Good News: Helium Levels are Rising!
It seems like everyday there’s another story about how the environment is doomed and there’s little we can do to stop it. In 2010, we brought you one of those stories: There was a worldwide shortage of helium and the possibility of it running out before long. Well, in an unlikely turn of events, the …
Got Time For These Time Facts? -
If you’ve got a minute, that is. (Whatever that even means. These facts kind of blew our minds.) According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, time moves slower the closer an object is to the center of the earth. For example, a year at the top of Mt. Everest, one of the tallest peak’s on Earth’s …
What’s the difference between snow, sleet, and freezing rain?
All are forms of precipitation, and all involve the temperature being cold enough for these little balls of ice, or very, cold water, to fall from the sky. But how do you tell them apart?
Single Book - Portable Press
There’s always been a home in Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader for those stories about doctor visits or routine surgeries gone horribly wrong—the wrong limb getting amputated, the wrong person getting a transplant, the nurse who didn’t notice her patient had died…for three days.
Where Do Eye Boogers Come From?
That gross yellow junk has a lot of different names: “crusties,” or “eye boogers,” or “sleep sand,” or “sleep gunk,” or…Rheum is a term that refers to any and all materials expelled from the facial cavities—nose, mouth, and eyes—during sleep.
Ig Nobel Awards: Better Living Through Poopy Science
Since 1991, the Ig Nobel Awards honor the world’s most ridiculous research and scientific undertakings. Two out of ten of this year’s honorees regarded, well, fecal matters.
Ask Uncle John Anything: What Causes Bags Under the Eyes?
What causes bags under the eyes? There are a lot of reasons why your eyes might look puffy in the morning. You might not have gotten enough sleep. Your eyes are tired.