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Zidbits – Learn something new everyday! | July 31, 2014

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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

Why Are Right-Handed People More Common?

November 7, 2011 | 3

It is estimated that between 70-90% of the human population is right-handed. This leaves left-handed individuals vastly outnumbered. But why? Is it our genetics, the brain or even parental/societal pressure which decides our dominant hand? Let’s find out.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

Do Other Animals Use Social Networking?

July 16, 2011 |

The popularity and huge success of social networking sites has clearly illustrated the importance of networking for humans. However for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important.Read More

Mice Don’t Actually Like Cheese?

December 8, 2010 | 1

Do mice like cheese? In 2006, researchers from the UK’s Manchester Metropolitan University found that mice prefer something else over cheese.Read More