Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why do we shave?

Shaving, one of the few rituals that indifferently spans across religions, races, and genders! Although you must already know, I feel the need to define it: Shaving is the removal of exposed hair using a razor (sometimes along with shaving cream). Needless to say, we were probably quite intrigued the first time As you can […]

Why do humans shave?

Shaving, one of the few rituals that indifferently spans across religions, races and genders! Although you must already know, I feel the need to define it: Shaving is the removal of exposed hair using a razor (sometimes along with shaving cream). Needless to say, we were probably quite intrigued the first time we wielded that […]

Why do animals’ eyes shine in dark?

First time I noticed this when I went to this village and I saw a hyena. It looked fierce and it frightened me. It was one of those topics which have always made me curious. I’ll tell you bluntly that this is Tapetum lucidum which causes such phenomenon. It is present in animal’s eyes just […]

Why does the Earth rotate?

This might come to you as a shock but there is no force that causes the planets (and, of course, our earth) to rotate. Most of the rotation comes about from the conservation of angular momentum. In this equation, m is the mass, w is the angular velocity in radians per second, and r is […]

Why do we get shy?

By dictionary, shyness means ‘nervous and uncomfortable about meeting and speaking to people’.  Shyness is the difficulty to deal with or being worried and afraid that something unpleasant may happen which some people feel when approaching or being approached by other people. It’s seen that shy people often desperately want to connect with others, but […]