Is there any truth to the tale that daddy longlegs are the most venomous spiders?
Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, including wild questions you didn't even know you had.
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Humans will likely never run out of regular, mundane ideas, but whether will will run out of big ideas is a more nuanced issue.
Do scientists know if Earth is shrinking or expanding, and if this difference over time will threaten life on our planet?
Here's what historians have to say about whether Benjamin Franklin really flew a kite tied to a key during a lightning storm.
Researchers have several ideas as to why people sometimes stick out their tongues when they're concentrating.
Here's the science and psychology behind why drinking a warm glass of milk may help you fall asleep.
The sun is in its main sequence, but how do scientists know when our nearest star will begin to call it quits?
Of all the conspiracy theories that litter the Internet, the flat Earth conspiracy is quite possibly the most curious. Here's a look at what flat-earthers believe and why.
Reference The Republicans used to favor big government, while Democrats were committed to curbing federal power. So how did the parties switch stances?
Sometimes people feel the "call of the void," an unexpected urge to jump from a dangerous place. Here's why.