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.
Many people think they don't have any bad habits just because they don't chew their nails, drag their feet, or swear like a sailor -- but don't be resistant to self-improvement. If you're doing any of... [more]
Pour yourself a cup and dive into some beverage knowledge.
The indecision that has plagued the superhero film world has particularly affected the silver screen fortunes of five extremely popular superheroes.
In 2002, science journalist Gary Taubes dared question the accepted 'truth' that fat made you fat and the human diet should focus on carbohydrates. Why carbs, when for tens of thousands of years our ... [more]
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]