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Could someone temporarily survive by eating lawn grass in a food emergency?

Short answer: No, humans can't temporarily survive by eating lawn grass because our bodies don't break down the cellulose in grass properly.Imagine a disaster hitting the area where you live, causing the food supply to halt...
Kitchen Pot

How deep does a pan have to be before it becomes a pot?

Short answer: It's subjective, but pots are shallower and commonly used for frying while pans are deeper and commonly used for boiling liquids.My nephew JP proposed this question, and it's a fascinating one.If you...
Sugar

Does sugar expire?

Short answer: Sugar is safe to consume indefinitely.I've had a bag of sugar in my pantry for years. It gets hard but never tastes funky, so I've always assumed it's still safe to consume. Does...
Tickling

Why can’t I tickle myself?

Short answer: Your brain knows you are about to be tickled when you do it yourself. This cancels out the normal tickling response.Have you ever tried to tickle yourself? Go ahead and try it....
Buck deer

Why are dollars referred to as bucks?

Short answer: Dollars are likely referred to as "bucks" because deerskins (aka buckskin) were a common medium of exchange before the U.S. dollar was introduced.Like many others words, the etymology of this word isn't...
Icing the kicker

Does “icing the kicker” work in football?

Short answer: In most cases, "icing the kicker" does not work in football.In the sports of American football or Canadian football, the act of icing the kicker or freezing the kicker is a tactic employed by defending teams to disrupt the...