Funny, Inspiring, and Just Plain Bizarre Historic Firsts
Do you know what the first food ever microwaved was? Or who the first person to win two Nobel prizes was? Read on to learn about 50 amazing firsts.
Aloud for Middle Graders? — The Horn Book
Back in the fifties, in my crowded parochial elementary school, the highest form of good luck landed you in Mrs. Sheeran’s fourth-grade class. The fact that Mrs. Sheeran wasn’t a nun marked her instantly as different But more significant than her street clothes and married name were two admirable practices. First, every day at 10:30 she smuggled us out the back door and down to the playground for an all-class dodgeball game. Second, she read aloud to our class at the end of the day, right before dismissal. Her books of choice were the Happy Hollisters series, and I was so taken with them that I asked for Happy Hollisters books that Christmas. Years later, when I taught sixth grade in the 1990s, I, too, took my students outside for a mid-morning break…
What Is the Job Outlook for Welders?
The history of welding stretches as far back as 1,000 BC, when the Sumerians and Egyptians learned to how to alloy copper with silver and tin to make bronze, and also developed techniques for hammer ...
Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare.
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
How to Polish Rusty Steel
Steel, when exposed to moisture and oxygen, forms a crusty chemical component called iron oxide -- otherwise known as rust. The best way to remove rust is to never allow steel to rust in the first ...
20 Practical Tips for Safe Gas Welding and Cutting Operations On Ships
Many accidents have resulted in loss of life following fires and explosions on ships, especially while carrying out operations involving gas welding and cutting. Learn twenty practical tips to avoid such accidents.
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How Black Books Lit My Way Along The Appalachian Trail
"I can confirm that one does not walk 2,000 miles across the face of this country as a black woman without building up an incredible sense of self."
6 General Welding Tips for Beginners
Welding has never been simpler than this using these six helpful tips.