It seems to go against preconceived notion that hot water could freeze faster than cold water, and until now, scientists have been unable to explain why it does happen. Now ...

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Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin (1931) by Rube Goldberg A Rube Goldberg Machine is a complex machine where one simple task is linked and triggers the start of another ...

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We’ve all experienced those chills that literally make our hair stand up. It could be from a beautiful piece of music, we could be scared, or we could just be ...

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We all know that the ocean is salty, but have you ever wondered how much salt is in there? About 97 percent of all the water on Earth is found ...

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It’s a smell that anyone with a working olfactory system will immediately recognize, the scent of fresh rain. What happens after a new rainstorm to make the air smell so ...

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Putting certain pesky physics and geological principles aside, if you drilled a hole through the middle of the Earth from one side to the other and jumped in, how long ...

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Kola Superdeep Borehole Belozeroff/Wikimedia For 24 years, Soviet scientists dug deeper into the Earth’s surface than anyone had ever done before. The result was the Kola Superdeep Borehole located on ...

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While many countries either don’t change in size or get smaller, Finland is only growing larger. Finland increases its surface area by about 2.7 square miles (4.3 square kilometers) every ...

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It’s known as “Black Gold” and “Texas Tea,” and it fuels our cars, airplanes, and ships so they can go, but what we get from an ordinary barrel of crude ...

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You can sniff an onion or peel the layers without shedding a tear, but once you crush, chop, or cut an onion there’s a good chance those tear ducts will ...

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A plant grows away from the ground up into the air, right? Of course it does, but how does a plant know to do this while it is a seed ...

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