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The human voice, including both pitch and volume, is created here as air travels through the vocal cords, but it can change based on the position of the tongue, lips, mouth and pharynx.
The lazy Susan is a circular tray that spins to make food service easier, but the origins of the name are a bit murky.
The blue-footed booby is known as much for its comical mating dance as for its intensely colored blue feet.
In 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' noted for its dark humor and sarcastic storytelling, narrator Lemony Snicket recounts the calamitous lives of the Baudelaire children, who are orphaned after a mysterious house fire.
Everybody knows that carrots are good for you, but what happens if you eat too many of them?
Work by volunteers and nonprofit organizations, such as butterfly waystations and increased education efforts, has turned around long-term population decline for some butterfly species.
When temperatures drop below freezing, homeowners are advised to leave one tap dripping overnight. But does this advice hold up, or is it kind of leaky?
You should never, ever flush tissues. What else?