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When to Use I.E. Versus E.G.

When to Use I.E. Versus E.G.

Daven Hiskey September 17, 2012 7

You should know when to use “i.e.” and when to use “e.g.” Many people use these interchangeably, but as you look into what “i.e.” and “e.g.” actually mean, you start to see how they

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How to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your Computer

How to Stop Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your Computer

Daven Hiskey May 29, 2012 19

You should know how to prevent Windows Update from automatically restarting your computer. There are few more annoying default settings than Windows’ developers choosing to have the default on Windows Update be to automatically

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The Plural of “Hero” is “Heroes”, Not “Heros”

The Plural of “Hero” is “Heroes”, Not “Heros”

Daven Hiskey May 28, 2012 7

You should know the plural of “hero” is “heroes”, not “heros”. With it being Memorial Day and so many people posting on Facebook/Twitter/etc. about all the “heros” out there, I thought I’d do a

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Each Second About Four Million Metric Tons of Matter is Converted to Energy Within the Sun’s Core

Each Second About Four Million Metric Tons of Matter is Converted to Energy Within the Sun’s Core

Daven Hiskey May 27, 2012 0

Each second about four million metric tons of matter is converted to energy within the Sun’s core.  This gives the Sun a lifetime as a main sequence star of about 10 billion years with

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How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

Daven Hiskey May 26, 2012 11

You should know how to treat a jellyfish sting. Contrary to popular belief, you should never urinate on a jellyfish sting. This will just make the problem worse, as does washing the sting with

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The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

The Difference Between an Acronym and an Initialism

Daven Hiskey May 24, 2012 11

You should know the difference between an acronym and an initialism. Both acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but there is a key difference between the two, at least at present. Due to rampant misuse

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It’s Bad Rap, Not Bad Wrap

It’s Bad Rap, Not Bad Wrap

Daven Hiskey May 19, 2012 2

You should know that the expression to describe when someone is falsely convicted of a criminal charge or is on the receiving end of unjustified criticism is “bad rap”, not “bad wrap”. Further, “rap”

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Super Glue Adheres More Strongly if You Add a Little Water Before Applying It

Super Glue Adheres More Strongly if You Add a Little Water Before Applying It

Daven Hiskey May 16, 2012 1

You should know Super Glue adheres more strongly if you add a little water before applying it. Super Glue adheres nearly instantly when it comes in contact with the hydroxyl ions in water.  When

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During Absence Seizures People Will Often Just Look Like They are Staring Off Into Space and May Walk Around Aimlessely

During Absence Seizures People Will Often Just Look Like They are Staring Off Into Space and May Walk Around Aimlessely

Daven Hiskey May 16, 2012 3

During absence seizures, the person will often appear to be just staring off into space.  There is no typical jerking or twitching as is associated with many other types of seizures.  Absence seizure victims

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The Difference Between Venom and Poison

The Difference Between Venom and Poison

Daven Hiskey May 15, 2012 0

You should know the difference between venom and poison. The difference is in the delivery. Poison must be inhaled, ingested, or delivered via touch, while venom is injected into a wound.  This may seem

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Porcupine Quills are Just Extremely Enlarged Hairs

Porcupine Quills are Just Extremely Enlarged Hairs

Daven Hiskey May 15, 2012 0

A porcupine’s quills are just extremely enlarged specialized hairs that have unusually (compared to other mammals) thick layers of keratin, which is the main structural component of hair and finger nails, among other things. 

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Looking Up at the TV with Your Head Tilted Up Causes More Eyestrain than if You are Looking Straight at It

Looking Up at the TV with Your Head Tilted Up Causes More Eyestrain than if You are Looking Straight at It

Daven Hiskey May 14, 2012 0

You should know looking up at the TV with your head tilted up will cause more eyestrain than if you’re looking straight on at it. Having the TV below your eye level, so your

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Dolphins Don’t Have a Sense of Smell

Dolphins Don’t Have a Sense of Smell

Daven Hiskey May 14, 2012 0

Dolphins have no sense of smell due to lacking any olfactory nerve or lobes.  Instead, they use their sense of taste much like we use our sense of smell.  Dolphins will often taste the

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Certain Almonds are Highly Poisonous

Certain Almonds are Highly Poisonous

Daven Hiskey May 13, 2012 8

You should know almonds come in two varieties, sweet and bitter, and the latter is highly poisonous when raw. Bitter almonds contain glycoside amygdalin. When eaten, glycoside amygdalin will turn into prussic acid, a.k.a.

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Kirk Douglas’ Real Name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky

Kirk Douglas’ Real Name was Issur Danielovitch Demsky

Daven Hiskey May 13, 2012 1

Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky.  His parent’s original surname was Danielovitch, but they changed it to Demsky when they immigrated to the U.S. in 1912.  When Douglas first started acting on Broadway,

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How to Add RAM to Your Computer

How to Add RAM to Your Computer

Daven Hiskey May 13, 2012 2

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crucial.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. You should know how to add RAM to a computer. As a Computer Scientist (Master’s

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About 50% of All Poinsettias Sold in the World are Sold by the Ecke Family

About 50% of All Poinsettias Sold in the World are Sold by the Ecke Family

Daven Hiskey May 12, 2012 0

The Ecke family of Encinitas, California once had a virtual monopoly on poinsettia sales starting in the early 20th century due to the fact that they discovered a way to create compact, fuller poinsettias

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What to Do if You See Someone Having a Seizure

What to Do if You See Someone Having a Seizure

Daven Hiskey May 12, 2012 2

You should know what to do if you see someone having a seizure. Not all seizures result in a person jerking about uncontrollably.  With many seizures, the person may simply smack their lips, seem

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