Unanswered Questions

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Most people tend to think of science as something that goes on in laboratories: lots of smart people wearing long white coats, sporting big plastic goggles, and spending way too much time with white rats.

Would you believe that some of those big brains in lab coats spend time obsessing about the more mundane questions of everyday life, like why toast usually falls on the buttered side, and why you open your mouth when you put on mascara? Well, they do.


John Rennie, editor-in-chief of Scientific American;
Mark Abrahams, editor and co-founder of The Annals of Improbable Research.