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It's all about the air flow...
Nearly a century ago, after someone realized that a scuffed-up ball travels farther than a shiny new one, balls gained dimples.
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Not quite. 
Anyone who suffers routine heavy snowfalls probably has a few choice words for snow. But 400?
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No. (But they probably get to drink better wine than most of us...)
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'Tis a holy safety net! 
People probably began blessing sneezes sometime in the Middle Ages as a way of protecting the soul.
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They did it for the magical healing powers, of course. 
From preventing hearing loss to paying for funerals, pirates and sailors of old wore earrings for many reasons.
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What are the odds of dying in a car crash? Getting eaten by a shark? Struck my lightning? Find out below: 
There are many ways to go, but what are the odds, really?
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There are so many unanswered questions about probiotics...
Probiotics are often touted as a way to improve health, but what exactly do these "good" bacteria do for us? Here are some common myths about probiotics.
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Before laptops...
Chalkboards, sometimes just pieces of wood painted with black, liquid slate, hit the wall in the early 19th century.
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New evidence helps explain why some stay up late and others hop out of bed bright and early...
If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person.
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Wildly different trees have one thing in common: Their branches tend to snap when lashed by winds of a certain speed.
Trees made of hard and soft wood, or of hefty or slender cross-section, all tend to break at roughly the same wind speed, and a new study explains why.
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Don't act like you don't wanna know...
Galápagos tortoise mating involves neck competitions, harassment and lengthy sperm storage.
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Daily Exploration of the World Around You.
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Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had. Our team of experienced reporters and editors do serious research (while having loads of fun) to help answer your questions about natural and man-made phenomena.