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Why fire buckets usually do not have a flat bottom?

A bucket is one of those tools that we would find in every house. Fire buckets are much rarer, but you can...

7 interesting facts about the amazing plumb bob

We could hardly find a simpler tool in the arsenal of a modern carpenter. Plumb bob is just an axially symmetrical weight...

Why do outhouses have a moon or heart cutout on the doors?

Outhouses are not that common nowadays. Back in the day these humble buildings used to stand in every homestead. Many of them...

Round barns were once considered to be the future – what were their advantages?

If you ever travelled across the United States, especially the Midwest, you would find some round barns. That kind of style of...

What are these spheres you can see on high voltage power lines?

Some children think these are basketballs stuck in high voltage lines. Meanwhile other people guess that these are some sort of fuses....

Why barns are traditionally painted red?

While travelling through the countryside of US or even many European countries, you might have noticed that a lot of old wooden...

How does an old blasting generator work? You know, that device from cartoons (Video)

We’ve all seen them in various cartoons such as Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. A blasting generator, typically used to set off...

A machine that does nothing really really well – just look at those gears...

Have you seen that little bizarre toy that looks like a little box with a switch? When you turn it on, a little hand...

Woodturning in the living room – no-excuses way of picking up a cool hobby...

Have you noticed that weird-looking, almost toy-like tool and the honey dipper in our header? It is related to one of the hobbies we...

An invention we use every day – who had the idea of brewing tea...

Pretty much without mistake we can be sure that everyone reading this article has drunk some tea made with a tea bag. It is...

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