The article lists all spells, charms, jinxes, hexes and curses used in the Harry Potter series, along with what they do and when they were first used.
The world has lived in fear of nuclear warfare for over sixty years. But how do atomic bombs work? What's the science behind weapons of mass destruction? What does uranium have to do with them and what exactly is nuclear fission? This article gives a simple overview of how nuclear bombs work.
This article discusses the differences between some of the most basic units of chemistry: atoms, molecules, and compounds. Though they might seem to be similar, particularly molecules and compounds, there are actually distinct differences between each one.
This article lists 100 of the most current, interesting, and all around best debate topics available. Whether you want to ace your high-school English class or wow your college professors there's a good debate topic in here for you!
Whether it's for school or for an external club, writing a debate is tough. There are many different things to consider; formatting, style, and the arguments themselves are just the tip of the iceberg. To help you remove the guesswork, this article explores how to write a debate in six easy steps.
4thewords is a fantasy game that has users travelling across a detailed and expansive world while fighting monsters, crafting weapons, and completing quests. And the best part? The only way to advance is by writing.
Coming up with a birthday message to send to a friend can be a challenge. You want something that encapsulates your friendship; that's funny and sincere at the same time but that isn't over the top. This article lists 50 birthday messages appropriate for friends, acquaintances, and colleagues.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine features Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago; two talented detectives with an intense workplace rivalry. However, as the seasons progress fans start to see the rivalry blossom into a relationship. This article lists the 10 most significant Jake and Amy episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
This article lists five fool-proof methods to help you memorize the elements of the periodic table, their chemical symbols, and their atomic numbers. Whether you're studying for a periodic table quiz or just a chemistry enthusiast, these methods will help you memorize the elements in no time!
This article lists 10 of the best creative writing prompts out there to help feed your imagination and get you writing. Whether you need to write a story for school or whether you write for pleasure, there's a prompt or exercise here for you!
Many writers chose to publish their work under a pen name to protect their identity, save themselves from embarrassment or fulfil their desire to have a secret identity. This article lists 4 fool-proof methods to chose your very own professional, unique and memorable pen name.
How often should you shower? Once a day? More than once? This article explores the science behind showering and explains why you're probably doing it more than you should, the negative effects of over-showering and how to avoid them, and why people started showering so often in the first place.
Contrary to popular belief, YouTube isn't just for cat videos. This article lists 5 of the best educational YouTube channels that feature engaging content and are hosted by real life experts. If you're interested in learning physics, art or anything in between, YouTube is the best place to start!
As human beings we live, breathe and eat chemicals every day. However, that doesn't mean that some chemicals aren't insanely dangerous. This article lists 10 of the most dangerous chemicals known to man kind, including ones that are explosive, poisonous, carcinogenic, and corrosive.
This article lists the 118 elements of the periodic table and explains when each was discovered as well as which scientist was the first to isolate them.
This article lists the answers to the Novice Chef stage of the popular app Word Cookies, including all Ginger, Milk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Banana levels.
Do you know what hmu means? What about wig, yeet, and bae? Internet slang is constantly changing and can be difficult to get a grip of. This handy guide lists all of the acronyms, abbreviations and slang words commonly used in 2019 to help keep you up to date on the latest internet lingo.
All the scientific evidence says that ghosts don't exist, and yet millions of people claim to have seen one before. This article discusses four prevailing scientific theories that explain why so many people see ghosts or spirits, and concludes that in a certain way maybe ghosts do exist after all.
Humans are the only species on the planet that cry in response to strong emotions. But why, exactly, do we get all teary when we watch sad movies? Are the tears we shed when cutting an onion different from the tears we cry at funerals? This article explores the science behind why humans cry.
Riddles can be great pastimes, funny ways to trick your friends and effective opportunities to broaden your mind. Listed in this article are the top ten best riddles, along with an explanation of their answer for those that prove too tricky.
Maritime disasters, whether in times of war or peace, can be some of the deadliest, most devastating events imaginable.This article lists five of the worst shipwrecks in history, from the famous sinking of the Titanic to the little know tragedy of the MV Wilhelm Gustloff.
Why does drinking salty seawater only make humans more thirsty? How are the kidneys involved? What would happen if you only drank salt water for an extended period of time? This article explores all of these questions and more.
This article details the famous last words of 20 writers, artists, politicians, musicians and businessmen. Some of the last words included are those of Steve Jobs, John Adams, Kurt Cobain and Marie Antoinette.
This article lists 20 inspirational quotes for writers. Some are by famous authors and some are by lesser known ones, but they all have the effect of making you feel excited and motivated to write again!
This article lists 25 simple, short, and inspirational quotes that will get you off your couch and out achieving your dreams!
Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. But how does it work? Does it have side effects? This article touches on the chemistry behind the popular pain killer, delves into the history of its use and then explains the mechanism behind its effects.
No one wants to sound dumb or uneducated in front of their peers, but sometimes you can misspeak and not even realise it. This article lists 10 commonly misused phrases and words that you're saying that are making you sound dumb.
Wordscapes is an entertaining, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the Sky stage of the game, including all Wind, Rays, Dusk, Cloud, and Sun levels.
Caffeine is the world's most widely used drug, but despite this not many people stop to consider how it actually works. What is it, where does it come from and how does it make you feel so good? This article answers all of these questions and more.
Wordscapes is an entertaining, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the canyon stage of the game, including all ravine, pass, arch, cliff, and pillar levels.
You've probably used a good few glow sticks in your life, but do you know how they work? What's in them? Who invented them? This article answers all those questions and more.
Fool's Gold, chemical name pyrite, is a puzzling mineral that has baffled gold prospectors for centuries. This article details the differences between pyrite and true gold and explains why the humble rock isn't nearly as valuable as its golden lookalike.
Hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine features Rosa Diaz, a leather-jacket wearing badass with a hatred of emotions and anger-management issues. This article lists the ten best episodes featuring fan-favourite Detective Diaz, from season one right up until season 5.
Chocolate is a snack beloved by millions. But what exactly is in the sweet treat? How long has it been around for? Is it really an aphrodisiac and antidepressant? And why on earth is it so addictive?
Wordscapes is a fun, but tricky little game. This article provides the answers for the forest stage of the game, including all pine, dew, flow, fog, and life levels.
Tracking the progress you've made on your writing projects is difficult. This article provides a step by step guide to creating your very own progress spreadsheet and tracking your daily word-counts.
Podcasts are a great way to help equip yourself with the tools of the writing trade. In this article I detail 5 podcasts that every writer, from novices to pros, should be listening to.
There are few things on this earth more satisfying than using a pore strip. However, the apparently miraculous little inventions might actually not be doing all that they claim to.
Finding inspiration to write can be tough, especially if writer's block has you in its clutches. This article details five methods to defeat your procrastination and get writing again.
Plane crashes are disastrous events that lead to tragic loss of life. This article details the 5 worst plane crashes of all time and the effects they had on the aviation industry.
Have you ever wanted to impress a friend or co-worker with your intellect? Do you want to push your next paper up a few grades? In this article I've listed 21 words that will help you to do so.
There are hundreds of cures for the common cold floating around on the internet and most of them are entirely bogus. In this article I detail some scientifically proven ways to cure your cold faster.
The unexplored bottom of the ocean floor is home to a plethora of weird and creepy sea creatures who never see the sun. In this Hub I list ten of them, and explain exactly what makes them so creepy.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of prolific thieves running around in the world and causing havoc. This article details the five most successful ones; the worst of the worst, if you will.
The humble aspirin tablet is a staple of household medicines. The simple tablet is often overlooked, however it has a fascinating history that spans centuries.
When asked why the sky is blue, most people are able to come up with a vague statement about some gas called ozone being blue. The real answer, however, is much more interesting.
Ever wondered what your precious pet is trying to tell you? This hub details some of the meanings behind common cat vocalisations.
Cats are notoriously hard to read, but their body language can be an excellent indicator of what they're thinking to the informed pet owner.
Serial killers are fascinating. Cruel and heartless and often psychopathic, but still fascinating. This article details 5 of the most prolific serial killers to date.
Diseases are fascinating, at least in a macabre kind of way. This article lists 5 of the worst diseases of all time; the most painful, infectious, deadly, and gruesome conditions seen in human history.
Password security is a paramount issue in today's online-centric society. This article details five simple methods that make for stronger, more secure passwords.