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What the physics? How to eat pizza, how rainbows are made, and more

Impress your friends – or your teachers – with these fun and quick physics Q&As.

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At the bottom of every great scientific discovery is a question. Often, the simpler the question, the more fascinating the answer.

How are stars made? Why is the sky blue? If stuff is made of molecules, and molecules are made of atoms, and atoms are made of protons and electrons, then what are protons and electrons made of?

It’s these big, juicy questions that keep scientists going. We’ve worked out the answers for some, but others are still out there. And the best thing is, an answer usually leads to a new question.

For now, feed your curiosity and impress your friends with these fascinating factoids.

Still hungry for more? Check out all our “PI Kids Are Asking” columns.

Close up shot of someone eating a slice of pizza

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Earth getting sucked back into tiny black hole

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Kids hands pulling rubber band back between two fingers like a slingshot

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Rainbow in a blue cloudy sky

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Three brown eggs, one standing on tip, two down on their sides with cartoon faces

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Stack of periodic table colourful childrens blocks

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