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Why is the Sky Blue?

Everyone thinks that no-one knows why the sky is blue. It’s one of those questions used as a retort to a silly/unanswerable question ie “Why doesn’t the government spend more money on hospitals and education?” retort – “Why is the sky blue?” It just is. Well, there’s reason behind it, and thanks to Science Gimp you’ll soon find out.

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Stripey Toothpaste – The Hows and Whys

Toothpaste. You squeeze it on your brush, stick it in your mouth, rub it in to your pearly whites, tongue and gums, then spit it out as if it were nothing. Did you ever stop to think about the effort the manufacturers put in to make it look pretty just for you? How the bloody hell do they get the stripes in there? Science Gimp knows, and he’s telling you, so listen up.

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Do Cups and String Work as a Telephone?

We all know about it, get a couple of cups, get some string, put it all together and you’ve got yourself a makeshift telecommunication device that would make Blue Peter proud. Does it really work? How does it work? If it’s really that good, how come we pay stupid amounts of money to mobile network operators? Can you use it for text messages? Get the answers to all those questions (except the last two) from the one and only Science Gimp.

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Why does bread land butter side down?

Why Does Bread Land Butter Side Down?

It’s an age old question, and is something that probably ranks as one of the most annoying things to ever happen to a person (getting hit by a bus, and pissing on your own shoes excepted), but why does buttered bread always land butter side down?!

Science Gimp knows the answer, and after reading this article… you will too!

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