Monday, 28 October 2013

News from Around the World (28/10)

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes - If you always liked reading Calvin and Hobbes, do give this read.

The Bible Paradox - Nearly 80 percent of all Americans think the Bible is either literally true or is the inspired word of God. And yet, most Americans have no idea what is actually in the Bible.

The Brief History of 'Dude' - The contemporary use of dude developed in the Pacific Coast surfing culture of the early 1960s, it entered mainstream popular culture in the early ’80s, and it’s persisted, until recently, along the same basic lines.

Why Kettle Whistles - It may come as a surprise to some, but in all the years that people have been brewing tea, no-one has ever quite been able to work out why kettles whistle. In a basic sense, of course, the reasons are pretty clear, but the physical source of the noise and the specific reason for the whistling sound have both remained elusive.

Electric Superbike of the Future