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WHAT THE HECK IS A…Control Arm?

June 16th, 2017 by

To know what the heck a control arm IS, we must first explore what the heck a control arm IS NOT. A control arm is not:  The sample arm that remains the same throughout an arm experiment A keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot The winner of an arm wrestling contest A baseball player’s dominant

WHAT THE HECK IS AN…Intake Manifold?

June 2nd, 2017 by

To know what the heck an intake manifold IS, we must first explore what the heck an intake manifold IS NOT. An intake manifold is not:  Body builders’ favorite get-muscles-quick supplement A masculine laundry creasing machine The newest Microsoft Word font The tip of a feather used as an ink pen in Colonial times So…what

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Throttle Body?

May 19th, 2017 by

To know what the heck a throttle body IS, we must first explore what the heck a throttle body IS NOT. A throttle body is not:  An alcoholic drink consisting of mainly whiskey and a double shot of pure gasoline The worst rhyme for “bottle hockey” A term for a being that houses a soul

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Brake Booster?

May 5th, 2017 by

To know what the heck a brake booster IS, we must first explore what the heck a brake booster IS NOT. A brake booster is not:  A young cheerleader with a fractured leg The seat on which a small child can sit to stop a car A shot administered by a doctor to protect against

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Shift Solenoid?

April 21st, 2017 by

To know what the heck a shift solenoid IS, we must first explore what the heck a shift solenoid IS NOT. A shift solenoid is not: A video game minion robot character The program that assigns work schedules A candy made by Willy Wonka The device in a keyboard that enables capitalization So…what the heck

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Differential?

March 24th, 2017 by

To know what the heck a differential IS, we must first explore what the heck a differential IS NOT. A differential is not:  A device that allows a vehicle to physically change between 3 different models A new flavor of Cheetos The sum of two ducks divided by the square root of your next-door neighbor’s

WHAT THE HECK IS…Horsepower?

March 10th, 2017 by

To know what the heck horsepower IS, we must first explore what the heck horsepower IS NOT. Horsepower is not:  A high-stakes basketball game The magic that turns people into centaurs A unicorn’s life force The hashtag used to represent protests for equine equality So…what the heck is it then? Horsepower is a unit of

WHAT THE HECK IS AN…Engine Mount?

February 24th, 2017 by

To know what the heck an engine mount IS, we must first explore what the heck an engine mount IS NOT. An engine mount is not: A device used to attach taxidermized engines to a wall for display after they’ve been hunted Something that doesn’t NOT rhyme with Ninja Count A Japanese mechanical massage technique

WHAT THE HECK IS A…Harmonic Balancer?

February 10th, 2017 by

To know what the heck a harmonic balancer IS, we must first explore what the heck a harmonic balancer IS NOT. A harmonic balancer is not:  A highly skilled person that can distribute his or her weight evenly atop a small metal instrument The name of the #1 boy band in the charts A hippie

WHAT THE HECK IS AN…Alternator?

January 13th, 2017 by

To know what the heck an alternator IS, we must first explore what the heck an alternator IS NOT. An alternator is not:  A new invention that changes people’s minds to a different way of thinking A Green Party political activist who has run for President of the United States multiple times The name I