There is such a thing as male PMS
Premenstrual syndrome – the collection of symptoms that hit women in the week or so before their menstrual cycle starts – is the butt of many jokes. But men should stop chuckling as medicine recognises the male equivalent called “irritable male syndrome,” a behavioural state defined as “hypersensitivity, frustration, anxiety and anger that occurs in males and is associated with biochemical changes, hormonal fluctuations, stress and loss of male identity.”
Eventually, a day on Earth will be 25 hours long
The Earth’s speed as it orbits the sun is not a fixed rate. No matter how constant it may seem to us mortals, it’s actually slowing over time. The length of a day will become 25 hours…in about 175 million years. So don’t toss your clocks just yet.
A strawberry isn’t actually a berry – but a watermelon is
Raspberries, strawberries and blackberries aren’t true berries. The scientific definition of “berry” is a plant that has three distinct layers: an outer skin (exocarp), a fleshy middle (mesocarp), and – here’s the key – internally contained seeds (endocarp). So because their seeds are on the outside, all those berries aren’t actually berries. However, watermelon, bananas, grapes and eggplants are all technically berries!