A Life Spent Wondering

Why Do Old Films Play Fast?

Why Do Old Films Play Fast?

It was a simpler time, it was a better time. Back in the black and white times of history, technology was at its infancy and the video cameras of that day weren't quite as efficient as what we have nowadays. read more

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The Origin of 420

The Origin of 420

Marijuana has been under scrutiny for years regarding its legalization and its use in the medical field. While still illegal for the most part, it has not stopped smokers from lighting up and celebrating on 4/20. Although the day has become a national holiday in the pot smoking community, it did not originate this way. read more

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How Does Tanning Work?

How Does Tanning Work?

With the coming of spring and the rising temperatures, many people are heading outdoors to enjoy the weather and get some color back on their pale, winter skin. Why do we get tans, though? read more

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The Birthday Problem

The Birthday Problem

If someone came up to you in a party and said "I bet you that two people here have the same birthday," what would you say? It would seem rather unlikely given there are 365 days in a year. Maybe if there were hundreds of people, would you be more inclined to take the bet then? read more

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What Causes a Brain Freeze?

What Causes a Brain Freeze?

Scenario: it's a hot summer day. You're outside hanging with friends trying to find something to do. One of them suggests going to get ice cream; you fall in love with this idea immediately. What could be better than ice cream on a day when the sun's blaring down at you? The first bite. A smile comes over you as you feel the cool sensation. Another bite. Then another. Then you get slapped in the face with a brain freeze. What just happened? read more

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The Whiter the Bread, the Faster You're Dead

The Whiter the Bread, the Faster You're Dead

It's an old saying that you may have heard your parents tell you: the whiter the bread, the faster you're dead, which implies that choosing white bread over something like wheat can be harmful for your body. Could this be true? read more

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How Does Smoke Calm Down Bees?

How Does Smoke Calm Down Bees?

When you think of bees and honey you may picture a beekeeper in one of those full body suits, removing the lid from a hive and pumping smoke into it. While it is common knowledge that the smoke calms the bees down, it is lesser known as to why this is the case. read more

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The Origin of the Amber Alert

The Origin of the Amber Alert

If a child has been abducted in your area then you've most likely seen messages on the news or on electronic highway signs providing information about the issue such as the child's name and the car he or she was abducted in. The wide public spread of this information greatly enhances the chance of a safe recovery of a child, and these messages have been coined as Amber Alerts. How did this public warning system get its name? read more

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