Who Was the Cincinnati Kid?

Steve McQueen in the 1965 movie of the same name was the Cincinnati Kid. John Wayne in Stagecoach (1939) was The Ringo Kid. Gene …

What Makes a Wave Break?

A wave breaks when the water that supports a wave is only about 1.3 times as deep as the wave is high. At that …

What’s the Origin of the Word Hijack?

During Prohibition, the taking of trucks full of illegal liquor became commonplace. When it happened, a gunman would say, “High, Jack,” to indicate how …