Category Archive: Factoid

Aug 05 2008

Stalking the Bay Scallop

What does it take to hunt the wily [Argopecten irradians concentricus], a.k.a the Atlantic Bay Scallop you ask? Surprisingly not much. Snorkel gear, a boat, at least one working arm/hand and something to put your captured scallops in while you swim around looking down on endless acres of eel-grass. Gulf bay scallops can be found …

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May 01 2008

Useless Factoid#1

Ever wonder why fire trucks and EMS vehicles have chains that drop off the rear axle?  Probably not but it’s been bugging me for a couple of years now and I finally had a chance to ask a firefighter why during lunch today. Apparently in 1915 an inventor in New York came up with a …

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