How Are Oscar Nominees Chosen?
The voting process that determines the Oscar nominees is a long and complicated undertaking that involves approximately 6000 voting members and hundreds of eligible films and filmmakers.... READ ON
What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?
A new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science of a substance that we can't break down.... READ ON
Why Do the Bubbles in a Guinness Sink?
Presented by Guinness.... READ ON
When Did U.S. Presidents Start Using Speechwriters?
Warren G. Harding was the first president with an official speechwriter, but even George Washington’s famous farewell address was prepared with the assistance of James Madison—five years before he delivered it.... READ ON
Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?
People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.... READ ON
How Do "Skinny" Mirrors Work?
All it takes is a slight curve in the glass.... READ ON
Why Is There No "E" Grade?
Spoiler alert: there used to be.... READ ON
Why Don’t Royals Use a Last Name?
They have one, but don't often use it.... READ ON
Why Do People Say 'Bias' Instead of 'Biased'?
It’s an error you see a lot these days, and it happens for a variety of reasons.... READ ON
What Makes the Center of Ice Cubes White?
Blame it on oxygen.... READ ON
What’s the Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer, and Sparkling Water?
They all sparkle. They all bubble. And they’re all water. But they're not interchangeable.... READ ON
Why is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?
For anyone suffering from paraskavedekatriaphobia...... READ ON
Why Are Wedding Rings Worn on the Left Hand?
For years, couples have dedicated that finger to romance when any other digit would do.... READ ON
Why Can’t You Buy Dippin’ Dots in Grocery Stores?
This futuristic treat isn't easy to bring home.... READ ON
How Many Electoral Votes Did George Washington Have?
Our first president can also claim the only unanimous electoral college wins in history.... READ ON
Why Do We Make New Year's Resolutions?
Blame the ancient Babylonians.... READ ON
Why Are There 24 Hours in a Day?
Because we told you so. Now go to bed.... READ ON
brilliant questions from you!