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Today is Also National Pi Day

Just a quick postscript to our earlier note concerning extreme napping (with extreme snacking on the side). Today, March 14th, is National Pi Day. No, not the food; the mathematical value for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Why is today that day? Because today can be labeled 3.14, which is pi […]

Friday Follies: Drink More Whisky and Save the Earth, or How Drinking and Driving Can Work Together to Save the Environment

A recent article in the Guardian piqued my interest, as it had to do with Scotch whisky. When I looked closer, I realized it had to do with chemistry, which really grabbed my attention! And since I know you’re all dying for more chemistry lessons, I decided to bring this report to your attention.

It’s […]

Friday Follies: Rise of Civilization Blamed on Beer

Present-day civilization has lots of wonderful stuff that we seldom think twice about. Like the cultivation of grain, for instance. Heck, it wasn’t until the last century that we could gather grains easily using farm machines! Until then, it all had to be gathered by hand, and that’s a time-consuming and back-breaking enterprise. There […]

Friday Follies: Real Man Alert! Celery Makes Ya Sexy…

Once again, science has made a Major Breakthrough on behalf of Real Men everyhwere, and the Chile Underground brings it to you first. (Well, that is, if you’re a hermit. Otherwise, this is old news; but don’t let that little detail keep you from reading on.) Up to now, the only use Real Men […]

I Got the Job! Now, to Really Cook…

Some of you may have been wondering where I got off to. The Chile Underground has been fairly quiet since the start of the year. Well, the secret can now be told! I was doing something I hadn’t done in many years: I was seeking gainful employment.

Yes, yours truly was out there looking to […]

Hottest. Soup. Ever.

As you regular visitors have figured out, I’m a fan of spicy stuff. I even eat candy that has chiles in it. So a recent post on MSNBC caught my eye. It promised me a peek at the hottest soup in the universe. I had a flash fantasy of puréed Habañeros or Jolokias in […]