Friday, July 23, 2021

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Can You Actually Be Bored to Death?

Kind of. Boredom won’t directly kill you on its own, but it does make it more likely that a handful of other things will put you six feet under.  Consider this: In a survey taken in the late 1980s, over...

Do Fetuses Go to the Bathroom in the Womb?

https://youtu.be/KOS4LRB0Iv8 Yes. Just a couple of months into their development, little humans begin peeing freely into the amniotic fluid that surrounds them in the womb. Then, foreshadowing all the gross stuff that babies do once they’re born, they’ll consume that...

Why Are Introductory Classes Called “101”?

https://youtu.be/Ep_FHVkGkP0 The first recorded use of an introductory class being designated as “101” was in a University of Buffalo course catalog dated 1929. It wasn’t until the early 1930s that universities in the United States started using a three-digit system...

Do You Really Have to Wait an Hour to Swim After Eating?

By Haylee Read, Swinburne University https://youtu.be/Ay0y1uV0uP8 No one knows when, exactly, parents began terrifying their children with the prospect of a post-lunch drowning. But there are a few theories as to why some parents forbade their kids from swimming after eating: Some...

Where Does the Term “Honeymoon” Come From?

https://youtu.be/NKNg3B-HL9o From reality TV shows to The Beach Boys’ croons of Aruba and Jamaica, references to honeymoons are everywhere. But where did the term "honeymoon" first come from? The etymology of the word comes from the Old English “hony moone.” Hony, a...

What Causes Baldness?

https://youtu.be/CIgE8a2Oqyo If you’ve got a receding hairline, don’t be so quick to blame it on your baseball caps or your grandpa. Studies show that genetic factors mostly determine a person’s predisposition for hair loss. Humans have 46 chromosomes of DNA, and two...

Can You Catch Up On Sleep?

https://youtu.be/OTcqe0CY6_Y When we pull an all-nighter to study for a test or put together a presentation, we assure ourselves we’ll just make it up later—but can you really catch up on lost sleep? The amount of sleep needed varies by person,...

Is a Dog’s Mouth Really Cleaner Than a Human’s?

Comparing a dog's mouth with a human's mouth is sort of like comparing apples and oranges—really filthy apples and really filthy oranges. Both species' mouths are hot, damp places teeming with roughly equal populations of bacteria. Neither would be...

Do Animals Dream?

If you’ve ever seen a cat wiggling around in its sleep, or come across three different-sized beds after eating porridge in a bear family’s inexplicably furnished home, you’ve probably wondered if animals are capable of dreaming. Theirs might not...

Where Did the 8 Glasses of Water A Day Myth Come From?

https://youtu.be/DzWykQsHVUo By Chris Gayomali We have all been told at some point that proper hydration requires us to consume eight glasses of water a day. That works out to about two liters, which is an awful lot of fluid, considering the...
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