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How Did People Describe the Sound of a Tornado Before Trains Existed?

How Did People Describe the Sound of a Tornado Before Trains Existed?

We've always wondered: How did people describe the sound of a tornado before the advent of trains? EXPLAINED:

How Does One Stop a Charging Buffalo?

How Does One Stop a Charging Buffalo?

How Does One Stop a Charging Buffalo? EXPLAINED:

Does Moore, Okla., Have the Worst Tornado History of any American City?

Does Moore, Okla., Have the Worst Tornado History of any American City?

Is there something about Moore, Oklahoma that makes it a "magnet" for tornadoes? EXPLAINED:

What Was the Drink of Choice in Medieval Europe?

What Was the Drink of Choice in Medieval Europe?

What was the drink of choice in Medieval Europe? EXPLAINED: #history #drinks via @quora

Why Does Europe Still Have So Many Royal Families?

Why Does Europe Still Have So Many Royal Families?

Why do so many European countries still have monarchs? EXPLAINED:

How Do You Search a Landfill for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Laptop?

How Do You Search a Landfill for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Laptop?

How would the FBI be able to find Tamerlan Tsarnaev's laptop in a landfill? EXPLAINED:

How Does a Gentleman Shake Hands With a Lady?

How Does a Gentleman Shake Hands With a Lady?

What's the right way for a gentleman to shake hands with a lady? EXPLAINED: #GentlemanScholar

Is There a Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?

Is There a Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?

Is There Really a Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup? EXPLAINED: #MadMen #catsup

“How much cocaine can you fit in your butthole? EXPLAINED: via @popsci #physiology”

Why Is Jaime Lannister so Universally Despised by People of Westeros?

Why Is Jaime Lannister so Universally Despised by People of Westeros?

Why is Jaime Lannister so universally despised by the people of Westeros? EXPLAINED: via @quora

Why Is Jaime Lannister so Universally Despised by People of Westeros?

Why Is Jaime Lannister so Universally Despised by People of Westeros?

Why Is Jaime Lannister so Universally Despised by People of Westeros? EXPLAINED:

Do You Have to Be an Evil Genius to Make Ricin?

Do You Have to Be an Evil Genius to Make Ricin?

How easy is it to brew up a batch of ricin? EXPLAINED:

Why Is Fertilizer So Explosive? Isn't There a Safer Alternative?

Why Is Fertilizer So Explosive? Isn't There a Safer Alternative?

Why don't we use less explosive fertilizer? EXPLAINED:

Can the Government Shut Down Cellphone Networks in a Crisis?

Can the Government Shut Down Cellphone Networks in a Crisis?

Can the government shut down phone networks in a crisis? EXPLAINED: #Boston

How Do Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Sniff Bombs?

How Do Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Sniff Bombs?

How Do Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Sniff Bombs? EXPLAINED:

Should I Call or Text During a Crisis?

Should I Call or Text During a Crisis?

Is It Better to Text or to Call During a Crisis? EXPLAINED: #Boston

How Do Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Sniff Bombs?

How Do Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Sniff Bombs?

How Do Investigators Measure Bomb Strength? EXPLAINED:

Can I Tip the Pizza Delivery Guy in Weed?

Can I Tip the Pizza Delivery Guy in Weed?

What should I tip the pizza delivery gentleman? EXPLAINED: #GentlemanScholar

How Do You Compete with Starbucks in the Coffee Industry?

How Do You Compete with Starbucks in the Coffee Industry?

If you own a coffee shop, what do you have to do to compete with Starbucks? EXPLAINED: via @quora

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How much sleep do you need? EXPLAINED: via @quora

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