Archives for March 2011

Monthly Archives: March 2011

World's Oldest Living Thing
Fun Facts

Plant life and bacteria can have radically different life spans. Some are beyond belief. So, what is the world's oldest living thing? ...
Do you use only 10% of your brain?

You hear this claim all the time, most recently, in the movie 'Limitless'. So, is it true or a myth? Do you only use 10% of your brain power? Let's find out. ...
Alarm Clock For The Deaf
Fun Facts

For the hearing impaired, the simple act of waking up at a specific time can be quite a challenge. So how do the deaf wake up on time? Today we find out. ...
String Theory

What is string theory and why is it so hyped? Is it science? We're going to attempt to provide a layman's explanation for this controversial theory. ...
Can an earthquake tilt earthquake's Axis?

With the earthquake in Japan, some sources report that the earthquakes were so powerful, that they caused a shift or tilt in Earth's axis. Is it true? ...
dog walk exercise

Are dog walkers more healthy? People who owned and walked their dogs were 34% more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity. ...
Why does the sun lighten your hair?

Whether out sunbathing or tanning in a tanning bed, UV rays will darken your complexion. Curiously though, it lightens your hair. Why? ...
Biggest things in the Universe
Top Ten

Standing next to the pyramids, one cannot marvel at their size. The Burj Dubai is equally stunning as it can be seen rising above the clouds. Towering above them both is the monstrous, and often deadly, Mt. Everest. Yet, compared to some of the things that exist in our universe, they are absolutely microscopic. ...
Did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If the Japanese pilots in WW2 were on a suicide mission, why did they bother to wear helmets? Today we clear up some misconceptions. ...