What happens when engineers think too much about Christmas

One of my professors at Tulane shared this analysis with my class a few years ago, and now I like to share it with everyone every year.  Merry Christmas!   First off, no known species of reindeer can fly. But there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of […]

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A winter’s worth of snow

Yesterday brought the second biggest snowfall ever to Philadelphia, an official 23.2 inches.  I was stuck inside all day and had to dig my way out.  While most people just dig the snow piled up in front of their cars, I had to dig under my car to create enough clear pavement for my rear […]

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