15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems

Contrary to what your sixth-grade self said, science is actually pretty cool and not at all only for people who deserve wedgies on the daily. Between explaining actions and reactions and helping to give us 'Breaking Bad,' it's also pretty useful for telling us all about the little things in life that really bug the heck out of us. What kind of things are we referring to? Well ...

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Source: NPR

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Source: Scientific American

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - The reason your tongue feels sore after eating pineapple is the fuit contains an enzyme calledSource: University of Melbourne

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - If you think you look worse than everyone else in a photo, that’s because you look so differenSource: National Library of Medicine

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Some popcorn won’t pop. That’s because with some kernels, the cellulose layer breaks and lets Source: Scientific American

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Hearing them is so distracting because you hear only one half of the conversation (a “halfologSource: The Economist

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - A slice of bread always seems to fall spread-side-down. That’s because the average table’s heiSource: Hartford Courant

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Does it feel like it rains extra on weekends, right when you’re free? It’s not your imaginatioSource: BBC

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - If your shoes keep unlacing, it’s because laces face 7g’s of force as you walk, pulling knots Source: Scientific American

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Yeah, flies are good at getting away from you. That’s because flies perceive about four times Source: BBC

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Do you always need to poop right after drinking coffee? It’s not the caffeine rush. Coffee stiSource: Washington Post

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - If you have frizzy hair that doesn’t seem to go away, it has nothing to do with hygiene or youSource: The Atlantic

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Are patterns of holes oddly terrifying? This appears to be an evolved revulsion against the skSource: BBC

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Slice yourself in the kitchen, and you might not notice till you see the blood. Paper cuts, whSource: BBC

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15 Scientific Explanations For Dumb Everyday Problems - Cats keep bringing you dead animals because they’re trying to teach you to hunt. They instinctSource: Mental Floss