Archives for July 2011

Monthly Archives: July 2011

How far have radio signals traveled in space?

The expanding sphere of radio signals traveling outward from the earth is often portrayed in TV shows and Hollywood movies to be almost like a time machine. The further you get from earth, the further back you go in the history of radio and TV broadcasts. ...
Life hacking

Today we're going to share some ingenious life hacks below in infographic format. Everything from how to hang your clothes, to getting an ice cold drink in under 3 minutes. Everyone could use a little less stress in their lives, right? Start doing it today with life hacks. ...
Pruned wrinkled fingers

When exposed to water for an extended period of time, our toes and fingers will wrinkle or 'prune' up. A short while out of the water and they're back to normal again. Today we're going to explore why this happens. ...
fish social networking

The popularity and huge success of social networking sites has clearly illustrated the importance of networking for humans. However for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important. ...
Origins of Soda pop
Fun Facts

A soft drink (also referred to as soda, coke, pop, soda pop, or fizzy drink) is a non-alcoholic beverage that usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a flavoring agent. Where did the word 'soft drink' come from? Today we find out... ...
How does sunscreen work

Sunscreen (also known as sunblock, sun lotion, or sun cream) is a must for anyone who is going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. Today we explore the science behind sunscreen and clear up some common misconceptions about how it actually works. ...
Which country owns Antarctica?
Fun Facts

Antarctica is huge. The continent that surrounds the south pole comprises nearly 10% of the earth's total landmass. It's also extremely cold. The annual average temperature is -50°C and 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least a mile thick. Does any country actually own it? ...
How Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Subliminal messages or 'subliminal stimuli' are well known in popular culture for its power to influence people or evoke an emotional response without an individual being aware or conscious of the stimulus. Today we're going to explore what subliminal messages are and if they really work. ...
Top Ten Deadliest Plants
Top Ten

Many plants use highly poisonous toxins for self defense and others are even carnivorous (meat eating). The extreme diversity of plant life on earth gives us a wide range of interesting - and deadly - plants. Let's explore the top 10 deadliest. ...
World's loudest animal
Fun Facts

Animals use sounds and noises in nature for a wide variety of reasons. Uses range from mating calls to self defense and even using sound to hunt with. But which animal makes the loudest sound? ...