Monday, April 22, 2019

Why are wedding dresses white?

From: Lori K.
Sent: April 22, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Why are wedding dresses white?

"The history of white wedding dresses tends to get a little confusing. In the modern, Western world, we generally consider white dresses to be signs of purity or virginity, since mainstream Christian values hold that it is ideal to be a virgin on your wedding day, and there are longstanding traditions and cultural associations between whiteness and purity.

Why do we yawn when not tired?

From: Barbara H.
Sent: April 22, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Why do we yawn when not tired?

"But why do you yawn when you're not sleepy? Despite what you may have heard, yawning has nothing to do with increasing the body's oxygen supply. In experiments, subjects yawn just as much in oxygen-rich air as they do in an oxygen-poor atmosphere. Yawning is, however, a response to boredom. When researchers showed students ages 17-19 music videos and color bar test patterns, those who saw the test patterns yawned nearly twice as often as those who watched videos, and their yawns lasted longer.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Can you get addicted to your phone?

From: William N.
Sent: April 19, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Can you get addicted to your phone?

Cell phones are constantly being improved by expanding upon their functionalities, which in turn increases the likelihood of overuse and addiction. According to the PEW Research Center, 67% of smartphone owners have admitted to checking their phone for calls or messages when their phone didn't vibrate or ring.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Why are trees so important?

From: Teri S.
Sent: April 12, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Why are trees so important?

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and give life to the world's wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.
Why are trees so important? - The Royal Parks

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Why is a windshield laminated?

From: Kevin J.
Sent: April 4, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Why is a windshield laminated?

Windshields are made from a lamination process. The windshield glass in your car is made of laminated glass, which is designed to offer highest levels of safety in the event of a crash. The laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass, with a thin layer of vinyl between them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Can acid rain hurt you?

From: Alice R.
Sent: February 13, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Can acid rain hurt you?

Walking in acid rain, or even swimming in an acid lake, is no more dangerous than walking or swimming in clean water. The air pollution that causes acid rain is more damaging to human health. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the major sources of acid rain, can irritate or even damage our lungs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Do naps make up for lost sleep?

From: Jose W.
Sent: January 29, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Do naps make up for lost sleep?

Research has shown that just a few minutes of shut-eye will improve alertness, performance and mood, and a short afternoon nap can make up for the loss of one hour of nighttime sleep. Napping is a bit of an art, though. Here are some rules for making that snooze a success: Try not to nap after dark.

Monday, January 28, 2019

What causes positive lightning?

From: Paul S.
Sent: January 28, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: What causes positive lightning?

Because an ordinary storm cloud keeps negatively charged particles between the positively charged particles and the ground, positive lightning doesn't usually happen unless there's a strong wind to move the negative charge out of the way, or once most of the storm has cleared.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

What is a Virtual Reality headset used for?

From: Sam R.
Sent: January 15, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: What is a Virtual Reality headset used for?

What can VR be used for?
VR has become a primary method for treating post-traumatic stress. Using VR exposure therapy, a person enters a re-enactment of a traumatic event. It has also been used to treat anxiety, phobias and depression.

Monday, January 14, 2019

How do you make the perfect Key lime pie?

From: Km G.
Sent: January 14, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: How do you make the perfect Key lime pie?

How do you make the perfect Key lime pie?
1) Combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and key lime juice. Stir until smooth.
2) Pour into pie pan.
3) Bake for 10 minutes in 350 degree oven, until tiny bubbles form on the surface.
4) Turn off oven and let pie sit in oven for 30 minutes - do not allow to brown.
5) Chill before serving.
6) Garnish with whipped cream and lime zest.

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