A Life Spent Wondering

The Most Accurate Clock in the World

The Most Accurate Clock in the World

For most of our planet's life there has been no defined concept of time. Humans, however, quickly discovered just how useful defining the time could be. Even without precise numbers, they were able to understand that in the morning the sun is low, noon is about when the sun is directly overhead, and if the sun is going down, it must be time to work on getting a fire started. read more

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What is the Symbolism Behind the Olympic Rings?

What is the Symbolism Behind the Olympic Rings?

With the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia underway and the unfortunate malfunction of one of the rings during the opening ceremonies, discussions about the infamous Olympic logo have become quite popular in social media. One topic of conversation is the logo's symbolism, but there are a couple of popular misconceptions about exactly what the flag represents. read more

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Stop Telling People Your Goals

Stop Telling People Your Goals

With the new year approaching, thousands will undoubtedly be setting new goals for themselves. But before you go telling your friends about all you plan to accomplish, you may want to think again. read more

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Why are Colors so Vibrant After a Rainstorm?

Why are Colors so Vibrant After a Rainstorm?

One neat thing about living in a warm climate is the awesome weather that comes rolling through. Sometimes there will be a loud storm with all the excitement of thunder and lightning, other times it will be a quick pop-up shower that appears and disappears 10 minutes later. During the day, if the storm clouds dissipate quickly after the rain stops, the sun will return to illuminate wet landscapes, but this time the colors look much more vivid. What is it about the rain that causes this effect? read more

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How to Spot a One-way Mirror

How to Spot a One-way Mirror

One-way mirrors are synonymous with detective scenes. A criminal sits in a bright, white room with a big mirror on one of the walls, and on the other side cops sit in darkness to observe. That's all well and good, but there are plenty of places where a one-way mirror would creep us out. How can you tell the difference? read more

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Colorblindness in Dogs

Colorblindness in Dogs

Dog is man's best friend, and yet we still do not completely understand what is going on in their mind. We do know, however, a good amount about their eyes and how the world must look to them. The common misconception is that they are completely colorblind, leaving them to experience life in boring-old gray. While they are colorblind, it's not quite that simple... read more

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How to Open a Shaken Soda Can

How to Open a Shaken Soda Can

We all know if you shake up a can of soda and open it, it will cover the immediate area in a sugary mess. A lot of people think tapping the top of the can will prevent this, but that's actually not the case. If the can doesn't explode after tapping the top, then it wasn't going to explode anyway. Fortunately, there is a method that will work to prevent a shaken can from exploding that is just as simple. read more

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The Deceiving Color of Veins

The Deceiving Color of Veins

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world, but surely we can rely on our senses to accurately tell us about our own body, right? Not a day goes by that my veins don't look blue, but they actually aren't. Why? read more

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