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Why Drinking Straws Don't Work In Space

Why would it be impossible to suck a liquid into your mouth using a straw on the moon? This question was originally answered on Quora by C Stuart Hardwick.

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Ask the Captain: Why was my plane towed to the gate?

Is this a fuel-saving measure and, if so, why isn't it used all the time?

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The Real Reason Why There's A Tiny Hole In Airplane Windows

It's all-too-easy to let your mind wander when you're confined to a tiny box of space while hurtling 40,000 feet in the air at hundreds of miles per hour, but rest assured: every single window on the airplane has the same hole, and there's a good reason.

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The Science of Popping Popcorn

Two French researchers have at last figured out the precise science of how popcorn pops (before you add butter and salt)!