A Life Spent Wondering

How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

Whenever you see a weather report with rain (or snow) in the forecast, it gives the chance of precipitation. How do they get that number, exactly? read more

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The Canary in the Coal Mine

The Canary in the Coal Mine

In today's day and age, the canary in the coal mine is used to refer to the person who acts as an early warning sign for others, but the term's true origin is much more direct than that. Where did this phrase come from? read more

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Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Dogs, for whatever reason, love to eat everything they can. They will even choose the kids toys over a fresh bowl of dog food if they had the choice. But just because they will eat pretty much anything in front of them, it does not mean their bodies can handle it. read more

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Do the Caffeine Alternatives in Energy Drinks Work?

Do the Caffeine Alternatives in Energy Drinks Work?

Waking up in the morning and feeling ready to take on the day can be difficult for some without a cup of coffee in them. Others prefer energy drinks to get the boost they need. Either way, the main ingredient providing the energy is caffeine. But what about the caffeine-free drinks? Do they even work? read more

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How to Open a Banana

How to Open a Banana

Bananas are a fruit that many Americans do not eat on a regular basis. Perhaps it's because those darn things are so hard to open. It is always a privilege to get a banana whose stem you can easily snap and peel, but mostly we find ourselves jabbing with our fingernails and prying until the first part of the fruit has been turned into a mushy consistency. Maybe we're doing it wrong? read more

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What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

Space is full of wonders, ranging from activity in our own solar system to phenomena found 13-billion light-years from Earth. A lunar eclipse is one of these astronomical marvels that comes around only once in a full moon. Not only do we get a front row seat on Earth for the event, but our planet is the main reason it happens at all. read more

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Order of Lettering Does Matter, Actually

Order of Lettering Does Matter, Actually

A while back there was a popular paragraph floating around the internet where most words were scrambled and yet the paragraph it was still readable as if it were spelled correctly. It sounds odd, but it is true and it does work. If you have not seen this before, you can read the paragraph below to see what it is about. read more

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What Are Electrolytes?

What Are Electrolytes?

Sports drinks always boast about their abundance of electrolytes and how they are essential to consume when working out, but they never explain why. read more

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