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Have You Ever Wondered Archives

By: Madison Journey

September 12, 2017:  Why does hair turn gray?

Our hairs lose their cells called melanocytes that create the natural pigments in hair.

March 8, 2017: What makes the sky blue?

Why? The color blue travels in the shortest waves of any color. When it gets reflected its scattered the most of any color

March 7, 2017: What makes up puke?

Why? Its from the stomach getting irritated or it overflowing into the esophagus

March 6, 2017: Why do we yawn?

Why? Yawning is meant to take in more oxygen and get carbon dioxide when you are low. This normally normally occurs when we are tired and are not taking enough oxygen in

March 3, 2017: What’s the difference between university and college?

Why? A University is a group of schools. A college only has one school

March 2, 2017: What the difference between stock and broth is?

Why? Stock is made of more bony parts while broth is made of more meat

March 1, 2017: Why do we have a leap year?

Why? Every year is 365.25 days long but we only count for 365 every year so we add a day to make up for it every four years

February 28, 2017: Why do we add iodine to salt?

Why? To prevent iodine deficiency which can cause physical and mental damages

February 27, 2017: What’s the difference between faculty and staff?

Why? Faculty is a group of staff

February 24, 2017: What’s new on the website?

Why? Check out the “What’s New” page on the right hand sidebar

February 22, 2017: Are we going to make it through 2017?

Why? Maybe? We still have ten more months

February 17, 2017: Why we can’t think of anything to put here on a day like today?

Why? We’re having a writers block… Our bad

February 16, 2017: Why does Michigan’s Upper Peninsula not belong to Wisconsin?

Why? In 1835, What is know as the Michigan-Ohio War, both states fought over what was formerly called the “Toledo Strip” and the Ohioans lost the territory to Michigan

February 10 and 13-15, 2017: Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why? This Might Explain

February 8 and 9, 2017: If radioactive cats have 18 half-lives?

Why? This isn’t how half lives work, you wouldn’t have a cat after one half life

February 7, 2017: Why the high school has wings A,B,C,E, and F, but no D wing?

Why? Suspicion is that the Cafeteria is the D wing

February 6, 2017: Why they put braille dots on a drive up ATM?

Why If you have a blind passenger in the back seat you can pull up to let them use the ATM

February 3, 2017: Why popcorn weighs more before its popped compared to after?

Why? When popcorn is popped, moisture is released therefor making it weigh less

February 2, 2017: Why is it called a hamburger if there is no ham in it?

Why? It is named after the place it originated from: Hamburg, Germany

February 1, 2017: Why ghosts say boo?

Why? It’s a latin verb for “I scare”

January 27, 2017: When are mattresses not on sale?

Why? It’s called the Mattress scam. Mark It high to mark it off. It’s a technique that’s been used for decades

January 26, 2017: How deep would the ocean be without sponges?

Why? Since sponges absorb water to eat plankton, the oceans would be 766ft higher which puts 67% of everything east of the Mississippi River underwater and the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles entirely underwater (*cough cough* climate change… *cough cough*)

January 25, 2017: Why kids have to wear seatbelts in cars but when you put 50 of them on a bus its ok?

Why? A bus can take the force of a hit and is easier to evacuate

January 24, 2017: Why is the dollar sign in front of a number ($100) if we read if after (100$)?

Why? Fraud Prevention

January 23, 2017: Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

Why? The English Language is weird

January 20, 2017: If you lick the air, does it get wet?

Why? Air Molecules replace water ones on your tongue

January 19, 2017: Why do they report power outages on TV?

Why? Apparently to “let others know about your outage”-Channel 5 News

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