A less-discussed legacy of Prohibition is its dumbing down of the American palate. The early 20th century was a boom time for the American drinks industry. Many states had vineyards. Distilleries were making more and better liquor than ever before. Breweries produced beers for local markets everywhere. With huge numbers of diverse, newly arrived immigrants came new traditions of drink. So it was that in many cities the sufferer of digestive discomfort could visit the local apothecary and walk out with a bottle of the bitter Italian digestif Fernet-Branca.
This measurement is crucial to confirm that one of the assumptions of Einstein’s theory of gravity is valid.
Because the milk was thin and had an unnatural, bluish tint, vendors stirred in additives such as chalk, flour, eggs, and Plaster-of-Paris.
Huge shifts in the workforce demand real-world changes in management practices; “command-and-control” no longer cuts it.
"When Harry Met Sally" lied to you.
Humanity is never fully in control of its creations. This lesson from Mary Shelley has remained relevant for over 200 years.