Archive for March, 2014

Aglet

The name for the plastic piece at the end of a shoelace is called an aglet.

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Snap fastener

Many older men wear shirts with snap fasteners for buttons, presumably because either their eyesight is worse or they are no longer dexterous enough.

Yoga

Despite that it may seem like a series of stretching exercises, yoga is quite a vigorous workout.

Match day

Match day, the day most US medical school applicants find out where they will spend the next several years of their lives in a training program, has moved to a Friday. For fresh graduates, it has traditionally been on a Thursday.

Creatinine level

Kidney transplant recipients are the only patients who know their creatinine level, any time, any day.

Ribs

Human ribs in a bucket look like those you would order at a restaurant, but larger.

Human ribs in a bucket look like those you would order at a restaurant, but larger.

Vanishing airplane

Even in modern times, a Boeing 777 aircraft can go missing without a trace for over 7 days. It will be interesting to see what comes of the investigation, however feel safe knowing that airplanes are put through a rigorous series of tests before they are cleared for operation.

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