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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | March 27, 2015

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Does Drinking Something Hot On A Hot Day Cool You Down?

May 7, 2013 | 2

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?Read More

What is The Hottest Temperature?

January 7, 2012 |

We did a little blurb about this topic last year. Today, we decided to expand upon the question with more details since the answer can be complex, yet extremely interesting. We want to break it down a bit more so it can appeal to a more casual reader.Read More

Does Swearing Actually Help Reduce Pain?

December 28, 2011 |

Ever stub your toe and feel the urge to yell out something as a result – usually a curse or swear word? You may not be entirely sure why you feel the need but it seems to lessen the initial pain. But does it?Read More

Why Don’t We Sneeze In Our Sleep?

September 26, 2011 | 2

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

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Increase Your Risk Of Arthritis?

September 22, 2011 | 2

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.Read More

The Earth Doesn’t Actually Orbit The Sun?

September 21, 2011 | 4

You were taught that earth and other planets in our solar system orbit the sun, and that our solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way. Did your science teacher have it wrong? Is everything you’ve learned about general relativity and gravity wrong?Read More

Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

September 19, 2011 | 2

Often used a causality dilemma in philosophy and theology, it seems that at least in the context of science, there may be an answer. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Read More

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

September 18, 2011 | 1

Cats go crazy for catnip. They will get excited, drool and frolic around when in its presence. Some claim the cats get intoxicated or ‘high’ off the smell. But why? And are they really getting ‘high’ off the scent?Read More

Does Rice Really Make Birds Explode?

September 9, 2011 | 1

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.Read More

Are We Really Running Out Of Helium?

August 24, 2011 | 1

The world is running low on fossil fuels and several rare earth metals. But for some industries, running out of the noble gas helium could be a bigger problem down the road. But are we really running out of helium? Let’s find out.Read More

What Is The Opposite Of Deja Vu?

August 21, 2011 | 2

Almost everyone has experienced it at one point in their lives – a feeling like you’ve done something or have been somewhere before. That the events playing out at that exact moment have already happened. That feeling is called “Deja vu”. Does Deja vu have an opposite? Let’s find out.Read More

How Much Energy Does A Tornado Have?

August 10, 2011 | 1

A tornado is an incredibly destructive force of nature. They’ve been known to reach 2.5 miles wide and cause up to $2.9 billion dollars in damage. The actual destructive power of a tornado is dependent on its size and the wind speed as well as the length of its path.Read More