Court: Paper Money Discriminates Against Blind
And they do get cheated by dishonest cashiers ... Hello, as someone who is totally blind, I think this ruling is a good thing. I can't tell you how many times I've had to ask someone to check to amke sure my money was in order, i.e., what billls I had ...
The US should switch to the metric system!
Ok, ok – I know this is a hot button issue with many of us independent-minded Americans ... One teaspoon equals about 5 milliliters.
Give him 2.54 centimeters and he'll take 1.609344 kilometers
but had to wonder how many of my non-American readers had no clue what I was talking about. As I pondered more on this, it got worse. Who can really refer to a diminutive friend as "0.2366 liter"? Will we bury people 5.5 1.83 meters under? Will ...
Time for a change? Scholars say calendar needs serious overhaul
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still -- at least when it comes to the yearly calendar. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of ...
How to Survive a Sea Level Uprising
Nevertheless, they observe that many activists regard adaptation as being necessary ... which is lowering the land surface by several centimeters to more than a decimeter per year.” (100 millimeters equals 1 decimeter, or about 4 inches.)