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  • Calculating Pi

    Calculating Pi

    On December 31st, 2009, Fabrice Bellard, a French programmer, calculated pi to a record 2700 billion decimal digits. Read More
  • Pufferfish

    How does a Pufferfish puff up?

    Nearly all Pufferfish contain a toxin that is up to 1200 times stronger than cyanide. The toxin of one Pufferfish can Read More
  • Strange Phobias

    Strange phobias

    There are indeed some strange phobias. Here are some of the odder ones we've found... Read More
  • Marooning by pirates

    Marooning

    Marooning is the action of leaving someone behind deliberately on an uninhabited island. The word appears from the early 1700's Read More
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