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Idaho man’s pet squirrel goes ‘nuts’ on burglar
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Many homeowners have dogs for protection, but an Idaho man’s unusual pet proved to be just as effective when fending off a burglar. Adam Pearl walked into his home on Tuesday and quickly realized something was wrong, KIVI-TV reports. "I came in the front door and I saw snow prints out in the front driveway going to the back of the house so I thought something was awry because no one usually goes through the yard,” Pearl said.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
How to Test Your Car Battery with a Multimeter
The battery plays a critical role in the function of modern-day automobiles. Among other things, it supplies the electrical power needed for all electrical systems in the vehicle, including lighting, climate control, ignition, etc. Without a functional, battery, these systems would cease to function.With that said, a typical car battery will last for approximately six years under "normal" conditions. If you live in region that experiences extreme temperatures and/or humidity, your battery may die sooner.It's frustrating when you get ready to leave your house, only to discover that your car battery is dead. Maybe you have a second vehicle, or perhaps you can hitch a ride from a friend or family member. Nonetheless, you'll still have…
Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist
"I like to encourage my kids to eat a little healthier, so I'll sprinkle a little 'supersalt' in there. That stuff is really powerful."
Construction Safety Tips for the Summer
With summer right around the corner, more and more construction crews will be going outdoors to battle the mid-day sun and heat.Unfortunately, construction work carries one of the highest risks of injury of all industries and occupations. Each year, thousands of construction workers lose their lives, and many more are serious injured, while on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken great steps to curb these numbers, though it remains a serious problem. The good news is that both construction workers and employers can reduce the risk of injury by following some simple steps.Beware of Heat ExhaustionOne of the biggest threats of construction work during the summer is the potential for heat…
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...
Box Cutter Safety Tips
A box cutter, also known as a utility knife, is a common tool found in the modern workplace. While it's primary function is to cut and open boxes, it's also used for other applications, such as cutting plastic string, stripping materials, creating precision cuts, and more. Like all cutting instruments, however, caution is needed when using a box cutter to prevent injury.Use a Sharp BladeDon't use a box cutter if the blade is dull, broken or otherwise not sharp. Doing so may increase the risk of an injury, as dull blades have a tendency to "catch" rather than cut. Thankfully, box cutter blades are easy and inexpensive to replace.Retract Blade When Not in UseWhen you aren't using the box cutter, retract the blade back into the casing so it's no longer exposed. There's…
Propane Tank Recycling Tips
Propane tank disposal can be confusing. Propane tanks are made out of recyclable steel and copper. But due to the gas and pressure inside, these tanks cannot...
Top 10 Contractor Hiring Tips for Homeowners
Your home is probably your most valuable asset. Properly maintaining your home is a key factor in the retention and growth of its value. This factor is one reason why it is important to hire highly qualified contractors when making major repairs or renovations to your home. The following 10 key rules should be followed …