Posts Categorized: Education

Notable Names

I have often wondered where people come up with names for all these well know characters on TV. I found out for some of my favourite shows. The Simpsons It seems Matt Greoning didn’t look too far for his inspiration. He used his own family. Homer is actually the name of his… …more

I like to move it, move it?

How fast does grass grow? Well from what I have found searching the internet it grows 2-6in a week. In metric that converts to about 5-15cm a week. There is such a huge gap because there are many varying factors that affect the speed of the grass going. There is temperature, humidity, precipitation, amount… …more

It’s learned Pepe, learned.

Mad as a Hatter It refers to the effects of mercury poisoning to hat makers in the 1800s. A mercury solution was commonly used to turn fur into felt so they were constantly inhaling the fumes. Some of the symptoms included the shakes, loss of coordination, loss of memory, and anxiety which made people seem… […]

Bad Spellers of the World Untie! I don’t get it.

When I first saw this printed on a t-shirt I was with a couple of my friends and they burst into laughter. I sat there and giggled a bit but that was just a front to hide my confusion. For a long time I didn’t get it. What can I say? I am a… …more

Droppin’ Some Education

L.A.S.E.R. For those who don’t know it is an acronym. It stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Gordon Gould was the first person to use the term LASER in the late 1950’s. The acronym roots of the word LASER have been mainly forgotten outside the scientific world due to the terms… …more