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What Happens Inside a Battery

Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 in Interesting Facts | 4 comments

Yesterday the thought occurred to me that I don’t really know how a battery works. Whatever goes on inside that little cylinder is a mystery to me. Now that I know the secret, it seems even more amazing! First , let me get the words right. A battery is actually defined as a set of individual things that work in unison. So when we say...

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What makes New Car Smell? Glue, mostly.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2010 in Interesting Facts | 2 comments

This week I had the pleasure of riding on a brand new airplane. At least according to the gate agent who emphasized the benefit of “that new plane smell”. All I know is that it caused a wee bit of a headache, with no ice cream in sight. “New plane smell” is one in a line of signature scents like “new car smell” and...

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