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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | October 30, 2014

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Why Are The Middle East And North Africa Deserts?

May 5, 2014 | 3

Deserts are areas of land that immediately evoke thoughts of vast sand dunes, heat, a baking sun and parched lands. They can be found on every continent and come in all shapes and sizes. Read More

Does Honey Really Last Forever?

July 30, 2013 | 8

It can be found under Snapple lids, heard on trivia shows, or read about in a chain emails forwarded to you by relatives. That claim is that honey is the only food that cannot not spoil. Is there any truth to this? Does honey really last forever?Read More

Are People With Shorter Arms Better Arm Wrestlers?

March 14, 2013 | 1

When an arm wrestling challenge arises in bars or backyards, one person is always accused of having an unfair advantage because he or she has longer or shorter arms.Read More

Do Trees Die From Old Age?

August 2, 2012 | 2

Trees usually die from disease and other outside environmental factors. This raises the question, can trees die from simply being too ‘old’? Today we’ll take a look at how old age affects trees.Read More

Does Driving With The AC On Actually Use More Fuel?

January 17, 2012 | 11

We’ve had this question asked a few times recently and decided to investigate it. Which method of driving is more efficient; driving with your windows down and AC off or driving with your windows up and AC on? Today we find out.Read More

Does Swearing Actually Help Reduce Pain?

December 28, 2011 |

Ever stub your toe and feel the urge to yell out something as a result – usually a curse or swear word? You may not be entirely sure why you feel the need but it seems to lessen the initial pain. But does it?Read More

Why Is It Common To See People Wearing Surgical Masks In Asian Countries?

December 2, 2011 | 19

In parts of China, Korea and Japan it is very common to see people wearing surgical masks. Are they simply hypochondriacs or do they have good reason to wear masks? A better question might be, do the masks actually work?Read More

Why Are Right-Handed People More Common?

November 7, 2011 | 3

It is estimated that between 70-90% of the human population is right-handed. This leaves left-handed individuals vastly outnumbered. But why? Is it our genetics, the brain or even parental/societal pressure which decides our dominant hand? Let’s find out.Read More

Why Don’t We Sneeze In Our Sleep?

September 26, 2011 | 1

The average person spends 1/3rd of his or her life sleeping. It’s quite a sizable portion of our lifetime. So why is it that we never sneeze while we’re unconscious? Or do we? Today we explore this little life mystery.Read More

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

September 18, 2011 | 1

Cats go crazy for catnip. They will get excited, drool and frolic around when in its presence. Some claim the cats get intoxicated or ‘high’ off the smell. But why? And are they really getting ‘high’ off the scent?Read More

Does Rice Really Make Birds Explode?

September 9, 2011 | 1

A popular tale, usually told at weddings, is that rice can cause birds to explode if they consume it. Is there any science to back up this claim or is it just an urban legend? Today we find out.Read More

What Is The Deepest Lake In The World?

August 28, 2011 | 1

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?Read More