Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the military salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, however,...

Would detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really turn its sand into glass?

Yes, detonating a nuclear bomb in a desert really would turn its sand into glass. Well, at least a portion of it. We know...
Argentinian Station

How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...
cops breaking down door during a raid

Who pays for my door if the cops break it down?

If the authorities break down your door to locate or help you, you will be responsible for paying for a new door. However, if...
ridged quarters or reeded edges

Why do quarters have ridges on their edges?

According to the U.S. Mint, ridges were added to the edges of quarters (aka reeded edges) to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting. Up until...

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