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The Bizarre Story of the Girl With No Vagina Who Was Stabbed and Had a Baby

The Bizarre Story of the Girl With No Vagina Who Was Stabbed and Had a Baby

Terynn Boulton August 22, 2013 9

Nick asks: Is it true that there was once a girl with no vagina who got pregnant after giving oral sex, then getting stabbed in the stomach? Well Nick, I’ve got to say, I

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Peeling Back the Foil: The Origin of the TV Dinner

Peeling Back the Foil: The Origin of the TV Dinner

Kathy Padden August 20, 2013 1

Sarah asks: Who invented the TV dinner? TV dinners weren’t officially created until the 1950s under that name, so before that time single guys, people that simply can’t or hate to cook, and harried

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The First “Deadline”

The First “Deadline”

Jeremy Megraw August 19, 2013 4

G. Peterson asks: Why do we call a time when something needs done by a “deadline”? Great question! We all have deadlines. And when we hear about other people’s deadlines it’s understood that they

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Why British Singers Lose Their Accents When Singing

Why British Singers Lose Their Accents When Singing

Deborah Honeycutt August 9, 2013 47

Amy asks: Why is it that when you hear a British musician sing, their accent disappears? Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran, Phil Collins and George Michael all grew up in or

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Why Do We Call it Piggyback When We Carry Someone On Our Back?

Why Do We Call it Piggyback When We Carry Someone On Our Back?

Terynn Boulton August 9, 2013 2

Lyda asks: Why is carrying someone on your back called a “piggy back ride”? Funny how not one of us can likely name a time they have ever seen a pig carry anything on

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Why Is It Illegal to Remove Your Mattress and Pillow Tags?

Why Is It Illegal to Remove Your Mattress and Pillow Tags?

Terynn Boulton August 8, 2013 9

Mark asks: Why is it illegal to remove mattress and pillow tags? Well Mark, unbeknownst to many innocent consumers out there, the warning that it is unlawful to remove the tags from a mattress

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How Did Judge Judy Get Her Gig?

How Did Judge Judy Get Her Gig?

Deborah Honeycutt August 2, 2013 1

Travis asks: How did Judge Judy get her gig? Is she actually a real judge and are her rulings actually legally binding? Say what you want about Judge Judy, but the woman is successful

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Why Doesn’t Wood Melt

Why Doesn’t Wood Melt

Scott August 1, 2013 7

Jesse asks: Why doesn’t wood melt? Jesse, I love this question. It seems like everyone knows things are solid at certain temperatures. If you heat them up, they will become a liquid. Heating it

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The Contested Title of the Person who Speaks the Most Languages

The Contested Title of the Person who Speaks the Most Languages

Karl Smallwood July 31, 2013 1

Kyle asks: What is the record for the most languages spoken by a human? If you speak one language, you’re a normal, functioning human being. If you speak two, you’re bilingual. If you speak

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Why is Nicotine Addictive

Why is Nicotine Addictive

Scott July 31, 2013 2

Ken asks: Why is nicotine so addictive? When someone says a substance is addictive, they can mean two separate things. Physically addictive, more accurately physically dependent, is when your body begins to depend on

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What Do Tonsils Do?

What Do Tonsils Do?

Scott July 29, 2013 2

Dale asks: What do tonsils actually do? What most people refer to as “tonsils” are known as Palatine tonsils. These are the two large protruding tissues that reside on the sides of the back

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Why There Are Bibles in Hotel Rooms

Why There Are Bibles in Hotel Rooms

Emily Upton July 25, 2013 54

Rhamit asks: Why are there Bibles in hotel rooms? When did this tradition start? “Hotel Bibles” are also called “Gideon Bibles” after Gideon International, a group of male missionaries and Christian businessmen who took

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Elephants Really Do Have Exceptionally Good Memories

Elephants Really Do Have Exceptionally Good Memories

Emily Upton July 22, 2013 1

Hannah asks: Do elephants really “never forget”? It is obviously impossible to say that elephants never forget anything- and it seems likely they do forget things- but studies have shown that elephants do have

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Was There Really a General Tso?

Was There Really a General Tso?

Melissa July 18, 2013 0

Jon asks: Was General Tso a real person or just a marketing gimmick? Most of us know the name “General Tso” from the delicious and ubiquitous chicken dish available from Chinese restaurants across the

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Why Area 51 is Thought by Some to House Aliens

Why Area 51 is Thought by Some to House Aliens

Karl Smallwood July 16, 2013 4

Kathy asks: Why do people think Area 51 contains alien bodies? Area 51 is now so ingrained into popular culture that it’s virtually synonymous with Aliens; it’s impossible to mention one without the other

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How the Human Body Generates Electricity

How the Human Body Generates Electricity

Scott July 12, 2013 6

Lee Swanson asks: How does the human body create electricity? Fantastic question Lee. The shortest and most simple answer is- chemical reactions between different atoms and molecules within the body. If all that seems

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Ways to Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching

Ways to Stop Mosquito Bites From Itching

Deborah Honeycutt July 9, 2013 5

Scott asks: What are the best ways to get rid of the itch from mosquito bites? Mosquito bites.  They itch and itch and itch until you just can’t take it anymore.  Itching solves one

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The History of Circumcision

The History of Circumcision

O'rene Daille Ashley July 9, 2013 1

Mark asks: When did people first start cutting the foreskins off penises? Having served variously as a mark of virility, servility and gentility, circumcision has throughout the centuries, worn many symbolic hats. While anthropologists

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