Every Friday, Good Question takes a look at some of the questions WCCO’s viewers have been asking. This week we’re looking at Black Friday, margin of error, and falling out of the bed while sleeping.
With Thanksgiving leftovers galore, microwaves are sure to get a workout this weekend. But, how do these appliances heat our food so quickly? How exactly do microwaves work? Good question.
Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions, even when it comes to cutting the turkey. But how do you maximize the meat without making a mess?
Over the past week, WCCO has devoted significant coverage to officer-involved shootings from the death of Jamar Clark a week and half ago to a Columbia Heights man early Tuesday morning. So why don’t police just try to hurt suspects? Good Question.
With Black Friday coming up, potential customers already starting to see some really good deals — 30, 40, and even 50 percent off. So, do stores make money on these sales? What are the markups? Good Question.
Every Friday, Good Question takes a look at some of the questions WCCO’s viewers have been asking. This week we’re looking at Thanksgiving, wind, and curly vs. straight hair.
It’s now one week from Thanksgiving and many us have only seen flurries in the air. So, when do we usually get our first snow? Good Question.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday morning that he is HIV-positive. He said he has known about the diagnosis for four years and has been taking daily antiretroviral medications to stay healthy. “It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” Sheen said.
In a video released Monday, a group claiming to be ISIS warned the U.S. would suffer the same fate as France. They said they will strike Washington D.C.
Every Friday, Heather Brown answers a few of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she gets to the bottom of the title “meteorologist,” finds out why nickels are bigger than dimes, and why a little paper cut can cause so much pain.
The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Tuesday night’s Republican primary debate brought out all kinds of hand gestures – from chops to pointing to what has been dubbed, in political circles, the “Clinton thumb.” So, what are we saying by using our hands? Good Question.
The results of a landmark federal government study released on Monday could mean the guidelines for healthy blood pressure are about to change.
Every Friday, we dig into the mailbag to answer some of your Good Questions. This week, we’re looking at 21-gun salutes and specialized license plates.
Takata Corporation copped to mishandling a defect that killed at least eight people and left others — including a Minnesota woman — blind. The government hands out billions in fines every year, but where does that money go?
This week, sugar makers and corn refiners began another round in their billion dollar court battle. Each maintains the other side has made false claims in the highly competitive sweetener market. So, what is the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? Good Question.
The confirmed number of people sick with E. coli has now jumped to 37 in Oregon and Washington State. So, how does E. coli get into our food? Good Question.
Whether it’s because you just ran a marathon or you’ve picked up the weights after a few months away from the gym, you know that feeling the next day. You can barely lift your arms or it hurts just to walk. So, why do our muscles get sore? Good Question.
This Sunday at 2 a.m., most Americans will “fall back” and gain an extra hour when we revert to standard time. The first Sunday of November is the end of almost eight months of Daylight Saving Time (DST).
According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, “can’t imagine living without it.” So, are we addicted to our cellphones?
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton will testify before a special House committee to investigate the killings of four Americans, including an ambassador, in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. So, how do Congressional committee hearings work? Good Question.
Over the course of the year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation estimates Twin Cities metro drivers sit in traffic for 34 hours. Some people always try to make their way over to the left lane, while others stick to the right.
Sandy asks: Why does caller ID sometimes show your own phone number? It is called “spoofing,” and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it is against the law.
Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada after ten tablets of so-called “herbal Viagra” in recent days. But drugs and herbal supplements are not regulated in the same way by the federal government. Why not? Good Question.