This Giant Martian Ice Deposit Could Be Really Handy On Future Missions
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In November 2016, NASA announced that they found a huge water ice deposit in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars. If you follow news about the Red Planet, you might think, "Big whoop. We've known there's water ice there for years." Not so fast: there's something special about this particular ice that could make future Mars missions much easier.
Fish Don't Get Electrocuted Because Lightning Rarely Strikes Over The Ocean, For One Thing
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You're never supposed to use a hairdryer in the bathtub because the electric shock could kill you. So what happens to fish when lightning strikes? Why don't thunderstorms routinely kill off every animal in the sea?
The Dangerous Driving Sin You Didn't Know You Were Committing
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Parents do everything they can to keep their little bundles of joy toasty and safe during the chill of winter. Wool socks? Check. Long underwear? Check. Gloves, hat, and scarf? Check, check, check. But after you put that puffy coat on your little one (you know, the one that makes them look like a cute marshmallow), be sure to remove it before buckling them into their carseat. Wearing a coat in the car might seem cozy, but it can actually put your child in danger.
Salt Won't Help Your Water Boil Faster
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As they say, "a watched pot never boils" (actually, that was Benjamin Franklin). If you want your water to boil faster, just add some salt. Right? Nice try, but no: the notion that salt boils your water faster is an old wives' tale. Not only does it not help, it hurts, since salt actually has the opposite effect on boiling water.
The Haenyo Are South Korean Mermaids
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Remember when you watched The Little Mermaid, then told your entire class that you wanted to be a mermaid when you grew up? No, just us? We digress. A group of elderly South Korean women are considered real-life mermaids, diving depths of up to 65 feet (20 meters) without any oxygen tanks. Beat that, Ariel.