Venti Shots / 20 Things Today / Issue No. 120


"Add Worcestershire Sauce to my shopping list." "When was Benedict Cumberbatch born?" These and other phrases and people with heavy accents put Siri, Alexa & Google Home through their paces.

Every work of fiction is, in a way, a letter to a stranger. Have you ever encountered someone on the street who, for whatever indistinguishable reason, intrigued you? This Letters To A Stranger site serves as proof you're not the only one. I especially like "To The Face In The Subway Glass".


Did you know? That hum you hear on telephone wires is not electricity. That hum is caused by the wind passing through the wires and vibrating them. The hum varies in pitch based on wind speed and the tightness of the wire.

Cool off this summer at the Museum of Ice Cream.

On this day in history: May 17, 1973 Televised Watergate Hearings began. Just sayin'.

Wordless Wednesday / Max Richter / "In The Garden" / @maxrichtermusic

The 20 Spot / Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!

This was the final question of the Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition. The correct answer is sending one Texas 13-year-old to space camp and a $20,000 scholarship.

In a barn, 100 chicks sit peacefully in a circle. Suddenly, each chick randomly pecks the chick immediately to its left or right. What is the expected number of unpecked chicks?

Coming Tomorrow...Good things on Art, Design, Science and Throwback Thursday tunes.