Why Chocolate Can Kill Your Pet

Chocolate contains an alkaloid called “theobromine” which stimulates the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and slightly increases blood pressure. In humans this is barely noticeable and might even make us feel good, but dogs, and certain other animals such...

Why Red Meat Is Red

Many people believe that red meat is red because of blood but that’s not true. If it was, all meat would be red would it not? The red colour is from a protein called myoglobin which is far more abundant in red meat than white. When you cook the meat, iron atoms in the...

Why Popcorn Pops

The corn used for popcorn has an extremely hard outer shell which is essential for it to be able to ‘pop’. When heated the moisture inside the kernel begins to steam and the hard shell acts like a miniature pressure cooker. At the same time the starch in the kernel...