What does it take to fix one really, really expensive mirror? And does its breakage cause bad luck? The Hubble Space Telescope repair story.
Why do weeks have seven days? Is there some celestial explanation like with days, years and (sorta) months? Or is it human randomness?
Do hangovers get worse as you get older? Bad news buddy: yes! Here's why you'll feel even lousier after just a short night out.
This history of gunpowder goes way, way back, to Chinese alchemists trying to invent the elixir of life, or perhaps a way to turn everyday junk into gold.
Ever wonder why there are holes in electrical plugs prongs? Creatively presented, this bit of everyday practical knowledge just might win you a bar bet.
Ever wondered how that yellow first down line is put on the football field? Hint: It's not done by disappearing paint or giant lasers. Here's the secret.
Schrodingers Cat is exceptionally well trained because it's alive and dead simultaneously. Yes, it's a mind-bending quantum physics feline.
Ever heard that legend about Wint O Green Life Savers Candy? If you chomp down on that particular flavor, it results in a bit of blue/green mouth lightning. Yes, for real. Some "wives' tales" are, in fact, true.
People love a good conspiracy theory. A 1999 Gallup poll reported six percent of people believe the moon landings were faked. An additional five percent indicated they were still undecided.
As I write this, the Tau Cetites are enjoying their first decade of watching the Power Rangers. In the interest of learning, Tau Ceti is about 11.9 light years from Earth. While that's "reach out and touch someone" close in terms of cosmic distances, it's not even the closest star we know of with planets.
Ever wondered why people on radios say the word "Roger" when acknowledging a communication?