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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | March 31, 2015

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Are Nagasaki And Hiroshima Still Radioactive?

November 13, 2013 | 1

During WW2, the U.S. dropped not one, but two nuclear bombs on Japanese cities. It led one reader to ask, “Are Nagasaki and Hiroshima still radioactive?”Read More

Which Country Is Closest To Building Their First Nuclear Weapon?

February 8, 2012 | 9

Many countries, if they so wished, could develop nuclear weapons without much, if any, help from outside. We wanted to know, hypothetically of course, which countries could develop nuclear weapons the quickest.Read More

What Is The Most Decorated Military Unit In US History?

December 10, 2011 | 6

In 1944, the most decorated unit in US military history was fighting fiercely on the European front. You’d be surprised to find out that their families back in the states were in an internment camp of all places.Read More

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

December 2, 2011 | 20

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

How Do Nuclear Power Plants Work?

April 4, 2011 | 2

Thanks to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many are wondering exactly how nuclear power plants work. We’ve provided a layman explanation.Read More

Can an earthquake shift the Earth’s axis?

March 14, 2011 |

With the earthquake in Japan, some sources report that the earthquakes were so powerful, that they caused a shift or tilt in Earth’s axis. Is it true?Read More

How Did 110 People Win The Same Lottery?

November 26, 2010 | 1

One day, in 2005, 110 lucky people won the same lotto. But how? The odds are astronomical for even a single person to win.Read More

Who Was The World’s Luckiest Person?

November 23, 2010 | 2

Many believe the world’s luckiest person to be Tsutomu Yamaguchi. But he could also be considered the world’s unluckiest man too. What made him so lucky?Read More

Who Was The World’s Most Loyal Dog?

November 11, 2010 | 2

Hachiko’s loyalty is undeniable. He continued to return to the train station precisely when the train was due, and wait for his owner. For 9 years.Read More