Honeybees can be trained to locate landmines due to their acute sense of smell. Croatian scientists mixed a sugar solution with a small amount of TNT — and after about five minutes of hunting for this doped sugar solution, the honeybees are trained to flock to the smell of TNT.
Viking girls got hitched as young as 12 and had to mind the household while their husbands sailed off on adventures. Still, they had more freedom than other women of their era. Viking women could inherit property, request a divorce and reclaim their dowries if their marriages ended.
Drinking soda could be linked to a higher risk of cancer, judging from a new study. But here’s the more surprising part: so could fruit juices.
Miami is the only major American city that was founded by a woman. Julia Tuttle, a woman from Cleveland, purchased 640 acres in present-day downtown Miami to start a new chapter in her life after her husband died.
A 3,100-mile ultramarathon takes place around a single Queens NYC block. Runners have 52 days to run the route 5,649 times during which many experience out-of-body hallucinations. Only 43 people have ever finished.
Scientists found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible. It is called the ‘Homer Simpson Gene.’
A recent study out of the University of Kansas found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from acquaintance to casual friend, an additional 40 hours to become a “real” friend, and a total of 200 hours to become a close friend.
The restaurant chain Red Lobster once lost over $3 million during an “endless crab” promotion because an executive underestimated how much people could eat.
The drunken monkey hypothesis argues that humans were able to succeed evolutionarily because they could consume alcohol – allowing them to consume calories more quickly and more efficiently than other species.