By Rachel Thompson
It haunts you when you’re trying to eat your dinner in peace. It disturbs you when you’re trying to watch TV. It even keeps you awake in the wee small hours.
It’s the insufferable, interminable drip-drip-dripping of a leaky tap. Well, scientists at the University of Cambridge have finally figured out what’s causing what is almost certainly the world’s most infuriating sound. Not only that, these clever clogs have also come up with a solution that could bring peace to all households.
“A lot of work has been done on the physical mechanics of a dripping tap, but not very much has been done on the sound,” Dr Anurag Agarwal — from Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, who led the research — …
about Science, Tap, Household, Science, and Work Life
By Rudie Obias
Happy Monday! With the start of a new week, there are various deals on Amazon that will improve your lawn care routine, gaming skills, and home office set up, along with big sales on Amazon devices.
First up, Amazon has deep discounts on a 50-inch stainless steel garden hose from Forever Steel Hose, Miracle-Gro garden feeder, and savings up to 53% on select lawn care products from Greenworks
Next, there are some good deals on Joy-Con grips from …
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By Marcus Gilmer
Though Japan and Senegal fought to a draw on the pitch on Sunday at the World Cup, the teams’ fans in the stands stood together in a unifying post-match moment of friendship that makes you think that maybe the world isn’t such a dumpster fire after all.
France-based comedian …
about Japan, Senegal, One Piece, World Cup 2018, and Culture
By Sam Haysom
He may have written some incredibly long novels, but Stephen King does brevity well too.
You only need to read some of the many, many Twitter barbs he’s aimed at the U.S. President to know how lethal he can be over a shorter character count.
On Sunday, the horror master decided to tweet his thoughts about Twitter itself. And the simile he used pretty much nailed it.
I like Twitter. It’s like gossiping over the world’s longest backyard fence.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 25, 2018
On the one hand it’s sort of surprising that he’s now saying he likes Twitter after he …
about Twitter, Stephen King, Culture, and Celebrities
By Rachel Thompson
Actions speak louder than words — particularly when those actions show just how much you care about a person.
People with disabilities have been sharing their partners’ actions that show them just how much they’re loved — actions that are “different from the way abled people show love.”
Get the tissues at the ready, you’re in for some very moving Twitter #content.
The conversation was started by …
about Relationships, Disabilities, Social Good, Sex Relationships, and Identities