Many of you will not be pleased to hear the following fun (?) facts from Popular Science magazine, citing a University of Utah driving study:
1. People who are talking on the telephone were found to take 18% longer to hit the brakes.
2. People who are on the phone were found to drive worse that people who are legally drunk.
In the same issue, findings were reported which indicated that metropolitan areas with greater radio airtime devoted to country music had higher suicide rates. So you never know what you might learn from reading Popular Science magazine.
In National Geographic magazine, I learned that nine European cities are piloting a program using fuel cell buses, and that if you replace one incandescent lightbulb with a compact flourescent lamp, you can save a 500 pound pile of coal and that the driest place on earth is a Chilean desert which averages less than one inch annual rainfall.
Science is fun!