Technology That Goes Bump In the Night
Some technology is designed to scare the daylights out of you, and some is just scary technology. Check out this special Halloween HowStuffWorks podcast to learn about some of the scariest technology around, from animatronics to androids.
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When you look at a normal 120-volt outlet in the United States, there are two vertical slots and then a round hole centered below. Take a look at this HowStuffWorks article to learn why appliance cords are shaped this way.
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The embalming process is designed to keep the body preserved until the funeral, but how exactly does it work and what happens to bodily fluids like blood? Get the gory details in this HowStuffWorks podcast.
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