Why is there a moon on outhouses?

Answer Outhouses have been around for hundreds of years. The first known outhouse was built in 1776. Outhouse doors where generally left open, so the smell could be aired out. As indoor plumbing became po... Read More »

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Are outhouses legal in VA?

Outhouses--small, typically wooden outdoor structures with a seating area having holes to relieve one's self through--are legal in Virginia. Curiously, Virginia states that you can deem an outhouse... Read More »

Are outhouses better than septic systems?

On One Hand: Outhouses Are CheaperOuthouses have much lower cost associated with construction and maintenance than septic systems, but come with issues involving sanitation and labor after they are... Read More »

In Science, How Do the Moon's Phases Depend on the Relative Position of the Sun, Moon & Earth?

The ancient peoples of the Earth defined their calendars by the phases of the moon. Although the Earth's cycle about the sun is more important for determining the seasons for planting and harvestin... Read More »

When NASA was communicating with astronauts on the Moon the time from sending to receiving was 1.28 s What is the distance to the Moon based on this?

The radio signals travel at the speed of light, approximately 300,000 km/sec (186,000 mi/sec). The distance would be 1.28 x 300,000 or about 384,000 kilometers.*The actual time is an estimate, and ... Read More »