Trivia / Knowledge

Should you leave your computer turned on or off?

Either, but pick a state and leave it that way. Don't use the on/off switch on your personal computer any more than necessary. There's a surge of electricity every time the switch is turned on. For fragile computer chips, it's much like starting ...

Could a person keep up with a hummingbird?

The ruby-throated hummingbird beats its wings at the incredibly rapid speed of 50 to 70 times a second. If a 170-pound man expended energy at the rate of the hummingbird, he would have to eat 285 pounds of hamburger or twice his weight in potatoes...

Will they survive a nuclear war?

An urban legend holds that twinkies are chemically syntheized and require no baking. As a result, they supposedly have a nearly limitless shelf-life and could potentially "survive a nuclear war" (like cockroaches). In practice, twinkies last only ...

Batter Up!

This week, The Answer Man looks at this year's World Series. 1. This year, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are facing off in Major League Baseball's World Series. When was the most recent time that each team won the World ...