A residential fire occurs every 78 seconds in the United States. In 2008, nearly 403,000 fires left homes charred black and water damaged from the battle between flame and firefighter. The worst blazes destroyed mementos, killed pets and ended families.
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Once that turkey is finally in the oven be sure to keep an eye on it. Twice as many cooking-related house fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Not only that—the fires are deadlier and more expensive.
The life expectancy of an everyday, 60-watt incandescent light bulb is about 1,000 hours. Not far from San Francisco, a bulb in Livermore, California defies those odds. The longest burning light bulb on record, it is more than 900,000 hours old and counting.
MacGyver kept tape in his back pocket. Socrates may have jury-rigged a piece of it with hide and sap. There's even some on the Moon.
Whether duct, masking, packing, Scotch®, surgical, or electrical, it seems like there's a roll in every garage and under every sink in America. What can't it fix?
What do Mao Zedong and Howard Hughes have in common?
In maturity, especially later in life, neither one brushed his teeth. Ever.
When Marvin C. Stone patented the drinking straw in 1888, he probably did not expect that, years down the road, thousands of Americans would wind up in the hospital for various drinking straw-related injuries.