How to TIE A TIE – Easiest Method in 4 Steps (Mirrored)



But then one day you have a job interview or a special date, or maybe you need to attend a wedding or funeral.  And it dawns on you:  How do you tie a necktie?

There are many ways to tie a tie.  But let’s focus on the most popular & simplest way – so you can get out the door in a jiffy.

This method is called the Four in Hand knot.

First lift up your shirt collar.  Drape the necktie around your collar, with the wide end of the tie on your right, and the narrow end on your left.

The tip of the narrow end should rest slightly above your belly-button.  The wide end should hang slightly lower than the narrow end.  The rest of the steps you’ll be moving only the wide end, while the narrow end stays stationary until the last step.

Ok cross the wide end over and under the narrow one.  
Cross the wide end over the front, one more time.

Then hook the wide end underneath and through the open neck loop.

Lastly, slip the wide end down into the front knot.

Now tighten the tie, by holding the knot with one hand, and pulling down the narrow end with your other hand.

Make sure it’s not too loose – but dont choke yourself either.

There you go! 

The Four in Hand knot is one of the most popular knots because it’s so easy and versatile.  If you only have time to learn one knot, this is the one.

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What’s a SECOND COUSIN ONCE REMOVED? Cousins Explained


So you’re at a family event.  You meet your grandfather’s brother’s son’s son .  What do you call him, in relation to you?  You navigate the family relationships in your mind.  What a maze.

Your grandfather’s brother is your granduncle.  His son is your First Cousin Once Removed.  And his son is your Second Cousin.  What does “once removed” mean?  What’s the difference between first cousin and second cousin?  Who even created this system anyway?

Ok back to your family event.  You don’t have a cousin chart in your back pocket – But don’t worry.  You can still calculate cousin-hood the fast way.  Here’s how:

Most people know who their first cousin is.  It’s the child of your aunt or uncle.  But not many people know what a second or third cousin is.  To understand, think of the generic word “cousin” as a someone who shares a common grandparent.

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How to PARALLEL PARK – 45 Degree Method.



First, pull up next to the car in front of your intended parking spot.
Your car should be about 3 feet (1 meter) from that car.
Continue pulling up until you can see the other car’s rear in the middle of your back passenger window.


Start reversing your car slowly, while turning your steering wheel completely to the right.

Look at your passenger side mirror. As you’re reversing, you’ll see a triangle forming from the side of your car and the curb.

When the triangle becomes an equilateral triangle (meaning that all 3 sides are the same length), stop reversing.  Or if you hear a sudden boom, definitely stop reversing.

Okay.  When you see the equilateral triangle, it means the side of your car and the curb are at a 45 degree angle.

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How to PARALLEL PARK – 3 Easy REFERENCE POINTS First, turn on your right blinker.

Pull up next to the car in front, until both rear bumpers are aligned.
As an easy rule of thumb, you can line up your right side mirror with their left side mirror. Both cars should be about 3 feet apart (or a bit less than 1 meter). Many cars have a small triangular window on the back side door. We’ll use the triangle window that’s on your right side.
POINT 1 – BACK END APPEARS IN THE TRIANGLE Back up in a straight line, until the BACK END of the neighboring car appears in the triangle window on your right. Then turn your wheel to the RIGHT, and you’ll start backing into your spot.

Earth Without Water

What would earth look like if water were to dry up and disappear?  Imagine how this would impact not only our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams – but even the atmosphere and clouds.  All flora and fauna would dry out, die, and turn into sand and dust.  We tried to simulate what this might look like.  To do this, we used NASA satellite map of earth with topological data.  We also simulated the colors we might expect if all vegetation and creatures were to die and also if all glaciers were to disappear.  Due to limited data available, the displacement scale may be somewhat exaggerated for illustrative purposes, but the topology is relatively scaled. Continue reading

HOW TO DRIVE STICK SHIFT | Manual Transmission


First, we’ll show you the general principles behind the clutch and gear stick without getting too deep into technical details. Then let’s jump into my Mercedes and practice driving stick shift.


* Here’s the ENGINE. Its job is to produce power.
* Here’s the TRANSMISSION. Think of it as a powerful set of gears. Its job is to change the gears so that the car can efficiently use the engine power and increase your car speed.

Now imagine trying to change the blades of a saw. You wouldn’t do it while the saw is running, right? It’s similar for a car. In a running car, the engine spins all the time. How can we slow down the gears and change the gears – without turning off the engine?

Quick answer is that the engine and transmission need to be temporarily disconnected.

That’s what the clutch system is for. The clutch allows us to change gears without stopping the engine – because it temporarily disconnects the 2 systems.

In an automatic car, this process is taken care of for you. But in a manual car, you have to manually disconnect the engine and transmission. That’s why we have this third pedal, which is the CLUTCH PEDAL, here on your left.

Also in a manual car, you have to manually shift gears to change speed or drive in reverse. That’s why we have the GEAR STICK. It’s connected to the transmission.

Here’s our gear stick. The gears are numbered, and it’s easy to understand where to move the stick to shift gears. Just follow the lines.

* NEUTRAL is when the gear stick is in the middle. You’re in Neutral when you can freely move the stick from left to right.

* Here’s REVERSE. Most cars require an extra safety measure to shift to Reverse. You’ll need to refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the specifics for your car.

* These numbered gears are for different speeds when you’re driving forward. 1ST GEAR is for low speeds, like when you’re pulling out of a garage or parking lot. The higher the number, the higher the speed. Continue reading

How a CLUTCH Works Basic Operation



How does the clutch work in a manual transmission car? Let see how.

Here’s the INPUT SHAFT. It’s the arm that connects the engine and the gearbox.

Here’s the CLUTCH SYSTEM. Let’s look inside.

• This is the FLYWHEEL. It’s connected to the engine and spins continuously.

• This is the FRICTION DISC. It always holds onto the flywheel and spins with it. Since the disc and input shaft are connected, the input shaft always spins too.

• This is the CLUTCH COVER. It’s attached to the flywheel and spins with it as well. Underneath it are the DIAPHRAGM SPING and PRESSURE PLATE. Continue reading

I’m Not Going to Mars in 2024 | Here’s Why


You’ll never miss home as much – until you get to Mars.

Earth is prime real estate. Here’s just a few of countless reasons why:

1. LOCATION. Earth lies about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from the sun. Its distance and position is ideal because it orbits within a limited habitable zone that neither freezes nor burns.

2. ROTATION. Earth’s rotation is perfect. If the rotation were slower, the days would be longer than 24 hours. The dark side of the earth would freeze while the side facing the sun would bake. If the earth rotated faster, our days would be shorter and the rapid spin would cause forceful winds.

3. WATER. Earth is the only planet where water is present in all 3 states: gas, liquid, and solid.

4. ATMOSPHERE. Earth’s atmosphere is multi-functional. It allows us to breathe. It helps shield us from cosmic radiation – yet does not block heat and light, which are essential to life. The atmosphere also helps distribute heat during the day and retain heat at night. It also protects us from space debris, which burn up in the atmosphere.

How wonderful and marvelous our home is. Truly, there is no place like home.

The space shuttle Columbia‘s first mission was in 1981. On its return to Earth, when it touched down, Houston capsule communicator said, “Welcome home, Columbia. Beautiful, beautiful.” Columbia served for 22 years, completing 27 missions. Sadly, in 2003, on its 28th mission, it disintegrated during re-entry, resulting in the deaths of its 7 crew members.

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