Infrequently Asked Questions

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

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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

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Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do banks close so early?

Food Science

canning

Infrequently Asked Questions: How does canning work?

Technology

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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?

Science

Northern Lights

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why can't we see the Northern Lights outside of the poles?

Coffee

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Infrequently Asked Questions: What's the difference between cold brew and iced coffee?

Lifestyle

Holding Hands

Infrequently Asked Questions: What is a common law marriage?

Science

Fireflies

Infrequently Asked Questions: How do fireflies light up?

Lifestyle

Pain

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do we feel more pain at night?

Lifestyle

Traffic Jam

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do traffic jams seem to start and stop for no reason?

Lifestyle

Ruler

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do we still use the U.S. Customary System?

Lifestyle

Mucus

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is mucus so slippery?

Psychology

Shower

Infrequently Asked Questions: Why do we think so well in the shower?