Tag: who what why when
Why Do Onions Make us Cry When We Cut them ?
May 27, 2022 | Food & Drink, General Interest |
Why Do Our Fingernails Grow Faster Than Our Toenai...
Mar 11, 2022 | General Interest, Science, Trivia |
The Way We Speak – Why we use Adjectives in ...
Feb 18, 2022 | General Interest |
What’s the Origin of the Term OK ?
Feb 11, 2022 | General Interest, Trivia |
Who Invented Spaghetti?
Jan 28, 2022 | Food & Drink, General Interest |
How Old is Your Cat in Human Years ?
Jan 21, 2022 | General Interest, Trivia |
A question often asked by cat owners when trying to decide if their pet pussy is young, middle-aged or just plain 'over the hill'. The calculation is fairly simple. Compared to dogs, which have greater variation based on size and breed, the method to calculate a cat’s age is pretty standard.
Why Do Humans Have Finger & Toenails?
How Did Different Human Skin Colours Come About ?
Feb 26, 2021 | General Interest, Science |
The History of Shrove Tuesday
Feb 19, 2021 | Food & Drink, General Interest, Religion |
Why Are There 5,280 feet in a mile?
Jan 1, 2021 | General Interest, Trivia |
What is Horsepower?
Oct 23, 2020 |
In a Nutshell : Horsepower is a term that describes how much work an engine or other source does over a specific period of time.Read More
How do Ants Communicate ?
Sep 25, 2020 |
When ants discover a food source its not long after that their fellow colony members descend on that location to make the most of any tasty morsel that’s been discovered. Clearly there’s some form of communication going on between colony members – but how ?Read More
Why are some solids like glass and perspex transparent?
Aug 28, 2020 |
Anything that is transparent allows light rays to get through the thicket of atoms packed within it more or less unscathed. The reason light can make it through substances like glass is that their molecules only mop up light of wavelengths shorter than those of visible light.Read More
Why Do We Cry?
Jun 19, 2020 |
Why Do We Cry? In a Nutshell : Crying is beneficial to health and mental well-being. A good cry is great for body and mind.
We also look in this article at the very complex plumbing system and tear film layers that work hard to protect your eyes.
So How Long is Once in a Blue Moon ?
Jun 12, 2020 |
People have been using this phrase to imply “hardly ever” for at least 400 years. But in the last 150 years it has a new meaning that allows us to actually be more precise …Read More
What are People Made of?
Apr 24, 2020 |
There are several ways we could measure what we are made of. We could classify ourselves as amounts of fat, bones, and muscle. Or maybe we could express ourselves by percentage of water (about 50-60% if you really want to know).Read More
Why do we get goose bumps when we are cold?
Apr 17, 2020 |
Goose bumps are small bumps on a person’s skin at the base of body hairs. Tiny muscles at the base of each hair contract and pull the hair erect. The most common type of goose bumps is a response to cold.Read More
Who is Cobo Alice?
Apr 3, 2020 |
Ever heard of “Cobo Alice” ? I hadn’t until recently when a friend remarked her father would say this to her if he thought she was looking somewhat ‘dishevelled’.
In this article we look at the origin of this little piece of local folklore.
Why does our hair go grey or white when we get old?
Mar 13, 2020 |
Some people get grey (or white) hairs in their twenties, and others still have dark hair well into their seventies and eighties. The process of greying can occur gradually over many years as individual hair follicles stop producing colour, or it can happen within a matter of months or a few years. How long depends a lot on genetics.Read More
Wacky-pedia : Foody Factoids – Who invented the hamburger, Ketchup or the Burger Bun?
Feb 28, 2020 |
In this article we present you with some wacky facts as well as answering some of the more weird questions – questions that you never even knew you should’ve asked!
Foody Factoids – Who invented the hamburger, Ketchup or the Burger Bun?
Why Does Water Freeze?
Dec 27, 2019 |
Why Does Water Freeze?
In a Nutshell … Water freezes because water molecules stick to one another when they get cold and slow down.
Why Do Light Bulbs Light Up
Aug 16, 2019 |
Why Do Light Bulbs Light Up? The answer to this one is in fact changing … In this article we look at BOTH Incandescent and LED Light bulbs.Read More
Why Do We Feel Pain ?
Jul 12, 2019 |
Why Do We Feel Pain ?Read More
The Origins of England’s Three Lions
Jun 7, 2019 |
“It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, Football’s coming home ” – So goes the ever popular 1996 “Three Lions” song. So when did the three lions symbol come to be used as England’s royal arms and therefore on the England team shirts ? The answers is somewhat surprising and reveals why in the past we might’ve been singing “three leopards on a shirt”Read More
How Does Bitcoin Work?
May 3, 2019 |
Bitcoin, the world’s “first decentralised digital currency”, was launched in 2009 by a mysterious person known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, and whose true identity to this day is still unknown. But … What exactly is Bitcoin, and how does it work?Read More
Why Can’t We Eat Grass ?
Apr 19, 2019 |
Grass stems and similar green leafy bits of plants make up the major part of the diet of many common animals, including cows, sheep, kangaroos and horses. If they can eat it, so why can’t we?Read More