How deep do sovereign boundaries run?
I was watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and these government types taking a prisoner to an underground facility in a former East German mine shaft made some comment about how they'd gone so deep ...
Is there any medical value in Dr. Mengele's experiments?
I once heard that Dr. Mengele's experiments were medicine's "dirty little secret": Modern medical science had gained from his atrocities, but such a fact couldn't be made public.
How does the human brain perceive the length of the present?
It's pretty easy for me to reflect on the past or dream about the future, but what is the present? How does the human brain perceive the length of the present? Do we live only in the present, or is part of us always in the past and part in the future?
Can intelligence cause depression?
I consider myself a smart person, but why are smart people so negative? We constantly ask, "What's the point? Why are we here?"—questions with pretty depressing answers, if you ask me.
No more speeding tickets, no more money?
I've been waiting for autonomous cars to become a reality. But I'm wondering how much revenue will be lost when there are no more speeding tickets, traffic violations, parking violations or probably quite a few other kinds of fines that I haven't even considered.
Will legalized prostitution always just be a Las Vegas thing?
Prostitution has been legal in Las Vegas for some time. What's the verdict on legal prostitution? Gay marriage and marijuana use have become accepted. Will legal prostitution always just be a Vegas thing?
Why do companies want so much of your personal information?
I have noticed that many apps, the one for the History Channel in particular, want access to my camera, pictures and phone records. What in God's name do they want with that information? And why are they allowed to even ask?
Is animal testing still prevalent?
My wife read on Facebook about businesses still testing their products on animals. She tried to find out through Google how true this is, but she couldn't get any really clear idea of who was doing what.
Where are the rest of the vitamins?
Simple question here: There are vitamins called A, B, C, D, E and K. But what happened to vitamins F, G, H, I and J?
How filthy are dollars, really?
My mother always asked us to wash our hands after touching money whenever possible. But is money really so out-and-out filthy that you risk serious illness every time you hand over cash at a drive-thru and then eat your burger?
Did the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico really cause any lasting environmental damage?
Did the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico really cause any lasting environmental damage? Or did the environment just kind of take it in stride?
Should pajamas be banned?
In light of a recent Daily Mail article, "Why Sleeping Naked Could Cut Your Risk of Diabetes ... Not to Mention Ward Off Infections, Trim Your Waistline and Make You Less Exhausted" [Nov. 24, 2014],
Could Bigfoot really be out there?
I usually don't dare step into the abyss that is cryptozoology forums, but I recently discovered that one common counterargument to the skeptic's claim of a lack of evidence for Bigfoot is that we've never found bear bones in the wild either.
Would life have evolved differently on Earth if we'd never had a moon?
Would life have evolved differently on Earth if we'd never had a moon? Would dark nights have resulted in our ancestors getting pwned in their caves, or would they have evolved X-ray vision?
Is sunblock a scam?
When I was a kid, I spent every summer at the local pool. I was very tanned because there was no such thing as sunblock. I suspect things were pretty much the same throughout the entire history of mankind.