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October 14, 2011

 

giant yellow ruler painted on ground

Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet?

Our word "mile" comes from the Latin "mille," which referred to the Roman mile.

September 13, 2011

 

bird on a wire

Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Have you ever wondered why birds aren't electrocuted by the currents that flow through high-voltage power lines?

September 9, 2010

 

silver high heels

Fact Or Fiction: Pregnant Women Should Not Wear High Heels

Is it true that pregnant women should avoid high heels?

December 4, 2009

 

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Cold Feet

Why does stepping in a puddle of water make your feet cold for the rest of the day?

January 13, 2009

 

Large African elephant in wilderness

Quiet! This Noise is Hurting My Feet

Cowboys in Western movies sometimes puts their ear to the ground to listen for a stampede or wagon train. Elephants can also communicate by hearing vibrations.

June 2, 2008

 

A collection of sneakers

Super Sneakers

In the 60s and 70s, athletic footwear has evolved from very basic shoes that allowed athletes to become faster, but over time sneakers have became so much more.

July 17, 2007

 

People examining art pieces at gallery

Gallery Feet

Ever wonder why it's so tiring just standing around at museums? It's not like your getting tons of exercise. Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 13, 2006

 

a woman's feet in flip-flops

Flip-flops and Feet

We live in a casual age, at least when it comes to footwear. But can these laid back sandals actually be harming your feet?

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