Topics: technology

March 5th, 2018

The origin and appeal of Lucky Charms’ crunchy marshmallows

In 1963, General Mills Vice President John Holahan was tasked with turning one of the company’s current cereals into something kids would find a bit more “magically delicious.” If a baseline of either Cheerios or Wheaties wasn’t restrictive enough, this new product had to be developed in six months, a fair amount shorter than the […]

February 26th, 2018

A quick look at battery leaks and longevity

“Daddy, why do batteries rot?” While my third-grader is planning to use potatoes and lemons in an upcoming science fair project, I don’t think my five-year-old was thinking of produce when he asked this question.