Are black-eyed peas really peas? What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Why do turkeys have white and dark meat? Does your heart stop when you sneeze? What’s the smallest flower in the world? How does sunscreen work? What’s freezer burn? Who invented the TV dinner? Why don’t I fall out when a roller coaster goes upside down? How high can a nine-banded armadillo jump?
The answers to these and many other questions from Agriculture and Astronomy through Biology and Botany to Technology and Zoology can be found at the website Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress. Everyday Mysteries poses interesting questions, then answers them with the best scientific information available.