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Daven Hiskey

Daven has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and a background in mathematics, physics, astronomy, history, literature, electrical engineering, and music. He spent much of his time in college trying to set a record for course credits, student loans, and years spent to achieve a single B.S. degree that had little to do with a good portion of the classes he took.

Why Are the Academy Awards Statuettes Called "Oscars"?
Are Cats and Dogs Right or Left Handed, Too?
How Did the Seasons Get Their Names?
What's the Origin of the Phrase "Run Amok"?
Why is This Style of Facial Hair Called Sideburns?
What's the Difference Between Table Salt and Kosher Salt?
Why Do Diet Coke and Mentos React?
Venetia Burney: The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Named Pluto
Where Did the Phrase "Caught Red Handed" Come From?
Does Drinking Alcohol Really Keep You Warm When It's Cold Out?
Where Did the Phrase "Smart Alec" Come From?
Henrietta Lacks' Immortal Cells
Where Did the Term "Booze" Come From?
Why Can't You Put Metal in the Microwave?
The Man Who Survived A Proton Beam To The Brain
Will Sitting Too Close To The TV Hurt Your Eyes?
The United States Once Planned To Nuke The Moon
Pilgrims Didn't Just Wear Black and White
The Word "Droid" is a Registered Trademark of LucasFilm Ltd.
The First Thanksgiving Didn't Actually Take Place in America
When Julius Caesar Was Kidnapped By Pirates, He Demanded They Increase His Ransom
Bubble Wrap Was Originally Supposed to be Wallpaper
Why Are Potatoes Called Spuds?
The First Robot, Created in 400 BCE, Was A Steam-Powered Pigeon
A 50% Stake in Domino’s Pizza Was Once Traded for a Used VW Beetle
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