The automatic toll booths on the NJ Garden State Parkway have signs "No pennies, please". The thing is, if you throw pennies in the basket, the machine counts them up just fine – they just don't want them. It can take a while for the machine to count through them all.
It was a warm day with a breeze and I was in a classroom where someone left the window open. The vertical blinds were flapping so I opened them horizontally all the way. I didn’t understand why I was getting horrified looks from the class until I realized a bird had dived into the window. I turned around and saw a feather floating, and then I knew the terrible event I had caused. I reclosed the blinds. Predators have eyes positioned in front of their heads to triangulate distance to prey. Predated animals like many birds, have eyes on the sides of their heads to get a 3
"Tell me about Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg." It's also called Lake Chaubunagungamaug for short, or Webster Lake for outsiders, and is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, near the town of Webster. Its name comes from Nipmuc, an Algonquian language, and supposedly translates to, “You fish on your side; I fish on my side; nobody fishes in the middle.” However, that translation has been disputed and may have been made up by an early 20th century newspaper correspondent. A more accurate translation may be the “fishing point that’s at the bou
42 I hadn't realized it’s from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. They build a supercomputer to find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything, and after millions of years it comes back with the answer: 42. They don't understand the answer so they build a bigger supercomputer to figure out what the Ultimate Question is. If you are looking for a seed for your random number generator, try 42.