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How is non-alcoholic beer brewed?

September 5, 2018

There are a lot of reasons to drink non-alcoholic beer—mostly because regular beer has alcohol in it, and lots of people don’t want to drink alcohol for personal, health, or religious reasons. Here’s how they make the beer without the booze. I...

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How Are Pop Rocks Made

How They Make That Candy That Pops (and Rocks!)

August 28, 2018

Best known by the brand name “Pop Rocks,” popping candy fizzle and sizzle on the tongue thanks to a little science. Here’s how the candy wizards make them. Step #1: First of all, apart from its minor explosive capabilities, popping candy rocks...

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Ask Uncle John Anything: The Juice is Loose!

August 27, 2018

Uncle John knows pretty much everything—and if he doesn’t, he puts one of his many associates on the case. So go ahead, in the comments below the article, ask away.  Why does the combination of orange juice and toothpaste taste so notoriously te...

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The Oddest Mascots in Advertising History

August 23, 2018

For every friendly and chatty Ronald McDonald, there’s a creepy, stoned-faced Burger King, or for every innocuous Maytag repairman, there’s a Kool-Aid Man who comes smashing through the wall. Here are some more ill-advised company mascots. Cadbu...

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S’more-igins

August 10, 2018

Have you found the time this summer to get out to the woods and make yourself a s’more? In honor of National S’mores Day, here’s the story of how they were invented, along with some background on some of the essential ingredients for the mighty...

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