Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Let’s face it. We are surrounded by things that we don’t truly understand. I am writing this article from my kitchen table about eight feet from my refrigerator. While I know it uses a compressor and a refrigerant to keep my food frozen or cold, I am pretty clueless as to how it actually does that. Okay, I do remember something about the laws of thermodynamics and heat flowing from hot to cold, but it gets a little fuzzy beyond that.
No matter what, I know that if I open the freezer door, the ice cubes and veggie burgers will be frozen solid. How they got that way only matters when my Amana stops working and those ice cubes melt and the veggie burgers turn to mush.
In my latest article for No Jitter, I explore the history and science of toll-free numbers. They are far more interesting than you might have imagined.