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Why Aren’t Insects as Big as Humans?

The short answer is because it would scare the pants off of us. But if you must know the real scientific answer, well, nobody knows actually: The short answer is, researchers don’t know exactly, although there [...]

How Many Triangles are in This Image?

See if you can figure it out before you check the answer in this lil’ math pop quiz by Ethan Siegel of Starts With a Bang! science blog: Link – via Cliff Pickover’s Reality [...]

Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. This first question is for anyone with kids, preferably kids old enough to talk and ask compelling questions about the [...]

Sequels That Improved on the Original

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. Most sequels are not very good, or at least not as good as the thing that made people decide another [...]

Should You Wear Sweatpants?

This chart has got the answer … Via I Love Charts So go ahead. Wear sweatpants and send a message to the world:

Have you suffered from ‘hindsight bias’ ?

Those who ‘knew the answer all along’ may not be quite as clever as they are making themselves out to be. If you have ever watched a murder mystery on…

Sriracha Cheddar Pepper Jack Swirl Bread

How much Sriracha do you need? The correct answer is “more.” Try this recipe by Lisa of Parsley, Sage & Sweet which mixes it with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Link -via Tasteologie

What Movie Sequel Would You Un-Make?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. This week, we’re doing something a little different. I’m granting you three wishes! Probably not wishes you’d actually make, but you shouldn’t look a wish-granting horse in [...]

Times You Liked the Movie More Than the Book

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… Getty Images 1. What’s one event the International Olympic Committee could add that would make you much more likely to tune in? [...]

Let’s Ask Matt Soniak Some Questions

Matt Soniak is our in-house answer man. Since 2008, he’s answered hundreds of Big Questions, and saved me valuable time whenever I’m wondering anything. (He’s my ChaCha.) We’re working out his August schedule today, so if there’s something you’d like him to consider, let us know! If we use your question, we’ll give you a shout [...]