A recent side project has been perfecting nachos. Given the relatively recent creation of the dish it’s not really a matter of authenticity as much as trying to ensure a satisfying distribution of ingredients, balance of flavours and textures, and, of course, crunch. Mental Floss posted a video and accompanying article providing the history of …

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It probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me to find out I lean heavily on the ‘decades/centuries begin on the year that has a 1, not a 0’ side of the contention about when these things actually start.This article from Mental Floss has placated me a bit with its observation that it’s not really about …

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I’m not sure that the authors of these strategies about finding the best place to park your car at the shopping centre ever experienced anything like the carparks at our local Coles and Woolworths Supermarkets. This video is another attempt to demonstrate that maths has uses in everyday life. Read more at Mental Floss.