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How Stuff Works     View
Explains simply, with excellent diagrams or pictures, how many common appliances, machines, and technologies work. Also covers health, animals, and the home. A small sample of topics covered includes: smoke detectors, remote controls, UPC bar codes, ...

How Stuff Works Express     View
Provides explanations of science and technology concepts and objects to teens and children.

How Hypnosis Works     View
This site describes the history and uses of hypnosis (such as habit-control related to smoking) and debunks misconceptions. Includes links to related sites. From How Stuff Works.

How Moonshine Works     View
Describes moonshine, "any kind of alcohol, usually whisky or rum, that is made in secret to avoid high taxes or outright bans on alcoholic drinks." Topics include typical ingredients and how it is made, history of moonshine and moonshiners ...

How Easter Works     View
Explains "the origin and significance of the Easter holiday and of many of the traditions associated with it." Includes information about religious observations, such as Lent and Shrove Tuesday, and cultural customs, such as the Easter Bunn ...

How Time Works     View
Brief answers to questions such as "why, for example, there are 12 months in a year? Why are there 30 days in September? Why are there time zones and what's with daylight-saving time? Why are there 86,400 seconds in a day?" Also include ...

How MySpace Works     View
This introduction to the prominent social networking site Myspace describes what it "really is, what it can do for you, [and] how it blew past the competition." Discusses how the idea of social networking is applied online ("It's the ...

How Quicksand Works     View
Details about quicksand, which is "just ordinary sand that has been so saturated with water that the friction between sand particles is reduced. The resulting sand ... can no longer support any weight. If you step into quicksand, it won't suck ...

How Sourdough Bread Works     View
This site describes the process by which bread is leavened with sourdough starter rather than store-bought yeast. The site explains that to create sourdough starter the baker "captures wild yeast [fungi] that floats in the air to create starter ...

How Dry Cleaning Works     View
Introduction to this fabric-cleaning process. "The cleaning fluid that is used is a liquid, and all garments are immersed and cleaned in a liquid solvent -- the fact that there is no water is why the process is called 'dry.'" Includes a his ...



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