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A pregnant 19th century settler in the American West.

The Birth of Chainsaws: The Why Behind the Buzz

Ever wondered why chainsaws were invented? Contrary to what one might expect, these now-indispensable modern tools possess a startlingly unconventional origin. Dive deeper into their fascinating history, tracing their roots back to the medical field – specifically aiding childbirth and combatting maternal mortality rates.

Deafening silence (Photo: Unsplash/ Kristina Flour)

What Is A Deafening Silence?

A deafening silence is the absence of sound, but it’s the noise that comes before it that really makes it deafening. You can only appreciate the silence because of the noise beforehand.

People dressing up as anime characters at Anime North 2017. A weeb, or weeaboo, is someone obsessed with Japanese culture, including anime. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Nicholas Moreau)

What Is a Weeb or Weeaboo?

A weeb, or weeaboo, is a Japanophile: someone who appreciates and loves Japanese culture, its people and history. The previous term, “Wapanese,” is now considered derogatory.