Pulse Rate June 2013

The length of your ring finger in comparison to your index finger indicates the amount of testosterone you were exposed to as a fetus. Bigger ring finger = more testosterone and vice versa.

Miscellaneous mosquito facts: Females prefer blood, but males eat flower nectar and, if scientists mess with the chemical signal that tells the bugs to stop eating, both will eat so much they explode.
 
The first official Hawaiian shirts, created by Honolulu businessman Ellery J. Chun in the early 1930s, sold for 95 cents. Examples from this initial run now sell for more than $10,000.

Tennessee is bordered by eight states, the most in the US. They are Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Modem is short for “modulator-demodulator,” because it encodes and decodes the signal it receives.

The silhouette on the official NBA logo is hall of fame LA Lakers guard Jerry West who played from 1960-74.

PC Load Letter?!?! So what does this error message actually mean? PC = Paper Cassette (paper tray), Letter = letter-sized paper (8 ½ x 11), Load = put into printer. You do the math.

It’s official, Alpha Centauri (the star closest to Earth) and Sirius (the brightest star in the sky) have received the broadcast signals of quite a few episodes of Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants.

RIP Roger Ebert, he was the first film critic in history awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the first critic to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The famous “live long and prosper” salute by Spock is actually part of a hand gesture representing the letter “shin” used in Jewish worship services. To make the religious gesture (meaning “Shaddai,” usually translated as “Almighty God”) use both hands, thumbs touching.

Despite what movies show, silencers can only muffle the noise of gunfire as it leaves the barrel, once the bullet is in the air beyond the barrel, the resulting sonic boom cannot be silenced.

The late supertanker Seawise Giant was the largest ship ever built and biggest self-propelled manmade object in history. She was more than a quarter mile long and 564,763 tons fully loaded.