What the loss of a loved one taught me

Death has always been a difficult subject, and we all dread that day when we lose a loved one. That day came to me six years ago, when I got the call that my best friend had been killed in a car accident the night before. He was devastated, but through this experience, I was able to learn some very […]

Carb, carb, carb, tomato can?

Would you believe someone if they told you that the first Harley Davidson built in 1903 used a tomato can as a carburetor? You may find this story hard to believe, but while undocumented, this tomato can carburetor urban legend has been doing the rounds for years. However, it is a fact that the carburetor was invented by Wilhem Maybach. […]

LEGO and ISO 9001

The 80-year-old LEGO Group believes that “only the best is good enough,” according to founder Kirk Christiansen. Consequently, it is registered to several key ISO standards, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 8124 (toy safety). When was the last time you opened a new LEGO kit and found missing parts or instructions or something less […]

How to defrost a frozen washing machine

Have you gone to your basement to do some laundry only to find that the pipes in your washing machine are completely frozen? You’re not alone. This happens regularly, especially during the cold winter seasons. But you do have to worry about permanent damage to the tubing and motor. Before that can happen, you must first defrost your washing machine. […]