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AsapSCIENCE Answers the Question ‘Can You Be Scared to Death?’

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent episode of AsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown anwer the question “Can you be scared to death?” and give some interesting facts about both fear and death. One fact shared in the video points to an increase in heart attacks during the World Cup matches in the country of a team that is eliminated.

7 Fast Facts About Llamas

1 hour agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

ABC15, via Twitter This afternoon, two llamas escaped from a mobile petting zoo and led authorities on a sometimes high-speed, sometimes moseying chase through Sun City, Ariz., for nearly an hour. Here are a few fun facts about the camelids. 1. According...Show More Summary

New Jurassic World images show Chris Pratt and his raptor pals

Chris Pratt trains raptors in JURASSIC WORLD, eventually forming a raptor-motorcycle posse. This has been made very clear. I don't know how I feel about this fact, but I'm going to have to live with it and so will you. Perhaps director...Show More Summary

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Lost in the chatter about whether or not ISIS is a group of "violent extremists" or "radical Islamists" is the fact that it doesn't matter: They are terrorists, plain and simple. And terrorists, no matter their cultural or religious identity, are all giant aholes... Show More Summary

9 Eye-Opening Facts about the State of Human Rights Worldwide

In 2014, Amnesty International recorded and investigated human rights abuses in 160 countries and territories worldwide. While progress is being made in some areas, the frightening facts and figures below show that for many people the human rights situation is … Please continue reading.

12 Facts You Might Not Know About Babe Ruth

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. George Herman “Babe" Ruth is, without a doubt, the most famous, beloved and mythical baseball player of all-time. Show More Summary

NBA Insider: Is It Numbers or Talent? Sorting Fact, Fiction in NBA Stats Wave

This column is not about Charles Barkley, who recently said, "I've always believed analytics was crap." It's not about Larry Brown, who recently opined, "To say that these analytics guys have the answer is crazy." It's not about the purported clash of new-age analysis and old-school thinking. Show More Summary

16 Bizarre Facts About Baby Food Through the Years

Post by Judy Dutton. As soon as babies start eating solids, it's mind-boggling how much baby food you plow through in your average week. And whether you slave away on homemade or fill your shopping cart with jars of Gerber, Earth's Best, or some other brand, you'll be surprised to know that baby food has a long and colorful history behind it. Show More Summary

Royal Mail: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the Royal Mail You Might Not Know

Perhaps one of the oldest postal systems still in existence, the Royal Mail was originally established in 1516. In that year, King Henry VIII established the “Master of the Posts” (later renamed to Postmaster General) and James I officially...Show More Summary

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'National Lampoon’s European Vacation'

22 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Pack up the family truckster and head out for some family fun with the Griswolds! Here are a few facts we learned about their European Vacation. 1. IT’S SOLELY A GRISWOLD FAMILY AFFAIR European Vacation is the only movie in the Vacation series that doesn’t feature Randy Quaid’s Cousin Eddie character and his family. 2. Show More Summary

The Puzzlement of "Cognitive Capture"

I want to label something that I see "cognitive capture", and think about it. The vir illustris Ron Rosenbaum, however, disagrees. Rosenbaum is writing about David Corn's story that Bill O'Reilly was not in fact in a "war zone" in 1982,...Show More Summary

New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions

Make no mistake about it: Sports are important. That's true if for no other reason than the fact that sports absorb billions of hours of people's time -- at all ages. Whatever you think about sports, they're clearly important for that...Show More Summary

12 Honest Facts About Women That All Men Should Take Note Of

Have you ever wondered why men behave the way they do? Silly question.

12 Surprising Scientific Facts About Kids and Sugar

Post by Suzee Skwiot. At birthday parties, Halloween, or as a lunch treat, candy tends to be a part of the kid diet. And a child's sugar intake doesn't come from candy alone. Between breakfast foods and drinks, sugar is hidden in many daily dishes, and the kids consume them all. Show More Summary

This app just radically changed my commute to work

Like all of us, I want to be smarter. I want to ask questions, read more, discover facts, and learn interesting things about the world. But it can be hard to find the time. Then one of my colleagues tipped me off to an app called Pocket, and it totally changed my life. Show More Summary

6 shampoos to use if you're worried about hair loss

The majority of men deal with hair loss. In fact, two-thirds of American men will experience some sort of hair loss by the time they're 35 years old, according to the American Hair Loss Association. Male pattern baldness, which is inherited genetically, is the major reason for hair loss (although stress and illness can also be catalysts). Show More Summary

Second Impressions

First impressions matter to me. They matter a lot. In fact, they form a bias I have a tough time overcoming at all.  But it can be done.  Which is what today’s post is about. First Impression When I first got a Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Team for long-term testing, I was — as is completely understandable — so excited [...]

Meet Blackman High School, which scared two Tennessee girls’ basketball teams into tanking

By now, everyone has heard about the two Tennessee girls’ basketball teams who both tried to lose. But lost in the hand-wringing over such obvious tanking (ahem) is the fact that these teams were trying to lose because they really, really didn’t want to play one of the best teams in the country so soon […]

This Indicator Makes Value Investing Obsolete

Today, I want to tell you about an investing strategy that defies logic. It shouldn't work based on everything we've learned about the stock market. Yet it does. In fact, for over half a

This Dress Printed With The First Chapter of Harry Potter Is Pure Genius

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've seen all kinds of fandom clothing over the years, but they tend to focus very heavily on art and photos. This dress is all about the words. The very first words, in fact, that started the whole Harry Potter series. Read more.....

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