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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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What is the hottest temperature?
Science
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. ...
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Swearing stop pain
Fun Facts
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? ...
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Why don't we sneeze in our sleep?
Fun Facts
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. ...
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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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Earth doesn't orbit sun - barycenter
Infographics
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? ...
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Chicken or the egg?
Science
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? ...
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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?
Fun Facts
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? ...
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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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Running out of Helium
Science
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. ...
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Opposite of Deja Vu
Health
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. ...
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Most powerful Tornado
Infographics
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. ...
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What causes motion sickness?
Fun Facts
Also known as getting seasick, airsick or carsick, many of us get extremely ill when using these different forms of transportation. But what's the science behind it? Why does being on the water or flying in an airplane cause us to get physically sick? ...
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How Do Subliminal Messages Work?
Weird
Subliminal messages or 'subliminal stimuli' are well known in popular culture for its power to influence people or evoke an emotional response without an individual being aware or conscious of the stimulus. Today we're going to explore what subliminal messages are and if they really work. ...
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World's loudest animal
Fun Facts
Animals use sounds and noises in nature for a wide variety of reasons. Uses range from mating calls to self defense and even using sound to hunt with. But which animal makes the loudest sound? ...
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What is asbestos?
Health
Despite the majority of people knowing that asbestos is bad, was banned and it can cause mesothelioma, you might be surprised to learn that not many know what it actually is and why it was banned. ...
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