15 Answer To Questions You’ve Been Asking All Your Life

Curiosity is very important for all of us. The more we learn the more we know. Curiosity is why humans are where we are today as the leading species on planet Earth. We have seen, questioned, and found answers for many of life’s mysteries. But, there are still things we see in our daily lives that bother us as we have no answers for them. Here are some simple questions we always had which have finally been answered.


1Who gets the middle armrest?

This is something that many of us have had to deal with while traveling. Whenever there are three seats in a row there comes the dilemma of who gets the middle armrests. There is no answer here; it completely depends on the people sitting on either side. If they think the middle person should get the armrest then the middle person will get the armrest.

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2Why is ice so slippery?

This is something many people would like to know. Ice gets its slippery nature from the water that has melted off but still remains on the surface. A block of ice with no melted water on it is not slippery. The melted water on the surface of the ice acts like lubrication between you and the surface.

Why is ice so slippery

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3What is the color of a mirror?

According to our eyes, mirrors have no color and just reflect back whatever is in front of it. But, the truth is that a perfect mirror reflects back all the colors comprising white light. But, the real mirrors are not perfect as their surface atoms give any reflection a very slight green tinge which is why the glass can reflect back green light more strongly than any other color.

What is the color of a mirror

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4How does glue not stick to the inside of the bottle?

We all have used some kind of glue at some point in our lives. The most common and popular type is the liquid one that comes in a tube or bottle. But, have you ever wondered why the glue can stick to anything but not the inside of the bottle it comes in? This is because most glue formulas contain water that evaporates when it comes in contact with air. This leaves the glue molecules to harden on whatever surface it has been applied.

How does glue not stick to the inside of the bottle

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5Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

For a long time, people have believed that zebras are white animals with black stripes. But the truth is the opposite of that. Zebras are in fact black with white stripes. In the above picture, you can see a baby zebra whose white stripes have not developed making it look completely different for its mother.

Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes

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