Do you know how common everyday items, such as mirrors, fireworks or sunglasses work? This collection of Innovation articles explores the workings of objects you may come into contact with on a regular basis.
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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?
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?
It certainly doesnât bubble up at the drugstore, and itâs kind of a snooze if you pour it on skin that doesnât have a cut on it. So, what is it about blood that makes hydrogen peroxide start foaming at the mouth?
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?
Want to keep your dog out of the neighbor's yard but feeling guilty pulling out a leash? You might consider an underground or wireless pet fence. Learn how these fascinating systems work and why this specialized fencing industry is booming.
By Melissa Russell-Ausley