Infrequently Asked Questions

Wellness

Hand Sanitizer

Why isn't hand sanitizer more widely used?

Pumpkins

Pumpkin spice

How much of the pumpkin craze is just marketing?

Wellness

Fiber

Why do we need fiber?

Business

weather

Do we spend more money when weather's bad?

Theater

Theater seats

What is Philly's first theater?

Economics

gas prices

Why do gas prices vary by state?

Wellness

Sunlight

Can you really go blind by staring at the sun?

Coffee

Nitro coffee

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does 'nitro' coffee work?

Hair

barber pole

Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the barber pole?

History

dime

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the dime smaller than other coins?

Lifestyle

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Is one exercise type better than another for our overall health?

Relationships

Couples

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do long-time couples start to look like each other?

Pets

Calico

Infrequently Asked Questions: What determines a cat's coat?

Design

Muscle car

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why did cars switch to a curved design?

Food

Gourmet

Infrequently Asked Questions: What does 'gourmet' mean?

Wellness

Seltzer water

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between club soda, seltzer and all the rest?

Advertising

Snail mail

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do we still need snail mail?

Wellness

Puzzles

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do puzzles really 'train your brain'?

Wellness

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need to drink eight glasses of water per day?

Design

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Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the point of spires on skyscrapers?

Wellness

Sugars

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between the sugar substitutes?

Science

Climate vs. weather

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between weather and climate?

Health

Tastebuds

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do taste buds really dull with age?

Design

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Infrequently Asked Questions: What are the origins of the Philly rowhome?

Wellness

skin care

Infrequently Asked Questions: Which skincare ingredients are actually good for you?

Music

IAQ

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does music give you 'chills'?

Wellness

floss

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need to floss?

Urban Planning

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Infrequently Asked Questions: What is a middle neighborhood?

Technology

Anti-virus

Infrequently Asked Questions: Do I still need third-party virus protection on my computer?

Horticulture

IAQ

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is the mountain laurel Pennsylvania's state flower?

Wellness

gum chewing

Infrequently Asked Questions: Is swallowing chewing gum bad for you?

Technology

Cookies

Infrequently Asked Questions: What do my browser's 'cookies' really do?

Infrequently Asked Questions

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Where do mascots originate?

Wellness

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does spinning make us dizzy?

Video Games

game installs

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do console games need to 'install' from a disc?

Wellness

milk

Infrequently Asked Questions: Does milk really alleviate a stomach ache?

Lifestyle

iphone

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is smartphone battery life still so short?

Psychology

The Psychology of smells

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do smells elicit memories?

Food

grapes

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between organic and natural?

TV

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Why does my volume increase during commercial breaks?

Caffeine

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Infrequently Asked Questions: How does caffeine alleviate a migraine?

Banking

Closed Sign

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do banks close so early?

Food Science

canning

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does canning work?

Technology

television infrequently asked questions

Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the actual difference between HD and UHD?

Pets

cowboy cat

Infrequently Asked Questions: Is secondhand smoke bad for my pet?

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions: Bed Bugs

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why have bed bugs seen such a resurgence?

Infrequently Asked Questions

Protein

Infrequently Asked Questions: How much protein do we really need?