Plastic can be found (in some form) in nearly every man-made object in our world today. But how long has this material been running rampant through our lives?
When pondering the ins-and-outs of the religious denomination most famous for refusing modern convenience, a question arises: how far does this predilection for simple living go? Does it extend to a ... [more]
If you've ever accidentally tried on a shirt intended for the opposite gender, you no doubt figured it out as soon as you tried to button the buttons. Why do clothiers put the buttons for men and ... [more]
Regardless of what the label says, they all tend to look and taste the same. So why the five distinct categorizations?
Sports fans can easily and quickly recall prominent scoring records for most professional sports. But even the most devout sports fan will draw a blank when it comes to PGA scoring records. Wonder no ... [more]
Han Solo can make point-five past lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon. So, what's the highest number on his speedometer?
Ever wonder why you sat on a giant rabbit's lap at the mall around Easter? You didn't? Hmm...well doesn't it seem awfully strange?
We all prefer round numbers so why does the world's most famous footrace measure in at such an odd figure?
Is it for farming? Is it for energy conservation? Is it for voter turnout in elections? Is it to prevent pedestrians from getting hit by cars? Let's find out.
Pour yourself a cup and dive into some beverage knowledge.
What happens on that fateful date? Does it disappear? Does it suddenly become toxic? How does the purity of clean water sealed in a container suddenly become compromised?
You’ve noticed that every radio and television station not only has a 4-letter identification but that most of them either start with a W or K. Ever bothered to wonder why?
We’re all very comfortable with the notion that when snow falls or ice forms on a sidewalk, the best way to deal with it is to throw salt out there, to melt the ice. But why? How does combining ... [more]
No chemical names, no names of places, and no made up words either. Plain and simple: what's the longest word in the English language?
Currently, "bootleg" is an all-encompassing word associated with stealing. But what does illegal activity have to do with leather footwear?
When you prepare for a winter storm, do you know all the forms that can be assumed by the falling frozen water?
Someone’s body has an involuntary reflexive response because of an allergen and we ask an omnipotent creator for help. What? Why?
It's there to comfort you on a crappy day or satiate your unhealthy appetite during late nights but from where did this treat originate?
It covers your car, the sidewalks and your mouth -- if you've ever closed your eyes, looked up and opened wide like your sister told you to -- but why is bird poop a different color than almost every ... [more]
Unless you're a fanatical finger-painting kleptomaniac, this idiom has probably never made much sense to you. Allow us to explain.
No aspect of American football is more confusing than its only-occasionally-accurate moniker.
You probably know that the whole world used to be one continent and now it's in seven pieces. But do you know anything else about the monstrous island we now refer to as 'Pangaea'?
Grab your knife and fork because we're going to dissect the history of Thanksgiving's association with the big gobbling bird.
For all the trouble NASA has with weather delays by basing shuttle launches out of Florida, there must be a good reason why they don't move to, say, Southern California...right?