An Opened Corpse Flower Richard J. Rehman/Wikimedia It’s one of the rarest flowering plants in the world and also one of the smelliest. The Amorphophallus titanium, which is better known ...

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While you won’t see it on every elevator door, many of them have one tiny hole in one panel of the door. It is reasonable to assume that since it ...

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We’ve all heard of the different sizes of batteries; AA, AAA, C, and D. But what happened to the B size battery, and did it ever even exist? The B ...

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On June 30, 1908, just after seven in the morning, an explosion took place near the Stony Tunguska River in Central Russia that became the largest impact with Earth in ...

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There’s more behind the smell of freshly cut grass other than it is a pleasant aroma to most people. The scent is actually the plant giving out its own distress ...

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The Hass Avocado, the one we enjoy in guacamole, sliced, or put on just about anything, is the avocado we most commonly see in the grocery store. But this best-selling ...

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We’re told that we need to take our vitamins, which are the micronutrients that are required by the body to complete many essential functions. They come from the food we ...

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Rigor in Latin means “stiffness,” and mortis means “of death.” But why does the body of a person or an animal get stiff after death, and what causes it? Interestingly, ...

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We’ve probably all used a stapler to fasten papers together, but did you ever stop and wonder why there are usually two sets of indentations on the metal plate where ...

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We have all heard the comment before that Al Gore said he invented the internet, but no, he did not, and no, he really never said he had. The statement ...

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You’ve probably heard this term on weather reports when a meteorologist talks about the jet stream, but what is it exactly? The jet stream, which is considered a “river” of ...

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