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Magnet

How do magnets work?

I spent quite a bit of time trying answer this question so a 10-year-old could understand it. In the end, I was at about 2,000 words and wasn't even...
Gatorade

Why is it called Gatorade?

Gatorade is a fruit-flavored drink, especially for athletes. It is designed to supply the body with carbohydrates and to replenish critical fluids and sodium lost during rigorous exercise. In early summer...
olive oil

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

Regular olive oil is the lower quality oil of the two. It is processed using chemicals and other additives. It generally has a lighter color, more neutral flavor, and...
Ice lake

How do fish survive when ponds and lakes freeze?

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 degrees Fahrenheit (100 °F)...
Barber pole

Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

A red, white, and blue rotating pole is a common sight on city streets and in strip malls. It signals to those passing by that this is a destination...
cat

Why don’t cats enjoy the taste of 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. We can taste sourness,...