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...
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How did eBay get its name?

eBay.com got its name from the company name, The Echo Bay Technology Company. Pierre Omidyar created the website AuctionWeb in 1995. AuctionWeb was the predecessor to...
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What is Bitcoin?

Below is my very introductory summary of bitcoin. I could go on for multiple pages, but that isn't the point of this website. I'm...
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Does screen auto-rotation work on mobile devices in outer space?

No, screen auto-rotation does not work on mobile devices in outer space. Auto-rotation on mobile devices is determined by something called an accelerometer. Accelerometers are devices...
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Should I top off my gas tank after the pump handle clicks?

Topping off your gas tank (aka gas topping) is not a good idea for mechanical, environmental, and financial reasons. Any gas you put in...

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