Everyday Mysteries

Have you ever wondered why onions make you cry? Or how about how a stone skips across water? Well, here’s a great way for kids and adults to explore these and other fun science facts from the Library of Congress “Everyday Mysteries” website.

https://www.loc.gov/everyday-mysteries/

Start a new daily routine: Select a mystery each day and learn about the science behind everyday phenomena. Get answers to some of life’s most interesting questions! You can even ask a question of your own.

So, I just had to know! Why does pepper make me sneeze? Turns out the chemical piperine, an irritant, gets into my nose! And check this out: Sneezing is called sternutation. Who knew?

What will you discover?

Posted on April 14, 2020

by Pam Okosun

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