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How do they get lead in a wooden pencil?

How do they get lead in a wooden pencil?

How do they get lead in a wooden pencil? See more »

Why do I need an electrical adapter when I travel overseas?

Why do I need an electrical adapter when I travel overseas?

Why do I need an electrical adapter when I travel overseas? Learn about electrical standardization around the world and why you need an electrical adapter. See more »

How do trick birthday candles work?

How do trick birthday candles work?

How do trick birthday candles work -- the kind that re-light themselves after you blow them out? See more »

How can my glasses change from transparent, when I'm inside, to dark when I go outdoors?

How can my glasses change from transparent, when I'm inside, to dark when I go outdoors? See more »

How does glow-in-the-dark stuff work?

How does glow-in-the-dark stuff work?

Glow-in-the-dark objects are explained in this article. Learn about glow-in-the-dark objects. See more »

Why is there a small hole on the top of spray-can lids?

There is a can of Pam in my kitchen that has a small hole in the lid. Lots of other cans have this hole. Why? See more »

How does Pop Rocks candy work?

There's a candy called 'Pop Rocks.' When you put it in your mouth it makes a loud popping sound and it feels really weird! How do Pop Rocks work? See more »

Why does hydrogen peroxide foam when you put it on a cut?

Why does hydrogen peroxide foam when you put it on a cut?

Hydrogen peroxide is something that is used to clean cuts. Have you ever wondered why it foams when placed on a cut? Learn about hydrogen peroxide. See more »

Why does Alka Seltzer fizz?

Yesterday you talked about hydrogen peroxide, and the day before you talked about Pop Rocks candy. Since we are talking about things that fizz, what about Alka Seltzer? How does it work and why does it fizz? See more »

What is silica gel and why do I find little packets of it in everything I buy?

What is silica gel and why do I find little packets of it in everything I buy?

Many of the things I buy contain little packets of crystals. Some of them actually say 'Silica Gel' on them, but many are unlabeled or say something like, 'Do not eat.' I have found these packets in electronics, vitamins and even in some pepperoni I bought last week! What is this stuff? Is it poisonous? See more »