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10 Customizable Gifts That Will Add a Personal Touch This Holiday Season

10 Customizable Gifts That Will Add a Personal Touch This Holiday Season

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To add a special touch to the holidays this year, give the gift of something personalized that will remind your loved ones just how special they are. Personalized Wine & Cheese Carousel; $140Uncommon GoodsGive the hostess with the mostest the gift of table space with this personalized wine and cheese carousel, which combines a cheese board, lazy Susan, and wine bar into one gorgeous package. You can add the recipient’s name to the cover and choose the color of the jacket for a more personalized touch. At The Beach Personalized Family Puzzle; $129Uncommon GoodsMemorialize a family beach vacation by turning it into a puzzle. Personalized Family Recipe Board; $100Uncommon GoodsA personalized recipe board is a great way to keep go-to meals on permanent display.
10 Delicious Recipes from Books, Movies, and TV Shows

10 Delicious Recipes from Books, Movies, and TV Shows

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Here are some of the best real-life recipes for once-fictional delicacies featured in some of your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. Hoards of recipes exist, including a few alcoholic varieties, but most of them essentially consist of mixing cream soda with some sort of sweetener such as butterscotch syrup. But you don't have to be an Ivy-Leaguer (or Sam-I-Am) to enjoy this whimsical dish: Click here for a quick how-to guide. But, if you should happen to have some extra cinnamon lying around, it's a fun way to start your morning. Soylent Green CrackersYou didn't really think we'd make it through this list without some sort of soylent green recipe, did you?
10 Dramatic Facts About Lana Turner for Her 100th Birthday

10 Dramatic Facts About Lana Turner for Her 100th Birthday

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Lana Turner was discovered while skipping class. Lana Turner and Richard Carlson in Dancing Co-Ed (1939). Lana Turner was married eight times to seven different men. Lana Turner was rumored to have had an ongoing affair with Clark Gable. For Lana Turner, Tyrone Power was the "one who got away."
10 Examples Of Situations That Did Not Turn Out As Expected

10 Examples Of Situations That Did Not Turn Out As Expected

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Similarly, real life situations don’t always end the way you would like them to end. Here are eleven examples of situations that didn’t turn out the way you would have expected. I don’t think anyone saw that coming. It is almost like people don’t really think long and hard about the biggest decision they’ll ever make. You should probably think twice about circumcising yourself, even if your romantic partner is incredibly hot.
10 Facts About Amazon's Modern Love

10 Facts About Amazon's Modern Love

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Together, they commissioned and edited the first batch of "Modern Love" essays. The "Modern Love" column receives more than 9000 submissions each year. Amazon’s Modern Love anthology series is based on real "Modern Love" essays. Running at approximately 30 minutes per episode, each episode of Modern Love is a standalone story based on an essay published in the "Modern Love" column, though some of the details have been altered. Each episode of Modern Love was filmed in New York City, providing the focal backdrop to each love story.
10 Facts About Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton

10 Facts About Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton

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Fred Hampton led Illinois’s Black Panther Party from 1968 until his death the following year. Fred Hampton met his fiancée, Akua Njeri, when she was a college student. During his time as chairman of Illinois’s Black Panther Party, Hampton worked with the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican gang-turned-civil rights organization, to encourage activism and community organization. Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover deemed the Black Panther Party "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country." Chicago also celebrates Hampton on December 4 thanks to a successful 1990 proposal that declared it Fred Hampton Day.
10 Facts About Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's Home

10 Facts About Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's Home

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The family home was known as Tranquility, and was situated two miles southwest from the future Sagamore Hill mansion. Theodore Roosevelt bought the land for Sagamore Hill in 1880. Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd of 500 suffragettes from the porch of his Sagamore Hill home around 1905. Sagamore Hill was Theodore Roosevelt's "Summer White House." Theodore Roosevelt died at Sagamore Hill.
10 Facts About The Beatles's 1969 Rooftop Concert

10 Facts About The Beatles's 1969 Rooftop Concert

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On January 30, 1969, at lunch time, The Beatles appeared on the rooftop of their record label’s headquarters, unannounced, and started performing. As the band played, the audio feed went to producer Alan Parsons in the basement of the building. Lindsay-Hogg’s camera crew set up cameras in the windows of the Apple Corps building that morning, anticipating a crowd gathering. Some Apple Corps employees skipped the concert to keep working. Officers from the Greater Westminster Council marched over to Apple Corps and made their way up to the roof.
10 Facts About the Deadliest Mt. Everest Climb That The 2015 Movie Missed

10 Facts About the Deadliest Mt. Everest Climb That The 2015 Movie Missed

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It was the deadliest day on Mount Everest. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably know a lot about the climb, which was led by New Zealand mountaineer Rob Hall. For example, between 1980 and 2002, over 90 people perished while attempting to climb Mount Everest. The peak of Mount Everest was first reached by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Rob Hall’s body isn’t the only one on EverestAs previously mentioned, Rob Hall’s body is still on Everest, and he wasn’t the first person—or the only person—to die on that dangerous mountain.
10 Facts About the Winter Solstice

10 Facts About the Winter Solstice

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Amid the whirl of the holiday season, many are vaguely aware of the approach of the winter solstice, but how much do you really know about it? The winter solstice HAPPENS ON DECEMBER 21 in 2020.buxtree/iStock via Getty ImagesThe date of the winter solstice varies from year to year, and can fall anywhere between December 20 and December 23, with the 21st or 22nd being the most common dates. The winter solstice hAPPENS AT A SPECIFIC, BRIEF MOMENT. The winter solstice mARKS THE LONGEST NIGHT AND SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. ANCIENT CULTURES VIEWED THE WINTER SOLSTICE AS A TIME OF DEATH AND REBIRTH.
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in February

10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in February

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It’s fine though—Stein probably shrugged it off by spending some quality time driving around town in her Model T.3. And while her activism might’ve had the biggest and longest-lasting impact, she wasn’t actually the first to protest on public transportation. Wilder didn’t publish her first work until she was 65 years old (though she did have some help from daughter Rose Wilder Lane), and wrote a dozen more after that. "Nina" was what her boyfriend at the time called her, and "Simone" came from actress and singer Simone Signoret. I mean, Elizabeth and Richard were getting married and divorced a lot, and yelling at each other a great deal.
10 Fantastical Facts About Unicorns

10 Fantastical Facts About Unicorns

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Learn more about unicorns with these 10 facts about the mythical, magical creatures. Unicorn horns were really, really valuable. At its height, “unicorn horn” was literally worth 10 times its weight in gold. In 1560, German merchants sold a unicorn horn for an astronomical 90,000 scudi—then about £18,000—to the pope. Pharmacies in London sold powdered unicorn horn as late as 1741.
10 Fascinating Facts About Steve Jobs

10 Fascinating Facts About Steve Jobs

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve used one of the many products that Steve Jobs so famously innovated. Here are some facts about Steve Jobs you might not have known. Steve Jobs at the first West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco, where the Apple II computer was debuted in 1977. Steve Jobs didn’t have some of the technological savvy you might expect. Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in the company's early days.
10 Foods You Can Safely Eat After the Expiration Date

10 Foods You Can Safely Eat After the Expiration Date

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“The quality will be best if used by the date,” Brackett explains, “but will probably be acceptable for some time after.”The “use by” date is slightly more direct. Unfortunately, there aren’t exactly hard-and-fast rules for how long foods can safely be eaten after their so-called expiration dates. EggsRefrigerated eggs are safe to eat after the expiration date, and bad ones usually emit a rotten odor, even when cooked. MilkLike eggs, milk is also safe to consume past its “use by” date as long as it’s been refrigerated. barmalini/iStock via Getty ImagesAccording to Brackett, the ripening process for a hard cheese—“especially a hard grating cheese such as Parmesan”—can keep going for years after its expiration date.
10 Hair-Raising Facts About ‘Edward Scissorhands’

10 Hair-Raising Facts About ‘Edward Scissorhands’

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The studio wanted Tom Cruise to play Edward Scissorhands. Edward Scissorhands was the first of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's many collaborations. Edward Scissorhands gave Tim Burton the chance to work with his personal hero. After shooting Edward Scissorhands, Burton began interviewing Price for a documentary titled Conversations with Vincent, production on which came to a halt when Price passed away in 1993. Thanks to Edward Scissorhands, there's a fossil named after Johnny Depp.
10 Hidden Secrets of Dog Show Handlers

10 Hidden Secrets of Dog Show Handlers

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Surely there’s way more to it than being able to run gracefully in business formal. Here are 10 secrets from top-tier dog handlers who have been through the ringer and back. Reeves explains:“Veritas is my kennel name, so whenever I breed a dog, every dog has the word veritas in their name.”2. You get tired just from being at the show.”Let’s hope these handlers know good orthopedists. Like most other high-level competitors, dog handlers have their own set of rituals and traditions before competition.
10 Interesting Facts That Really Hit the Spot!

10 Interesting Facts That Really Hit the Spot!

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Source 1 Source 2 Source 32. Source 1 Source 2 Source 34. Source 1 Source 25. Source 1 Source 26. Source 1Those really hit the spot, huh?!?!
10 Killer Gifts for True Crime Fans

10 Killer Gifts for True Crime Fans

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We’re hooked on stories about crime and murder, and if you know one of those obsessives who eagerly binges every true crime documentary and podcast that crosses their path, you’re in luck—we’ve compiled a list of gifts that will appeal to any murder mystery lover. A Year of True Crime Page-a-Day Calendar; $16Workman Calendars/AmazonWith this page-a-day calendar, every morning is an opportunity to build your loved one's true crime chops. Bloody America: The Serial Killers Coloring Book; $10Kolme Korkeudet Oy/AmazonSome people use coloring books to relax, while others use them to dive into the grisly murders of American serial killers. This book is a combination of practical wisdom, true crime tales, and personal stories from the podcast’s comedic hosts. Plus, it’s both dishwasher- and microwave-safe, making it a sturdy gift for the true crime lover in your life.
10 More Hilarious Memes for S-Tier Gamers

10 More Hilarious Memes for S-Tier Gamers

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It’s the perfect day to wake up, smell the coffee, and boot up your gaming console of choice. To help motivate your regular dive into escapism, here are 10 more memes for the hardcore gamers out there looking for a laugh. Seriously, what would we do without memes? That’s fineYep, that’s totally what she meant, right? The thought’s definitely tempting, especially because the beat that drops in Delfino Plaza is undeniably a bop.
10 of History's Best Compliments

10 of History's Best Compliments

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Martin wrote a fan letter to Stan Lee. The time the Campbell Soup Company sent their product to Andy Warhol. I did want to tell you, however, that we admired your work and I have learned that you like Tomato Soup. That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. Barrow couldn’t write well, but between heists and killings, he purportedly took the time to send a letter to Henry Ford.
10 Strange Sex Laws in the United States

10 Strange Sex Laws in the United States

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Do a quick search online for strange sex laws in the United States, and you’ll find a treasure trove of oddities, many of which seem too weird to be true. That’s because most of them are urban myths with little or no basis in reality, and no corresponding written laws. Whether or not you can marry your cousin in the United States varies from state to state. “No person who is afflicted with a venereal disease shall marry in this state.” So says the law in Nebraska. Six states—Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah—still have fornication laws, which basically decree all forms of non-marital sex illegal, but these laws are rarely enforced.
10 Things To Know About African American Language

10 Things To Know About African American Language

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African descendants in the U.S. have been speaking varieties of English, today known as African American Language (AAL), for many centuries. Names have included: African American Vernacular English (AAVE), Afro-American English, Black Vernacular English, Black English Vernacular, Black English, Black Language, Spoken Soul, Black Street Speech, Black Folk Speech, Black Dialect, Black Communications, all the way back to American Negro English, Nonstandard Negro English, and Negro Dialect. Models of American Englishes showing the overlaps between African American English and other American Englishes. "He be dreaming" and "He is dreaming" mean two very different things in African American English. On one hand, African American Language is loved, appreciated, and appropriated by the mainstream.
10 U.S. Destinations That Make You Feel Like You’re in Europe

10 U.S. Destinations That Make You Feel Like You’re in Europe

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Thankfully, if you’re dead-set on taking that vacation this year, there are at least 10 U.S destinations that will make you feel as if you’ve journeyed across the pond, without ever leaving American soil. Leavenworth, WashingtonEuro Region of Influence: BavariaIt’s no accident that Leavenworth, WA looks so charming and inviting. Be sure to visit the Bavarian village for bratwurst & sauerkraut and enjoy a daily morning alp horn saerenade. Helen, GeorgiaEuro Region of Influence: BavariaHere you’ll find a touch of Bavaria tucked in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Even if you don’t feel safe traveling right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the future.
10 Unique Advent Calendars to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

10 Unique Advent Calendars to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

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Bonne Maman Preserves Advent Calendar; $40Bonne MamanStart each day of Advent with a new fruit spread from the famous Bonne Maman preserves- and jelly-makers. Jakks Elf Holiday Advent Calendar; $40Jakks/AmazonThe holiday season just doesn’t feel complete without watching all of your favorite Christmas movies. Well, let’s try to make the most of this year with a holiday Advent calendar based on the iconic ‘90s sitcom Friends. Technic Man' Stuff 12 Days Advent Calendar; $35Man'StuffDuring the cold winter months, skin gets dry, hair frizzes, and nails chip. Target Cat Lovers 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar; $15TargetFor the cat lover in your life, this advent calendar is the purrfect gift.
10 years of your support

10 years of your support

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Here are just ten ways they continue to supercharge the fight against bad information and the harm it causes:10. Safeguarding future electionsIt’s never been more important that voters are protected from bad information online, but our election laws remain wide open to manipulation and abuse. Correcting the recordFact checking alone cannot tackle bad information - and the more an inaccurate claim gets shared and repeated, the more it is believed. Thank you to everyone who sent us offers of biscuits and words of support when we needed it most. Your support is needed more than ever to scrutinise and challenge public debate.
11 Absurdly Awesome Inventions

11 Absurdly Awesome Inventions

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Google PatentsMousetraps can be so anticlimactic, but this one, patented in 1882, goes off with a bang. A simple charcoal pad clings to the back of your underpants, stopping the aroma before it reaches your boss’s nose. “Apparatus for preventing collisions of railway trains”This contraption was meant to scare cattle off of train tracks. Patented in 1888, J. W. James’s invention features an electric dummy riding in front of the train. To harness all that lost gas, Markus Herrema patented a bovine gas collector in 2006.
11 Amazing Body Hacks That Will Make Your Life Better For Good

11 Amazing Body Hacks That Will Make Your Life Better For Good

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No matter what, we only get one body, so we have to be sure to take good care of it. Who doesn’t like a good life hack? There is such a simple hack for that, you’re going to be so surprised. Touch your toes with easeIf you’re having trouble getting in a good stretch to touch your toes, never fear. Try this simple trick next time and you won’t be waiting to exhale any longer!
11 Clever Life Hacks That Put My College Degree to Shame

11 Clever Life Hacks That Put My College Degree to Shame

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Like sure, I have this shiny bachelor’s degree framed and hung up for all to see – but does it really mean anything? Check out these creative life hacks they came up with to solve everyday problems. This see-through toasterNow you can really make sure your toast is perfect. Somebody hit these geniuses up before these ideas get mass-produced and become way too expensive for the rest of us. What are some amazing life hacks you’ve seen?
11 Delightful Icelandic Words and Phrases

11 Delightful Icelandic Words and Phrases

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Look no further than these charming words and phrases hailing from the land of fire and ice. Ég kem alveg af fjöllumThis phrase, which translates to “I come completely from the mountains,” throws some shade at mountain dwellers. This phrase, which means “the raisin at the end of a sausage” expresses the same thought—it's a nice supplement to an already wonderful treat. Nú duga engin vettlingatökWhen you want something done carefully and properly, this is the phrase—which translates to “no mitten-grabbing/mitten-takes”—to use. The Icelandic language has a reputation for lengthy words, and this one is one of the longest of them all.
11 Facts About 'King Kong vs. Godzilla'

11 Facts About 'King Kong vs. Godzilla'

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After some other projects fell through, O’Brien wrote a treatment for a new sequel he called King Kong vs. Frankenstein (alternate title: King Kong vs. the Ginko). King Kong vs. Godzilla was the first movie to depict either King Kong or Godzilla in color. King Kong went through a few redesigns for King Kong Vs. Godzilla. Late in King Kong vs. Godzilla, Kong snatches Sakurai and carries her to the top of the National Diet Building, where Japan’s legislature meets. “If you see KING KONG vs. GODZILLA in Japan, Hong Kong, or some Oriental sector of the world, Godzilla wins!” declared Spacemen.
11 Facts About Sphynx Cats

11 Facts About Sphynx Cats

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Sphynx cats originated in Canada. But with Sphynx cats, it can form a greasy film over their bodies—meaning their owners must give them weekly baths. While they share a name with the Great Sphinx of Giza, Sphynx cats are nothing like the stoic statue. Thanks to their fast metabolisms, Sphynx cats need more food than the average feline. The Sphynx cats that played Mr. Bigglesworth in Austin Powers had punny names.
11 Fun Gifts for an Amateur Naturalist

11 Fun Gifts for an Amateur Naturalist

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Here are 11 gifts to delight the amateur naturalist in your life. The Naturalist’s Notebook; $16Storey Publishing, LLC/AmazonThis notebook lets your amateur naturalist become the expert of their own backyard or favorite park. This field guide will help the amateur naturalist in your life learn to recognize the scat and tracks of nearly 150 North American animals. Help your amateur naturalist create their own native plant garden—or any garden—with this set from Scuddles, which includes key tools like a trowel, weeder, and gloves, all tucked within a handy tote. (Just make sure you caution your amateur naturalist to stick to admiring the feathers where they found them—collecting the feathers of many native North American birds without a permit is prohibited.)
11 Incredible Things Found in Bogs

11 Incredible Things Found in Bogs

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Here are 11 of the most amazing things archaeologists have recovered from bogs. But did northern Europeans of the Iron Age really practice human sacrifice? Fingerprints From the PastGrauballe Man is another example of a likely human sacrifice. Brutal MurderThe most interesting—or most horrifying, depending on your perspective—body to come out of a bog is known as Lindow Man. One explanation is that by dying in three different ways simultaneously, Lindow Man surpassed ordinary humans and was able to join the realm of the gods.
11 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

11 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is creeping up quickly, but it’s not too late to find the perfect gift for your main squeeze. From a one-of-a-kind repurposed robe to a chic candle gift set, these 11 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts (which range in price from as low as $3 to as much as $200) are sure to please even the pickiest of recipients. gift that’s sure to last for years to come. “You Are Essential To Me” Valentine’s Day Card; $3Elhafdaoui/RedbubbleWhoever said romance is dead hasn’t seen this especially apropos greeting card, which is sure to bring a smile to your (and your loved one’s) face. Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set; $25-$48Lizzy Siman-Tov/Uncommon GoodsIf you're looking to bring spa day right into your own home, check out these adorable shower steamers.
11 Literary Fart Jokes

11 Literary Fart Jokes

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Bathroom humor has a proud literary tradition, with breaking wind having been a particularly popular scatological topic for millennia. Throughout history, the chance to make an occasional fart joke has often proven irresistible, even to such influential authors as Aristophanes, Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. Here are 11 references to uproarious cheese cutting made by some of the most esteemed writers of all time. The First Joke Ever Recorded // 1900 BCEWho says girls don’t fart? Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales // 14th Century CE)In “The Miller’s Tale,” Absolon and Nicholas are both wooing Alison.
11 Notable Presidential Pardons

11 Notable Presidential Pardons

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In 1830, he pardoned Wilson for his capital crimes; the mail robber would only have to serve a 20-year term for his other misdeeds. It sounds like great news for Wilson, but when authorities presented him with the pardon, Wilson perplexingly refused to accept it. In the closing days of his second term, though, Ronald Reagan pardoned Steinbrenner for these offenses. Samuel Mudd, Edmund Spangler, and Samuel ArnoldThese three convicted conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln served time for their crime, but all three received pardons from President Johnson in 1869. President James Buchanan later pardoned Young for his role in the fracas.
11 Novel Facts About John Steinbeck

11 Novel Facts About John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck is one of the most popular authors of the 20th century, known for his deft social commentary and grasp on the lives of the everyday person. "I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically," Steinbeck wrote of the event. John Steinbeck wrote (but never finished) a book based on King Arthur. John Steinbeck wrote a piece for Esquire defending Arthur Miller during Miller's HUAC investigation. John Steinbeck likely wrote his first novel while working as a caretaker in Lake Tahoe.
11 People Who Are Either Geniuses Either Not

11 People Who Are Either Geniuses Either Not

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The Parent and the KidsThis person probably has a very good point, so I will consider this parent a genius. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to think about death when I am in the hospital. You probably don’t want your kid developing, for example, polio. It is a shame, really, because the guy probably really liked that t-shirt. I don’t know if that is true, but it sort of makes sense in a weird way.
11 Plants and Animals Scientifically Named After Fictional Characters

11 Plants and Animals Scientifically Named After Fictional Characters

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Here are 11 of the most unusual Latin names derived from fictional characters in classic novels, plays, and comic books. Iago garricki // Longnose HoundsharkA fish with a genus named after the notorious villain of Shakespeare’s Othello. Spongiforma squarepantsii // FungusYou’d think that an animal named for Spongebob Squarepants would be a sponge. But Spongiforma squarepantsii is actually a type of mushroom described in 2010. Tetragnatha quasimodo // SpiderThis Hawaiian spider species is named for the title character of Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
11 of Our Favorite Horror Books

11 of Our Favorite Horror Books

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Stephen King was paid $2500 for the film rights to Carrie. Stephen King thought Brian De Palma handled Carrie in a "more artistic" way than he had. But somewhere in Spacek’s teenage possessions is the glitzy headgear she sported when she was crowned homecoming queen at Quitman High School in Texas. Sissy Spacek loved to witness moviegoers' reactions to Carrie's ending. Carrie’s school, Bates High School, is yet another nod to Hitchock’s 1960 classic.
11 Products You Need on Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

11 Products You Need on Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Fortunately, there are plenty of products online that make tidying up more effortless than ever—which means you can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to shopping for your spring cleaning stockpile. From a $30 vacuum that’s (almost) as light as a feather to a do-it-all multipurpose cleaning spray, check out 11 of the best products to add to your spring cleaning checklist today. Coredy R750 Robot Vacuum Cleaner; $300Coredy/AmazonClean your floors (hardwood and carpet!) without having to lift a finger using this robot vacuum cleaner from Coredy. Lysol Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner; $4Lysol/AmazonScore a six-pack of this Lysol toilet bowl cleaner for just $4.
11 People And Animals Who Dare To Follow Their Own Rules

11 People And Animals Who Dare To Follow Their Own Rules

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Here are twelve examples of people and animals that are perfectly willing to break the rules. Personally, I don’t follow the rules when it comes to eating and drinking. I think they were pretty good, and other people seemed to agree—at the very least, they pretended they were good. I just can’t really justify paying for a new phone, though. The BirdYou can’t really expect a bird to follow the rules.
11 Puns That Are as Good as They Are Bad

11 Puns That Are as Good as They Are Bad

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You know what I mean, right? If you secretly – or not so secretly – love a good/bad pun, you really shouldn’t miss out on these 11. If you get kicked out, it was a good pun. I’m not ashamed, y’all, and these really, really tickled me! Do you love a good pun?
11 Romantic Bits of Dating Advice from the Regency Era

11 Romantic Bits of Dating Advice from the Regency Era

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Below are 11 no-fail rules for Regency romance success from the well-thumbed advice books of the age. “I am sorry to say it, this distinction of sex seems to be very little regarded by our modern fine ladies,” notes one advice book. “Nothing can more tend to destroy peace of mind, than platonic attachments,” writes Mary Wollstonecraft, the era’s foremost feminist thinker. “As soon as [love] comes to be felt, fly that instant, and hearken not to the complaints of your heart.”7. But if you do fall in love, don’t hide it.
11 Surprising Facts About Stanley Tucci

11 Surprising Facts About Stanley Tucci

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Stanley Tucci is a true Renaissance man. Stanley Tucci is a major foodie—and co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in one of the greatest food movies ever made. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci at The Devil Wears Prada premiere in Deauville, France in 2006. Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, and Felicity Blunt attend the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge in London. Stanley Tucci works out five times a week.
11 Terrible Realities of Celebrating Your Birthday

11 Terrible Realities of Celebrating Your Birthday

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For all my fellow hermits out there, here are 11 terrible realities of celebrating birthdays when you’d rather just forget about the whole thing. When people tell me how I should celebrate my birthday… pic.twitter.com/cMXQHh9oOJ — maïka morin (@maikamorin) July 26, 20206. Facebook now lets you say 'happy birthday' with a video message http://t.co/Ua3iIilcJZ pic.twitter.com/6GnGUG0hPZ — TNW (@thenextweb) October 8, 20158. The problem isn’t birthdays in general, it’s specifically your birthday. i hate celebrating my own birthday but as soon as my best friend’s birthday hits it’s just pic.twitter.com/ULIs09USdy — t e r r i s (@loserrsclubb) October 9, 201810.
11 “the Person vs. the Personality” Memes That Reveal a Person's True Self

11 “the Person vs. the Personality” Memes That Reveal a Person's True Self

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So which one is our “true” personality? The Person vs. The Personality meme went viral on Twitter in May 2020 and with good reason. (Minus the murder)The person vs the personality (minus the incest) pic.twitter.com/C6rDDT8Z6o — Smart_ Mouth (@butchqueenguide) May 6, 20203. The Person vs.
11 Surprising Facts About Thomas Edison

11 Surprising Facts About Thomas Edison

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In his youth, Thomas Edison built a chemistry lab on a train. When he was 12, Thomas Edison started selling candies and newspapers on the Grand Trunk Railroad, which carried passengers to and from Detroit. Thomas Edison thought his poor hearing helped him concentrate. As a nod to the Morse Code system, he called his two eldest children—Marion Edison and Thomas Edison, Jr.—Dot and Dash, respectively. Truthfully, it was one of many test tubes that were present in the bedroom where Thomas Edison expired on October 18, 1931.
11 Thoughtful Gifts For Word Lovers

11 Thoughtful Gifts For Word Lovers

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Book Couch; $25Gifts for Readers & Writers Store/AmazonThe better the book, the more exhausting it is to hold up. Moleskine’s Book JournalMoleskineThe new year is a great opportunity to start a book journal. Book Darts; $9AmazonBook darts give book lovers ultimate control over their reading experience. Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers; $14Clarkson Potter/AmazonNo true word lover can resist a good pun. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
11 Times Cold, Hard Logic Won the Day on the Internet

11 Times Cold, Hard Logic Won the Day on the Internet

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When it comes to the internet, logic doesn’t necessarily figure in when you’re talking about winning or losing arguments. Sometimes, though, it definitely does, and on those days – like these 11 – we all have cause to celebrate. Yeah you’re not the boss of us! What’s good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander. If that makes me wrong I don’t want to be right.
11 Toys and Games From the '80s and '90s You Can Still Buy Today

11 Toys and Games From the '80s and '90s You Can Still Buy Today

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That's exactly why we’ve rounded up some of the most popular toys and games of the '80s and '90s that are still being made today. This miniature replica of the original Genesis, complete with two era-accurate controllers, may be smaller than the one you originally played with, but it’s no less powerful. If you want the real deal, though, Amazon actually sells certified-refurbished Super Nintendo ($230) and Sega Genesis ($70) consoles from the '90s on its website. Buy it: Amazon (Sega Genesis Mini, Super Nintendo Classic Edition)8. If you can’t wait that long, you can still buy the original game or the 2004 version from third-party sellers.
12 Amazon Shopping Tips That Will Save You Money

12 Amazon Shopping Tips That Will Save You Money

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The best ways to save money on Amazon don't always involve the big blowout sales you see advertised throughout the year. Read on for the easiest ways to save money on Amazon. Sign Up For Amazon Prime. Reload Gift Cards or Sign Up For An Amazon Prime Credit Card. The Amazon Textbooks Store saves you hard-earned cash on both new and used textbooks (up to 90 percent, to be exact).
11 Tweets That Perfectly Reveal What Being In Your 20s Feels Like

11 Tweets That Perfectly Reveal What Being In Your 20s Feels Like

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It seems that people have an endless source of relatable things to look at, and it’s called the Internet – we all know that. In fact, we believe that the 20s are the one period in people’s lives when almost everyone did the same things. You see, the 20s are really like a second teenage period because they are all about a different kind of maturity! The caffeineOh, this one is probably relatable to 99 out of a hundred people! Most people never really know how it works until they realize that it is part of our reality.
12 Common Reasons Your Car Won't Start

12 Common Reasons Your Car Won't Start

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If your car won’t start, the cable connections on the battery might be bad or loose. A car won’t start if it’s in gear. If it won’t start in park but will start in neutral or vice versa—or it’s in gear and is starting anyway—it might be a bad neutral safety switch, which can be very dangerous. If it fails, the engine won’t run. If your car’s steering wheel gets stuck in the locked position, it may not allow the car to start.
12 Fascinating Facts About Queen Victoria

12 Fascinating Facts About Queen Victoria

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Much like Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria was never expected to ascend to the British throne. Here are 12 things you might not have known about Queen Victoria. Whether or not there was any veracity to those rumors didn’t matter; on June 20, 1837, following the death of her uncle William, Duke of Clarence, 18-year-old Princess Alexandrina Victoria became Queen Victoria. Culture Club/Getty ImagesBeing in the public eye has its advantages and disadvantages, and for Queen Victoria that meant being the frequent target of assassination attempts. Culture Club/Getty ImagesIf you've ever wondered where the white wedding dress tradition originated, look no further than Queen Victoria.
12 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know About eBay

12 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn't Know About eBay

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We recently published a couple “Fascinating Cell Phone Related Facts” lists, which you can find here and here, on eBay who is currently running a cell phone selling challenge. So if you’re looking to buy or sell a cell phone visit: eBay For The Win for details on the offer and list your phone today. 1) One of the first items sold on eBay shortly after its launch in early September of 1995 was a broken laser pointer. So why is it called eBay today? Once again, don’t forget to check out the eBay cell phone challenge.
12 Hilarious Knockoff Brands You Have to See to Believe

12 Hilarious Knockoff Brands You Have to See to Believe

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Okay, well if you’re out of those, I guess I’ll take the Dr. Thunder…In case you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, I’m referring to knockoff brands of Dr. Pepper. There are a ton of them out there for some reason, and I’ve always found them to be quite hilarious. And, as you can probably imagine, there are knockoff brands for just about every kind of product out there, and they’re all pretty hilarious. I can’t believe it’s not…Man, there are a whole lot of these, huh? Something doesn’t look right here…I can’t quite put my finger on it.
12 Issues From Third World Countries That People From First World Countries Can’t Comprehend

12 Issues From Third World Countries That People From First World Countries Can’t Comprehend

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AskReddit users offered their real life experiences living in or spending significant time in third world countries. I’ve gotta remember this one:“I walk with my cellphone hidden in my pants because it’s extremely common for you to get robbed. This is actually pretty similar to how Midwesterners give directions:“I’m American but have worked in 70+ countries over the last 12 years. Technology, roads, institutions…there is a tacit assumption that none of these things work the way they’re supposed to, and that’s just the way it is. What issues do you deal with that people in first world countries can’t comprehend?
12 Memes Only Construction Workers Will Understand

12 Memes Only Construction Workers Will Understand

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I’m not a construction worker. I’ve never been a construction worker, but I can appreciate all the construction workers out there for all the hard work they do. 12 Memes only construction workers will understand. Thank you again construction workers for all that you do. Are you a construction worker?
12 Memorable Examples Of People With Regrets You Will Never Forget

12 Memorable Examples Of People With Regrets You Will Never Forget

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I am sure that even the most powerful people in the world have many regrets. This search isn’t too embarrassing, though, I don’t think. I don’t know exactly what sort of food I am looking at, but it definitely looks like a dish that might stain clothing and the carpet. My phone is two years old, so I don’t know about the more recent iPhones; maybe they are better. If you are not, you will probably regret it in one way or another.
12 More Funny Memes to Help Numb Your Brain

12 More Funny Memes to Help Numb Your Brain

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Ugh – I love memes. Here are 12 more memes to help you totally turn off your left brain today. LolYou have to love jokes that really aren’t jokes at all. There’s nothing like a fresh batch of memes to help you blow off some steam. This is a stress-free zone, folksDo you have any funny memes that help you just take it easy?
12 More Mega-Awkward Conversations You Won’t Believe Happened in Real Life

12 More Mega-Awkward Conversations You Won’t Believe Happened in Real Life

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It’s ultra-awkward moments like those that make for some pretty amazing stories on the internet. Here are 12 more awkward conversations that made life a little bit more uncomfortable for the people that had to live through them. WowI don’t know what’s more fascinating – the image of someone trying to scan their face or the idea of a TSA agent actually laughing. There are some conversations you just can’t bounce back from, and that’s one of them. What are some of the most awkward things you’ve said or heard out loud?
12 People Who Acted As Bold As Possible

12 People Who Acted As Bold As Possible

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This is why this effort counts as a bold move and we like the arrangement a lot! This is really funny and kind of sad, tooSomeone was able to create something like a comic out of a Joker meme. We find it to be really funny! Jason Momoa is really funny and proves it oftenJason Momoa looks stunning as Aquaman, but his image is also fierce, of course! He is an open-minded and funny person who always knows how to make people talk.
12 People Who Got Fired Because Of A Single Tweet – Facts WT

12 People Who Got Fired Because Of A Single Tweet – Facts WT

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For starters, she was immediately fired, but to take things further, she was involved in an investigation by the Secret Service. The tweet was somehow brought to the company’s attention and she was immediately fired via another tweet that everyone saw. As you can see in the photo, the weird sign was uploaded in a Twitter post by a Disney intern. The employee who posted the picture was immediately fired, but not long after that she was back on the job. Katy Nash was the person who managed the official Twitter account of Maryland’s Frederick County schools.
12 People Share the Creepy and Unexplained Stories They Haven’t Told Until Now

12 People Share the Creepy and Unexplained Stories They Haven’t Told Until Now

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After about 10 minutes of crying, me being annoyed and trying to get back to sleep, the crying started to move around. “After my father died I would wake up and see some kind of apparition sitting where the wall connected to the bedroom door. I had my bedroom door open and all the sudden, a tall dark shadow figure walked into my room and was coming towards me. We both woke up early the next morning (that in itself is unnatural) and the closet door and spare bedroom door were both open with the spare bedroom light flicked on. The next morning the same thing happens except the spare bedroom door is closed, light on.
12 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice for 19th-Century Girls

12 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice for 19th-Century Girls

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He advocated for shunning indulgences of any kind, exercising, living simply, and avoiding vices—especially masturbation, which he referred to as self-abuse. In it, he expounded on various ways for both boys and girls to be the best they can be. "No girl can long be beautiful without health; and no girl who enjoys perfect health can be really ugly in appearance. Girls who have these evil characteristics are very likely to have others also which are worse. And while the best age for marriage is still up for debate, it's hard to argue with Kellogg's advice for choosing a mate.
12 Police Officers Share the Bribe They Were Really Tempted to Take

12 Police Officers Share the Bribe They Were Really Tempted to Take

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It might surprise you to learn that police officers actually get offered bribes on a pretty regular basis. These 12 cops, though, don’t mind admitting that one time they were sorely tempted to take the deal. I politely explained to her that attempting to bribe a police officer was a felony! I can only think of one time when any thought of accepting a bribe crossed my mind, but it wasn’t an offer of any money. Once a bribe is accepted, or even if the bribe offer is accepted but the bribe never paid, the officer would be in constant peril of exposure…..and a prime candidate for blackmail.
12 Relatable Examples Of Customers Who Were Kind Of Stupid

12 Relatable Examples Of Customers Who Were Kind Of Stupid

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Really dumb people seem incapable of admitting that they are wrong. If you don’t know how simple birth control works, you shouldn’t be having sex. I’m disgusted by vomit and poop, so I don’t think fatherhood and I would agree. I don’t think that’s a very good reason to have a kid, even if you are married. I went to a university with a really great engineering department.
12 Riddles People Just Love to Tell

12 Riddles People Just Love to Tell

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If so, you would feel at home with these 12 people, who jumped at the chance to share their favorite stumper on Reddit – and now we all know 12 more great riddles, too. Answer: The man is a widower whose wife died on a holiday in the past. The man and his wife made it onto a lifeboat with a few other survivors and washed up on a deserted island. One can cross in 1 minute, one can cross in 2 minutes, one can cross in 5 minutes, and one can cross in 10 minutes. The 1 min and 2 min go together (2 min), the 1 min comes back (1 min) and sends the 5 min and 10 min together (10 min), the 2 min comes back with the light (2 min) and brings the 1 min with him (2 min).
12 Secrets of Spirit Halloween Employees

12 Secrets of Spirit Halloween Employees

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Most Spirit Halloween employees really, really love Halloween. “I've never once worked with an employee that didn't love Halloween,” Kota, a five-year veteran of Spirit Halloween in Kentucky, tells Mental Floss. Spirit Halloween employees are happy to help with your costume selection. It’s not just Halloween customers that Spirit Halloween stores service. Spirit Halloween employees get a steep, steep discount once Halloween is over.
12 Surprising Facts About Dictionaries

12 Surprising Facts About Dictionaries

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We think of dictionaries as comprehensive tomes containing everything from antelope and apple to zeitgeist and zootrophy, but early English dictionaries didn't contain any simple, common words. Published in 1828, it contained 70,000 entries and included the first definitions of "American" words such as chowder and skunk. Today, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is one of the most respected and widely used dictionaries. Illustrator Jez Burrows has connected these random sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary into short stories. For example, you can find plenty of rhyming dictionaries and reverse dictionaries (that are organized by a theme rather than alphabetized).
12 Things That Will Pull at Your Millennial Heartstrings

12 Things That Will Pull at Your Millennial Heartstrings

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If there’s one thing Millennials love, it’s reminiscing about the good old days. Back before social media had taken over the world and the simplest of items could produce the most joy. For my fellow Millennials, here are 17 things that will pull at your Millennial heartstrings. Yeah, I know, I know, we Millennials are on our way to being the next Boomer generation. But these things, these toys and tools and snacks, they’re all a part of our shared experiences.
12 Times Full-Grown Adults Asked the Dumbest Questions

12 Times Full-Grown Adults Asked the Dumbest Questions

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These 12 stories should bring back some not-so-great memories, but they should be good for a laugh. One day, I’m blowing up balloons at the balloon counter and a lady comes up to buy some latex balloons. I ask if she wants us to fill them and she said no, she’d do it at home. I think you’ve found the problem. Bless the people who commit their careers to helping other humans make their way in the world – it’s not easy!
12 Things That Exist Solely Due to Human Stupidity

12 Things That Exist Solely Due to Human Stupidity

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AskReddit users share the feelings on things that exist solely because of stupid people. When they were discussing cremation, the funeral advisor made my uncle sign a form indicating he understands cremation is irreversible.” – cineboo2. On the cart, there is a giant sign that reads ‘Do NOT drink’ in three languages, all hand written. Let me add the fact that the cart also has a sign on it that says ‘Cleaning Supply Cart. What do you think exists solely due to human stupidity?
12 Times People Just Clearly Did Not Understand What Was Going On

12 Times People Just Clearly Did Not Understand What Was Going On

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Here are thirteen examples of people who just didn’t know what was going on in a situation. I have no idea what led this person to think that cereal bars are supposed to separate in milk. If you have time to have a bowl of cereal, just eat a bowl of cereal. If you want an example of an unfriendly leprechaun, you should watch the movie “Leprechaun”, which came out in 1993. The critics weren’t very kind to the movie—in fact, the reviews were positively awful—but there were still several sequels released.
12 Times People Were Entitled and Had Completely Unreasonable Requests

12 Times People Were Entitled and Had Completely Unreasonable Requests

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Well, these 12 entitled people take enabling to a whole new level. Accommodating their crazy requests is like walking through a minefield – one wrong move is all it takes for them to blow up. Not even close to a fair dealIn what world would leaving a review convince a restaurant to give someone free garlic bread? I just don’t even know how people walk through the world with this much misplaced confidence. Wow, just wowBeggars can’t be choosers, but apparently this person doesn’t care.
12 Times People Were Expecting Babies, But Had Grown Up People Instead

12 Times People Were Expecting Babies, But Had Grown Up People Instead

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Sometimes babies just look old. It is weird, but I really do think that a lot of babies look like old men. The Baby That Looks Like the Old Irish GuyWhile I agree with the parents, a lot of babies look like old Irish guys. The Kid That Looks EightyThis kid looks like a couple of different celebrities. The Baby That Looks Like That Guy From “The Office”Fans of the United States’ version of “The Office” will likely agree that this baby looks like the character Kevin Malone.
12 Unique Candies From Around the World You Can Buy Online

12 Unique Candies From Around the World You Can Buy Online

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and sense of adventure at the same time with these international sweets and treats that you can buy online. The contents of this box are ever-changing, but it's always packed with a variety of chewy candy, sour treats, cookies, chips, crackers, and more. Mexican Candy Assortment; $13AmazonWhether you like sweet, sour, or spicy flavors, this Mexican candy mix has it all. Kasugai lychee Hard Candy (3-pack); $11Kasugai/AmazonThis lychee-flavored hard candy from Japan is a perennial favorite. Kopiko Cappuccino Candy; $11Kopiko/AmazonGreat for java addicts, this Indonesian hard candy is made with real coffee bean extract and actually has a bit of a caffeine kick.
13 Couples Who Were Just Not Meant To Be Together

13 Couples Who Were Just Not Meant To Be Together

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Too much booze causes problemsThis is a situation that nobody would like to be a part of. The passionate kiss seems to be a huge surprise for the woman on top, and we hope she reacted accordingly. Men, please do not follow this exampleIt is no secret that women love attention and they want to feel special. This man maybe found the tracker by chance, or he was suspicious that his wife could do such a thing. What is really important is that the woman asked her man for his opinion because it mattered to her.
13 Embarrassing Moments People Would Be Famous for if Social Media Had Been Around When They Were Growing Up

13 Embarrassing Moments People Would Be Famous for if Social Media Had Been Around When They Were Growing Up

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Folks on AskReddit talk about the embarrassing things they’d be popular for if social media was around when they were growing up. But let’s not kid ourselves, this would have been all over social media regardless.”3. I blamed the play set itself for my own incompetence and grabbed a metal baseball bat that was laying close by. ” Running from the police wearing nothing but Doc Martens, a Costco hat and a cast on my right hand. What kind of hi jinx would you be famous for if social media was around when you were growing up?
13 Elusive Facts about Greta Garbo

13 Elusive Facts about Greta Garbo

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Greta Garbo's birth name was Greta Lovisa Gustafsson. Greta Garbo often sent directors out for milkshakes when she filmed love scenes. Greta Garbo might have worked as a spy during World War II. Greta Garbo reclines in a publicity still for 1926's Flesh and the Devil with frequent co-star John Gilbert. The 100 krona note now features Greta Garbo.
13 Entitled Customers Who Reminded Us Why Selling Stuff Online Is Literally the Worst

13 Entitled Customers Who Reminded Us Why Selling Stuff Online Is Literally the Worst

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The world of online shopping is dangerous place. For the sellers out there, it’s a realm of high risk, high reward. These 13 entitled customers and their unrealistic demands remind us why selling stuff online can sometimes be the worst. OwnedThis super entitled person came barreling in with the hate, but the seller didn’t let them get away with it that easily. Have you ever had a total migraine of a buyer come your way while selling things online?
13 Examples of Brilliant Inventions That Should Have Been Around For Years

13 Examples of Brilliant Inventions That Should Have Been Around For Years

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Here are thirteen examples of brilliant inventions that should have been around a lot longer than they have. The Vending Machine That Sells ElectronicsThis is a pretty great vending machine. This vending machine can apparently be found in an office building somewhere. The Microwave With the Chaos SettingI don’t know why a microwave would need a chaos setting, but I am definitely curious. The Vending Machine and the MeatThis vending machine sells meat.
13 Facts About 'Superman II'

13 Facts About 'Superman II'

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From director swaps to different endings, here are 13 facts about the making of Superman II. Much of Superman II was shot alongside Superman: The Movie. In improvised backstory convinced Terence Stamp to sign on to play General Zod in Superman II. In the course of their conversation, Donner attempted to assert more control over Superman II, to the point that he issued what amounted to an ultimatum: If producer Pierre Spengler was returning to finish Superman II, then Donner wouldn't be part of it. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut was released on home video in November of 2006.
13 Funny Signs We Think You'll Love

13 Funny Signs We Think You'll Love

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I love a good sign that makes me chuckle. Some people think that it’s easy to come up with a funny sign, but you gotta be clever and on-point to make folks laugh! And there are certain businesses, organizations, and individuals out there who are really killing the sign game. Let’s take a look at some signs that we think are going to make you laugh. Have you seen any signs recently in real life or online that made you chuckle?
13 Examples of People Who Decided To Show No Respect To Others

13 Examples of People Who Decided To Show No Respect To Others

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A lot of people do not know that the word “prom” really means; it refers to a “promenade dance”. In the United States, the semi-formal gatherings are quite the big deal. While adoption in its current, modern form first emerged relatively recently and in the United States, the practice of adoption has appeared throughout recorded history. In the United States, law enforcement agents seizing one’s assets when there is the suspicion of criminal activity involvement is referred to as civil forfeiture. In United States schools, milk has to be offered if a school district wants to get reimbursed by the Federal Government.
13 Great Gifts for Gamers

13 Great Gifts for Gamers

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If you have a gamer in your life, take a look at 13 gifts from headsets to virtual reality that are guaranteed to feed their pixelized pastime. Ultimate; $60AmazonIf your list calls for a Switch game, the latest installment in the hit Super Smash Bros. series is an absolute crowd pleaser. Norton 360 for Gamers; $30AmazonOnline gamers are sometimes at increased risk for having their personal information compromised. Soar through New York City in web-slinging action with Spider-Man: Game of the Year edition, which collects all of the game's post-release extra side missions. Buy it: Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition ($26), Spider-Man: Miles Morales ($50)13.
13 Hilarious Replies To Jimmy Fallon’s #MyWorstCar Question

13 Hilarious Replies To Jimmy Fallon’s #MyWorstCar Question

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Jimmy Fallon and his hashtag games generate some pretty great engagement, and funny replies, on Twitter. This one, #MyWorstCar, is fun because most of us started our driving careers with some pretty terrible cars – and we were pretty terrible drivers, too, which I guess meant it all worked out. Here are 13 of the best replies we found on the thread. That’s other drivers’ worst cars, too. *sly glance toward her sister*I had some pretty junky cars, but they were more reliable than I was a driver, I think.
13 of the Pettiest Reasons Marriage Counselors Have Seen New Clients

13 of the Pettiest Reasons Marriage Counselors Have Seen New Clients

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Those are both reasons that people seek out therapists, but listen….these 13 reasons for making appointments are still seriously petty. To be fair, this might mean he’s a pod person. My ex wife suggested we go to marriage counseling because she felt we needed to work on communication. I was slightly confused since we never really fought about anything and I didn’t know that much was amiss. As far as he could tell, she had never met Ashton Kutcher, or even seen him in person.
13 of the Most Ridiculous Examples of Men Trying to Prove They’re Tough

13 of the Most Ridiculous Examples of Men Trying to Prove They’re Tough

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As most of us age through high school and beyond, those instances before fewer and far between…but not for everyone. These 13 people have witnessed some pretty crazy moments of stupidity, all in the name of an adult man proving how tough he really is. The later thinks ‘real men’ aren’t afraid of sunburns or skin cancer, and ridicules men that use sunblock. But while I was running to the finish line a boy started SPRINTING to the finish line. Friend’s uncle couldn’t get his wife pregnant, refused to believe he had a problem, accused his wife of being barren and get divorced to marry his younger girlfriend, couldn’t get her pregnant and then finds out he’s infertile.
13 Of The Worst Predictions Ever Made By The New York Times

13 Of The Worst Predictions Ever Made By The New York Times

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New York Times decided to issue their position on the matter of Picasso’s newly adopted Cubism style of painting. The Twitter social platformHere is one more incredibly wrong prediction. The bagelsBack in 1946, NYT believed that bagels were not the answer to the needed reduction in the size of loaves of bread produced by bakers. The personal computerThis is one of the worst predictions the NYT has ever made. This sounds funny today but it was the prediction the New York Times made in 1939.
13 Painfully Accurate History Memes for the Real Nerds Out There

13 Painfully Accurate History Memes for the Real Nerds Out There

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I know you’ve been dying to talk to somebody about that really obscure WWII fact or little known Cold War satellite war. Don’t worry, you’ll get your history meme fix in just a second. Here’s a fresh batch of 13 history memes for you folks on the brink of writing another post on Reddit’s r/AskHistorians. The real beauty of history memes is that they’re a constant reminder that the world was always a hot mess. What are some of your favorite history memes?
13 People Discuss the Creepy, Inexplicable Things That Have Happened to Them

13 People Discuss the Creepy, Inexplicable Things That Have Happened to Them

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In this article, people opened up about creepy and inexplicable things that happened to them. The NT was a vital trade route in the 1800s and a lot of bad things occurred there. He did things like dump the towel in the middle of the bathroom floor, stuff like that.”9. I also had some feelings of someone else there if I woke up in the middle of the night sometimes. It’s possible my eyes or brain were playing tricks on me, but it happened more than once.
13 People Recall the Funniest Things They Weren’t Allowed to Laugh at

13 People Recall the Funniest Things They Weren’t Allowed to Laugh at

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No matter the reason you’re not supposed to laugh – the time, the place, the joke, what have you – trying to hold it in only makes you want to laugh, more right? You’re gonna be so glad that you’re allowed to laugh, at least, when you read through these 13 responses. I managed to keep it together the first time, but after the second one I could barely hold it back…. Ten or so minutes later I notice the teacher’s face went bright red as he moves the paperwork that was in front of him to discover the freshly broken glass plate from overhead projector…8. You’re not allowed to laugh at a funeral, right?
13 People Share Photos of Their Neat and Unique Collections

13 People Share Photos of Their Neat and Unique Collections

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One of my favorite things about people is how unique we all are, with our own strange interests that turn into really fascinating and beautiful things (sometimes). These 13 people have been building their unique collections for a long time, and I’m so happy they decided to share them on Reddit! And I’m jealous of all the places she’d been. I think I need to work on being more interesting! If you collect something cool, share it with us in the comments!
13 People Share the Things That Warm Their Hearts

13 People Share the Things That Warm Their Hearts

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Don’t worry, we have 13 pieces of wholesome content to warm your cold, broken heart. Little things can make a big difference:Thought I’d start you out with a tear-jerker. Babies and animals will never stop being cute:I’m not crying you-…ok, I’m crying! Drat, now I’m crying again. When we remember we’re all connected by our shared humanity, suddenly all those dividing lines we drew feel so unnecessary.
13 People Share Spooky Stories That Happen to Be True

13 People Share Spooky Stories That Happen to Be True

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And you have to admit that TRUE spooky stories are the best kind, right? I said, “Good night”, turned off my light and tried to sleep. “My high school used to be a giant mansion before it was converted into an orphanage and then a high school. “The house I lived in from when I was about 13 til I was 24 had some darkness. This old house.
13 People Talk About What Happened When The Spotlight Disappeared From Folks Whose Crimes Were Covered by Media

13 People Talk About What Happened When The Spotlight Disappeared From Folks Whose Crimes Were Covered by Media

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What happens to the regular folks involved in the story after the media spotlight fades away? The media dropped it as quickly as they had picked it up after the two scumbags went on trial. My aunt doesn’t talk to anyone anymore and always asks for handouts on social media. A friend’s ex wife and their 10 year old daughter were viciously murdered by the ex wife then ex boyfriend. I think he lives far away in Florida now.”Have you ever known someone who was involved in a crime and it was covered by the media?
13 People Warn Us About What Subtle Red Flags to Look Out From Companies During Job Interviews

13 People Warn Us About What Subtle Red Flags to Look Out From Companies During Job Interviews

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And in those early days in the big city, I had some interviews for jobs that were…kind of shady. Yeah…I ended up skipping out on that opportunity…What red flags should people look out for during job interviews? She was literally just like “oh, she’s not here today” in a tone that suggested I should somehow already know that. I noticed that: He could easily cherry pick paystubs to show my his best guys best weeks. I had interviewed for a call center job at another place that’s as a complete 180 from that.
13 People Who’ve Lived in Haunted Houses Share Their Creepy Stories

13 People Who’ve Lived in Haunted Houses Share Their Creepy Stories

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But these folks, they seem to be CONVINCED that they had real-life terrifying experiences in legitimately haunted houses. I lived in another house that was haunted after this one. “I lived and worked in an enormous (50,000+ square feet, dozens of rooms) mansion/castle which had a reputation for being haunted. My bed frame didn’t fit in the small room, so the mattress was on the box spring on the floor. She heard me calling for her from the dark hallway to our room and saw my shadow move.
13 Photos Of People Who Do Whatever They Want And They Are Good At It

13 Photos Of People Who Do Whatever They Want And They Are Good At It

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Here is Jackie Chan with a huge smile on his faceThere is a really good reason for that smile, too! This is actually a good thing, because it would be boring if everyone liked the same things. We really love how this person showed that a strong spirit and some sense of humor can overcome it all. Here is one really weird Tinder profileIf you use Tinder, you can probably confirm that there are a lot of weird things going on in this app. Of all the weird things that you could find for sale, someone found this one!
13 Reminders That Things Could Always Be Worse

13 Reminders That Things Could Always Be Worse

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Here are 13 memes that’ll give you some perspective. Remember, as tough as life is, it could always get worse! What a waste of a giftYup – that’s the $100 Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume just sitting there on the toilet. Imagine leaving a store thinking you’d bought a mask when really you just bought a single baby sock. What are some memes that always help you put things in perspective?
13 Things People Think It’s High Time We Stopped Feeling Insecure About

13 Things People Think It’s High Time We Stopped Feeling Insecure About

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“They” say we should feel insecure or self-conscious about so many things, but what if we all just…stopped? Not about the important things, maybe but these 13 people have some ideas of stuff we could definitely stop making feel badly about like, today. “You never say anything” is such a weird way to both draw attention to someone and give them nothing to work with. I hate that people think of it as the “easy way out” and view me as giving up or being weak. Another one: not having having a dream career.
13 Things Basically Everyone Has Experienced but Never Talks About

13 Things Basically Everyone Has Experienced but Never Talks About

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You know exactly what I’m talking about: those every day human occurrences that we’ve all experienced but that rarely seem to come up in conversation. Now I be like “oh fuck i forgot my mask” like im spiderman or something — Neal Owusu (@neal_thatdude) June 9, 20204. me smiling at people under my mask thinking that they can see it pic.twitter.com/XSebFYSuT8 — katelyn (@noitskatelyn) June 6, 20205. My entire school experienceTbh, if you end up like this guy, it probably wasn’t a very good book to begin with. You’ve probably never heard of it.
13 Small Towns That Are Keeping Dark Secrets

13 Small Towns That Are Keeping Dark Secrets

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When you’re dealing with families, though, you know sometimes they can be harboring a dark side – and almost every small town in America has at least one dark secret. The woman killed herself shortly after. When I was growing up my small town had a spate of murders. Some high school football players shoved broomsticks up freshman players asses in the locker room after a practice. If you’re from a small town, tell us its secret down in the comments!
13 Times People Got Lazy And Missed A Few Details

13 Times People Got Lazy And Missed A Few Details

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A good percentage of people are lazy, and their work and their lives tend to reflect that. Here are thirteen other examples of people or companies who got a little lazy and seem to have settled for “good enough”. The Guy Using His Body To Measure His TelevisionNot everyone owns a tape measure; even if you do, do you actually know where the thing is right now? The Egg Without the YolkEven nature gets lazy at times, apparently. The above are just 13 examples of people who missed pretty important details.
13 Times The Rules Were Just Meant To Be Broken

13 Times The Rules Were Just Meant To Be Broken

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Let’s face it – we have all been in situations when breaking the rules was the inevitable choice we needed to make. In fact, some people feel better when they don’t follow the rules in certain situations, because they fill as if they are above the law. The rules were actually not broken hereThis is what happens when an outlaw-wannabe has a brilliant mind. Here you see another example breaking the rules without actually doing it. These people actually broke the rules while displaying themHere is a rather funny way to try and forbid certain actions.
13 Unbelievable Unfinished Projects

13 Unbelievable Unfinished Projects

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Animal Tea Infusers; $16Nothing like afternoon tea with your tiny animal friends. DecorChic/AmazonSaying goodbye to disposable tea bags calls for a quality tea diffuser, and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be shaped like an adorable animal. SodaStream for Sparkling Water; $69A fondness for fizzy over flat water doesn’t have to mean buying it bottled. Countertop Compost Bin; $23Like a tiny Tin Man for your table. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
13 Wholesome ‘Great British Bake Off’ Tweets That’ll Brighten up Your Day

13 Wholesome ‘Great British Bake Off’ Tweets That’ll Brighten up Your Day

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Few things are more soothing than watching a dozen bakers bring their creations to life under a tent in the British countryside. The Great British Bake Off presents the perfect escape from our devastating reality. Here are 13 wholesome tweets from the amazing show across the pond that’ll just brighten up your day. Who knew that the folks behind The Great British Bake Off could be so sadistic? What are some of your favorite moments from The Great British Bake Off?
13 Weird And Creepy Findings People Stumbled Upon

13 Weird And Creepy Findings People Stumbled Upon

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It was probably intended to be a funny art installation to amuse the divers, but it also looks creepy! One of these features is the secret room, attic or basement that the characters eventually find in a creepy house. However, you might notice that the can is unopened but it looks really different than the Coke cans we see today. The curious way the snow melted off the slide is mesmerizing to see! Such old structures and ruins look really creepy and curious at the same time.
14 Accidentally Educational Memes That Make History Seem Fun

14 Accidentally Educational Memes That Make History Seem Fun

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We’re back at it again with the history memes here, folks. Luckily for us, we now have memes to educate us instead of boring old textbooks. Here are 14 accidentally educational memes that’ll leave you feeling like you know a thing or two about the past. Guess we’ll always repeat the cycle of history – for as long as humanity exists. Do you know any accidentally educational history memes?
14 Awkward Work Mistakes Caused by Severe Laziness

14 Awkward Work Mistakes Caused by Severe Laziness

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Here are 14 awkward work mistakes caused by extreme laziness. That’s one way to put itI’m all for challenging the traditional education system, but this seems a little extreme. Now you’ve got it in writingSomeone else’s laziness just might work to your advantage. Quite the cover upI guess that’s one way to save money on cutting grass. Mistakes happen – we just have to work with each other to move past them.
14 Great Dads Who Definitely Know How To Be Hilarious

14 Great Dads Who Definitely Know How To Be Hilarious

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The suggested idea is simple, creative and surely a lot of fun for your kid. The main problem would be if the toddler was naughty, because most dads would struggle to handle that. Sometimes dads push it just a tad too farThis is one really controversial image, to be honest. This dad probably wanted to troll his kids for their love for the young performer, and he did it in an absolutely perfect way. Apparently this young lady thought that she could wear extremely short shorts despite her fragile age, and her dad was probably furious.
14 Hilarious Tweets That’ll Start Your Day off With a Few Laughs

14 Hilarious Tweets That’ll Start Your Day off With a Few Laughs

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Check out these 14 hilarious tweets that’ll help you start your day off right. Can confirmThe guy best friend also comes with these stunning features: wanting to eat all the time, acting like they’re dying when sick, and expecting you to mommy them unpromptedhaving a guy best friend is like having a dumbass son — izzy🌈 (@izzygotobed) December 26, 20202. i come here to talk to myself if you read it that's on you — anja (@internetanja) December 27, 20208. the guy i like: my best guy friend: pic.twitter.com/rDDZgVW7z8 — yen (@yenspunanii) December 22, 202013. If you end up hitting a wall of doom and gloom today, just think back on these tweets, and they’re sure to at least give you a grin to get by.
14 Facts About ‘Pretty in Pink’

14 Facts About ‘Pretty in Pink’

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The movie is named after The Psychedelic Furs’ “Pretty In Pink," a song Molly Ringwald told Hughes about. “The title stuck in my head,” Hughes told Ringwald in a 1986 interview with Seventeen. Originally, Pretty In Pink ended with Andie and Duckie ending up together. “That shocked everyone because the architecture of the story was that love endures and overcomes everything,” Deutch told HuffPost. “Molly and Andrew were very reserved people and I’m a very outgoing person,” Cryer told CBS News Sunday Morning.
14 of the Many, Many Times People Have Embarrassed Themselves on Social Media

14 of the Many, Many Times People Have Embarrassed Themselves on Social Media

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If your friend posts a picture of you—the kind you didn’t want taken—looking less than your best after a few beers at the bar, he or she is probably kind of a jerk. Rosetta Stone and the LBGTQ CommunityThe Rosetta Stone was a slab found just before the turn of the 19th century in Memphis, Egypt; in short, it was instrumental in deciphering the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians. Also, in case you’re unaware, Rosetta Stone is language software that helps its users learn foreign languages. One Twitter user, offended about goodness knows what, claimed that “Rosetta Stone” didn’t give up her seat on the bus so that “gays” could be asking for rights. For example, it is more-or-less acceptable to not know who the Vice-President of the United States is, especially if you’re not an American.
14 of the Most Painfully Cringe-Worthy Conversations to Ever Exist

14 of the Most Painfully Cringe-Worthy Conversations to Ever Exist

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Most of our human interactions take place digitally nowadays, so picking up on social cues is even more difficult than it was before. Unfortunately, these 14 conversations took uncomfortable interactions to a completely new level. Scroll through to read some seriously cringe-worthy conversations, and be thankful that you didn’t have them. Although, I wouldn’t totally be against it if telling “I love you” to strangers suddenly became socially acceptable. What are some super awkward conversations you’ve had?
14 People Fess up to Pretty Disgusting Secrets

14 People Fess up to Pretty Disgusting Secrets

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They probably believed most people would confess morally gross secrets, but listen…there are a lot more people out there with actual nasty secrets than any of us probably realized. Here are 14 of the best on the thread, of both sorts, so put down your snack and give them a read. And the second one (that I’m friends with) is for old school friends, general acquaintances and anyone she dates etc. I don’t know whether to be grossed out or give her a (distanced) high five. He doesn’t have many friends and the friends he did have stopped talking to him because of his compulsive lying.
14 People Share the Cool Fact About Themselves That Rarely Comes up in Conversation

14 People Share the Cool Fact About Themselves That Rarely Comes up in Conversation

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Some of them are fun, others less so, but unless the right conversation strikes, with the right people at the right time, we don’t often get to share. Without it, these 14 people’s fun personal facts would still be malingering in the dark, just gathering dust! I always have to “balance” things relative to my body. I had to force myself to let these things happen and now I can sometimes let it go if I can’t “balance” things without people noticing lol7. I felt I couldn’t tell anyone because thats how everyone felt right?
14 People Talk About Their Personal Experiences With the Supernatural

14 People Talk About Their Personal Experiences With the Supernatural

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Because we’re about to dive into some weird, creepy, and very personal stories from people who had run-ins with the supernatural. AskReddit users went on the record and talked about their experiences with the supernatural. Then years later, I must have been about 19 years old, I saw a psychic (I know, I know, cold readers are a thing). As I walked away from the door I KNOW I HEARD somebody grab the door handle, twist it open and open the door. Apparently he’d dreamed of talking to his brother too, and he’d told my dad that he (uncle) needed to talk to me.”9.
14 People Who Really Needed To Pause For A Moment And Think

14 People Who Really Needed To Pause For A Moment And Think

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Here are fifteen examples of people who really needed to take a minute and just think. Really, when you think about it, it is sort of amazing how many different types of salsa there are. In that one picture, the guy really does look like he is having a great time. They are mostly just water, really. It just isn’t a good look.
14 People Who Definitely Did Not Deserve They Day They Had

14 People Who Definitely Did Not Deserve They Day They Had

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Check out the list and see how people had to go through situations they probably did not deserve at all. But there are some other things that could be even worse, and one of them is definitely the Kiss Cam! As you can see, this person was probably not in the mood to be highlighted, not to mention that he was alone. This person probably got the messageWe all know how Starbucks deliberately misspell people’s names on their cups of coffee. Keep in mind that all of this is ink and it is definitely not easy to clean.
14 People Who Stuck It to Their Boss – but Still Kept Their Job

14 People Who Stuck It to Their Boss – but Still Kept Their Job

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I used to work at a lingerie store as an assistant manager so I had to dress nice and look professional. I did not get a raise and no one ever told me to wear heels to work again. Our uniform consisted of a blue t-shirt, jeans or jean shorts, white socks, and white shoes. At the Jungle Cruise, you wear a khaki shirt, khaki shorts or pants, white socks, and brown shoes. I have rather long hair, but I always kept it in a braid and we wear hats, anyways.
14 People Who Took Things To An Extreme And Went Further Than They Should

14 People Who Took Things To An Extreme And Went Further Than They Should

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A lot of people don’t mind boring, but a lot of people do, so they decide to take things to an extreme. The PantsI honestly don’t know what happened to this pair of pants, but I definitely feel bad for the person who was wearing them. In this case, the young lady probably took things a bit too far. I don’t know what sort of lesson she was supposed to be learning here, really. He took things a bit too far, I guess, but you have to admire the effort.
14 Secrets of McDonald's Employees

14 Secrets of McDonald's Employees

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Staffing those busy kitchens and registers are nearly 2 million McDonald's employees. McDonald's employees can't always deliver fast food all that fast. The McDonald's drive-through employees can hear everything going on in your car. McDonald's employees don't mind if you order a grilled cheese. McDonald's employees don't recommend the grilled chicken.
14 Pics Showing What Customers Do Proving That Retails Workers Need A Raise

14 Pics Showing What Customers Do Proving That Retails Workers Need A Raise

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One look at a retail store at the end of the day would make you believe in that! Retail workers are forced to deal with incredibly unpleasant situations all the time and some of them are listed below! You actually need to relive this more than a few times in order to really feel what these people go through daily. This photo is just a relatively mild example of what a mess in the movie theater could look like. This is a nightmare to every retail worker, because they need to abandon all other duties and start counting.
14 Simple Lifehacks That Actually Work

14 Simple Lifehacks That Actually Work

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This is why we love the simple but brilliant ideas listed below. In this case, one person wanted to preserve the leftover wine’s qualities but did not have a cork for the job. What we need to add is that such a simple hack never occurred to us before and we wonder why that happened. As you can clearly see, this person used their smartphone even after the touchscreen broke. As you can see, this person used the receipt to wrap the loose change they had.
14 Things People Consider a Fate Worse Than Death

14 Things People Consider a Fate Worse Than Death

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Severe chronic fatigue to the point where you can’t live your life and barely recognize yourself anymore. Being alive is miserable because even trying to watch a TV show is too hard due to the severe brain fog you’re experiencing. Eventually, you’d outlive the human species. That’s it forever, your still you you can think and have senses but you cant move because your trapped as a rock. You cant die, you cant sleep, all you can really do is think.
14 Unbelievable Photos That Will Make Your Head Spin

14 Unbelievable Photos That Will Make Your Head Spin

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The supply of funny content is endless and as long as there are people on this planet, you can be sure that there will be a lot of funny things to see! This is the creepiest staircase everWe have seen a lot of staircases in our lifetime, but this here is something else! We guess that it is a really funny idea to apply for your home and if you invite guests, they will surely be stunned to see it! This baby seems to be judging people from an early ageWe have seen a lot of funny baby photos, but this one is really something else! Instead of being extra chubby or having the craziest baby hair, this baby looks like it already knows a lot about life!
14 Weird Images That Will Require Some Time To Process

14 Weird Images That Will Require Some Time To Process

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Sometimes images can be so strange that you would definitely need some time to figure them out! This is something really disturbingThe reasons why this photo is weird are more than obvious! Maybe someone let them in on purpose, but it is still a weird thing to do. Yes, it is a face swap, and we definitely love it! Here is one really controversial thing to doWe have seen a lot of weird things done by people, but this one takes a really high position in weird ranking.
14 Work Memes for Those of Us Who Are Already Totally Over It

14 Work Memes for Those of Us Who Are Already Totally Over It

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Here are 14 memes to grant you a little breath of fresh air from the daily grind. Seriously, if it weren’t for memes, my lunch breaks would exclusively be hour-long crying sessions. Some people just can’t take a hintIf someone looks like they don’t want to talk to you, then they probably don’t want to talk to you. Wow, I feel like I lived through every single one of my old jobs by just scrolling through those. What are some of your favorite work memes?
14 Weird Events People Absolutely Cannot Explain

14 Weird Events People Absolutely Cannot Explain

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That said, about 99% of those events can, with enough consideration and time and space, be explained by logic and common sense. I always think about it and wonder what it was or if it was just some weird coincidence. I can’t explain that.” I spent the rest of the afternoon inside, trying to recreate the situation. I slammed the door shut so many times in an attempt to get the deadbolt to wobble and lock itself. I knew I’d locked that door.
15 Adorable Pics Of Regular People Who Suddenly Became A Disney Princesses

15 Adorable Pics Of Regular People Who Suddenly Became A Disney Princesses

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Befriending a wild animal is always a special moment and it makes a person feel as if they are living a real-life fairytale. The herdSome people are kind enough to stop and feed a wild animal and this is what a man did. The bird whispererHere is another lucky person who was able to earn a wild bird’s trust. The contact with nature is what we miss and we would like to experience everything that many Disney characters have. The new friendSometimes, seeing an image is enough to tell you that a friendship with a wild animal is something everyone should experience in their lifetime.
15 Amazing Gifts to Get the Ultimate Binge-Watcher in Your Life This Holiday Season

15 Amazing Gifts to Get the Ultimate Binge-Watcher in Your Life This Holiday Season

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Why watch a show each week, one episode at a time, when you can watch the whole season in a weekend? For those special people in your life who are ultimate binge-watchers, here are 15 gifts to think about getting them this holiday season to make their viewing experience more enjoyable. Amazon Prime Gift Card; $39AmazonSimilarly, many people do not get Amazon Prime because it can be expensive (it costs $119 for a year). This Central Perk coffee mug ornament from Hallmark might bring back their love for the show this holiday season. The Umbrella Academy “I Heard A Rumor” T-Shirt; $15Umbrella T-Shirt/AmazonThe time-hopping, apocalypse-escaping Hargreeves children have returned for a second season.
15 Cool Images That Are Definitely Defying Logic

15 Cool Images That Are Definitely Defying Logic

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Check out this cool list and you will surely enjoy the examples of such images we selected. Here is one really deceiving signWe have always considered honesty to be among the best qualities a person could possess. You will definitely take a second look at this oneIt never seizes to amaze us how many talented people are out there! The reasons for this are probably multiple, but we guess that a lot of things could have been done to prevent that! Cloud shapes are sometimes more than cool and there are people who adopted cloud spotting as a hobby.
15 Cool Things You Haven’t Heard About Until Now

15 Cool Things You Haven’t Heard About Until Now

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In order to give an example of the amazing things and facts you could find, we selected some of them and compiled them in the list you are about to see. It appears to be really interesting and we would like to see it! This is surely one the most amazing things we have seen in a while! This is a very interesting fact about the human bodyThe human body is an amazing and extremely complicated machine! But you probably didn’t know that except a very talented author, Mark Twain was also a really interesting person.
15 Delicious Facts About Cookies

15 Delicious Facts About Cookies

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Grab some cookies and share some of these fascinating facts about the handheld treats with your favorite fellow cookie lover. Because the Kennedy Biscuit Works, the company that made Fig Newtons, named their cookies after nearby cities, such as Shrewsbury and Beacon Hill. Famous Amos, was the first Black talent agent at William Morris. He opened the first Famous Amos bakery in 1975 with a loan from Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy. Girl Scout cookies are baked by Little Brownie Bakers, a subsidiary of Keebler, and ABC Smart Cookies.
15 Extremely Valuable Funko Pop! Figures That Might Be Hiding In Your Collection

15 Extremely Valuable Funko Pop! Figures That Might Be Hiding In Your Collection

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Michael Davis (Author, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street): I remember having my own internal conversations about Snuffy. If you say Snuffy is real, then he’s real and we’d love to meet him, whenever the timing is right." You get a big reaction from everybody, and everybody was very happy Big Bird had been telling the truth all along. AftermathSesame WorkshopIn 1985, Sesame Street was averaging 10 million viewers a week, making any pivotal episode hugely influential with its young audience. People love Big Bird, so he benefits by association: "If that’s Big Bird’s friend, he’s my friend, too."
15 Delivery Drivers Share the Days That Are Burned in Their Brains

15 Delivery Drivers Share the Days That Are Burned in Their Brains

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The scary part is every other delivery driver but me that night was black and they might have never been seen again if I didn’t take the delivery. I occasionally pick up delivery routes at the supermarket I work at part time, and the range of customers is crazy. shows us “Customer Comments” right before each delivery, usually consisting of instructions like “There is a lift to the right as you enter”. Knock on the door, give my “this ain’t the po-lice ‘Jimmy Johns delivery'” proclamation, still nothing. If you’re a delivery driver, please share your best stories with us in the comments!
15 Facts About 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

15 Facts About 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

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'Tis the season to be jolly, joyous, and watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. The Muppet Christmas Carol was the first Muppet movie made without Jim Henson. The long-time gofer for The Muppet Show was originally supposed to appear as the Ghost of Christmas Past in The Muppet Christmas Carol. Gonzo was recast as a device to bring in Dickens’s prose in The Muppet Christmas Carol. However, the tune was included in some home entertainment releases and several TV airings of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
15 Fantastic Buzz Aldrin Quotes

15 Fantastic Buzz Aldrin Quotes

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Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., otherwise known as Buzz Aldrin, was born on January 20, 1930. Over the course of his life, Aldrin has learned a lot, and he’s shared his wisdom in a number of books and interviews. On Looking at the Earth While Standing On the Moon“From the distance of the Moon, Earth was four times the size of a full moon seen from Earth. It is a sign that you are alive and growing.”—From the book No Dream is Too High4. Simple: you will become like the people with whom you most often associate.”—From the book No Dream Is Too High
15 Fascinating Cell Phone Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

15 Fascinating Cell Phone Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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Engel and his team were Cooper’s chief rival and had also been attempting to make the world’s first handheld mobile phone. 5) The Fear: The fear of having no cell phone signal or otherwise being unable to make or receive cell phone calls is called Nomophobia. For cell phones, the FCC requires very strict location parameters either via GPS tracking of the cell phone or by cell network location. 13) The Gap: It was a full 10 years after public demonstration of the first handheld cell phone in 1973 before the first commercial handheld cell phone, the DynaTAC 8000x (“Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage”), hit the market on March 6, 1983. It took another seven years to reach one million cell phone subscribers, hitting that figure in 1990.
15 Fascinating Facts About 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'

15 Fascinating Facts About 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'

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In order to get friendlier with her One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest co-stars, Louise Fletcher took off her clothes. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the first movie to win all "Big Five" Oscars in 41 years. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest took home the lot, with Nicholson and Fletcher winning the top acting awards. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was revered worldwide, but Swedish viewers developed an especially soft spot for the film. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest author Ken Kesey refused to see the movie (but may have seen it by accident).
15 Genius People Who Proved They Are Really Smart Today

15 Genius People Who Proved They Are Really Smart Today

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The Kid and the Cell PhoneThis is a pretty smart kid. The Netflix phone app is pretty great, and the company offers a lot of great shows. It really is sort of weird trying to watch a video on a device that is not designed for it. This person definitely knows how to shave legs. This young woman definitely figured out a great way to save herself a bit of time.
15 Heavy Sleepers Describe the Wild Events They Snoozed Right Through

15 Heavy Sleepers Describe the Wild Events They Snoozed Right Through

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That I slept so hard that my friends thought I was dead, they just kept shaking my nonresponsive body. He first dozed off while Him was playing and slept all the way through Taking Back Sunday. Boyfriend slept through thunder so loud it set off several car alarms in the parking garage right outside the window7. Woke up at 5:30 in the morning with some big contractions and figured I better get to the hospital. I slept thought two days and nobody noticed.
15 Hilarious Memes for Lazy Weekend Scrolling

15 Hilarious Memes for Lazy Weekend Scrolling

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Who knows when you’re going to read this. As a special treat, here are 15 hilarious memes that are perfect for lazy weekend scrolling. I do this all the timeSometimes you just need to gossip – even when it means other people are going to gossip about you. Thank goodness for memes – they’re the perfect tool to just turn off your brain and scroll away the worries. What are your favorite memes for relaxing weekend scrolling?
15 Hilarious Tweets That Honestly Describe What Marriage Truly Is

15 Hilarious Tweets That Honestly Describe What Marriage Truly Is

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Truth is, marriage does change some things but it is definitely not something hard or impossible to dive into to. Have in mind, however, that every individual case is tricky and, as the list below suggests, marriage is now a walk in the park. Nobody could tell them what to wear but when they get married, things take a sharp turn. The football gameAll men who love football would love to have a wife that is understanding and supportive of their passion. The realityThey say that people change but we believe that major events like a marriage can transform a person.
15 Illustrations Portraying The Sad Reality Of The Modern Society

15 Illustrations Portraying The Sad Reality Of The Modern Society

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Melgrati is always able to come up with clever satirical illustrations of our everyday lives, pointing out the things that are just wrong about modern society. Modern princesses prefer a different type of magic carpetIt’s sad, but it’s true; a lot of modern women want mainly material things. Social media creates the illusion of a beautiful lifeThe real life of most smiling, rich and successful people that we see daily on social media is usually not the same. Social media is not a safe place to reveal intimate details about something. People’s ego grows bigger in timeYou might have already noticed this, but all the attention created by the presence on different social media platforms inflates many people’s ego.
15 Memes to Make You Smile Even If You Hate Mornings

15 Memes to Make You Smile Even If You Hate Mornings

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Even if mornings aren’t your thing, you’re sure to smile at these 15 ridiculous, yet relatable memes. This guy needs coffee:Or a doctor…3. Speaking of champions:How can that not make you smile? If Doodlebug doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will:I’m not crying, you’re crying. “Hey, you wanna grab lunch tomorrow?”“I’m busy tomorrow.
15 Moments That Made Us Think ‘There’s Something Going On Here’

15 Moments That Made Us Think ‘There’s Something Going On Here’

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The following list shows how deliberate or unintentional deceit happened to people and animals, and these moments are worth sharing. The ediblesIt seems that people should never trust their dogs if food products are left outside. The owner of this doggo thought it ate their edibles and you can see why they had such a suspicion. The groomerIt seems that people will never have enough of seeing cute dogs and groomers make sure that dogs look their best for others to admire. It seems that whoever reported the suspicious person had no idea how a potentially dangerous person looks like.
15 Of The Most Dramatic Cats Out There

15 Of The Most Dramatic Cats Out There

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Many individuals believe that cats are not interacting with humans as much as they should but that is not true. The gripit seems that cats are always aware of what they are supposed to do when they need to act fast. It shows how two cats are inseparable in one dramatic moment. The difference between good actors and great actors is the way they can perform every move they are supposed to. In this case, the dog and the human seem calm but the cat reacted in the most dramatic manner possible.
15 People From Historic Photographs Who Proved That ‘Time Travel’ Exists

15 People From Historic Photographs Who Proved That ‘Time Travel’ Exists

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Johnny DeppWe really love seeing a comparison between a person the whole world knows about and someone who lived decades ago. Jay ZThe rapper is probably aware of this old photograph and we would really love to see what he thinks about it. Of course, if he is actually able to travel in time, he would never admit that is him in the other photo. The person in the old photograph resembles the famous actor and we can’t stop thinking about time travel again! We guess that they don’t just look like each other; they are absolutely identical and we can hardly believe it.
15 Of The Most Weird & Bizarre Images You Will Ever See

15 Of The Most Weird & Bizarre Images You Will Ever See

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However, there are also images that simply show weird objects or events that you have never seen before and probably never will again. Enjoy the list and pick your favorite weird thing! However, in some cases too much alcohol and fun could result in bizarre situations, and the following example clearly shows that. However, in certain cases form becomes more important than function, which is definitely not a good thing when it comes to spaces such as the bathroom. The quality of the fabrication work seems to be really good and maybe it even runs!
15 People Share the Strange Happenings They Can’t Explain

15 People Share the Strange Happenings They Can’t Explain

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There are, though, odd things that happen to you sometimes that you can’t explain – and these 15 people are sharing theirs, so you can be as unsettled by events as they are. No idea how, have tried to recreate it and can’t, but my god that hurt! One minute we see nothing ahead of us and then all of a sudden, a woman was walking across the highway right in front of our vehicle. I later realised the camera didn’t even have a “quick snap” setting so technically it was impossible for the camera to take the photos at all. If you have a story that would fit on this list, please share it with us in the comments!
15 People Who Didn’t Care About The Rules And Cape Up With Great Life Hacks

15 People Who Didn’t Care About The Rules And Cape Up With Great Life Hacks

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Needless to say, these people can sometimes be referred to as geniuses because they can come up with amazing ideas. The list below shows how such people came up with clever life hacks we could all use. That is a clever idea! They put the detergent container on its side and attached its measuring cup via a Chinese takeout cup’s metal handle. Not only do they cool your wine but grapes also look incredibly good in a tall glass of white wine.
15 People Who Didn’t Know What They Found, But Redditors Were There For Them

15 People Who Didn’t Know What They Found, But Redditors Were There For Them

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There are people who have the time to share the curious things they find. The previous owners left it and the new owner wanted to know what it was. Since the house was located near an Ottoman-era fortress and an ancient Roman road, they thought it was related. We all see what these are but it is still curious to see the things anyone could stumble upon. The rusty elementHere is the curious item someone found in the Adriatic sea.
15 People Who Turned Out to Be Right, Not Crazy

15 People Who Turned Out to Be Right, Not Crazy

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But it was all good in the end, when they were proved to be right. He kept trying to tell me and if I would have listened from the beginning I could have saved 4 years of my life. I said that there was nothing to worry about and that the only thing that Jared did was eat sandwiches. He said that there was something really sinister about Jared, and that he could tell just by looking at him. All the other biologists thought they were crazy to suggest one protein could be an infectious agent.
15 Photos Showing That There Are Still Good People Out There

15 Photos Showing That There Are Still Good People Out There

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Even the smallest act of kindness or attention is enough to make a huge difference, and you must follow the good examples. You can tell that they have strong spirits, and what’s more important, they give the right kind of example to everyone. This is a beautiful sight to see and we need to see more people showing their love and affection. This girl is going placesAge is just a number, and if you are a nice person, you would probably show it very early, like this example suggests. The right kind of attitude and the will to continue with your life regardless of the obstacles is the most important thing in every person’s way ahead.
15 Photos That Will Definitely Make You Question If They Are Real Or Not

15 Photos That Will Definitely Make You Question If They Are Real Or Not

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We often see photos of things that look unbelievable. As it often turns out, many of these photos are actually not real! The problem is that it is getting harder and harder to distinguish fake photos from the real ones. The person probably laughed about it, despite the ticket and the vehicle damage. This is one scary rideWe have seen a lot of amusement parks and some of them feature really weird rides and attractions.
15 Photos That Will Definitely Make You Take A Second Look

15 Photos That Will Definitely Make You Take A Second Look

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We hope that you like such photos, because if you do, you will definitely enjoy the list below! The hard part is to actually do it the right way and follow a particular fashion trends. Of course, one of the main things you need to do is to avoid wearing shoes like these! Helping those people is the right thing to do whenever you have the chance to! This photo raises a lot of questionsOf course, the most obvious question of all is what on Earth is this thing?
15 Pics Of People Who Left Their Comfort Zone For Good

15 Pics Of People Who Left Their Comfort Zone For Good

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Some people are also not afraid to leave their comfort zone in a blink of an eye, which is also admirable and makes them special! Someone even left a comment below the photo, which pretty much wraps up the whole situation. Of course, they help in times when you need to carry something for which you are simply not strong enough. Carrying a pile of shopping bags is one thing, but a giant corn cob is a completely different story! It is probably made of some relatively light material, but it still looks too big to handle with ease.
15 Scams That Are So Normalized People Don’t Recognize Them For What They Are

15 Scams That Are So Normalized People Don’t Recognize Them For What They Are

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They aren’t rare, they aren’t worth what you pay for them, they don’t appreciate in value and are a terrible investment. My tub of Folgers is worth $703.00 if I were to sell it at the same price as Starbucks. People don’t want to buy cheap stuff. They want to buy “expensive” stuff at a discount so they feel like they’re getting a bargain. Not to mention that a huge part of scientific research, breakthroughs, and discoveries are often subsidized by the tax payer.
15 Pics Of Things New Homeowners Found When They Moved In Their New Homes

15 Pics Of Things New Homeowners Found When They Moved In Their New Homes

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On some occasions, people find the most unusual things soon after they move in their new homes. The list below is full of images revealing the curious finds new homeowners discovered in their property. The muralNeedless to say, most of the surprising finds in old homes are discovered by accident. It is always curious to see such things and we bet the new owner thought who drew this piece of art, and when. The chainPart of the things people find in their homes is borderline creepy and this is no exception.
15 Surprising Facts About Wendy's

15 Surprising Facts About Wendy's

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Wendy's founder Dave Thomas never knew his biological family. Despite his own experience, Wendy's founder created the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Perhaps hoping that he could help other children find better matches, Thomas founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. Wendy's founder Dave Thomas dropped out of high school. Wendy's founder Dave Thomas used to work for Harland Sanders.
15 Things That Remind People of a Cult

15 Things That Remind People of a Cult

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Did you ever go to a meeting, or sign up for something, and after you get home, you wonder if you’ve just voluntarily joined a cult? If you’re wondering if you might be part of a pseudo-cult, here are 15 non-cult things that give people the same, creepy vibes. If you’re inside the family, you are accepted no matter what and you don’t question anything. If you’re outside the family, you are treated politely but don’t really matter much unless you act as part of the family. If you were part of the family, but “betray” them, you are excommunicated and they spread lies about you.
15 Things You Might Not Know About The Legend of Zelda

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Legend of Zelda

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Game design icon Shigeru Miyamoto borrowed from his own history to dream up Hyrule, the setting of The Legend of Zelda. In some ways, The Legend of Zelda was designed as the “anti-Mario.”You might be familiar with another Nintendo game that hit American shelves just a few months before Zelda: Super Mario Bros. Where Super Mario Bros. was in every way a straightforward mission, Zelda was meant to confuse and provoke creative problem-solving. Zelda returned the favor to the Mario franchise, lending Super Mario Bros. 3 the sound effect for its world-hopping warp whistle. On Speedrun.com, you can watch players beat the entire Legend of Zelda game in under 30 minutes.
15 Times Well Known Companies Tricked And Deceived Their Customers

15 Times Well Known Companies Tricked And Deceived Their Customers

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The Chobani yogurt cup size was reduced to 5.3 oz from its original 6 oz size. Powerade bottles were reduced in size and they shrunk from 32 oz to 28 oz. It seems that many cereal companies decided to use the same tactic – they gradually reduced the size of their product over time. TwixIn an attempt to reduce the calories in a single Twix bar, the manufacturer decided to reduce its size. The Pyrex cookware was known to be rigid, and the glass used to make the products was heat-resistent.
15 Totally Tubular '80s Slang Terms

15 Totally Tubular '80s Slang Terms

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The '80s were a time when everything was bigger and brighter: Hair was high; fashion was loud; even the slang was outrageous … or should we say, bodacious? Here are a few ‘80s slang terms—which were popular in the era, even if they weren’t created during the decade—that you should start working back into conversations. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the word originated in the 1970s as a surfing term meaning “dangerous, challenging,” perhaps in reference to rough seas. Radical is another term borrowed from surfer slang, according to the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, after which it “migrated into the argot of the San Fernando Valley”—a.k.a. According to Green’s, the phrase originated on college campuses in the early '80s.
16 Amazing Pics That Will Brighten Your Day

16 Amazing Pics That Will Brighten Your Day

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This means that we all have the chance to see and explore different things from the comfort of our home. Of course, most of us love browsing mostly for funny things, situations and people. Obvious things can be funny, tooIt seems that there are a lot of ways in which humor works. The interior design features mirrors, and they created a really funny illusion! The whole scene is really funny, but it is weird, too.
16 Creepy Theories That Will Keep You Up at Night

16 Creepy Theories That Will Keep You Up at Night

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It can also be downright horrifying to consider the possibilities, the answers, and the theories that strive to explain the unexplainable – and these 16 theories are creepy enough to keep you up at night. There’s theories that we have a genetic bottleneck around that time. One night, they both look over to see a pair of eyes through the blinds, watching them. That we have so little data about the deep dark parts of the ocean and don’t truly know what lurks there3. Kinda like some indigenous tribes that live secluded and don’t know that we are this civilized and technologically advanced.
16 Awkward Moments When People Speaking Foreign Languages Didn’t Realize They Were Being Understood

16 Awkward Moments When People Speaking Foreign Languages Didn’t Realize They Were Being Understood

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One of the most awkward moments for foreign language speakers – and often one of the most triumphant moments for people who understand that foreign language – is the moment when the two meet, but the former doesn’t realize it. Riga has a lot of visitors from UK and I’ve spent a chunk of my time in US, so I generally speak English in the center. While loading the machine a school down the street must have just let out and a whole group of teenagers came in, all speaking Spanish talking about teenager things. I understood everything you said about me when you thought I didn’t know.” She went quiet and cut the call short. I don’t speak Arabic.
16 Examples Of People Who Have Definitely Angered A Wizard

16 Examples Of People Who Have Definitely Angered A Wizard

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Here are seventeen examples of people who might have angered the universe. The Garbage Collector and This TruckThe universe apparently hates the people who drove and operated this particular truck. That is the sort of message you receive when the universe hates you. The Snow and the CarTechnically, the universe does not hate the owner of this car. The Puppy and the FishThe universe clearly hates this puppy, which is unacceptable.
16 Examples of Everyday Things That Looked Like Totally Different Things

16 Examples of Everyday Things That Looked Like Totally Different Things

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Here are seventeen examples of things that looked like other things. This is definitely a fine example of things that look like other things, though. The Milk Jug With the FaceThis milk jug, at this particular angle anyway, definitely looks like a face. The Donkey In the SoupIt definitely looks like there is a donkey-like thing in this soup, which is pretty disturbing. I don’t know exactly what flavor of ice cream it is, but it definitely looks to be some variation on chocolate.
16 Hilarious Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book

16 Hilarious Animal Illustrations from a 16th Century Book

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U.S. National Library of MedicineEvery species in the porcupine family—approximately two dozen of them—has a coat of quills to use as a defense mechanism. U.S. National Library of MedicineThe drawing is a little more wolf- or coyote-like than an actual red fox, but cute in its own way. U.S. National Library of MedicineWe should all be thankful that elephants aren't this terrifying in real life. U.S. National Library of MedicineThis croc looks more like a red-eyed crocodile skink—at least around the eyes. U.S. National Library of MedicineAdventures on the high seas must have been terrifying if you thought this was what awaited you.
16 Items That Cost A Pretty Penny Despite Being Cheaply Made

16 Items That Cost A Pretty Penny Despite Being Cheaply Made

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If you need some examples (and things to avoid in the future), here are 16 items that are far, far cheaper to make than what the price tag might suggest. They make 100 euros of crêpes for 3 euros of batter and add the toppings, let’s say 7 euros for a pot of nutella, sugar and lemon or whatever. 100 euros for 10 euros. When I worked at Vw, we had to constantly order ignition switches because either they are cheaply designed or cheaply made. The invoice from the manufacturer to Vw, showed cost to Vw being $14.956.
16 Of The Best Clapbacks You Have Ever Seen

16 Of The Best Clapbacks You Have Ever Seen

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However, there is another kind of feuds that involves people or different kinds of corporate social media accounts. In the majority of cases this type of conversations becomes is something really funny that we love seeing. This is one of the best clapbacks on the listThings have changed a lot in the past few decades. As you can see, someone directly attacked Campbell’s by addressing their social media account. This is a really funny situationSometimes people really fall in the trap themselves!
16 People Who Collect Cool and Unique Things

16 People Who Collect Cool and Unique Things

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People everywhere seem to enjoy collecting things. Things that are small and innocuous, like paper clips, and other things that are harder to find and store, like vintage record players. Anything you think of, there’s probably someone out there with a collection of it. Even so, I didn’t really expect to find pictures of people who collect these 16 things, but here we are…and I’m not mad about it at all. Мама знакомой в Австралии собирает коллекцию из того, что обнаружила у себя в доме pic.twitter.com/LNpsf5urvZ — dimkaberlin (21+) (@dimkaberlin) October 6, 20201.
16 Parents of Twins Confess Whether or Not They’re Sure They’ve Never Mixed up Their Names

16 Parents of Twins Confess Whether or Not They’re Sure They’ve Never Mixed up Their Names

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Ancient American proverb states: If a pair of identical twins get mixed up at the hospital and no one knows about it, did it actually matter? Identical twin here. My parents had figured out names for both of us, but obviously didn’t know, which one of us should be called what. Two of my stepsons are identical twins. To my knowledge he’s never got them mixed up, so I’m quite confident they still have their own birth names.
16 People Who Found a Way to Get Their Boss’s Goat Without Breaking Any Rules

16 People Who Found a Way to Get Their Boss’s Goat Without Breaking Any Rules

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This story is about my buddy’s father, a former university prof. At one time, the university instituted a dress code forcing professors to wear ties. Fish ties, dick ties, piano keyboard ties. He became something of a hero to his students who regularly bought him the most offending or off-colour ties they came across. When we attended his funeral all of the guys from work came dress in their browns with crazy sunglasses on. The following Tuesday, we all went to school wearing tank tops and sporting shaved armpits.
16 People Who Missed The Joke And Made Everyone Laugh At Them

16 People Who Missed The Joke And Made Everyone Laugh At Them

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It is obvious that the whole thing was a joke, but there was still someone who did not get the message. We have to add that this joke was too good to be a typical dad joke! It is really funny to see such a reaction when you get the joke. We guess that this is far from a jokeUnlike the rest of the list, this post is not a joke. We guess that this poor person really believed what his girlfriend told him!
16 People Who Proudly Do Not Have Any Regrets At All

16 People Who Proudly Do Not Have Any Regrets At All

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In some cases people can be sorry or ashamed of themselves, but often they have little to no regrets at all! It is one really clever way to advertise your business. The clever way she trolled her kid is admirable and she obviously had not intention to back down. Here is something really clever that you would not expect to see in a public bathroomDon’t get us wrong about this one. This person probably had more important things to do than study.
16 Small Town Residents Share Their Home’s Darkest Secret

16 Small Town Residents Share Their Home’s Darkest Secret

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That’s how our small town started 2020. He was working at the local high school as a School Resource Officer and was apparently almost universally well regarded. A house burned down in this small town of 600 population. I wouldn’t be too surprised since there is a lot of shady stuff happening in small town police departments, including covering up rapes that officers commit. If you’re from a small town, share your secrets with us below!
16 Things People Wish They Hadn’t Learned

16 Things People Wish They Hadn’t Learned

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In general, people like learning new things, and knowing new things. Some facts, though, are better off left in the dark, if you ask me – and these 16 people definitely agree. If you want to know the things they wish they didn’t, gird your loins and read on. They have a main brain in their head and also a primitive brain near their abdomen. The last one is not that scary but kinda scary knowing they’ve been here so long so getting them out will be harder and they will probably outlive humans.
16 Pics Of Things That Will Make You Think “What Am I Doing Here?”

16 Pics Of Things That Will Make You Think “What Am I Doing Here?”

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Some of these things are so unbelievable that they make everyone wonder what went wrong with our evolution! We are glad that such things exist because we get to have fun when we see them. We think that the image in the painting looks like a shy ghost, which was definitely not what the girl needed. As you can see in the screenshot above, one person really nailed the worst possible thing to say and created a really awkward situation! As you can see, this person decided to use a lip enhancer but things went really wrong!
16 Times Things Worked Out Outstanding

16 Times Things Worked Out Outstanding

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The images below may serve as an inspiration – people were able to achieve impressive things. The zipper boatThere are thousands of things that make our human race great. Baby DriverThe movies Hollywood makes are sometimes full of special effects and CGI but some of the scenes are real. The public bathroomThe Netherlands can amaze you in more ways than one and you need to visit this amazing country. It looks hard to make but the more curious part is that it lasts for three or four decades before it starts to decompose.
16 Walmart Employees on Their Absolute Weirdest Customer Interaction

16 Walmart Employees on Their Absolute Weirdest Customer Interaction

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I had a guy come through my line wanting to buy a Flowbee (that 90s vacuum haircut thing). We have a pretty heavy guy come in every few days(despite being banned several times). CSM told me which one she wanted so I got on my Walmart app and managed to find a UPC. We had a guy come in every week and buy something from our department. Some weird old guy used to come swoon over the female employees at night in a scooter.
17 Images Showing What It Takes To Be A Husband Or To Have One

17 Images Showing What It Takes To Be A Husband Or To Have One

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To be more specific, the following list gives a few examples of how it feels to be a husband and to have one. Dividing white clothes from the colored and black ones is a must but it seems one husband was confused. In this case, one husband enjoyed a wine tasting event visited by people from the upper class. It takes years of trying to be able to recognize every single tone of her voice and every small habit. This wife was happy to see that her husband only put his skincare products inside.
17 Celebrity Lookalikes From Slavic Countries That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

17 Celebrity Lookalikes From Slavic Countries That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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She looks exactly like him! Seeing someone who looks exactly like her made is shiver, to be honest! Of course, they don’t look exactly alike, but there is a really strong resemblance and the photo definitely belongs to this list! It seems that there is at least one person who looks exactly like her! The beauty of this person is amazing and she looks exactly like the young actress!
17 Multilinguals Share the Awkward Moments When Others Assumed They Didn’t Speak the Language

17 Multilinguals Share the Awkward Moments When Others Assumed They Didn’t Speak the Language

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I’m 22/ female and speak Arabic enough to understand conversations, basic words and phrases, etc. Was a high school student in Toronto, but I speak Slovak, which is similar to Czech and polish. I didn’t react as if I didn’t speak Chinese, and the mother patiently told her daughter “Mister isn’t strange, he’s just a foreigner, they look different”. I went to a psychiatric emergency ward once and asked for help and if they were comfortable to speak English. The guy apparently dropped his jaw and all he could say was “you speak Arabic?” Needless to say that Moroccan plant did not get the gig.
17 Nostalgic Images for the Gen Z & Millennials Among Us

17 Nostalgic Images for the Gen Z & Millennials Among Us

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There’s a special set of people who were born straddling the line between Generation Z and the Millennial generation – you grew up in the 90s and early aughts, and you’re proud of it. If you fall squarely into that group, these 17 images are going to take you right back! You know the kind of guy that wore these. Sure, it looks silly now – but not back then! If you know, you know.
17 People Share the Double Standard That Makes Them See Red

17 People Share the Double Standard That Makes Them See Red

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As a 17 year old I am expected to act like an adult but treated like child. You’re basically treated like a kid who can get arrested and drink, since you’re still under your parents’ wing. Put into a stereotyped box of what gay men do. When with straight men, they say I don’t act gay, or won’t acknowledge men can be bi. Women are generally not existent on the s*xual periphery because they assume I’m gay because I’m married to a man.
17 Mysteries Scientists Can NOT Explain

17 Mysteries Scientists Can NOT Explain

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Finding the answer to one question usually led to creating several other mysteries, but scientists all over the world were working hard to explain each and every one of them. Well look no further, as we have done the dirty work for you and compiled 15 mysteries from our everyday live, that no scientists on this planet can explain to this day. Not only that scientist have not proven the exact mechanism behind a cat’s purring, they actually have no idea why do cats purr at all. Cats purr not only when you pet them, they don’t even purr only when they feel comfortable. Some have tried the simplest explanation – cats pass air through their vocal chords, and the purring sound comes to live.
17 People the World Said Were Crazy – Until It Turned Out They Were Right

17 People the World Said Were Crazy – Until It Turned Out They Were Right

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Visionaries are often called nuts, or live as a bit of an outcast in their contemporary world. These 17 people definitely ended up being right, no matter how crazy their friends and family tried to make them out to be at the time. The fan that predicted the show’s ‘How I met your mother’ message and was shamed, only to be completely right in the end. Since she was also known to love her martinis, she was widely written off as a drunk, crazy woman. He eventually decided the only way to prove he was right was to infect himself, develop the ulcers and cure himself.
17 People Who Recreated Photos From Their Childhood In The Funniest Possible Way

17 People Who Recreated Photos From Their Childhood In The Funniest Possible Way

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It seems that recreating old images is already a trend and thousands of people try to do it. Of course, sometimes we have the chance to go back and feel the same way we did decades ago. This one is really specialRecreating an old image requires the proper setup and attributes needed for the new image to look as similar as possible to the original one. The person on the right tried to look the same as she did in the original image, and she ended up looking like she was about to take a selfie. The only difference is the age of the girls, but they even dressed as close as possible to the outfits seen in the original image!
17 People Who Were So Annoying That Totally Need To Be Caught By Karma

17 People Who Were So Annoying That Totally Need To Be Caught By Karma

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People are different from each other and while that is a good thing, it could also mean that they are sometimes far from the typical members of society they should be. This is the actual reason why they consider their behavior to be appropriate while it is definitely not like that! Food needs to be respected, and there are certain unwritten rules that need to be followed strictly. Some people need to learn to behave like they shouldMaybe most of you have seen such things before. This means that they should do what they are paid for, and this means providing the best kind of service!
17 Pics That Actually Made Us Sad Or Laughing Today

17 Pics That Actually Made Us Sad Or Laughing Today

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The punctureThose who spend a lot of time behind the wheel surely know how it feels to have a flat tire. It does not happen very often but, when it does, it is a huge pain, as it costs time and money. This is surely a stroke of bad luck, as both vehicles are crushed by one and the same tree. The videosHere is something that is not just unfortunate but also kind of sad and unusual at the same time. This is so unfair and we qualify it as a robbery because someone took their money for it.
17 Pictures That Will Confuse Or Entertain Your Eyeballs A Bit

17 Pictures That Will Confuse Or Entertain Your Eyeballs A Bit

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Here are seventeen pictures that might confuse or entertain your eyeballs. For example, Herr’s Snacks is based there; I actually know a guy that works there, and sometimes he gives me free chips! To me, the guy kind of looks like the guy who plays the character of ‘Dante’ on “General Hospital”. The Toad and the Fast FoodIf you squint a little, the toad does indeed look like ice cream. The Poster and the SweatThis guy looks like he is sweating, but he is not.
17 Times When People Found Hidden Spy Cameras In The Craziest Places

17 Times When People Found Hidden Spy Cameras In The Craziest Places

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The other AirbnbHere is yet another example of a hidden camera inside an Airbnb listing. It turned out it was a cleverly disguised hidden camera that someone installed for obvious reasons. The pen holderThere are many ways to install a hidden camera and people can miss one even if they search for such devices. As you can see, this person was shocked to find a tiny camera hidden inside a smoke detector. The Airbnb charger camThis is another of the cases which are related to spy cams found inside Airbnb listings.
17 Times Bad Things Happened, But Ended Up With A Good Story

17 Times Bad Things Happened, But Ended Up With A Good Story

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The textbookSometimes, a product is just too good compared to the initial expectations one might have and to the competition. It seems that this is not always a good thing and this person can confirm it. The notePeople sometimes say that there are no bad decisions but bad timing. The bed frameJumping on your bed frame is never a good idea unless you are five years old. This person wanted to make some extra money before college but on their last day, they had the bad luck of this happening.
17 Very Unique Things People Collect and Shared With the World

17 Very Unique Things People Collect and Shared With the World

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I’m not sure what the psychology is behind why human beings love to collect things – coins, books, rocks, figurines, records, what have you – but there must be some reason that so many people lovingly gather certain things to display in their homes. Sometimes those collections go beyond the average, too, and that’s when they really become interesting, if you ask me. Here are the really different collections kept by 17 different people. This is one of several alphabets assembled by Belgian type designer Clotilde Olyff from stones collected at the beach. I would like to collect dogs but I don’t have enough land.
17 Wives And Husbands Whose Creativity Deserves An Award

17 Wives And Husbands Whose Creativity Deserves An Award

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While some give up, others simply wait for someone else to come up with a solution. As the list below suggests, some wives and husbands can really think outside the box when they need to. Well, not all of them can think of this clever hack in case they don’t have ice! We think this solution is nothing but brilliant and we’ll give it a try for sure! The best $50 spentThis wife invested $50 for the new supernintendo and now her husband is stuck playing.
18 Fun Holidays From Around the World to Put On Your Calendar This Year

18 Fun Holidays From Around the World to Put On Your Calendar This Year

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4. International Tom Hanks DayIf you love Tom Hanks (and who doesn't?! ), you'll definitely want to celebrate International Tom Hanks Day on the Saturday that falls closest to April 1. Galactic Tick DayAs far as holidays go, Galactic Tick Day is a relatively new addition ... even though the reason for it is as old as the universe. All of that means the next galactic tick day is December 15, 2021. Bean Throwing DayThis holiday, more properly known as Setsubun, is observed on February 3 in Japan.
18 Facts About 'The Silence of the Lambs'

18 Facts About 'The Silence of the Lambs'

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Sean Connery was the first choice to play Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Anthony Hopkins channeled an author, an actress, and a computer in playing Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Anthony Hopkins stars in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Scott Glenn and Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
18 Images Which Are More Than Enough To Satisfy Your Inner Perfectionist

18 Images Which Are More Than Enough To Satisfy Your Inner Perfectionist

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This candy arragement is the best thing we have seen all dayThis is the best thing to see if you are a perfectionist and you also happen to have a sweet tooth! This is the perfecrt urban viewWe fell in love with the colors of this sunset, but it is not the best thing about the photo. Seeing those boats arranged in a near perfect pattern is something we have never seen before! Nobody likes it when it is their turn to do it, but an unknown talented individual combined it with art and arranged the dishes in a perfect pattern! First of all, the cute cat and its eyes are definitely what makes the image exceptional, and the arrangement of the leaves creates a stunning pattern!
18 People Explaining What They Do For Living In An Incredibly Funny Way

18 People Explaining What They Do For Living In An Incredibly Funny Way

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The beginningHere is how Jeremy stirred the pot and asked the people of Twitter to share their occupation using a poor way of explaining it on purpose. We thought that this person really did what they suggested at first, but then we kept reading and realized the person tried to be funny. The funny tweetWe tried to figure out what this man does for a living but we only came up with “firefighter” as a reply. The noble jobYou have probably guessed what this person does for a living immediately after reading the tweet. The hilarious tweetIt seems that people can really change the way they look at different jobs when they are described in a different way.
18 People Muse on the Things That Feel Like Cults, Even if They’re Not

18 People Muse on the Things That Feel Like Cults, Even if They’re Not

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I have lived in Pennsylvania my entire life, and it would be hard to convince me that Penn State is not a cult. If you listen to people who have graduated Penn State you’d know. No other colleges teach subjects like Penn State. If any other college has anything, you bet your ass Penn State has it at least twice as good. I hate college pride, and Penn State gets the most of it in my area.
18 People Recall the Creepiest Unexplained Thing They’ve Seen Online

18 People Recall the Creepiest Unexplained Thing They’ve Seen Online

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I tried submitting it to the internet mysteries subreddit but it didn’t gain any traction and I don’t believe it works anymore. The same password worked but it was someone else’s account (name and address was different) and the guy hadn’t bought anything. I remember seeing the first one and crying a lot because at the time I was like 11 or 12. i was in a private call with a friend on discord and then suddenly we heard someone saying like “hello?! Naive me got into kids chat, randomly got messaged by a guy asking if I want free toys.
18 People Share the One Thing Movies Do That Drives Them Nuts

18 People Share the One Thing Movies Do That Drives Them Nuts

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The things that get under our skin – and often, those are also things that other people don’t even notice. Good guy jumps behind some furniture and the bad guys unloads 1000 rounds into it and none of them go through. I really don’t think it’s that easy. I don’t think so. Action movies where the good guy’s car gets rammed or gets in bad wreck and it’s still drivable and the airbag doesn’t deploy.
18 People Who Didn’t Know What They Found, But The Internet Was There For Them

18 People Who Didn’t Know What They Found, But The Internet Was There For Them

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We all know how they usually spit them out but some types of medicine are vital and must be taken. They had absolutely no idea what it was but people on the Internet were quick to tell them. It had a really curious purpose – they used such wheels to smoothen the surfaces of arenas. The thing looks really cool with its retro-styled design and it looke like a heater of some sort. The person who found it learned that it was most likely a contactless professional hairdryer and it looks really cool, too!
18 People Tell Their Craziest Ex Stories.. and Hold Nothing Back

18 People Tell Their Craziest Ex Stories.. and Hold Nothing Back

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I’m going to fucking murder you“Two years after I ending things, she attempted to contact me again. After a few failed attempts, she sent another message that said, ‘You better find your God now because I’m going to fucking murder you’ Okay.”#17. Put me off dating for a few years.”#15.The Cancer Faker “My high school ‘girlfriend’ told me she had cancer after our first date. We were hooking up after I had recently broken up with my psychotic drug addicted ex girlfriend for cheating on me. This is why I make sure I’m friends with someone for a while now before I start dating them.
18 People Who Shared Their Wisdom And Sense Of Humor With Us

18 People Who Shared Their Wisdom And Sense Of Humor With Us

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It contains the wisdom people shared and all of us could use it if we need to. The stickerHere is how one person decided to protest against the quality of their pickup truck. it appears that this person decided to still use it because of the clever lettering and the image printed on it. This is why this witty sign tells the truth. The PriusHere is one image that made us laugh because it reveals the massive sense of humor of the owner of this Prius.
18 Phone Store Employees Recall the Weirdest Thing They Saw on a Customer’s Phone

18 Phone Store Employees Recall the Weirdest Thing They Saw on a Customer’s Phone

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These 18 employees are scrolling and telling about the weirdest thing they ever encountered on a customer’s phone. Worked in several different positions at an apple store. She immediately closed the computer and left the apple store in tears. I don’t work in an apple store, but I went through the iMessages on one of the store iPhones. Some guy managed to take a picture of himself without his shirt on with a store phone.
18 Pics Of Objects That Have Experienced The Test Of Time

18 Pics Of Objects That Have Experienced The Test Of Time

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The pliersWe guess that professional handymen and electricians need a set of these in basically any task they need to complete. In this case, the person who used it wore down its handle with their thumb. This person attaches a pull-up bar on them each day and they will need to be replaced soon. This Yoda keychain was made from a single LEGO figure but it wore down in time, making Yoda unrecognizable. You see how the new Yoda looks like on the right.
18 Real-Life Divorces That Took It Way Too Far

18 Real-Life Divorces That Took It Way Too Far

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Divorces are never pleasant, but there are some people out there who just take things to another level. We took to AskReddit to find some of the most grueling divorce stories as told by those who witnessed them firsthand. RED FLAG“Here’s a story of a potential thwarted divorce case, told to me by our closing attorney. One Way To Fuck Up A Family“Someone in my family holds the state record for longest divorce proceedings. Yikes“The husband in the case broke into the wife’s (our client) home, poisoned some of her food, and left.
18 Times When Fans Met Tom Hanks And He Behaved As Awesome As Ever

18 Times When Fans Met Tom Hanks And He Behaved As Awesome As Ever

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The helperAs you can see from this tweet, Tom Hanks is not afraid to get his hands dirty, even if there is a blizzard outside. The special weddingHere is yet another proof that Tom Hanks is always there to assist just when someone needs him! This story shows that Tom Hanks is a man who knows how to honor those who have to be honored! It seems that some people are blessed to know Tom Hanks in person, or at least they have benefited from his kindness. The meetingHere is how one person had the chance to meet Tom Hanks in person, and it was quite unexpected, too.
18 Times When People Got A Bit Creative And Showed Thinking Outside The Box

18 Times When People Got A Bit Creative And Showed Thinking Outside The Box

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People are usually not as creative as they would like to be but we all know that practice makes perfect. As you can see, it surely took a lot of effort to be completed because its construction is far too complicated. Someone decided to turn an old van into a 4×4 monster and we can all see thet it turned out well. One person decided to make a custom skateboard and it is definitely something unique. The roofRespecting nature is surely the right thing to do, regardless of what you might want to achieve.
19 Delightful Dick Van Dyke Quotes

19 Delightful Dick Van Dyke Quotes

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Dick Van Dyke has been charming his way onto TV and movie screens since the 1950s, capturing hearts (as well as awards—he has five Emmys, a Tony, and a Grammy) in roles like comedy writer Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and street artist Bert in Mary Poppins. On why The Dick Van Dyke SHow was so successfulCBS“Primarily Carl Reiner, who was just a genius, a comedy genius. So many people are more afraid of old age than they are of dying, I think.”—From a 2015 interview with The A.V. On choosing rolesDick Van Dyke on the set of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). All of a sudden, I didn't want it anymore, which is wonderful.”—From a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight10.
19 Of The Best Random Pictures That Went Really Popular This Week

19 Of The Best Random Pictures That Went Really Popular This Week

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The list below will present to you some of the popular images people loved recently.122q1. We can all see how that could turn out to be and we guess it was worth it for this person. It seems his dad loved dad jokes because he always took images similar to this one. The beer glassThe beer glass is a necessity every household must have but this one is different than the regular ones. The pencil sharpenersPeople have different hobbies and collecting stuff is among the most popular ones.
19 People Who Didn’t Know What They Saw, But The Internet Was There For Them

19 People Who Didn’t Know What They Saw, But The Internet Was There For Them

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The power cable towerWhat looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie is nothing but a power cable tower. What looks like a tiny guitar case had this curious device inside of it. The deviceSomeone came across this weird device and wondered what it might be. This is why the person who found this thing really wanted to know what this is. The bathroom deviceNow, this is the kind of thing one could wonder about, as it is anything but fit for a regular bathroom.
19 People Who Tried To Live Life To The Fullest And With Zero Regrets

19 People Who Tried To Live Life To The Fullest And With Zero Regrets

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This person decided to make his facial expression stand out from the rest. The missing personThis is one super fun way to say something to someone, especially to your best friend. The switcherHaving your own style is a must and this person obviously knows that. Many business love to have this kind of stats but we believe Joe was living his best life during working hours which may have caused some risky situations. This is how people who live their best life roll!
19 Random Pics Proving How Weird Our World Is

19 Random Pics Proving How Weird Our World Is

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The list below is full of weird, wacky, and funny things that random people saw and shared. The condomsPeople always find all kinds of wacky things and this one is a great example! As you can see, these condoms look kind of weird and that is because the package is 60 years old! The donations standWe are certain that the person who threw away his drink inside this donation cabinet van be excused. The tampon toyHere is how creative one person became when she got fed up with her cat stealing her tampons.
19 Things That Nobody Will Really Let You Know Before Become An Adult

19 Things That Nobody Will Really Let You Know Before Become An Adult

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Adult people often dream of going back to the time they were teenagers and kids often want to become adults. It describes the things everyone should know before becoming an adult. The mature personSome people say that they don’t know how to be adults and we can relate to that. People would love to learn a few things about being an adult. The perksHere is a list of the things that sum up adulthood and it is not a pleasant list, too.
19 Times Playing Truth or Dare Went Terribly Wrong

19 Times Playing Truth or Dare Went Terribly Wrong

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Hello, Officer“There was a time we were playing truth or dare in a hot tub. Scarred for Life“When I was 12 I was on the porch playing truth or dare at night. When Roommates Are Extra Close“I (24f) was playing truth or dare with my roommates. Pays to Be a Good Kid“I was playing truth or dare with some friends during lunch in high school. Unexpected Twist“Last year in the middle of class, there was a group of girls playing Truth or Dare.
19 Weird Laws You Might Have Broken

19 Weird Laws You Might Have Broken

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Have you handled fish in "suspicious circumstances," or kept your prescription medication in something other than its prescription bottle? From historical oddities to ordinances that are still being enforced, here are a few strange laws you might have broken, in a piece adapted from an episode of The List Show on YouTube. Playing Bingo Without a Non-Profit LicenseOne set of laws that certainly wasn’t made as a joke comes from North Carolina—where, apparently, games of Bingo are strictly regulated. Honking Your Car Horn Outside a CaféWhen it comes to silly laws, some don’t seem to have an obvious connection to, well, anything. Perhaps you're wondering, why don't states and cities just repeal some of these very old and bizarre laws?
20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years

20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years

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From purring monkeys to the “wandering leg sausage,” here are 20 amazing animals the wider world has been introduced to in the last two decades. Native to the cloud forests of Ecuador and Columbia, the olinguito weighs about two pounds and has an omnivorous diet. Six-Gill Sawsharks (Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae)Sawsharks are named for their long snouts adorned with a comb-like set of teeth. Researchers collected two new species from the Indian Ocean in 2020: Pliotrema kajae and Pliotrema annae. Unlike most sawsharks, which have five gills per side, both species have six gills on both sides of their bodies.
20 Best HBO Max Movies to Stream Right Now

20 Best HBO Max Movies to Stream Right Now

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? And of course, it's a film that makes plenty of room for the legendary honorary Marx, the great Margaret Dumont. The result is a handful of unforgettably funny movies, with Best In Show rising above the rest to become arguably the best mockumentary ever made. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
20 Excellent Words Coined in the Last 20 Years

20 Excellent Words Coined in the Last 20 Years

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We here at Mental Floss have loved words and word origins since we were founded in 2001. As part of our ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, check out a few excellent words coined in the last 20 years. Bromance (2001)This portmanteau of bro and romance can be traced back to the April 2001 issue of Transworld Surf magazine. We invented what we called ‘broisms’ like Bromance, which is now very common in pop culture. It wouldn’t be used again until 2003, after a member of a Usenet group used it to mean “To remove (a person) from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking website,” according to the OED.
20 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Wedding

20 Facts About Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Wedding

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When you hear the term "royal wedding," Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer might be the first couples who spring to mind. But what about Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's big day? Read on for all the royally fascinating details about Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's courtship and wedding, which took place at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip met at another royal wedding. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were told to keep their wedding low-key.
20 Facts About The Godfather Part III

20 Facts About The Godfather Part III

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After The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Francis Ford Coppola thought that the saga of the Corleone family was complete and had no intention of making Part III. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo wanted to give The Godfather Part III a dramatic title. Francis Ford Coppola wanted The Godfather Part III to be more of a character study. Some critics claimed that Francis Ford Coppola reedited The Godfather Part III to cut Sofia’s role down. Francis Ford Coppola and Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather Part III (1990).
20 Memorable Facts About the 'Miracle on Ice'

20 Memorable Facts About the 'Miracle on Ice'

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The U.S. beat the Russians in a surprise upset in a hockey game 20 years earlier. Steve Powell /Getty ImagesThe Americans won the men’s hockey gold in 1960 thanks to a surprising semifinal win over the defending champion Soviet Union. It was one of Al Michaels’s first times announcing a hockey game. Al Michaels Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesEven though he had never called a hockey game before, Michaels got the play-by-play assignment for the 1972 gold medal hockey game on NBC because nobody else wanted to do it. Some of the Soviet players took the loss in stride.
20 Images Proving That Every Child Should Have A Pet

20 Images Proving That Every Child Should Have A Pet

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This baby has nothing to worry aboutAs you can see, the newborn has the best possible guardian angel! This is what happiness looks likeThis little boy appears to be really comfortable around his dogs, and for good reason! Taking good care of your pet is a mustThe bed one little girl prepared for the cutie looks really cool and the bunny probably appreciates it! This boy became a man and the family dog was right next to himNothing can compare to the feeling of having your trusty dog right next to you when you enter the adult stage of life. Here is another gentle giantThe toddler decided to help the family dog pass through the doggie door, but the dog realized the toddler might be hurt and is patiently waiting outside.
20 Latin Words for Not-So-Lovely Things

20 Latin Words for Not-So-Lovely Things

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The oldest English words are often short, strong, and easy to understand. By using two words with Latin roots they’ve made something as unpleasant as a grammar and usage manual sound chic. With that in mind, here are 20 more lovely Latin words for life’s least pleasant things. English absorbed a lot of other Latin words for trouble: adversity, calamity, distress, tribulation. Pituita // SpitOK, the Latin word mucus is pretty gross.
20 Inspiring Quotes from Langston Hughes

20 Inspiring Quotes from Langston Hughes

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There wasn’t much that Langston Hughes couldn't do. In 1973’s Modern Black Poets: A Collection of Critical Essays, critic Donald B. Gibson wrote that Hughes “differed from most of his predecessors among black poets … in that he addressed his poetry to the people, specifically to black people. During the twenties when most American poets were turning inward, writing obscure and esoteric poetry to an ever decreasing audience of readers, Hughes was turning outward, using language and themes, attitudes and ideas familiar to anyone who had the ability simply to read.”Here are 20 inspiring quotes from Langston Hughes. On censorship“We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. On the purpose of art“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people—the beauty within themselves.”7.
20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

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You probably know that numismatists study and collect coins and currency, and you may even know that philatelists study and collect stamps. Here are just a few other words you can break out the next time you meet a collector. They should probably team up with labeorphilists, or collectors of beer bottles. FaleristsFalerists or phalerists study and collect medals, badges, pins, and other military and civilian awards and decorations. EntredentolignumologistsEntredentolignumologists may or may not exist, but some books and several websites use this mouthful to describe collectors of toothpick boxes.
20 of the Most Valuable Video Games That Could Be Hiding in Your Closet

20 of the Most Valuable Video Games That Could Be Hiding in Your Closet

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Some video games that were popular in the 1990s and 2000s are worth hundreds of dollars today. The esports betting site Unikrn put together this list of the 10 most valuable video games from the early days of home consoles. You can check out the full list of 10 valuable video games you may have at home below. Though these game are rare, the most expensive video game of all time is missing from the round-up. That would be the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES, which sold for $100,150 in 2019.
20 People on the Books That Changed Them Forever

20 People on the Books That Changed Them Forever

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These 20 people recall fondly the books that separated their lives into before and after, and we’re all going to have more reading to do now! I remember reading this and being so angry at the trial part of the story. For whatever reason since I have read this book in Jr high, it’s has totally changed my viewpoint on reading and education. This book is still too this day one of my favorite books to read. The books we love as children…The Giver I remember reading that book in 6th or 7th grade and just being blown away.
20 Times People Who Knew Foreign Languages Laughed At These Tattoo Choices

20 Times People Who Knew Foreign Languages Laughed At These Tattoo Choices

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The funny meaningHere is a woman who surely has no idea what her tattoo means. In this case, the tattoo meant “chicken noodle soup” and we are sure the client had no idea but the tattoo artist surely had fun. Well, they were put there with a different idea, we guess, but their true meaning is “this is a tattoo”. The person wanted to have the first part of their email address tattooed but in Chinese. The funny tatSometimes, the true meaning of a tattoo is not the actual problem.
20 Problems Almost Everyone Has Today That Did Not Exist A Couple Of Decades Ago

20 Problems Almost Everyone Has Today That Did Not Exist A Couple Of Decades Ago

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People get used to new stuff and they even forget that they have things today that never occurred to them 20 years ago. It shows the kind of problems we all have today but that were also non-existent a couple of decades ago. Decades ago, almost nobody had the privilege to browse the Internet all day long but we do it all the time today. A couple of decades ago, there were no such services similar to Netflix and we had to wait for a good show on TV to grab a snack and see it. The phoneThis is yet another habit we have today but we used no have a couple of decades ago.
20 TV Shows You Should Never Watch With Your Parents

20 TV Shows You Should Never Watch With Your Parents

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Even for adults who enjoy close relationships with their parents, an unexpected sex scene in the middle of a show can be uncomfortable if they’re mere feet away from you. Netflix’s Bridgerton, for example, is ostensibly a highly stylized series about well-to-do socialites during the Regency era. Considering that classic Regency romances—like all Jane Austen adaptations—mostly comprise glances, waltzes, and the occasional chaste kiss, it seems like Bridgerton would be a safe option to watch with parents. According to a survey from UK-based retailer OnBuy, 81 percent of all 3255 participants deemed the series too awkward to watch with parents. The sex and nudity in other shows on the list, like Game of Thrones and Outlander, have been referenced frequently enough that most people know what they’re signing up for if they decide to watch with parents.
20 Words and Phrases Every British Royal Family Enthusiast Should Know

20 Words and Phrases Every British Royal Family Enthusiast Should Know

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HouseholdIt’s easy to presume that when someone talks about “the royal household,” they must just mean the Queen’s immediate family or staff. In the UK at least, it’s agreed that the husband of the Queen has no right to a title. Subsidiary TitleMany members of the peerage—and for that matter, of the Royal Family—hold several titles simultaneously. Major royal titles—like king and queen—do not automatically pass along a family tree from a deceased monarch to their spouse. CommonerIn the context of the nobility and the royal family, a commoner is simply someone who does not have a title.
200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? The government can’t know the answer

200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? The government can’t know the answer

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200,000 more people in work under Universal Credit? Universal Credit will mean 200,000 more people will be in work when it’s fully rolled-out. “When Universal Credit is rolled out fully, 200,000 more people will be in work”. At the moment Universal Credit claimants are predominantly single people without children, and the incentives to work are different for different groups of claimants. The NAO said:“The Department will never be able to measure whether Universal Credit actually leads to 200,000 more people in work, because it cannot isolate the effect of Universal Credit from other economic factors in increasing employment”.
21 Actors Who Will Forever Be Famous For Playing One Distinctive Character

21 Actors Who Will Forever Be Famous For Playing One Distinctive Character

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We all have our favorite actors and actresses and some of them are everyone’s favorite. Edward Cullen is his best role yet and it was like it was tailor-made for him. The best role he ever did was The Joker, and he is probably even a better Joker than Joaquin Phoenix. The show skyrocketed the careers of all six main actors and the characters really defined them after that. It was a great role, not just a voiceover.
21 Books That Have Changed People’s Lives

21 Books That Have Changed People’s Lives

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If you’re a reader, there’s no doubt you have a short list of books that have completely changed your life. Here’s a list of 21 reads that were that book for people, so get ready to add some more titles to your must read lists! I read The Phantom Tollbooth at a young age & it changed the way I viewed the world. Jeez, it’s such a weird-but-in-a-good-way book that really makes you reflect on morality. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
21 Memorable Virginia Woolf Quotes

21 Memorable Virginia Woolf Quotes

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Born on January 25, 1882, Virginia Woolf was a true writer’s writer. We've picked 21 lines that rank among her all-time best—which is no easy feat. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces.”— From her 1928 novel, Orlando: A Biography3. On foodA photo of author Virginia Woolf, who was famous for writing To The Lighthouse and Orlando. This story includes a fictionalized version of Virginia Woolf, who delivers the above line.
21 Things That Scared Us As Kids But We Are No Longer Afraid Of

21 Things That Scared Us As Kids But We Are No Longer Afraid Of

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The gumHere is the most relatable childhood fear we could think of. The sharkNeedless to say, this is more than just an irrational fear – it is a silly one! Kids tend to be paranoid for all kinds of irrational things and this was one of them. Many kids believe that they must breathe carefully so they don’t waste any oxygen. The volcanoesNow, this is by far the most bizarre childhood fear we have ever heard of!
21 of Theodore Roosevelt’s Most Memorable Pets

21 of Theodore Roosevelt’s Most Memorable Pets

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Mental Floss launched a new podcast with iHeartRadio called History Vs., and our first season is all about Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library . When the bunny passed away in 1904, he was buried with all the pomp and circumstance the White House could muster. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library . Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library .
21 Times People Definitely Wished They Could Restart Their Day

21 Times People Definitely Wished They Could Restart Their Day

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The list below shows examples of situations that people would definitely like to be able to avoid by turning back time! This person will not post such a thing againThis would have been a great start of the day, but in a split second everything turned into a disaster, and this person probably felt that it was not going to be a good day. This person definitely tried their best but they forgot it was in the oven! This person probably had no way of seeing that coming! This driver is definitely stuckWe have seen a lot of bad traffic jams, but this is a completely different meaning of heavy traffic!
21 Unexplainable Things That Almost Every Dad Does

21 Unexplainable Things That Almost Every Dad Does

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Dads love optimization in all its formsOne of the main things dads love doing is improving different things, because they are convinced that everything could be improved! Grilling is like a ritual for every dadWell, there you have it – one of the most typical things for every dad. Dads love practicalityAs we already mentioned, dads love to optimize everything and to be able to live in the most practical way! Dad humor knows no limitsWhen you are talking about dads’ favorite things, you would probably mention dad jokes as one of the top entries on that list! The typical dad humor is understandable only if you are a dad, too.
22 Honest Images And Posts About Situations That Are Strongly Relatable To Us

22 Honest Images And Posts About Situations That Are Strongly Relatable To Us

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This post suggests one of the best things that could happen to you, and it works with other flavors, too! People who have siblings would relate to thisWe know that this is true because it is like an unwritten law! The struggle is realThis is probably one of the most relatable things on the list. This is the exact amount of dogs we would like to have, tooNow this is one strongly relatable tweet! This is a feeling we know too wellThis post explains why we never use webcams or selfie cameras!
22 Tom Hanks Tweets That Show Why Everyone Loves Him

22 Tom Hanks Tweets That Show Why Everyone Loves Him

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We all love Tom Hanks and there are more than a few reasons for that. The Halloween costumeAs we already mentioned, Tom is a funny guy and he never misses a chance to show it. In this case, one man showed him his tattoo and it is obvious why Hanks loved it and even joked about Buzz’s absence. This is what Tom Hanks is capable of and he showed it here one more time. The student cardRemember when we said how the actor loved to help and support any cause?
22 Words People Mispronounced All Their Lives, But Thought They Were Right

22 Words People Mispronounced All Their Lives, But Thought They Were Right

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As it turns out, people often mispronounce words they were convinced they were pronouncing right. This person taught himself the right way – maybe he and Victor Krum will get her name right every time in the future. We hope that the person who tweeted this managed to learn how to say the word the right way. The tweet caused us to do some research and we were not able to understand the right way to say the word. Kids don’t care about anything fancy, so they simply say words as they see them.
23 Food Service Workers Recall the Pickiest Orderers They Had

23 Food Service Workers Recall the Pickiest Orderers They Had

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Which is why you’re going to want to read about these 23 orderers so memorable their servers will never forget them. Baristas/Bartenders/general food service: what's the weirdest thing you were ever asked to make? The cup was about 2/3 full before putting a drop of coffee in. Once a lady asked for extra sauce for her blueberry pancakes, so I came back with more syrup. If you’ve spent time in food service and can remember a customer like this, tell us about their order in the comments!
23 Inspirational Pics Of ‘How It Stared vs. How It’s Going’ Shared On Twitter

23 Inspirational Pics Of ‘How It Stared vs. How It’s Going’ Shared On Twitter

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Seeing how it was going for them and comparing it to their current status or situation is always curious and inspiring. Selena Gomez is a successful singer today but she has always been in the spotlight, only in a different way. You can see how effort goes a long way. the Spurs’ Twitter account shared these images to prove how success and friendship go hand in hand. The coachThis is how one young coach worked hard and was focused on a single goal: to be the greatest.
23 Of The Best Dad Jokes That Are Too Funny Not To Share

23 Of The Best Dad Jokes That Are Too Funny Not To Share

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You might have come across the most famous dad jokes account on Instagram that has a growing fan base. Dad jokes are the kind of humor we prefer. The top jokeLike we already mentioned, dad jokes are by far the wittiest ones imaginable. There is no secret that fishing equipment is expensive and the way this dad joke explains it is hilarious. This funny joke hardly describes actual events but the sheer thought of it happening made us laugh.
23 Pizza Deliverers Share Their Awkward Delivery Moments

23 Pizza Deliverers Share Their Awkward Delivery Moments

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These AskReddit pizza delivery stories will make you thankful your customer horror stories took place in the safety of the public eye rather than the privacy of your customer’s home. Hermits Need Pizza, Too“Once had a delivery to a house that was in one of the rich neighborhoods. “New Girls Pay by Flashing Their Tits at the Pizza Guy”“We had a regular delivery to a strip club manager. I said, ‘It’s okay, new girls pay by flashing their tits at the pizza guy.’ She whipped them out with no hesitation. Revenge of the Poorly Tipped“I used to deliver pizza about 15 years ago when I was in college.
24 Misleading Images That Will Make You Take Another Look And Chuckle

24 Misleading Images That Will Make You Take Another Look And Chuckle

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Not all images are the same, as you can easily see something new numerous times a day for as long as you live. The list below is full of curious images that will make you look twice. The pepperThis looks like some kind of prop or a man-made item but it was actually something created by accident. These stakes look exactly like a pair of running shoes which is curious to see. As you can see, this is a USB port that kind of looks like a face.
24 People Who Proved That Nothing Can Stop You If You Have A Goal

24 People Who Proved That Nothing Can Stop You If You Have A Goal

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This person spent 5 months preparing for a role by execising and taking singing lessonsShe did not get the part, but she got much more than that! One person lost their granddad and started eating nothing but junk foodThe person also had to deal with depression and cancer treatment, but eventually things started looking better. This was the first healthy meal prep the person did in a long time and it was a tearful moment! This person turned out to be a true artistThese amazing roses are made entirely out of copper and they were just this person’s idea of fulfilling the mwtal practice task they had. This person took their first ride in their DIY electric velomobile.
25 Excellent Facts About Keanu Reeves

25 Excellent Facts About Keanu Reeves

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Despite—or perhaps because of—his multicultural background, Keanu Reeves has never become an American citizen. When Keanu Reeves was a kid, Alice Cooper used to hang out at his house. In addition to his performances in River’s Edge, Dangerous Liaisons, and Parenthood, Keanu Reeves moonlighted in a music video. Keanu Reeves has been willing to defer his salary to get other actors in his movies. Keanu Reeves only became a part of Keanu at the last minute.
24 People Who Showed The Internet What Self-Irony Is

24 People Who Showed The Internet What Self-Irony Is

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People with a strong sense of humor are our kind of people, no doubt about it. If you know that your friend has a strong understanding of self-irony surely helps, as they can joke about themselves all day long. This person decided to post a funny image online with the explanation that this was the proper way to train for that special day. Having a great sense of humor is all it took for these people to join the fun activity. The haircutHere is how a person with a huge sense of humor decided to stand out from the rest.
25 Fabulous Facts About Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Wedding

25 Fabulous Facts About Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Wedding

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On the morning of the wedding, Diana’s dressing room at the palace was a flurry of excitement. Diana’s wedding dress stole the show. Diana’s wedding dress broke all sorts of records. The French perfumiers at Houbigant (the oldest fragrance company in all of France) created a special perfume just for Diana's wedding day, which they called Quelques Fleur. Charles and Diana’s marriage may not have lasted, but their wedding day was a triumph.
25 Fascinating Tax Facts

25 Fascinating Tax Facts

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Abraham Lincoln gave us federal income tax. Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act in 1861, which imposed the first-ever federal income tax. When the modern federal income tax was established, lawmakers set March 1 as the looming deadline. In 1836, the federal government of the United States had a tax surplus of around $30 million. To help offset some of these drawbacks, many EU countries are looking at introducing a cow tax to tax producers for cow flatulence.
25 Funny Relatable Parenting Tweets For This Month

25 Funny Relatable Parenting Tweets For This Month

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Those who excel at parenting often have advice but it is enough to see what regular parents have to share to get a general idea. The testHere is how kids in school often behave and there is little that their parents or teachers could do. The namesHere is one honest parent that makes the same mistake many other parents probably do. The sonThere is always something new to learn and this kid wanted to learn morse code but there was a problem. The self portraitThere are a few things we could learn from kids but having high self-esteem is one of them/.
25 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in December

25 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in December

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Whether you're a holiday fanatic who wants even more to celebrate, or a Scrooge with a burning desire to buck tradition, we've got plenty of offbeat observances to put on your calendar. December 9: Weary Willie DayProfessional clown Emmett Kelly created one of the more memorable clown characters of the 20th century: “Weary Willie.” Unlike many of his clown predecessors, Weary Willie opted out of white face paint and broad slapstick for the “tramp” look popular among Depression-era derelicts. December 12: Poinsettia Dayalicjane/iStock via Getty ImagesThis day doesn't just celebrate the festive flower—it also marks the death of its namesake, Joel Roberts Poinsett. December 13: National Day Of The HorseCallipso/iStock via Getty ImagesIn 2004, the Senate signed legislation to officially make the second Saturday of December the National Day of the Horse. December 25: A’phabet DayA pun on noel, this offbeat ce'ebration is designed to high'ight the arbitrary nature of many of the year's si''ier ho'idays.
25 Of The Best Dads Who Took Parenting To A Whole New Level

25 Of The Best Dads Who Took Parenting To A Whole New Level

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We can also add that dads will be dads, because this is just how things are, for better or for worse! In this case, one dad decided to add a special twist to his son’s wedding proposal, and it is too funny! Her dad decided to play it safe and designed a simple pattern for her shirt and we believe that it is more than enough to make all the boys behave nice. This dad wanted to play some chess and the long distance was not something that could stand in his way! This dad decided to combine shopping with babysitting and he is doing a nice job.
25 Peculiar Pics That Have More In Them Than You Actually Think

25 Peculiar Pics That Have More In Them Than You Actually Think

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Sometimes, the images you find online are also the things you think about the whole day after that. The logsWhat looks like shaped wooden logs is actually something very different. The tombWe know this looks like an ordinary tomb but the place happens to be the final resting home of none other than Marie Curie. The standIt is good to have clear instructions when you buy a product but this is something quite different. The Chinese fire-bellied newtThis is one unusual pet but there is something about it that makes it extra special.
25 People Whose Stories Show Why They Are Done Helping Others

25 People Whose Stories Show Why They Are Done Helping Others

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The neighborsHere is how one person learned their lesson and finally realized that some people do not deserve the help they need. The moversPeople who help you move for free are the kind of friends who you need to keep close. The collegeCollege students are often forced to deal with tough situations but it seems that some people are willing to take advantage of the helping hand they receive. The managerThis manager became the initial reason why this person stopped helping coworkers. We understand why he decided to stop helping other people and we guess he is right to do so.
25 Surprising Facts About 'Home Alone'

25 Surprising Facts About 'Home Alone'

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? And of course, it's a film that makes plenty of room for the legendary honorary Marx, the great Margaret Dumont. Yet somehow, also like Wayne's World, there's a magic to Amy Heckerling's modern reimagining of Emma that keeps it fresh 25 years later. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
25 Surprising Facts About Nirvana

25 Surprising Facts About Nirvana

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On April 5, 1994, the music world mourned the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who died by suicide at the age of 27. Kurt Cobain dropped out of high school, then worked there as a janitor. When Kurt Cobain saw himself on TV for the first time, he called his mother. Kurt Cobain wrote "Polly" in 1987 after reading an article about the torture and rape of a 14-year-old girl. It would end up being the only Nirvana song that had no input from Cobain.
25 Times People Handled Quarantine ‘Like A Boss’

25 Times People Handled Quarantine ‘Like A Boss’

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The dogHere is yet another person who decided to have some fun while coping with the quarantine at home. The catOne person decided to add some comfort to their home during the lockdown and installed a new ceiling fan. The poemThe quarantine can get the better of some people but it could also create the right mood for an artistic episode. You need to be convincing when you intend to make people stay at home and this person achieved that. The surpriseThis person decided to leave a time capsule for the next person who would eventually renovate the floor of this bathroom.
25 Unheralded African-American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know

25 Unheralded African-American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know

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Here are 25 unheralded Black pioneers and trailblazers you should know. And a big part of what made the company so successful is thanks to Mark Dean, an engineer whose work helped create the company's ISA bus. WALKERCraig Barritt, Getty Images for EssenceKnown as "the first Black woman millionaire in America," Madam C.J. Estimates put the number of employees somewhere around 40,000 at a time when holding a job as a Black woman wasn't necessarily common. An educator from Brooklyn, Chisholm became the first African-American woman to serve on the United States Congress, remaining in office from 1969 to 1983.
25 Times When Past Posts Did Not Age As Expected

25 Times When Past Posts Did Not Age As Expected

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The articleThis is how a group of researchers decided to publish their statement saying that users would be massively reduced. The presidentWell, this was a nice idea for a post but the problem with such posts is the alignment of the events to come. This notebook was supposed to be funny but when they created it, they hardly expected the cat to pass away. The physicistHere is how even brilliant minds could say things that were proven to be wrong. The InternetHere is how one economist decided to demonstrate his analytical skills but he probably had no idea how wrong he would be.
26 Of The Worst Ironing Fails That We So Bad People Had To Share Them

26 Of The Worst Ironing Fails That We So Bad People Had To Share Them

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As you can see, putting a different liquid inside is not a good idea. The other carpetOnce again, putting a hot iron on the carpet is not something you can do and get away with. The printThis is yet another example of how a hot iron can damage a wooden floor. Needless to say, it was not a good idea, to begin with. No, this is simply the print left by a hot iron on a surface that was not intended to be marked.
26 Fascinating Football Facts

26 Fascinating Football Facts

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With the Super Bowl this weekend, we thought we’d do a “Football facts” roundup to help you impress your buddies with amazingly interesting Football knowledge. He later went on to play in Major League Baseball and after that in the American Football League. On this day, student Johnny Campbell of the University of Minnesota reportedly directed a crowd at a football game into cheering “Rah, Rah, Rah! 904) Digitally projecting yellow lines onto the fields during football game broadcasts is no simply task. 906) The tradition of having the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving stemmed from the even older tradition of various football programs at high schools and colleges often holding football games on Thanksgiving.
26 People Who Traveled To Japan And Found Out They Were Too Tall For It

26 People Who Traveled To Japan And Found Out They Were Too Tall For It

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The trainThe average height of the people in Japan is one of the lowest ones in the world. The passagewayHere is why you should be careful when you visit Japan, in case you are a tall person. The houseHere is yet another person who experienced what it feels like to be a tall foreigner in Japan. The aftermathThis is the aftermath of being a tall visitor in Japan. We already mentioned several times that tall individuals need to mind their heads but this person neglected that warning.
26 Times When People Posted The Stupidest Things Ever

26 Times When People Posted The Stupidest Things Ever

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There are, however, moments when people post genuinely stupid things and this is what the list below is all about. We are not sure what kind of math is that but it is obvious why the population is not zero. This person needs to correct their grammar before they correct other people’s. This person made a fool out of themselves because they didn’t even get the joke he posted. This is the kind of thing that people need to think twice before posting it online, as it can be embarrassing.
26 Times When People Were Surprised After Finding Things In Other Things

26 Times When People Were Surprised After Finding Things In Other Things

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There are many times in our lives when we are surprised by the weirdest and most unexpected ones. Their old case had a beer case as an insert under the leather cover. The treeHere is how people can find the most unexpected things by sheer chance. The Yoda toySimilar to one of the previous images, this canine also tore apart a toy but there was a hidden surprise inside of it. The statueSometimes the most unexpected things are found thanks to science.
27 Times When People Definitely Had No Luck At All

27 Times When People Definitely Had No Luck At All

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The allergyIt seems that this person has the tough luck of having a number of allergies. The sofaHere is why sometimes you need to use professional services instead of trying to do things your way. The tree guardHere is how you should never paint a tree guard using paint spray in windy weather. The sandwichRiding a bicycle to work is always a good idea but one must be prepared for the unexpected. There are moments like this one: a person was stuck because she ran over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
27 Facts About Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

27 Facts About Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt

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Mental Floss just launched a new podcast with iHeartRadio called History Vs., and our first season is all about Theodore Roosevelt. While at Harvard, Roosevelt met his first wife, Alice Lee. Vice President Roosevelt became president in 1901 immediately following the assassination of sitting president William McKinley. Roosevelt’s White House was no place for anyone skittish over animals. The eldest of Roosevelt’s children—and the only one with his first wife, Alice— Alice Roosevelt was 17 when her father took office and quickly became infamous for a series of public indiscretions.
28 Early Internet Facts That People On Reddit Remembered And Shared – Facts WT

28 Early Internet Facts That People On Reddit Remembered And Shared – Facts WT

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The Internet has changed as well and we can all enjoy the facts about its early days shared below. Still, the trend in the early days of the Internet was all about crazy colors. The free discsThis person used the CDs as frisbees and he was not alone because they were literally everywhere. The dancing babyThis is by far one of the best memories we have from the early days of the Internet. The hamster danceYou cannot imagine just how much we laughed when we remembered this funny part of the early days of the Internet.
28 Quotes From Male Authors About Female Characters That Got Published

28 Quotes From Male Authors About Female Characters That Got Published

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As the list below suggests, male authors tend to include quotes that are more or less absurd and even inappropriate but they still got published! It appears that this male author decided to introduce an interesting but kind of cringe-worthy way to measure breasts. We, as readers, need to relate to the way the characters in a book feel but it is the author’s job to make us feel that way. The short quoteThis is yet another quote that had us thinking about why male authors emphasize breasts so much? The weird body features described and the specific weight mention made us wonder if the author describes a real person or not.
29 Fun Facts About 'My Cousin Vinny'

29 Fun Facts About 'My Cousin Vinny'

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My Cousin Vinny was inspired by an encounter with a guy hoping to pass the bar. My Cousin Vinny director Jonathan Lynn had never seen The Karate Kid when he cast Ralph Macchio as Bill Gambini. Vinny was supposed to be dyslexic in My Cousin Vinny. The scene in My Cousin Vinny where Vinny and Stan have a misunderstanding was cut from the script at one point. Rudy Guiliani isn't the only person who has randomly referenced My Cousin Vinny during a press conference.
30 Dog Pics That Will Make You Smile Every Time You Look At Them

30 Dog Pics That Will Make You Smile Every Time You Look At Them

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SmileySmiley the dog has never seen his reflection but his humans wanted him to feel good so they kept saying how handsome he was. This happy dog family is here to tell you that there is nothing better than having a great family. Just seeing him with that smile on his face happily walking towards the camera is enough to make our day. This is a heartwarming thing for a dog to do and we really think that a human will never have a better friend than a dog. The wedding photoWe guess that weddings should always incorporate family pets, as animals need to be treated as family members.
30 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

30 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? Two, nothing ages faster than comedy, so some films aren't here by virtue of viewing them through a 2020 lens. The result is a handful of unforgettably funny movies, with Best In Show rising above the rest to become arguably the best mockumentary ever made. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
30 Hilarious Posts Showing What You Should Have Achieved By 35

30 Hilarious Posts Showing What You Should Have Achieved By 35

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There are no specific rules about what people should do at a certain moment of their lives. Bottom line is, these things are often super funny and also very relatable, and the posts listed below give some hilarious examples! In fact, most of us struggle to act like adults because they never wanted to grow up! This is a sad part of our realityThey say hope could last for eternity but sometimes the hopes we keep having about certain things are nothing but waste of time! This pretty much sums things upKeeping things real is always the way to go!
30 facts about the fruit

30 facts about the fruit

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It is a generic term for citrus fruit. Citrus fruit is a cognate of Sanskrit . One lemon fruit has around 30 calories.Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year. A lemon fruit has on average 8 to 9 segments within itself. One lemon fruit contains about 51% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake.
30 Images Proving That The World Is Not So Bad After All

30 Images Proving That The World Is Not So Bad After All

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It takes only a single positively charged image to brighten your day and convince you that the world is a wholesome place to live in! Kindness in its purest form can be seen hereKindness and compassion towards animals is the best thing a human being is capable of. Here is something to cry happy tears aboutThis image should be the definition of love for everyone from now on. This is a noble thing to doWe believe both the dog and its owners were more than happy about these walks. This sweet couple recreates their first photoWe believe that what you see here can be described as couple goals!
30 People Who Covered Up Tattoos Of Their Exes After Braking Up

30 People Who Covered Up Tattoos Of Their Exes After Braking Up

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This is actually a huge improvementSome old tattoos are much easier to cover up than others, and this is probably the easiest one to modify! This one looks like it was straight out of a vintage comic bookThere are good tattoos and then there’s this! Here is another amazing ideaIt appears that Batman is a universal solution when it comes to ideas about covering old tattoos. Many people prefer these feathers when they need to cover an ex’s nameThere is a good reason behind such a decision! This is the best way to cover up that particular nameThe font used for the old tattoo as slightly modified and the image really topped it off!
30 Of The Best Space-Related Pics – You Don’t Have To Be An Astronomer To Laugh

30 Of The Best Space-Related Pics – You Don’t Have To Be An Astronomer To Laugh

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Now this is a good punWe know a good pun when we see! This is technically correct in all its meaningsHere is a clever image that creates the best pun possible! Here is something really coolIf it wasn’t for Elon Musk and his vision, this funny image would have never been possible. This is very trueThe clever image above mocks the people who park in these spots and they are many! New Year’s Eve is no big dealThis funny image mocks the way we celebrate a completely ordinary thing about our planet.
30 Pics That We Related To This Thanksgiving And Social Distancing

30 Pics That We Related To This Thanksgiving And Social Distancing

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The traditionWe are certain that nobody expected this funny image to be so relatable but it is, unfortunately. The cakeHere is how most of us behave when we see our favorite meal on the Thanksgiving table. The oven scheduleThose who are keen on preparing the Thanksgiving dinner on their own instead of ordering takeout food or buying the meals from a store know that such a schedule is a must. There is no doubt that avoiding the Thanksgiving dinner was a must for most people and teens were probably happy about it. The recipeMost Thanksgiving dinner hosts are struggling with preparing the turkey especially if they need to do it for the first time ever.
30 Pics Of Dads Who Nailed Parenthood Like A Boss

30 Pics Of Dads Who Nailed Parenthood Like A Boss

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In this case, the father showed that caring for an animal is the purest kind of love. The light therapyThis is how one proud father decided to set the mood during his newborn son’s light therapy. One person showed how their father regularly sends money and postcards for their dog. The defeatHere is how one dad showed no mercy and defeated his daughter in numerous games on their PlayStation. The dad uniformIt seems that dads feel the urge to show how happy and proud they are with their newborns.
30 Strange Old-Timey Medical Treatments

30 Strange Old-Timey Medical Treatments

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Treat Epilepsy with a Powder Made of Hair and Deer BonesThe Book of Phisick also contains a remedy for patients with epilepsy. But one of the treatments he recommended, hitting it with a heavy book, is still in use today. Cure Everything from Arthritis to Impotence with RadiumRadium was once considered a legitimate medical treatment. A patient should go outside, write a prayer on a piece of paper, then hold it to their left breast. Eat Pickled Sheep's Eyes to Cure a HangoverDuring Genghis Khan’s days, the Mongols ate pickled sheep’s eyes for breakfast to get rid of a hangover.
30 Women Shared On Twitter How Their Male Coworkers’ Scared Them Out

30 Women Shared On Twitter How Their Male Coworkers’ Scared Them Out

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Large or small, a company can become the scene of creepy behavior that nobody should tolerate. It is known that many women have experienced abusive or disrespectful behavior from their male coworkers. The stalkerHere is another man who decided to join and share his bitter experience with another male coworker. Her creepy coworker did not accept rejection and proceeded with acting weird. The chatThis is one of the most inappropriate and creepy things mentioned in this list.
31 Pics Of Incredibly Smart Ideas And Devices We Wish We Had Earlier

31 Pics Of Incredibly Smart Ideas And Devices We Wish We Had Earlier

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Neat idea for sure! The brilliant idea for a selfie spot should be adopted by all ferry line operators. The shopping cartThis shopping cart has a map on its inside and we think that this is a brilliant idea! The toiletThis is one neat idea that ski lovers would appreciate. Imagine having to go up 50 or more floors – this neat idea will help your feet rest instead of standing up all the times you go up or down.
30 Times People Shared Interesting Pics Of ‘What Happens If…’

30 Times People Shared Interesting Pics Of ‘What Happens If…’

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In this list, people shared what would happen if you do random things, and it is super curious. The shirtThis is how one T-shirt looked like after someone cramped it in the back window for many months. The woodIt appears that what looks like a piece of art is nothing but the effect created when you run high voltage through a wooden plank. The dishHere is one curious result of an unlikely experiment. The light beamsThis is what happens when light from four separate light beams comes through a slightly opened door.
34 Of The Very Best Parenting Hacks That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

34 Of The Very Best Parenting Hacks That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

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How to Tell the Twins ApartThis is one way of doing it; honestly, I don’t know of a better way. I don’t know anything about his parenting style, per se, but at the least the kid as a pretty creative father. The Felt Balls and the Muffin PanApparently certain parents suggest having your child sort felt balls, or even really colorful pasta, into a muffin pan. The Creative FatherI honestly don’t know how safe this is for the baby; I’m not exactly an expert in regard to that matter. The Dad That Is Trying To EatI don’t know how great a tip this one is, really.
35 Fabulous Facts About Frank Sinatra

35 Fabulous Facts About Frank Sinatra

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You know that Frank Sinatra was as talented a singer as he was an actor. Frank Sinatra was one of America’s first teen idols. Frank Sinatra had two hits called “New York, New York.”Sinatra actually had two hits called "New York, New York." Frank Sinatra didn’t like Marlon Brando, and Marlon Brando didn’t like Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra sang one half of the only father-daughter tune to ever top the charts.
35 People Who Tried To Deceive Others, But Didn’t Succeed

35 People Who Tried To Deceive Others, But Didn’t Succeed

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In this case, one person tried to pretend they made sushi but failed to do so. The painted shirtThis is how people risk getting busted for lying on social media for something truly insignificant. This person tried to pass an altered images as genuine one but it didn’t work. The lectureHere is how one person tried to fool everyone that they were trusted with giving their own students knowledge! This person tried to deceive people on social media that a certain show was boring but she used to praise that same show.
35 People Who Tried To Be Smart, But Didn’t Succeed

35 People Who Tried To Be Smart, But Didn’t Succeed

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As you can see, this person commented on a topic in the most bizarre way and got shut down. Do not believe this comparison imageApparently someone was really confused about the whole GMO thing and they created this comparison image. Now this is something we do not have an answer toYes, they only reasonable question here would be simply ‘WHY’! Seeing this made us chuckle, because this is probably the only person who though avocados were the same as mangos. This is a real bummerWe mean, this is definitely something that probably happened once and only once in human history, and they probably all laughed about it!
35 Times Russian Blogger Made Parodies Out Of Celebrity Photos Like A Boss

35 Times Russian Blogger Made Parodies Out Of Celebrity Photos Like A Boss

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Yuriy Isterika is a Russian blogger who definitely knows how to make a good parody out of something. ValeriyaThis is another Russian singer and the blogger was able to recreate her photo in a really cool way using paper and a mop! Ani LorakAni Lorak is another famous Russian singer and she probably laughed a lot after she saw Yuriy’s work. Regina TodorenkoThe famous Russian celebrity’s fitness photo was turned into a hilarious parody! Vera BrezhnevaThe famous Russian singer looks glamorous and Yuriy had a hard time recreating her image!
35 Times People Had Trouble With Simple Math And Other Just Had To Share

35 Times People Had Trouble With Simple Math And Other Just Had To Share

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The offerThis person needs to sit back and calculate the price again. This person needs to read the requirement again. The totalThis person decided to act fast but it is obvious that he should have read the text slowly first. The distanceIt appears that people who do not understand math should simply be humble about it and agree with those who do. The answerHere is how one person decided to show their knowledge but they failed at it.
36 Of The Weirdest Images That Got Our Attention, But Are Hard To Explain

36 Of The Weirdest Images That Got Our Attention, But Are Hard To Explain

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The stickerVinyl wraps are still trendy but this person chose the kind of motive that very few people would choose. The branchIt seems that people who have gardens would probably be familiar with this tree color but we were not. The setupThere are many ways for people to have fun but this is one would never be able to understand. The walkThere are many ways to walk your pet but this person decided that his cat would feel comfy on his shoulders. The messageWe are not sure why this message was put up there but it sure looks like a weird instruction.
36 People Whose Genetics Made Them Unique In The Entire World

36 People Whose Genetics Made Them Unique In The Entire World

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This person probably has no idea why. The fingerThe pinky on this person’s hand was the only finger that went numb in cold weather. The fingersThis person’s hand is different in more ways than one but two of the fingers are the main one. The eyesIt seems that this boy is probably aware of just how unique his looks are thanks to his eye color. The body hairThis is one man’s enormous congenital pigmented nevus which is probably one of the biggest in the world.
37 Pics Of People Who Took Their Halloween Costumes To A Whole New Level

37 Pics Of People Who Took Their Halloween Costumes To A Whole New Level

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The make-upMake-up artists can come up with amazing craftsmanship when it comes to creating the best Halloween costumes. This big happy family would win any Halloween costume contest they show up to. The photoNeedless to say, we are sure that this person will receive a lot of compliments on his amazing Halloween idea. The amazing detailsThere are so many details on this Halloween costume that we don’t know where to start. The other Star Wars costumesThese happy people happen to wear some of the best costumes based on Star Wars characters we have seen.
40 Comebacks That Made People Momentarily Shut Their Mouths

40 Comebacks That Made People Momentarily Shut Their Mouths

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The mathOne person really tore this post apart and pointed out why most of it was not true. The realityWhile a teenager tried to act smart on Reddit, a parent literally shut them down with a single post. The video gamesHere is one tweet that literally shut down the myth that video games were to blame for the extreme violence in the U.S.16. The Scottish manHere is how people who want to act in a certain way need to do their homework first. The kindnessOne person decided to mock this organization’s incentive but they got shut down with kindness which is awesome!
40 facts about the Asian food

40 facts about the Asian food

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Noodles are a type of food made from unleavened dough. For instance Chinese noodles, Japanese noodles, Korean noodles, Filipino noodles, Vietnamese noodles. The findings were said to resemble Lamian, a type of Chinese noodle. Noodles used to be a luxury item Japan invented instant ramen noodles Also the first kind of noodles to be consumed in space. April 4th is National Ramen Day There are many holidays in the year dedicated to enjoying noodles like Eat Your Noodles Day on March 11th, National Ramen Day on April 4th, and National Noodle Day on October 6th.
40 Of The Funniest Church Signs You Will Ever See

40 Of The Funniest Church Signs You Will Ever See

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The ultimatumHere is how a fine sense of humor is enough for a person to create the best church sign. The other weather signIt seems that more than one sign guy decided to use a church sign for the same purpose. The jokeWe have never expected to see one of the funniest jokes ever on a church sign but here we are. The chanceThis is one savage joke and the fact that it is on a church sign makes it even better. The ACHere is how one savage sign guy was able to literally roast the thief that stole the church AC.
40 Of The Most Creative And Clever Matching Tattoos Ever Made

40 Of The Most Creative And Clever Matching Tattoos Ever Made

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These two are really romanticThe way these two match is what matching tattoos are all about, and we like the idea behind them! The cute birds you see are one of the best matching tats on the list! Talking about matching tattoos, these must be among the best possible examples in existence! This couple went a little further and had these matching tattoos done, and they look absolutely stunning! This is yet another simple idea that worked greatThis is actually a clever way for this family to demonstrate their close bond!
40 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Romantic Comedies

40 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Romantic Comedies

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Pretty Woman was originally much darker. I guess what they did for that moment in time is sort of what Richard [Gere] and I were doing across town (in the 1990 film Pretty Woman), you know?" Summer tentpoles Die Hard 2 (starring Demi Moore’s then-hubby Bruce Willis), Total Recall, and Dick Tracy failed to claim a slot in the top five year-end box office, but romantic comedy Pretty Woman did. Like Ghost, Pretty Woman was yet another female-loved film that made a lot of money ($178 million domestic). My Big Fat Greek Wedding made $241,438,208 in U.S. theaters, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history, over $58 million ahead of What Women Want (2000).
40 Times Husbands And Boyfriends Proved That Relationships Are Always Fun

40 Times Husbands And Boyfriends Proved That Relationships Are Always Fun

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The Easter photoOne of the sons-in-low in this picture decided to alter it and this was the hilarious result. The phraseHere is how one husband decided to mess around with her shortcuts and it was brilliant. The baby monitorThis person wanted to create the perfect prank and put a zombie mask on the baby monitor. The sceneHere is what a husband decided to do as a way to have fun and it seems he always attracts attention. The cakeHere is how one person decided to celebrate the first time his girlfriend farted in front of him for the first time.
40 Times When People Cleaned Things So Oddly Perfect

40 Times When People Cleaned Things So Oddly Perfect

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There are tons of videos showing the amazing results achieved by power washing a surface or an object. The resultNot all people are capable of achieving the perfect power washing result. The jettyThis is another brilliant example of what a power washer can do if used by someone skilled. The yardSomeone bought a power washer and thought that cleaning the driveway and the stone fence would be a good idea. The façadeThere is no doubt that this Manhattan building looks ten times better after it was power washed by this crew of professionals.
41 Times When People Or Animals Made An Attempt, But Failed Hilariously

41 Times When People Or Animals Made An Attempt, But Failed Hilariously

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The selfieThis person wanted to act tough by taking such a selfie but he did not realize it was not a patrol car. The tattooThere seems to be a misunderstanding here – one person tried to guess the tattoo but failed to do so. The radioThis person tried to think about a new solution to a problem but someone pointed out the obvious one. The photoHere is how one person wanted people to see how cute her daughter was but one person added a funny comment. The doorWe all know what this person wanted to say but the person who commented was sarcastic about it.
43 Awesome Parents Who Made Their Kids Day Unforgettable

43 Awesome Parents Who Made Their Kids Day Unforgettable

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The greatest treasure in life is having loving parents that you can rely on and ask anything. Parents can be awesome in their own way and the list below proves that. He is a loving dad for sure! The awesome dadDads have their own ways of getting their kids prepared for life and this is how it’s done. The birthdayThis girl was blessed with a loving dad who had a tradition to follow and no distance could stop him.
43 Images Showing What Tall People Have To Cope With On A Daily Basis

43 Images Showing What Tall People Have To Cope With On A Daily Basis

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Being tall is considered a blessing by many but it seems that tall people are not exactly thrilled by their height. In more situations than none, being tall is an obstacle that can really be annoying and the images below give a few examples of that. The hunkHere is how one person looked like when standing in front of a door. The headThese scars are evidence of the struggles tall people face when they need to pass through low doors. The signsOne tall person was not paying attention and hit their head on the signs while at the airport.
42 Times People Realized They Should Have Bought The Real Thing

42 Times People Realized They Should Have Bought The Real Thing

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We have all seen a lot of replica products but some are hard to recognize. The list below shows how some people were tempted to buy replica products but all of them soon realized they made a mistake. The false product looks almost exactly like the real one. The Windows alternativeWe are not sure if the Michaelsoft company is a real thing but the Binbows logo is too much for us! 31.The controllerThis controller appears to be quality made but it looks cheap, unlike the real thing.
45 Pics That Are So Cool, We Couldn’t Resist Sharing

45 Pics That Are So Cool, We Couldn’t Resist Sharing

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There are cool images you could find online but there are also better ones that capture your attention more than the rest. The shirtThis father received the best gift for Father’s day – his wife printed their daughter’s work on a T-shirt. The Berlin wallThis person shared one of their childhood images – they took part of taking down the Berlin wall. The F-22This person received a friendly shower after his last flight – he flew an F-22 in the Air Force. The photoOne person decided to share her mother’s graduation photo and we can all see why she likes it.
46 Amazing Facts About All 45 American Presidents

46 Amazing Facts About All 45 American Presidents

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George WashingtonHulton Archive, Getty ImagesNot only is George Washington the father of the country, he's technically the highest-ranking member of the nation's military. William Henry HarrisonHulton Archive, Getty ImagesHarrison kept a goat as his pet, but never bothered to name him. James BuchananHulton Archive, Getty ImagesThough James Buchanan was engaged once in his late twenties, she broke it off. Warren G. HardingCourtesy of the National Archives/NewsmakersWarren G. Harding loved playing poker and held weekly games at the White House. Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama plays basketball with cabinet secretaries and members of Congress on the White House court in 2009.
5 Animals That Might Show Up In Your Toilet to Terrify You

5 Animals That Might Show Up In Your Toilet to Terrify You

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SnakesDamianKuzdak/iStock via Getty ImagesIn 2015, San Diego's Department of Animal Services removed a 5.5-foot-long Columbia rainbow boa from a toilet in an office building. “This is every person’s worst nightmare.”Officials believe the snake Lasca found didn't come in through the toilet, but was instead left there by someone. RatsiStock/Dixi_It’s no urban legend: Rats can totally crawl up into your toilet bowl (here’s how they do it). Marco’s advice: If you find a rat in your toilet bowl, flush it down—and if it gets into your apartment, call the experts to deal with it. FrogsiStock/ygluzbergIt’s less scary than finding a snake or rat, but it’s probably still pretty disconcerting to see a frog hanging out in your toilet bowl.
5 Instagram Stars Who Were Proven To Be Total FAKES

5 Instagram Stars Who Were Proven To Be Total FAKES

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Naturally, however, not all fame-seeking social media efforts are completely honest and on the up and up. If you can buy likes and comments, you too can become a social media star! Let’s be honest here: if you want to be a social media star, you should probably be under 25. Stakhiva had to make her Instagram account private after it came out she’s been lying to the world about who she is. Over the course of several weeks, she posted several pictures a day to her Instagram account, and she had tens of thousands of Instagram followers.
5 Misconceptions About Colonial America

5 Misconceptions About Colonial America

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From the faux love affair between John Smith and Pocahontas to the questionable accounts surrounding the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, here's the truth behind some of the most popular tall tales about Colonial America, adapted from an episode of Misconceptions on YouTube. Though John Smith wrote extensively on his adventures in Jamestown, the man himself had developed a reputation as a pretty unreliable narrator and a shameless braggart. What we do know is that Pocahontas and John Smith definitely did know each other, and their relationship definitely wasn’t romantic. Other experts think John Smith completely made up the story, especially since it’s missing from his earlier accounts of his time in Jamestown. At this point, it’s estimated that the dinner-table-sized Plymouth Rock is only one-third to one-half of its original size.
5 Precariously Placed Monasteries

5 Precariously Placed Monasteries

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Feast your eyes on five of the world’s most precariously placed monasteries. Saint George Monastery // West BankIn the early centuries of Christianity, ascetics took a liking to living in the caves around Jerusalem. Taktsang Monastery // BhutanKnown as the Tiger’s Nest or Tiger’s Lair, the Paro Taktsang monastery is situated 3000 feet up on a mountain face in Bhutan. Monastery of the Holy Trinity // GreeceThe Meteora rock formation in central Greece is home to quite a few precariously placed monasteries. Sumela Monastery // TurkeyLike the Saint George Monastery and the Paro Taktsang Monastery, the Sumela Monastery is all about that cliff-dwelling life.
5 Things You Should Know About Mardi Gras

5 Things You Should Know About Mardi Gras

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Lent is a time for fasting and sacrifice in Christianity, so Mardi Gras is viewed as the final opportunity to indulge in earthly pleasures. Mardi Gras celebrations are called carnival or carnivàle in many parts of the world. Officially, Mardi Gras season begins on January 6, which is the Feast of the Epiphany, or the end of the Christmas season, in Christianity. Kameleon007/iStock via Getty ImagesThe practice of handing out trinkets during Mardi Gras can be traced back to the 19th century. If you visit New Orleans outside of Mardi Gras season, you can visit Mardi Gras World at Kern's warehouse to see floats from past parades and see sculptures being constructed for upcoming celebrations.
5 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home, According to Experts

5 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home, According to Experts

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Take your time with a cup of pour-over coffee. Fellow/AmazonAnother consensus among our experts was to utilize a burr grinder, which uses burr plates to crush the beans for a more consistent grind size, leading to better flavor extraction. The compact Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder ($50) has 12 grind settings and is fairly affordable. If you're pickier about the grind size, the Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder ($139) has 40 grind settings. Sum also suggests the Fellow Ode Brew Grinder ($299), which she uses for pour-over coffee.
5 World War I-Era Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Strange Times

5 World War I-Era Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Strange Times

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National World War I Museum and MemorialEven when separated by great distances, families found ways to share food on Thanksgiving a century ago. Just remember that not everything people mailed to each other during World War I belongs in a modern care package. Food shortages made ingredients like sugar, wheat, and red meat hard to come by during World War I. You can find the full digitized version of the book at the National World War I Museum’s online exhibit. Certainly some similarities and some inspiration there.”Thanksgiving festivities were also unconventional for soldiers serving overseas in World War I.
50 Gifts for 50 Years

50 Gifts for 50 Years

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Mark worked in construction for a dozen years, then drove a truck and worked on loading docks. Mary worked in a doctor’s office, and also helped Mark deliver phone books for extra money. Eric heard a story about a woman who bought gifts for all the guests at her 80th birthday party, thanking them for enriching her life. He did the math and decided to mail 50 of his parents’ closest friends an invitation and a check for $50. In his email to his parents, Eric wrote that he remembers his dad leaving for work before they woke up and coming home from delivering pizzas after they were in bed.
5 Weird Things Done During Filibusters

5 Weird Things Done During Filibusters

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At one point, La Follette lost his temper and had to be physically restrained from hurling a brass spittoon at Arkansas’ Joseph Robinson. Preparing a pee bucket // August 28, 1957The longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate was delivered by then-Democrat Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. The bill passed anyway, but Thurmond’s technique was imitated during a St. Louis city hall filibuster in 2001. Reading the Phone Book // October 17, 1986Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) nearly broke Thurmond’s record while stalling a military appropriations bill in 1986. But the Texas Republican made headlines when he read Green Eggs and Ham during his 21-hour critique of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
50 Things Turning 50 In 2021

50 Things Turning 50 In 2021

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Here are 50 people, places, things, and events celebrating their own 50th birthday in 2021. After Walt's death in 1966, his brother Roy O. Disney continued the search and also insisted that the name of the theme park be changed from Disney World to Walt Disney World to act as a remembrance of his brother. Arquivo Nacional, Public Domain // Wikimedia CommonsOn January 11, 1971—three months after her death from a heroin overdose—Janis Joplin’s second and final studio album, Pearl, was released. George Chernilevsky, Public Domain // Wikimedia CommonsIt’s poetic that floppy disks and email were invented the same year. Evan-Amos, Public Domain // Wikimedia CommonsUntil flavor icons Count Chocula and Franken Berry came along, there were no chocolate or strawberry cereals available to buy.
50 Years Ago Oregon Blew up a Dead Whale on Live TV and the Internet Will Never Forget

50 Years Ago Oregon Blew up a Dead Whale on Live TV and the Internet Will Never Forget

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Fifty years ago Oregon had a “whale of a problem” explained reporter Paul Linnman. In November of 1970, a 45-ft, 8-ton whale carcass washed ashore in Florence, OR just 60 miles west of Eugene and the nearest beach town. It had been so long since a whale washed ashore, none of the locals remembered exactly how they’d disposed of the last one. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but one particularly large piece of whale carcass did smash the roof of one spectator’s car. In the end, what was left of the whale carcass was buried by authorities.
55 Super Facts About the Super Bowl

55 Super Facts About the Super Bowl

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Phil Simms was paid a lot of money to say he was celebrating his Super Bowl win by "going to Disney World." There was a major mishap when the second half kicked off in Super Bowl I.iStock.com/tomazlDuring Super Bowl I in 1967, NBC was still in commercial when the second half kicked off. Al Bello/Allsport/Getty ImagesDuring the 1995-1996 season, some proxy servers blocked the Super Bowl website because it was Super Bowl XXX. Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesIn 2019, Tom Brady became the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl at age 41—he beat Peyton Manning, who led the Broncos to a Super Bowl win in 2016 at age 39. Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesSan Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made his Super Bowl debut in 2020—making he and his dad, Mike Shanahan (who led the Denver Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl victories in XXXII and XXXIII) the first father-son duo to each make a Super Bowl appearance as head coach.
6 Groundbreaking Facts About Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s First Woman Physician

6 Groundbreaking Facts About Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s First Woman Physician

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When she graduated from medical school in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell earned more than an M.D. A dying friend first encouraged Elizabeth Blackwell to pursue medicine. After making medical history, Elizabeth Blackwell was honored with a special U.S. postage stamp. The only medical school to admit Elizabeth Blackwell did so as a joke. Elizabeth Blackwell never married.
6 Heroic Military Cats

6 Heroic Military Cats

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Heroic dogs and horses may rightfully claim their share of battlefield glory, but cats have proven themselves just as brave, cunning, and loyal. Exalted as mousers, spies, and overall bundles of fluffy joy, cats have participated in war from Ancient Egypt to modern Iraq. Here are six cats that made their mark on military history. Simon is the only cat to be awarded Britain’s Dickin Medal for animal bravery and was buried with full military honors. Bousfield reached out to Alley Cat Allies and Military Mascots for help bringing Hammer to the United States.
6 Halloween Traditions That Have Long and Spooky Histories

6 Halloween Traditions That Have Long and Spooky Histories

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In case you didn’t know, some traditions that have led to our modern-day Halloween have been around for hundreds of years – and some for even longer than that. While they don’t all have spooky origins, some of them definitely do. ParadesIf your town has a Halloween parade, the idea was passed down from the Mexican Day of the Dead parades. These colorful processions predate the Spanish invasion of Mexico, and people used them to remember their deceased loved ones. Fun fact: 1958 was the first time the White House was decorated for Halloween.
6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know

6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know

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So what are a few other Latin abbreviations that we use? Just like et cetera, et al. In fact, to help you remember the difference between et cetera and et al., just think of "And Al." Since Al is a person, et al. A version of this article was originally published on Quick and Dirty Tips as "6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know" Read more from Quick and Dirty Tips.
6 Things Once Banned From the White House

6 Things Once Banned From the White House

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Although it’s endured a fire, structural damage, and major renovations, the White House has—more or less—stood in the same spot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since John Adams became the first occupant in 1800. Public ConcertsIn today’s heightened state of domestic security, it’s hard to imagine the White House once allowed Washington, D.C., residents to freely gather on the South Lawn for a concert. SmokingIn the 1980s, Nancy Reagan placed ashtrays at the White House dinner table as a courtesy to invited guests who might want to take a post-meal puff. But as the White House hostess, credit (and blame) has shifted to Lucy. CAMERASIt wasn’t until 2015 that visitors to the White House were allowed to take pictures during tours.
6 Ways to Help People Affected by Texas’s Cold Weather Crisis

6 Ways to Help People Affected by Texas’s Cold Weather Crisis

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While electric companies work to repair the damage, here are six ways to help organizations providing relief. South Alamo Regional Alliance for the HomelessSouth Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) is currently coordinating relief efforts across many shelters and warming centers in San Antonio and Bexar County. San Antonio Food BankThe San Antonio Food Bank is asking for volunteers to help with food distribution; if you live in or near San Antonio, you can volunteer here. They’re providing three square meals for visitors and hotel rooms for volunteers affected by power outages, so every donation helps. Funky Town FridgeFunky Town Fridge is keeping community fridges stocked in the Fort Worth area, which is especially important since many shelters aren’t offering food.
7 Facts About 'The Canterbury Tales'

7 Facts About 'The Canterbury Tales'

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The “father of English literature” has written many texts, but none loom as large as The Canterbury Tales. In his later years, he devoted himself to The Canterbury Tales. His decision to write The Canterbury Tales in Middle English—the language of the common folk—cemented his literary legacy. There’s a free app that recites The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. One of the most important manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales is housed in The Huntington Library in California.
7 Overlooked Thanksgiving Rituals, According to Sociologists

7 Overlooked Thanksgiving Rituals, According to Sociologists

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The first major sociological study of Thanksgiving appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research in 1991. Here are some common Thanksgiving rituals you might not realize qualify as such. It reinforces the themes of abundance (we've got plenty even if not everything works out) and family togetherness (we can overcome obstacles). Another way to reinforce the theme of family togetherness is to retell the stories of things that have gone wrong at Thanksgiving and then laugh about them. The Reappropriation of Store-Bought ItemsTransfer a store-bought pie crust to a bigger pan, filling out the extra space with pieces of another store-bought pie crust, and it's not quite so pre-manufactured anymore.
6 Ways to Open a Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

6 Ways to Open a Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

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Open a Bottle With a LighterThis impressive party trick works just as well when you're spending a night in. Using your forefinger as the fulcrum instead of your thumb reduces the chance of the bottle cap flying in your face. To open your bottle, grab another beer from the six-pack and hold it upside down to interlock the two caps. Hold the bottle with one hand and rest the bottle cap on the edge of your counter. Open a Bottle With PaperWhen nothing else is available, a sheet of paper makes for an unexpectedly effective bottle opener.
7 Things You Might Not Know About Ash Wednesday

7 Things You Might Not Know About Ash Wednesday

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Mormons, Evangelicals, and Pentecostal Christians are some of the denominations that don't take part in the holy day. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty ImagesThe ashes used on Ash Wednesday are meant to represent dust. Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe first Ash Wednesday ceremonies were likely held sometime in 11th century CE. iStock.com/Coompia77The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are surprisingly eco-friendly. Christians marking Ash Wednesday should also avoid eating meat like they would on Fridays during Lent.
8 Facts About Attack the Block

8 Facts About Attack the Block

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A real mugging inspired Attack the Block. Jodie Whittaker stars in Attack the Block (2011). © 2011 Screen GemsYears before making Attack the Block, director Joe Cornish was mugged in south London. Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway in Attack the Block (2011). The music in Carpenter’s films also inspired Attack the Block.
8 Facts About Bounty Hunters

8 Facts About Bounty Hunters

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When you think of bounty hunters, you probably conjure up images of “Wanted” posters and cowboys tracking down fugitives in the Wild West. This is where bounty hunters come in. This led to many enslavers hiring bounty hunters to do the work for them. The new meaning caught on, and around the same time, Elmore Leonard's novel The Bounty Hunters and a movie titled The Bounty Hunter became wildly popular. Because they rely on each other, efforts to regulate the bail system are often fought by bail bond lobbyists and the bounty hunters themselves.
8 Facts About Fanny Eaton, Jamaican Muse to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

8 Facts About Fanny Eaton, Jamaican Muse to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Fanny Eaton, the Jamaican-born British art model, was the exception to that rule, but her place in its history has been largely overlooked. Fanny Eaton was born in 1835, just one year after Britain abolished slavery. Fanny Eaton began living with James Eaton, a horse-cab driver, when she was 22. No one is sure exactly why Fanny Eaton stopped modeling. Pre-Raphaelite historian and Fanny Eaton scholar Jan Marsh speculated on her blog that The Slave, a somewhat muddy-looking 1886 painting by William Blake Richmond, might have featured Fanny Eaton as the model.
8 Facts About ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ the Black National Anthem

8 Facts About ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ the Black National Anthem

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“Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the so-called Black national anthem, was written by 20th-century novelist/poet/songwriter James Weldon Johnson as a rallying cry for perseverance and social justice. “Lift Every Voice and Sing” was originally written as a poem. This was more than two years after the organization vowed to fine any team whose players did not stand during the national anthem. We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.” Additionally, a video of Alicia Keys’s rousing performance of the Black national anthem aired during the 2021 Super Bowl broadcast. President Joe Biden paid tribute to “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in his plan for rebuilding Black America.
8 Iconic Horror Movie Props That Sold For Scary Amounts of Money

8 Iconic Horror Movie Props That Sold For Scary Amounts of Money

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
8 Inspiring Facts About Rosa Parks

8 Inspiring Facts About Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks finished high school at a time when that was rare. Though Rosa Parks enjoyed school, she dropped out at age 16 to take care of her dying grandmother. Rosa Parks was active in politics. The bus driver who had Rosa Parks arrested in 1955 had given her trouble before. Rosa Parks was the first woman lain in state at the U.S. Capitol.
8 Notable Firsts From the History of Mental Floss

8 Notable Firsts From the History of Mental Floss

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In 2001, Mental Floss started as a small print magazine meant to make readers feel smart again. From our first official print cover to our first YouTube video, here’s a virtual scrapbook of Mental Floss’s memorable first steps. The Campus IssueIn Spring 2000, Mental Floss debuted at Duke University with the Campus Issue. First Digital ArticleIn 2006, the Mental Floss website was relaunched on a new content management system—the same one we use today. Mental FlossTen months later, Mental Floss landed on Twitter, too.
8 Surprising Facts About Christian Bale

8 Surprising Facts About Christian Bale

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Christian Bale in Newsies (1992). Walt Disney Studios Home EntertainmentBorn in Pembrokeshire, Wales on January 30, 1974 to David and Jenny Bale, Christian Bale followed his older sister Louise into performing, appearing in commercials for fabric softener. Christian Bale didn’t know Newsies would be a musical. Christian Bale was an early object of affection for the internet. Christian Bale kept preparing for American Psycho even after he was told he would not be making American Psycho.
8 Unique Gifts for Valentine’s Day

8 Unique Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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There's a lot of pressure on Valentine's Day to find a unique gift for your special someone. Go beyond the typical heart-shaped box of chocolates with these gifts that have a personal touch for all different tastes. With a built-in flash and manual brightness adjustment, this gift is perfect for the photographer in your life. 100 Dates Scratch-Off Poster; $15Uncommon GoodsIf you can't come up with the perfect Valentine's Day date idea on your own, this scratch-off poster is designed to do the thinking for you. Valentine hot Chocolate on a Stick; $15UncommonGoodsHot chocolate just got even sweeter with these added hearts inscribed with cute messages.
9 Cruise Ship Workers Dish the Dirty Details of Life at Sea

9 Cruise Ship Workers Dish the Dirty Details of Life at Sea

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Well, before you break that lease and hop onboard, you might want to read to the following AskReddit stories from current and former cruise ship workers. We don’t eat what you eat, there are three levels of food for workers: Crew Food – Unidentifiable for the most part. “We actually have more fun than the guests”I am a cruise ship worker. They also only get paid $200-300 a month…that doesn’t even cover their airfare to get to the cruise ship, nor does it cover their uniform costs. Be from CanadaI worked as a seasonal worker on a cruise ship, and it was super fun.
9 Examples Of People With Degrees And No $$$ (Money)

9 Examples Of People With Degrees And No $$$ (Money)

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In most places throughout the world, you need to go to college or university if you want to become wealthy. In the beginning, they often don’t make very much at all—considering the cost of their degrees. You don’t worry about money, and you pretty much know that you’ll be getting a meal at the beginning and end of every day. The Financial PlanThis one isn’t necessarily related to a university degree. There are a lot of people who don’t want to work and also don’t have much money in their bank accounts.
9 Fierce Facts About the Lion Dance

9 Fierce Facts About the Lion Dance

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One Hundred Children Playing in the Spring (百子嬉春图页), a 12th-century painting from the Song Dynasty that depicts a lion dance. Although rooted in China, the lion dance has spread across East Asia, with each region adding their own local variations. Now, after some reputation management, the lion dance is once again a celebrated custom—assuming you have a permit. If you’re more of a Jackie Chan fan, his early film The Young Master (1980) opens with an iconic lion dance battle. Later that year, another record was set when 3971 schoolchildren in Taiwan each donned a lion costume and performed the world's largest singly operated lion dance show.
9 Incredibly Creative People Who Got A Way Too Creative

9 Incredibly Creative People Who Got A Way Too Creative

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You are probably familiar with inventions that, while interesting, really don’t serve any particular purpose. Here are ten examples of incredibly creative people who might be just a little too creative. You really don’t want pieces of your car falling off as you drive down the road. I don’t really know what a book for tall people is, but I’d be interested to find out. The Shoes That Look Like FeetI must say I find this an incredibly creative shoe; someone did a very nice job designing these.
9 Lottery Winners Who Felt The Curse Of Being Rich

9 Lottery Winners Who Felt The Curse Of Being Rich

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Most of us talk about all the things we would do with the money if we ever won the lottery, right? The people below have all won the lottery and their lives have been the absolute worst ever since. The lump sum ended up being seventeen million. Urooj KhanUrooj Khan won a million dollars ($425,000 after lump sum deduction) and was thrilled! Andrew Whittaker Jr.After taxes and a lump sum penalty, Andrew Whittaker’s $314 million ended up being $113 million.
A Cat for a Cat Is Good Medicine

A Cat for a Cat Is Good Medicine

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DEAR DR. FOX: I would like to thank you for your reply to my questions about our cat, Dusty, crying to go outside all the time. I was told repeatedly that every cat I inquired about would not be comfortable sharing a home with another cat. As I emphasize in my book “Cat Body, Cat Mind,” most cats do quickly learn to enjoy each other’s company, as you so clearly witnessed. Two cats living together are generally happier and healthier than those who never have any contact with their own kind. DEAR DR. FOX: Regarding your proposal of an “Environmental U.N”: It is difficult for people to receive the good news of the accomplishments of the United Nations these days.
9 People Who Perfectly Summed Up Our Moods and Emotions

9 People Who Perfectly Summed Up Our Moods and Emotions

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If you have ever gotten a really bad pimple on your wedding day, that is an absolutely great reason to be grumpy. Here are ten great examples of people who summed up moods and emotions in interesting ways. They certainly inspire certain moods, and the owner of this vacuum summed up my mood perfectly when I have to clean up after my pet. I don’t really want one, though, as I would eventually be forced to either interact with a teenager or die prematurely. If you are only trying to impress strangers on social media, that hard work isn’t really worth the effort.
'A Charlie Brown Christmas' TV Special Facts

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' TV Special Facts

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A Charlie Brown Christmas was going to have a laugh track. Half the country watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. But the annual airings of A Charlie Brown Christmas swayed public thinking: In the special, Charlie Brown refuses to get a fake tree. There's a live-action play version of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Additional Sources:The Art and Making of Peanuts AnimationSchulz and PeanutsA Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition
A Clean Getaway

A Clean Getaway

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Influential changes to bathroom design include: homeowners' need to escape from a hectic world, the desire to simplify life, and universal design practices, according to the research. SimplifiedThe first step to a super bathroom design is to make sure it remains squeaky clean. UniversalIn a bathroom, universal design features wider doorways, nonslip flooring, multilevel countertop surfaces and readily accessible switches and home controls. Universal design concepts are simple modifications that inherently make a space more livable and accessible for everyone, including those with physical limitations. Keep it Clean-- To find a certified kitchen professional, go to the National Kitchen and Bath Association's website: www.nkba.org and click the "Find a Member" link.
A Crisp for All Seasons

A Crisp for All Seasons

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It's fall, and in my book, that means it's time for apple crisp. The method and amounts remain consistent, and I’ll change up the types of fruit, spices and nuts according to the season. A crisp should contain seasonal fruits at their peak in flavor, enhanced with a dusting of sugar and spice. Transfer to the oven and bake until the apples are tender and the topping is golden brown and crisp, about 50 minutes. Serve the crisp slightly warm or at room temperature with the whipped cream.
9 Facts About Krampus, the Demonic Christmas Monster

9 Facts About Krampus, the Demonic Christmas Monster

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On the cards, Krampus traditionally has a long tongue that sometimes lolls halfway down his chest, and sports one human foot and one cloven hoof—no one is entirely sure why. A 1958 article about the Krampus legend in Styria (a state in southeast Austria) reports that Krampus would deliver gold-painted bundles of birch sticks to children. Krampus masks are valuable pieces of folk art. The towns of Kitzbühel and Stallhofen both feature Krampus museums that collect old costumes and masks. And in an increasing number of American cities, you can go to a Krampus party, Krampus costume contest, or even a traditional Krampuslauf.
A Cure for the Holidays

A Cure for the Holidays

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In our Danish-American home, the winter holiday season is not complete without making home-cured salmon gravlax. The salmon is rubbed with a dry cure and stowed in the refrigerator to brine for two to three days. When ready, all you need to do is unwrap and remove the cure, then slice the salmon and drape it over bread. During the Middle Ages, fisherman would salt salmon and let it ferment by burying it in a hole above the high-tide line. It will cure for several days, during which the salt and sugar will turn into liquid and create a brine.
A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity

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A framework for information incidents: five levels of severity18 December 2020 | Nicola Aitken and Phoebe ArnoldThis year Full Fact has been developing a new collaborative model for tackling information incidents, with funding support from Facebook. Information incidents happen where the information environment changes in a way that merits an exceptional and often collaborative response above and beyond ‘business as normal’. Once a sense of the incident’s severity has been established, the next step is to consult the framework which offers direction on how to tackle the challenges which are occurring, in ways that are proportionate to severity. We would be interested to hear thoughts from other organisations who are involved in responding to bad information on:Are these five levels of severity clear to you? How would you expect the response to levels differ, for example from level 2 to level 4?
A Girl Said ‘depression is a choice’ And Andy Richter Responded In The Best Possible Way

A Girl Said ‘depression is a choice’ And Andy Richter Responded In The Best Possible Way

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The famous comedian Andy Richter definitely has something to say about depression. Here is the post that sparked everythingWe believe that this Twitter user had no idea what depression is when she tweeted ‘depression is a choice’. He pulled off with his car after which he decided to finish what he started and explain what depression really is to those who are ignorant enough to call it ‘a choice’. Here is another tweet Richter postedThings got a bit personal and Richter decided to open up on his own experience. Another user shared his long battle with depressionRichter’s post was probably inspirational for many people and part of them shared their own stories.
A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know

A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know

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Today I found out about a Japanese soldier who continued fighting World War II a full 29 years after the Japanese surrendered, because he didn’t know the war was over. Shortly after the island was conquered the remaining Japanese soldiers split up into small groups of 3 or 4 and headed into the jungle. At a certain point, when most everybody they saw was dressed in civilian clothing, they began thinking that this too was a ruse from the Allied forces to lull the Japanese guerrilla soldiers into a false sense of confidence. Eventually, after about 5 years in the jungle, Akatsu decided he would surrender, but didn’t tell the other three soldiers. The Japanese had long thought he had already died, they didn’t think he could have survived so long in the jungle.
A Hat on a Pole- The Curious Case of the King Who Almost Lost His Country After His Hat Fell Off

A Hat on a Pole- The Curious Case of the King Who Almost Lost His Country After His Hat Fell Off

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The answer to this comes to us in a local legend in the Mälar Valley region of Sweden – the very heartland of the old Swedish kings. He also said that he is as much a subject to the Swedish king, as the Swedish king is a subject to him. They followed King Erik to this island and attempted to catch him, but Erik noticed them just in time and managed to flee. King Erik was now surrounded by his enemies on all sides, except for the steep cliffs behind him. Naturally, now hatless, the remainder of the war did not go well for King Erik Weatherhat, who was now plain king Erik Anundsson again.
A Message for First-Time Voters

A Message for First-Time Voters

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I took a picture of her in line outside the building, and another while she waited inside for her ballot. When I pulled out my phone to take a picture of her at the ballot box, she rolled her eyes. This year, I double-checked my registration, and that of the two new voters in my household, multiple times. I knew more first-time voters in this election than ever before. I hope that each of those first-time voters felt the same addictive thrill that I did casting my first ballot.
A Man Refused To Name His Daughter Karen And Asked Reddit If He’s That Bad

A Man Refused To Name His Daughter Karen And Asked Reddit If He’s That Bad

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One person didn’t want to name his daughter Karen and his wife insisted on that name. He was obviously familiar with the variety of Karen jokes that took over the Internet by storm a few years ago. The attitudeThis person that happened to be named Karen herself explained her point of view and we actually agree with it. This person was also named Karen and she obviously had enough of all the jokes related to it. Their opinion was related to most people’s assumption that the jokes related to the name Karen would fade away soon.
A New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bobblehead Is Available for Pre-Order

A New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bobblehead Is Available for Pre-Order

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Though there are plenty of public tributes planned for Ginsburg in the wake of her passing, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has a new RBG bobblehead ($25) available for pre-order so you can honor her in your own home. There are two versions of the bobblehead available, one of Ginsburg smiling and another with a more serious expression. RBG is far from the only American icon bobblehead that the Hall of Fame store has produced in such minute detail. They also have bobbleheads of Abraham Lincoln ($30), Theodore Roosevelt ($30), Alexander Hamilton ($30), and dozens of others. For more information on the RBG bobblehead, head here.
'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Movie Facts

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Movie Facts

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Enrich your annual Halloween viewing A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic, with these fascinating tidbits. A Nightmare on Elm Street is Johnny Depp’s film debut. A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by real-life events. The boiler room in A Nightmare on Elm Street was an actual boiler room—in the basement of a jail. The sleep doctor who tries to cure Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street is played by Charles Fleischer.
A Nose for Bones

A Nose for Bones

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Dogs are typically known for burying bones, but some dogs have been trained to unearth themBy Kim Campbell ThorntonAndrews McMeel SyndicationThey smell dead people. If you read mysteries, you’ve probably run across more than a few where a random dog finds a dead body or uncovers buried bones. “Locating burial grounds using HRD dogs has great potential in preventive archaeology,” Glavas and Pintar write in their paper. Four species of wild jungle fowl are still known in those areas: Gallus gallus (red jungle fowl); Gallus lafayetti (Ceylonese jungle fowl); Gallus sonnerati (gray jungle fowl); and Gallus varius (black or green jungle fowl). The red jungle fowl has long been considered the progenitor of today’s domesticated chicken strains and breeds.
A Passion for Pomeranians

A Passion for Pomeranians

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While the show’s writers took liberties with the social conventions of the time (Britain’s Regency period, which lasted from 1811 to 1820), Queen Charlotte’s love of Pomeranians was the real deal. Cheerful and lively herself, the young princess may have appreciated Pomeranians for the same characteristics. Whatever their size, Pomeranians have a big-dog demeanor. Whether “Bridgerton” will have an effect on the Pomeranian’s popularity is yet to be seen. More than half of the survey respondents reported giving their pets treats for no reason.
A Rural Doctor’s Plea to Her Governor

A Rural Doctor’s Plea to Her Governor

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Kenney grew up in rural Oregon and came to Missouri for medical school. It’s where she met and married her husband, who had grown up in rural Clinton, Missouri. Working in such a small town, Kenney knows all the patients in her practice well. Her military and medical training, combined with what she’s seeing happen on the ground, prompted her to make a personal plea to Missouri Gov. “To not do something so simple is mind-boggling.”Given Kenney’s rural background, you might think Parson would listen to her; he tends to listen to people in rural Missouri, who have been vocal in their opposition to mandatory masking.
A Simple Stew With Big Flavor

A Simple Stew With Big Flavor

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Here is something for your winter dinner rotation: chunky vegetables and slow-cooked beef swimming in a stock of beef and beer. And, while this stew is indeed simple and humble in ingredients, there are a couple of important steps you can take when making this recipe that will reward you with deep flavor. Searing the meat caramelizes its natural sugars and forms a crust, which adds rich meaty flavor to the stock. I know, I know, waiting is a big ask, but the flavors will continue to meld and develop when the stew is refrigerated overnight. Add 1/2 cup beer to the pot and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits with a spoon.
A Tale of Two Markets

A Tale of Two Markets

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One of those markets: renters looking for more space, both inside and out. Renters should soon see more opportunities to lease brand-new houses specifically built as rentals, while buyers of vacation homes are already flexing their purchasing-power muscles. Currently, only about 6% of all single-family houses are purposefully built as rentals, working out to about 70,000 houses a year. One, Meyers Research, has suggested that big master-planned communities should contain entire neighborhoods of rental houses. Meanwhile, second-home markets, especially those within a four-hour drive of major metro regions, are booming, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
A Space Race for the Dogs... and Monkeys and Fruit Flies

A Space Race for the Dogs... and Monkeys and Fruit Flies

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Yes, before Apollo 13, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Yuri Gagarin, humans sent fruit flies, monkeys, and dogs into space to determine if living beings could survive the trip. These tests helped prove that, given a certain amount of precautions and protections, humans could endure space flight. The V-2 rocket developed by the Germans was the first man-made object to reach the so-called fringes of space. On February 20, 1947, a mere 22 months after Germany’s surrender, the United States launched a captured V-2 rocket with fruit flies aboard. But one should not forget that Earth’s first headline space travelers were not humans, but fruit flies, monkeys, and dogs.
A Very Swiss Good Morning

A Very Swiss Good Morning

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The next morning, you thin the mixture with more yogurt or milk and fold in fruit and nuts. The original recipe included oats, grated apple, dried fruit and condensed milk (fresh milk was not easily available at the time). Before serving, additional ingredients such as grated or chopped fruit, nuts, fresh berries, honey or lemon may be added. When ready to serve, stir in the grated apple, half of the raisins and half of the almonds. Drizzle with a little maple syrup, if using, and garnish with the remaining nuts, raisins and the coconut.
Abbie Hoffman Facts

Abbie Hoffman Facts

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Here are some facts about Abbie Hoffman, who once wore a police uniform underneath a judge's robe to his very own trial. Abbie Hoffman fought his high school teacher for calling him "a Communist punk." Abbie Hoffman studied under Abraham Maslow. Abbie Hoffman is the reason there's bulletproof glass at the New York Stock Exchange. Abbie Hoffman had a cameo in Born on the Fourth of July.
Accident and emergency: attendances and performance

Accident and emergency: attendances and performance

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Accident and emergency: attendances and performanceThere were a record number of A&E attendances—almost 24 million—in England in 2017/18. Record attendances and longer waitsThere were 23.9 million attendances at A&E in England last year (2017/18)—a record number. In major A&E departments (the largest, 24-hour consultant-led units) 82% of attendances were seen within four hours in 2017/18. Major A&E departments are further away from the target, although it applies to A&E departments as a whole. 39% of A&E attendances leave A&E this way.
Add Layers to Your Fall Menu

Add Layers to Your Fall Menu

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This hefty casserole is layered with three cheeses, a meaty tomato sauce and -- wait for it -- kale. With that preface, let me add that this recipe can easily be made vegetarian by simply omitting the meat from the tomato sauce. Add the beef (if using) and cook until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring as needed. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes, stirring often. Place a layer of lasagna sheets over the sauce, breaking them to fit to size as necessary.
Additives, Calcium and More

Additives, Calcium and More

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: What is carrageenan? DEAR DR. BLONZ: A workout friend is a nutritionist, and she continues to tell me that the calcium from fat-free milk products is not absorbed into the body effectively. She insists that calcium needs to be consumed with a little fat in order to be absorbed. She says that my body is not absorbing any calcium from all the fat-free milk and yogurt products I consume. Do I need to switch to low-fat milk products?
Adult Movie Star August Ames Committed Suicide At The Age Of 23 After Facing Backlash On Twitter

Adult Movie Star August Ames Committed Suicide At The Age Of 23 After Facing Backlash On Twitter

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August Ames (real name Mercedes Grabowski) is a Canadian adult movie performer. A couple days ago she started an online discussion on twitter and received a lot of criticism. She just shared her thoughts and opinion about her professional life and health, but people started to criticise her. After that tweet the whole industry was in shock and a couple other performers accused her of being homophobic. According to Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office her death was ruled a suicide due to hanging.
Addressing the Racial Divide

Addressing the Racial Divide

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In 1968, the group opposed passage of the Fair Housing Act. But two recent events, in particular, underscored the need for the association to take the racial inequity bull by the horns. Among other things, NAR’s Fair Housing Action plan, which was approved a year ago, has created an interactive software program that should help agents identify and confront discriminatory situations. “I don’t need any bureaucrat monitoring my speech,” a California agent complained on the ActiveRain real estate site. According to a 2018 report published by the American Sociological Association, racial composition is “inextricably linked” to housing appraisals.
Adults Share Life Advice That They Believe Every Teenager Needs to Know

Adults Share Life Advice That They Believe Every Teenager Needs to Know

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“If you are going to school don’t just follow your passions/dreams. This goes for school, work, and personal life. “Advice is free, and if you respond to it with “I know” then you’re probably not gonna figure your problem out.”5. If you don’t have a passion yet, don’t sweat it and don’t think you have to go to college straight away. Hell, its more important to know enough about what you don’t know, so you don’t say something embarrassing or stupid and you can try to sway the conversation or argument toward what you do know.
Adults Talk About Things That They Think Every Teenager Should Know

Adults Talk About Things That They Think Every Teenager Should Know

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Remember how you thought you knew pretty much EVERYTHING there was to know about EVERYTHING? It’s good for your brain, and it’s a lot easier when you’re young. The first person you talk to at the school may blow you off. You are at a spot in life where a lot of your likes and dislikes are subject to change anyway. Find things to do, groups to join, city league sports to play (pandemic permitting, or after) and keep learning about the people you see repeatedly.
Age Spots Are Result of Too Much Sun Exposure

Age Spots Are Result of Too Much Sun Exposure

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I’ve worked outdoors all of my life -- and now I have the age spots on my face to prove it. Age spots often look like freckles of varying sizes, and they range in color from light tan to dark brown. When you develop age spots, it’s your skin’s way of letting you know you’ve gotten too much sun. Unless you take steps to minimize sun exposure, age spots will return, and new ones may form. It’s also important to note that some cancerous and pre-cancerous growths can start out looking like age spots.
After Losing Job, Mom Wants To Stay Home With Kids

After Losing Job, Mom Wants To Stay Home With Kids

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DEAR HARRIETTE: My husband and I have been married for six years and have two beautiful children (ages 2 and 3). About a year ago -- around the time the pandemic started -- I lost my job. I’ve had no luck in finding a new job, and, honestly, I do not really want to do anything but stay home and care for my kids. -- Mom of TwoDEAR MOM OF TWO: Sadly, women have fared the worst during the COVID-19 pandemic. You and your husband need to talk openly and honestly about life as it is today.
Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

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Alexander Graham Bell with teachers and students from the Scott Circle School for deaf children in Washington, D.C. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family (Library of Congress), Wikimedia //Public domainAlexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and from a young age, he was primed for a future in innovative thinking. Alexander Graham Bell invented more than one way to communicate. Alexander Graham Bell makes the first phone call between New York and Chicago. Bell Telephone Memorial Society, Wikimedia //Public domainAlexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922, at age 75 as a result of complications from diabetes. Famous Alexander Graham Bell Quotes:
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean islands—but we’re not exactly sure when. Apart from their eldest son, the Hamiltons’ other seven children all lived relatively long lives—here’s the full list:Philip Hamilton (1782-1801)Angelica Hamilton (1784-1857)Alexander Hamilton Jr. (1786-1875)James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878)John Church Hamilton (1792-1882)William Stephen Hamilton (1797-1850)Eliza Hamilton Holly (1799-1859)Philip Hamilton (1802-1884)3. Alexander Hamilton was close friends with his wife’s sister, Angelica Schuyler Church. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton musical was based on the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Notable Pamphlets and Essays by Alexander HamiltonA Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress (1774)The Farmer Refuted (1775)The Remarks on the Quebec Bill (1775)The Continentalist (1781)The Federalist Papers (1787-1788)The Reynolds Pamphlet (1797)For Further Reading: Books About Alexander Hamilton
All-Electric Making Comeback

All-Electric Making Comeback

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But fast-forward to today and the all-electric house is making a comeback. Not included are insulation and energy-management systems, but many all-electric houses have both. (There is no equivalent data for all-electric houses.) Meanwhile, some builders fear potential buyers will balk at all-electric houses. “The energy savings usually outweigh” any objections, he said.
Amazing Facts About Bruce Lee

Amazing Facts About Bruce Lee

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(Bruce Lee was actually born in San Francisco while his father was there on tour; Lee would move back to the U.S. in 1959). The Green Hornet aired its first episode in September 1966, with Bruce Lee as the Hornet's (Van Williams) lightning-quick sidekick, Kato. As Bruce Lee worked to become a big-screen heavyweight, he made a living as a martial arts trainer to the stars. At the time of his death, Bruce Lee was involved in numerous projects, including the movie that would become Game of Death, his next directorial effort. In 1980, Bruceploitation even went meta with The Clones of Bruce Lee, starring Dragon Lee, Bruce Le, and Bruce Lai, who play genetic reconstructions of the late actor after scientists harvest his DNA.
Amazon's Best Black Friday Deals

Amazon's Best Black Friday Deals

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This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Black Friday is finally here, and Amazon is offering great deals on kitchen appliances, tech, video games, and plenty more. We will keep updating this page as sales come in, but for now, here are the best Amazon Black Friday sales to check out. Fashion Doll; $29 (save $6)- LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle 92177 Expert Building Kit; $56 (save $14)FurnitureCasper/Amazon- Casper Sleep Element Queen Mattress; $476 (save $119)- ZINUS Alexis Deluxe Wood Platform Bed Frame; $135 (save $24)- ROMOON Dresser Organizer with 5 Drawers; $59 (save $11)- AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Window Curtains; $26 (save $5)- Writing Desk by Caffoz; $119 (save $21)- SPACE Seating Office Support Managers Chair; $112 (save $116)- Rivet Globe Stick Table Lamp; $53 (save $17)- Christopher Knight Home Merel Mid-Century Modern Club Chair; $188 (save $10)- Walker Edison Furniture Industrial Rectangular Coffee Table; $121 (save $48)BeautyHaus/Amazon- MySmile Teeth Whitening Kit with LED Light; $21 (save $12)- Cliganic USDA Organic Lip Balms Set of Six; $6 (save $4)- HAUS LABORATORIES By Lady Gaga: LE RIOT LIP GLOSS; $7 (save $11)- Native Deodorant for Men and Women Set of Three; $25 (save $11)- BAIMEI Rose Quartz Jade Roller & Gua Sha; $14 (save $3)- Honest Beauty Clearing Night Serum with Pure Retinol and Salicylic Acid; $20 (save $8)- WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Set; $30 (save $5)- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser; $15 (save $5)- wet n wild Bretman Rock Shadow Palette; $9 (save $6)- EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Face Sunscreen Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid; $25 (save $6)ClothesGanni/Amazon- Ganni Women's Crispy Jacquard Dress; $200 (save $86)- The Drop Women's Maya Silky Slip Skirt; $36 (save $9)- Steve Madden Women's Editor Boot; $80 (save $30)- adidas Women's Roguera Cross Trainer; $40 (save $25)- Line & Dot Women's Elizabeth Sweater; $74 (save $18)- Levi's Men's Sherpa Trucker Jacket; $57 (save $41)- Adidas Men's Essentials 3-Stripes Tapered Training Joggers Sweatpants; $28 (save $12)- Timex Men's Weekender XL 43mm Watch; $32 (save $20)- Ray-Ban Unisex-Adult Hexagonal Flat Lenses Sunglasses; $108 (save $46)- Reebok Men's Flashfilm Train Cross Trainer; $64 (save $16)Sign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals on Tablets, Wireless Headphones, Kitchen Appliances, and More

Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals on Tablets, Wireless Headphones, Kitchen Appliances, and More

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Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. If you haven't received your voucher or have a question about your order, contact the Mental Floss shop here. Buy it: The Mental Floss Shop2. Space Fighters Building Block Drone; $28 (30 Percent Off W/ Code Bfsave20)StackCommerceBuild your own drone while learning all about digital proportional control and flight stabilization. Sign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
'American Murder: The Family Next Door'— Chris Watts and the Psychology of Family Killers

'American Murder: The Family Next Door'— Chris Watts and the Psychology of Family Killers

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Using security footage from the Watts's Colorado home and the couple's own personal communications, Netflix’s true-crime documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door tells the heartbreaking story of the Watts family. In addition to fitting the gender part of the profile, Chris Watts has also been shown to exhibit self-righteous behavior. Chris Watts during his court hearing in American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020). But when compared to other family killers, there seems to be one commonality that stands out: financial strain. Chris Watts and his mistress in American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For December 07, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For December 07, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 342nd day of 2020 and the 77th day of autumn. In 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 American soldiers and civilians. TODAY'S FACT: Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Senate voted for a war resolution 82-0. TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2007, home-run record holder Barry Bonds pleaded not guilty to lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs. -- Willa Cather, "My Antonia"TODAY'S NUMBER: 64 -- servicemen lost by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941.
An Ode to Lentils

An Ode to Lentils

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When I finally do cook lentils, I remember how good they taste, how satisfying they are to eat, and how easy they are to prepare. Eminently flexible, lentils can stand in for a grain, starch, even a protein. Add the onion and carrot to the pot and saute until the onion softens and the carrot brightens in color, about 3 minutes. Add the lentils, stir to coat, and then add the tomato paste, thyme, the sweet and smoked paprika and the cumin. Pour in the stock, partially cover the pan, and simmer over medium-low heat until the lentils are tender but not mushy, 25 to 30 minutes.
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For December 14, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For December 14, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 349th day of 2020 and the 84th day of autumn. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1799, George Washington died at Mount Vernon, his home in Virginia. In 1911, explorer Roald Amundsen and his party became the first humans to reach the South Pole. -- Margaret Chase SmithTODAY'S NUMBER: 3 -- points known as the South Pole: the ceremonial pole, the geographical pole and the magnetic pole. TODAY'S MOON: New moon (Dec. 14).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 01, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 01, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 32nd day of 2021 and the 43rd day of winter. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1861, a Texas state convention voted 166-8 in favor of a measure to secede from the Union. TODAY'S FACT: Harvard scholar Carter G. Woodson pioneered "Negro History Week" in 1926 and designated the second week in February for its celebration, to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Negro History Week was later expanded to include all of February and renamed "Black History Month." TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Jan. 28) and last quarter moon (Feb. 4).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 09, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 09, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 40th day of 2021 and the 51st day of winter. In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. In 1964, the Beatles made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." -- Brendan Behan, "Hostage"TODAY'S NUMBER: 73 million -- viewers estimated to have tuned in to see the Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Feb. 4) and new moon (Feb. 11).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 16, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 16, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 47th day of 2021 and the 58th day of winter. In 1968, the United States' first 911 emergency phone system went into service in Haleyville, Alabama. TODAY'S FACT: Hundreds of millions of 911 emergency calls are made in the United States each year. -- Mahershala AliTODAY'S NUMBER: 30 -- broadcast radio stations in the United States in 1922. TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Feb. 11) and first quarter (Feb. 19).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 23, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For February 23, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 54th day of 2021 and the 65th day of winter. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1778, Baron von Steuben joined the U.S. encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to help train the Continental Army. TODAY'S FACT: Von Steuben Day is celebrated in mid-September with parades in many U.S. cities. Chicago's Von Steuben Day parade was featured in the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (Feb. 19) and full moon (Feb. 27).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For January 18, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For January 18, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 18th day of 2021 and the 29th day of winter. In 1993, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time. TODAY'S FACT: Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by area, at 2.97 million square miles. -- Baron de MontesquieuTODAY'S NUMBER: 582,578 -- square miles of Pacific Ocean encompassed by the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, initially established at 139,797 square miles by President George W. Bush in June 2006 and expanded to its current size by President Barack Obama in 2016. TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 12) and first quarter moon (Jan 20).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For January 25, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For January 25, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 25th day of 2021 and the 36th day of winter. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1533, King Henry VIII of England secretly married Anne Boleyn. In 2004, NASA's Opportunity rover landed on the surface of Mars. -- Alicia KeysTODAY'S NUMBER: 6 -- wives of King Henry VIII. TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Jan 20) and full moon (Jan. 28).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 02, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 02, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 61st day of 2021 and the 72nd day of winter. In 1917, the Jones-Shafroth Act was enacted, granting U.S. citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico. TODAY'S FACT: "King Kong," which opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on this day in 1933, was made for about $13.6 million (in today's dollars). -- John IrvingTODAY'S NUMBER: 27 -- publishing companies that rejected the manuscript of Dr. Seuss' first book for children, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Feb. 27) and last quarter moon (March 5).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 02, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 02, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 307th day of 2020 and the 42nd day of autumn. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states. TODAY'S FACT: Jimmy Carter, elected president on this day in 1976, was the first U.S. president from the Deep South since before the Civil War. -- James Polk, in his inaugural addressTODAY'S NUMBER: 14 -- age at which Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria married future French King Louis XVI and became Marie Antoinette, Dauphine of France. TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (Oct. 31) and last quarter moon (Nov. 8).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 09, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 09, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 314th day of 2020 and the 49th day of autumn. In 1938, the Nazis launched a national pogrom, later dubbed "Kristallnacht," against Jewish people in Germany and Austria. -- Bob GibsonTODAY'S NUMBER: 31 -- Rolling Stone magazine cover appearances (as of late October 2019) by the Beatles' John Lennon. The first issue of the iconic magazine was released on this day in 1967, with Lennon on the cover. TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Nov. 8) and new moon (Nov. 14).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 16, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 16, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 321st day of 2020 and the 56th day of autumn. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1801, the first New York Post newspaper was published. TODAY'S FACT: The $10 bill is the U.S. currency with the shortest life span, lasting an average of 4.5 years in circulation. -- Jose Saramago, "The Double"TODAY'S NUMBER: 800 -- length (in miles) of the trans-Alaska pipeline system. TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Nov. 14) and first quarter moon (Nov. 21).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 30, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 30, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 335th day of 2020 and the 70th day of autumn. In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill, a major gun-control measure. TODAY'S FACT: Mark Twain published a number of pieces in newspapers and periodicals under a variety of pen names, including Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab and John Snooks. TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1991, the U.S. women's soccer team defeated Norway 2-1 to win the first Women's World Cup. TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (Nov. 30).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 15, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 15, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 289th day of 2020 and the 24th day of autumn. In 2003, China became the third nation (after the United States and Russia) to launch a manned space mission. The vessel was later raised and became the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel when it was used to attack the U.S.S. Wodehouse, "The Adventures of Sally"TODAY'S NUMBER: 1,933 -- length (in miles) of the United States' border with Mexico, which is less than half as long as the United States-Canada border (3,987 miles, excluding Alaska). TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (Oct. 9) and new moon (Oct. 16).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 23, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For November 23, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 328th day of 2020 and the 63rd day of autumn. In 2001, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia charged former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic with genocide for his role in the 1992-1995 Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict. In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president of Liberia, becoming the first female elected head of state in Africa. -- Robin Roberts, "Everybody's Got Something"TODAY'S NUMBER: 5 million -- estimated population of Liberia in July 2020. TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Nov. 21) and full moon (Nov. 30).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 19, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 19, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 293rd day of 2020 and the 28th day of autumn. In 1960, the United States imposed an embargo on exports to Cuba except for medical supplies and certain foods. TODAY'S FACT: John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, was sworn in on this day in 1789. -- Evander HolyfieldTODAY'S NUMBER: 5 -- Emmy wins for Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "South Park." TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Oct. 16) and first quarter moon (Oct. 23).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 26, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For October 26, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 300th day of 2020 and the 35th day of autumn. TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1997, the Florida Marlins became the youngest Major League Baseball franchise ever to win a World Series, earning the championship in its fifth year of existence. The 4-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks surpassed the Marlins' mark with a World Series win in 2001. The horseback delivery service, which relayed mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, officially ceased operations on this day in 1861. TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (Oct. 23) and full moon (Oct. 31).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For September 22, 2020

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For September 22, 2020

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 266th day of 2020 and the first day of autumn. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation, making all slaves in seceding states free as of Jan. 1, 1863. TODAY'S QUOTE: "When we win, I'm so happy, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed, I eat a lot." TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (Sept. 17) and first quarter moon (Sept. 23).
Animal Shelters, Pet Adoptions and Post-Pandemic Care

Animal Shelters, Pet Adoptions and Post-Pandemic Care

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At the shelters near me, anyone interested in adopting must select a pet from an online picture, then make an appointment to meet the animal. Many people now shop online, and the internet is a tool shelters have effectively used to facilitate adoptions, as you describe. Many adoptable animals are currently being held in foster homes, leaving the shelters themselves mostly empty. “Washington joins six other states -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Vermont -- that have taken a stand against cruel, unsporting and wasteful wildlife killing contests. “’Wildlife killing contests are a blood sport just like dogfighting and cockfighting, which have been outlawed nationwide,’ said Camilla Fox, founder and executive director of Project Coyote.
Anemone Trivia | 30 facts about the beautiful flower

Anemone Trivia | 30 facts about the beautiful flower

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One of the most beautiful, and spectacular flowers, that has ever existed is without any doubt the anemone. Anemone is a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Species of anemone can grow up to 1.2 meters (4 feet) tall. This is because the anemone flowers close up at night and open back up in the morning. According to the Victorian language of flowers, anemone flowers also signify fragility.
ANIMAL SPIRITS AND ALTERNATIVE REALITIES

ANIMAL SPIRITS AND ALTERNATIVE REALITIES

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This happened again in the evening, and has now happened every time I tried to sleep since then. About a week ago, while I was asleep, I felt something touch my face, and I also felt something jump on my legs. I have been documenting this phenomenon for some years now, as per my article “Animal Spirits” (posted at drfoxonehealth.com). Thanks, Michael Jawer, for a book that can inspire, help heal and increase our respect and awe for all creatures, great and small. SOME BETTER NEWS: UP TO 48 SPECIES SAVED SINCE 1993Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 bird and mammal species from extinction since 1993, when the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity came into being.
Animals Named After Theodore Roosevelt

Animals Named After Theodore Roosevelt

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What happens next will soon become an international incident that garners the intervention of none other than President Theodore Roosevelt. The cable was received by Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Loomis, who informed President Roosevelt. This was the era of “Big Stick” diplomacy, and Roosevelt ordered that seven warships head immediately to Tangier. Roosevelt agreed—despite these new findings, Roosevelt knew this was an issue of both pride and politics at this point. To learn more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, check out our website at mentalfloss.com/historyvs.
Anne's Lesser Known, More Frank, Diary and What Happened After

Anne's Lesser Known, More Frank, Diary and What Happened After

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On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday. In fact, the version of Anne Frank’s diary many of you are likely familiar with, depending on the publisher, has had upwards of 30% of the original content removed. Margo and Anne Frank were among those forced to make the trip, but their mother, Edith, was left behind. She knew Anne and Margot Frank and remembers their last days. After the war ended, Otto Frank returned to Amsterdam where he ultimately learned that none of his family had been among the survivors.
Antinutrients and Your Body

Antinutrients and Your Body

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-- S.T., PhoenixDEAR S.T. This could involve an interruption in any step from how a nutrient gets absorbed to how the body would eventually utilize it. The risks are less for us if we prepare foods to avoid or deactivate any antinutrients. Antinutrients are present throughout nature; think of them as a method lent by evolution to help plant species survive excessive poaching by insects and animals. Opting for a variety of foods and using appropriate methods of preparation are good strategies to limit the risks of antinutrients.
Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions

Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions

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Archaeologists Find Site of Henry VIII's Jousting Accident

Archaeologists Find Site of Henry VIII's Jousting Accident

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Franklin’s wife, Lady Jane Franklin, lobbied the Admiralty to investigate, and so began a steady stream of expeditions to locate the missing vessels. The country was captivated by the mystery, and Lady Jane was growing increasingly desperate for any lead. The ghost of his daughter, he said, knew where to find the Franklin expedition. Kennedy managed to make it through Prince Regent Inlet, but pivoted westward and came back empty-handed. In short, the ghost of Little Weesy didn’t single-handedly solve the mystery of the missing Franklin expedition.
Archaeologists Discover the Jousting Yard Where Henry VIII Had His Historic Accident

Archaeologists Discover the Jousting Yard Where Henry VIII Had His Historic Accident

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Franklin’s wife, Lady Jane Franklin, lobbied the Admiralty to investigate, and so began a steady stream of expeditions to locate the missing vessels. The country was captivated by the mystery, and Lady Jane was growing increasingly desperate for any lead. The ghost of his daughter, he said, knew where to find the Franklin expedition. Kennedy managed to make it through Prince Regent Inlet, but pivoted westward and came back empty-handed. In short, the ghost of Little Weesy didn’t single-handedly solve the mystery of the missing Franklin expedition.
Are My Dried Blueberries Worthless?

Are My Dried Blueberries Worthless?

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: My question is about blueberries -- dried blueberries, in particular. I spent a pretty penny for dried blueberries to put on my cereal every morning until a friend told me that dried berries have no antioxidant value. : Dried blueberries -- and other dried berries, such as cranberries, currants and cherries -- are great, and they have considerable nutritional and antioxidant value. In season, I use fresh fruit, but off-season, I use frozen or dried. -- D.C., Lombard, IllinoisDEAR D.C.: Pasteurization and ultra-pasteurization are heat treatments designed to reduce the presence of potentially harmful microorganisms.
Are the "Snozzberries" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Referring to Male Genitalia?

Are the "Snozzberries" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Referring to Male Genitalia?

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Domenic V. asks: Is it true that the snozzberries in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were dicks? Given the dark undercurrent of Roald Dahl’s works, perhaps it wouldn’t be surprising if his famous snozzberries mentioned in the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) made into the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), were, in fact, penises. Much more importantly, 31 years before My Uncle Oswald and 16 years before Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl published Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen. Thus, from the evidence at hand, it would appear Dahl’s mention of it in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is probably just an inside allusion to his made up main food source of mythical gremlins. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
Ask Natalie: Invited to ex-girlfriend’s wedding but not sure you should go? Found out your fiancé had an abortion years ago and now second-guessing the relationship?

Ask Natalie: Invited to ex-girlfriend’s wedding but not sure you should go? Found out your fiancé had an abortion years ago and now second-guessing the relationship?

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She broke up with me about a year ago and now she is already moving on with a new guy. —WEDDING WORRIESDEAR WEDDING WORRIES: You absolutely should not go. DEAR NATALIE: I just found out the woman I am engaged to had an abortion when she was 22. I really don’t know how I feel about it. I’m sure there are many women out there who have never shared their abortion story with their significant other.
Astro Advice Weekly For December 06, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For December 06, 2020

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A positive change at home on the 6th will give you the pick-me-up you need. Be open to suggestions, ask for expert advice and study the facts before making a decision that has long-term effects. Be careful not to let anyone take advantage of you physically, emotionally or financially on the 11th and 12th. You'll face problems with authority figures on the 9th and 10th if you don't follow the rules and regulations. Verify the information you receive on the 7th and 8th, and question anyone trying to push you to do something dubious.
Astro Advice Weekly For December 13, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For December 13, 2020

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Take your time when it comes to important decisions on the 17th, 18th and 19th. A chance to get ahead looks promising on the 17th, 18th and 19th. Control emotions on the 17th, 18th and 19th in order to avoid a family feud or a change of plans that ruins your day. You'll get good advice on the 15th and 16th if you connect with someone who has always been reliable and trustworthy. You'll end up in the middle of an emotional situation on the 17th, 18th and 19th.
Assisting Son in Finding Confidence

Assisting Son in Finding Confidence

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Q: How can I help my 15-year-old son feel more confident around girls his age? And in the process of serving others, they begin to focus less on themselves and build more confidence. One thing you might try, then, is to encourage your son to join a club or organization that is service-oriented. As your son gets involved in one of these groups, encourage him to develop some non-romantic friendships with girls to whom he isn't necessarily attracted. Q: When should my husband and I stop showering with our toddler-age children and changing clothes in front of them?
Astro Advice Weekly For February 07, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For February 07, 2021

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A change someone makes on the 8th and 9th will be a telltale sign of what's to come. You'll have everything under control on the 10th and 11th if you don't lose your temper or take on the impossible. Be open to suggestions on the 8th and 9th, but don't feel you have to make a move because someone takes the plunge. Put the final touch on something you've been working toward on the 8th and 9th, and you'll get rave reviews. Get involved in a cause on the 8th and 9th, and you'll connect with someone who can help you get ahead.
Astro Advice Weekly For February 14, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For February 14, 2021

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Emotions will take hold on the 17th, 18th and 19th, leaving you in a predicament that will require soul-searching. Listen to what others have to say on the 17th, 18th and 19th, but do your homework and decipher the information you receive. Confusion will set in on the 17th, 18th and 19th if someone sends you mixed signals. You may have to compromise on the 17th, 18th and 19th in order to get what you want up and running. A financial plan needs to be looked at carefully on the 17th, 18th and 19th.
Astro Advice Weekly For February 21, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For February 21, 2021

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Look for alternatives on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and you will find a way to push hard to reach your expectations. Wear your heart on your sleeve on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Someone will offer questionable suggestions on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Your emotions will draw you to someone unique on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Do your job to the best of your ability on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and avoid facing discord.
Astro Advice Weekly For January 17, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For January 17, 2021

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Emotional issues will surface on the 18th, 19th and 20th if you get into a heated discussion with someone. Concentrate on what needs to be done on the 18th, 19th and 20th to ease financial stress. Stop and think about the information you receive from a friend or relative on the 18th, 19th and 20th. A move or adjustment on the 18th, 19th and 20th to where or the way you live will be an improvement. You'll be offered options on the 18th, 19th and 20th that can affect your personal life and relationships.
Astro Advice Weekly For February 28, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For February 28, 2021

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Take the time to find out how the people you collaborate with feel on the 1st and 2nd. Refuse to let anger creep into a discussion on the 1st and 2nd when action is necessary. An emotional situation you face on the 3rd and 4th will leave you wondering what to do next. An opportunity to do something physical on the 1st and 2nd will help you get fit and accomplish something worthwhile. Calculate what it will cost to make the changes you are contemplating on the 5th and 6th before you start.
Astro Advice Weekly For January 31, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For January 31, 2021

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Focus on your accomplishments on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and you will make an impression on whoever is in charge. Take care of your responsibilities first on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and you will avoid getting into an unnecessary emotional battle. Gather information, learn a skill and avoid getting into an argument with someone you love on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Focus on money matters, and use your skills and intelligence to climb the financial ladder on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Work behind the scenes on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, until you are satisfied with the results you get.
Astro Advice Weekly For January 24, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For January 24, 2021

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You can settle any difference you have at home or with a friend or relative on the 26th and 27th. Emotions will surface on the 28th and 29th if you or someone else uses force to get their way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Listen to your inner voice on the 24th and 25th, not to someone who has ulterior motives. You'll encounter exciting opportunities on the 28th and 29th that can change your life and the way you live. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't be fooled on the 24th and 25th by a false impression someone gives you.
Astro Advice Weekly For November 01, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For November 01, 2020

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Take action based on the way you feel on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Refuse to let someone sidetrack you with colorful ideas on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Call on reliable people on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th to help you initiate what you want to pursue. Take a closer look at how you present yourself to the world on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. What you want to do and what you are supposed to do on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th will cause uncertainty.
Astro Advice Weekly For November 08, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For November 08, 2020

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Honesty doused with charm will keep you out of trouble on the 8th and 9th. Set high goals on the 10th and 11th, and don't let what others do stop you from getting the results you want. You may want to make home improvements on the 10th and 11th, but before you do, put a budget in place. Dealing with financial, medical or legal institutions on the 10th and 11th will help you put unfinished business to rest. You'll come up with an excellent plan on the 10th and 11th that can help you change your current financial situation.
Astro Advice Weekly For November 15, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For November 15, 2020

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Control your emotions on the 18th and 19th to avoid a mishap that can affect your reputation or your position. Learn from the experience you have acquired on the 20th and 21st, and don't make the same mistake twice. Emotions will surface on the 20th and 21st if you or someone close to you is inconsistent. Domestic problems will surface on the 16th and 17th, causing an emotional standoff between you and someone close to you. Don't spend what you don't have on the 20th and 21st or let someone talk you out of your hard-earned cash.
Astro Advice Weekly For November 29, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For November 29, 2020

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A sensitive situation will surface on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th that will affect your productivity and your domestic environment. You'll get a good look at what's possible on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th if you talk to experts. A chance to close the gap on a situation that's been pending will transpire on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Problems at home or work will develop on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th if you let anger take over. You'll gain ground on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th if you do something that improves your health and well-being.
Astro Advice Weekly For November 22, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For November 22, 2020

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful who you share information with on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step out of your comfort zone on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and you will discover talents you didn't know you have. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A domestic issue will prompt a change on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make positive changes at home on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th, but get the approval of anyone affected by the alterations you make. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Channel your energy into something constructive on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
Astro Advice Weekly For October 18, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For October 18, 2020

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Stand on guard on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. A diversion or change on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd will make you question your position and what direction you should pursue. A creative pursuit will turn out better than anticipated on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Speak up, share your thoughts and feelings, and commit to achieving what you set out to do on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Draw on the past on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd, and you will enhance your perception regarding decisions you need to make.
Astro Advice Weekly For October 11, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For October 11, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Harness your energy on the 11th and 12th, and channel it into something constructive. Make adjustments on the 15th and 16th to the way you live, work and handle meaningful relationships. You'll face opposition on the 15th and 16th if you don't abide by the rules or stick to instructions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make an effort to take better care of your meaningful relationships on the 11th and 12th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take an active approach to work responsibilities on the 11th and 12th, and you'll feel good about your accomplishments.
Astro Advice Weekly For October 25, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For October 25, 2020

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Emotions will swell on the 28th, 29th and 30th if you try to make changes without sufficient preparation. Anger will mount on the 28th, 29th and 30th if you let someone interfere with your schedule. Someone will not be happy with the decisions you make on the 28th, 29th and 30th. A sticky situation will develop on the 28th, 29th and 30th if you get involved in someone's business. The more you put into something you enjoy doing on the 28th, 29th and 30th, the more you will get in return.
Astro Graph For December 07, 2020

Astro Graph For December 07, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don't let uncertainty get you down; initiate what you want to do wholeheartedly, and don't look back. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A change to your environment or surroundings will help you realize what you want. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Look for alternative routes that will help you channel your skills and energy into something more suitable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A change to how you handle your finances, health or legal matters may not turn out as anticipated. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- If you want to make a change, update your resume to suit the current job market.
Astro Advice Weekly For September 20, 2020

Astro Advice Weekly For September 20, 2020

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Strategy will be required on the 20th and 21st if you plan to make a change that will affect you personally or physically. Invest more time and money on the 22nd and 23rd into personal growth, physical fitness and doing your best to enjoy life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick to the truth on the 20th and 21st. Problems regarding work or how you earn your living will surface on the 22nd and 23rd if you don't verify facts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take the initiative on the 20th and 21st to do something that will make a difference.
Astro Graph For December 14, 2020

Astro Graph For December 14, 2020

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A lifestyle change looks promising, as long as you verify information and leave nothing to chance. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Be careful whom you trust. Someone will give you the wrong impression or lead you on a wild goose chase if you aren't careful. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Dig in, and don't stop until you finish what you start. A change to your appearance will give you the wherewithal to make an overdue change that will have positive results.
Astro Graph For February 01, 2021

Astro Graph For February 01, 2021

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Don't let unfinished business hold you back. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep moving forward, let your intuition guide you and be charming instead of forceful. Gather information and consider the cost before you begin, and you'll find a way to streamline your plans to fit your budget. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Information will come your way. Don't let the changes others make disrupt your plans.
Astro Graph For February 09, 2021

Astro Graph For February 09, 2021

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Offer suggestions, do your part and put unfinished business to rest. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don't let the actions of others upset you. Be positive, offer insight and make conclusions based on facts, not on hearsay. Don't let what others do or say deter you from reaching your destination. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Look for an opportunity, and don't hesitate to take advantage of an offer.
Astro Graph For February 16, 2021

Astro Graph For February 16, 2021

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Don't take an unnecessary risk that may leave you in a precarious position at work or with an organization or group. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You stand to get ahead if you share your ideas and follow through with your plans. Be aware that someone will be eager to take credit for what you do; be prepared to stick up for yourself. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Put your creative imagination to the test at work, and you'll come up with a great idea that leads to a transformation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Spend more time taking care of personal matters.
Astro Graph For February 23, 2021

Astro Graph For February 23, 2021

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll have to stay ahead of the competition. Gather information, verify facts and use your intelligence and charm to keep the peace and bring about positive change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You'll encounter turmoil at home or work if you let your emotions interfere with your responsibilities. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Spend more time at home, learn something new or make a lifestyle change that encourages better health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Pay attention to what's happening in your domestic life.
Astro Graph For January 18, 2021

Astro Graph For January 18, 2021

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Spend more time getting ready and less time fretting over what might go wrong. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Align yourself with informative individuals, and share data that will bring you closer to a decision. Observe what's going on around you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Observe what's going on around you, and you will recognize what can help or hinder your road to success. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Ask for expert advice before making a move, and it will clear up uncertainty.
Astro Graph For January 25, 2021

Astro Graph For January 25, 2021

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Let your intuition guide you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Pay attention to what's going on at work or in your field. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll take one step forward and three steps back if you let someone interfere with your plans. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Uncertainty regarding someone close to you will surface. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Evaluate what's transpired and consider what's ahead before you get into a spirited discussion.
Astro Graph For March 02, 2021

Astro Graph For March 02, 2021

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Control your emotions, set your sights on what's important and don't let others interfere with your plans. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Tell the truth at all times and promise only what you can deliver. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Personal improvements will give you confidence to follow through with a long-term professional plan. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Pay attention to what's going on with a friend or relative. Follow your heart.
Astro Graph For November 02, 2020

Astro Graph For November 02, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Refuse to let anger take control when patience and understanding are required. Don't let a lack of communication lead to a misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Before you implement your plans, be sure you have the approval necessary to avoid interference. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't let confusion set in; go directly to the source and find out all you need to know to make an informed decision. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Refuse to let your emotions take charge.
Astro Graph For November 09, 2020

Astro Graph For November 09, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don't fold under pressure or give in to unfair solutions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A change to how you earn your living may pan out as you had hoped. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Embrace change, be open to learning something new and update your skills to reflect current trends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don't let someone distract you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A change of pace will give you time to figure out your next move.
Astro Graph For November 23, 2020

Astro Graph For November 23, 2020

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A positive change will encourage you to get involved in a joint venture. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Romance will bring you closer to a loved one. A personal change will boost your reputation and offer insight into what else you can accomplish. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Change your lifestyle to suit your needs. A positive change will transpire with the help someone offers.
Astro Graph For November 16, 2020

Astro Graph For November 16, 2020

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll be fighting a losing battle if you can't see all sides of a situation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take action, get things done and follow through with the promises you make. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't let emotional problems interfere with your job or ability to make decisions. Stay focused on what's essential, and make stability a priority. Look for reliable people who can contribute to your plans, and use persuasive tactics to get them on board.
Astro Graph For November 30, 2020

Astro Graph For November 30, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Size up your financial situation, and make plans that will help you improve your life. Don't let hype mislead you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Do all you can for a cause you believe in, and you'll meet people who share your concerns. Don't let the changes others make confuse you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't let anyone pressure you into purchasing something you don't need.
Astro Graph For October 15, 2020

Astro Graph For October 15, 2020

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Don't let anyone mess with you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You'll face a challenge if you can't come to terms with what's happening around you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Buck up and refuse to let trivial matters get to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Say what's on your mind, but don't force your will on others. Make clear what you are willing to do and refuse to let anyone talk you into overcommitting.
Astro Graph For October 19, 2020

Astro Graph For October 19, 2020

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Evaluate your relationship with anyone you share costs, responsibilities or possessions with, and make adjustments to ensure equality prevails. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good time to initiate ideas and plans that will encourage new beginnings. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be honest with yourself; it will help you see to the changes going on around you. Be prepared to make a last-minute change if you see that something is wrong or not turning out as promised. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Speak up, ask for input and consider the best way to bring about change.
Astro Graph For October 26, 2020

Astro Graph For October 26, 2020

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Don't let compliments go to your head or encourage you to trust someone you don't know well. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't get into a spat with someone who has his or her own agenda. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't get angry; get moving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Let go of the past before it becomes a burden. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You'll have plenty of ideas, but trying to do everything will be futile.
Astro Graph For September 22, 2020

Astro Graph For September 22, 2020

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Taking an unnecessary gamble will lead to anxiety. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Doing a job to the best of your ability will alleviate criticism. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Keep your finances in order and refuse to get involved in joint ventures that have a risk factor. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Leave nothing to chance, pay close attention to detail and be prepared to make last-minute changes as you move forward. Don't spend impulsively.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Capricorn Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Capricorn Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Capricorn. Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs. So, people who are born during this period belong to the Capricorn zodiac.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Libra Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Libra Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Libra. Libra is the only zodiac constellation in the sky represented by an inanimate object. In general, people who belong to the Libra Zodiac is said to be balanced,and quite logical.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Sagittarius Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Sagittarius Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Sagittarius. This is when people who belong in this Zodiac Sign are born. Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with the centaur Chiron, who mentored Achilles, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, in archery.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Scorpio Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Scorpio Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Scorpio. Under the sidereal zodiac , the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about the Leo Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about the Leo Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Leo. The traditional Western zodiac associates Leo with the period between July 23 and August 22. People born on these dates belong to the Leo zodiac sign.
Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Virgo Zodiac

Astrology trivia | 40 facts about Virgo Zodiac

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According to the Western Astrology, which is commonly accepted and “promoted” by the current pop culture there are 12 zodiac signs. Many people believe that Zodiac Signs can tell a lot about someone’s life, and personality. So, today we are about to learn more about one of the zodiac signs: Virgos. Another association is with the myth of Parthenos , which explains how the actual constellation Virgo came to be. Most of the stars that make up the constellation virgo are relatively dim.
Avoiding Adverse Reactions to Anti-Flea Drugs

Avoiding Adverse Reactions to Anti-Flea Drugs

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DEAR DR. FOX: We spend the winter in southern Texas and need something for fleas. -- J.R., Mercedes, TexasDEAR J.R.: I am sorry to hear about this frightening adverse event, and am glad your dog survived. I wonder about the long-term consequences on animals who recover from adverse reactions, or who do not develop immediate adverse reactions but could eventually become epileptic or more aggressive, or develop cancer or chronic spasmodic bowel conditions. A GOOD DOG FOOD SUPPLEMENTI advise adding shredded, unsweetened coconut to dogs’ food (1 teaspoon daily per 30-40 pounds of body weight). Readers who already have my dog food recipe should add this ingredient!
Avoiding All the Sodium in Canned Beans

Avoiding All the Sodium in Canned Beans

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My concern is that the canned beans’ sodium levels tend to be on the high side. DEAR DR. BLONZ: What is the difference between sea salt, kosher salt and good old sodium chloride? : Sodium chloride is, indeed, the familiar white granular seasoning we call “salt.” The version called “sea salt” comes from evaporated seawater, and its mineral content is not limited to the sodium and chloride that make up traditional salt. Regarding other salts: Depending on the brand, table salts can contain small amounts of additives to prevent caking and encourage a smooth flow. “Kosher salt” is pure sodium chloride, usually without additives, and it often comes in coarse crystals.
Awesome LEGO Sets For Every Type of Builder

Awesome LEGO Sets For Every Type of Builder

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If you’re looking for a timeless gift to give this holiday season, look no further than a LEGO set. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite sets on Amazon to help you find the LEGO box that will make your loved one smile this year. The outside of the LEGO house rotates around to show the interior of a sweet gingerbread family’s home. NASA Apollo Saturn V; $120AmazonThe sky (or just the contents of your LEGO box) is the limit with LEGO’s Saturn V expert-level kit. Small details, like a “Make LEGO Models, Not War” LEGO T-shirt and a detailed engine add an authentic touch to the piece.
Awesome Things Bill Murray Has Done

Awesome Things Bill Murray Has Done

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Got Invited to a Party, Did the Host's DishesEven when he's crashing parties, Bill Murray is polite. "Nobody could believe it when I arrived at the party with Bill Murray," she told The Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/8s33dfw43L — Rowdy Roddy Piper (@R_Roddy_Piper) December 16, 2013“How and why I got this from Bill Murray, I have no idea!” wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper once tweeted. Murray Christmas, indeed. "As I turned around to potentially ask the person distracting them to give us a moment, I see Bill Murray with his shirt up, belly out and patting it—his attempt to make the couple laugh.
Bagel Trivia | 40 facts about the traditional bread product

Bagel Trivia | 40 facts about the traditional bread product

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Bagels are traditional bread products that originate from Jewish comminities, but are now eaten all over the world, because they are delicious. The bagel is a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. Bagels are often topped with seeds baked on the outer crust, with the traditional ones being poppy and sesame seeds. Bagels are now a popular bread product in North America and Poland, especially in cities with a large Jewish population, many with alternative ways of making them. Montreal bagels are baked in wood-fired ovens that lend the finished product a distinct crunch and char In general, Montreal and NYC have a rivalry about the best bagel.
BBC presenters did remove their poppies as they were wearing them earlier than BBC guidelines allow

BBC presenters did remove their poppies as they were wearing them earlier than BBC guidelines allow

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BBC presenters did remove their poppies as they were wearing them earlier than BBC guidelines allow2 November 2020What was claimed BBC presenters removed their poppies during a broadcast. It happened as the poppies were mistakenly worn before the date set out in BBC guidelines. Multiple posts online have claimed that Royal Legion poppies worn by BBC Breakfast presenters seemed to disappear during the show. The removal happened due to BBC guidelines around the wearing of poppies, which is allowed between 6am on 31 October, and 11:59pm on 11 November. It happened as the poppies were mistakenly worn before the date set out in BBC guidelines.
'Band of Brothers' TV Miniseries Facts

'Band of Brothers' TV Miniseries Facts

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? Two, nothing ages faster than comedy, so some films aren't here by virtue of viewing them through a 2020 lens. And of course, it's a film that makes plenty of room for the legendary honorary Marx, the great Margaret Dumont. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
Basil Trivia | 30 facts about the herb

Basil Trivia | 30 facts about the herb

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Basil is one popular herb, that is used when cooking, because of its unique aroma kai taste. Basil is also called great basil It is a culinary herb It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae (mints). The type used commonly as a flavor is typically called sweet basil or Genovese basil). The clove scent of sweet basil is derived from eugenol. As recipes demand relatively small amounts of basil, this herb contributes few vitamins and minerals in typical diets.
Bee Venom Shows Promise, But Needs More Study

Bee Venom Shows Promise, But Needs More Study

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Dear Doctors: We heard a story on the news that bee venom can cure breast cancer. So, while bee venom has indeed shown promise in killing a range of cancer cells, a treatment based on these findings that can be used in humans will take years more study and testing. It may seem that using bee venom to fight cancer comes out of left field, but the idea actually reaches back to the dawn of medicine. In modern medicine, bee venom has become a subject of interest in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The most abundant of these is a peptide called melittin, which is responsible for most of the medicinal effects of bee venom.
Behind-the-Scene Facts About Netflix's 'Bridgerton'

Behind-the-Scene Facts About Netflix's 'Bridgerton'

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Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in a scene from Bridgerton. Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix's Bridgerton. Princess Diana's Childhood Home Was an Inspiration for the Bridgerton House. Even Bridgerton House has portraits of the cast for some added authenticity. On January 21, 2021, Variety confirmed that Bridgerton will be coming back for a second season, which will focus on Anthony Bridgerton and Lady Whistledown.
Beat Scrabble Opponent at Her Own Game

Beat Scrabble Opponent at Her Own Game

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I know in this current pandemic, there are pressing issues to discuss; however, I would appreciate your feedback on this board game question. My sweet, loving wife and I have begun to play Scrabble together, but now we are in disagreement on fair play. Apparently, she has become quite good at Words With Friends, a smartphone app similar to Scrabble, which I frequently see her playing while I read or watch a movie. Words With Friends has no requirement for knowing the meaning of words you play, but I think respectable Scrabble players should know the words they play. Online, you can find a list of two-letter words.
Beer mat Brexit: do the facts stack up?

Beer mat Brexit: do the facts stack up?

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Beer mat Brexit: do the facts stack up? A proportion of this money is then spent in the UK on EU-funded projects, though less than most other EU countries. People pay for tariffs set by the EU every time they shop—and the government collects the money and sends it to Brussels. Lawyers have repeatedly said that there is no legal obligation for the UK to pay to leave the EU. One way to compare what sort of tariffs different countries charge on their imports is to compare their average World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs.
Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Professional Songwriters

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Professional Songwriters

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Other times, the song gets tweaked by so many writers and producers that it’s no longer the original songwriter’s personal opus. In a business built on relationships, it’s pivotal for up-and-coming songwriters to always be on the lookout for new connections. Songwriters don’t just write for career music artists. Songwriters like Capellaro and Stonestreet, who are signed to music publishing companies, mainly do work on songs for fellow artists. Because the goal is to create a song that feels personal to the artist, songwriters usually prefer to work directly with them whenever possible.
Believe to Achieve

Believe to Achieve

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A scrawny old man wanted to get a job at a nearby lumberjack camp, so he approached the boss, who politely tried to talk him out of the idea. When the two arrived at a grove of trees needing to be cleared, the persistent old man picked up an ax and proceeded to chop down a huge tree in record time. Finding the motivation to achieve is sometimes a challenge. You know what you can achieve; it’s the getting started part that inhibits results. Set a goal you’ll enjoy working toward, and look for opportunities to have fun along the way.
Belt and Suspenders

Belt and Suspenders

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My father would call this “belt and suspenders” planning. Peter’s been walking around in a belt and suspenders ever since I’ve known him. This prompted Peter to create the “Powdered Milk Back-Up Plan.”“Powdered milk is great!” Peter said. I first saw hiking poles about a decade ago, used almost exclusively by people walking on dry sidewalks where they seemed entirely unnecessary. “You’re eating a lot of oatmeal and raisins!” Peter says, and starts ordering massive quantities of both.
Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

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Deciding what makes a certain college more desirable than another is highly subjective. To try to come as close as possible to identifying objectively great colleges and universities around the country, WalletHub analyzed a whopping 30 factors in seven categories, from student selectivity and cost to campus experience and career outcomes. Of all 1008 schools included in the study, the Ivy League ones continue to reign supreme. Harvard University ranked first, with a score of 78.6 across all 30 metrics, edging out Yale by just .03 points. Check out the top 25 below, and see where your alma mater ranks on WalletHub’s full list here.
Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

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Thanks to the Netflix acquisition team, the streaming service offers hundreds of documentaries that chronicle everything from riveting tales of true crime to stories about sports scandals and extreme Method actors. The steroid scandal that's long plagued Major League Baseball is explained in this winning, comic-tinged documentary by director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys). How they do that—and which famous comic actor plays a role—is best left to discover on your own. In the 1970s, Kurt Russell’s father, Bing Russell, started a rogue minor league baseball team, the Portland Mavericks. The volatile world of professional wrestling is examined in this film from director Barry Blaustein.
Best Christmas Television Episodes

Best Christmas Television Episodes

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Cheers // "Christmas Cheers"As is par for the course with Cheers, nothing about season 6's Christmas episode is remotely subtle—which, of course, is why we love it. “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” does what only Community could, balancing studied homage, formal wanderlust, and unbelievable heart in an all-too-brief 23-minute package. Mad Men // "Christmas Waltz"In its fifth season, Mad Men gave us the best Christmas present money couldn’t buy: Don Draper and Joan Harris just hanging out and drinking. But he earned a new distinction with this Christmas episode: The Man With the Turkey on His Head (skip ahead to the 19:35 mark above). Just like its two official seasons, The Office Christmas special mixes brutally uncomfortable humor with moments of true sentimentality—none more so than when Tim finally gets the girl.
Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

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If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, take a look at our picks for the 45 best movies on Netflix right now. Directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, the film has been called among the best of Sandler's career. Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano all do some of their best work in the story of a duplicitous oilman who meets his match in the fiery son of a preacher. —JRAll four Indiana Jones movies are on Netflix, but the original still stands its ground as the best in the series and one of the finest action movies ever made. Opening to mixed reviews, it has since become a perennial entry in lists of the best comedies ever made.
Betrayed By One of Your Own

Betrayed By One of Your Own

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It was the vaunted investigative team of Woodward and Carl Bernstein whose coverage of the Watergate scandal helped bring down President Richard Nixon. But it might have convinced even one Fox News viewer to take this deadly virus more seriously. We discussed the Woodward tapes via text, because no one was allowed to be near him while he fought his health battle. We live in a red state run by a governor who followed the Trump approach to handling the pandemic: Gov. Mike Parson left it up to local counties to handle -- or mishandle -- their response, much like Trump left governors scrambling.
Big, Ridiculous Goal

Big, Ridiculous Goal

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I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo -- which stands for “National Novel Writing Month” and is held every year in November. While 1,667 words may not be an impossible number of words to write in one day, it is a heck of a lot of words to write every day. This year in particular, having this big goal gave a bit of structure to my life that seemed to be lacking. Encouraging a writer in England whose B&B is closed to get her words written, providing sympathy to a writer who is struggling with her novel while caring for her elderly mother, having a writer in Hawaii say he found my writing funny -- these were the connections that made this big, ridiculous goal worthwhile. I don’t know if I’ll ever participate in NaNoWriMo again; I’m writing most of the time anyway.
Better communication needed to tackle gaps in understanding of economic statistics

Better communication needed to tackle gaps in understanding of economic statistics

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Better communication needed to tackle gaps in understanding of economic statistics25 November 2020 | Rebecca HillEconomic measures affect our lives in many ways. The economic concepts the researchers looked at, such as inflation or interest rates, each have an impact on us. This research, carried out by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), as part of the research programme of the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, can help Full Fact and others identify where to focus our efforts. It looked at a range of economic measures, including unemployment, trade and government deficit. We know how complex these economic concepts are, but they are vitally important to us all, especially now.
Beyond the Teeth

Beyond the Teeth

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Your veterinarian is on the lookout for problems such as tooth resorptions; loose, broken or chipped teeth; areas of inflammation that could indicate infection; orthodontic issues such as missing, unerupted or misaligned teeth; and oral cancers. Stomatitis, an abnormal reaction to the formation of plaque on the teeth, is often seen in cats and dogs -- like our other cavalier, Keeper. Poorly positioned teeth can interfere with other teeth, or even grow into the jaw. Dr. Bellows recognizes that most people don’t brush their pets’ teeth, so instead he recommends daily use of dental wipes. He keeps a container of wipes in his TV room, and he or his wife rub their dog’s teeth while they’re watching TV.
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton accomplished much during the first years of his presidency. Marshall/Getty ImagesAll presidents can lay claim to sweeping changes in policy, but Bill Clinton was very active with his signature. President Bill Clinton was officially impeached on December 19, 1998. President Bill Clinton photographed with his wife and former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea. Famous Bill Clinton Quotes:
Block Screens' Blue Light To Get Better Sleep

Block Screens' Blue Light To Get Better Sleep

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Recent studies have found that prolonged exposure to blue light, particularly in the hours before bed, confuses the brain. Instead of the warm tones of evening light, which signal the brain to power down and prepare for sleep, the blue light emitted by electronic devices insists it’s daytime. If you don’t build in that no-screen buffer, the blue light will continue to tell your brain that it’s broad daylight. When it comes to working with a computer or tablet, consider purchasing special filters, which reduce the amount of blue light that a device emits. When activated, night mode shifts the light emitted by the screen from the high-energy blue light to the warmer end of the spectrum.
Bob Ross Jigsaw Puzzles Are a Happy Little Way to Relax

Bob Ross Jigsaw Puzzles Are a Happy Little Way to Relax

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Since jigsaw puzzles and Bob Ross paintings both help people relax, it seems like a Bob Ross jigsaw puzzle would have twice as much therapeutic value. As The Pop Insider reports, the toy company recently released a collection of eight puzzles based on Bob Ross’s tranquil landscapes. One puzzle features the northern lights above snow-capped mountains ($20), while another shows an indigo river reflecting the night sky ($20). ToynkIf you can’t decide which landscape is your favorite, Toynk has two puzzles each comprising a grid of 16 Bob Ross originals. One features Bob Ross’s signature across the center, and the other features an image of the artist himself, paintbrush in hand.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' Song Facts

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Song Facts

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Freddie Mercury started writing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 1968. The huge success of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is due in part to one DJ. “Bohemian Rhapsody” owes part of its success to British DJ Kenny Everett, who had a popular morning radio show on Capital Radio. Everett got his hands on an early pressing of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with strict instructions not to broadcast it (wink, wink). To celebrate their prestigious award, EMI pressed 200 copies of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in blue vinyl, each of which was hand-numbered.
Boorish Housemate Refuses to Lend a Paw -- Er, Hand

Boorish Housemate Refuses to Lend a Paw -- Er, Hand

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: We have a household member who has very bad manners. We don’t even try to plant flowers or grow a garden because he ruins any landscaping he sees. Sometimes, when I am ready to turn in for the night, I will find him asleep in my bed! I swear, if he pees on another bush during a family walk, I just might lose it. He doesn’t sound all that lovable to Miss Manners, but then, she is not his parent.
Big Birthday Celebration in Flux Due to COVID-19

Big Birthday Celebration in Flux Due to COVID-19

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DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a big birthday coming up, and I don’t know what to do. I want to do something like that, but thanks to COVID-19, we still can’t get together in person. -- CelebrateDEAR CELEBRATE: Is there an outdoor area where you and some friends can gather that might give you a chance to meet up with some of your loved ones in person? A video party can also be fun, but that, too, should be limited in scope. Extending your celebration to a week or a month of smaller engagements may be fulfilling for all!
Border Wall: Monument to Animal Cruelty and Eco-ignorance

Border Wall: Monument to Animal Cruelty and Eco-ignorance

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This is a national disgrace and a crime against nature and indigenous species, as many scientific studies have now clearly documented. DEAR DR. FOX: My wife and I no longer have animals, but when our children were young, we had a dog, hamsters and even a tarantula. -- T.N., South Bend, IndianaDEAR DR. FOX: I agree we are in a culture war -- one I never saw coming! Namely, we are seeing the rise of a third political party in the U.S. and in other countries. These increasingly dysfunctional democracies are learning that they cannot serve two masters -- unbridled capitalism and the public good.
Boyfriend Refuses To Vote

Boyfriend Refuses To Vote

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With the election coming up, my boyfriend, who is white, told me that he will not be voting because he does not support either of the candidates. I told him how important it is to vote and that we should exercise our right. He then shared that, if he were required to vote, out of the two major candidates he would most likely vote for Trump over Biden. He couldn’t give me an answer as to why he would vote for Trump. Regardless of who you vote for, you should know if you two are on the same page on these key issues.
Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal: four key questions answered

Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal: four key questions answered

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This was the same in the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May’s government which was voted down by parliament three times. For example, if there is no further extension to the Brexit deadline MPs have until 31 January 2020 to pass a withdrawal agreement. But the key thing is that GDP is still expected to grow in real terms under the new withdrawal agreement. Putting these figures in contextThe new withdrawal agreement is seen to be a “harder” Brexit than that negotiated under Theresa May. UK in a Changing Europe modelled the impact of Theresa May’s deal, Boris Johnson’s deal and a no deal “WTO” Brexit.
Bride Is Vigilant About Risking Guests’ Health

Bride Is Vigilant About Risking Guests’ Health

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it right that my niece insists on “no masks” at her wedding? GENTLE READER: Only if she has friends who are so eager to see her married that they are willing to risk their health. Miss Manners hopes that prospective guests will be notified in advance so that they need not dress up, complete with what is now considered a conventional accessory, only to be turned away at the door. DEAR MISS MANNERS: Each year, I host my women friends at an open house holiday party in my home. GENTLE READER: Although Miss Manners would be sorry to have you give up, what if your friends are all polite enough to respond immediately?
Brexit: What will change after 31 January?

Brexit: What will change after 31 January?

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Brexit: What will change after 31 January? The main thing you need to know about what will change after Brexit day is that most things will stay the same—for eleven months, at least. The things that will change immediately after 31 January are mostly in the territory of the UK’s participation in the EU’s political and legal process. During the transition period until 31 December 2020 flights will continue as normal. UK nationals who are legally resident in EU countries before 31 December 2020 will be able to remain.
Bridging and Healing the Great Divide

Bridging and Healing the Great Divide

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Major changes in how food is produced are needed if we want to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Indeed, becoming “locavores” means less food transportation, which means less fuel use, pollution and waste. DEAR DR. FOX: Your recent column was spot-on: The causes of the crises we face today are spiritual in nature. : Thanks for emphasizing the spiritual nature of true love. Rather than more time with electronics, I would advocate an hour a day at least in the great outdoors -- best of all with a rescued dog!
Bringing together the UK government, Facebook, and others to combat misinformation crises

Bringing together the UK government, Facebook, and others to combat misinformation crises

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Bringing together the UK government, Facebook, and others to combat misinformation crises20 November 2020 | Nicola Aitken and Phoebe ArnoldIn September we announced that Full Fact was convening a range of experts to develop a new collaborative model for tackling misinformation crises, with funding support from Facebook. With a coronavirus vaccine now potentially just months away, a wave of related bad information could undermine trust in medicine when it matters most. This project is an attempt to learn the lessons of previous waves of bad information, whether during elections or pandemics, to make sure we’re all ready to contain the next crisis before it unfolds. If you would like to contribute, or if you have feedback on the first discussion paper, please contact us. Download our first draft paper of the frameworkSubscribe for updates, or check back here to stay informed.
British Expressions, Explained

British Expressions, Explained

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The British have many delightful and colorful expressions that often make no sense to the rest of the world. The full phrase, Moore writes, is "a load of cobbler's awls," and awls rhymes with ... well, you can probably figure that out. “So he got the job purely because Bob was his uncle,” Moore writes. On the PullAnother British slang term for something considered rude to talk about in plain terms. Not long after, the Royal Navy introduced tinned meat rations, which the sailors referred to as Sweet Fanny Adams, a reference to the crime.
Bronchiectasis Usually the Result of Damage to Airways

Bronchiectasis Usually the Result of Damage to Airways

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Dear Reader: Although bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are related, they are actually two separate conditions. As the name suggests, bronchiectasis is a disease of the bronchial tubes, or bronchi. In someone living with bronchiectasis, chronic inflammation has caused the bronchial tubes to become scarred, thickened and widened. The result is repeated lung infections, which further damage the structures of the lung and make it more difficult to breathe. The most common cause of bronchiectasis is damage to the airways.
Broadchurch Trivia | 60 facts about the crime series

Broadchurch Trivia | 60 facts about the crime series

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Broadchurch is a popular TV series, that received very positive comments both from critics and the viewers. Features three actors who have portrayed The Doctor in the long running sci-fi series Doctor Who. Broadchurch won the award for best Crime Drama at National Television Awards in early 2018. Olivia Colman (Ellie Miller) won Best Actress, David Bradley (Jack Marshall) won Best Supporting Actor, and the show was named Best Drama Series. One of the TV series’ goof was that in the UK court procedures a witness would not be allowed to view proceedings until they have given evidence.
Brother-in-Law's Back Problems Seem Conveniently Timed

Brother-in-Law's Back Problems Seem Conveniently Timed

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DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: My husband is always defending his “little” brother, “Paul”, whenever I or his mom complain that it always seems like Paul’s “back problems” flare up whenever we could use a hand with some manual labor. My husband, who has bad knees, ends up taking it all on, so Paul doesn’t have to. So my husband, my 70-year-old father-in-law, and I moved the two feet of snow out of the driveway and off the front walk. I want to tell my jerk of a brother-in-law off, but my husband doesn’t want me to. STEAMED SILDEAR STEAMED SIL: While I don’t blame you for being angry, I’d let your mother- and father-in-law handle this one.
Buffalo Bill's House From 'The Silence of the Lambs' Is On the Market

Buffalo Bill's House From 'The Silence of the Lambs' Is On the Market

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It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140AmazonOsprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48AmazonNothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30AmazonThe perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Builders Can’t Keep Up

Builders Can’t Keep Up

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“Builders simply can’t build homes fast enough to meet the remarkable demand,” says Caballero, whose HomesUSA is the broker of record for dozens of builders in four of Texas’ biggest markets. In its latest poll, marketing and research firm Zonda found that 30% of builders reported taking “weeks longer” to start work. Some builders have stopped selling altogether because they can’t keep up. Sullivan adds: “Wait lists are back!”Taking more deals than they can handle isn’t the only thing slowing builders down, though. That means there’s nobody around to approve plans and make on-site inspections, among the myriad other services builders require.
Cactus Trivia | 40 facts about the plant

Cactus Trivia | 40 facts about the plant

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Cactus is a plant that grows in the desert, and the last few years has become a social media “aesthetic plant”, so it has become very popular. Cactus spines are produced from specialized structures called areoles, a kind of highly reduced branch. Some cactus plants live for only fifteen years, but some live to be as old as 300. Cactus grows big flowers which can be yellow, red, pink, white, orange, or blue Some cactus flowers bloom for only a day, while others last for weeks. The flowers of cactus plants are usually pollinated by bees, butterflies, moths, and even bats.
Building a model for collaborating to combat misinformation crises

Building a model for collaborating to combat misinformation crises

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The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a slew of measures attempting to grapple with huge volumes and newly challenging kinds of misinformation—from internet companies, fact checkers, governments and public health bodies. Most internet companies improved the supply of high quality, relevant information from local official sources on their platforms, and quickly released clear guidelines on non-acceptable content about Covid-19. Governments invested in digital public information campaigns and established special units to combat disinformation. With the support of Facebook, we are creating a working group with representatives from fact checkers, internet companies, governments around the world and civil society. In the coming weeks and months, we will announce the names of those who are joining the working group and publish a number of papers on the issues that we are working through and discussing.
Can I Apply Lipstick Once My Mask Is Off?

Can I Apply Lipstick Once My Mask Is Off?

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: What’s the new lipstick rule? The problem now is not being able to put on lipstick at home because you are going to be wearing a mask. Sure, you can put it on when you arrive wherever you are going, but then others see you do it. You can see the entire routine just by pulling up next to another car at a red light. But if you promise to limit yourself to a quick application and blotting of lipstick, preferably while you park your coat before appearing to others in your pod, she will grant you an emergency suspension of the old rule.
Can't Think of the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift? Amazon's 'Most-Loved' Section Curates the Site's Best Products

Can't Think of the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift? Amazon's 'Most-Loved' Section Curates the Site's Best Products

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Welcome to Amazon's most-loved products section. The section also includes a page for popular products currently on sale. If you need a Valentine's Day gift that won't disappoint, there's even a whole page dedicated to the most popular presents for the big day. And if you just want to keep tabs on trending products, you can see the most-loved items of the past week. To see everything that made the cut, check out Amazon's most-loved products page.
Can the Bite of a Black Widow Spider Kill You?

Can the Bite of a Black Widow Spider Kill You?

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The black widow spider, or Latrodectus hesperus, is one of three venomous spiders in found in the United States. While a bite from any spider is unpleasant, a bite from a venomous spider is even more so, but can it kill you? One study on black widow spider toxicity found that in 23,409 cases of exposure to black widow venom, only 1.4 percent of patients had life-threatening symptoms. While it is unlikely that the bite of a black widow will kill you, there is a good chance you’ll experience some unpleasant side effects. The good news is, black widow spiders are not known to attack humans.
Can the Iron in Your Blood Be Removed By a Super Powerful Magnetic Source?

Can the Iron in Your Blood Be Removed By a Super Powerful Magnetic Source?

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And just what are the most powerful magnets in the universe? If a strong enough magnetic field is applied, the magnetic fields of all the iron atoms in all the domains will also align. The current supplied by the battery is spiraling around the nail through the wire creates a magnetic field, because it’s undergoing a centripetal acceleration. This brings us to one of the most powerful magnets mere mortals occasionally encounter in the form of Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI’s). Unfortunately, magnets powerful enough and have a solenoid big enough to levitate a human don’t exist on Earth… yet.
Can the Police Commit Crimes While Undercover?

Can the Police Commit Crimes While Undercover?

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Chloe T. asks: Can police officers or FBI agents commit crimes while undercover? And any criminal operation could quickly weed out any such undercover agents simply by asking them to break a law and seeing what happened next. On that note, undercover agents can commit more major crimes, including even bribing politicians, so long as prior approval to do so is obtained. In response to the controversy, the British government introduced sweeping legislation severely limiting the ability of undercover officers to commit crimes and form relationships with those they were investigating. So to sum up, undercover agents in most regions of the world can absolutely commit crimes while undercover, though the extent and severity of the crimes they are allowed to commit varies depending on who or what they are investigating.
Can You Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions?

Can You Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions?

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Animal Tea Infusers; $16Nothing like afternoon tea with your tiny animal friends. DecorChic/AmazonSaying goodbye to disposable tea bags calls for a quality tea diffuser, and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be shaped like an adorable animal. SodaStream for Sparkling Water; $69A fondness for fizzy over flat water doesn’t have to mean buying it bottled. Countertop Compost Bin; $23Like a tiny Tin Man for your table. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Can You Answer These Thanksgiving Trivia Questions?

Can You Answer These Thanksgiving Trivia Questions?

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Animal Tea Infusers; $16Nothing like afternoon tea with your tiny animal friends. DecorChic/AmazonSaying goodbye to disposable tea bags calls for a quality tea diffuser, and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be shaped like an adorable animal. SodaStream for Sparkling Water; $69A fondness for fizzy over flat water doesn’t have to mean buying it bottled. Countertop Compost Bin; $23Like a tiny Tin Man for your table. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Can You Guess J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beast From Its Magical Power?

Can You Guess J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beast From Its Magical Power?

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Can You Finish the Verses to These Popular Holiday Songs?

Can You Finish the Verses to These Popular Holiday Songs?

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Can You Guess the Element From the Meaning Behind Its Name?

Can You Guess the Element From the Meaning Behind Its Name?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Can You Identify These Animals by Their Old-Timey Nicknames?

Can You Identify These Animals by Their Old-Timey Nicknames?

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Animal Tea Infusers; $16Nothing like afternoon tea with your tiny animal friends. DecorChic/AmazonSaying goodbye to disposable tea bags calls for a quality tea diffuser, and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be shaped like an adorable animal. SodaStream for Sparkling Water; $69A fondness for fizzy over flat water doesn’t have to mean buying it bottled. Countertop Compost Bin; $23Like a tiny Tin Man for your table. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Can You Match the Classic Book to Its Not-So-Classic Sequel?

Can You Match the Classic Book to Its Not-So-Classic Sequel?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Can You Match the Disease to Its Old Name?

Can You Match the Disease to Its Old Name?

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Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. From Baby Yoda Christmas ornaments to TARDIS string lights, there are plenty of geeky holiday decorations you can use to celebrate the season. Enterprise tree topper, complete with lights and sound effects, could be the perfect addition to your Christmas tree. The Star Trek U.S.S. Sign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Can You Match the Show to the Streaming Service It Belongs to?

Can You Match the Show to the Streaming Service It Belongs to?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Can You Match the Main TV Character to Their Sidekick?

Can You Match the Main TV Character to Their Sidekick?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Can You Match These Lyrics to Their Holiday Songs?

Can You Match These Lyrics to Their Holiday Songs?

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But nothing caught on quite like the time-tested practice of baking bread. And beyond the simple loaf, baking sourdough bread, in particular, has been one of the pandemic's most ubiquitous hobbies. In this course, Poilâne shares her family’s method for making five kinds of bread, including brioche, rustic wheat, rye, corn flour bread, and, of course, sourdough starter. No matter your skill level or familiarity with bread baking, there is so much to be gained from Poilâne’s class. Growing up around bread and boulangeries her entire life, Poilâne started her apprenticeship at 16 years old.
Can You Pick the Halloween-Themed Word or Phrase That Matches Each Definition?

Can You Pick the Halloween-Themed Word or Phrase That Matches Each Definition?

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Polaroid Camera; $140Polaroid/AmazonPolaroid cameras are as classic as Star Wars itself, so this collaboration feels natural. Baby Yoda Socks; $11DisneyEven your feet can join in on the Mandalorian hype with this set of Baby Yoda socks from Disney. In his clutches is Baby Yoda, and the pair strikes a pose that's perfect for displaying on a desk or bookshelf. Baby Yoda Tiki Mug; $27Geeki Tiki/ToynkThis tiki mug is firmly in the “at this point, why not?” category of Baby Yoda merchandise. Baby Yoda 39-Inch Area Rug; $50Robe Factory LLC/AmazonFor floors that have a distinct lack of Baby Yoda, this 39-inch area rug sports a vivid illustration of everyone’s favorite pint-sized Force wielder sitting in his adorable floating bassinet.
Can You Tell Your Fast Food Items From Your Gymnastics Moves?

Can You Tell Your Fast Food Items From Your Gymnastics Moves?

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Animal Tea Infusers; $16Nothing like afternoon tea with your tiny animal friends. DecorChic/AmazonSaying goodbye to disposable tea bags calls for a quality tea diffuser, and there’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be shaped like an adorable animal. SodaStream for Sparkling Water; $69A fondness for fizzy over flat water doesn’t have to mean buying it bottled. Countertop Compost Bin; $23Like a tiny Tin Man for your table. Buy it: AmazonSign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!
Can You Tell Whether It's a Poisonous Plant or an Indie Band?

Can You Tell Whether It's a Poisonous Plant or an Indie Band?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan posing with a model of the Viking lander in Death Valley, California. Carl Sagan wanted Contact to be an early video game. Carl Sagan was married to author and 'Cosmos' co-writer Ann Druyan from 1981 until his death in 1996. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray (seated), Louis Friedman (standing, left), and Harry Ashmore (standing, right) formed The Planetary Society in 1980. Famous Carl Sagan quotes.
Can You Tell Your Romance Novels from Your Nail Polish Colors?

Can You Tell Your Romance Novels from Your Nail Polish Colors?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
'Carrie' Movie Facts

'Carrie' Movie Facts

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Stephen King was paid $2500 for the film rights to Carrie. Stephen King thought Brian De Palma handled Carrie in a "more artistic" way than he had. Sissy Spacek was adamant that her own hand appear in the final scene of Carrie. Carrie’s school, Bates High School, is yet another nod to Hitchock’s 1960 classic. Stephen King would have loved to see Lindsay Lohan play Carrie.
Cash Gift Comes With Instructions on Its Use

Cash Gift Comes With Instructions on Its Use

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: My sister-in-law sent my husband $1,200 and told him to spend it on clothes and stuff for himself. For the past three months, I have been working 80 hours a week to support us. I feel that he should not accept the gift if it is tied to how she wants it spent. I work very hard to support us, and to have them dictate how to spend a gift of cash is creating a huge rift between us. Every time Miss Manners believes she has completed her list of reasons for disliking cash as presents, a Gentle Reader is kind enough to provide another.
Cat Constipation Concerns

Cat Constipation Concerns

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DEAR DR. FOX: I am a new owner of a rescued cat, as well as a dog I inherited from my aunt. Also, I sneeze more lately, and wonder if I am allergic to the cat. The feral cats my wife and I rescued always had very dry stools, which they buried with great diligence in their litter boxes. All cats should be kept within their owners’ property so that if the cat becomes sick with diarrhea, there are fewer possibilities as to the cause. My solution for cat allergies is to wipe the cat down morning and evening with a moist sponge to remove the dander (essentially dried cat saliva from self-grooming).
'Cat People' Movie Facts

'Cat People' Movie Facts

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However, four days after Cat People started shooting, Tourneur was almost fired when production chief Lew Ostrow watched some raw footage from the movie. Viertel’s friend turned out to be Val Lewton himself, who took a liking to Russell and gladly handed her the part. She’d go on to make appearances in many of his other films, including Cat People’s 1944 sequel, The Curse of the Cat People. Cat People was the first motion picture that Val Lewton had ever been put in charge of. Whereas Citizen Kane had earned a paltry $1.5 million at the box office, Cat People raked in $4 million—enough to make it the highest-grossing RKO film of the year.
Cat Trivia Quiz

Cat Trivia Quiz

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But nothing caught on quite like the time-tested practice of baking bread. And beyond the simple loaf, baking sourdough bread, in particular, has been one of the pandemic's most ubiquitous hobbies. In this course, Poilâne shares her family’s method for making five kinds of bread, including brioche, rustic wheat, rye, corn flour bread, and, of course, sourdough starter. No matter your skill level or familiarity with bread baking, there is so much to be gained from Poilâne’s class. Growing up around bread and boulangeries her entire life, Poilâne started her apprenticeship at 16 years old.
Cats and Fleas: Safe Preventions

Cats and Fleas: Safe Preventions

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DEAR DR. FOX: In a recent column, you mentioned a safe flea control for cats. Rub the liquid between the cat’s shoulder blades, on the back of the neck and behind the ears. The only problem is that our youngest cat, Phoebe, keeps defecating and urinating outside of the litter box. Some cat-rehoming experts tell me that some house-soiling cats never fully recover and use the litter box. He will probably join the remaining 15% as permanent residents for behavioral reasons: being fearful or aggressive toward people, or spraying and not using the litter box.
Cat Vet Group Says: No More Elective Declawing

Cat Vet Group Says: No More Elective Declawing

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DEAR READERS: Please read this announcement from the American Association of Feline Practitioners regarding the group’s policy on elective declawing procedures:The AAFP “is proud to announce a policy update ending elective declawing procedures (onychectomy) for felines in all designated Cat Friendly Practices. The AAFP and the International Society of Feline Medicine established the Cat Friendly Practice program as a global initiative elevating care for cats. Many regions throughout the world, including portions of North America, have banned declawing procedures unless there is a necessary medical reason. With proper education provided by CFPs, cat caregivers will have a better understanding of the procedure and potential risks associated with it.”The AAFP has also developed a Claw Friendly Educational Toolkit (catvets.com/claw-friendly-toolkit), and the group’s Cat Friendly Homes website contains educational resources on the topic for cat caregivers (catfriendly.com/scratching). DEAR DR. FOX: I put a shelter in my yard for a stray cat, who seemed to be quite old.
Changes in Gratitude, Changes in Latitude

Changes in Gratitude, Changes in Latitude

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Start looking for little things that you can appreciate. But you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to show your gratitude and appreciation. In fact, there are some pretty significant physical and mental benefits to gratitude, which include:-- Improved physical, emotional and social well-being. That kind of education is a reason for gratitude, especially when you move on to your new and better job. And I don’t say that just because I’m an envelope guy!
Chance Encounter With Psychic Leads to Questions

Chance Encounter With Psychic Leads to Questions

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She asked for my birthday and my sign, and she told me all about myself and my past. -- Psychic MindsDEAR PSYCHIC MINDS: I must admit that I am skeptical of psychics. What makes sense to you? Be in the present moment. Go for it if it makes sense.
Chefs Offer Cooking Tips They Think Everyone Should Know

Chefs Offer Cooking Tips They Think Everyone Should Know

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Have you been spending a ton of time in your kitchen cooking (or learning how to cook) during the pandemic and the quarantine? Chefs on AskReddit offered up cooking tips that will help all of us out. Add oil to pan. Add flour and oil to big pot. Always taste as you add stuff and cook longer.
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens intended Great Expectations to be funny. This plaque located on Bayham Street in Camden, London, shows where author Charles Dickens once lived. “And to find fresh ones coming down to dinner in a perfect procession, when I thought there were no more.”Here’s the full list, from oldest to youngest:Charles Culliford Boz Dickens, Jr. (1837-1896)Mary “Mamie” Angela Dickens (1838-1896)Catherine "Kate" Elizabeth Macready Perugini (1839-1929)Walter Savage Landor Dickens (1841-1863)Francis Jeffrey Dickens (1844-1886)Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens (1845-1912)Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens (1847-1872)Sir Henry Fielding Dickens (1849-1933)Dora Annie Dickens (1850-1851)Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens (1852-1902)6. The signature of author Charles Dickens. Books by Charles Dickens.
Chill in the Air Is the Source of Heated Household Debate

Chill in the Air Is the Source of Heated Household Debate

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Other than cooking breakfast and some quick snacks, he does not contribute to the household. I tell him to put on more clothes if he is cold, but he complains to the point that I turn off the fans and air. My question is, don't I have a right to be comfortable in the home I pay for? I don't consider them social friends, and I don't think they need to know the details of my private life. Is there a nice way to tell these people to back off a little because we only work together?
Christmas Lyric Match-Up

Christmas Lyric Match-Up

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But nothing caught on quite like the time-tested practice of baking bread. And beyond the simple loaf, baking sourdough bread, in particular, has been one of the pandemic's most ubiquitous hobbies. In this course, Poilâne shares her family’s method for making five kinds of bread, including brioche, rustic wheat, rye, corn flour bread, and, of course, sourdough starter. No matter your skill level or familiarity with bread baking, there is so much to be gained from Poilâne’s class. Growing up around bread and boulangeries her entire life, Poilâne started her apprenticeship at 16 years old.
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

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It's said that Christopher Columbus stayed here while awaiting ship repairs in 1492. There's also the theory that Christopher Columbus was from Portugal. bdsklo/iStock via Getty Images PlusItalians have long claimed Christopher Columbus as one of their own, but not everyone is in agreement about the explorer’s birthplace. An illustration of Christopher Columbus at the court of Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II. A Norse settlement discovered in Newfoundland, Canada, points to European journeys in North America that predate Christopher Columbus.
Christ the Redeemer Trivia | 40 facts about the impressive statue

Christ the Redeemer Trivia | 40 facts about the impressive statue

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Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Housing prices in Rio de Janeiro have increased simply if the property has a view of Christ the Redeemer. This is how he ende up creating the statue using stone tiles. Wind and rain have worn away at the statue’s stone tiles. For years, visitors to Christ the Redeemer had to scale around 200 steps to get from the train station to the statue.
Claim that extending the Brexit transition period could cost £380 billion is not credible

Claim that extending the Brexit transition period could cost £380 billion is not credible

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Claim that extending the Brexit transition period could cost £380 billion is not credibleThis estimate is based on a one-sided analysis which doesn’t seem to factor in any economic benefit of retaining free trade with the EU during the transition period. It will cost the UK £378 billion to extend the transition period between the UK and the EU. A majority of the public is against extending the transition period between the UK and the EU. There’s no evidence that a majority of people oppose a transition extensionThe CBP commissioned ComRes to poll public opinion on the transition period. That alone means we should place limited trust in specific numbers that represent the supposed cost of remaining in the transition period.
Claude Monet

Claude Monet

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Claude Monet was friends with other Impressionists. Édouard Manet paints in his studio, surrounded by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other 19th-century artists. 'Impression, Sunrise' by Claude Monet (1872) Claude Monet, Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainThe artists had given their group a not-so-catchy name: The Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. 'Grainstack (Sunset)' by Claude Monet (1891) Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty ImagesThe rich, wild garden wasn’t the only part of Giverny Monet felt compelled to immortalize on canvas. Claude Monet in 1923.
'Cobra Kai' TV Show Facts

'Cobra Kai' TV Show Facts

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? Two, nothing ages faster than comedy, so some films aren't here by virtue of viewing them through a 2020 lens. And of course, it's a film that makes plenty of room for the legendary honorary Marx, the great Margaret Dumont. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
Close Down the Puppy Mills

Close Down the Puppy Mills

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DEAR DR. FOX: Why haven’t puppy mills been closed down after all these years of documented abuses? Baker writes:“Inhumane conditions have been exposed at commercial dog breeding facilities, aka puppy mills, as far back as the 1960s. Congress finally took action in 1970 and amended the federal Animal Welfare Act to specifically address concerns about puppy mills. “Animal welfare organizations have made great strides in closing down some of the most egregious puppy mills over the years, and have significantly increased the standards of care for the breeding dogs who are confined in puppy mills. “E-commerce also allows puppy mills to camouflage the substandard housing and the wretched living conditions of the breeding stock.
Colonoscopy Prep No Fun, But Important

Colonoscopy Prep No Fun, But Important

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: I will be having a routine colonoscopy next month and just received the preparation instructions. It says that in the week before the test, I should avoid seeds and even corn (one of my favorite foods). : A colonoscopy is a test in which a specialist, usually a gastroenterologist, uses a device that provides a view of the lining of the large intestine. It is a method used both for routine screening and for patients with symptoms that require a closer look. The preparation during the days before the test is no fun, but this is a very important procedure that can be a lifesaver.
Color Helps To Brighten Decor Amid Strange Days

Color Helps To Brighten Decor Amid Strange Days

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But the ochre color and fabric are pure 21st century. Hand towel is 30 inches long by 15 inches wide; bath towel is 54 by 30 inches. It's a good time for a little color of your own -- in home decor. The brand, which has never taken its color cues from fashion or current trends, recently introduced a concept called Color Spheres. A bar from Anthropologie is clad in velvet, with a fluting that reads as a tone-on-tone vertical stripe, for extra dimensionality.
Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump

Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump

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Regardless of your politics, I think we can all agree that Donald Trump is by no means a humble man, and he’d be the first to admit that the Trump Family comprises something of a rich and powerful dynasty. This has led to a persistent idea that the Trump family’s fortune was made primarily by selling alcohol and sex to the masses. This would become one of the first of many bizarrely fortunate business decisions made by Frederick in his adult years. Despite strong objections from Fred’s mother owing to the supposed lower social standing of the Christ family, Frederick ignored his mom’s wishes and eventually proposed to Elizabeth. This, again, is why it’s not quite accurate to say the Trump family fortune was made from gambling, hair cutting, and prostitution.
Comparison Remains the Thief of Joy

Comparison Remains the Thief of Joy

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: All I see on social media lately are photos of awesomeness: beautiful meals, precocious kids, exciting outdoorsy vacations with ecstatic partners. Though I’m very fortunate in a lot of ways, I’m lonely. I think it’s tacky to post nonstop photos of perfect-adorable-awesomeness during a pandemic. Do you agree, or do you think I’m just bitter and jealous? But suppose it is all true, and many people are thriving in these times -- leading glorious lives despite the pandemic.
Competitive Couple Needs New Game Plan

Competitive Couple Needs New Game Plan

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DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: My daughter and her husband are the most competitive couple I know. When your daughter and son-in-law were in school and competing in separate sports, it was one thing. Now they’re competing in life with each other, and that holds the potential for trouble ahead. Like many former athletes, they might not be aware that they’re approaching life like it’s a championship. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s also not necessarily a healthy thing for a couple when they’re each other’s rival.
Coping With a Demanding Cat

Coping With a Demanding Cat

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She believes anytime we are in the living room and kitchen area, we are available to go outside. Your cat has trained you -- yes, they do learn ways to control us -- and now demands constant walks outside. Instead, consider getting another cat: a friendly, neutered, slightly younger one that tests negative for feline viral leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses. Cats have taught me that two cats living together are generally much healthier, less obese and happier than those who live with only human companionship. Armed with your professional input, I will encourage a visit to the local shelter and adopt another cat!
Common Tombstone Symbol Meanings

Common Tombstone Symbol Meanings

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Accompanying the inscriptions of names, dates, and family crests are some common symbols that crop up repeatedly on tombstones. EyeIf you feel someone may be looking at you in the cemetery, you might be near a tombstone engraved with an eye. Clasped HandsSeeing two hands clasped together can illustrate shaking hands or holding hands, depending on the position of the thumbs. An open book on a tombstone might refer to a sacred text like the Bible, the “book of life,” or the person’s willingness to learn. An hourglass on its end may mean the deceased died suddenly, while a winged hourglass communicates how quickly time flies.
Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers

Coronavirus: our pledge to you, our readers

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You’ve probably seen a surge in false information about the new coronavirus over the past few weeks. Our pledge to youWe can’t predict the future, but we can promise to fight as hard as we can to protect people from being misled by bad information. Your inbox every Friday: we’ll send our fact checks from the week straight to your inbox. we’ll send our fact checks from the week straight to your inbox. No one was prepared for a crisis at this scale, and with so many of us confused by contradictory information about the new coronavirus, their support is more needed than ever.
Costume Ideas for Your Zoom Halloween Party

Costume Ideas for Your Zoom Halloween Party

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A Dunder Mifflin employeeNBCPractice your best deadpans, grab a Dundie, and set your Zoom background to the interview room from The Office. All it takes is a black suit jacket, white shirt, black tie, and a pair of Ray-Bans. MeteorologistColumbia/AmazonGrab some office attire and set your Zoom background to a five-day forecast to look like a qualified weather expert. Turn the lights way, way down and let the camera roll. Samara from The RingTo sell this costume, you'll need to set your Zoom background to the creepy well from The Ring (2000).
Coursera Teamed Up With Disney and Pixar on Courses

Coursera Teamed Up With Disney and Pixar on Courses

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If audiences are smiling and laughing, then there's a good chance you made an effective funny movie. Thousands of comedies fall under the "effective funny movie" umbrella, of course, but what about the movies that exist beyond that, in another sphere? Two, nothing ages faster than comedy, so some films aren't here by virtue of viewing them through a 2020 lens. And of course, it's a film that makes plenty of room for the legendary honorary Marx, the great Margaret Dumont. Shaun of the Dead is a relentlessly funny movie, as full of big set piece gags as it is memorable one-liners like "You've got red on you."
COVID-19: A Not-So-Simple Pandemic

COVID-19: A Not-So-Simple Pandemic

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DEAR READERS: Some contend that the coronavirus associated with this pandemic is far less harmful than officials say. So these factors all need to be addressed, especially the anthropogenic environmental contributions to our susceptibility to contagious diseases. Since animals both wild and domesticated are the sources of constantly mutating epidemic and pandemic diseases, our cruel, profit-driven exploitation of all animals should be terminated -- for their well-being, as well as our own. Though my dog would not be considered a wild animal, I had a very strong spiritual connection with her, and your article evoked a number of fond emotions for me. But empathy may become impaired during the course of veterinary (and human) medical education, as other studies have documented: The patient becomes objectified and the empathy connection is broken.
COVID-19 Cat Lockdown and a Pork Industry Alert

COVID-19 Cat Lockdown and a Pork Industry Alert

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DEAR READERS: Several mammalian species, including cats, are susceptible to infection by people with COVID-19. Infected cats could also spread the disease to wildlife, notably foxes, squirrels and rabbits. I am also concerned about the global pork industry, since pigs are susceptible to SARS-CoV—2 and thus potentially at risk from infected workers. CAT WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASE HAD SARS-COV-2A 16-year-old cat with severe respiratory illness was humanely euthanized and diagnosed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Kevin Brightbill. The cat lived in a home with several people who had positive COVID-19 tests.
COVID-19 Affects Sense of Smell Differently Than Colds, Flu

COVID-19 Affects Sense of Smell Differently Than Colds, Flu

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However, it turns out that this loss of the sense of smell, known as anosmia, occurs for two very different reasons. Since the sense of taste is closely linked to the sense of smell, both take a steep dive during the plugged-up phase of an illness. When it comes to COVID-19, researchers have recently uncovered the surprising reason for anosmia as one of the earliest symptoms of infection. Rather than congestion, as with a cold or the flu, the loss of smell in people with COVID-19 occurs due to how the virus affects the nervous system. The good news is that for most patients, recovery from COVID-19 includes a return of their sense of smell.
Covid-19 survival rate is less than 99.8%

Covid-19 survival rate is less than 99.8%

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Covid-19 survival rate is less than 99.8%19 February 2021What was claimed The Covid-19 vaccines are experimental. What was claimed Covid-19 has a survival rate of 99.8%. 1 of 3 claimsA post on Facebook claims that Covid-19 vaccines are “experimental”, do not incur any liability, and are used to treat a virus with a 99.8% survival rate. The virus’s survival rate is lower than 99.8% in the UKCovid-19 is far more dangerous for older people than younger people. If only 0.2% of people die from Covid-19 after catching it (which the claimed 99.8% survival rate implies), then virtually everyone in the country must have already been infected.
COVID Crisis, Voter Regrets and a Family Forever Changed

COVID Crisis, Voter Regrets and a Family Forever Changed

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“I will probably regret that a lot more once I start paying attention to things outside my house,” she said. Her husband, Don, got COVID-19 back in September, which ravaged his lungs. After nearly a month at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he was put on a ventilator last week. He was making good money, and saved enough to move his wife and their 11-year-old daughter here five months ago. When he got back home, he tested negative for COVID -- twice -- but kept getting sicker.
COVID-19 Vaccine Uses Different Technology Than Flu Shot

COVID-19 Vaccine Uses Different Technology Than Flu Shot

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Dear Doctor: Is a COVID-19 vaccine the same as a flu shot? Dear Reader: The vaccine against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not the same as the influenza vaccine. Let’s start with the flu vaccine. The coronavirus vaccines, by contrast, are a class of vaccines known as mRNA vaccines. Considering your experience with the flu vaccine, we understand your hesitancy.
Cranberries Aren't Just for Sauce

Cranberries Aren't Just for Sauce

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While a good ol’ cranberry sauce is the go-to accompaniment to turkey, you can also add cranberries to chutneys, salsas and relishes. Use them to flavor simple syrup, infuse vodka, muddle into mixed drinks, or simply float a few berries as a colorful garnish. (The simple syrup may be stored in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to one month.) Make the cocktail:Combine the cranberries, mint, lime and orange slice in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Serve with whole fresh or frozen cranberries, lime wedges and mint sprigs.
Cozy Gifts for Hygge Enthusiasts

Cozy Gifts for Hygge Enthusiasts

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To help that special peace-seeking someone in your life find the ultimate level of relaxation, might we suggest one of these goodies? The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living; $16The first rule of hygge is to learn everything you can about hygge—like how it’s pronounced for starters (it’s hoo-ga). But if your giftee isn't lucky enough to have a home with a fireplace, there’s a simple workaround: They can mount an electric one to the wall, just as they would a plasma TV. WISSOTZKY Tea Magic Tea Chest; $40A hot cup of something is an essential part of any hygge environment. Buy it: Amazon (women's); Amazon (men's)10.
Creating Your Own Calm Is Essential

Creating Your Own Calm Is Essential

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Jim: For most moms, the job description seems to be something like this: You hit the floor running in the morning, and you don't stop until you collapse into bed exhausted late at night. Do you know how to care for your inner world as well as you do your outer world? You won't find inner peace by controlling a crazy outer world, but by creating calm within your crazy. Q: How should we respond to our teenager when he claims that we don't care about what he has to say? We do try to give him our full attention whenever he talks to us, so we don't think his accusations are fair.
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' TV Show Facts

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' TV Show Facts

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On October 17, 1999, HBO aired a mockumentary special called Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm. Curb Your Enthusiasm's “Larry David” is an "idealized" version of the real Larry David. Sure, there are some obvious similarities between TV Larry and real-life Larry, but David told Rolling Stone that it wouldn’t be smart for him to be TV Larry all the time. Larry David didn’t want to be married on Curb Your Enthusiasm if he wasn’t married in real life. Larry David himself once put the odds of a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm at 6-1.
Cross-Dressing Causes Fracture in a Solid Longtime Marriage

Cross-Dressing Causes Fracture in a Solid Longtime Marriage

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Recently, he has discovered that he likes wearing women's clothes. It started with him wearing women's underwear under his clothes, which didn't bother me. He assures me that he isn't gay, he does not want to become a woman or want to dress in women's clothes full time. However, some of his behaviors have changed, and his wearing women's clothing has increased. But I also don't know just how much of this I can accept or how far he wants to go.
Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016

Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016

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Crime in London has risen less than the rest of England since 2016Incorrect. Recorded crime per person in London has increased by 18% over this period, less than the 31% increase across England overall. These statistics only count crime recorded by police, and it’s estimated that overall crime is decreasing. In London crime has risen five times faster than the rest of the country since Sadiq Khan became Mayor in 2016. In actual fact the Evening Standard article appears to have compared the change in crime in London to England overall, not “the rest of England.” In the rest of England (without including London) recorded crime actually fell slightly.
Dad's Attitude Toward Serious BF Hurts Daughter

Dad's Attitude Toward Serious BF Hurts Daughter

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My dad knows we are serious and probably going to get married within the next two years. Whenever I talk to my dad, either on the phone or in person, he NEVER asks about my boyfriend. When I visit home with my boyfriend, my dad barely talks to him. I tell him he is being bratty, and my boyfriend is going to be his son-in-law someday, so he needs to get over it. If you’ve never openly asked your dad why he doesn’t like your guy, it may be time to do so.
Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

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Dante and the Divine Comedy in Duomo. Statue of Dante Alighieri on the Piazza della Signoria in Verona, Italy. Dante Alighieri is considered the father of the Italian language. Even today, there are still Dante Alighieri Societies found across the globe, with a mission to promote the Italian language and culture. As a result, Dante spent his remaining years as a wanderer, a lifestyle that afforded him the inspiration to write The Divine Comedy.
Dead To Me Trivia | 40 facts about the series

Dead To Me Trivia | 40 facts about the series

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“Dead To Me” is an original series that was released from Netflix, and ever since has drawn the attention of many people. On “Dead to Me” stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two grieving women who bond during therapy. Christina Applegate had to take therapy after the show because it triggered other emotional moments in her life. Both Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini havé previously starred as love interests to Will Ferrell, who’s an executive producer of the show. Christina Applegate went through a double mastectomy in real life to combat breast cancer.
Daughter-in-Law's Short Fuse Is a Big Worry

Daughter-in-Law's Short Fuse Is a Big Worry

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I’m asking advice about whether to interfere with the way my grandchildren, ages 9 and 7, are being parented. The rationale from my DIL was that they wanted to take away something that was meaningful. She found some paint on an upholstered dining chair and went into an all-out rage at my granddaughter. My hope is that what you see is only part of the childrearing conversations between your son and his wife. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t discretely remind your son of how difficult it can be to live with someone with a dangerously short fuse, since you’ve been there, done that.
Dealing With Stage 4 Cancer in a Pandemic

Dealing With Stage 4 Cancer in a Pandemic

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Doctors diagnosed her with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The tumor itself was very small, but the type of breast cancer is aggressive. The five-year survival stats for her type of breast cancer are around 25% and even lower if it has metastasized into the brain. She joined an online group for women under 40 who have metastatic breast cancer, where the conversation is different from typical breast cancer survivor groups. Metastatic breast cancer gets overlooked in the conversation about early detection and survivors.
Definitions of ‘Titular’ and ‘Eponymous’: What’s the Difference?

Definitions of ‘Titular’ and ‘Eponymous’: What’s the Difference?

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In Greta Gerwig’s 2017 film Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan’s character Lady Bird is vexed to discover that she’s been cast as “The Tempest” in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. In other words, Medina is the titular town of the duke—and the Duke of Medina is the titular duke of the town. Lady Bird is the eponymous teenager of the film Lady Bird. You might call Ford Motor Company “Henry Ford’s eponymous business,” or mention that Lady Bird is a hilariously relatable character in her eponymous movie. If you’ve been led to believe that titular isn’t a synonym for eponymous, it’s probably because titular has more than one meaning.
Death rate back to early 2000s levels

Death rate back to early 2000s levels

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Death rate back to early 2000s levels22 January 2021What was claimed The death rate in 2020 was lower than in the early 2000s. What was claimed 2020 has had the 6th highest death rate in the past thirty years. 1 of 2 claimsA post on Facebook claims that 2020 saw the UK’s sixth highest death rate going back to 1999. In fact, the death rate was higher every year between 1991 and 2000 than in 2020, so 2020 had the joint-11th highest death rate over the past three decades. 2020 saw a sharp reversal to that trend, with the death rate returning to where it was in the early 2000s.
Designing a Holiday Tabletop for a Season Like No Other

Designing a Holiday Tabletop for a Season Like No Other

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And even if fewer people gather at our holiday table, that doesn't mean we can't make it special. There are tips for table settings, as well as food -- menu ideas and prep. The Hestia Harlow online rental platform features 745,000 table-setting combinations on its website. Perhaps it's because they add warmth, color and/or pattern and personality, framing table settings or providing a ground for the tablescape. Advice from the website Hestia Harlow: Go wild.
Did Andy Warhol Leave a Dick Pic on the Moon?

Did Andy Warhol Leave a Dick Pic on the Moon?

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This is the Moon Museum, the only art gallery on another world. On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Luna 2 probe impacted the lunar surface, becoming the first manmade object to reach another celestial body. An explosive charge in each sphere was designed to detonate just before impact, scattering the pennants across the lunar surface, but as Luna 2 impacted the lunar surface at 3.3km/s, it is likely that they were vaporized. But all these pieces were officially sanctioned by their respective governments; the Moon Museum was a far more…shall we say, independent project. The technician agreed to smuggle the Moon Museum onto the LM and send a telegram to Meyers confirming it was aboard.
Did Any Medieval Knight Ever Actually Rescue a Damsel in Distress?

Did Any Medieval Knight Ever Actually Rescue a Damsel in Distress?

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But in recorded history, has there ever been a well documented case of a knight actually rescuing a damsel in distress? On that note, looking at various instances of kidnapped women, we figured surely at least one kidnapped woman of noble birth in history had some officially knighted individual dash off to save her, right? You might think her knight of a husband would come to her rescue, but unfortunately for her, and us looking for a case of a knight rescuing a damsel in distress, Sir Thomas was dead at the time, Margery just didn’t know it at first. However, sadly for our quest to find a well documented case of a knight rescuing a woman, Thomas was not a knight. From this, perhaps it’s not surprising there don’t seem to be well documented cases of knights actually rescuing women.
Did Cavemen Ever Really Exist?

Did Cavemen Ever Really Exist?

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But did humans ever really live in caves en masse or is this just something that exists only in popular consciousness and not in reality? To begin with, when you think of cavemen, you probably picture thick browed simpletons clad in tattered furs, sitting around a fire in a cave. Both Neanderthals and modern humans built structures inside caves and at rock shelters to make the place more comfortable. They went from place to place to hunt and gather food and other supplies. So to sum up, yes, there really were so-called “cavemen”, but as we can see from the preceding examples, they did not all live in caves, or at least not all the time.
Dip Into This Bowl for a Winter Escape

Dip Into This Bowl for a Winter Escape

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This is a perfect bowl for a winter day. Khao Poon is a traditional Lao soup with red curry and rice noodles, fragrant with lemongrass and coconut. It’s light, spicy and aromatic, finished with a shower of fresh herbs, bean sprouts and chiles to create a meal in a bowl. While the noodles are cooking, heat the oil in a soup pot. Divide the rice noodles between serving bowls.
"Dirty Bertie’s" Throne: the Sex Chair of Edward VI

"Dirty Bertie’s" Throne: the Sex Chair of Edward VI

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This is somewhat ironic, as for most of his life the namesake of the era, King Edward VII, embodied exactly none of these virtues. Born Albert Edward, Prince of Wales – but known to his family as ‘Bertie’ – Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Edward commissioned famous Paris cabinetmaker Louis Soubrier to create what he called a “Siege d’Amour”, or “Love Chair”. In 1901 Queen Victoria finally died, and after 60 years of waiting Edward was at last able to ascend to the throne. Bed sharing was done as a matter of necessity.
Do Blind People Actually "Hear" Better Than Sighted People or is This Just a Hollywood Myth?

Do Blind People Actually "Hear" Better Than Sighted People or is This Just a Hollywood Myth?

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Do blind blind people, in general, have enhanced hearing and other senses? So why do blind people seem to perceive things better with their other senses than the sighted? The net effect is verifiablely better hearing for certain tasks. So to conclude, individuals who are either born blind or blinded at a very early age do in fact seem to hear “better” than a sighted person in many ways. Take a sighted person and give them a bit of training, or just have them close their eyes and focus, and they are generally perfectly capable of the same.
Do Expert Fighters and Military Personnel Really Have to Register Their Hands as Deadly Weapons?

Do Expert Fighters and Military Personnel Really Have to Register Their Hands as Deadly Weapons?

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As to the easiest part of this particular topic to address- are those highly trained in hand to hand combat required to register their hands as deadly weapons in the U.S.? But before we get into that, this might all have you wondering how the myth that expert fighters do have to register their hands as deadly weapons became established and so prevalent. For example, in the past, U.S. courts have found everything from knees to elbows to teeth to be deadly weapons in court cases. When Christie and his group approached and Christie yelled his question at McNeil, McNeil subsequently misinterpreted Christie and his friends with being with the other teens and punched Daniel in the face, as well as punched Daniel’s brother, Peter. You can also see from this why an expert fighter might be much more prone to getting into trouble while defending themselves.
Do I Really Have to Cut My Cholesterol?

Do I Really Have to Cut My Cholesterol?

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I was recently advised (again) to avoid foods with cholesterol because I have too much in my blood, but many of the foods I love to eat contain cholesterol. : There are many factors in the connection between dietary cholesterol and that found in a blood test. In the average individual consuming a balanced diet, the effect of dietary cholesterol on the blood level appears to be of secondary importance. And if there were absolutely no cholesterol in our diet, the body would make all it needed on its own. When we eat and live well, the importance of dietary cholesterol shrinks dramatically.
Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

Do Kids Really Learn Languages Faster Than Adults?

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But the truth is, while the notion that kids learn languages faster and more easily is an almost universally held belief, even among some linguists, it turns out adults actually learn languages faster and, in some sense, more easily than kids. So how did the idea that kids learn languages faster become so pervasive and how do we know it’s not true? When discussing whether kids learn a first language faster than adults, studies to date do strongly support this idea. Of course, when people talk about kids being able to learn languages faster than adults, nobody is discussing first languages- they are lamenting how difficult it is to learn a second language. It still takes them many years of practice to become fluent in this second language at anywhere close to an adult-like level.
Do the Right Thing, Even Though Neighbor Is in the Wrong

Do the Right Thing, Even Though Neighbor Is in the Wrong

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Then the dog’s owner came over to chew me out for reporting the bite, rather than to apologize and ask about my son’s well-being. GENTLE READER: To whom do you hope to teach manners -- your neighbor or your son? You rightly reported the dog bite. Then, having finally done the right thing, your neighbor craved acknowledgment. Surely you do not want to teach your son that he need not do the right thing if others do not.
Do You Know the Presidential Line of Succession?

Do You Know the Presidential Line of Succession?

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Do You Remember? 12 Memorable Events That Happened on September 21—the Internet’s Favorite Day of the Year

Do You Remember? 12 Memorable Events That Happened on September 21—the Internet’s Favorite Day of the Year

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After reading them, not only will you remember the 21st night of September—you’ll remember exactly what makes it worth singing about. Sandra Day O’Connor Confirmed as First Female Supreme Court JusticeSandra Day O'Connor is sworn into the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Warren Burger while her husband, John O'Connor, looks on. National Pecan Cookie DayA tray of pecan cookies—just in time for Pecan Cookie Day. rojoimages/iStock via Getty ImagesSeptember 21 marks National Pecan Cookie Day, likely because pecan trees become ready to harvest in September. But really, who needs an excuse to eat a pecan cookie?
Doctors Open up About the Very Interesting Patients They’ve Had to Deal With

Doctors Open up About the Very Interesting Patients They’ve Had to Deal With

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Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about the interesting patients they’ve dealt with. “60~70 year old lady arrives at Trauma ER. “Young trauma patient ~17yo T-boned by a garbage truck. “Patient presented to the Trauma ER with an 18 inch machete blade firmly implanted across the top of his skull. If so, tell us about some of the interesting patients you’ve had to deal with.
Dolly Parton Has Partnered With Williams Sonoma to Launch a Line of Holiday-Themed Home Goods

Dolly Parton Has Partnered With Williams Sonoma to Launch a Line of Holiday-Themed Home Goods

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Don’t Ask Rude People To Explain -- They Just Might

Don’t Ask Rude People To Explain -- They Just Might

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: We just received wonderful news: Our 34-year-daughter and her husband are expecting their first child. What really galls me is that I’ve told a few people my daughter is pregnant and they actually said to me, “Is she going to be OK? I think they are rude and make it sound like my daughter is “damaged” in some way. GENTLE READER: As you have discovered, it is a bad idea to ask such people to explain, because then they do. The civil way to do this is to respond to their words, not their meaning.
Early Detection Is Key to Colon Cancer Survival

Early Detection Is Key to Colon Cancer Survival

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Dear Doctors: My husband and I were shocked when our nephew was diagnosed with colon cancer. Dear Reader: Unfortunately, you’re correct about the increase in the number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer at this time. Until recently, colon cancer was not prevalent among younger adults. Others worry that younger adults are ignoring the physical symptoms that may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer. The good news is that, when caught early, colorectal cancers are highly treatable.
EDITORS: Please note language and subject matter in the first item.

EDITORS: Please note language and subject matter in the first item.

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Jody Thompson, 50, won the candle, labeled "This Candle Smells Like My Vagina," in an online quiz from Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website. [The Smoking Gun, 1/19/2021]IronyEsequiel Robles, 40, was caught after a traffic stop in Williston, North Dakota, with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on Jan. 14. The Smoking Gun reported that Robles was on probation for narcotics possession at the time, following a 2019 conviction for meth possession. He took the pet to the veterinarian to have X-rays, United Press International reported, but the vet found nothing wrong. Manchester Paul plays bass; Pennsylvania Paul is the percussionist; and Baltimore Paul and Rotterdam Paul play guitar and sing.
Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief: 15 President-Approved Recipes

Eat Like a Commander-in-Chief: 15 President-Approved Recipes

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Here are 15 recipes, updated by Cannon for modern chefs, that will help you eat like a commander-in-chief this Presidents Day. Add ½ cup sugar and mix carefully. Pour the mixture into a large greased baking pan and add ½ cup slivered almonds, mixing them gently into the pan. This particular dish, Cannon writes, “was held in high esteem.”INGREDIENTSPeachLettuceWhite grapesCream cheeseDIRECTIONS“Place ½ canned or fresh peach on a lettuce bed. Add ½ teaspoon salt and cook and stir gently until softly firm.”15.
Educational Gifts for Kids and Teens

Educational Gifts for Kids and Teens

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But these clever educational gifts are so fun, kids will barely realize they’re sharpening their critical skills while using them. AmazonBring the cave to your doorstep with National Geographic’s geodes kit. Explosive Combustion Science Kit; $40AmazonThis portable science lab from Playz will make your old volcano project look like child’s play. There’s nothing more amusing for kids than making things explode—and Kaboom’s kit is so engaging, they won’t even realize it’s STEM-based. By designing their own game, kids will be able to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills at the same time as their gaming smarts.
Eight days. Eight hundred donors. One huge thank you.

Eight days. Eight hundred donors. One huge thank you.

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One huge thank you. Our supporters just helped us raise £55,014 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge–that’s £2,000 over our intended target. Our own research showed that trust in politicians was dismally low following an election that saw voters manipulated on all sides. The generosity of our 2,000 monthly supporters, and thousands more one-off gifts, were a lifeline for fact checking coronavirus claims throughout the year. – Susan, Full Fact ReaderThe Christmas Challenge is now over, but we still need your help to fight bad information in the new year.
Elderly Deserve Respect During Pandemic

Elderly Deserve Respect During Pandemic

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My mother came down with it, thanks to her caregiver -- after months of not being allowed to see any of her family. I wish I could make the politicians stop dismissing whole groups of people, especially our elderly, as dispensable during this time. We should be thinking that every life is precious and doing all that we can to help each person. All that I have read suggests that the elderly are more susceptible to this virus than young, healthy people. I recommend that you write to or call your members of Congress and ask them to keep COVID-19 a priority issue for all Americans, especially the elderly.
'Election' Movie Facts

'Election' Movie Facts

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“I couldn’t be less interested in making a high school movie. It was set in a high school, but it wasn’t a high school story, per se. Paramount was skeptical about making an R-rated high school movie. It wasn’t a typical Freddie Prinze-like high school movie, as you can tell. At that point, if you were going to make a high school movie, it should be PG-13, not R.”Also in 1999, another R-rated high school movie came out: American Pie.
Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage

Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage

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Have you ever wondered, what you'll do if a natural disaster occurs? Will you get enough time to take essentials with you? Well, one must prepare for any kind of uncertain circumstances. I have listed down some amazing tips for you to build your own emergency kits, learning shelf cooking and essential skills can make you prepare to fight any circumstances. Focus on tomorrow with a little effort today!
Emilia Clarke 'Game of Thrones' Actor Facts

Emilia Clarke 'Game of Thrones' Actor Facts

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Emilia Clarke has had almost as fascinating a life as the character that made her famous. Emilia Clarke has wanted to be an actor since she was a toddler. Emilia Clarke was uneasy with the amount of nudity in Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke is the second Game of Thrones actress to play Sarah Connor. Emilia Clarke worked anywhere from three to six jobs at once before being cast in Game of Thrones.
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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Kryssia Campos/iStock via Getty ImagesSince Emily Dickinson didn’t title her poems, her editors took the liberty of giving some of them titles before publication. Speaking of unconventional, Amherst College owns a lock of Emily Dickinson's hair, which she originally saved for her friend, Emily Fowler. The house where Emily Dickinson was born is now part of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. Not only does the college house the largest collection of Emily Dickinson’s work, it also owns the Emily Dickinson Museum, which includes the Homestead—Dickinson’s birthplace and home—and the neighboring property the Evergreens, where her brother’s family lived. Famous Emily Dickinson Poems“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (1863)“‘Hope’ Is the Thing With Feathers” (1861)“I’m Nobody!
Emily in Paris Trivia | 40 facts about the Netflix series

Emily in Paris Trivia | 40 facts about the Netflix series

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Emily in Paris is a popular TV series aired on Netflix, that became really popular due to its casual plot, and fashion trends featured in it. So, let’s find out more about “Emily in Paris”. Bravo’s character manages to impress Emily with his cooking early on in the series. Darren Star brought back SATC costume designer Patricia Field to work on Emily in Paris. The series was filmed entirely in Paris and all of the famous landmarks you see were shot on-site.
Employee Questions Raising Flag Regarding Customer

Employee Questions Raising Flag Regarding Customer

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DEAR SCAMMER CUSTOMER: You definitely should tell your manager and explain what you have observed. Given that you work in customer service, it is your responsibility to take care of the customer but also to care for the store. There hasn’t been a flag in our system yet, but I know that something is wrong. -- Scammer CustomerDEAR HARRIETTE: I work at a grocery store in customer service, and I have noticed one particular customer who comes in every week; I think she is using different IDs. -- AssaultedDEAR ASSAULTED: You should go to the police and get it on record that your ex assaulted you.
Employment: Is work being spread more thinly?

Employment: Is work being spread more thinly?

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Employment: Is work being spread more thinly? In this piece we look at the criticism that record employment has been achieved because work is being spread more thinly, and ask whether the employment rate would still be at a record high even if you changed the number of hours that count as being “employed”. The common thread in these arguments is that the increase in employment is actually down to work being spread more thinly, with more people working in low-hours jobs. Or to put it another way, work isn’t being spread more thinly. Record employment isn’t coming at the expense of more people working fewer hours, or hours they don’t want.
Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts?

Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts?

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Employment: Is employment up only because of zero hours contracts? Criticisms of zero hours contracts have been made repeatedly by Jeremy Corbyn and others in the Labour Party. But that leaves a sizeable minority for whom zero hours contracts are either as preferable as, or more preferable than, guaranteed-hours contracts. In order to address this argument, we’ll look at whether the total employment rate is up because of zero hours contracts. That is higher than the employment rate (including people on zero hours contracts) at any time before 2015.
Employment: What’s happened to wages since 2010

Employment: What’s happened to wages since 2010

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In our final piece in the series, we look at what has happened to wages since 2010. Ideally, we’d have one statistic that told us clearly what’s happened to wages, but unfortunately it isn’t that simple. It uses a mean average, which can be distorted by the wages of people who earn a very high amount. Well, average earnings have increased in terms of the amount of cash going into people’s pockets since 2010. This data shows change in average earnings, not the average changeOf course, just because average wages are stagnant doesn’t mean everyone’s wages will have been so.
End of Summer Pizza

End of Summer Pizza

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I find it easiest to assemble the pizza on parchment paper, which is easy to slide on and off of the pizza stone. Whether you make a pizza in the oven or on the grill, a pizza stone is a terrific way to transmit the heat evenly to the bottom of the pizza. If you don’t have a pizza stone, then a perforated pizza pan or a baking sheet will also work, but the cooking times may vary. Roll out or stretch the pizza dough to your desired shape and thickness on parchment paper. Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone.
End of Summer Slaw

End of Summer Slaw

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It's officially the end of summer. This was my inspiration when I did just that and made this slaw. This coleslaw is substantial, and while it's the tail end of the summer season, it's equally suited for a fall barbecue and more meaty cool-weather meals. This salad bowl includes red cabbage, daikon radish, sweet carrots, red bell pepper and a broccoli spear (I told you this was a refrigerator cleanout). And, yes, that's a broccoli stalk in the mix, which happens to be an excellent addition to a slaw.
Environmentally Smart Gardening

Environmentally Smart Gardening

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Smart gardening practices can help reduce its impact without compromising the pleasures of a beautiful garden. Climate-smart gardening practices aren't radical recommendations, but sensible suggestions. Take every element of a garden's design into account. Thinking ecologically about garden design naturally leads to responsible decisions about the choice of appropriate plants that thrive in your region -- without pampering and with minimal supplemental water. -- The National Wildlife Federation's online field guides, apps and guidelines for environmentally smart gardening practices (all at nwf.org), are excellent and encouraging resources for backyard gardeners.
EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum?

EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum?

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EU staff in the NHS: what has happened since the referendum? There’s been an increase in the number of EU staff in the NHS since the referendum. The number of EU nationals joining NHS England rose in the years before the EU referendum and then dropped off in the years after. This means we should be careful of linking this sudden drop in EU staff joining the NHS directly to the referendum result. We don’t know what would have happened to EU staff numbers if there had never been an EU referendum, or if the UK had voted to remain.
Eva Perón’s Lobotomy

Eva Perón’s Lobotomy

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Logitech C270 Webcam; $53LogitechThis budget-friendly webcam from Logitech is perfect for a simple camera that still gets the job done. Logitech Pro Webcam; $149LogitechIf you’re doing nothing but Zoom meetings these days, you might want to try the Logitech C920 Pro. Ubeesize Ring Light With Tripod Stand; $40Ubeesize/AmazonFor a great light that doubles as a phone stand, you’ll want to try this combination tripod and ring light from UBeesize. This set comes with three different lighting rings—warm light, cool light, and day light—which can all snap directly onto the tripod. Ubeesize Phone Tripod; $14UBeesize/AmazonUBeesize’s portable tripod will ensure your Zoom game is always on point no matter where you are.
Even History Buffs Might Have Missed These 14 Dark Moments

Even History Buffs Might Have Missed These 14 Dark Moments

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There are some things that have happened in human history that, even if an author could dream them up, no one would ever buy. The German soldier was shot for this, and if you go to kalavrita today his name is on the memorial. There’s not enough room in a Reddit post to list half of it, but here’s a taste: Dissections of living babies, pregnant women, etc. Another Indian resident at the fair irked the fair governors by spending her tip money on a baby carriage for her kid. At the top of the hill was a “model Indian School,” of residential school infamy.
Even the ‘Regular’ Need Dietary Fiber

Even the ‘Regular’ Need Dietary Fiber

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Similar logic might have you arguing that there is no need to change the oil in your car because it is running fine. At present, the typical American diet contains about 12 to 15 grams of dietary fiber per day, which is about half of what we need. Taking a fiber supplement may work for constipation, but supplements’ ability to achieve fiber’s other health benefits is questionable. Whether fruits, vegetables or grains, we want a food that contains the entire package of nutrients as produced by the growing plant. Medications may also be affected, so check with your health professional before adding any fiber supplements to your diet.
Evolution of Presidential State Car

Evolution of Presidential State Car

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Star Wars: The Mandalorian Polaroid Camera; $140Polaroid/AmazonPolaroid cameras are as classic as Star Wars itself, so this collaboration feels natural. Baby Yoda Socks; $11DisneyEven your feet can join in on the Mandalorian hype with this set of Baby Yoda socks from Disney. In his clutches is Baby Yoda, and the pair strikes a pose that's perfect for displaying on a desk or bookshelf. Baby Yoda Tiki Mug; $27Geeki Tiki/ToynkThis tiki mug is firmly in the “at this point, why not?” category of Baby Yoda merchandise. Baby Yoda 39-Inch Area Rug; $50Robe Factory LLC/AmazonFor floors that have a distinct lack of Baby Yoda, this 39-inch area rug sports a vivid illustration of everyone’s favorite pint-sized Force wielder sitting in his adorable floating bassinet.
Experience the World With Anthony Bourdain's Posthumous Travel Guide This April

Experience the World With Anthony Bourdain's Posthumous Travel Guide This April

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Anthony Bourdain is one of the most beloved food personalities and well-known world travelers of the 21st century. But Bourdain still has something to teach all of us with the posthumous release of a new travel guide, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide ($26), which is now available for pre-order. Bourdain began writing the travel guide prior to his death, and it was completed with the help of his former assistant, Laurie Woolever, and some of his closest friends and colleagues. It’s also supplemented with essays by Bourdain’s friends, colleagues, and family. While international travel and adventure is difficult during the time of COVID-19, everyone from the well-traveled to the wanting-to-be-well-traveled can have the chance to experience the world through the lens of Anthony Bourdain.
Expert Tips for Carving a Turkey

Expert Tips for Carving a Turkey

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Check out some tips on carving a bird with real finesse. After cooking, be sure to let the turkey rest for 20 to 40 minutes to let the juices distribute themselves. As impressive as they may be, chef’s knives aren’t necessarily the best tool for the turkey carving job. Some people prefer a carving knife or a boning knife to maneuver around a turkey’s many corners. The wings should be the last item on your turkey agenda, as they serve as braces to keep the turkey in place while carving.
Express opinion piece wrong to allege evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections

Express opinion piece wrong to allege evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections

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Express opinion piece wrong to allege evidence of widespread voter fraud in US elections9 November 2020What was claimed If you count the ballot fraud in the US election, most pollsters clearly failed. What was claimed Already there is a mountain of evidence, direct and circumstantial, of widespread ballot fraud. Our verdict There is no evidence of widespread ballot fraud. Already, there is a mountain of evidence, direct and circumstantial, of widespread ballot fraud.” Patrick Basham, The Express, . At the weekend, The Express published a comment piece alleging evidence of widespread ballot fraud in the US election.
F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.

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On your site, yes, so long as you make it very clear that it came from TodayIFoundOut.com and give link credit back to the original article and a link back to TodayIFoundOut’s homepage. In this latter case, email me here and we can work something out. For email subscriptions and comments where it requires me to leave my email address, what is your Privacy Policy? For email subscriptions, your email is just used for sending you the emails you requested to be subscribed to. Today I Found Out gets several hundred spam comments a day, so we have an automatic spam filter in place.
Fact checkers need to work together to create better models for distributing our fact checks online

Fact checkers need to work together to create better models for distributing our fact checks online

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This post is published on the websites of the International Fact-Checking Network (in English, Portuguese and Spanish), Maldita.es (in Spanish) and Full Fact (in English). Partnerships with internet platforms are vital for fact checkers that want to connect with bigger audiences and tackle misinformation on the same scale as it is being produced. Based on our workshop discussions at Global Fact, fact checkers would benefit from having private discussions about the design of new programmes. Fact checkers need to take time to have these conversations collectively, so that we can have better relationships with internet companies and others in the future. Fact checkers hold up standards of integrity and truth in societies, at a time when we cannot take this for granted in any country around the world.
Facts About Beethoven

Facts About Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest composers who ever lived, was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany, to a musical family. To celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven this month, here’s a list of things you might not know about this beloved artist, with information from Jan Swafford’s biography Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph. Ludwig van Beethoven was the third Ludwig in the Beethoven family. On his first visit to Vienna, 17-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven performed for Mozart. Ludwig van Beethoven died during a thunderstorm.
Facts About Cats

Facts About Cats

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But most cats don't respond to catnip. No one knows why black cats are considered to be bad luck in some cultures. And black cats eventually became associated with witches because women accused of practicing black magic tended to adopt alley cats as companions. In the English Midlands, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage, and the Japanese believe that black cats are good luck—particularly for single women. Baby cats make the plaintive noises to get their mother’s attention, but as full-grown felines, they don't meow while interacting with other cats.
Facts About Daniel Boone

Facts About Daniel Boone

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Daniel Boone was a frontiersman who helped introduce the United States to a little place we like to call Kentucky. Get to know the real Daniel Boone, who was born on November 2, 1734. Just like many young people, Daniel Boone blew his entire first paycheck. In 1809, Daniel Boone dictated his autobiography to his grandson John Boone Calloway. "My father, Daniel Boone, always despised the raccoon fur caps and did not wear one himself, as he always had a hat," his son Nathan said.
Facts About Dolly Parton

Facts About Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton is loved, lauded, and larger than life, and she might just be the most charitable celebrity on the planet. Legally, Dolly Parton goes by Dolly Parton Dean. Though, professionally, she's always been Dolly Parton, the musician told The Guardian that she regularly goes by Dolly Parton Dean on official documents. Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-alike contest—and lost. The cloned sheep Dolly was named after Dolly Parton.
Facts About Ed and Lorraine Warren

Facts About Ed and Lorraine Warren

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When it comes to investigations of the paranormal kind, no two ghost hunters loom larger than Ed and Lorraine Warren. In The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren, Ed recalled that she was "semi-transparent, wearing what looked like some sort of shroud ... then she vanished." Like Ed, Lorraine began having unusual experiences when she was young, too—but she just assumed everyone had those same abilities. Ed and Lorraine Warren began dating as teenagers. Ed and Lorraine Warren saw their main roles as educators.
Facts About Elephants

Facts About Elephants

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Although poachers still kill approximately 100 African elephants every day, conservation groups are working to save elephant populations from extinction. Americans could then tame the wild elephants and put them to work for the economic benefit of the country. Although most elephants, like human babies, grow out of sucking behavior, some adult elephants also suck their trunks when they feel anxious. In 2015, scientists recorded elephants yawning for the first time. iStock.com/filromAlthough scientists speculated that elephants probably yawn, scientists from the University of California, Davis captured the first video of an elephant yawning.
Facts About Flannery O’Connor

Facts About Flannery O’Connor

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Here are seven facts you should know about Flannery O’Connor. Flannery O’Connor originally wanted to be a professional cartoonist. While Flannery O’Connor established herself as one of the most important authors of the 20th century, she originally set her sights on a career as an artist. She contributed witty cartoons to her high school and college publications, and according to Kelly Gerald, editor of Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons, O’Connor saw art as a formative medium for storytelling. Flannery O’Connor was intensely shy.
Facts About Jack Kerouac

Facts About Jack Kerouac

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Around midnight one September evening in 1957, Jack Kerouac and his girlfriend, Joyce Glassman, went to the local newsstand. Jack Kerouac’s childhood nickname was “Memory Babe.”Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts. A friend inspired Jack Kerouac to be a writer. He then went to see his friends Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs; Carr said he and Kerouac went to a nearby park to dispose of the evidence. Jack Kerouac was an influence on Hunter S. Thompson.
Facts About Jean-Claude Van Damme

Facts About Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Jean-Claude Van Damme was a ballet “nerd.”Jean Claude Van Damme attends the Cannes Film Festival. Jean-Claude Van Damme got his big break by throwing kicks at a producer’s head. At some point, Van Damme expressed irritation that Seagal had previously claimed he could best Van Damme in a fight. Many Van Damme films have some variation of “death” or “dead” in the title, a fact Van Damme is well aware of. Sudden Death, March of Death, Dead Dead Dead, and Double Dead, and what was the last one?
Facts About 'Little House on the Prairie' Author Laura Ingalls Wilder

Facts About 'Little House on the Prairie' Author Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder moved a lot during her early life. Laura Ingalls Wilder started her writing career as a columnist. Laura Ingalls Wilder visited the 1915 World’s Fair in San Francisco. Laura Ingalls Wilder was related to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. An early edition of Little House on the Prairie on display in Pepin, Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.
Facts About Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver'

Facts About Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver'

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Jodie Foster had to see a psychologist before she could be allowed to appear in Taxi Driver. Martin Scorsese avoided an X rating for Taxi Driver by making the blood look more brown than red. Martin Scorsese took over a key role for an injured actor in Taxi Driver. New York was dirty in the 1970s; that is, after all, one of the central themes of Taxi Driver. Martin Scorsese described Taxi Driver as a "feminist" film.
Facts About Prince Charles

Facts About Prince Charles

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Prince Charles was the first royal baby born at Buckingham Palace in the 20th century. Prince Charles wearing a crown and a blue and ermine cape as he is invested as the Prince of Wales, with Queen Elizabeth II at Caernarvon Castle, Wales, July 1, 1969. There's a chance Prince Charles could change his name if and when he takes the throne. Prince Charles sits with Tricia Nixon during a baseball game at RFK Stadium while on a trip to Washington, D.C. in July 1970. Prince Charles and Sarah Spencer (right, facing camera) on the sidelines after he played in an international polo match, July 1977.
Facts About Rosh Hashanah

Facts About Rosh Hashanah

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The first Rosh Hashanah supposedly occurred in the Garden of Eden. Rosh Hashanah literally translates to "head of the year." For the month before rosh Hashanah, Jews ask for forgiveness from family and friends. According to the Talmud, God inscribes everyone's names into one of three books on Rosh Hashanah. The Havdalah prayer is performed as night falls on the second and last day of Rosh Hashanah.
Facts About Richard Donner's 'Superman: The Movie'

Facts About Richard Donner's 'Superman: The Movie'

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But this blockbuster clash of comic book titans might never have happened if not for the success of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978). Richard Donner accepted the Superman directing job while on the toilet. The original Superman script was 500 pages long ... and Richard Donner hated it. Decades later, Donner’s previously shot footage for the film was restored and re-edited into Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, and previously unused footage of Brando as Jor-El was incorporated into Bryan Singer’s sequel to Superman II, Superman Returns (2006). Additional Sources:You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006)Taking Flight: The Development of Superman (2001)Making Superman: Filming The Legend (2001)This story has been updated for 2020.
Facts About 'Saturday Night Live'

Facts About 'Saturday Night Live'

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Live from New York … Saturday Night Live made its television debut on October 11, 1975. Saturday Night Live premiered as NBC’s Saturday Night. The show was originally called NBC’s Saturday Night because there was already a show titled Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell on ABC. Given that each episode of Saturday Night Live is essentially a feature-length series of sketches, The Saturday Night Live Movie seems a bit redundant. Kenan Thompson was the first Saturday Night Live cast member who was born after the show premiered.
Facts About Spite

Facts About Spite

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According to a medieval legend from around 870 CE, the most famous saying about spite has a historical antecedent. Humans are, in evolutionary terms, a long way from bacteria—and yet a few of those organisms exhibit what we would call spite. Wilson, in which acts of spite indirectly benefit someone you are closely related to. The researchers found that although extreme spite on either end irrevocably sunk any hopes of cooperative play, moderate levels of spite went far to modulate and encourage fair exchange more often between players. Spite, by definition, means the actor gets no immediate benefit, and in fact might potentially lose an advantage by acting in a spiteful manner.
Facts About The Chicago Seven

Facts About The Chicago Seven

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Better known as the Chicago Seven, these political radicals were charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot and put on trial. The Chicago Seven was originally the Chicago Eight. Noam Chomsky was one of many famous people who showed their public support for the Chicago Seven. The revolutionary movement used absurdity and dramatics to draw attention to their causes, and the trial of the Chicago Seven was no exception. Five members of the Chicago Seven were found guilty, but their sentences were eventually overturned.
Facts About the ‘Toy Story’ Movies

Facts About the ‘Toy Story’ Movies

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Read on to learn more about how Woody was originally a jerk and how Toy Story 2 almost got erased. 1. in Toy Story's early drafts, Woody was a jerk. “Obviously they later changed their minds,” as the Barbie brand appeared in Toy Story's sequels. In original drafts of Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear was Tinny, the main character from Pixar’s 1988 Oscar-winning short film Tin Toy. Tim Allen wasn't the studio's first choice to voice Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear.
Facts About Turkeys

Facts About Turkeys

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Like all birds, turkeys don’t have teeth, so they’ve got to enlist some extra help to break down their food. Female turkeys don't gobble. Studies have shown that female turkeys prefer mates with longer snoods, which may indicate health and good genes. Male turkeys will attack anything that looks remotely like a threat, including their own reflections in windows and car doors. Male turkeys work very hard to impress other turkeys, and what could be more impressive than attacking a bigger animal?
Fall Harvest Word Origins

Fall Harvest Word Origins

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But the fall harvest doesn’t let word lovers go hungry: it yields a cornucopia of etymological roots as well. The origin of the Greek word is unclear. In English, cole itself was an old word for cabbage as well as other leafy greens, like colewort, which American English speakers came to pronounce as collard, hence collard greens. BeetBeet comes from the Old English bete, in turn from the Latin beta. The word was common in Old English but disappeared from the existing record until about the 1400s.
Falling for Merguez

Falling for Merguez

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If it's possible to express sentiment over a sausage, then the merguez would be considered my first true love. Nothing seemed to match the memory; so, to that end, I began tinkering with making my own bulk sausage meat. These patties are easy to eat, grilled or pan-fried, stuffed in pita, piled on couscous, and drizzled with a garlicky yogurt sauce. Whisk the yogurt sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Serve the patties warm with the yogurt sauce, pita bread, harissa sauce and fresh mint leaves.
False claims about first vaccine recipients spread on social media

False claims about first vaccine recipients spread on social media

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False claims about first vaccine recipients spread on social media10 December 2020What was claimed The same nurse was pictured vaccinating the first two recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, despite them being 20 miles apart. Our verdict The first two patients were not 20 miles apart. The post claims the same nurse was pictured vaccinating the first two patients despite them being 20 miles apart. The patients were not 20 miles apart. Some media reports did note that University Hospital Coventry is just 20 miles away from the birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare, which may be where the confusion lies.
Families Torn Apart by QAnon

Families Torn Apart by QAnon

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This was not what QAnon, the followers of pro-Trump conspiracy theories, had been promised. She unfollowed them on Facebook when they started sharing racist memes and conspiracy theories. “When the insurgency happened, it really scared a lot of people,” said Jess, who asked to be identified by her first name. Jess’ father sends her texts and mass emails with QAnon warnings. She posted on her Facebook that people alienated from their QAnon-believing families needed a support group.
Famous November Birthdays

Famous November Birthdays

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Batman // “Batman Theme”10. They did take the gig, but the band itself didn’t actually come up with the sitcom’s still-ubiquitous theme song. But after a Nashville radio program director named Charlie Quinn played a looped version of the 45-second theme song, it became clear that the public wanted more. “Old pals would call to congratulate me and also to ask, ‘Are those horns or voices saying ‘Batman’ during your theme song?’” he wrote in his 1994 autobiography. The beloved theme song still generates healthy royalty checks for its creators, but the same can’t be said for their ill-fated musical.
Famous December Birthdays

Famous December Birthdays

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There is a catch though: Employees must already have one when they get hired or grow it out on vacation. He was also particularly known for his celebrity impressions, which you can see here, including an impressive Michael Jackson mimic. Frank Sinatra: December 12, 1915Getty ImagesFrank Sinatra might have had an air of ease about him, but began his life the hard way. When his hearing began to fail at around age 30, he stopped performing and dedicated his life to composing. 9, which became his most famous work ever.
Far From Home Sweet Home

Far From Home Sweet Home

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He points particularly to a living room HVAC unit that proved to be “a petri dish from hell” of contaminants. Carter’s case is far from unique. And they have given the military a flunking grade on the way many servicemen and women have been housed. The scope of the military housing problem is large. “DOD is expanding its use of work order data to monitor and track the condition of privatized housing.
Fascinating Facts About Author Alice Walker

Fascinating Facts About Author Alice Walker

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Find your perfect course collection below. Disney & Pixar/CourseraThe Creative LifeThis course collection is all about embracing your creative side, whether you’re looking to continue studying your chosen artistic pursuit or are a newcomer to the craft. With this course collection, you can literally learn to put your creative side to work for you by turning your passion into a lucrative career. Learn about those skills and more with this course collection from schools like the University of Maryland and Wesleyan University. Stream Disney & Pixar’s Soul December 25 only on Disney+, and learn more about Coursera Plus here.
Fascinating Facts About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fascinating Facts About F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Now considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, F. Scott Fitzgerald was not highly celebrated during his lifetime. Here are a few facts about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wild career. F. Scott Fitzgerald is related to the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, or F. Scott Fitzgerald as the world knows him, was named after the lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics for the United States's national anthem. F. Scott Fitzgerald dropped out of college and joined the U.S. Army.
Fascinating Facts About Henri Matisse

Fascinating Facts About Henri Matisse

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As one of the greatest colorists of the 20th century, Henri Matisse largely shaped modern art. Here are seven interesting facts about Henri Matisse’s life as an artist. Henri Matisse studied law and worked as a clerk. While recovering from appendicitis, Henri Matisse found his passion. Henri Matisse had a rivalry with Pablo Picasso.
Fascinating Facts About Mark Twain

Fascinating Facts About Mark Twain

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Mark Twain is widely considered the author of the first great American novel—The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—but his rollicking tales aren’t the only legacy he left behind. Mark Twain is a nautical reference. In addition to being a steamboat pilot, Mark Twain also worked as a miner. It took Mark Twain seven years to write The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. According to The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, “In December 1906, he wore a white suit while appearing before a congressional committee regarding copyright.
Fascinating Facts About the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Fascinating Facts About the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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The Montgomery bus boycott is remembered as one of the earliest mass civil rights protests in American history. Rosa Parks is sometimes portrayed as someone who first stood up to power on December 1, 1955. Blake was driving the bus Parks boarded on December 1, when she refused to give up her seat. Indoors at the National Civil Rights Museum stands a recreation of the bright yellow Montgomery city bus where Rosa Parks defied the city's segregated bus transport policy. At the time of the boycott, Rosa Parks worked was a seamstress at the Montgomery Fair department store, and she was hardly the only working-class woman who made the boycott a success.
Festive Facts About Hanukkah

Festive Facts About Hanukkah

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During the eight nights of Hanukkah, Jews light a candle to pay tribute to a miracle that occurred back in 165 BCE. To celebrate the holiday, Jews fry foods in oil to acknowledge the miracle of the oil. Hanukkah songs aren't really a thing—at least for adults. Christmas songs start playing on the radio long before Thanksgiving, but although you might know a few Hanukkah songs, music isn’t a huge part of the Jewish holiday. Well-known songs such as "I Have a Little Dreidel" and "Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" are mainly for children, and songs like Adam Sandler’s "The Chanukah Song" are mostly for laughs.
Fat Aids Vitamin D Absorption

Fat Aids Vitamin D Absorption

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: I’m under the impression that vitamin D requires fat in order to be absorbed well. If I drink a glass of nonfat milk by itself, will I absorb less of its vitamin D? Also, is that why cod liver oil is one of the best ways to get vitamin D -- because of the fat in the oil? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and it requires some fat to facilitate its passage through the absorptive surface of the intestines. Cod liver oil does contain vitamin D and fat, but it can also contain a lot of vitamin A, which is harmful in large doses.
Festive Facts About 'White Christmas' Movie

Festive Facts About 'White Christmas' Movie

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The song "White Christmas" was already a hit. White Christmas was originally set to co-star Fred Astaire. The duo had already teamed up for Holiday Inn in 1942 (which also featured “White Christmas”) and Blue Skies in 1946, and White Christmas was supposed to mark a triumphant reunion. White Christmas was the biggest movie of 1954. Additional Sources:White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000)White Christmas commentary track by Rosemary Clooney (2000)Backstage Stories from White Christmas (2009)Christmas in the Movies by Jeremy Arnold (2018)
Fighting the causes and consequences of bad information: the Full Fact Report 2020

Fighting the causes and consequences of bad information: the Full Fact Report 2020

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As fact checkers, we want to reduce the spread of information that can disrupt democracy or put people’s lives at risk. In a new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we draw on our ten years of experience—covering three elections, the EU referendum and the current coronavirus pandemic—to set out why bad information starts, how it spreads and what we can do about it. Regulatory responses to tackling bad information must be proportionate to ensure free speech. Efforts to tackle bad information should not be at the expense of the other fundamentals within a democracy, including the rights to freedom of opinion and of expression. Read the report in fullThis is the first in a planned series of three annual reports, monitoring progress in the fight against bad information.
Finding Gratitude in Difficult Times

Finding Gratitude in Difficult Times

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Since I was a child, I’ve insisted everyone at the table share what they were thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner. Even though the answers were often predictable, I still loved hearing my family say them aloud. I’m generally a positive and happy person, but this year made me angrier for longer than I’ve ever been. The tireless selflessness of health care workers during this pandemic deserves more than lip service. They deserve access to therapy to process the horrors they’ve seen, and a great deal of rest -- along with our eternal gratitude and respect.
Finish the Verse to the Holiday Song

Finish the Verse to the Holiday Song

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It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140AmazonOsprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48AmazonNothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30AmazonThe perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

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Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 202128 January 2021 | Rebecca HillThe pandemic exposed dangerous gaps in public data and communication systems - the government must act now to protect the public. Today Full Fact publishes a report based on our experience of fact checking the pandemic. Read the Full Fact Report 2021 (PDF)This is the second in a series of annual reports, supported by the Nuffield Foundation. In the longer term, we have called for serious commitments to invest in public information and communications systems—to make sure we’re never again left so exposed in a crisis. Read the Full Fact Report 2021 (PDF)
Flawed comparisons between test and trace systems go viral

Flawed comparisons between test and trace systems go viral

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Flawed comparisons between test and trace systems go viral8 January 2021What was claimed England’s test and trace system cost £22 billion. What was claimed Wales’s test and trace system cost £102 million. What was claimed Ireland’s test and trace system cost £775,000. WalesThe post then says that “Welsh Test and Trace cost £102 million.”This figure doesn’t provide the full picture. The Welsh government did allocate £102 million to the Welsh Test Trace and Protect programme across its first and second supplementary budgets, but this isn’t its total cost.
Flamenco Trivia | 40 facts about the Spanish dance

Flamenco Trivia | 40 facts about the Spanish dance

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Flamenco is a Spanish traditional dance, that over the years has gained a lot of popularity worldwide. In a wider sense, the term is used to refer to a variety of Spanish musical styles. There are many suggestions for the origin of the word flamenco as a musical term, but no solid evidence for any of them. Another theory is that the Spanish word flamenco is a derivative of the Spanish word, meaning “fire” or “flame”. The word flamenco may have been used for fiery behaviour, which could have come to be applied to the Gitano players and performers.
Flight Attendants Share Disturbing Secrets That Most Passengers Don’t Know About

Flight Attendants Share Disturbing Secrets That Most Passengers Don’t Know About

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“When getting drinks, try to avoid coffee, tea, or tap water, basically anything that uses water from the plane’s water tanks. Bins were changed, mirrors wiped down, toilet paper and toilet seat covers filled up, but real, proper cleaning? Obviously, that was cleaned up, but it was not appropriately sanitized like you would want a plane toilet to be. Turbulence is only dangerous because of things flying around the cabin and that includes people not wearing seat belts. What’s a disturbing secret from the industry you work in that not many people know?
Flight Attendants Talk About the Disturbing Secrets About What Goes on Behind the Scenes

Flight Attendants Talk About the Disturbing Secrets About What Goes on Behind the Scenes

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But there’s a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that we don’t know about…and some of them are quite disturbing. Also please don’t try and have s*x in them, you are so obvious and it is filthy. Dirty tissues, sick bags, underwear, socks, gum, apple cores… and then next flight you go and put your phoneor laptop in there.”3. Also please don’t try and have s*x in them, you are so obvious and it is filthy. Don’t try it on a plane with only two lavs on your way to Vegas at 10:00 in the morning.
Food History: Candy Corn

Food History: Candy Corn

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Centuries later, you can order mashed potatoes in dozens of countries, in restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining. Early Mashed Potato RecipesA handful of potato advocates, including Parmentier, were able to turn the potato's image around. The Evolution of Instant Mashed PotatoesIf mashed potato pedants have opinions about ricers, they’ll definitely have something to say about this next development. It wasn’t until the ERRC’s innovations in the 1950s that a palatable dried mashed potato could be produced. Instant mashed potatoes are a marvel of food science, but they’re not the only use scientists found for these new potato flakes.
Food Service Workers Share 20 Orders You’re Gonna Have to See to Believe

Food Service Workers Share 20 Orders You’re Gonna Have to See to Believe

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we did not have a peach syrup, but we had this peach citrus juice that was unsweetened. iced coffee with peach citrus juice, no sweetener — basil (derogatory) (@plantfagg0t) January 16, 202015. People point to the sour cream and refer to it as yogurt, whipped cream, ranch, cream cheese, mayo, cool whip, ice cream, cottage cheese, butter……. — yikes (@spiceegal) January 16, 2020There are some things I miss about waiting tables, but orders (and customers) like these definitely aren’t one of them! If you work in food service and have a similar story, please share it with us in the comments!
Former NASA Engineer Teaches How to Defog Our Windshield Quickly

Former NASA Engineer Teaches How to Defog Our Windshield Quickly

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Sometimes we can spend five minute just sitting in our car, waiting for the windshield to defog. Thankfully, this former NASA engineer has a science-based method for defogging his windshield faster, and he’s happy to share it. The fog on your windshield is the same as the condensation on your ice cold can of soda in the summer. Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. Next, turn on your car’s air conditioning.
Freshly Baked Bread

Freshly Baked Bread

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But what I said was, “Great, honey!”A lot of people are trying to bake bread these days. I don’t know how many loaves of terrible bread I baked. So, my landlord ate loaf after loaf of terrible bread until one day I tried the “No-Knead Bread,” which my brother-in-law recommended and, quite unexpectedly, I made edible bread for the first time. Peter was inspired to bake bread because he remembered the bread his mother made when he was a child. That’s why she called it “My Good Bread,” to differentiate it from the countless loaves of terrible bread that proceeded it.
Forgotten Heroes: The Hobby Scientist Who Discovered Global Warming and Its Cause

Forgotten Heroes: The Hobby Scientist Who Discovered Global Warming and Its Cause

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Thus, contrary to the notion of a stable historic global climate, at some point, things must have been very different from documented history. To accomplish both of these things, Callendar was tasked with developing the trench burners, among other elements. In any event, going back to Keeling’s research, after he published his data, climate scientists and a handful of world leaders finally started paying attention. At the cost of only in the billions for such a program, this is far less than is already being spent to counter the current effects of climate change on coastal cities. And in the last decade particularly, we’ve finally started admitting en masse that we have a cheeseburger, and climate change, problem, which is always the first step to finding a solution.
Friday the 13th: Facts and History

Friday the 13th: Facts and History

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There are a lot of urban legends and half-truths out there, so we're diving a bit deeper into the history of this most terrifying of days with 13 facts about Friday the 13th. Taken separately, both the number 13 and Friday have since made their way into modern superstitions. Some point to the Knights Templar as the source of why people fear Friday the 13th (but it's probably not true). Three Lions, Getty ImagesWe know a good deal about the history of our fear of 13 and of Fridays, but combined? Members would meet on the 13th of the month, at 13 past the hour, and sit 13 at a dining table.
Friendly Heads-Up Does the Trick for a Slipped Mask

Friendly Heads-Up Does the Trick for a Slipped Mask

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I frequently see people going about their business whose masks have slipped below the nose. And I don’t want to get into one of those explosive confrontations between people who are for or against wearing masks. These people are wearing masks, it’s just that they’re not wearing them effectively. Miss Manners has wandered into this quaint tangent in search of a quick hint that can be quietly conveyed to someone whose mask has slipped. So a quiet “Excuse me, I believe your mask has slipped,” accompanied by a sympathetic smile, will have to do.
'Fright Night' Movie Facts

'Fright Night' Movie Facts

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Peter Vincent made Fright Night click. Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent in Fright Night (1985). “I couldn’t stop writing,” Holland said in 2008, during a Fright Night reunion at Fright Fest. I had a film after Psycho 2 and before Fright Night called Scream For Help, which … I thought was so badly directed that [directing Fright Night] was self-defense. Visual effects producer Richard Edlund had recently finished up work on Ghostbusters when he and his team began work on Fright Night.
Fry Bread's Controversial History

Fry Bread's Controversial History

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Fry bread contains only four ingredients—flour, baking powder, salt, and water—but behind this extraordinarily simple recipe is a complex, and tragic, history. “It’s so simple,” Bitsoie says, “but it is the most controversial Native American dish.”Rations and SurvivalNow considered a Pan-Indian food that’s nearly ubiquitous across the 574 federally recognized tribes, fry bread is not indigenous to Native American cuisine. According to Lois Ellen Frank, a Native American chef at the helm of Red Mesa Cuisine who holds a doctorate in culinary anthropology, fry bread’s history is a medley. A large slice of fry bread can contain 700 calories and 25 grams of fat. Cultural ComfortsAfter more than 150 years, for the generations who have eaten fry bread, it can be difficult to unravel the dish’s complicated history from their cultural experience.
Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado explore conspiracy theories and communicating uncertainty

Full Fact, Africa Check and Chequeado explore conspiracy theories and communicating uncertainty

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In two new research briefings, Africa Check, Chequeado and Full Fact have teamed together to explore two major issues for fact checkers around the world - conspiracy theories, and communicating uncertainty. Conspiracy theories: who, how, what next? A conspiracy theory is not simply an alternative explanation of events, waiting for evidence to prove (or disprove) it. Conspiracy theories can cause serious harm when beliefs turn into behaviours, such as when vaccine hesitancy results in lower immunisation rates, or false claims about the 5G network leads to arson. When it comes to solutions, research is just beginning to emerge, and mostly from an Anglo-American angle – though scholars have reflected on the role of conspiracy theories in history since the 1950s.
Full Fact calls on the Prime Minister to correct the record on poverty

Full Fact calls on the Prime Minister to correct the record on poverty

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We urge the Prime Minister to ensure that the parliamentary record (Hansard) is corrected. The statements in question are:“There are 400,000 fewer children in poverty than there were in 2010.” (BBC, 1 December 2019)“Absolute poverty and relative poverty have both declined under this government”. When we looked into his claims from 17 June, we found that government figures showed that relative low income was at the same level in 2018/19 as in 2009/10 and absolute low income fell by one percentage point. It was also unclear which poverty figures the Prime Minister was referring to when he said there were 400,000 fewer families living in poverty. However, his other claim that there were 100,000 fewer children in absolute poverty is correct if you’re comparing since 2009/10 - but it had risen by 100,000 if you’re comparing the change since 2010/11.
Full Fact publishes new report on Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking programme

Full Fact publishes new report on Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking programme

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Full Fact publishes new report on Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking programme17 December 2020 | Team Full FactToday we publish our second report on our experience of the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme run by Facebook. We attempt in these reports to create further transparency around the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme, so that people can reach informed judgements and others can learn from it. On balance it is our view that the other internet companies should emulate the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme. But a partnership such as the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme can only be one part of an effective response to misinformation and disinformation. Full Fact joined the programme in January 2019 as the first UK fact checker.
Full Fact raises concerns with regulator over inaccurate testing data

Full Fact raises concerns with regulator over inaccurate testing data

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This week we wrote to the UK Statistics Authority about concerns over the way in which statistics about coronavirus testing in the UK are being presented and communicated to the public. In June, the Prime Minister used some inaccurate figures during Prime Minister’s Questions when asked about how quickly Covid tests were being turned around. He said that all tests at testing centres and mobile testing units at the time were turned around within 24 hours, when data published more recently shows that the number of tests turned around in that time was much smaller. After we put the newly published data to them, they didn’t respond directly and sent us some background points. New data published on 4 July shows that fewer than 100,000 tests were actually processed by a lab on 30 April, but the government also counted those that were posted.
Full Fact launches a WhatsApp fact checking service in the UK

Full Fact launches a WhatsApp fact checking service in the UK

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began we’ve seen more and more harmful content coming to us via WhatsApp. It spread like wildfire across WhatsApp, but the Ambulance Trust and Public Health England later said that the information in the voice recording is not correct and urged people not to share it. That’s why we’re partnering with WhatsApp to create a Full Fact WhatsApp service. The next time you see something being shared on Whatsapp that you’re not sure of, you can forward it on directly to us, and we’ll fact check it for you. We’re testing this service as a pilot for the next 3 months, so hop onto WhatsApp and give it a try.
Full Fact welcomes consultation to update our outdated election laws

Full Fact welcomes consultation to update our outdated election laws

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Today the government has launched a public consultation on transparency in digital campaigning. Specifically, they have put forward a proposal to require digital election material to explicitly show who is promoting it and on whose behalf - also known as a ‘digital imprint’. We said before the last election that these changes were urgent, and that is still true now. Full Fact welcomes the consultation and we will be carefully considering the government's proposals before responding in full. None of our work to tackle bad information and protect votes, including throughout the last election, would be possible without our readers and supporters.
Full Fact welcomes new report from Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee

Full Fact welcomes new report from Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee

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Today saw the publication of a report by a committee in the House of Lords who were tasked with considering the impact of digital technologies on our democracy. Recognition of the important role that fact checkers play in combating bad information online, and the pressures that we face when expanding our work across multiple platforms. The report notes that must be matched by increased collaboration with independent researchers, including access to data for experts and fact checkers. We now see people suffering from curable diseases because they have been misled by false information about vaccines. There is false information about public health issues related, for example, to the rollout of 5G mobile communications technology.
Fun Facts About A Christmas Story's Leg Lamp

Fun Facts About A Christmas Story's Leg Lamp

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The A Christmas Story leg lamp was inspired by an old-school soft drink. There’s a simple reason for the typo on the box the A Christmas Story leg lamp is delivered in. The leg lamp has become so popular, you can now purchase ready-made Halloween costumes in its likeness. The leg lamp was celebrated with a kick line—only the Broadway chorus kicked up not only their own legs, but also fishnet-clad leg lamps. The A Christmas Story leg lamp gave rise to a hilarious catchphrase.
Fun Facts About 'Elf'

Fun Facts About 'Elf'

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Jim Carrey was initially eyed to play Buddy the elf in Elf. This included stop-motion animation, and using forced perspective to make Buddy look like a giant among his elf peers. To play the bubbly baby version of the titular elf, Favreau had initially cast twin boys whose blonde curly hair made them great little doubles for the mop-topped Ferrell. In December of 2013, he told USA TODAY, "I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights: Buddy the middle-aged elf." From November 2010 to January 2011, Elf the musical ran on Broadway, boasting songs like "World's Greatest Dad," "Nobody Cares About Santa," and "The Story of Buddy The Elf."
Fun Pop Culture Christmas Ornaments

Fun Pop Culture Christmas Ornaments

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Baby Yoda Ornament; $43The Christmas spirit is strong with this one. Hallmark/AmazonEvery fan of The Mandalorian deserves to have Baby Yoda rocking sweetly in a pram on a branch of their Christmas tree. If you know someone who’s particularly outspoken about calling it a Christmas flick, you can help them prove their point by adding a Jack Skellington ornament to their Christmas tree. Kurt Adler/AmazonThere’s a good chance the ’80s nostalgist in your life thinks a baby Demogorgon is a necessary Christmas tree fixture. Doctor Who TARDIS Ornament; $10The TARDIS looks lovely in snow.
Gardening by Design

Gardening by Design

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Getting it all sorted out by springtime can be a challenge, but you can take a shortcut with a preplanned garden. When you buy a preplanned garden, you'll still have to dig a few holes next spring, but you will not have to second-guess yourself. Professionally preplanned gardens take all these things into consideration and solve a lot of existing problems, too. High Country Gardens, which offers 20 preplanned designs and the plants to go with them, introduced a water-wise garden design, with 27 drought-resistant plants, in the late 1990s. SOURCES-- Check out preplanned garden designs from: Bluestone Perennials (bluestoneperennials.com), High Country Gardens (highcountrygardens.com), American Meadows (americanmeadows.com) and other mail-order specialists.
Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

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A bronze statue of Genghis Khan located in central London. Once he achieved infamy, he became known as Genghis Khan, or “universal ruler.”3. Legend says Genghis Khan and his armies killed more than 40 million people. An illustration of Kublai Khan, Genghis Khan's grandson, being presented a letter by Pope Gregory X by Marco Polo and his brothers. Genghis Khan probably would have hated the Genghis Khan statue.
George Washington

George Washington

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This portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale depicts what Washington would have looked like in his Virginia regiment uniform during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington served as Commander-in-Chief. This statue of George Washington stands in front of Federal Hall in New York City. AndreaAstes/iStock via Getty ImagesBefore he became president, George Washington served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. An engraving of Martha Washington, who married George Washington in 1759.
'Get Out' Movie Facts

'Get Out' Movie Facts

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Trekking beyond his Key & Peele sketch comedy roots, Jordan Peele surprised a lot of people by making his debut feature a horror film. On the Blu-ray, Peele also explicitly stated that it is “a metaphor for the marginalization of the black horror movie audience. We are a loyal horror movie fan base, and we’re relegated to the theater, not on the screen.”4. Jordan Peele has voice cameos as a deer and in a commercial in Get Out. In the fall of 2017, author Tananarive Due taught “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic” at UCLA.
Getting Active: Better Late Than Never

Getting Active: Better Late Than Never

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: As people in our mid-60s, my spouse and I are aware that we are getting on in years. At present, productivity and vitality often continue well beyond that -- with people living longer, doing more and enjoying better health than ever before. There is also better health care that can focus on potentially life-altering conditions before they become disruptive. There is no antidote for aging, nor is there a magic product or formula that can assure good health. (Many facilities now offer online classes that can be done from home, if that better fits your needs.)
Getting Omega-3 Fats: Flaxseed or Fish Oil?

Getting Omega-3 Fats: Flaxseed or Fish Oil?

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: I do not eat much fish, and my doctor suggested taking fish oil capsules. My question is whether flaxseed oil is an effective alternative source of omega-3 fatty acids. That means that while fish oil omega-3s are ready for the job, our bodies need to elongate plant omega-3s before using them. Regardless of the source, omega-3 fatty acids must be stored properly as they are quite reactive. For more information on omega-3 fatty acids from the National Institutes of Health, see b.link/EFAs.
Getting To Know Tomatillos

Getting To Know Tomatillos

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For a long time, I steered clear of tomatillos -- not because of an aversion, but I simply didn’t know what do with them. Tomatillos are in fact classified as a fruit (like tomatoes) and are a member of the nightshade family. They are wrapped in a papery husk, which, when removed, reveals a crab apple-sized green fruit that resembles a tomato. If you’ve had a green salsa or salsa verde, then you’ve had a tomatillo. Make the salsa: Remove the papery husks from the tomatillos.
Gifts for People Who Work from Home

Gifts for People Who Work from Home

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A growing share of Americans work from home, and while that might seem blissful to some, it's not always easy to live, eat, and work in the same space. Duraflame Electric Fireplace; $179Duraflame / AmazonNothing says cozy like a fireplace, but not everyone is so blessed—or has the energy to keep a fire going during the work day. This industrial-chic side table can act as a laptop table, too, with room for a computer, coffee, notes, and more. It also works as a TV table—not that they would ever watch TV during work hours. Nexstand Laptop Stand; $39Nexstand / AmazonFor the person who works from home and is on the taller side, this portable laptop stand is a back-saver.
Gifts We're Giving in 2020

Gifts We're Giving in 2020

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Women's Snowcreek Lace Waterproof Boots; $130MerrellThis year, I’m gifting myself a solid pair of winter boots. —Jake Rossen, Senior Staff WriterBuy it: Amazon5. Therapy Dough; $15Uncommon GoodsIn 2020, it's hard to go wrong with gifts that relieve stress. —Michele Debczak, Senior Staff WriterBuy it: Uncommon Goods10. —Ellen Gutoskey, Staff WriterBuy it: Amazon11.
Gifts for Sci-Fi Fanatics

Gifts for Sci-Fi Fanatics

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We’re taking the thought out of it with these 11 recommendations for the sci-fi fan in your life. Sci-Fi Book Cover Postcards; $21Penguin Books/AmazonOne of the most striking aspects of the sci-fi genre is the imaginative, if not downright weird, book covers that come along with it. Classic Sci-Fi Magazine 1000-Piece Puzzle; $22Brook & Wyman/AmazonThough sci-fi is usually exclusive to novels and blockbuster movies today, it really got its start thanks to the plethora of genre magazines on stands during the ‘30s and ‘40s. Cyberpunk 2077; $60CD Projekt RedCyberpunk 2077 has arguably been the most anticipated piece of sci-fi media over the last five years. In typical Criterion fashion, the whole package is accompanied by hours of extras and a gorgeous hardcover book filled with original artwork.
Gifts Your Husband Will Love

Gifts Your Husband Will Love

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Are you still unsure of what gift to buy for your husband this holiday season? Fortunately for you, here is a list of great gifts you can buy for your husband that won’t disappoint. Made of 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester, this thermal jacket comes with full poly-fill insulation to keep your husband warm throughout the chilly season. The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet comes with a vivid 10.1-inch full HD display, providing viewers with a first-class movie viewing experience. Portable wooden Speaker; $30OHHAI/AmazonWith this portable wooden speaker, your husband can jam to his favorite tunes without the wires or pricey accessories.
Giving Birth Changed This Woman’s Views on Abortion

Giving Birth Changed This Woman’s Views on Abortion

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Jane attended Masses for the unborn, prayed at vigils to end abortion and raised money for pro-life groups. She was working part-time at a pizza place as a senior in high school when she discovered she was pregnant. Jane, now 35, recently wrote about her pregnancy and childbirth experience in a private Facebook group, saying that it had converted her from a “pro-life” Catholic Republican to a pro-choice Democrat. “To be pro-life is to demand coverage for dependents to age 26. “To be pro-life is to demand coverage for preexisting conditions.
Great Gifts for Teens

Great Gifts for Teens

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Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Bluetooth-Connected Instant Film Camera; $140Polaroid Originals/AmazonTeens can kick it back old school with this Polaroid camera that hides some surprisingly contemporary features. The Cup of Destiny; $22Shelter Harbor Press/AmazonHere’s a prediction: Your hunt for the perfect gift is almost over. Artistic-minded teens will love filling out pages that prompt them to catalog various stains or poke holes through the paper. Therapy Dough; $15Uncommon GoodsSome teens focus better and relax more easily when they have something to fidget with. If the teen in your life fits that description, this therapy dough may be the perfect gift for them.
Grief Can Cause Not Just Psychological Pain

Grief Can Cause Not Just Psychological Pain

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Dear Reader: We have only to look to language to see how closely grief and bereavement are associated with physical pain. Heartsore, heartsick, heartache, brokenhearted -- each word draws a direct line between the emotion of grief and its profound effect on the human body. Research shows that, in addition to being an emotional challenge, grief and grieving can indeed take a physical toll on the human body. Research into the physical effects of grief suggests that the immune system gets involved by mounting an inflammatory response. The psychological pain of grief can put your physical health in jeopardy.
Grieving Employee's Time Is Up

Grieving Employee's Time Is Up

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DEAR HARRIETTE: Dealing with grief is different for everyone, and there is no telling how long someone will grieve. She is about 20 years old, and it was just her and her mother. I do not want to lose her, but after all this time, she still has not agreed to come back to work. What’s the best approach to telling her she needs to come back to work or resign? -- A Boss Who CaresDEAR A BOSS WHO CARES: You have extended your kindness to this employee above and beyond the norm.
'Goodfellas' Movie Facts

'Goodfellas' Movie Facts

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Goodfellas, which arrived in theaters in late 1990, has been called Martin Scorsese’s best movie by many fans and film critics. Since it's a small movie star world, Madonna was also in the mix for Goodfellas but ended up in Dick Tracy. Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro star in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990). Goodfellas isn’t the only Henry Hill movie from 1990. In 2000, Ebert rated Goodfellas as the third best movie of the previous decade, behind only Steve James's inner-city basketball documentary Hoop Dreams and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Grind of Pandemic Taking a Toll on Couple's Ability To Connect

Grind of Pandemic Taking a Toll on Couple's Ability To Connect

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I can't remember the last time I put on makeup, jewelry, perfume or even a cute outfit. Frumpy isn't a word I would use to describe myself, but it's how I feel and how I'm looking these days. He says my lack of desire is confusing, so now I feel attacked and inadequate and like I'm letting him down. Now it's nothing more than laundry, cleaning, picking up messes, home-schooling and asking what they want to eat next. Tell your husband what you have told me -- starting with the fact that you feel depressed, anxious, trapped, out of sorts and he now resembles a Neanderthal.
Guess the Element From the Meaning Behind Its Name

Guess the Element From the Meaning Behind Its Name

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It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140AmazonOsprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48AmazonNothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30AmazonThe perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Guess J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beast From the Magical Power

Guess J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beast From the Magical Power

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It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140AmazonOsprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48AmazonNothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30AmazonThe perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.
Guy Fawkes Night Facts

Guy Fawkes Night Facts

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On November 5, people across Great Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with bonfires and fireworks. The first Guy Fawkes Night was celebrated on November 5, 1606. People still celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night) is still honored on November 5 across Britain and parts of the former British Empire. When Guy Fawkes was captured, he was supposedly holding an iron lantern to light his way in the dark cellars.
Hail the Fajitaco!

Hail the Fajitaco!

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Very generally speaking, fajitas are traditionally made with grilled meat, often skirt steak, or chicken and sauteed peppers and onions. So, with that caveat, I suggest that this recipe with grilled skirt steak and flour tortillas leans more to a fajita ... with a spin. In place, a fresh and chunky black bean and corn salsa is added. Place the skirt steak in a baking dish. Remove the skirt steak from the marinade and grill over direct heat 6 to 8 minutes, turning as needed.
Hair Off the Dog

Hair Off the Dog

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If you purchased your dog from a breeder, ask about the best grooming tools to use on your dog. Follow the bath with conditioner, and then blow-dry, brushing your dog thoroughly to remove loosened hair and undercoat. -- Between baths and brushings, pull out your trusty lint roller and go over your dog with it to remove small amounts of loose hair. You can find pet hair lifters, lint removers or similar items online or at pet supply stores. Every fashionista knows dog hair is a neutral.
Halloween Animal Cruelty Toward Black Cats

Halloween Animal Cruelty Toward Black Cats

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DEAR DR. FOX: Halloween will soon be here, and every year around this time, I read about black cats being caught and tortured. Black cats are considered the least adoptable by some rescue organizations because of superstitious beliefs that may, indeed, go back to Europe’s Black Death pandemic, when cats were blamed and destroyed in many communities. Even today, as you rightly point out, reports of black cats’ mistreatment are all too common. But in Japan and a few other countries, black cats are associated with good luck! Worst hit are Latin America and the Caribbean, where the animal population dropped by an average of 94% during that period.
Halloween Puzzle

Halloween Puzzle

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The countdown to Halloween is well underway, and puzzle expert Gergely Dudás is celebrating with a spooky brainteaser. At first glance, this illustration looks like a normal Halloween design, but sharp-eyed observers will notice that one figure in the crowd doesn't belong. His brainteaser for Halloween is more of a trick than a treat. The image above is full of white skeletons, with just a handful of orange jack-o'-lanterns breaking up the monochromatic scene. You can find the answer to the puzzle in the image below.
'Halloweentown' Movie Facts

'Halloweentown' Movie Facts

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For Disney Channel Original Movie fans, spooky season can only mean one thing: It’s time to watch Halloweentown. The high school used in Halloweentown High (2004) will look familiar to Disney Channel Original Movie fans. Halloweentown High sees a group of Halloweentown residents attending a normal high school as a sort of clandestine, interdimensional exchange program. Disney Channel Original Movie fans will also recognize some familiar faces in Halloweentown High. Halloweentown fans weren’t the only ones who were disappointed Marnie was recast in 2006’s Return to Halloweentown.
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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News of the Weird extends greetings for a happy and blissfully less weird 2021. "I asked what the heck he was doing," Smith told Metro News, "and he just remained pooing whilst asking me what my problem was -- the cheek of it." "I've had four people come out and tell me that they can't take it anymore," O'Donnell told Miller. Dwaine White, who lives across the street, told The Washington Post that the mower isn't even capable of cutting grass. [The Washington Post, 12/27/2019]CreepySrinivas Gupta, a businessman in Koppal, India, and his wife, Madhavi, were building their dream home when she died in a tragic car crash in 2017.
Has Anyone Ever Actually Created a Suitcase Nuke?

Has Anyone Ever Actually Created a Suitcase Nuke?

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The portable nuclear weapon or “suitcase nuke” has long been a staple of popular fiction, appearing in dozens of movies, TV shows, and video games including The Peacemaker, 24, and Battlefield 3. But is it actually possible to make a nuclear weapon small enough to fit in a suitcase, and if so, has anyone actually built one? This made it difficult for SADM teams to move quickly or stealthily and significantly increased the risk of injury. By the late 1970s the concept of a limited, winnable nuclear war had become antiquated, with both NATO and the Warsaw Pact realizing that any conventional conflict was likely to escalate into a full-blown global nuclear war. Nonetheless, the SADM teams remained alert and ready to jump into action until 1989, when the W54 was finally declared obsolete and all stockpiled warheads were recalled and decommissioned.
Has the number of teenage girls self-harming doubled?

Has the number of teenage girls self-harming doubled?

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Has the number of teenage girls self-harming doubled? The number of hospital admissions in England for girls under the age of 18 because of self-harm has doubled in that time. The number of girls admitted to hospital because of self-harming has doubled in the last 20 yearsThe number of admissions for girls under the age of 18 because of self-harm increased from around 7,300 in 1997/98 to 13,500 in 2016/17. Over the same time period the number of girls in England under the age of 18 has increased by just 5%. The number of girls under the age of 18 increased more than tenfold between 1997/98 and 2016/17, from around 250 to 2,700.
Haunted House Workers Share the Best Reactions They’ve Seen From Customers

Haunted House Workers Share the Best Reactions They’ve Seen From Customers

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We’re about to read some stories about great reactions from haunted house patrons. “I got one of those really big buff men to let out the highest pitched scream I’ve ever heard. “Worked at one haunted house, years ago, for precisely two days. “I was a haunted house actor for about 6 years and it was some of the best times of my life. What’s the funniest or weirdest thing that ever happened to you in a haunted house?
Have 200,000 nurses quit the NHS?

Have 200,000 nurses quit the NHS?

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“Labour reveals over 200,000 nurses have quit the NHS since 2010.” Labour party, 27 March 2019Research released by the Labour party this week and quoted by a number of media outlets claimed that over 200,000 nurses have quit the NHS since 2010. While the turnover of nurses has increased since 2010, not all of the 200,000 staff “quit” the NHS voluntarily. This doesn’t mean we have 200,000 fewer nurses and health visitors now than in 2010, as new staff have joined the NHS or been retrained as nurses in that time too. Most nurses leaving the NHS resigned voluntarilyOver the eight years Labour looked at, just under 97,000 of the 200,000 nurses and health visitors had ‘voluntary resignation’ recorded as a reason for leaving—the single most common reason for leaving. More nurses and health visitors are leaving the NHS than joining itLooking at slightly different data on the number of nurses and health visitors leaving the NHS in England (for years ending September rather than June) we can compare this to the number of nurses joining the NHS.
Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015

Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015

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Health visitor numbers in England down by a fifth since 2015Health visitor numbers peaked in October 2015 at 10,309. There were 8,244 full time equivalent health visitors in the NHS as of December 2017, the lowest number since August 2013. Numbers peaked at 10,309 in October 2015, meaning there has been a fall of more than 2,065 health visitors or 20% in just over two years”. It’s also correct that that’s a fall of more than 2,000 health visitors since October 2015. The health think tank King’s Fund has commented on recent dips in the number of nurses and health visitors combined.
Henry Winkler Actor Facts

Henry Winkler Actor Facts

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Henry Winkler made up a Shakespeare monologue to get into the Yale School of Drama. Henry Winkler didn't get to ride Fonzie's motorcycle. Henry Winkler has performed with MGMT. Henry Winkler won his first Emmy at the age of 72. The seventh time was a charm for Henry Winkler.
Herceptin Can Be an Effective Addition to Breast Cancer Treatment

Herceptin Can Be an Effective Addition to Breast Cancer Treatment

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Dear Doctors: I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and really appreciate your recent columns on the subject. It’s a targeted therapy that’s often used in conjunction with chemotherapy to treat a certain type of breast cancer. When this is the case, it’s referred to as HER2-positive cancer, and it accounts for about one-fourth of all cases of breast cancer. As a result, it’s recommended that all patients with invasive breast cancer be tested for their HER2 status. Herceptin works by preventing the HER2 receptors on a breast cancer cell from receiving chemical signals telling it to grow.
Here’s Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in December 2020

Here’s Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in December 2020

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So you’ve already torn through the latest season of The Crown, which arrived on Netflix in mid-November. If you’re looking for something else that’s historical, royal, or just vaguely British, give one of these shows a try. VictoriaLike The Crown, Victoria opens with a young queen ascending the throne after a death in the family. Only in this case, the queen is 18-year-old Alexandrina Victoria, who would rule Great Britain and Ireland for an astonishing 63 years. Amazon Prime has all five seasons of the series, which ended its run in 2019.
Here’s the Difference Between Ethyl and Isopropyl Alcohol

Here’s the Difference Between Ethyl and Isopropyl Alcohol

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If you’re wondering which kind is best for killing germs, and what you need the other stuff for, read on! Isopropyl alcohol is the most common ingredient in hand sanitizers. In hand sanitizers, they disrupt the proteins and lipids in viruses and bacterias, killing the germs – the CDC recommends a solution of 65%-95% alcohol to get the job done. Ethanol is also more dehydrating, too, and while isopropyl alcohol evaporates more quickly, it doesn’t dry out our skin quite so much. Which is all to say, listen – there is room for all kinds of alcohols in our lives.
Hidden Phone Used Nonstop Is Hard for Colleague to Take

Hidden Phone Used Nonstop Is Hard for Colleague to Take

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DEAR ABBY: I am unsure how to handle a co-worker who is constantly on their cellphone (hidden between their legs) during their four-hour work shift. I have reminded them to leave their phone in their car since they have a hard time not checking it or texting during work hours. Read more in: Work & SchoolMan Is Jealous of Girlfriend's Male Friends DEAR ABBY: I need your help. I told him at the beginning of our relationship that I have guy friends, and he was OK with that. Friends & Neighbors Read more in: Love & DatingDaughter-in-Law Opts Out of Most Family Dinners DEAR ABBY: I live in a triplex.
Hidden Referral Fees Could Cost You

Hidden Referral Fees Could Cost You

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Most professions restrict the payment of referral fees. The accounting and investment professions require disclosure, and most businesses in which referral fees are common do the same. In most other businesses, referral fees are in the 5% to 10% range. But the CFA found that 25% was the average for realty referral fees. “Nevertheless, it appears to exist.”Still, it’s not likely that referral fees will cost either the buyer or seller any more money.
High Prices Offset Gains From Low Rates

High Prices Offset Gains From Low Rates

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Loan rates had remained below 3% for 12 straight weeks as of the end of October, according to mortgage investor Freddie Mac. A look at mortgage rates shows why homebuyers are coming out of the woodwork. Now for the rudimentary math: In January, the median price of an existing house nationally was $268,600, according to NAR. The bottom line: Lower rates have not turned out to be the blessing most people believe them to be. “If there was an oversupply of houses for sale, the impact of lower rates would be much greater,” Fleming told me.
Hilarious and Clever Signs You Need to Take a Look At

Hilarious and Clever Signs You Need to Take a Look At

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Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs! I’m referring to all the funny advertisements and other assorted signs that you see on a daily basis but that you don’t really pay attention to all that often. Well, we’re gonna change that today, because you’re about to see some hilarious signs that we think are gonna make you laugh in a big way. This sign is right on. Are there any signs you’ve seen lately that have really made you laugh?
Hip Fractures in Elderly Often Lead to Bad Outcomes

Hip Fractures in Elderly Often Lead to Bad Outcomes

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I’ve read that hip fractures are dangerous for older adults. Dear Reader: A hip fracture is a serious and yet common outcome when an older adult has a fall. Unfortunately, it’s true that a hip fracture in older adults can contribute to poor outcomes, including an increased risk of death. Most hip fractures in older adults require surgery to restore mobility and to manage pain. Unfortunately, many older adults won’t return to their same level of activity and independence following a hip fracture.
History Vs. Bonus Episode: Theodore Roosevelt and the Round-Robin Letter Incident

History Vs. Bonus Episode: Theodore Roosevelt and the Round-Robin Letter Incident

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Theodore Roosevelt has been in the news lately—not the president, but the ship named for him. But the current news does give me the opportunity to discuss an interesting historical precedent for this situation—one that involved Theodore Roosevelt himself. I’m your host, Erin McCarthy, and in this bonus episode of History Vs., we’re going to look at the round-robin letter incident of the Spanish-American War. To the public, it looked as though Roosevelt’s letter and the round-robin had forced the McKinley administration to act, which wasn’t the case. If you want to find out more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, visit MentalFloss.com/historyvs.
History Vs. Podcast Bonus Episode: Theodore Roosevelt and the Perdicaris Affair

History Vs. Podcast Bonus Episode: Theodore Roosevelt and the Perdicaris Affair

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The memorial was designed by architect John Russell Pope and included the museum’s Central Park West entrance, its Theodore Roosevelt rotunda, and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. In 1925, the Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt was commissioned to become a part of that larger memorial. If the Theodore Roosevelt Facebook group I’m in is any indication, opinions about the statue’s removal are heated. “Theodore Roosevelt’s monumental footprint can be found in nearly every state in America,” Jenkinson writes. To learn more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, check out our website atmentalfloss.com/historyvs.
History Vs. Podcast: Epilogue - The Other Roosevelts

History Vs. Podcast: Epilogue - The Other Roosevelts

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Mental Floss has a new podcast with iHeartRadio called History Vs., about how your favorite historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. She worked with the Roosevelt Memorial Association, penned many heartfelt poems about him, and published a memoir titled My Brother Theodore Roosevelt in 1921. (According to the Theodore Roosevelt Center, this was partly to clarify that Roosevelt wasn’t her son, as some Americans had assumed.) He survived, but a month after the battle, while still in France, Ted died of a heart attack. In 1955, at the request of the Roosevelt family, his brother Quentin’s remains were relocated to rest there, too.
History Vs. Podcast Episode: The Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt

History Vs. Podcast Episode: The Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt

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The memorial was designed by architect John Russell Pope and included the museum’s Central Park West entrance, its Theodore Roosevelt rotunda, and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. In 1925, the Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt was commissioned to become a part of that larger memorial. Michael Cullinane, the historian and author of Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost who I interviewed for this podcast, wrote in a recent op-ed for The Washington Post that “Theodore Roosevelt never wanted a statue. If the Theodore Roosevelt Facebook group I’m in is any indication, opinions about the statue’s removal are heated. To learn more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, check out our website atmentalfloss.com/historyvs.
History Vs. Podcast: Fact Checking Theodore Roosevelt

History Vs. Podcast: Fact Checking Theodore Roosevelt

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It'll be like, you spent five minutes with him 10 years ago, you're suddenly writing a book, the time I spent with Theodore Roosevelt. And then the other thing that makes this harder, that we've talked about, is the changing views of Theodore Roosevelt. But the whole triptych is Taft riding an elephant, Theodore Roosevelt riding a moose, and Woodrow Wilson riding a donkey. I think that says a lot not about Theodore Roosevelt, but about how our view of Theodore Roosevelt is shaped. McCarthy: OK, so the rumor goes that Theodore Roosevelt had a tattoo on his chest of the Roosevelt Family crest.
History Vs. Podcast: The Case of the Missing Colt .38

History Vs. Podcast: The Case of the Missing Colt .38

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The villa on the hill of Djebal Kebir, to the west of Tangier in Morocco, looks more like a palace than a home. What happens next will soon become an international incident that garners the intervention of none other than President Theodore Roosevelt. From Mental Floss and iHeartRadio, this is History Vs., a podcast about how your favorite historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. The cable was received by Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Loomis, who informed President Roosevelt. Days after the kidnapping, Raisuli contacted Sultan Abdelaziz of Morocco with his demands to let Perdicaris and Varley free.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt and the Round-Robin Letter Incident

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt and the Round-Robin Letter Incident

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Theodore Roosevelt has been in the news lately—not the president, but the ship named for him. But the current news does give me the opportunity to discuss an interesting historical precedent for this situation—one that involved Theodore Roosevelt himself. To the public, it looked as though Roosevelt’s letter and the round-robin had forced the McKinley administration to act, which wasn’t the case. “As a descendant of the namesake of Captain Crozier’s former command, I often wonder, in situations like this, what Theodore Roosevelt would have done,” Tweed Roosevelt wrote. If you want to find out more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, visit MentalFloss.com/historyvs.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Bigfoot

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Bigfoot

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Erin McCarthy: Hello and welcome to a very special bonus episode of History Vs., a podcast from Mental Floss and iHeartRadio about how your favorite historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. According to a Montana Historical Society journal, this Carl L. Bauman was born in Germany in 1831. Bauman told TR how, as a young man, he and a friend went into the Montana forest to hunt beaver. McCarthy: What’s the differences between what’s in this account and what’s in the account of indigenous peoples’ encounters with the sasquatch? McCarthy: They were like “we don’t see you, and based on that noise, we don’t want to see you.”Long: Yeah.
History Vs. Podcast: History Vs. Theodore Roosevelt

History Vs. Podcast: History Vs. Theodore Roosevelt

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Our first season is all about President Theodore Roosevelt. This episode is History Vs. Theodore Roosevelt. Alice lives on until the 1980s but by that stage, Theodore Roosevelt had kind of become a bipartisan figure. In his view, it was destiny for the white race to take over the continent, and it wasn’t surprising that the superior white race had conquered the savage Indian race. He's got this ideological connection to Theodore Roosevelt and if Theodore Roosevelt hadn't been president, I can't imagine how FDR would have developed his own ideology.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Christmas Trees

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Christmas Trees

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“I want you to glance into this old closet.”He presses a button and opens the closet door to reveal … a Christmas tree. Well, the Roosevelts didn’t typically have a Christmas tree, because—according to legend, anyway—Theodore Roosevelt, avid conservationist, had banned them. The same held true for the Executive Mansion: Christmas trees wouldn’t become an integral part of the holiday celebration there until the 1920s. Theodore Roosevelt’s ban on Christmas trees even made it onto an episode of Drunk History. Christmas tree farming practices are sustainable, and the trees do a lot for the environment before they’re cut down.
Home Businesses May Violate Zoning Rules, Local Laws

Home Businesses May Violate Zoning Rules, Local Laws

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And some folks who have lost their jobs as a result of the virus have started home-based businesses to get by. Some of the other popular home-based businesses include tutoring, personal training, catering, daycare, home repairs, bookkeeping and housecleaning. There’s good reason to regulate home-based businesses. Insurance companies differ widely in the types of business coverage they offer, so it is best to shop around. Somewhat more comprehensive, an in-home business policy covers business equipment and liability.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Death

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. Death

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Our first season is all about President Theodore Roosevelt. I’m your host, Erin McCarthy, and in this round, we’re pitting Theodore Roosevelt against the greatest opponent of all: Death. That’s Alyssa Parker-Geisman, lead ranger at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City. That’s Eileen Andes, the Chief of Interpretation and Public Affairs at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota. Still, Theodore Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Harry Houdini

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Harry Houdini

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Spring of 1914 was an especially busy time for both TR and Houdini, though neither was ever really not busy. “Go ahead, Houdini,” Roosevelt goaded. A less committed magician might have thought that any old spirits would do, but Houdini wasn’t the best in the business for nothing. In an almost unbelievable stroke of luck, Roosevelt had written the very question Houdini had hoped for. Considering his close companionship with Houdini, TR might have attended the event.
Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events

Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events

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While most horror movies are complete works of fiction, the genre occasionally offers up stories that are based on terrifying and jaw-dropping real-life events, like the nine collected here. The Amityville Horror (1979)Premise: A young family moves into a house where a murder was committed, and experiences strange and terrifying occurrences. Real-Life Inspiration: Based on the book of the same name, The Amityville Horror follows the paranormal events that terrorized the Lutz family. Real-Life Inspiration: Based on Jack Ketchum's novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door is based on the murder of Sylvia Likens, a 16-year-old girl from Indiana in 1965. One thing I had never explored was the chance to tell a story that’s based on real-life characters, real-life people.
Horror Movies That Will Get Your Heart Racing

Horror Movies That Will Get Your Heart Racing

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Based on their findings, these are the horror movies most likely to get viewers' hearts racing. To compile their list of the most terrifying horror flicks, GIGACalculator.com showed movies to 150 first-time viewers while tracking their heart rates. Taking the number 2 spot was the 2004 gore-fest Saw, which jacked up heart rates to an average of 113 BPM. As horror fans know, a movie that raises your heart rate in the moment won't necessarily give you nightmares days later. For another perspective on the best scary movies, check out the favorite horror films of famous directors in the genre.
History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. The World

History Vs. Podcast: Theodore Roosevelt Vs. The World

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It’s not so surprising that Theodore Roosevelt had a lot of opinions about America’s place in the world. While there was no seizure of the country, Roosevelt was on alert—he wasn’t about to let Europe have any influence on his side of the globe. Tyler Kuliberda: As Americans, we weren't involved directly in the Russo-Japanese War, but I've heard it described as World War Zero; it was an early mechanized war. It took place in 1905, and so I mean it's only about 10 years before the first World War. And so this was another great moment in the history of this country, and a great moment for Theodore Roosevelt.
Hovering Server Puts a Damper on Meal

Hovering Server Puts a Damper on Meal

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My girlfriends and I were all out for lunch, and we had a really great server. He was polite, made jokes and light conversation and kept our water and wine glasses full. The only weird part was that each time he left our table, he stood nearby. He would stand near the empty table next to us or at one of the pillars around us. We asked for the check and left, but we didn't enjoy lunch at all.
Hospital Programs Help Patients With Outward Effects of Cancer

Hospital Programs Help Patients With Outward Effects of Cancer

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Dear Reader: The moment that someone learns they need to undergo treatment for cancer, their life is radically altered. Most hospitals and cancer-treatment centers now offer programs like the one you’ve discussed with your mother. The focus is on helping patients to manage the appearance-related side effects that arise during and after cancer treatment. These programs help patients with skin-care routines, makeup techniques, manicures and pedicures, and wigs, turbans and other types of head coverings. The physical changes from the rigors of breast cancer treatment can be unexpected and scary, and these programs help women cope.
How accurate have Brexit forecasts been since the referendum?

How accurate have Brexit forecasts been since the referendum?

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How accurate have Brexit forecasts been since the referendum? But we can look at whether forecasts for economic growth until 2018 came to pass. It found the average pre-referendum analysis forecasted GDP growth to accelerate, amounting to 6.5% from 2015-2018. However what the forecasts were less accurate at predicting was GDP growth in each year. The IFS said: “Instead of a short-term hit and quick rebound, Brexit slowed growth more gradually.”So forecasts shortly after the referendum were fairly accurate over the medium term, but not from year to year.
How 11 Famous Car Companies Got Their Names

How 11 Famous Car Companies Got Their Names

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I’ve always thought it was interesting, how car companies got their names – and Jerry Seinfeld’s bit on how car models are named is downright hilarious. If this sort of semi-obscure knowledge is your thing, below are the origin stories behind the names of 11 popular car companies. ToyotaIn 1926, Sakichi Toyoda founded Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a company that made looms and not cars at all. It translates to “The People’s Car Company,” a reflection of the push to encourage German nationalism. CadillacHenry Leland, a New Yorker, founded the Cadillac Car Company in 1902, and the moniker is a nod to the history of automobiles itself.
How Can I Help My Son With His First Break Up?

How Can I Help My Son With His First Break Up?

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DEAR DR. NERDLOVE: This might sound odd, but my son is 17 and is apparently going through his first big breakup of his first serious relationship. It doesn’t help that we live in an area that it’s hard for nerdy folks to find each other, and both of them are pretty nerdy. When it comes to trying to support him and help him through this… well, this is good news/bad news sort of situation. He still has the patterns he developed while he was in a relationship with her, and he’s going to fall back into those without thinking. He’ll be convinced you have no idea what he’s going through.
How can we fight bad information about health?

How can we fight bad information about health?

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As we continue to face confusing and contradictory misinformation about Covid-19, we have reviewed findings from psychology and health communication to explain how health misinformation travels, and determine what we, and you, can do to fight it. According to the World Health Organization, vaccine hesitancy is one of the world’s top 10 public health risks. The World Health Organisation makes it clear that vaccine deniers are unlikely to change their minds. In every case, fighting misinformation is a matter of truth and trustHaving the latest medical evidence is only half the fight against health misinformation. Research on everyday health behaviours finds that long-term interventions can improve health-seeking behaviours such as taking up walking, using protection, or accessing quitlines for smokers.
How Cap'n Crunch Gave the World the iPhone and the Surprisingly Heated Debate Over Whether He's Really a Captain

How Cap'n Crunch Gave the World the iPhone and the Surprisingly Heated Debate Over Whether He's Really a Captain

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Sarah Flaherty explained that “our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap’n Crunch’ who currently serves or has served in the Navy.” More ominously, Lt. Cmdr. At most, Cap’n Crunch might be tried under 18 U.S. Code § 912, which would see him serving at least three years in prison. Team Crunch was forever at odds with the villainous Jean LaFoote who was forever trying to steal the Guppy’s store of Cap’n Crunch. One such prize was offered by Cap’n Crunch in the 1960s: a seemingly innocuous whistle. He wasn’t an engineer and he didn’t do any original design…” Another friend of Jobs’, Daniel Kottke, said, “Between Woz and Jobs, Woz was the innovator, the inventor.
How Did Oktoberfest Start?

How Did Oktoberfest Start?

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Even here in America, Oktoberfest is beloved as a time for dancing, dressing in lederhosen, eating sausages, and, of course, drinking beer. On October 12, 1810, the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in a grand ceremony in the Bavarian city of Munich. Today, that meadow is known as “Wies’n,” an abbreviation of the original name, and is still the site of the annual Munich Oktoberfest. And for the next two hundred years, save for the two dozen times Oktoberfest has been cancelled due to wars and cholera epidemics. So, formally, Oktoberfest is a celebration of the wedding between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, who would become King Ludwig and Queen Therese of Bavaria in 1825.
How Did They Get the CGI in the 1993 Jurassic Park to Look So Good?

How Did They Get the CGI in the 1993 Jurassic Park to Look So Good?

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Mae Scott asks: How did they get the CGI in the original Jurassic Park to look so much better than even some movies today? Regardless of your feelings about the overall quality of the film itself, you have to admit that for a movie released in 1993, Jurassic Park contains some mighty fine lookin’ dinosaurs. In fact, the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park look so good that many film critics and fans contend that the film’s CGI effects still hold up today nearly three decades later, with some even going so far as to say they look better than some scenes in more recent Jurassic Park films. This helped the cuts back and forth between CGI dinosaurs and physical ones be extremely seamless, despite the limitations of the technology of the age. Yet another subtle difference often suggested making the CGI in Jurassic Park look objectively better than some CGI seen in movies today is that the movie didn’t make use of unnatural color grading.
How Did WWI Pilots Shoot Through Their Aircraft Propeller?

How Did WWI Pilots Shoot Through Their Aircraft Propeller?

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To his right sat Captain Charles Chandler, a Lewis light machine gun cradled between his legs. While crude, this installation proved surprisingly effective, with Garros scoring the first aerial victory using a machine gun fired through a propeller on April 1, 1915. While he attempted to burn his aircraft before being captured, he was unsuccessful, and his deflector-equipped propeller fell intact into German hands. This was done by fitting a wooden disc to the propeller hub and firing the guns through it. The last aircraft to use synchronizers were Soviet Lavochkin La-11s and Yakovlev Yak-9s flown by North Korean pilots during the 1950-1952 Korean war.
How Do Arab Nations Teach the Crusades?

How Do Arab Nations Teach the Crusades?

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In the first, represented by Amin Maamlouf’s 1983 book “The Crusades Through Arab Eyes”, the events are viewed as a general clash of Western and Eastern culture. The second is represented by an Al-Jazeera documentary series of 2016, “The Crusades: An Arab Perspective”, where the theme of Christianity versus Islam is particularly highlighted. The school textbooks in Arab countries are generally regulated by a government institution, such as the Ministry of Education of each country. This brings us to the timeline of the Crusades which focuses on the main themes as taught by history books in Arab countries. Moving on to modern times, as can be seen by now, in Arab countries, the Crusades are hardly perceived as a remote event of little consequence.
How Do German Schools Teach About WWII?

How Do German Schools Teach About WWII?

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This brings us to the broad strokes of how this particular conflict was and is taught in German schools. Third, the war itself: Remarkably, the details of the fields of war are often underplayed in German schools. Of course, one downside of deemphasizing this is many German students are never really made aware of many specific military events and conquests. The result is, shockingly, that many German students are actually surprised to learn things like that Germans invaded places like (modern) Ukraine, (modern) Serbia, and Greece. Such examples allow German students to find figures from the war time with whom they can identify with.
How Do I Rebuild The Life I Ruined?

How Do I Rebuild The Life I Ruined?

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I bonded with a wife and husband (in that order, I’ll refer to them as Jill and Jack respectively) over a game. We seemed to hit it off reasonably well, until Jill said that she was out on an anniversary with Jack. Here’s the problem: you’re looking for help everywhere but where you’re actually going to get it. You don’t say) is a sign that you were doing things that were pretty heinous. So right now the only thing you need to be doing is talking to a professional.
How Do I Stop Being Scared of Women?

How Do I Stop Being Scared of Women?

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What’s tough for me, though, is that my confidence and my wit go out the window around women I’m attracted to. I often end up dating women I’m less into because I’m comfortable around them, and before you know it, we’ve fallen into a relationship. But like I said before, I’m terrified of women I’m attracted to. I’m having trouble interacting with women I’m attracted to, and I have a lot of trouble making my intentions known, asking them out, showing that I’m interested. To put it another way: you’re treating talking to women you’re attracted to like you’re on the bomb squad.
How Do I Talk To My Partner About My Sexual Fantasies?

How Do I Talk To My Partner About My Sexual Fantasies?

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DEAR DR. NERDLOVE: I’ve got an odd relationship problem that I feel awful about and could really use some guidance. Recently I’ve been finding myself less interested in the sexual aspect of our relationship and I find myself fantasizing about the earlier part of our relationship. I feel like asking him to role play being a nervous awkward virgin again would just be really uncomfortable for him. So let’s talk about sex, fetishes, and how to talk to your partner about what you need. First and foremost, getting an erotic charge about being the more experienced partner and teaching them about sex is fairly common.
How Do I Tell My Dates I Don’t Want to Have Sex… Ever?

How Do I Tell My Dates I Don’t Want to Have Sex… Ever?

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The most likely thing here is that you’re asexual — that is, you simply have no libido or interest in sex. If your lack of interest in sex bothers you because you WANT to want sex, then it’s not a bad idea to rule out any physical or medical issues. But it is also entirely possible that you’re a healthy young man who just has no interest in sex and that’s fine. Most people interested in romantic relationships will be expecting sex to be part and parcel. Now with that being said, It is going to be important that you’re interested in to be upfront and direct about this from the beginning with the women you’re interested in dating.
How Do I Tell My Partner I Need Better Sex?

How Do I Tell My Partner I Need Better Sex?

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No one is good at sex when he or she is a virgin, of course. I’ve been with Tom for over five years and have had an orgasm during sex exactly 3 times. Signed,Woman Wanting Good SexDEAR WOMAN WANTING GOOD SEX: No, you’re not being selfish. The more he feels like he’s performing like a sex god, the more he’s going to want to continue and get you off. Make it about how he’s getting you off, not the toy; the toy is nothing without him.
How Do the Japanese Teach About WWII?

How Do the Japanese Teach About WWII?

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As we recently covered, however, the Germans and WWII are a rather interesting exception to this rule, see our video How Do the Germans Teach About WWII? This all brings us to a top voted question from that video- How does one of Germany’s chief allies in that war, Japan, teach about WWII and their country’s part in the historic conflict? Given all of this, it may or may not surprise you to hear from people raised in Japan that they hardly learned 20th century Japanese history in class. In July 1955, two years after the end of the War of Korea, textbooks containing the atrocities of the Japanese army were condemned by the Japanese parliament. This movement escalated, causing the banning of more than a quarter of the books used in schools at that time.
How Do They Teach the American Revolution in Great Britain?

How Do They Teach the American Revolution in Great Britain?

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The American Revolution is one of the historical events that together with things like the French Revolution, among other things, helped usher in the modern era. But what do schools in Britain have to say about the American Revolution? Scotland and England were joined together in 1707, along with the previously joined Wales, to officially form the Kingdom of Great Britain. Ireland decided to join up in 1801, at which point the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed. So in summary:Great Britain = England, Scotland, and WalesUK = England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (and the full name is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”)England = Just the part of the island that is EnglandExpand for References
How Far Back in Time Could a Modern English Speaker Go and Still Communicate Effectively?

How Far Back in Time Could a Modern English Speaker Go and Still Communicate Effectively?

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There are a shocking number of dialects of English in England alone despite being a relatively small area. Along with a smattering of Latin, this mix ultimately gave us a large percentage of what is Old English. In modern English, this translates to:The island Britain is 800 miles long, and 200 miles broad. In fact, it’s estimated approximately 50% of the core of the modern English language derives from words in Old English. This, perhaps, isn’t that surprising as another accent OP is often thought to sound like is the West Country English accent, which in turn directly inspired the way Hollywood has pirates talk.
How Does Organic Matter Become Fossil Fuels?

How Does Organic Matter Become Fossil Fuels?

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Kateri asks: How did organic matter become fossil fuels? As the covering materials pressed down on the carbon-rich organic matter, it was ultimately changed into one of the fossil fuels. The proteins and cellulose break down soon, leaving only “one fraction of organic matter . Natural gas can also be formed biogenically, when special microorganisms, called methanogens, chemically break down organic matter, producing methane. When producing useful natural gas, these methanogens are found in places without oxygen yet near the surface of the earth.
How Earth Got Its Name

How Earth Got Its Name

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The modern English word and name for our planet ‘Earth’, is said to go back at least 1,000 years. Bonus Facts:Translations of the Bible into English was one of the earliest recorded use of the name Earth – ” God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. The first doesn’t actually orbit the Earth, but has a synchronized orbit with our planet, that makes it look like it’s following the Earth in orbit, but it’s actually following its own, distinct path around the Sun. The first doesn’t actually orbit the Earth, but has a synchronized orbit with our planet, that makes it look like it’s following the Earth in orbit, but it’s actually following its own, distinct path around the Sun. It is believed that, in another million years time, a day on Earth will be 27 hours long.
How Far Would You Go for a Vaccine?

How Far Would You Go for a Vaccine?

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In St. Louis County, where she lives, her conditions didn’t qualify her as a priority for the vaccine. Filmore said she can’t understand the disparity between the vaccine supplies in her home city and county versus the far less populated rural areas. “I don’t know why he would punish the other citizens in the state,” Filmore said. She also wondered why the vaccine distribution has been so inequitable in Missouri. Frontline educators in next-door Illinois are eligible to get the vaccine now, but in Missouri, they are not.
How Hollywood Studios Manage to Officially Lose Money on Movies That Make a Billion Dollars

How Hollywood Studios Manage to Officially Lose Money on Movies That Make a Billion Dollars

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Well, it’s all thanks to a wonderful concept known colloquially as “Hollywood Accounting”, or more accurately “How to Lose Friends and Screw People”. Despite this relatively low figure, unfortunately for executives at Paramount studios, it never turned a profit after grossing nearly $700 million at the box office. The movie went on to gross, adjusted for inflation today, about half a billion dollars (about 30 times its original production budget). We can only hope that one day someone makes a movie about the whole thing that somehow fails to turn a profit despite grossing a billion dollars. Clearly the billionaries buying and running these teams have no idea how to manage money, paying billions for franchises that just hemorrhage losses each year.
How is Stalin Taught in Russia?

How is Stalin Taught in Russia?

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Joseph Stalin was born in December 1878 to a Georgian family and served as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1952. After the war, Russia experienced a kind of personality cult, with Stalin being heralded as father of the people. Views of his early comrades, such as that of Trotsky that promoted the idea that Stalin was a mediocrity were still being suppressed in the Soviet Union. Generally, Stalin “the Military Leader” is emphasized more than Stalin “the Communist”. In contrast, in the West, Stalin, as well as the Soviet Union in general, is not seen favourably.
How March Got So Mad: The Story Behind the NCAA Basketball Tournament

How March Got So Mad: The Story Behind the NCAA Basketball Tournament

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According to the website of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), a high school boys basketball tournament with only eight teams began in March of 1908. The first college basketball tournament, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s Basketball National Championship (which is still in existence today), was held in 1937. The NCAA tournament has been turning March mad ever since. He was pretty familiar with the “March Madness” high school basketball tournament going on in his state. It was referring to the Illinois high school basketball tournament.
How Monsters Were Made (According to a Medieval Doctor)

How Monsters Were Made (According to a Medieval Doctor)

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Ambrose Pare was a medieval doctor who served as a battlefield surgeon for kings Henry II, Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III and made great advances in pathology and surgical techniques. In addition to his many advances, he also had a lot of ideas about how monsters and monstrosities were created. Besides “God’s will” and “evil,” here are 10 ways Pare believed that monsters like man-goats and brain scorpions were created, from his book On Monsters and Marvels. Pare wrote, “women who will have conceived during her period will engender those inclined to leprosy, scurvy, gout, scrofula, and more …”2. Eating Fruit and GrassesAccording to Pare, women who didn't eat the right food could potentially give birth to monsters.
How Much Caffeine Would It Take To Kill You?

How Much Caffeine Would It Take To Kill You?

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So how much caffeine would it take to kill you? Thus, as you might expect, we couldn’t find any studies that show what amount of caffeine would definitively kill your average human. Although that might not sound like that much, in terms of raw amount of caffeine, it should be noted that that’s the amount of caffeine in about 1,200 cups of coffee! So this all might have you wondering how caffeine actually manages to kill? In toxic doses, caffeine can cause extremely low blood pressures, seizures, cardiac rhythm problems, and lactic acidosis.
How Most People Got Schrödinger’s Cat Thought Experiment Wrong

How Most People Got Schrödinger’s Cat Thought Experiment Wrong

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Given that his career has been so extensively dedicated to quantum mechanics, you might wonder; how could he be skeptical of quantum mechanics’ description of nature? You see, the problem the physicist had with quantum mechanics was that no one knew where its probabilistic effects ended. The easiest misconception to make about the thought experiment is that Schrödinger was serious about this experiment, and that “it could be done”. This normally branches into linking consciousness and quantum mechanics in a very holistic way to give mystic-like philosophies some kind of credibility. But knowing that he established very well known formulas and that everyone knew that quantum mechanics works, this is not the case at all.
How Much Would it Cost to Fill a Swimming Pool With Booze? Has Anyone Ever Actually Done This?

How Much Would it Cost to Fill a Swimming Pool With Booze? Has Anyone Ever Actually Done This?

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The same can be said concerning the headlines you may have seen about the Starkenberger beer pools. So how much would it cost to fill an actual proper sized swimming pool entirely with a genuine undiluted alcoholic beverage rather than half-assing like mere plebians? Depending on how much you like to spend on wine, the cost of filling the pool would vary dramatically. Once again plopping this into our little swimming pool equation, you’d need 1,666,666 bottles to fill the pool almost to the top, then most of another bottle to fill it to the brim. But to sum up, any stories you have heard about the uber rich having debauched parties with alcohol filled swimming pools are most assuredly myths or wild exaggerations.
How Playing with Construction Paper Resulted in Over a Billion Dollars for Two Dudes

How Playing with Construction Paper Resulted in Over a Billion Dollars for Two Dudes

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Despite the crudely animated nature of the short, Parker would later gleefully recall that it won him a Student Academy Award. This second short, also called Spirit of Christmas, was again created using the laborious construction paper cut-out method utilised for the previous short. In addition to that, Shelley Marsh on South Park is also named after Trey Parker’s older sister Shelley. The pair also scanned in hundreds of pieces of actual construction paper so that everything still looked handmade. The speed at which South Park is able to be churned out is one of the reasons the show is able to react to current events so quickly.
How Teddy Roosevelt Became a G.I. Joe Action Figure

How Teddy Roosevelt Became a G.I. Joe Action Figure

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Hasbro's special-edition Theodore Roosevelt G.I. Joe figure from 1999 doesn't have kung-fu grip or an arsenal of tank-busting accessories to go into battle with. Joe action figure. Hasbro's Theodore Roosevelt G.I. Joe figure was based on his Rough Rider uniform worn during the Spanish-American War.
How Poison Gas Gave Us the First Anti-Cancer Drug

How Poison Gas Gave Us the First Anti-Cancer Drug

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Mustard gas, developed during the First World War, belongs to a class of chemical weapons known as vesicants or blister agents. The exploding John Harvey covered the harbour basin in a thick layer of mustard gas, coating hundreds of sailors struggling in the water from head to toe. A huge cloud of mustard gas vapour was also thrown into the air and drifted into the neighbouring town. In 1935, however, chemical weapons laboratories began producing new forms of mustard gas in which the sulfur atom was replaced with nitrogen. Yet just like the Allied stockpiles of Mustard Gas and other chemical weapons, Nazi Germany never made use of its nerve agents.
How the Butterfly Effect Actually Works

How the Butterfly Effect Actually Works

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Travis Scott’s lead single “BUTTERFLY EFFECT” might make for a great title, but it doesn’t offer the best theoretical explanation. That’s right, the butterfly effect is a real vessel of chaos theory, but it doesn’t entail what you might think. So, Travis Scott song actually gets the butterfly effect completely wrong. Therefore, our common understanding of the butterfly effect is skewed. What’s your experience with the butterfly effect?
How the Nazis Managed to Capture the World's Strongest Fortress in Under 20 Minutes

How the Nazis Managed to Capture the World's Strongest Fortress in Under 20 Minutes

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To understand the importance of Fortress Eben Emael, we must first go back to the start of the First World War. And the centrepiece of these modernization efforts was Fortress Eben Emael. If Eben Emael couldn’t be taken from the ground, Hitler thought, then how about from the air? Only minutes later, the 9 remaining gliders of Group Granite descended upon the grassy roof of Fort Eben Emael. Then, at noon on the 11th of May 1940, only 30 hours after the assault had begun, the garrison of Fortress Eben Emael finally surrendered.
How Theodore Roosevelt Became a G.I. Joe

How Theodore Roosevelt Became a G.I. Joe

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What happens next will soon become an international incident that garners the intervention of none other than President Theodore Roosevelt. The cable was received by Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Loomis, who informed President Roosevelt. This was the era of “Big Stick” diplomacy, and Roosevelt ordered that seven warships head immediately to Tangier. Roosevelt agreed—despite these new findings, Roosevelt knew this was an issue of both pride and politics at this point. To learn more about this episode, and Theodore Roosevelt, check out our website at mentalfloss.com/historyvs.
How to Defog Your Windshield, According to a Former NASA Engineer

How to Defog Your Windshield, According to a Former NASA Engineer

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As all drivers know, a foggy windshield isn’t just a nuisance—the low visibility can also make driving more dangerous. In the video below, Rober explains that the general goal is to swap out the humid hot air with dry air that can absorb moisture. In other words, crack your windows (weather permitting), keep the “air circulation” button turned off, and crank the heat. Rober has a couple tips for keeping your windows fog-free in the first place, too. And while anti-fog spray definitely does the trick, Rober found that wiping your windshield with shaving cream is just as effective.
How to Pitch a Story to Mental Floss

How to Pitch a Story to Mental Floss

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We also don’t have any trouble inhaling other people’s stale carbon dioxide, even with a solid few feet between us. Though we don’t yet have a decisive scientific explanation for this olfactory phenomenon, there’s no shortage of promising theories. As HowStuffWorks reports, another hypothesis suggests that we’re more conscious of other people’s halitosis because breath released when speaking is different than breath released when exhaling regularly. But if that’s true, it seems like you’d be able to smell your own breath—at least when you’re the one doing the talking. When someone else exhales, you’re inhaling their air almost simultaneously.
How to Remove a Sticker From 5 Different Surfaces

How to Remove a Sticker From 5 Different Surfaces

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Since not all adhesives are built the same—and not all surfaces are, either—there’s no single secret to removing a sticker from any given material. Below are ways to remove a sticker from five different surfaces—and because none of them use harsh chemicals, feel free to improvise a little (e.g. if you’d like to try vinegar on glass or cooking oil and baking soda on plastic, go for it). How to Remove a Sticker From Glass. If it’s still tough to pull off, repeat the step with the hair dryer as needed.
How to Stop a Running Toilet Without Calling a Plumber

How to Stop a Running Toilet Without Calling a Plumber

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Fortunately, there are ways to stop a running toilet without having to pay a plumber. When you hear water “running” in your toilet, it’s typically because a problem exists inside the tank. If it’s set too high, water goes into the overflow tube and the water will keep running. The flapper can be the source of many running toilet issues. If your running toilet persists after replacing the flush components, you’ve got yourself a job for a plumber.
How to Turn the Apple Logo on the Back of Your iPhone Into a Customizable Button

How to Turn the Apple Logo on the Back of Your iPhone Into a Customizable Button

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Apple likes to program randomly useful tools into their iPhones, like the hidden magnifying glass and the backspace shortcut on the calculator app. As Simplemost reports, the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone is actually a button that can execute various tasks. From there, you can choose Touch and then Back Tap to program the Apple logo to do all sorts of things at the tap of your finger. You can even program the phone to perform different tasks depending on if you double tap or triple tap the button. The software update uses the pre-existing sensors in your iPhone to transform the back of the device into a brand-new button.
How Unhealthy Is Coconut Milk?

How Unhealthy Is Coconut Milk?

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We are finding many recipes that call for coconut milk, which we enjoy very much. You ask about coconut milk -- which we will get to shortly -- but first, let’s take a look at coconut oil. Coconut milk is a liquid extract of the mature coconut’s grated pulp, and contains coconut oil. But unlike the pure oil, coconut milk also contains a small amount of protective phenolic substances. Continue to enjoy coconut milk in dishes where it is called for, but it would be prudent to use it sparingly.
How Well Do You Know Liam Neeson's Most Iconic Roles?

How Well Do You Know Liam Neeson's Most Iconic Roles?

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The Star Wars Archives; $167AmazonDid you know that the stormtroopers from Star Wars were originally all going to wield lightsabers? No matter how many times you’ve binged George Lucas’s iconic space opera, there’s always more to learn about the Star Wars universe. Inflatable Movie Screen With Storage Bag; $230AmazonTurn any gathering into a movie party with this gigantic inflatable movie screen that can be blown up for either indoor or outdoor use. Then pick up this pair of Reservoir Dogs socks, featuring the same image from the movie’s poster. And it makes a great pair with the inflatable movie screen up above.
How we’re using AI to scale up global fact checking

How we’re using AI to scale up global fact checking

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In this project, we are not attempting to replace fact checkers with AI, but to empower fact checkers with the best AI driven tools. We have developed a claim-type classifier to guide fact checkers towards claims that might be worth investigating. We are already using these tools with fact checkers on a daily basis. In South Africa an Africa Check fact check identified by our AI has informed live debate around health care choices. This is important to the fact checkers already using it and also because of the scale of our ambition.
Humans With COVID-19 Could Put Other Animal Species at Risk

Humans With COVID-19 Could Put Other Animal Species at Risk

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Gray whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-tailed deer and Chinese hamsters are at high risk; cats, cows and sheep are at medium risk; and dogs, pigs and horses are at low risk. Precautions are called for with workers around cattle and sheep, which are considered at medium risk of coronavirus infection. Such human-to-animal infection has happened in Utah, as well as in Denmark and the Netherlands, where infected workers on fur ranches infected mink. Infected cats could put other wildlife at risk, especially indigenous predators like the foxes, weasels and mink in Minnesota’s forests and elsewhere. Especially in light of trans-species passage, the development of a safe, effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be a challenge.
Husband Throws a Wrench in Wife's Exercise Plans

Husband Throws a Wrench in Wife's Exercise Plans

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DEAR ABBY: As a way to manage my stress and anxiety when COVID hit, I started to exercise. As the months have gone on, I have realized the power of being healthy, and I try to exercise every day. -- KEEPING MY SANITYDEAR KEEPING: Establishing a routine of regular exercise wasn't selfish. Rather than prevent you from doing what you have been doing, your husband should have praised you. It not only would be a lot less expensive than a divorce, but your husband might even grow to enjoy it.
Hummus Trivia | 40 facts about the popular dish

Hummus Trivia | 40 facts about the popular dish

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish, that is really popular around the world, and many people tend to prefer it due to its special taste. It is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word hummus comes from Arabic . The colloquial Arabic word ḥummuṣ is a variant of the Arabic ḥimmaṣ or ḥimmiṣ which may be derived from the Aramaic language, corresponding to the Syriac word for chickpeas: ḥem(m)ṣē. The earliest known written recipes for a dish resembling hummus bi tahina are recorded in cookbooks written in Cairo in the 13th century.
Husband’s New Job Idea Stresses Out Spouse

Husband’s New Job Idea Stresses Out Spouse

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He still has his job, thank God, but he hardly ever goes in. I can’t imagine what he will do if he has to look for work. He has been taking real estate investing courses, but I can’t envision him doing that successfully. In real estate, you have to hustle. What will he be doing if he is in real estate?
“I Don’t Need To Save,” and 4 More Things Rich People Would Never Do

“I Don’t Need To Save,” and 4 More Things Rich People Would Never Do

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If you’re curious, though, here are 5 rich people willing to talk about what life looks like from the other side. I think I’m rich enough. Rich people are keen on staying that way, which is why they’re always looking for ways to make more money. I don’t need to save money. I can’t say I’m really surprised, but it sure is interesting, don’t you think?
I Found My Perfect Girlfriend. So Why Am I Not More Excited?

I Found My Perfect Girlfriend. So Why Am I Not More Excited?

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Fast-forward to the middle of August where I reactivated my Hinge account to try and run through it again. I don’t want to end up realizing that I don’t like this woman because, for all intents and purposes, I really really do. That’s not actually an indicator of anything other than the fact that you and S don’t text as often as you did when you were much younger. So, yes, you need to chill the hell out — both about S and about any future dates or relationships. Every person you date will be unique, and so will the way you feel about them.
I Like My Mismatched Dishes!

I Like My Mismatched Dishes!

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Money was never overly abundant, and though my mother loved to set a nice dinner table for us all, she quickly gave up on having any matching tableware. The problem is that when guests come for dinner, many seem perplexed with my non-matching table items, and will tell me where I can purchase matching sets cheaply. A friend sent me a full matching set of tableware, thinking that she was doing me a favor. If I return it, it will hurt her feelings, yet if I use it, my finely constructed collection of mismatched items will completely be disrupted. Thank that friend and use the matching set for picnics, when it won’t matter.
If Children Grew up Isolated from Adults, Would they Create Their Own Language?

If Children Grew up Isolated from Adults, Would they Create Their Own Language?

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The goal was to determine whether the Egyptians or the Phrygians were the “eldest of all men” by observing whether these isolated children grew to speak the Egyptian or Phrygian language. Similar language difficulties have been observed in other children isolated from human contact for extended periods of time. Lack of early exposure to language makes it more difficult for children in this situation to later learn any language, spoken or signed. In some situations, children may grow up in an environment where a pidgin is the main language spoken around them. In many ways, this system resembled a pidgin, the kind of emergency, makeshift language that lets speakers who don’t share a common language communicate.
If You Grew Up In The 90s/00s These 14 Images Will Bring Middle School Rushing Back

If You Grew Up In The 90s/00s These 14 Images Will Bring Middle School Rushing Back

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Listen, I get that middle school is the worst, most awkward part of growing up, but now that we’re past it, can’t we all look back and cringe together? If you’re a young Millennial or older Gen Z person, these 14 images are going to put you squarely back in those days, for better or worse, so buckle up. What is more awkward than a middle school dance? You can definitely hear this picture. You could not pay me to go back to middle school, but certain memories are fun!
“I’m Too Busy,” and 5 Other Things Rich People Avoid Saying

“I’m Too Busy,” and 5 Other Things Rich People Avoid Saying

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Regardless of what sort of rich person you’re dealing with, there are some things they’ll never say – and below are 6 items you’ll never hear. “Saving and investing are the same.”It’s money you’re not actively spending, but aside from that, the two things aren’t alike at all. “I’m not good with money.”Being “good with money” is a skill, and it can be learned like any other. People who have money don’t like to rely on others to tell them things about their own funds and investments – they like to understand things themselves. “So a bad sales presentation was due to a wrong fit with the audience rather than due to a bad sales pitch.
I’m Trying To Avoid My Ex. How Can I Still See Our Mutual Friends?

I’m Trying To Avoid My Ex. How Can I Still See Our Mutual Friends?

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My friends had a zoom night recently, and my ex was present (I was informed and made the decision to go along). I’ve met her before, at a few mutual friend’s functions over the years-she’s been with my ex for the past four years and she’s been lovely. And from our friends say the perfect match for my ex. My friends mentioned that my ex was interested in coming into more Zoom calls (before they have been alternating us) and if that would be fine. The man you were married to way back when was a different person.
In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp

In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp

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In 2021 you can reach us on WhatsApp18 January 2021 | Thom Callan-RileyIn September 2020 Full Fact launched a pilot WhatsApp service aiming to tackle misinformation on the platform. It’s particularly hard to combat misinformation on a platform like WhatsApp because the network is entirely private and peer-to-peer. We heard from many people who were seeing these messages shared on family and friend WhatsApp groups, and from individuals who wanted to make sure they weren’t spreading misinformation themselves. We have seen many videos circulating on WhatsApp that have already been flagged and even deleted from Facebook still being shared on WhatsApp with no warnings. Due to the success of the pilot, we will be continuing our WhatsApp service in 2021 too.
In Praise of Health Care Professionals

In Praise of Health Care Professionals

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I am not a patient patient. But this is not a story about being sick; this is about how the hospital and health care providers and staff adjusted to accommodate patients. They truly are health care heroes. They all had to change clothes every time they entered a different room -- hospital garb, gloves, masks and face shields. Dr. Stern was working at least 12-hour days, seven days a week at peak.
In the Early 1900s, the United States Postal Service Would Let You Mail a Child

In the Early 1900s, the United States Postal Service Would Let You Mail a Child

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Even though Black Friday is still weeks away, Amazon is offering early deals during their Holiday Dash event, which goes through November 19. During Holiday Dash you can save $40 on this practically essential kitchen appliance. This specific Instant Pot Duo Nova model can act as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, and more. Buy it: AmazonRing Video Doorbell 3; $140 (Save $60)Ring/AmazonDuring Holiday Dash, you’ll save $60 on the Ring video doorbell. Usually, these DNA kits are $199, but Holiday Dash has made it easier for you to learn more about yourself with this incredible deal.
Increasing Plant-Rich Foods Brings Healthy Benefits

Increasing Plant-Rich Foods Brings Healthy Benefits

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I’ve been thinking this might be a good time to try a more plant-based diet. Dear Reader: You’re far from alone when it comes to putting on a few pounds during the past year of the pandemic. There’s a lot of research about the health benefits of a plant-forward diet, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and fiber. We think that a more plant-based diet is a great idea for your family’s health. You don’t have to give up meat, but if you start thinking of it as a condiment, then you’ll automatically cut back on how much you’re eating.
Indigenous Wisdom and COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention

Indigenous Wisdom and COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention

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The letter addresses the One Health approach, which links human health with the health of animals and the environment, in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the only blessing of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it forces us to examine our relationships and responsibilities toward all lives and all creatures, great and small. Instead, I started giving him a product called George’s Always Active Aloe liquid (1/4 teaspoon), and his eating habits resumed miraculously. Also, the cat had ringworm, which started to disappear with the usage of the aloe liquid given internally. I would add two drops of essential oil of thyme (which is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal) to 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel.
Indigenous Wisdom, Healing and One Health

Indigenous Wisdom, Healing and One Health

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DEAR DR. FOX: Thank you for your reference and support of indigenous and alternative treatments in a recent column. Indigenous wisdom often creates harmony and well-being in our relationships with the Earth and the animal world -- needed especially now! DEAR DR. FOX: Your appeal to indigenous wisdom was a big disappointment. : Your declaration that I am somehow “biased” in referencing indigenous wisdom as a contributing element in One Health philosophy is understandable, considering your own evident biases of scientism and rationalism. Indigenous wisdom includes, in modern parlance, evidence-based medicine in our ancestral determinations of harmful and beneficial herbs.
‘Industrial’ Oils Wrongly Maligned

‘Industrial’ Oils Wrongly Maligned

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who casts “industrial seed oils,” such as canola, safflower and corn oils, in catastrophic and deadly terms. This doctor also says there is a link between the consumption of these oils and the most dangerous effects of the coronavirus. What do you advise regarding industrial seed oils? These oils can be assets in an otherwise healthful diet -- they can contribute essential fatty acids, for instance -- and should not be considered “catastrophic” or “deadly.”Making a vague connection between the use of seed oils and “the most dangerous effects of the coronavirus” is a bit irresponsible. But to point to seed oils as a villain in any circumstance is without merit.
Inland Surfing: The Latest Amenity

Inland Surfing: The Latest Amenity

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First came Crystal Lagoons -- human-created bodies of water that can transform landlocked real estate into waterfront housing developments. Now comes Wavegarden: a water park that turns inland properties into surfing destinations. Meanwhile, after inking deals with several housing developers throughout the country, Crystal Lagoons has gone public -- but it isn’t selling stock. To date, Crystal Lagoons have been the province