Myra Hodkiewicz asked in Miscellaneous, Clothing

What was the little pocket in jeans originally for?

It’s called the watch pocket, according to Levi Strauss & Co. It's been around as long as jeans have, and it was originally meant to protect the wearer's pocket watch. It's been given many informal names since, including the match pocket, the coin pocket, the condom pocket, and the ticket pocket....
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Pamela Ferry asked in Motivation, Office Space

What's the best way to get over a case of the Mondays?

I get a minor case of the Mondays every morning, whether it's Monday or not. To be up and doing something right after you were just down and snoozing for hours is the Great Drag of our time. To shake it off, you just have to open up—open up your eyes and let that light in, open up your lungs to let that oxygen in, and open up your mouth to let that water in....
Gretchen Medhurst asked in Surgery and Hospitalization, Surgeons, Health

Do surgeons get bathroom breaks during extremely long operations?

Yes, if they really need them. Lots of surgeons will try to avoid having to use the restroom by limiting fluid intake, but nobody’s going to deny them a bathroom break if they need to go. They simply "break scrub," do their business, and scrub back in. To make them more manageable, some intense surgeries have different teams to handle different aspects. With this strategy, a day-long surgery can translate into only a few hours...
Viva Schroeder asked in Baby Food, Poisons and Toxins, Child Health

Which toxic chemicals are found in most baby foods??

A recent report from the group Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95 percent of baby foods tested contained one of the following toxic chemicals: lead, arsenic, mercury, or cadmium. Out of the 168 foods tested, the chemical breakdowns are as follows: 94 percent contained lead, 73 percent contained arsenic, 75 percent contained cadmium, and 32 percent contained mercury. 1 in 4 of the foods contained all four heavy metals. Although the toxins were found in...
Bailee Hand asked in Sales and Customer Service, Business & Finance, Restaurants and Dining Establishments

What is the proper amount to tip for customer service?

Generally speaking, most people in the United States will tell you that good service deserves a 15-20% tip. As a former server myself, I tend to give more than 20% to support my fellow industry friends as a sign of solidarity. Also, I'm proud to say that when I was last waiting tables, I averaged above 25% tips, but that's because I was lucky enough to have wonderful regular customers. Truly great service can be rare,...
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Parker Braun asked in Health, Cold and Flu, Viruses (biological)

Why is the flu common in the winter, but less common in the summer?

In climates that experience winter, the influenza virus tends to survive longer and transmit itself better in cold and dry conditions, which leads to more people contracting the flu during those colder months. In climates that do not have a winter season, however, the flu is more common in periods of high humidity and lots of rain. Scientists aren’t sure why that is, but it doesn’t seem to have to do with the immune system...
Cassandre Gibson asked in Chocolate, White Chocolate, Candy

How does white chocolate differ from other chocolates?

It doesn’t contain chocolate’s hallmark ingredient. Some purists (and the Encyclopedia Britannica) don’t even consider it chocolate. To explain, let’s start on common ground: cocoa beans. When you dry, ferment, roast, and shell a cocoa bean, you wind up with a chocolate nib; grind that nib into a paste, and you get chocolate liquor; separate the liquor into its two components, and you get cocoa solids and cocoa butter. True chocolate contains cocoa solids; white chocolate,...
Nash Towne asked in Filmmaking, James Dean, Actors & Actresses

How is James Dean being cast in a movie in 2019?

The unstoppable force of ambitious directors and CGI. James Dean, the Hollywood heartthrob who died in a car crash in 1955, will be digitally revived for the film Finding Jack, directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh. The film will focus on "the existence and abandonment of more than 10,000 military dogs at the end of the Vietnam War," and it’s set to premiere on Veterans Day 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter. CGI teams will...
Stefanie Raynor asked in Christmas, Holidays and Traditions

How early do you start celebrating Christmas?

Typically the day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas decorations go up! The elf on the shelf makes his appearance on St. Nicks Day and the friends and family celebrations take place all throughout December....
Verla Becker asked in Games, Probability, Playground Games

Is there an actual strategy to winning Rock, Paper, Scissors?

Although technically Rock, Paper, Scissors is considered a game of chance, there are a few patterns to keep in mind that could give you a leg up on your competition. Men are statistically more likely to throw rock first, whereas women are more likely to start with scissors. Further, if someone wins on a particular throw, they are more likely to start with the same choice in the next round. Similarly, if they lose, they’re likely...
Eleazar Sanford asked in Politics and Government, Elections and Voting, US Government

What's on the ballot for today's election?

Nov. 5, 2019 is an election day in many states, and millions of Americans will be directly affected by the outcome of today’s votes. Many voters will be surprised to hear about November elections in an odd-numbered year. Five states—Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia—hold elections for state executives and state legislators on odd years for a variety of historical reasons. Kentucky, for instance, has held odd-year elections since 1850 in what was originally...
Haylee Waelchi asked in Weddings, Divorce and Marriage Law

What happens if someone objects during the “speak now or forever hold your peace” part of a wedding?

It depends on the circumstances under which the party is objecting. For instance, if the objection comes from a disgruntled family member who simply disapproves of the union for personal reasons, then nothing would come of the objection—the officiant only asks for reasons "this couple cannot lawfully be joined." However, if someone were to object on the grounds that either the bride or groom were already married, for instance, or that one of the parties...
Gabriella Roob asked in Chicken Meat, Sandwiches, Twitter

Why are people freaking out over the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich?

Popeyes released their new chicken sandwich on August 12, 2019, and so many people bought it that the company actually sold out in two weeks. After a two-month hiatus, the sandwich returned to the menu on November 3, and customers are already reporting absurdly long drive-thru lines. The initial launch of the sandwich began what was dubbed online as “The Chicken Sandwich Wars,” with Popeyes main competitor being Chick-fil-A. Customers took to social media to cast...
Alexandra Russel asked in Yawning

Why are yawns contagious?

We can’t say for sure, but there are several possible explanations. One potential explanation comes from research out of the University of Nottingham, which suggests that contagious yawns are prompted by automatic, primitive reflexes in the part of the brain responsible for motor function. Other researchers think it has something to do with empathy or social cues. "Researchers have seen that yawning may not be as contagious to people with autism or schizophrenia," Meredith Williamson, clinical...
Asked in US Presidents, US Constitution, US Government, US Congress

What is impeachment?

Impeachment is the process used by a legislative body to bring charges of wrongdoing against a public official. Basically, it is the indictment of an appointed or elected public officer on serious criminal charges. The legal basis for impeachment is stated in Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery,...
Blaze Rogahn asked in Horror and Suspense Movies, Classic Horror Movies, Movies, Halloween

What is the best scary movie to watch on Halloween?

The obvious answer, of course, is John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), which was one of the very first "slasher" horror films that became ever—so—popular in the 1980s. Other notable films in the horror genre that have given me the creeps in particular are The Birds (1963), Alien (1979), The Shining (1980), John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), It Follows (2014), The Witch (2015), Hereditary (2018), and this year's The Lighthouse....
Kevin Stringer asked in Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Holidays and Traditions, Cosplay

What is your Halloween costume this year?

I found this t-shirt at Walmart, it's purple and in white letters it says, "My lazy scary costume". I'm wearing that....
Arden Smith asked in Coca-Cola, Oral Health and Dental Care, Science

Can Coca-Cola really dissolve a tooth overnight?

Not even close. Although teeth submerged in a cup of soda do eventually dissolve because of the acid present, this process takes several days. This myth likely originated from a 1950 Congressional testimony by a Cornell University professor named Clive McCay. He was trying to convince a committee of House representatives that soda could cause cavities, and he claimed teeth submerged in Coke would soften and begin to dissolve in two days’ time. His claims, though,...
Margaret Ruecker asked in Sleep and Circadian Rhythm, Health

Why does oversleeping make me feel tired?

Assuming oversleeping isn't a chronic issue, the fatigue you experience after sleeping in likely has to do with the disruption of your sleep cycle. Internal and external factors work to set your sleep cycle (or circadian rhythm), and when you break that rhythm, you're left feeling tired and out of whack. You should also consider your recent sleep history—if you're in "sleep debt," a one-night sleep explosion to get you square with the sleep bank...
Brennan Jacobs asked in Animal Life, Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health

Do animals ever suffer from depression?

Some animals, like dogs and many primates, definitely display signs of depression (mainly loss of interest in pleasurable activities, changes in sleep patterns, and changes in social behavior). However, since they can't communicate how they're thinking and feeling the way a human can, it’s impossible to say for sure if animals exhibiting those symptoms could be diagnosed with depression....
Arvid Yost asked in Billboard Music Charts, Music, Music Awards and Events

What is the longest song to crack the Billboard Hot 100?

Released on Aug. 7, 2019, rock band Tool's titular single from their new album Fear Inoculum currently holds the title, clocking in at a length of 10 minutes and 23 seconds. It debuted at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first song by the band to make the chart since "Schism" in 2001. When the album released on Aug. 30, 2019, it debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200, a major success...
Asked in Call of Duty, Video Games, First and Third Person Shooter Games

Which Call of Duty game is the best?

It's hard to say that any game is objectively better than any other, but the two best ways we can evaluate the worth is total sales and critical reviews. According to Forbes, the five best selling games in the franchise are: Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) - 30.72 million unit sales Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011) - 30.71 million unit sales Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012) - 29.59 million unit sales Call of Duty: Ghosts...