Current AF

Remember getting yelled at by mom when you unplugged the vacuum while it was still on? Why did we do it? Partly because we’re lazy, partly because we wanted to see that “spark”. That “spark” was actually an arc, electricity going through the air to from something...

Just “Knock Out Gas”?

Remember in old spy movies when they needed to “kidnap” someone? All they did was dose a handkerchief and put it over the mark’s face. In a few seconds they were out. Formaldehyde. Of course, as with most chemicals, it’s use goes way beyond “knock out gas”. It...

Hot, Cold, or Just Right.

Sometimes, when you’re a teenage boy, you flush a toilet while your sister is in the shower and then wait to hear her scream. At that age, you probably don’t know why flushing the cold water in the toilet makes the water in the shower crazy hot. You just know it...

The Femme Fatale of Nature

Everyone wants them. The taller the better. We want them close to us, to our home, but we know they’re dangerous. Beautiful, but dangerous.  Trees can wreak havoc on the foundation of a building.  They exploit tiny, existing cracks in the...

Garage Fires

Fire safety in the home is something that’s important to every household, so what about the garage, particularly if its attached to the home?  While the garage may not be a place we think about too much, with regard to fire safety, its actually one of the most...
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