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Why In-Flight Maps Show Sunken Ships
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Why In-Flight Maps Show Sunken Ships

Hey, here’s a fun fact to tell your family around the dinner table: there are about 3 million shipwrecks in oceans all over the world! Ok, don’t lead with that one… But did you know why certain airlines show their location on the in-flight map! That seems a little odd, so why would they do […]
Why Car Windows Have Little Black Dots
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Why Car Windows Have Little Black Dots

Every now and then, you get stuck in traffic. So what do you do? You stare blankly at your windshield, right. And you probably notice the little black dots around the edges. Ever wondered what those are for? But black dots aren’t the only part of your car that might have you wondering, “What on […]
What If Your Weight Was Just 2 Lbs (1 Kg)
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What If Your Weight Was Just 2 Lbs (1 Kg)

Imagine that you weigh just 1 pound. You’d feel very light, but life would become much harder. Tapping “likes” on photos would take much more than just tapping. You’ve been scrolling Instagram feed, but it feels like you’ve run 6 miles on a treadmill. You leave the apartment and take the stairs because the elevator […]
What Would Happen If You Swallowed a Scorpion
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What Would Happen If You Swallowed a Scorpion

You’ve been lost in the desert for days, and you know that you desperately need something to eat. You drag yourself to the weak shade of a straggly tree and out from under a rock crawls…a scorpion. Yum! Wait, you can’t believe you’re considering it… but how bad could it be? Scorpions are packed full […]
What If Just One Planet Disappeared from the Solar System
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What If Just One Planet Disappeared from the Solar System

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your solar system’s “perfect harmony” if it loses a planet? For example, the closest planet to the Sun is Mercury, right? Oh, it’s so small! So with Mercury gone, how’s Earth looking? Hmm, no changes in the solar system. It’s all about gravity. Every object that […]
What If You Were Invited to Have Tea with the Queen
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What If You Were Invited to Have Tea with the Queen

So you wake up one morning, and an owl brings you … no, not an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, but an invitation to have afternoon tea with Her Majesty the Queen of England herself! Oh, my! Aren’t you a special one? Have you learned all the DOs and DON’Ts of royal tea protocol? “Afternoon tea” […]
What If Only One Baby Was Born in a Year
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What If Only One Baby Was Born in a Year

Three hundred and sixty thousand babies are born every day around the world. But what if there weren’t quite so many? What if, for one year, only a single baby was born? It’s not necessary to get into the biology of how this would happen. So let’s just pretend the stork took a year-long holiday […]
What If There Was No Gravity for 1 Minute
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What If There Was No Gravity for 1 Minute

Remember that unsatisfactory feeling as a kid when you’d try to jump in the air as high as possible, and something brings you back to the ground? Well, that is Gravity. Like your mother, it’s always there, it never changes, and you can’t break it’s rules. But that’s for the better! If one day, the […]
Why Phones Are Getting Slow These Days
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Why Phones Are Getting Slow These Days

Ah, that new-phone thrill! Yet just a few months later, you notice what was once the sportscar of phones is now crawling like an old clunker. Why does that happen, and how can you speed yours up? It’ll struggle when it has too many apps installed and running in the background, there’s hardly any storage […]
What If the Asteroid Had Been 10 Seconds Late
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What If the Asteroid Had Been 10 Seconds Late

You wake up because the ground is shaking. Ah, nothing new – a Diplodocus has just passed by your house. You look out of the window – oh, no! Nope, you haven’t somehow come round in Jurassic Park. That’s what your life would’ve been if the asteroid had hit Earth just several seconds later. Yep, […]