If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you're not alone. But why does this happen: Why do some people hate the taste of beer?
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.
If you've ever found yourself at a real loss for words while pregnant, or feel like you just keep forgetting to book appointments during those nine months of expecting, you're not the only one.
Most of us have long accepted that our brains look like overgrown, shriveled walnuts. But why do our brains have those telltale wrinkles?
In waking life, such a case of quickly forgetting recent experiences would surely land you in a doctor's office. With dreams, however, forgetting is normal. Why?
It's well known that a car parked outside on a hot summer's day can turn into a scorching oven. But how fast does it take the inside of a car to heat up to deadly temperatures?
When we spill water down our front, or sweat profusely, our clothes get darker. Why? The fabric isn't actually changing colors in real time. Rather, our perception of the fabric's color is changing.
Many people may think it's amazing that a simple piece of produce can conduct electricity. As it turns out, that's not the whole story.
Unlike chocolate chip cookies or tomato soup, the invention of bread can't be pinned down to a single person or people; instead, it evolved to its present state over the course of millennia.
Only a certain type of uranium works in nuclear reactors and bombs. Separating that type from the more common kind requires a great deal of engineering skill.
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