Life's Little Mysteries

Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had.

Related Topics: The Most Interesting YouTube Science Channels, The Amazing Human Brain, Our Amazing Planet

  • Why Does the Moon Shine?

    Why Does the Moon Shine?

    May 29, 2014 | Article

    The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. But because of its orbit around Earth, the lighting goes through phases.
    Read More

  • Are Warts Contagious?

    Are Warts Contagious?

    May 29, 2014 | Article

    Warts are growths on the surface of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
    Read More

  • Are Mermaids Real?

    Are Mermaids Real?

    May 25, 2014 | Article

    In mythology, mermaids have existed for thousands of years. The first mermaid myths may have originated around 1000 B.C. And even explorers like Christopher Columbus are said to have spotted the half-woman, half-fish creatures, which were likely manatees.
    Read More

  • What Is Buttermilk?

    What Is Buttermilk?

    May 14, 2014 | Article

    Today, on National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (May 14), a lot of people may be wondering, what exactly is buttermilk?
    Read More

  • What Do Turtles Eat?

    What Do Turtles Eat?

    May 12, 2014 | Article

    Turtles, like the humans who love them, are a diverse bunch. There are over 300 species of this ancient reptile, and each one has its own preferred diet.
    Read More

  • Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

    Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

    May 08, 2014 | Article

    It's proven that the caffeine in coffee stimulates the brain, but there's something in a cup of joe that can also jump-start the other end of the body. That's right: Coffee can make you poop.
    Read More

  • Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

    Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

    May 08, 2014 | Article

    For pet cats, all the toys in the world can't compare to a simple cardboard box.
    Read More

  • Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

    Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

    April 28, 2014 | Article

    It's commonly believed that dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy and friendly, but this isn't exactly true.
    Read More

  • Why Do I Bruise Easily?

    Why Do I Bruise Easily?

    April 28, 2014 | Article

    A contusion, or bruise, is a reddish-purple discoloration of the skin that doesn't blanch, or turn white or pale, when pressed upon.
    Read More

  • How Do Wind Turbines Work?

    How Do Wind Turbines Work?

    April 28, 2014 | Article

    One of the fastest-growing sources of energy in the world, wind turbines generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases into the environment (unlike fossil fuels).
    Read More