Author: How It Works Team

Plastic bottles

How are plastic bottles recycled?

What happens when you put your plastic bottle in the recycling bin? The average UK household throws away an estimated 500 plastic bottles every year, and a large percentage of them end up at...

What’s in a name?

The biology, psychology and sociology of your name may be influencing you more than you realise Humans have an innate preference for naming shapes If you look at the characters above, which would you...

Top Five Facts: Christmas

Those festive times are only just around the corner, so make sure you’ve got a few brilliant facts lined up to impress friends and relatives

Christmas cracker

How do Christmas crackers work?

Christmas crackers are a popular tradition at the Christmas dinner table, but how do they make that loud bang when pulled apart? Inside the main cardboard tube are two strips of card. One contains...