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The tallest building in the world

Burj al Khalifa: The tallest building in the world.   The world's tallest building raises over 800 meters in the air, but can be  overtaken soon. When...

world’s largest spider

The world's largest spider is a real crab with a leg strap of up to 30 centimeters! If you suffer from arachnophobia - fear of...

The longest day of the year

The longest day of the year is not fixed, but alternates between two specific dates each year. The longest day of the year, also called...

Icing an injury or heating?

Many people put ice on if they get an injury. But icing an injury helps at all? You usually hurry up put ice when you get...

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

How do magnets work?

How do magnets work and why are they reacting different to some sort of metals? The whole Earth has a so-called dipole moment with a...

Most common and rarest blood type

In this article you will find out information about blood types, percentage of blood types in the world, rarest blood types, most common blood...

How to get rid of mosquito bites

In order to answer our readers " How to get rid of mosquito bites" question we made a comprehensive research which may at least...

Is cracking your fingers bad?

In this article we discuss why do some people love to crack their fingers and whether cracking your fingers is bad and could it...

Why does unhealthy food taste better

We are looking for an answer to why all unhealthy food are so attractive to us. The basic answer is that unhealthy foods contain a...

Who invented peanut butter?

What is peanut butter? Peanut butter is a food spread or paste consisting of dry roasted peanuts. Those are ground peanuts with other ingredients that...

Who invented the internet?

Brief  History of the Internet The internet is essentially a global network of computers. After computers were invented, some American computer scientists discovered they could...

Who invented the barometer

What is Barometer? In this modern age the barometer is not exactly competitive with smartphones, computers and other entertainment devices. It is probably an all...

Who invented the refrigerator?

Brief History of Refrigerator Some of us may remember from the early 1950's that we had a fridge in the house. It was not a...

Who invented the thermometer?

Early history has a way Of hiding the facts behind certain inventions. Time has clouded the collective memory of historians who have cited that...

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What is the Policy of Containment?

This is a foreign policy strategy created and executed by the US after WWII founding it's first key purpose in the Truman Doctrine of...

What is the difference between practice and practise?

Do not confuse "practice" with "practise". They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the...

When do you use the word “fish” and “fishes” ?

Fish or Fishes Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural and the word “fish” is such an example. As such,...

How does sound travel?

Sound is transmitted by particles (atoms or molecules) in a solid, liquid or gas colliding with each other. It is a wave which is...

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

Ocean and sea are two words that are used frequently and interchangeably (in writing and conversation) to mean the same thing: a continuous mass...

What is the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter?

The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter is a concept that basically states that atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion (kinetic energy) that...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Why is the sky blue in the day and black at night?

During the day (daylight) the sky has a blue appearance because the Sun’s light (white light) is made up of rainbow of colors (red,...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Tell Me Why Fun Facts

Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

When do you use “a” or “an” ?

The two indefinite articles a and an are used with singular nouns when the noun is general. They refer to nouns which are non-specific (i.e. not definite). In...

How do Astronauts communicate in space?

In order for one to hear sound it must travel through air (gas particles) of which space has very few per cubic centimeter. Sound...

Why do children loose their baby teeth?

Children usually start loosing their baby teeth (primary teeth) anywhere between the age of 6 to 7 years where their jaws have grown to...

What is the Purpose of the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization dedicated in promoting world peace, collective security and friendly relations among most of the world’s nations....

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

Is outer space a perfect vacuum?

Outer space (also called just space) is all the space in the universe beyond Earth and its atmosphere. It can be simple stated that...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain (seed). It is made up of four major physical structures: (1) The Pericarp (seed coat or outer hull):...

How is a star born?

Birth of a star The universe is a wondrous place where many processes, that defy all imagination,occur. One of these magical phenomena is the birth...

Why are some clouds dark in appearance?

A cloud is a visible mass of water (tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals) suspended in the atmosphere at a considerable altitude. Clouds are...

Where does the oxygen come from that fish breathe?

Water is formed from the combination reaction of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) to produce liquid water (H2O). In other words, each molecule...

What is the Difference Between Affect and Effect

Difference Between Homonyms Affect and Effect It is easy to get homonyms mixed up when you are writing them out. Two of the biggest culprits that...

What is Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism is a misguided social theory that attempts to adapt Charles Darwin natural selection principles and apply it to human society. This social theory, promotes...

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Men have better sense of direction than women

  New Norwegian study states that men have a superior sense of direction and therefore are simply much better at finding their way than women. There...

What causes gray hair?

As we get older, especially men are in pursuit of this question: What is the reason for gray hair and how can we prevent gray hair?   In this...

DO FISH SLEEP

There are several species of fish that are observed really sleeping. So the answer for  "DO FISH SLEEP" is YES without any doubts. The researchers...

Is there life on other planets?

Life on Other Planets: Possibility of life on other planets in space has been the biggest challenge for astronomers for many years. Top candidates list include moons...

Ten Ingredients of Human Body

What comprises a human being? What is the most abundant element in the human body? The question, philosophers and religious scholars asked themselves over thousands...

Polaris the North Star

The North Star (Polaris) The North Star, also called Polaris, is of famous for the fact that it indicates the north. The best way to find...

M5 – Globular cluster

M5 - Globular cluster in the Snake Globular cluster M5 is the last in this series of globular clusters at the beginning of Messier's list is...

Messier 6, M-6 Butterfly Cluster

M6 Constellation - Butterfly Cluster  The next two objects in the catalog of Messier are not globular clusters, but open clusters. Open star clusters are generally...

The Star Vega (alpha Lyrae)

Information About Star Vega The Star Vega; named after Arcturus, is the second brightest star in the northern sky. Around midnight it can be seen with...

M7 – The Ptolemy Cluster

What is Ptolemy Cluster Just southwest of its predecessor M6 we find the very conspicuous open cluster M7. This cluster is easily seen by the naked...