Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Why Do Deserts Form Where They Do?
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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. ...
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Does honey last indefinitely?
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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? ...
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Arm wrestling advantages
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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. ...
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Tree Die From Old Age
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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. ...
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Windows AC fuel efficiency
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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. ...
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Swearing stop pain
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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? ...
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Surgical masks in Asia
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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? ...
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Right handed more common
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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. ...
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Why don't we sneeze in our sleep?
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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. ...
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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?
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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? ...
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Wedding rice and Birds
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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. ...
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Deepest lake in the world
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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? ...
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What causes motion sickness?
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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? ...
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Origins of Soda pop
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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... ...
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Which country owns Antarctica?
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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? ...
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World's loudest animal
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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? ...
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