Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....
- A new study indicates that "evil water" -- or water that inhibits progress -- is a real phenomenon. This kind of dead water effect is encountered both by ships and swimmers.
- Turn water into wine? Eh, not quite. But turn boxed wine into a fine wine -- that you can do. The technique involves a short burst of electricity that virtually ages the wine, turning a young, acidic wine into something mellow.
- Most of your body heat is not lost through your head. Sugar does not make kids hyper. And stop looking -- hangover cures don't exist.
- Here's the best way to make a bong out of a skull.