(Almost) All the Answers

Are you ever left pondering why your lovely toast always lands on the floor butter side down, or whether God exists? Or even how come you can hire a gorgeous Highbury Escorts so cheaply?! Many questions have still not yet be solved so we don’t quite have all the answers, but we certainly have a few!

What Makes the Sky Blue?

Ok, here’s the scientific bit. When the sun’s light reaches the atmosphere, it is scattered in all directions by hitting molecules. The extent of the light depends on the frequency; blue light has a particularly high frequency and is by far the most scattered light compared to other colours. That’s why the sky is bright blue on sunny days, and changes shades as the sun sets. The sky turns grey when it’s about to rain because the ice and water particles in the clouds have absorbed the light. Mystery solved!

What Makes Us Yawn?

Originally, it was said that we yawned to get extra oxygen into our bodies if they felt they were lacking. But this doesn’t explain why yawning is so contagious – as soon as you see somebody else yawning you can’t help yourself! Unfortunately for us, this mystery has left scientists stumped. They have not yet come up with a valid explanation for the phenomenon, but have hinted that it could have something to do with human behaviour at one point in evolution.

Why Have Men got Nipples?

Men have pondered this fact throughout time. Even Aristotle couldn’t work it out; unlike women, men’s nipples have absolutely no purpose or function. The answer goes back to when you’re in the womb; for the first few weeks, all embryos are the same and have the potential to turn into either gender. In the end, it depends on whether the embryo carries XX or XY chromosomes. The former will mean it becomes a girl, and the latter a boy. Nipples have already begun to develop by this point, so that’s why men have them!

Why Do We Hiccup?

Hiccups occur because of short spasms of the diaphragm – the curved muscle in your lower stomach area. The spasms are caused by the phrenic nerve, making you intake short and quick bursts of air. We seem to hiccup more when we have been drinking alcohol, but scientist have yet to discover the reason why we hiccup and have determined that it serves no purpose. Just one of those funny little things…