What is upspeak?

What is upspeak?

Let us exemplify for you what upspeak really is. Imagine someone it’s asking you what day of the week it is today. Say “Sunday”! Say it out loud now! See how your voice pitches down as you approach the end of the word? SUN-day. Right? This is called “downspeak”. Now, for the upspeak, try saying…

What is vocal fry?

What is vocal fry?

Vocal fry has been called many things lately: “the verbal tic of doom” or the “ditzy girl speaking tone”, “the debilitating speaking disorder afflicting North American women”. Yeah, it’s that famous. Kim Kardashian and the like seems to enjoy it. Basically, vocal fry happens when the vocal folds move in a certain way. To get…

How does dry cleaning work?

How does dry cleaning work?

It’s called “dry cleaning”, but actually, it’s not that dry. It just doesn’t use water, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t use other liquids to clean your clothes. So, first and foremost, let’s put things straight: What is dry cleaning? It’s a cleaning process other than the soap-and-water cleaning that we’re doing at home, but…

Why are manhole covers round?

Why are manhole covers round?

This question became famous when Microsoft began to use it as a job interview question and let’s face it, had you ever considered it before? Manhole covers are just there for you to walk over them. You notice them, you know they’re round, but asking yourself why didn’t seem like a big deal, did it?…

Why is yawning contagious?

Why is yawning contagious?


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This is a something that we all know, right? Yawning is contagious and we’ve all felt it. It only takes one sleepy friend to yawn and the whole room will suddenly begin yawning. Have you ever asked yourselves how is this even possible? There are a few studies behind this question. Some assumed that contagious yawning…

20 Reasons Why  Kids Are The Worst

20 Reasons Why Kids Are The Worst

[tps_header]Thinking about having children? Well, you better stock up on patience because things are about to get real. They may come in ultra cute shapes and sizes but do not be fooled! These sinister little tots could give you major trust issues. These 20 photos and gifs will prove my point.[/tps_header] 1. They reveal their sinister…

20 90’s Nostalgic Things You’d Want To Experience Again

20 90’s Nostalgic Things You’d Want To Experience Again

[tps_header]The 90’s was such a great time to be alive. It was a period of cheesy boy bands, mixtapes and actual socializing. If given the chance to travel back in time, I’d definitely go back to this magical era. Gone are  the days where cellphones were not smart enough and people were just, well, enjoying…

Knowing These 20 Peculiar Things Will Make You Go Crazy

Knowing These 20 Peculiar Things Will Make You Go Crazy

[tps_header] We all know that the world is a bit odd and mysterious, and what makes things weirder is when you learn these ten things which can make life either interesting or uncanny. [/tps_header] 1. One gore movie scene in Psycho used Hershey’s syrup to show off that red live blood  

12 Easy and Cheap Dorm Room Hacks

12 Easy and Cheap Dorm Room Hacks

[tps_header]When the air starts turning crisp and the smell of new notebooks fills the air, it can only mean one thing: back to school! But, for some students, it’s not really “back” to school. It’s off to a new school! If you’re headed to your first semester in the dorms, or even if you’re going…

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