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Amazing Babies: Facts About Young Animals
July 1, 2015

Here at Phactual we’ve had tons of articles about animals of all shapes and sizes, but there’s one class of animals missing: babies. Young animals have ...

Tricky Ways Companies Use Colors and Sight
July 1, 2015

While most people think that their purchasing decisions are made out of their own free will, many companies have been using the psychology of color and site to ...

11 Interesting Facts and Cures for Pain

Pain affects everyone at some point in their lives. Sometimes it’s quick like brain freeze, sometimes it’s chronic. And sometimes, there are really ...

Alchemical Madness: The Search For The Real Philosopher’s Stone

In Harry Potter the alchemist Nicolas Flamel produced a magical elixir to turn metal into gold and give immortality.  The real Flamel lived in the 14th Century , ...

7 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomenon

Nature never ceases to be awe-inspiring. With rare and natural phenomenon all around us, the wonder can sometimes be overlooked. In this list, you will discover (or ...

Amazing Ways Animals Keep Cool

As we move into the summer months, humans and animals alike find themselves overheating too often for comfort. But where humans will turn on the AC, animals have ...

The Odd Inner Lives of Cows
June 26, 2015

It might seem as if cows aren’t too intelligent, but these creatures have a lot more going on than you’d think. Here are the facts about the surprisingly ...

8 Interesting Facts About Rubber

Rubber is one of the most the wonderful, naturally occurring materials that can stretch and then return to its original shape after manipulation, be recycled over ...

The Mouse That Howls Like a Wolf
June 22, 2015

Mice are pretty cute, innocent little creatures, right? Well…right for most of them. Wrong for the grasshopper mouse. This little guy is a fearsome predator ...

Weirdest Animal Communication Methods
June 20, 2015

There are some animals with iconic languages: the songs of whales and birds, or the barking of dogs. But then there are the other animals who have straight out ...

8 Of Ben Franklin’s Incredibly Useful Inventions

Besides his lightning rod he invented: the bifocals, an odometer, a stove, a musical instrument, a robot arm and a catheter. He also coined many electrical terms and ...

Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core

Ashamedly, when Google presented the doodle for seismologist Inge Lehmann a month or so ago, I had no idea who she was. After doing barely any research, I instantly ...

12 Things You May Not Know About Sally Ride

Sally Ride’s birthday passed by at the end of May and was honored by Google in a doodle. I’ll admit that as a child I wasn’t much for science and ...

The 5 Voices In Your Head – How Do You Self-Talk?

A psychology study has analyzed how you experience ‘that voice in your head.’ Self-talk is normal – the voice that says things you just don’t say out ...

11 Fruit Facts That Will Ruin Your Appetite

Fruits are one of the most healthy things we can eat. They provide all sorts of good vitamins and nutrients and are sweet and sugary. Despite all the awesomeness ...

11 Facts About Venoms and Poisons To Make Your Skin Crawl
June 11, 2015

Straight from the land of Nope, come the poisonous and venomous animals whose toxins are not just scary, but sometimes downright deadly. Poisons have the ability to ...

The Weirdest Side Effects of Medications
June 8, 2015

It’s familiar to everyone to hear the litany of side effects that come with nearly any medication. Headaches, achy muscles, blurry vision, exhaustion. These ...

The Best of the Ig Nobel Prize
June 8, 2015

Each year the Ig Nobel prizes are awarded for the worst and most pointless discoveries in science. Through the years of the award, there have been some great (and ...

The Forgotten Swedish Da Vinci? Emanuel Swedenborg in 11 Facts

Born in 1688, his vision and scientific mind were centuries ahead of his time. Many of his early discoveries in chemistry, physiology, anatomy, mathematics, ...

Feel The Burn: 8 Spicy Food Facts

Why do humans find such pleasure in torturing themselves? When you think of it, hot sauce bottles regularly boast they are the hottest, most mouth burning creation ...

The Scientific Effect Of Affection

Physical affection is such a powerful tool that, regardless of whether a relationship is perfect, it may be the good that outweighs the bad. An expression of ...

Mountain Dew’s Connection To Whiskey And 7 Other Dew Facts

What to add with whiskey? Mountain Dew of course! What is Mountain Dew’s connection to whiskey, anyway? It was the slang term for moonshine and has a ...

12,000 Years of Man’s Best Friend: Dog Facts
June 2, 2015

Dogs have been domesticated for over 12,000 years, living and working with humans in myriad ways. They’ve grown into a fascinating species, so check out these ...

The Most Beautiful Birds in the World
May 30, 2015

Nature has created some amazingly beautiful creatures, but it does seem that birds take the cake when it comes to stunning looks. Check out these most beautiful ...

7 Scary Salmonella Facts To Freak Out About

“Salmonella” gets its name from Daniel Elmer Salmon, a veterinary pathologist who ran a USDA microorganism research program in the 1800s. It’s a ...