A Life Spent Wondering

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 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 Thanksgiving Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

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 too much. After thanksgiving dinner everyone sits back and unbuttons their pants to let their gut hang out. Soon enough people are feeling tired, but it's not caused but what you may have heard. read more

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Bologna's Odd Spelling

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", and yet it is spelled in way that would not suggest we are saying it right. What's the reason for this? read more

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What Makes Popcorn Pop?

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

It's a favorite at movie theaters and home theaters alike, comes in varieties from plain to buttered to kettle, and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Although it's a snack food Americans have enjoyed for years, only few have asked, what makes popcorn pop? read more

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What Does it Mean to Pickle Something?

What Does it Mean to Pickle Something?

What is pickling? I'm sure at one point or another you've run into the term pickled onion or egg, and everyone knows that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, but what does it mean for something to be pickled? read more

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