Then he makes a right-angle turn onto a side street. The rear wheel takes a shortcut, in a futile attempt to catch up with the front wheel. The wet wheels make a crescent shape on the pavement. It turns out that the...
Everyone knows what it means. And no, we're not talking about a Bachelor of Science degree. And while we're on the subject, how did "fubar" manage to fly under the radar of our Language Police? Does creating an acronym...
Some motorized treadmills are flat. Others are sloped uphill, in order to simulate uphill hiking or uphill running. If both types of treadmill are run at the same speed, does the uphill slope significantly enhance the...
Here are two examples of originals and newer versions provided by other people: Love thy neighbor as thyself. Love thy neighbor, but don't get caught. This one was provided by an acquaintance from Finland. Behind...
The plural form for more than one of these animals is “cattle.” Of course, you word sleuths could look it up in Wikipedia. But that would not be sporting, would it? :)
I've published 60 hubs, and the persnickety Hub Tool has never acted up like this before. It's extremely reluctant to add photos to my latest unpublished hub. Then it's even more reluctant to let me move the new photo...
I recently tried to start a new hub, which would have been my 51st. After keying in the 4-word title and the other info on the first page, I got the following message: "Please do not include spaces in the web address...
I'm still getting a little google traffic on hubs that have idle status. I'm not complaining, just curious. My understanding is that the idle status on slow hubs is supposed to be make them invisible to google,...
The category is Parapsychology. The title is, "Psychic Computer Animation?" And the rating has slowly climbed past the 80 mark. Have I done something to offend the Computer Gods?
Sometimes a colon is used to separate two related clauses. I hope that you don't mind a little recursion here. My question is this: Is it correct to capitalize the first letter of the second clause, as I have done in...
When I look at the stats for one of my hubs, I'll see some sources, like Hubpages and Google. And that's useful info. However I'll also see page views from the sub-domains of individual Hubbers. What's up with that?...
Some people in my circle of acquaintances claim to have seen UFOs. One of them even claims to have seen Bigfoot. But I haven't. And I feel left out. My conclusion is that the little gray guys (and the big shaggy guy)...
Yes, having lots of Followers increases traffic to one's hubs. That's a good thing. And so was the Followers Accolade at first. Now people who are nice in all other respects have figured out how to game the system. Quid...
Why do some dog trainers say that you should encourage your dog to make direct eye contact with you?
Other experts say that making direct eye contact is a alpha behavior, and we certainly don't want to encourage that.
On one of my hubs, I'd like to add 2 special polygons that I can't find anywhere. On a future hub, I'd like to illustrate a concept with stacks of boxes. Any suggestions?
Mine are "my bad" and forming plurals by adding 's. That's okay when you're minding your p's and q's. However it's not useful when I'm adding my 2 cents worth.
It's certainly true for me. And yes, I realize that Mark Twain was also a gifted public speaker. Am I correct in assuming that he was atypical in that respect?
If you're in a house without air conditioning during a Summer heat wave, which time of day is more miserable for you: night or late afternoon. Why?