Just Plain WEIRD #2

When snow fell in the hottest place on Earth

A person looks from a viewpoint, Sunday, 2021 Jul 11, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit (53 Celsius) on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service’s reading at Furnace Creek. The shockingly …

When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

The absence of audio recording technology makes “when” a tough question to answer. But there are some theories as to “why.” Photo from Getty Images. – By Matt Soniak of Mental Floss – There are many, many evolving regional British and American accents, so …

Why does outer space look black?

A lack of light has little to do with it. The dark night sky, as seen from Arches National Park in Utah (Image credit: Pascal Fraboul / EyeEm via Getty Images) – By Tiffany Means 10 days ago – Look up at the …