23 Apr 2024

Webby Super Wow

We are so excited and so grateful! We just got the news that the Just Curious site won a 2024 People’s Voice Webby Award. 🙏🏼🥳🌞 Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. . Just Curious. People’s Voice Webby Award Winner 2024 . Thank You!!! Wow 💜 . www.justcurious.ca

21 Apr 2024

Horror House Patents

Q. The annals of patent history hold creations that have made our day to day lives so much easier – kettles, vacuums, washing machines. Hidden in the depths are wild ideas that would have made home life – and sleepovers –  a lot more creepy than cozy. Examples…? . A.

02 Apr 2024

Webby Wow!

Day made! We are over the moon to hear that the Just Curious site is nominated for a Webby Award. What an honour to be included in such an amazing group of nominees. . . *So appreciate it if you click here if you have the time to vote* .

22 Mar 2024

Sleep, Sun + A Little Applause

Q. What are some simple things that lift people’s spirits? . A. It’s a question that One Poll – sponsored by Babybel – asked of 2000 UK adult in 2023. What did they discover? Which of these do you rank highest? Top 20 Things That Make People Feel Good. 2023

11 Mar 2024

Full Tilt Puccini

Q. If you like opera – or, you know, watch cartoons, TV shows, or movies – you’ve likely heard arias from the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). You might have heard Kiri Te Kanawa singing ‘O mio babbino caro’ – from Puccini’s ‘Gianni Schicchi’ – in  ‘A Room with a

28 Feb 2024

Breathe In That Vanilla

Q. To what degree are the smells we like – and deeply dislike! – culturally unique? . A. It’s a question that interested a 2022 research team from Oxford University and Karolinska Institute. Their approach? Ask 235 people from a global sample – one that included ‘four hunter-gatherer groups and

06 Feb 2024

A Lifetime Of Tripping

Q. For we the excitable klutz kin, tripping is a weekly (daily?) occurrence. Left foot, right foot, a labradoodle puppy!.. splat. What kind of global lore swirls around the act of tripping? . A. We’ll get the bad vibes out of the way… i. If, when exiting the house, you

16 Jan 2024

Brilliantly Bored

Q. I’m bored. What can I stream, skim, play, text, plan? With the magic of our omni-phones, we can instantly distract ourselves from quiet tedium and empty slog. But, could we benefit by just sinking into the boredom now and then? . A. Researchers, such as University of Central Lancashire’s

01 Jan 2024

Hawthorn, Roses + Bearded Crepis for 2024

Q. Happy 2024! All hopes for a healthy, peaceful, prosperous, joy-filled New Year 🙏🏼. As we consider celebratory bouquets for friends, family, or ourselves: which flowers might be considered auspicious for this new beginning? . A. When it comes to assigning meaning to flowers, the Victorians get the bay wreath.

30 Dec 2023

A Trip To The Library

Q. ‘Let me tell you You’ve never seen anything like that library So many books, so much marble, so quiet..’ So say lyrics from the brilliant musical ‘She Loves Me’, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock, and a book by Joe Masteroff. Perhaps you, too, have new