There are a lot of things that happen in the world that make you wonder “Why is it like that?” Kevin Begley is here to answer these questions and solve these Mundane Mysteries.

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is popcorn really low-calorie?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Is popcorn really low-calorie?

Today is National Popcorn Day. You’ve probably heard before how it’s a low calorie “healthy snack”. This is mostly true if you eat it plain. Sure, popcorn is considered a low-calorie snack if it’s just a cup of plain, air-popped popcorn it only contains 31 calories. As a comparison a serving of potato chips is…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How long will a pencil last?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How long will a pencil last?

Pencils aren’t used as much these days but if you do use one it will last you a pretty long time. The average pencil holds enough graphite to draw a line about 35 miles long! That’s also enough to write roughly 45,000 words. Writer’s cramp anyone?! Photo credit: Getty ImagesContinue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do flies have a purpose?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Do flies have a purpose?

Everyone hates flies. They might be the most annoying bug on the planet. There’s even been a whole product line created (fly swatters) to get rid of them. But do they actually have a purpose?! The answer is yes. They do. A big one actually. Tiny flies pollinate cocoa trees. So without flies, there wouldn’t…Continue Reading

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can two snowflakes be exactly alike?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Can two snowflakes be exactly alike?

You’ve heard it for years… “no two snowflakes are exactly alike” but is that even true? It’s not actually. Back in 1988 a U.S. scientist in Boulder, CO named Nancy Knight found two identical snowflakes while she was studying snow crystals. The flakes were taken from a storm in Wisconsin and she made the discovery…Continue Reading