Gum

Does gum really take seven years to digest?

If one old wives' tale is true, gum will stay in your digestive system for seven years after being swallowed. Thankfully, this is nonsense. Nothing could...
Q-tips 3 pack

Why are they called Q-tips?

The “Q” in Q-tips stands for quality, and the “tips” describes the cotton swab at the end of the rod/stick. Q-tip is a product name...
ibuprofen

What is the difference between prescription ibuprofen and over-the-counter ibuprofen?

There is no therapeutic difference between prescription ibuprofen and over-the-counter (OTC) ibuprofen other than strength. OTC ibuprofen pills are 200 mg while the prescription pills...
bags under the eyes

Why do we get bags under our eyes when we are tired?

There are two main reasons we can get bags under our eyes when we are tired: dehydration and fluid accumulation. First, when humans are tired,...
Meijer ammonia

Where does ammonia come from?

Ammonia is made by something called the Haber process which combines nitrogen from the air with hydrogen derived mainly from a natural gas such as methane....

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