Facts & History

What Causes An Earthquake?

The most destructive earthquake in history was on January 23, 1556, in Shaanxi, China. This earthquake killed 830,000 people. Across the world we experience earthquakes, some countries more than others, but why is this? We…



15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Maryland

There’s a community in Maryland called Boring. It has 40 houses, a church, Post Office, a fire company, and well… not much else. Nicknamed “The Old Line State” but also known as the “Free State,”…





Why Is Hair Parted?

For all the money we spend on perms and conditioners, hair is an oddly useless human feature. It offers little protection or warmth, even in the truly rug-chested. Body hair’s main function is to enhance…


8 Interesting Facts About Phobos

If you have a keen interest in all things related to outer space and the planets, you might already have heard about Phobos. However, if you’re new to the world of outer space, maybe you’ve…


Extinct Species That Came Back From The Dead

  It’s always sad when an animal species goes extinct and suddenly disappears from our world. By that same line of thought, though, it’s absolutely thrilling when a new species is discovered. But perhaps most miraculous of all is when…


The World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

  In 2015, an international team of volcano experts (called the Global Volcano Model Network) released a report (linked below) ranking the countries most at risk from volcanic disasters – both from the volcano itself…


Why Do Babies Lose Their Hair?

The first weeks and months of a baby’s life are full of big changes. But what new parents may not have expected are the tiny hairs left on their newborn’s mattress. After a few months,…