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Does honey last indefinitely?
Fun Facts
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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How Long Can You Survive Off Body Fat?
Health
Our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy which our body uses to keep itself going. The surplus or extra energy which we don’t use gets ...
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ringing in the ears
Health
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. ...
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Why are we ticklish?
Health
For some, tickling can produce laughter through an anticipation of pleasure. For others, tickling is incredibly uncomfortable and can send a person's mind into a state of panic. Today, we explore the science behind tickling. ...
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What's the sound you hear when you shut your eyes tight?
Science
It's the sound that usually occurs when you shut your eyes tightly or flex your jaw muscles in a certain way. It sounds like a low rumbling or a 747 passing by. But what is it exactly? And is it harmful? ...
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Gargling with Salt Water
Health
Gargling with salt water is often suggested in home remedy books, online and perhaps by your mother to help with sore or infected throats. Does it really help or is it an old wives tale? Let's find out. ...
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Is salt bad for you?
Health
We like debunking widely spread myths. We also like confirming things people believe to be myths. With some topics however, the answer lies somewhere in between. Where does salt lie? Many food products are "sodium free" and advertised as healthier. Is there any truth to this? Is salt really that bad for you? ...
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Changing skin color
Weird
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? ...
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What are eye floaters?
Science
Almost everyone has them. Those little blurry or fuzzy, translucent things that almost resemble a tiny bit of string which float around happily in your eye. When you try to look or focus directly on one, they float away just as quick as your eye can move. What are they? ...
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Pregnant Flu Shot
News
Sounds risky, to the mother and especially to a baby with an incredibly weak immune system. Will a flu shot given while pregnant protect a newborn after birth? Let's find out. ...
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Nocebo Effect
Science
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. ...
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Is caffeine bad for you?
Health
Many reasons cause people avoid caffeine. It acts as a stimulant which can lead to nervousness and anxiety, it can raise stomach acid levels and also acts as diuretic. ...
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Tapeworm Weight loss diet
Weird
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. ...
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dog walk exercise
News
Are dog walkers more healthy? People who owned and walked their dogs were 34% more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity. ...
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Is chocolate good for your health?
Health
Just in time for Valentines day, the American Chemical Society announced that they discovered why chocolate can be beneficial to your health. ...
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birth control weight gain
News
Birth control can have a lot of side effects. Is one of them weight gain? Today we'll see if there is a scientific answer to this question. ...
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