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    8 unusual lakes that will blow your mind

    Unique, fascinating, bizarre, mortal or surreal are some of the words that could describe the following eight lakes. You’ve probably heard that Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and largest lake by volume. The Dead Sea is the lowest lake &place on Earth and Africa’s Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake. Getting bored of […]

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    What is the danger in killing elephants for ivory?

    An adult elephant has no real natural predators in the wild.  The larger carnivores sometimes attack the young but generally speaking elephants have little to fear from other animals, except man of course. The African elephant is one of the most endangered species on our plant.  Since the 19th century when European colonization began in […]

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    What will happen when we have a pole reversal on earth?

    Scientists currently believe we are going through a pole reversal right now.  It will probably take thousands of years to complete, although it is also quite unpredictable.  The Earth’s magnetic field is a result of the Earth’s outer core , which is in a liquid state.  Occasionally the poles reverse, the last one is figured […]

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    Did Nostradamus Predict the End of the World?

    Nostradamus predicted a great many things, and most of it is open to interpretation.  Some claim that he predicted the end of the world a number of times, the 1999 is the most commonly known end of the world prediction, but he also claims the end of the world is coming in 2012, I sure […]

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    What is a Squeeze Play in Baseball?

    The squeeze play is used when there is a runner on third base and less than two outs.   The concept is that the batter will bunt the ball when the runner on third is charging to the plate. There are actually two versions of the squeeze play: The play is called the safety squeeze play […]

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    What is the Meaning of Life?

    This question is asked by pretty much everyone who has lived on the planet and no one’s agreed on an answer yet.  Many will say it is different for every person.  I’m not one of those people.  There is a meaning to life but you might not like my answer, although you should appreciate how […]

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    How Long Have Humans Been on the Earth?

    The oldest human fossil found (named Lucy and found in Ethiopia) has been back dated to between 3 and 3.6 million years ago.   Lucy was not a Homo Sapien, but we do know that she was a hominid, she walked upright.  Chances are our species are direct desendants of Lucy’s species. If you want to […]

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    How Can I Tell the Difference Between a Pulled Muscle and a Torn Muscle?

    There is little difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle, unless the muscle is completely torn into two pieces, then there is a big difference.  When the muscle is stretched too far the muscles fibres can break, causing a pull or tear.  Think of the muscle as a rope, we’ve all seen a […]

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    Who Had the Highest IQ in History?

    There is some disagreement when it comes to the world’s highest IQ.  Marilyn vos Savant is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and playwright.  It is Marilyn vos Savant that has the highest IQ according to Guinness.  Her IQ is 228; however, the test that resulted in this score was taken b Marilyn at the […]

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    Why is Coca-Cola so bad for you? What does it do to your body exactly?

    So you think Coca Cola is bad for you?  Well just the fact that you are asking that question means you are aware that Coke probably isn’t the best thing for you. Coca-Cola per say is not worse than any other type of cola, like Pepsi, or generic branded cola.  It’s also not that much […]


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Who invented the telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. The first words he spoke on his telephone were, “Watson, come here. I need you.” Watson was his assistant’s name. That happened in 1875-76. However Antonio Meucci had a working telephone since 1848 in Havana and a perfected model by 1871. On that year Meucci filed for […]

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What is the Tecumseh Curse?

The Tecumseh curse is a curse that Shawnee Chief Tecumseh placed on the American presidency during the War of 1812.  Chief Tecumseh died while fighting for the Canadians against the Americans.  The curse stated that every American president elected in a year that ended in a zero would die during his presidency.  Since Tecumseh made […]

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Why do home teams wear white and visitors wear dark uniforms?

Home teams do not always wear white, in both hockey and football the home team wears dark uniforms primarily, although in hockey the home team has only worn their dark uniforms for a short time. The distinction began in 1952 when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began televising hockey games.  The CBC found that when […]

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How big was the Saber Toothed Tiger?

The Smilodon, more commonly known as the Saber Toothed Tiger, have been found in Europe and in North America, many fossils have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.   Some would have grown marginally bigger but the fossils of the Saber Toothed Tiger that have been found all indicate that the […]

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Does the water in a bath or sink go a different way down the drain depending on which hemispere you are in?

Yes the water will drain in different directions depending on which hemisphere you’re in.   Usually this question is asked about toilet flushing, but I guess it’s still fun to answer even though you’re more interested in baths and sinks draining. Water will drain in different directions depending on the hemisphere due to the Coriolis force, […]

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Does the Earth currently weigh more than it did when it was first formed?

This is one of those questions that really doesn’t have a correct answer.  The Earth really doesn’t have a weight at all.  Weight is the measurement of the gravitational pull of one object on another.  Most objects are too small to consider, like you and me, or the keyboard I’m typing on, but the Earth […]

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