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Animals
How do birds fly? Can fish breath air? All about the animals.
Art
Primary colors, shapes, and the Mona Lisa. FAQs for the art lover in you.
Food
Why does cutting onions make you cry? Why do apples turn brown? Food FAQs
History
Why is the liberty bell cracked? Did Paul Revere ride through the night? History FAQs
Math
What is Pi? What is a prime number? What is infinity? All about numbers.
Myths & Legends
Does Bigfoot Exist? What is the Loch Ness Monster? Can this be true?
Outer Space
What are black holes? How many stars are in the sky? Spacey FAQs
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Who created the alphabet? How old is the Grand Canyon? Cultural Facts.
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Science
Why does ice melt? What is water made of? Science questions answered!
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Technology
How many megs in a gig? What does DVD stand for? Can TV's explode? Techie stuff.
The Earth
Why is the sky blue and the grass green? FAQs all about planet Earth.
The Human Body
Why do you blink? What are toenails made of? Check out your body.
Time & Dates
Why do we have leap year? When is Friday the 13th? Time, Calendar and Holiday FAQs.

Why do we carve pumkins on Halloween?

The jack-o’-lantern story comes from an Irish myth about a fellow named “Stingy Jack.” One night in a pub, Jack tricked the devil into buying his drinks and also made…

In: Holidays

What is a light year and how long is it?

A light year is a way of measuring distance. I know that doesn’t seem to make much sense because “light year” contains the word “year,” which is normally a unit…

In: Science

Why is our galaxy called “The Milky Way Galaxy”?

The Milky Way Galaxy is named for its milky appearance. There’s a Greek poem that describes the galaxy as “that shining wheel, men call it Milk.” To the Greeks, the…

In: Outer Space

How did Halloween start?

Halloween started several thousand years ago with the Ancient Celts (a group of pre-Christian mystics who worshipped nature). They considered October 31st the end of the year and they threw…

In: Holidays

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