HowStuffWorks – Discover How Stuff Works
Despite writing about it only now, this is one of the first services I discovered and really liked. It is fun, fast, very useful and free. Eventhough it is fun to use it, reviewing it here seemed little overwhelming, but I am through. Enjoy!
You need to find out how something works? Whether it is as complicated as ‘stem cells‘ or simple as simple as ‘quartz watch‘ HowStuffWorks has it covered. It is comprehensive and number one source for credible and easy to understand explanations on how things work. Service is free and all you need to do is to enter right search term. In addition to how something works you are also provided with a number of tips, guides and reviews related to the subject. In other words, if you serach for banks then apart from ‘how banks work?’ you get banking tips and guides.
At the moment site has following categories; Auto, Computer, Electronics, Entertainment, Health, Home, Money Science, Travel, People and Shop for stuff, which I think includes pretty much everything. I recommend to check out and actually even bookmark Shop for stuff category(yes, save it.) which is a consumer guide with expert product reviewes and prices comparison. It can provide you all of the information you need before making important buying decisions.
Here you can check out some random “How XYZ works?” entries
- How toasters work?
- How climbing Mount Everest works?
- How to organize your taxes and money?
- How laptops work?
- How skydiving works?
- How the mafia works?
- How banks work?
- How copyrigths work?
For site fans there is an RSS option for daily featured articles. So, if you have some time to read something interesting and fun why not to get featured articles right into your Feedreader.