There is neither too much nor too little toothpaste in each tube.

Hot dog buns come in packages of six, while hot dogs themselves come in packages of eight. We have already addressed this problem as they pertain to hot dogs. Despite that exceedingly well-written letter on such a pressing issue, Representative Scott Peters only replied with a cookie-cutter reply about how much he cares about local … Continue reading There is neither too much nor too little toothpaste in each tube.

Why is the left faucet handle always for hot water? (Part 1)

You don't truly know what you've have until it's gone. The sink in my apartment's bathroom was installed incorrectly and the right faucet handle controls hot water, while the left one controls cold water. It's a disorienting experience to say the least. So often I bury the lede and go on tangents, inflating the scale … Continue reading Why is the left faucet handle always for hot water? (Part 1)

How fast should automatic doors open?

In our society, the automatic door represents both a barrier and a passageway, metaphorically and physically. We encounter them every day, whether running errands grocery store to buying food at a supermarket; the automatic door truly pervades all aspects of our modern life. Important topics deserve the attention of our most important minds, so it … Continue reading How fast should automatic doors open?

Elevator open and close buttons are confusing.

Elevators have buttons. This is a commonly-known fact. They have many buttons; in fact, buttons are probably the primary feature of an elevator, outside of its vertical movement and passenger-carrying features. There are buttons on both the inside and the outside of an elevator -- a feature exclusive to elevators. No other machines have both … Continue reading Elevator open and close buttons are confusing.