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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | October 1, 2014

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What Are The Colors You See When You Shut Your Eyes?

March 27, 2013 | 3

Sometimes, when you shut your eyes tightly or are in a pitch black room, your eyes decide it’s time for a light show. Random, psychedelic-like patterns and flashes of color will dance around your field of vision like it’s 1969.Read More

What Causes Spontaneous Ringing In Our Ears?

February 26, 2013 | 12

It happens to everyone. All of the sudden, with no warning or apparent cause, one or both of your ears starts to ring. A seemingly high pitched sound that can be distracting at times.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

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

Do Other Animals Use Social Networking?

July 16, 2011 |

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.Read More

What Is The Opposite Of The Placebo Effect?

June 19, 2011 | 1

The placebo effect is when someone takes a chemically inert pill (or dummy drug) but exhibits perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition. But is there an opposite of this effect? There sure is.Read More

Why Are Some People Lactose Intolerant?

April 21, 2011 | 6

Milk. Some people love it, some hate it, and some simply have trouble digesting it. Why are some people lactose intolerant, and others not?Read More

The World’s Most Expensive Flower?

January 4, 2011 | 1

Chinese scientists in agricultural research grew an orchid that was sold at auction for a record amount. It’s the world’s most expensive flower.Read More

Are you a supertaster?

December 23, 2010 |

Do you turn your nose up at black coffee? Can’t stand bitter foods like broccoli, spinach or green tea? If so, you just might be a supertaster.Read More