Magnet

How do magnets work?

I spent quite a bit of time trying to answer this question so a 10-year-old could understand it. In the end, I was at...
vintage classic Gatorade in a can

Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is named after a "gator," which is the mascot for the University of Florida sports teams. In early summer of 1965, the coaching staff...
frozen pond

How do fish survive when ponds and lakes freeze?

When a lake freezes, only the top layer actually freezes over. The area beneath the ice is where fish survive. This is due to something called...
Cat looking out the window

Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of sweets?

Cats have a genetic deficiency that essentially deletes the sugar detectors on their taste buds. In other words, cats do not possess the "wiring"...
Tickling Feather

Why can’t I tickle myself?

Science says you can't tickle yourself because your brain knows you are the one doing the tickling, taking away the surprise factor. This negates...

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