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  • Why Are Some People Afraid Of Clowns?
    on Oct 20, 2011
    For some people, clowns are the stuff of nightmares. Often used for entertainment at birthday parties and at the circus, clowns are supposed to do just the opposite – they’re supposed to help facilitate a fun, humorous and happy environment. So w...
  • Can Your Hair Turn White From Fright?
    on Oct 13, 2011
    With Halloween fast approaching, it’s the season for horror, fright and fear. A popular tale in many cultures is that a person’s hair can turn white overnight from excessive fear. Is it the stuff of legend, folklore and myth, or is there any scie...
  • What Happened Before The Big Bang?
    on Oct 8, 2011
    The Big Bang. The genesis of the universe. It’s hard to imagine anything happening before the Big Bang, and rightly so. This is because time itself was created at that moment. Is it worth pondering this enigmatic and controversial question?
  • Why Don’t We Sneeze In Our Sleep?
    on Sep 26, 2011
    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.
  • Does Cracking Your Knuckles Increase Your Risk Of Arthritis?
    on Sep 22, 2011
    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.
  • The Earth Doesn’t Actually Orbit The Sun?
    on Sep 21, 2011
    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...
  • Does It Really Take More Muscles To Frown Than To Smile?
    on Sep 20, 2011
    It’s a common phrase used in an attempt to change the mood of a potentially unhappy person or to invoke optimism. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But is the saying true? Does it really take more muscles to frown than to smile?
  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
    on Sep 19, 2011
    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?
  • Why Do Cats Love Catnip?
    on Sep 18, 2011
    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?
  • Does Rice Really Make Birds Explode?
    on Sep 9, 2011
    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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