Jason Plank
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If you shave or wax, will the hair grow back stronger or thicker?
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According to a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, no, it is a myth. Both he and snopes.com point to the fact that after cutting or otherwise removing hair, it grows back in feeling coarse and stubby to the ...

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Can microwaved water explode?
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Yes, this can happen with water, and in fact other liquids as well. According to the UNSW School of Physics, this is called superheating, and it occurs when a liquid is heated to a temperature ...

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Does water swirl the opposite way on the other hemisphere?
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This phenomenon has been widely attributed to the Coriolis Effect. The Wikipedia article has a fairly wordy summary of the effect, so I will instead quote from this page (emphasis mine): The ...

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Is a kill switch being considered to shut down the internet?
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A congressional act granting an executive "kill switch" for the internet was proposed in June 2010. It was called the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, and it never came up for ...

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Is it dangerous to have several vaccines at the same time?
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There seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence (currently the 4th google result for "multiple vaccines") to confirm this, but according to the CDC, there have been studies which have found no adverse ...

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Link between runny noses and rhinoviral infections
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As the Wikipedia article on mucus states, cold weather does cause runny noses: During cold weather, the cilia, which normally sweep mucus away from the nostrils and toward the back of the throat (...

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