

28 Jul 2022

In the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” the “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator,” or the FLDSMDFR, is designed to convert water molecules into food molecules,...

Montreal vs Toronto Metro: Rubber or Steel?

21 Jul 2022

I moved to Montreal this year after living in Toronto my entire life. In my opinion, one thing Montreal truly does better is the Metro. It’s cleaner, there are more useful lines and even the colour...

Paging Dr. Ultrasound

6 May 2022

If I asked you what was John Grisham’s most important book, which would you pick? The Firm? The Client? According to him, it’s a thin book you’ve never heard of. It’s called The Tumor: A Non-Legal...

Why do curlers sweep?

11 Feb 2022

Just about any subject becomes more interesting with a deeper dive. That is certainly the case for curling, a sport that is a mystery to many and unfortunately often the butt of jokes. However, it...

What is tritium paint?

28 Jan 2022

In 1957, Edward Shapiro filed a patent for a novel type of “self-luminous paint.” The concept was not new, luminous paints based on radioactive emissions from radium striking a phosphor such as...

Smoke Alarms Are Not Created Equal

8 Jan 2022

Earlier this week, a fire broke out in a rowhouse in Philadelphia, killing at least 13 people. The deputy fire commissioner stated during a news conference that there were four smoke alarms but...

It’s In The Can!

17 Sep 2021

A liner prevents the metal from reacting with the can’s contents. The concern is about bisphenol A (BPA), one of the components used to produce the epoxy resin, leaching out into the food or...

How do sparklers work?

17 Sep 2021

You stick them into a birthday cake, stand back and revel in the brilliant shower of sparks. What you are witnessing are glowing metal particles, usually aluminum, but iron titanium, zinc or...

SnowWedges and Snowballs

13 Aug 2021

“Snowballs” is the brand name for a type of specially designed underwear that is equipped with two compartments into which freezable gels encased in plastic, termed “SnowWedges,” can be slipped....


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