Man’s 18-Millionth Greatest Invention

On the list of man’s twenty-million greatest inventions, this ranked number 18,004,600. It’s called clam shell packaging. You know the kind. Hard plastic, pressure-wrapped around almost anything from thumb tacks to hair dryers. Without proper tools, it is virtually impossible to open within a reasonable amount of time without hurting yourself, or breaking into an uncontrollable sweat. Great minds have tried to figure out why such packaging is necessary. If it is to prevent theft, wouldn’t someone just steal theRead more

Is It a Bird? Is It a Badger?

In late September, the colorful, capricious species known as snowbirds begin returning to their winter habitat, flying and driving to Arizona to escape from the winter chills of Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada, and other cold places. There are those who divide their time fifty-fifty between their northern haunts and the warmer climes. There are others who come south for just two or three months. They are spotted most often in November and December. By January they tend to take on more ofRead more