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football

Why is it called Gatorade?

In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff of University of Florida’s football team – the Florida Gators – asked a team of university researchers if there was a something that could be done...
olive oil

What is the difference between regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil?

Short answer: The difference between regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil are the processing methods, smoke points, and amount of oleic acid in each.Regular olive oil is the lower quality oil of...
Ice lake

How do fish survive when ponds and lakes freeze?

Short answer: Only the top of the ponds/lakes freeze over.All liquids have a boiling point and a freezing point. Boiling water turns into steam and frozen water turns into ice. Water boils at 100...
Barber pole

Why do barbers have swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of their shops?

Short answer: The modern day barber pole is a legacy of the barber-surgeons early practice of bloodletting.A red, white, and blue rotating pole is a common sight on city streets and in strip malls....
cat

Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of sweets?

Short answer: A genetic deficiency prevents cats from tasting sweets.Other than cats, every other mammal (including humans) examined to date can taste sweetness. This is due to us having five types of taste buds....
Halloween

Where did Halloween come from and why do we celebrate it?

Short answer: Halloween started as an ancient Celtic festival, called Samhain, where people would wear costumes to scare off dead spirits and ghosts.Samhain marked the end of the summer harvest and ushered in the...