Ask an old scientist

No. 1

What does a transformer do?
A: It hums.
But why does it hum?
A: Obviously, because it doesn't know the words.

No. 2

What single object is more commonly photographed in Japan than Mt. Fuji?
A: Click here.

No. 3

If we decided to recalibrate the calendar, what event in human history would we use as the start?
(This has to be an event whose precise timing is known, of mythic significance.)
A: Neil Armstrong's boot crunching down on the surface of the moon. This was, in some reasonable sense, the first time Anyone had been Anywhere Else.

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