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  • Why Can’t You Mix Blood Types?
    by Scott on March 27, 2020 at 12:45 am

    There are several different types of blood.  Contained within them are different types of cells and countless molecules that give our bodies the needed nutrients to work effectively. The two main types of cells within the blood are red and white blood cells. Red blood cells make up nearly 45% of your blood volume. White blood cells make up less [...] The post Why Can’t You Mix Blood Types? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • The Difference Between… [Part 2]
    by Daven Hiskey on March 24, 2020 at 12:11 am

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are looking at the difference between a number of things, kicking it off with the difference between BCE/CE and BC/AD systems of dating and the rather fascinating story of how those systems came to be. We also have a brief message from a sponsor, Skillshare. Help support this show and learn a [...] The post The Difference Between… [Part 2] appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • So What Happens After You Flush?
    by Daven Hiskey on March 23, 2020 at 5:38 am

    If you’re like most people, you probably assume that when you flush your toilet sanitation wizards simply cast the scourgify charm as your expulsions exit the main pipe coming from your house, thereby eliminating it with little effort or expense. While that would be an easy solution, it turns out for primarily historic reasons, a different, much more complicated system, [...] The post So What Happens After You Flush? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • What Happens to the Bodies if a Cryogenic Company Goes Bankrupt?
    by Daven Hiskey on March 19, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Joseph Bennett asks What happens to the bodies if a Cryogenic company goes bankrupt? On the whole, even some of the largest and most successfully companies in the world eventually fail, with companies offering their services to make you a popsicle after your body decides to say “screw you in particular” being no exception. So what happens to the approximately [...] The post What Happens to the Bodies if a Cryogenic Company Goes Bankrupt? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • Did the Warrior Women Known as the Amazons Ever Actually Exist?
    by Kathy Padden on March 14, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Marleen K asks: Did Amazon women really ever exist? They are mentioned time and again by the ancient Greeks in both their history and mythology, going all the way back to around the 8th century B.C. They were described as formidable warriors who were so dedicated to their craft that they cut off one breast to be better archers. They [...] The post Did the Warrior Women Known as the Amazons Ever Actually Exist? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • What Did People Use for Wiping Before Toilet Paper?
    by Daven Hiskey on March 14, 2020 at 1:12 am

    JOJOs asks: I think we all want to know right now- what did people use to wipe before toilet paper? The first references of people using toilet paper dates back to the 6th century AD in the Chinese Imperial courts and amongst the other wealthy citizens of China.  This eventually spread throughout China and by the 14th century there was [...] The post What Did People Use for Wiping Before Toilet Paper? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • What was It Actually Like to Be a Knight in Medieval Times?
    by Daven Hiskey on March 12, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Anakin_bagel asks: What was the daily life of a medieval knight like? There are a variety of myths about what it was like to be a knight during medieval times, not just spread by Hollywood, but even by the contemporary legends during medieval times themselves- in both featuring widespread depictions of the chivalric knight rushing to the aid of damsels [...] The post What was It Actually Like to Be a Knight in Medieval Times? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • The Teenage Girls Who Seduced and Killed Nazis
    by Daven Hiskey on March 6, 2020 at 5:48 am

    When the Nazis steamrolled into the Netherlands in May of 1940, Jannetje Johanna “Hannie” Schaft and Truus and Freddie Oversteegen were just 19, 16, and 14 years old respectively. As for the Oversteegen sisters, their mother, Trijn, had left their father years before. Freddie states of this, “She was just fed up one day—we lived on a large ship in [...] The post The Teenage Girls Who Seduced and Killed Nazis appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • Do Beards Really Grow Faster in the Winter?
    by Daven Hiskey on March 1, 2020 at 1:44 am

    silentrob asks: Is it true that beards grow faster in the winter than they do in the summer? A commonly touted notion is that your hair will grow faster, be thicker, and otherwise naturally longer in the winter time thanks to the supposed evolutionary benefit to help keep you warm in the colder months. But is this actually true? And [...] The post Do Beards Really Grow Faster in the Winter? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

  • The Difference Between… [Part 1]
    by Daven Hiskey on February 28, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we are looking at the difference between a number of things, kicking it off with the difference between hardwood and softwood…. which you’d think you already know, but we’re guessing for most, you don’t actually know the difference. 🙂 We also have a brief message from a sponsor, Skillshare. Help support this show [...] The post The Difference Between… [Part 1] appeared first on Today I Found Out.