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Sunday, July 21, 2019

How are instant noodles made?

INSTANT noodles are sold in a precooked and dried noodle block, with flavouring powder and/or seasoning oil. The flavouring is usually in a separate packet,...

How far does a sneeze travel?

When we sneeze, the sound it produces is similar to an explosion. By sneezing we can scare our friends, though unknowingly. However, through sneezing...

What is world’s most venomous plant?

“GYMPIE GYMPIE’ is hardly the name you’d expect for a stinging-plant. It looks quite harmless too, but in reality, the Gympie-Gympie is one of the...

Why do crab walk sideways?

STRANGELY enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with crabs moving sideways. In fact, crabs walk sideways for the same reason humans walk forward! Crabs have...

Why do human cry?

TEARS well up in people’s eyes for a slew of reasons. We can cry out of sadness, fear, frustration, anger, or even joy. But...

What is the colour of polar bears?

IF you ask any child what colour is the polar bear fur, the answer will probably be white. But scientists after years of research have found that...

How does coffee keep us awake?

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Caffeine, an active ingredient in coffee is a type of stimulant that promotes...

What is colour blindness?

MOST people take the ability to see life in bright colours for granted. They make sure the colours of their clothing match, get hungry...

Brain-eating amoeba

It sounds like something out of a horror movie. Indeed, the brain-eating amoeba will get into the nose and starts to make its way...

How sleeping in a car can kill you?

FOR many of us the car is not only a vehicle that we use to travel from Point A to Point B. Some of us take a...

Why do identical twins have different fingerprints?

Identical twins share the same genetic makeup (DNA) because they are formed from a single zygote (fertilised egg). However, fingerprints are not an entirely...

How do sports drinks help to hydrate you?

WE are bombarded by advertisements urging us to drink various types of sports drinks after sport to help us rehydrate our body. How do...

How does hypnosis work?

HYPNOSIS is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is...

What causes a volcano to erupt?

THERE are approximately 1500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide. Volcanoes occur as a result of the rise of magma (red-hot liquid rock inside the earth’s...

What creature can produce sound louder than a jet engine?

A PRAWN which can make a sound louder than a jet engine has been found in British waters, the pistol shrimp. The creatures’ also known...

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