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 Is knife hunting the fairest way to hunt?

Fair chase is the idea that a balance should be struck between the hunter's ability to kill prey and the prey's ability escape. Take a look at our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about knife hunting, and whether or not it's the fairest way to hunt. See more »

Why do people blush?

 Why do people blush?

Blushing from embarrassment is governed by the sympathetic nervous system, which governs involuntary processes. Although we know how people blush, we still don't understand why. Check out the theories of blushing in our HowStuffWorks article. See more »

How Carbon Capture Works

 How Carbon Capture Works

Carbon capture is the process of trapping carbon emissions and storing them away from the atmosphere to prevent global warming. Check out our carbon capture article at HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about the possibility of reducing carbon emissions. See more »

Are Dogs a Shark's Favorite Meal?

 Are Dogs a Shark's Favorite Meal?

In 2005, The Sun reported that dogs were being used as live bait in the Indian Ocean. Is it possible that dogs are a delicacy to sharks? Take a look at our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the diet of sharks. See more »

Can I Survive a Shark Attack by Gouging Out Its Eyes?

 Can I Survive a Shark Attack by Gouging Out Its Eyes?

Although it can be intimidating, a shark is not invulnerable. Punching its nose, gouging its eyes, or grabbing its gills can stun the shark and give victims a chance to escape. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about shark attacks. See more »

How Ripperology Works

 How Ripperology Works

The unsolved murder spree of Jack the Ripper has captivated generations of amateur investigators, each with their own theory of the killer's identity. Learn more about one particularly thought-provoking suspect in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How Personal Rapid Transport Works

 How Personal Rapid Transport Works

Personal rapid transport combines the best traits of subways and taxis, and costs less to build than light rail. Could this be the future of transportation? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about personal rapid transport. See more »

How Abandoned Cities Work

 How Abandoned Cities Work

Cities can become abandoned for a number of reasons, from economic meltdowns to nuclear catastrophes. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more about modern abandoned cities. See more »

How Murphy's Law Works

 How Murphy's Law Works

Murphy's law originates in 1949, and states 'anything that can go wrong, will.' Check out this HowStuffWorks to learn more about how the Air Force discovered Murphy's law. See more »

How Death-Proof Cars Work

 How Death-Proof Cars Work

Could high-end digital auto systems such as blind-spot detection and collision prevention overcome the errors of human drivers? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the death-proof cars of the future. See more »

How Oil Shale Works

 How Oil Shale Works

Oil shale is a term for oil trapped in rock, rather than existing in liquid form. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the nature of oil shale. See more »

How Swearing at Work Works

 How Swearing at Work Works

Swear words are usually considered workplace taboos -- yet the debate continues over whether these words are inappropriate, or examples of free speech. Learn more about using swear words at work in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How Manufacturing Water Works

 How Manufacturing Water Works

The United Nations has found that 22% of the world's population does not have access to clean drinking water. Could we fix the water shortage by manufacturing water? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about manufacturing water. See more »

What's the most expensive toilet in the world?

 What's the most expensive toilet in the world?

The most expensive toilet in the world is made of solid gold and can be found in Hong Kong. Learn more about the world's most expensive toilet in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

Could salt water fuel cars?

 Could salt water fuel cars?

Salt water fuel could be the next viable alternative to foreign oil. Learn about the ongoing research behind the concept of salt water fuel in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How The Eye of a Tornado Works

 How The Eye of a Tornado Works

In recorded history, only two people have entered the eye of a tornado and returned to tell the tale. Learn more about the inside of tornadoes in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

How Contagious Yawning Works

 How Contagious Yawning Works

Yawning is contagious, but why? Check out the leading theories on contagious yawning and empathy in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

Can People Really Get Hysterical Strength?

 Can People Really Get Hysterical Strength?

During times of emergency, people have been known to preform feats of great strength. Learn more about going from the dull stare of the dairy cow to the eye of the tiger in seconds flat. See more »

How Antibacterial Soap Works

 How Antibacterial Soap Works

Could the routine use of antibacterial soap increase the presence of drug-resistant bacteria in your home? Learn more about the disadvantages of anti-bacterial soap in this HowStuffWorks podcast. See more »

Does Gum Stay in your Stomach for Seven Years?

 Does Gum Stay in your Stomach for Seven Years?

Does gum really stay in your stomach for Seven Years? Josh and Chuck take on the parental myth of gum swollowing. See more »