Never stop learning with HowStuffWorks for Android

Apr 25, 2011
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Ever wonder if scientists could actually clone dinosaurs? Or perhaps how Jim Henson made his muppets look so realistic? HowStuffWorks is an educational app that relies on natural human curiosity to teach you about the various wonders of the world.

HowStuffWorks essentially functions like a very organized and diverse Wikipedia catalogue. The app features a massive collection of articles and podcasts, random facts and inspiring quotes and even gives you the means to pose questions to HowStuffWorks experts. The app covers almost every imaginable category, including (but, not necessarily limited to) animals, entertainment, autos, health, money, science and tech.

The app’s menu is divided into tabs that are self-explanatory: “Read,” “Facts,” “Quotes,” “Show” (podcasts) and “Featured.” Because everything is organized in this way, most users shouldn’t have any issue finding their way around.

What’s especially great about HowStuffWorks is that it’s constantly being updated. This way, there are always new things to be learned.

It’s ideal for the kind of curious person who enjoys learning, or even for the person who would like to bone up on material learned long ago. Because the app’s content isn’t necessarily exclusive to adults, it’s also a fun learning tool that can be used to educate people of all ages.

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Caitlin M. Foyt

Caitlin M. Foyt is another young journalist chasing after her dreams. She wishes it was physically possible to document everything she saw, heard, felt or thought -- kind of like a more neurotic Harriet the Spy.

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