The “five-second rule” that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is safe to eat is not always true. Contamination depends on factors like moisture levels, the number of germs on the floor, and the time the food spends in contact with the floor.
Linda deSolla Price is the daughter of Derek de Solla Price, a physicist, historian, and Yale professor who was the first to formally study the History of Science.
She holds an undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude, in Comparative Literature and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She has a graduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and has taken additional graduate education courses from Southern Connecticut State University in order to earn Certification in Special Education. She worked as a special education teacher for 25 years, teaching Mathematics, History, Science and Wood Shop. She has professional experience in the financial sector as well as having owned two small businesses: a successful office supply store and a hand bookbinding and paper restoration service. Although retired from teaching, she continues to operate a content editing and fact-checking service.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that athletes can determine their own sex in international sports like the Olympics.
Studies have shown there is no single determinant of sex, gender, or sexuality. Thus, a binary distinction of “male or female” fails to describe a wide range of humans in practice.
When the plutonium bomb to be dropped on Nagasaki was tested, the Manhattan Project scientists made a bet on whether or not it would destroy the world.