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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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What is infrared light?

Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light are all electromagnetic waves. However these waves differ in both their wavelengths (the distances between adjacent maximums in their electric fields) and in their frequencies (the number of electric field maximums that pass by a specific point in space each second). Infrared light has longer wavelengths and lower frequencies than […]

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How do submarines sink if they have air inside?

The net force on the submarine depends on its average density, not on the density of one of its constituents. If the average density of the submarine is less than that of water, it will float upward in water. If the average density of the submarine is more than that of water, it will sink […]

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Is vinegar good for heartburn?

Heartburn can be caused by a number of things.  Most commonly heartburn is caused by over activity in the stomach, specifically too much acid. Another common cause of heartburn is Acid Reflux.  While too much acid is a result of poor eating habits, such as an excess of acidic food, over eating, or just eating […]

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What were the symptoms of the plague of Amwas?

The Plague of Amwas lasted from 638 to 640 AD, in Syria, Egypt and Iraq.  The plague was most severe in Amwas, Syria, so it became known as the Plague of Amwas.  It is supposed to have caused the death of over 20,000 people. The plague’s symptoms are not on record.  It could be that […]

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Who is Kit Snicket in Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events?

A Series of Unfortunate Events, written by Daniel Handler, is a children’s book series, written under the name of one of the fictional characters, Lemony Snicket.  The series is twelve books long, so far, and has illustrations by Brett Halquist.  There is also a movie stating Jim Carrey. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339291/ Kit Snicket is one of the […]

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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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