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What is Sea Foam and Why is it all Over the Beaches at Dunkirk?

18 Jan 2018

If you watched this summer’s blockbuster Dunkirk, you may have been left with the same question as one of our readers: what is sea foam and why was there so much of it at Dunkirk?

Did you know you should apply lip balm before your lips get chapped?

18 Jan 2018

Lip balms are not designed to repair your skin. Instead, their emollient properties create a barrier between your thin, vulnerable lips and the surrounding air. Skin becomes dry when water in its...

Bears Don’t Hibernate

16 Jan 2018

Bears do crawl into a cave and essentially sleep away the winter months, but what they’re doing is not hibernating, at least not in the traditional sense.

Getting Stoned

16 Jan 2018

Ever wonder about how that stone washed effect is achieved on blue jeans?  By washing with stones, that's how.  The fabric is placed into large industrial washing machines together with volcanic...

Low-Carb Lessons from An Undertaker?

18 Jan 2018

When William Banting could no longer walk upstairs without panting or bend down to tie his shoelaces, he decided that something had to be done. Swimming, walking, Turkish baths and near-starvation...

Crows as Garbage Collectors?

13 Jan 2018

Let’s crow about crows. They are smart birds. In Australia they have learned to feast on the repugnant cane toads that other animals avoid because of the toxin they secret from from glands above...

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