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17 more GIFs that explain how things work

We've already used GIFs to explain how things work:  like how a lock and key works, how zippers work, and how sewing machines work. But...
What fraction is shaded in pink?

Puzzle: What fraction is shaded?

There's nothing like a great geometry puzzle to get the Internet into a frenzy.  Ed Southall, author of "Geometry Snacks," shared a photo of...
Listen to the Shepard Tone auditory illusion

Listen to the Shepard Tone Auditory Illusion

Our brains are incredibly powerful, but as we all know, they can be fooled with illusions of any sense.  You're likely more familiar with...

The science behind the hardest hitter in boxing

At its core, boxing is a very simple sport: best your opponent by knocking them out or impressing the judges with your skill. Because of...

5 Ways the Ancient Egyptians Continue to Influence Our Modern Lives

As ancient civilizations go, the Egyptians are undoubtedly one of the most well-known and influential in the history of our world. Famed for their...
The literal translation of country names

The literal translation of every country’s name

What's the origin of your country's name? We've already revealed the literal translation of American states and Canadian provinces and how European countries got their...
How to spot fake news

How to recognize fake news

How to identify and protect yourself from fake news In today's post-truth era, the concept of "fake news" has taken center stage.  Agenda disagrees with...
Trading terminology explained

Learn the Most Valuable Trading Terminology in Modern Finance

Getting involved in trading is a tempting prospect but it can also be fairly daunting for newcomers to get to grips with. One of...

What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Three Popular Dish Names

When you order an apple pie, you know what you’re going to get:  there’s going to be a pie, and there’s going to be...

The Origin Stories of Everyday Products

Product development can take years of research and careful planning.  Other times, product discovery and innovation happens completely randomly and by accident.  This is...
What's the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and meteorite?

What’s the difference between a comet, meteor, meteorite, and an asteroid? What's that in the sky?  Sometimes it's a bird, other times it's a plane......
Does taking vitamin c prevent colds?

Will a Vitamin C Megadose Protect Against the Cold Virus?

Will taking Vitamin C protect against a cold?  The average U.S. adult catches between two and four cold viruses each year, according to the Centers...

The Origin of the Meme Concept

What are memes, and where did they come from? The concept of the Meme was first coined by the British biologist Richard Dawkins in his...
Why does multiplying two negatives give a positive number?

Why does multiplying two negatives give you a positive?

I found myself in a difficult situation the other day:  explaining the multiplication of two negative numbers to my 8 year old. Negative numbers are...

A few of the best science fiction movies from the 80’s

With so many greats to choose from, narrowing down the best science fiction movies from the 80s was a challenge. Luckily, we managed to...

A Brief History of Atomic Theory

All matter is made up of atoms, the basic unit of a chemical element. This is something we now take as a given, and...