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Why does garlic make your breath smell? Why are some people left-handed while most are right-handed? Can insects get fat? And why are pears pear-shaped (and not apple-shaped)? There's a scientific explanation for (almost) everything, and these queries from the "Last Word" column in New Scientist may answer questions that have nagged you for years (how do manufacturers put stripes in toothpaste?) or make you wonder about things that have never before crossed your mind (do fish get thirsty?).