Nov 18th, 2007 by admin
Do you ever wonder exactly why your internet goes down? The above picture might provide a humorous clue! How about … why coins have ridges, how people become ‘internet famous’ or how scientific advancements have effected our studies of history? Here is some interesting trivia to start out the week, with little known facts and neat designs well worth checking out.
Why Do Coins Have Ridged Edges? Perhaps you noticed that United States dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and silver dollars have ridges, or grooves, around their edges. They were not put there for decoration, but had a very important purpose at one time in history.
Ever wondered how we are able to conduct a conversation at a noisy party? Researchers have found that it is our left brain that picks out the desired sounds from a cacophony of loud, competing sounds
How Do People Become Internet Celebrities? YouTube is bulging with videos from citizens, especially young ones, who want nothing more than the American Dream: celebrity status without appreciable talent. They work long hours chasing the dream, doing take after take of their mash-ups, their parodies, their response tapes. But at the end of the day, they’re no more famous than when they woke up, most likely in a bedroom in their parents’ home.
How Can DNA Help Archeologists? By scraping samples from inside two of the containers of cargo buried deep in the see, called amphoras, the researchers were able to obtain DNA sequences that identified the contents of one as olive oil and oregano. The other probably contained wine, and the researchers are conducting further analyses to confirm this.
Why Do Breasts Get Larger with Each Generation? It is immediately apparent that women of the same family are related. Most physical features pass through the generations for years to come. But there is one part of their bodies that do not appear to have been handed down the family line: their breasts. So why do women today have bigger breasts?
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