• In the early '90s, researchers at Pfizer were looking into a substance to use as a potential treatment for high blood pressure. Human trials yielded mostly disappointing results - save for one weird quirk. Nurses examining subjects noticed that men who took the drug were often embarrassed and lying on their stomachs when they came back into check on them. And Viagra was born!
    In the early '90s, researchers at Pfizer were looking into a substance to use as a potential treatment for high blood pressure. Human trials yielded mostly disappointing results - save for one weird quirk. Nurses examining subjects noticed that men who took the drug were often embarrassed and lying on their stomachs when they came back into check on them. And Viagra was born!
  • There are currently hundreds of deceased people in the US, including baseball legend Ted Williams, whose bodies are frozen in liquid Nitrogen in hopes that future technology will be able to revive them!
    There are currently hundreds of deceased people in the US, including baseball legend Ted Williams, whose bodies are frozen in liquid Nitrogen in hopes that future technology will be able to revive them!
  • Did you know Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water!
    Did you know Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water!
  • Do you know hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water?
    Do you know hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water?
  • Every atom in your body is billions of years old.
    Every atom in your body is billions of years old.
  • A candle's flame is round and blue in zero gravity.
    A candle's flame is round and blue in zero gravity.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
    Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • The popcorn pops because each kernel has a small bit of water in it. When it gets hot enough it 'pops'!
    The popcorn pops because each kernel has a small bit of water in it. When it gets hot enough it 'pops'!
  • If we wrap your beer, soda, water in wet newspaper and leave it in the sun, it'll become even colder.
  • Gravity is weaker in North America than it is in Europe, East Asia, Australia, and North Africa. This is because Earth is not a perfect sphere, and its interior mass is not evenly distributed. There are slight variations of gravitational pull depending on where on Earth's surface you are.
    In fact, you can now check to see which points on the Earth's surface have the strongest and weakest gravitational pulls with a "gravity map", available at BBC.com.