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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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How long is a furlong?

A furlong is an ancient British unit of measurement.  Most commonly referred to today in joking about a person’s age.  A furrow is a trench that’s been made by pulling a plow.  The term furlong is how long a horse can pull a plow without stopping.  The unit was calculated to be 220 yards; I […]

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Why is justice supposed to be blind?

Justice is supposed to be blind because it is not supposed to have any personal bias.  When a judge looks at a small-framed woman who supposedly committed murder he must not feel sympathy for her due to her size.  Her lawyer may use her small frame as an argument if the victim was strangled or […]

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Why is first place in a number of things given a blue ribbon, why not gold?

A blue ribbon is awarded for first prize in events that typically do not reward human physical competition.  Things such as a dog show, a giant pumpkin contest, things of that nature. The history behind the blue ribbon stems from 1348.  England’s King Edward III was very fond of the color blue and he created […]

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Is it wise to pay more on my mortgage or to put more in my 401K ?

Typically it is wiser to put money into your debt than into your savings.  Sure you can use your savings to buy things, whereas the money you put into your debt just goes to someone else so they can spend it, but you’ll save money in the long run if you pay off your debt […]

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Why does a husband carry his new bride over the threshold?

The custom of a groom carrying his bride over the threshold is a custom that dates back to about 200 AD.  The Germanic Goths of the time would primarily marry those in their own communities, but if there were not enough women to go around, the men would raid their neighbors.  Since these women were […]

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As you drink an ice-cold beverage on a warm day, the outside of the glass or bottle becomes wet. Why?

Water forms on the outside of a cool glass on a hot day due to condensation.  The air around us has water in it; the water is in a gaseous form, commonly called water vapor.  Typically, the hotter the day is the more water is evaporated into the air. When you have a glass with […]

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