How full is a wide mattress?

A full-size bed is 4.5 feet wide, which gives single sleepers a lot of space to move around while they sleep. However, couples often find full mattresses too crowded for their liking and prefer other size options.


 Glitter may have originated on a ranch.

According to local lore, a man by the name of Henry Ruschmann from Bernardsville, New Jersey, invented glitter by accident in 1934 while working on a cattle ranch. The New York Times reports that in the popular origin story, Ruschmann, a machinist, was trying to find a way to dispose of scrap material by crushing it into tiny pieces. Plastic went in, glitter came out, and the rest is commonly accepted as history.