When did The Onion start?

When did The Onion start?

The Onion is an American digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes satirical articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Chicago, the company originated as a weekly print publication on August 29, 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin. In the spring of 1996, The Onion began publishing online. In 2007, the organization began publishing satirical news audio and video online, as the Onion News Network. 

Why do football players wear black stuff under their eyes?

Eye black is a grease applied under the eyes to reduce glare. It is often used by football, baseball, and lacrosse players, where sunlight or stadium lights can impair vision of an airborne ball. It is a form of functional makeup or war paint.

How much does the temperature change with altitude?

Although the actual atmospheric lapse rate varies, under normal atmospheric conditions the average atmospheric lapse rate results in a temperature decrease of 6.4C°/km (3.5F°/1,000 ft) of altitude above ground level. The measurable lapse rate is affected by the moisture content of the air (humidity).

What is the difference between salary and hourly?

Generally, the hourly-paid employees will earn wages at the rate of time and one-half for the hours in excess of 40 per week. The salaried employees in high pay positions are not likely to receive additional pay for the hours in excess of 40 per week. However, employees with low salaries are entitled to overtime pay.

How quickly to rats reproduce

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

What makes a fruit a fruit and not a vegetable?

According to botanists (those who study plants) a fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower. It’s also the section of the plant that contains the seeds. The other parts of plants are considered vegetables. These include the stems, leaves and roots — and even the flower bud.

How big is VY Canis Majoris compared to Earth?

VY Canis Majoris has a diameter of 2,800,000,000 kms. Our Sun, on the other hand is just a puny 1,391,000 km in diameter. It would take an airplane 1,100 years to circle VY Canis Majoris once. Placed in our Solar System, its surface would extend out past the orbit of Saturn.

Why are the numbers on a dartboard in that order?

It was invented by a carpenter in Bury in 1896 called Brian Gamlin. If you go around the dart board adding up the differences between adjacent numbers – 20 and 1 for example – it would come to 198. The highest possible it could come to is 200, but it’s well organised to reduce the chance of a lucky shot.