Why are insects attracted to light?

You know when you’re outside at night with some lights on, and insects start flying straight into the light, and swarming around it? It’s a thing! What is the deal with that? Turns out, nobody knows for sure. But there are a few theories that suggest that electric lights, fires, and other bright, glowing things…

Why do we have earwax?

I know you’ve all done it! You’ve either stuck a finger in your ear or a q-tip and taking a good hard look at your earwax. And while I don’t condone those activities, I completely understand why because earwax might just be the strangest and most unique substance our bodies make. Earwax, or doctors and…

What Are Those Lines on My Nails?

Your nails can tell you a surprising amount about your health – whether you have an infection or a serious illnes, for example. But not all weird-looking spots on your nails are that big of a deal, including one of the more common issues: white lines or spots. They might seem concerning, especially if you…

How Do Toys Glow in the Dark?

Remember when glow in the dark toys were all the rage as a kid? There were bouncy balls and plastic bugs and those little green stars that everybody such on their ceilings. I totally did that. So you have to ask as a member of the human species, how do they work? Some TV commercials…

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

Picture this: It’s Monday morning at the office and you’ve got to start the day off right with a little caffeine, so you pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee, settle in at your desk, and get to work. But soon your guts start to rumble, things start moving, and you gotta poop. The…

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

According to the World Health Organization, a human male born in the USA in 2015 has a life expectancy is 76.9 years, while a female’s life expectancy is 81.6 years. Women tend to outlive men worldwide, and we’re really not sure why. There are a few theories, and they rely on social and biological differences…

Why shouldn’t you sniff glue?

Back in the 1990s, two workers were discovered lying comatose at the bottom of an empty pool. They were rushed to the hospital and later made a full recovery, but they couldn’t remember anything about how they’d gotten there or what they were doing. For a while, they couldn’t even talk. Investigators later figured out…