How Do Smoke Detectors Work?
Smoke detectors, which have been commercially available since circa 1969, have proven to have a huge advantage in promising the safety of people if a fire... read more
Does Potassium Even Out Sodium Levels?
Does potassium combat sodium in the body? This question arose a while back when I saw these little yogurt shots that boasted the promise that the potassium... read more
Why Are There Carpool Lanes?
Formally known as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV), carpool lanes are the lanes on a highway reserved for cars with a driver and at least one passenger,... read more
The past few months have been busy with meteor showers ranging from the Perseids in August, the Orionids in October, the Leonids in November, and the Gemenids... read more
Running Water and the Need to Pee
"I can't pee", you say as a mother or father watches over and insists that you have do. After sitting on the toilet and arguing with your parents about... read more
The Thanksgiving Turkey Isn't Making You Tired
Thanksgiving, a day comprised of great family gatherings, stories you probably never want to be told, and grandmothers who drink... read more
Bologna's Odd Spelling
Bologna is a famous lunch meat in America, whether you eat it on a sandwich or on a Lunchable cracker. In this country we pronounce the word as "baloney",... read more
Why is Urine Yellow?
Peeing, a topic usually considered taboo, is a natural body function. Since it's something done multiple times a day, it has become a behavior that we... read more