All the way back in 240BC, a Greek mathematician named Eratosthenes calculated the Earth’s circumference using nothing but a stick in the ground. How did he do it? Check out the video below from Business Insider for the answer. You can see more from Business Insider on their YouTube channel.
We folks here at ZestyThings love DIY projects. From home improvement to repairs our writers like to try everything on their own before spending a bunch of money on a contractor. Just like any DIYer, we’ve made our share of mistakes. These DIY fails will make you think twice… and cut once. Planning: Read More
New Year’s Resolutions are one of those annual traditions that are as shortlived as the New Year season itself. Anybody who goes to the gym regularly dreads January and February. By the time March rolls around, most New Year’s Resolutions have gone the way of the dodo. So why do New Read More
The Internet of Things and all of it’s ‘Things’ The Internet of Things is the collection of physical devices connected to the Internet for control and feedback purposes. We have long passed the age where the only things connected to the Internet were computers and smartphones. Modern homes can have a myriad of Read More
Saving money can be a challenge. Sometimes it seems like there’s too much month left at the end of the money; there’s nothing left to save. Luckily there are things you can do to help increase your ability to save money. Here are some of the best things you can Read More
It’s Great to Live in a Pedestrian-Friendly Town If you live in a city or town where wide sidewalks and pedestrian pathways are abundant, then you already know how amazing it can be. Along with less automobile pollution and a generally healthier population, walkable cities tend to have more commerce and Read More
Get Off Your Butt! In today’s world of sit-down jobs, many of us find that most of our days are spent on our butts in front of a computer screen or the TV. If you sit for more than 6 hours a day, your risk of heart disease jumps by a Read More
Domestic Agencies Such as The NSA Have Been Spying on Everyone for Decades We all knew it. Even before Edward Snowden blew the whistle we all knew it, we just didn’t know how deep it went. Not only was the US spy agency doing its spy agency stuff abroad to Read More
We tend to surround ourselves with like-minded people and subscribe to like-minded media sources like cable news or talk radio in an attempt to educate ourselves about the world. What this actually ends up doing is creating something called The Echo Chamber effect where ideas & beliefs are reinforced by transmission and Read More
Have you ever wondered how locks are picked? This video from The Art of Manliness shows the basics of how traditional tumbler locks work and how to pick them. Enjoy! You can see more from The Art of Manliness at their website or on their YouTube channel.