Question: Why does sand stick to wet feet, but not to dry feet? Answer: Although it might not seem like it, water is sticky in a peculiar way, even though it is a liquid. Water has surface tension that tries to pull isolated small drops of water (like rain or fog) into the shape of a ball. Sort of like a balloon that you fill with water. Surface tension is like the balloon itself. Most liquids have surface tension. If the water "wets" a surface then the water sticks to that material too. A tiny amount of water wets a sand grain and also wets your skin, and the surface tension of that small amount of water keeps the sand stuck to you. The surface tension is not large enough to have large pebbles stick to you. Sometimes scientists call this effect capillary attraction. Surface tension only present when there is a water-air interface. So sand under the water does not stick to you because there is no air/water interface to allow the surface tension to exist. If your feet are just a little bit wet, then the capillary effects can be noticed and your foot might have high friction. Wet clothing is very difficult to remove, especially socks. Socks need to slide off your feet and wet fabric makes thousands of small capillary bridges to your skin and doesnt slide well.
Here is footage shot with GoPro Hero Cameras as part of a bighorn sheep translocation project in Nevada, USA. This is part of a translocation project moving sheep from one mountain range to another for the purpose of repopulation. They are secured into bags which are then strung below the helicopter and transported to a base camp where they're loaded into a trailer and taken to the release site. A full version of the project film will be posted in a few weeks.
You're ordering at a coffee shop (or if you're fancy, a cafe), and you notice that the barista is surprisingly attractive. Ordinarily you would chalk that up to a nice moment in your otherwise mediocre day, but hang on a tick. As you look around, all the employees are really good-looking. What is going on? What time is it? Are you drunk already and you just forgot? There's no good reason why all this beauty should be wasted on angry caffeine junkies. Well, this phenomenon (assuming you aren't actually drunk) might be an incredibly reliable, vaguely sexist indication of how the economy is faring. It's called the Hot Waitress Economic Index, and it goes like this: In our often unfair society, really attractive women are unlikely to work as waitresses, as they have an easier time finding other, better-paying jobs (we're not saying it's right, we're saying it's a statistical truth). When the economy goes belly-up, attractiveness isn't as valuable as actual skill, and attractive people get laid off just like everyone else -- so they temporarily drift back to a job that doesn't require schooling but offers great tips if you have a nice smile. When the economy picks up again, they return to higher-paying jobs. The Hot Waitress Economic Index was coined by New York magazine financial columnist Hugo Lindgren in 2009, and it has since received enough credibility and attention to feature in Investopedia, CNBC, Time Moneyland and Business Insider, to name a few. For obvious reasons, not everyone in the media takes it seriously, but the curious thing is that, apart from the odd blogger playing the sexism card, no one seems to be running to debunk it. In today's media environment, that speaks volumes about the plausibility of the theory.
A recessed light is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a ceiling. When installed it appears to have light shining from a hole in the ceiling, concentrating the light in a downward direction as a broad floodlight or narrow spotlight. There are two parts to recessed lights, the trim and housing. The trim is the visible portion of the light. It is the insert that is seen when looking up into the fixture, and also includes the thin lining around the edge of the light. The housing is the fixture itself that is installed inside the ceiling and contains the lamp holder.
The past held some pretty crazy predictions for the future, some of which society has actually lived up to. Stuff like Skype, mobile phones, personal computers, and hang gliders were all drawn up in a hilarious sci-fi manner different from reality only in its style. Many other predictions, however, are just plain absurd. According to the past, we should now all be living on various planets throughout the solar system, flying our own personal planes/ufos/jet packs, and doing little to no physical activity whatsoever since even a task as simple as brushing your hair is now the responsibility of machines. The last part isn't too far off the mark after all. Here are 32 vintage predictions of the future that will have you wishing you lived in a parallel dimension. Not quite yet. Someday, we will be able to ship all our illegals to the moon, just like we did with the Indians!
Hey Ernie, Long time reader, first time contributor. I saw these pics of Carla Gugino in an older issue while working out at the gym. Love the site - keep up the great work. Tom
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Sure, you've heard that wine should always be stored on its side. But grocery stores and even many wine shops display their bottles upright. The bottle is meant to stand that way for a reason, right? Wrong. Storing wine in the vertical position, especially if you're trying to age it, is a big mistake that can ruin your wine. Here's why: your wine shares a fickle friendship with oxygen. Oxygen reacts with the chemicals in your wine to change its flavor compounds. In other words, without oxygen, wine could not age. But oxygen also reacts with the alcohol in wine to form acetic acid, or vinegar. Exposure to too much oxygen will ruin a bottle of wine. So how do you limit the amount of oxygen that comes in contact with the wine? This is where the cork comes in. An old but ingenious solution to the oxygen problem, a cork can expand and contract as its environment changes. Storing a bottle of wine upright keeps the cork high and dry, away from the wine. It can dry out, and when it dries, it shrinks, leaving room for air to enter the bottle and let oxygen react with the wine. When you store a bottle of wine on its side, the liquid keeps the cork moist. The cork keeps its size and can even expand if needed, for instance, if a warm environment causes the glass bottle to expand, and so maintains a tight seal against the outside air. The only air that gets in is through the small pores in the corkĖthe perfect amount to age the wine well. The best way to store wine on its side is in a wine rack specifically designed for the purpose.
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Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press. After finding pieces of their Scrabble game missing, they decided to create their own game. With the help of John Haney and Ed Werner, they completed development of the game, which was released in 1982. Over the years, numerous editions of Trivial Pursuit have been produced, usually specializing in various fields. The original version is known as the Genus edition (or Genus I). Several other general knowledge editions (such as Genus II) have followed.
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The Israel Defense Forces are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. Since its founding, the IDF has been specifically designed to match Israel's unique security situation. The IDF is one of Israeli society's most prominent institutions, influencing the country's economy, culture and political scene. The Israel Defense Forces differs from most armed forces in the world in many ways. Differences include the conscription of women and its structure, which emphasizes close relations between the army, navy and air force. Women in the Israeli Defense Forces are female soldiers who serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Israel is the only country in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Women have taken part in Israelís military before and since the founding of the state in 1948, with women currently comprising 33% of all IDF soldiers and 51% of its officers, fulfilling various roles within the Ground, Navy and Air Forces. The 2000 Equality amendment to the Military Service law states that "The right of women to serve in any role in the IDF is equal to the right of men." As of now, 88% of all roles in the IDF are open to female candidates, while women can be found in 69% of all positions.
When was the last time you attended a sporting event and did not see some form of cheerleading? All sports have cheering, whether it is the fans, players or hired entertainment such as cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are the greatest form of entertainment for any sport. They give us something to look at during halftime (unless you are watching the Super Bowl and Fergie is performing) and during breaks from the game. We might not be able to understand what they are saying, but we can easily identify which one is hotter. But what about those sports we did not realize had cheerleaders? What would they look like, and would they be as exciting to watch? There is only one way to find out. Check out these groups of cheerleaders from some of the sports in which you would not expect them. Beach soccer? You're welcome.
Pullman is the largest city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 24,675 at the 2000 census and 29,799 according to the 2010 census. Originally incorporated as Three Forks, the city was later renamed after George Pullman. Pullman is best known as the home of Washington State University, a four-campus land-grant university, and of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, an international firm in the power industry. Pullman is served by the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Pullman and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Moscow, Idaho. Horizon Air offers four flights daily from Pullman-Moscow to Seattle and four flights daily from Seattle to Pullman-Moscow. Shuttle service to Spokane International Airport is available. Major bus routes, including Greyhound, pass through Pullman. Pullman is also served by Pullman Transit which provides service for many students of the university who do not live on campus and also provides service to the residents of Pullman. Students can get on the bus by showing their student ID card, as all students pay a fee for use of the bus system which is included in their fees when attending WSU.
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first bulls, now horses. why does spain hate animals so much?
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