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I think my stuffed bear is actually an evil genius trying to take over the world. How can I be sure of this?

A sticky situation indeed.  You need to start by asking yourself a few simple questions.

1.  Do you often feel tired, particularly in the mornings, or find it difficult to drag yourself out of bed?

–  This can be a sign that your bear is testing out new biological weaponry or anaesthetics on you.  Try leaving the window open a smidge overnight to prevent buildup of toxic substances. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in How?, Silly

 

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Why do we get that weird falling sensation at the top of the stairs when there aren’t any more steps?

Escher jokes aside, some people do experience this phenomenon and have no idea why. It’s actually really simple. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Silly, Why?

 

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Why do some people have a phobia of feet?

Most phobias fall into two categories:  Fear from experience or fear from instinct.  The ones brought about by a single event or association are the simplest to work out.  Watched Stephen King’s ‘IT’ as a kid?  Clowns are terrifying.  Had a big spider thrown at you one Halloween?  Spiders are terrifying.   It’s easy.

Some of the instinctive ones are simple too.  Heights, snakes, sudden loud noises; these are all  survival tactics.

But feet? Seriously? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Why?

 

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Where does the light go when I turn all the lights off and close the curtains?

You’re in a bright, well-lit room. But when the power goes out, where does all that lovely light that the room was so full of, go? It was wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, a room packed with light. Sure, you’ve ceased production of new light, but the existing stuff can’t just disappear into thin air – after all, the first thing they teach you in physics is that energy can’t be destroyed. So what happens? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Silly, What?, Where?

 

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How do they get helium into canisters?

Funnels!

Well, no. It would be much simpler if it worked that way but unfortunately helium is awkward. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in How?

 

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