The Surprising Origin of the Frozen TV Dinner
Frozen 'TV dinners' once dominated the American market. This is the surprising origins story of this popular food.
Why Did We Start Going to the Beach For Fun?
Did you know that going to the beach for recreation is a relatively new invention? For most of human history, the concept simply did not exist...
Highway Noise Barriers - How Effective Are They?
Recent studies claim that highway noise barriers do more harm than good...
Why Do People In Big Cities Walk FASTER?
It's been proven that people who live in big, densely populated cities tend to walk faster than those who live in smaller towns. The question is why?
Why the Ever Growing Demand for Succulents is Dangerous
The popularity of succulents and cacti has a dark side... Learn why this is dangerous and what can be done about it.
The History of Hitchhiking Is Surprisingly Interesting
The reason why the custom of hitchhiking doesn't exist anymore will surprise you. No, it's not because it's too dangerous...
How Two Fake Policemen Stole $500 Million Worth of Art
In 1990, 13 works of art, valued at $500 million in total, were stolen from a museum in Boston. This is how the fake policemen conducted this mysterious heist.
The Purple Hue That Changed the World
In 1856, a chemistry student accidentally created a strange substance with a rich purple color. In just a few years, his creation changed the world...
Balloon Framing Affects Many Americans - But What Is It?
In general, American houses tend to be much less sturdy than houses elsewhere. But why is that?
The Surprising Reason Why We Don’t Hear Ad Jingles Anymore
Have you ever wondered why you don’t really hear jingles anymore? Why did they disappear, and what does it have to do with Michael Jackson? Find out here.
The Most Unbelievable Land Boom in America’s History
Miami Beach started as a swampy island, and that is just one bit of Florida's fascinating history.
These Road Designs Are There For a Very Specific Reason…
Civil engineers are turning to design tricks to subconsciously influence people to drive slower. Learn all about them in this video.
Why Covid-19 Vaccines Must Be Stored in Sub Arctic Cold
There is one logistical challenge about Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines. They need to be stored in subarctic cold. But why is that? Find out here
How the World’s Movie Capital Moved From New Jersey to LA
You might be surprised to find out that Hollywood's original location wasn't LA but Fort Lee, New Jersey!
The Problem with Concrete and What Can Be Done About It
Concrete literally makes up the cities we live in, yet it also puts us in danger. What can be done about it? Find out in this video
Why Does London Have a Skyscraper Shaped Like a Pickle?
It turns out that London's iconic buildings like the Shard & the Gherkin are not oddly shaped just for looks. Here's the real reason London has odd skyscrapers.