Reason #2,627: It’s called a ‘Paradox Engine’…

Does it create paradoxes? Does it run on paradoxes? What kind of exquisite fruit are we talking about here? If it runs on paradoxes, where do they come from? And if it creates paradoxes…well, can we just leave it off? Or maybe dismantle it? I don’t want uncontrolled paradoxes just running around, untethered. Running around …

Reason 3,815: Sudden blasts of hot mercury

The element mercury is best known as the metal that’s also a liquid at room temperature. But you may not know that mercury doesn’t evaporate until its temperature hits 674.11 °F. I certainly didn’t! I had to look it up. That’s 462.11 degrees hotter than the boiling point of water. If you’ve ever scalded yourself …

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