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Does a hot beverage cool you down?
Health
One common factoid that has been circulating the internet recently is that drinking a hot beverage on a hot day will cool you down. Is there any science behind this seemingly counterintuitive claim? ...
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home field advantage
Entertainment
Sports junkies, bookies and statisticians have long pondered this question. Does home field advantage really exist? Today we're going to dive into the world of sports and find out if home field advantage is real, and if so, what causes it. ...
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Windows AC fuel efficiency
Fun Facts
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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Arthritis and cracking knuckles
Health
A popular factoid, often told to those who like to crack their knuckles, is that cracking your knuckles repeatedly can or will cause arthritis years down the road. Is there any truth or scientific backing to this claim? Today we find out. ...
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Smile and Frown Muscles
Health
It's a common phrase used in an attempt to change the mood of a potentially unhappy person or to invoke optimism. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But is the saying true? Does it really take more muscles to frown than to smile? ...
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Wedding rice and Birds
Fun Facts
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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Is aspartame bad for you?
Health
You often hear claims that aspartame is bad for you or causes cancer. Are these claims true? Today we separate myth from science fact. ...
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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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Do you eat 4 spiders in your sleep?
Weird
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? ...
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monosodium glutamate myth
Health
Many claim adverse reactions after eating food containing the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate. Is there any science behind it, or is it myth? ...
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