Gum: To Chew or to Blow, That is the Question

The act of chewing was found to elevate the metabolic rate which in turn results in burning more calories per hour. The metabolic rate can potentially be improved by as much as 20% and theoretically a person chewing gum all day long could lose 11 pounds a year without making any other change in their diet or exercise habits.

Why does a Ball Bounce?

. Another important consideration to how far a ball bounces has to do with the material against which it is bounced. For instance, if I were to bet you that I could make a bowling ball bounce higher than a tennis ball you might well take that bet and secretly call me a sucker.

How is it Possible to Survive a Lightning Strike?

Lightning itself is really nothing more than a spark of electricity that is created on account of the difference in energy that exists between clouds and the air and the ground. The energy looks to discover the shortest route down to earth and that route may lead to a building, a tree, or a human being. Often a lightning strike hits a human in the shoulder rather than the head and it then travels down the side of the body, shooting down a leg before winding up at its original destination site, the ground.