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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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Why does air cool as it rises through the atmosphere?

The first thing we must realize is that temperature and heat are two different things, they’re closely related but one can be affected while the other is not.  We all know that warm air rises, if it didn’t the people in hot air balloons would be in trouble.  This warm air will cool as it […]

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My regular period lasts for 5 days, this month it only lasted 2 days can that mean I am pregnant?

While you can have your period while being pregnant, the fact that you’re having a shorter period is not necessarily an indication that you are pregnant.  You should certainly have a pregnancy test to find out for sure, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet as there are many other reasons your period may be […]

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Why do I spit foam from my mouth?

Your first concern may be that you’re sick, that you have rabies, that’s almost definitely not the case.  We were always taught in school to stay away from animals that are foaming at the mouth, they might have rabies.  I used to think that foaming at the mouth was a symptom of rabies, it turns […]

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What is the difference between salt water taffy and regular taffy?

Taffy is a type of candy made from mixing sugar, butter, flavors (usually fruity), and coloring. The mixture is boiled, and as it cools, it is stretched to form a fluffy, sticky, chewy mass of filling pulling candy. When taffy was first developed the pulling was done by hand, between two people, however most manufacturers […]

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Why do the earth’s oceans appear blue from the moon?

The earth’s oceans and sky both appear blue to everyone who observes them. They do this because water absorbs blue light less strongly than it absorbs other colors. When ocean water is exposed to sunlight (white light), it absorbs most of the red light quickly and a good fraction of the green light. But the […]

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How is sunlight both harmful and beneficial?

Sunlight provides virtually all the energy in our world. Without it, plants wouldn’t grow and we wouldn’t have food or daylight. We wouldn’t even have fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum because those were formed from vegetation that itself derived energy from the sun. However, sunlight also contains ultraviolet light, which can damage chemicals […]

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