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Why Are Some People Afraid Of Clowns?

October 20, 2011 | 16

For some people, clowns are the stuff of nightmares. Often used for entertainment at birthday parties, clowns are supposed to do just the opposite – they’re supposed to help facilitate a fun and happy environment. So why are some people deathly afraid of clowns?Read More

Can Your Hair Turn White From Fright?

October 13, 2011 |

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s the season for horror, fright and fear. A popular tale told in many cultures is that a person’s hair can turn white overnight from excessive fear. Is it the stuff of legend, folklore and myth, or is there any science to back it up?Read More

Can Cockroaches Survive A Nuclear Winter?

September 3, 2011 | 1

Cockroaches are disgusting and can make even the hardiest people squeamish. They can live in your walls, your cupboards, pantries, and they reproduce like mad. It is often said cockroaches are so robust that they can even survive a nuclear winter. Is there any truth to this?Read More

Can Your Skin Change Color By Eating Certain Foods or Chemicals?

August 14, 2011 | 7

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?Read More

How Do Subliminal Messages Work?

July 6, 2011 |

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.Read More

How Do People Walk On Non-Newtonian Fluids?

June 10, 2011 | 1

You can do some pretty cool things with a non-Newtonian fluid. Even walk on it if you’re quick enough. But what is it, how does it work and can you make your own? Let’s find out.Read More

Can You Lose Weight By Eating Tapeworm Eggs?

April 26, 2011 | 2

Let’s face it. People will do anything to lose weight, even at the cost of their own health — and sometimes life. But tapeworms? Let’s find out.Read More

What Is The Most Lethal Poison?

April 24, 2011 | 2

Toxins and poisons can be colorless and odorless. They can be injected into your skin, dissolved in a liquid, or simply a gas released into the air.Read More

Has Anyone Ever Had Sex In Space?

February 25, 2011 | 1

Giggling aside, I’m sure a lot of people wonder… Have people had sex in space? It’s a valid question. Married couples have went together. Surely they…Read More

Why Do Witches Fly On Broomsticks?

February 19, 2011 | 7

The depiction of a witch riding a broomstick goes back a long way. It’s become a bit of an iconic image. It reminds us of Halloween and thanks to the Wizard of Oz, scared the pants off of us when we were children. But what’s the origin?Read More

Do You Really Eat 4 Spiders A Year In Your Sleep?

January 15, 2011 | 1

We’ve all heard this factoid. Just thinking of eating spiders in our sleep is a the thing of nightmares. Is there any truth to it, or is it myth?Read More

Are There Illegal Foods?

December 6, 2010 | 1

Forbidden food… We’ve compiled a list of illegal foods from around the world, and explain why they are illegal. Have you had any on this list?Read More