Archives for August 2011

Monthly Archives: August 2011

Deepest lake in the world
Fun Facts

Lakes typically aren't thought of as deep and many would incorrectly assume that one of the Great Lakes holds the spot for the deepest - after all, they were carved out by glaciers during the last ice age. So then, what is the deepest lake in the world? ...
Running out of Helium

The world is running low on fossil fuels and several rare earth metals. But for some industries, running out of the noble gas helium could be a bigger problem down the road. But are we really running out of helium? Let's find out. ...
Opposite of Deja Vu

Almost everyone has experienced it at one point in their lives - a feeling like you've done something or have been somewhere before. That the events playing out at that exact moment have already happened. That feeling is called "Deja vu". Does Deja vu have an opposite? Let's find out. ...
Changing skin color

You often hear stories or reports of people having their skin change color after ingesting large quantities of certain foods or chemicals. One popular food in these stories is carrots, or rather, the carotene in carrots. Is there any truth to these claims? ...
Most powerful Tornado

A tornado is an incredibly destructive force of nature. They've been known to reach 2.5 miles wide and cause up to $2.9 billion dollars in damage. The actual destructive power of a tornado is dependent on its size and the wind speed as well as the length of its path. ...
Black Hole Facts

Is a black hole a portal to another dimension? Can you use a black hole to travel through space and/or time? Are we living in a black hole? Today we're going to explore those invisible celestial bodies known as black holes and attempt to clear up some extremely common misconceptions. ...
What causes motion sickness?
Fun Facts

Also known as getting seasick, airsick or carsick, many of us get extremely ill when using these different forms of transportation. But what's the science behind it? Why does being on the water or flying in an airplane cause us to get physically sick? ...