Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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What Is the Citizenship of a Baby Born on an International Flight?

It's pretty standard medical advice: a pregnant woman shouldn’t travel via airplane 36 weeks or later into her pregnancy. Despite that precaution, an occasional bundle of joy may still add an unexpected passenger to the flight manifest. As if giving birth at 40,000...

How Did Siri Get Its Name?

Adam Cheyer: As a startup, when coming up with Siri's name, we wanted something that was easy to remember, short to type, comfortable to pronounce, and a not-too-common human name. And we wanted to be able to get the domain...

Why Do Babies Laugh?

Humor has always been subjective. Where some people prefer the physical comedy of Jim Carrey, others may find the dry approach of Albert Brooks preferable. Babies, of course, are not big on subtlety. Making silly faces, tickling their feet, or...

How Much Is the Earth Worth?

https://youtu.be/F10wf5m2cWs Our home planet may be the most precious place we know, but it isn't priceless. The Earth's resources and the value it offers to humans add up to some unknown, tangible cost. The species may never have to worry about...

Why Do Hospital Doctors Wear White Coats?

Many aspiring doctors dream of the day they can finally flaunt the ultimate symbol of medical legitimacy: the white coat. In fact, it’s such a significant piece of apparel that medical schools hold full ceremonies—aptly called “white coat ceremonies”—to mark the first time...

Why Do Dogs Yawn?

Yawning is one of the most adorable dog behaviors, right behind tilting their heads and putting their paws on you. But a big yawn doesn't necessarily mean your pup is ready for a nap. Though yawning is a sign of drowsiness in humans, it...

Why Do People Propose on One Knee?

If you’re expecting a marriage proposal pretty soon and your partner starts to sink to one knee, you should check to see if their shoe is untied. If it’s not, steel yourself for a certain yes-or-no question. In addition to being a...

The Reason Reading Makes You Sleepy

You’ve finally tucked yourself into bed and cracked open the detective novel you’ve been waiting all day to get back to. Three pages later, you’re fighting a losing battle against two suddenly very heavy eyelids. You were wide awake mere minutes ago,...

Why Do Chefs Season Food From High Up?

In 2017, videos in which Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe flamboyantly sprinkled salt onto some expectant slabs of meat went viral. Gökçe quickly gained a global fanbase and an unshakeable nickname: “Salt Bae.” The internet’s infatuation with Gökçe’s stylish seasoning technique suggests that there’s...

The Reason You Rarely See Windows in Grocery Stores

Pulling up to their nearest grocery store or supermarket, shoppers will often see large windows spread across the front entrance. But once inside, natural light all but disappears. Stores rarely have windows along walls, near the front, or skylights. What...
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Functions and Powers of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

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