Hampton Roads Bridge–Tunnel

So bridge and tunnel The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel connects the city of Hampton on the Virginia Peninsula with the City of Norfolk. Its 3.5 mile length is divided into two lengths of bridge and a tunnel in the middle. The middle tunnel section is to open up a vital shipping lane which includes traffic from…

Why Is Fibreglass Insulation Pink?

The Owens-Corning Company produced the first fibreglass insulation in 1938. While fibreglass fibres are naturally transparent, fibreglass batts are held together with a binder that can be dyed. In 1979, Owens-Corning licensed the Pink Panther character from the United Artists movie as its marketing mascot and coloured its product to match. The company trademarked the unique…

Malcolm Gladwell “Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti”

Malcolm Gladwell’s TED talk “Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce” is a quick summary of psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz’s experiments on food and happiness. In his spaghetti experiments in the 1980s, Mowskowitz found that the data clearly divided American’s preferences into three groups, which Gladwell described as “people who like their sauce plain, people who like their sauce…