"Curiosity is the lust of the mind."
Ever came across people who always have a question to ask? We all know how bad these questions suck. Sometimes it gets too much, and it's worse than a hangover. On the contrary, there is a small pool of curious people who ask quality questions and get thrilled on getting answers. Their search for answers, something new is what drives them. This is why if you have one of such classmates or a colleague, you might have had those moments of "I didn't know that!".
There is something you come across every single day, yet you never pondered over this stuff. You should ask a question whenever you get a chance; no one is judging you. Well, here are some daily things that have a strange explanation. Have a look at them!
The fact isn't the Turkey that makes you sleepy but the amino acid tryptophan in the Turkey, which forms the basis of brain chemicals that make people tired. Consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and alcohol may be the real cause of people dosing off after a Thanksgiving meal.
Actually, the blue light happens to be absorbed by the blood and make it back to your eye.
It's all because of a brain chemical called galanin, which increases your appetite.
'And' implies that one writer rewrote others' work, whereas ampersand (&) means that two writers operate together to write the script.
It is basically due to the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. The lawmakers probably picked 21 as the age because of centuries ago in English Common Law a person becomes a full adult at the age of 21.
The act of saying cheese, makes you lift up the corners of your mouth, your cheeks lift up, and you show a toothy grin.
It's technically a fruit since it protects and contains the seeds of its plant but it's a vegetable according to the supreme court ruling.
Sticky notes come off easily because they have a plastic adhesive that spreads out and blobs across the paper. When you stick the paper, only some of the blobs touch the surface to hold the note.
After the employees leave, tall office buildings get just a little taller. A 1,300-foot-tall skyscraper would shrink about 1.5 millimeters under the weight of 50,000 employees
People give off body heat. Interestingly you can invite 70 guests over and tell them to be in motion or simply ask 140 people just to stay still and relax.
Water is denser than air which is why it has high specific heat capacity. This implies that it takes a lot of heat to raise its temperature even a little bit, but it's very good at retaining heat or cold.
Chicle, a natural type of latex rubber gave the elastic texture to the gums earlier. To mimic the effect of chicle, now the bubble gums are made with synthetic rubbers like styrene butadiene.