As some of you know, I write textbooks. At the end of last year (2020), I finished up a new edition of An Introduction to Physical Science, 15th edition, for Cengage Learning. One of the features of this book has been Conceptual Questions and Answers. Conceptual in nature (no mathematics), q…

At 14 years old, my son decided he was ready for our first daddy/son trip. I asked him if he wanted to help me plan it or did he want it to be a surprise. He chose the surprise route and instantly I remembered how he said some years back he wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. So, off to New…

We understand the meaning of “the whole nine yards,” but we want to know its origin and why it’s nine yards instead of some other number. It would be more meaningful if it were “the whole ten yards,” because that would make it a “first down.” (Asked by a football fan via cyberspace.)

uestions: (1) In baseball games, who determines whether or not an error occurs? (2) Have baseball games always had nine innings? (Asked by Dr. Shelton Stewart, of Greenwood)

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