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10 Amazing Facts About Cherry Blossoms

10 Amazing Facts About Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry blossom season is a major tourist draw for any city that’s lucky enough to grow these ornamental cherry trees. You'll only find cherry blossoms in a handful of countries. In the U.S., the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston are all beautiful in their own way. Those who organize the two cities’ respective cherry blossom festivals have engaged in some playful competition over the years. In 2021, Japan's cherry blossoms peaked on March 26—the earliest they had peaked in 1200 years.
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 Big Facts About Anacondas

10 Big Facts About Anacondas

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There are four species of anaconda today: Green anacondas (Eunectes murinus), yellow anacondas (E. notaeus), Bolivian anaconda (E. beniensis), and the dark-spotted anaconda (E. deschauenseei). The biggest and best known are the green anacondas, which live live in wetlands and river basins through tropical South America, including parts of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. Green anacondas will eat almost anything, including birds and their eggs, other reptiles and amphibians, fish, and mammals. Green anacondas won’t say no to snacking on other big reptiles. Like most snakes, anacondas have four rows of teeth on their upper jaws.
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 Coming to America

10 Facts About Coming to America

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Before you head back to Zamunda with Coming 2 America, here are 10 things you might not know about Coming to America. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Laker Girl-turned-pop star listed her Coming to America scene as one of the top moments of her choreography career. “On Coming to America, we clashed quite a bit because he was such a pig; he was so rude to people,” Landis told Collider. In 1989, CBS filmed a pilot for a TV version of Coming to America, starring Tommy Davidson. Coming to America pays tribute to Roots with a "Kunte Kinte" reference.
10 Facts About Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham

10 Facts About Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham

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Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish in Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish are real-life friends. Men in Kilts inspired Clanlands, Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's bestselling book. Graham McTavish and Sam Heughan might be responsible for Scotland’s second TV-based tourism bump. Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish and in Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham.
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 Authors and Their Unfinished Manuscripts

10 Famous Authors and Their Unfinished Manuscripts

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What do we do when an author dies with their work unfinished? And while some authors have asked for unfinished work to be destroyed, doing so just might deprive the world of a treasure. Read on for several examples of unfinished manuscripts from famous authors—some of which you might not have known were technically incomplete. Virgil // The AeneidAn epic poem set in the years after the Trojan War, The Aeneid was left unfinished when its author, Virgil, died in 19 B.C.E. Mark Twain // The Mysterious StrangerAt his death in 1910, Twain left behind three unfinished manuscripts of three different but related stories—"The Chronicle of Young Satan," "Schoolhouse Hill," and "No.
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 Daylight Saving Time

10 Fascinating Facts About Daylight Saving Time

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Official credit for the Daylight Saving Time idea goes to a bug collector. Just two decades later, Daylight Saving Time would begin its spread across the developed world. Despite Daylight Saving Time’s origins as an energy-saving strategy, research suggests it might actually be hurting the cause. Though people love to complain about it, Daylight Saving Time isn’t all bad news. That’s because Daylight Saving Time traditionally ended on the last Sunday in October, a.k.a.
10 Fascinating Facts About Horseshoe Crabs

10 Fascinating Facts About Horseshoe Crabs

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The 25 millimeter-wide Lunataspis aurora crawled over Manitoba 445 million years ago, making these fossils the world’s oldest-known horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs are not actual crabs. Unlike real crabs and their kin, horseshoe crabs lack antennae. Jerry Morse/iStock via Getty ImagesWalking around on the ocean floor is generally how horseshoe crabs get from point A to point B. Today, about 600,000 horseshoe crabs "donate" their blood every year, which can sell for more than $15,000 a quart.
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 Fascinating Facts About The Call of the Wild

10 Fascinating Facts About The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild catapulted author Jack London to literary fame. Before writing The Call of the Wild, Jack London was rejected 664 times. The Call of the Wild alludes to the animal cruelty Jack London witnessed in the Klondike. Jack London also modeled the California ranch in The Call of the Wild on the Bond family’s home. The Call of the Wild made Jack London rich.
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 Funny Internet Folks Who Are Ready With a Laugh

10 Funny Internet Folks Who Are Ready With a Laugh

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There are some days when the internet is there to prop up your outrage and righteous indignation, and that’s exactly what you need. Other days, you just need to laugh at someone having a worse day than you are, or a laugh in general, and the internet is there for you then, too. If today is one of the latter days for you, these 10 funny folks are here to deliver the goods. You know I’m right. I’m not sure they know what modest means.
10 Giant Facts About 'King Kong'

10 Giant Facts About 'King Kong'

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King Kong was the first movie ever to be re-released. King Kong was Among the first movies to Have a Completely Original Musical Score. Prior to King Kong, cinematic musicians generally borrowed tracks from earlier recordings. The scene of King Kong attacking a train was added to prevent the film from taking up 13 reels. Inspired by this, Peter Jackson (a huge King Kong fan) climbed into a plane to take down the eighth wonder of the world for the 2005 remake.
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 Inspiring Facts About the Tuskegee Airmen

10 Inspiring Facts About the Tuskegee Airmen

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Now called Tuskegee University, the Tuskegee Institute was founded in 1881 as a school for training Black teachers. In 1941, the government contracted Tuskegee Institute to offer primary training for the military’s first Black airmen. The first lady put a spotlight on the Tuskegee program when she visited the Tuskegee Institute in 1941. The Tuskegee Airmen flew these important missions around the Mediterranean theater and racked up an admirable number of hits. Some Tuskegee Airmen were dubbed “red tails.”Tuskegee Airmen Marcellus G. Smith (left) and Roscoe C. Brown work on a plane nicknamed Tootsie in Ramitelli, Italy, in March 1945.
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 Little-Known Facts About Tom Hanks

10 Little-Known Facts About Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks broke out as a major comedic actor in the 1980s, first on the small screen with Bosom Buddies, then with major Hollywood hits including Splash and Big. Tom Hanks is a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln—and Mr. Rogers. Tom Hanks worked as a hotel bellman—and a peanut vendor. “I thought I was rolling along with the natural order of thing," Hanks told BBC’s Kirsty Young of having kids at a young age. The world celebrates international Tom Hanks day in april.
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 of the Most Disappointing Book-to-Movie Adaptations in Recent Years

10 of the Most Disappointing Book-to-Movie Adaptations in Recent Years

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Watching a film adaptation of your favorite book is a risky business. This study focused on recent bestsellers, so you won’t find any Jane Austen or Charles Dickens titles in the results. There’s a 44 percent discrepancy between ratings for E.L. James’s explosively successful romance novel and the 2015 movie adaptation starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. David Fincher’s 2014 take on Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, for example, was rated a single percent lower than the book. Is your least favorite film adaptation here?
10 People Share Their Favorite Creepy Campfire Stories

10 People Share Their Favorite Creepy Campfire Stories

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Folks on AskReddit shared their favorite creepy stories to tell around a campfire. I looked in my binoculars and saw Donny shining the light around and Donny shrugging. First floor, second floor, and the candle goes out. Again, it happens, the same thing, first floor, second floor, and the candle goes out. Hanging by the rope he brought was the second freshman, dangling from the second floor railing.
10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

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If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16Eclipse/AmazonAccording to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $40JALL/AmazonBeing jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. Slumber Cloud Essential Sheet Set; $193Slumber CloudBeing too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep.
10 Surprising Facts About Charlotte Brontë

10 Surprising Facts About Charlotte Brontë

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Charlotte Brontë was born in England to an Irish father and Cornish mother on April 21, 1816. Charlotte Brontë was just 5 years old when her mother passed away. Charlotte Brontë began writing poetry and stories as a child. Charlotte Brontë worked as a teacher and governess but disliked it. Charlotte Brontë died when she was just 38 years old, while pregnant.
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 Surprising Facts About Ernest Hemingway

10 Surprising Facts About Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway was a titan of 20th-century literature, converting his lived experiences in multiple wars into rich, stirring tales like A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls. Ernest Hemingway earned the Italian Silver Medal of Valor and a Bronze Star. Ernest Hemingway was also accused—and cleared—of war crimes. Ernest Hemingway was allegedly a KGB spy—but he wasn't very good at it. Ernest Hemingway almost died in back-to-back plane crashes.
10 Surprising Facts About HBO's Succession

10 Surprising Facts About HBO's Succession

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The antics of the dysfunctional Roy family, the fictional-but-Murdoch-like owners of Waystar RoyCo, an international media and hospitality conglomerate, are at the center of HBO’s dark satire Succession. Jeremy Strong originally auditioned for the role of Roman on Succession. Succession creator Jesse Armstong said that Culkin was a "slam dunk" for the role of Roman. The Succession cast did their first read-through on Election Day 2016. While James Murdoch has stated very publicly that he doesn’t watch Succession, other family members can’t say the same.
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 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.
100 Fascinating Facts About the British Royal Family

100 Fascinating Facts About the British Royal Family

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For members of the royal family, palace employees do much more than cook and clean. Those are just two of a whopping 100 facts about the British royal family that Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy is covering in this episode of The List Show. You may have heard about Buckingham Palace’s ATM, but did you know Windsor Castle has a whole house inside it? A dollhouse, that is, but it is 5 feet tall—complete with electricity, running water, and working elevators. For more entertaining and informative videos, subscribe to the Mental Floss YouTube channel here.
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 Amazing Facts About Rats

11 Amazing Facts About Rats

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These facts about the two kinds of rats that love to live around people—brown rats (a.k.a. Norway rats, Rattus norvegicus) and black rats (a.k.a. When rats bite, they mean business. The long claws on a rat’s feet allow it to scale brick or cement walls with Spider-man-like ease. According to one study [PDF], rats can lift objects that weigh nearly a pound—more than the average rat’s body weight.
11 Animals You Wouldn't Expect to Glow

11 Animals You Wouldn't Expect to Glow

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But at least we can use blacklights to recognize the biofluorescent beasts who lay hidden in our midst—including these 11 animals you’d never suspect. Nobody knows what purpose (if any) the squirrels' biofluorescence serves. CoralsThey may look like plants, but corals are animals—and some are biofluorescent animals housing symbiotic algae that supply them with nutrients. When ornithologist Jamie Dunning shone a UV light onto the corpse of one bird in 2018, some of the ridges on its bill glowed neon blue. Unlike all the other nocturnal animals with biofluorescence, the springhare is an Old World placental mammal—the first known species within this group to glow.
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 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

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The 65-year-old Travers spent most of the movie crying and ultimately refused to let Disney touch the rest of the series. Stephen King // The ShiningStephen King probably made movie buffs cringe when he said he hated what Stanley Kubrick did to The Shining. Anne Rice // Queen of the DamnedAfter casting was completed for the movie version of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, she said Tom Cruise was "no more my vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler." I don’t think American Psycho is particularly more interesting if you knew that he did it or think that it all happens in his head. Ken Kesey // One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestDespite the fact that One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest swept the Academy Awards—it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay—author Ken Kesey was not impressed.
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 Brain-Freezing Facts About Slurpees

11 Brain-Freezing Facts About Slurpees

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A TV commercial helped Slurpee sales soar. Slurpee sales were idling at an average of 50 per store per day until 7-Eleven launched its “Strange Things” series of television commercials. Some Slurpee cups were made from waveforms of mating whales. Adults used to be ashamed to drink Slurpees. In 2011, to celebrate Slurpee's 45th birthday, 7-Eleven decided to pioneering a new method of drink delivery by introducing a highly innovative dual-flavor Slurpee.
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 Donna Shirley, the First Woman to Manage a NASA Program

11 Facts About Donna Shirley, the First Woman to Manage a NASA Program

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Donna Shirley made space history in the 1990s as the first woman to manage a NASA program. Donna Shirley was inspired by sci-fi novelists Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke. At age 16, Donna Shirley became a licensed pilot. Donna Shirley clashed with Mars Pathfinder project manager Tony Spear. Donna Shirley has received a whole galaxy’s worth of honors.
11 Facts About Jack Kirby, the Artist Behind the Marvel Universe

11 Facts About Jack Kirby, the Artist Behind the Marvel Universe

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“If you’ll notice the way the Thing talks and acts, you’ll find that the Thing is really Jack Kirby,” Kirby once said. Other artists frequently redrew Jack Kirby’s Superman faces to make them fit DC’s “house style.”Forever People and Mister Miracle were among Jack Kirby's creations for DC Comics. There was a short-lived “Kirbyverse” based on original Jack Kirby characters. Though Marvel still owns the characters Jack Kirby created, it's assumed his heirs now have the financial security he had always been after. In 2006, Marvel published Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters, a six-issue miniseries based on one of Kirby’s unfinished stories and concepts.
11 Facts About Judy Blume's Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

11 Facts About Judy Blume's Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

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It’s Me, Margaret, may technically be middle-aged now—the pre-teen tale by Judy Blume turned 50 last year—but its lessons are for the ages. "It was my third published book, but the first real book, the book where I just let go. It's Me, Margaret are a combination of Judy Blume and her friends at 12 years old. Judy Blume wrote Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret is being made into a movie right now, and Judy Blume will serve as a producer.
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 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 the Pony Express

11 Facts About the Pony Express

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The Pony Express was by far the most effective way to communicate cross-country at the time—at least until the telegraph came along. An illustration of a Pony Express rider passing men putting up telegraph poles, created in 1867. The Hollenberg Pony Express station near Hanover, Kansas is the most intact Pony Express station left. Pony Express riders were expected to be stand-up citizens, despite their later reputation as rough-and-tumble frontiersmen. They had mochilas designed specially for the Pony Express—ones that look nothing like some of the products now sold as "Pony Express saddlebags."
11 Fascinating Facts About Mark Twain

11 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. Where Mark Twain picked up the name has long been debated. 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.
11 Fun Facts About Mill Ends Park, Portland’s Leprechaun Colony

11 Fun Facts About Mill Ends Park, Portland’s Leprechaun Colony

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Due to Fagan’s Irish heritage, and the leprechauns who purportedly inhabited the park, Mills Ends Park became dedicated as such, quite appropriately, on March 17, 1948. In 1976, Mill Ends Park became an official city park. Twenty-eight years after its dedication, Mill Ends Park became an official city park in 1976, again on St. Patrick’s Day. Mill Ends Park is the world’s smallest park. In 2011, a man was arrested for protesting at Mill Ends Park.
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 Late-Night Facts About Waffle House

11 Late-Night Facts About Waffle House

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While Valentine’s at Waffle House might seem like a last-minute decision, diners at some locations actually do need a reservation. In 1984, Waffle House records released its first song, "Waffle House Family." If you want something to listen to while driving to your nearest Waffle House, you can also stream Waffle House Jukebox Favorites, Vol. You can visit the original Waffle House location, but you can't get a waffle there. "As our Regulars know, we don’t like to fix what ain’t broken," the Waffle House website explains.
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 Made to Order Facts About Sheetz

11 Made to Order Facts About Sheetz

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In 1961, Bob's brother Steve Sheetz joined him. Jonnyboyca, Public Domain // Wikimedia CommonsBob and Steve Sheetz opened their second store, which was first called Sheetz Kwik Shopper, in 1963. A stodgy Steve Sheetz gave Springer exactly $1100 to try to make it work. Steve Sheetz even served on the board of directors at Wawa, and a member of the Wood family, owners of Wawa, on the Sheetz board. Jerry Sheetz, who turned his father-in-law’s milk company into the stores that his sons would turn into Sheetz, was born Jerry Sheets.
11 Movies Steven Spielberg Never Made

11 Movies Steven Spielberg Never Made

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Take a look at 11 movies that Spielberg nearly made, and then browse 12 additional films that he almost got up and running. Spielberg intended for production designer Ron Cobb, who worked on 1977’s Star Wars, to make his directorial debut while Spielberg produced. One script, Who Discovered Roger Rabbit, featured Roger unwittingly working with Nazis and the libidinous Jessica Rabbit searching for her mother. The RivalsThe Rivals would have been another Spielberg film based on a true story. This Spielberg project may have a chance at daylight.
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 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 of Our Solar System's Most Magnificent Moons

11 of Our Solar System's Most Magnificent Moons

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And while Earth's moon is undeniably a wonderful thing, other moons in our solar system are downright wacky in comparison. TritonNASA / Jet Propulsion Lab / US Geological Survey, Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainOf Neptune’s 13 moons, Triton is the largest—and it’s a real oddity. The spacecraft captured images that revealed plumes of icy material spewing from the moon’s surface. GanymedeNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainJupiter’s Ganymede is the solar system’s biggest moon—it’s more massive than Mercury or Pluto. PhobosNASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona, Wikimedia Commons // Public DomainSpare a thought for Phobos, the larger of the two Martian moons.
11 of Stephen King's Scariest Passages

11 of Stephen King's Scariest Passages

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Take a look at 11 of his creepiest passages ... if you dare. “Then… “I kept telling myself: Cold roast beef. Cold roast beef. Cold roast beef. Cold roast beef.”2.
11 of the Most Bizarre TV Show Crossovers

11 of the Most Bizarre TV Show Crossovers

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And why just have a regular TV crossover when you can have a really weird TV crossover? But sift through the run-of-the-mill TV show collaborations and you’ll find some oddball crossovers that have taken place across the decades. It was odd, then, that the show’s seventh season saw a crossover episode with Cops, one of the earliest reality TV shows. Robot's second season episode "eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes,” in which main character Elliot (Rami Malek) briefly finds himself inside a ‘90s-style sitcom. In season 13 episode "ScoobyNatural," the Winchesters are sucked into an episode of Scooby-Doo by a cursed TV.
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 People Share the Most Embarrassing Thing That Happened to Them During an Intimate Moment

11 People Share the Most Embarrassing Thing That Happened to Them During an Intimate Moment

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The only difference between you and me and these 11 people is that they have the courage to share with the class. Had s^x in a Mini Cooper — this was back in high school — and it started raining on the way to the car. My mother-in-law walked into the room to give us morning coffee…while I was under the covers giving my husband a bl*wjob. She hit me on the shoulder saying, ‘You told him.’ I said, ‘No, but you just did.’ My stepfather went beet red. If you’re willing to share a story like this from your own dotted past, our comments are open!
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 Poems Inspired By Movies

11 Poems Inspired By Movies

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Movies, in turn, have inspired some spectacular poems. In honor of National Poetry Month, here are 11 poems to keep you well-versed in the poesy of cinema. “Late Movies with Skyler” // Michael OndaatjeThe narrator of this poem watches old movies each night, too. Other Ondaatje poems have been inspired by movies, he’s written films and a book about film editing, and one of his novels, The English Patient, was adapted into the 1997 Oscar winner for Best Picture. "Anna May Wong on Silent Films" // Sally Wen MaoAnother poem inspired by a silver-screen legend is Mao’s moving tribute to the film star Anna May Wong.
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 Posts You're Going to Want in Your Life

11 Posts You're Going to Want in Your Life

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There are thousands of people posting thousands of times a day on the internet, and while a good chunk of them are worth reading, it’s hard sometimes to make sure you’re catching the ones that are the very best. That’s where we come in, and we’ve curated this list of 11 recent tweets we don’t think you’ll want to miss. Be an adult with all of the vegetables and stuff. Dogs don’t care as long as they’re with you. I love a good giggle, y’all.
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 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 Questionable Suggestions for Raising the Titanic

11 Questionable Suggestions for Raising the Titanic

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One of idea for raising the ship calls for filling it with ping-pong balls and letting their buoyancy raise the Titanic to the surface. Lest we forget, the Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, and sank a couple of hours later. In the same 1985 article, another salvager proposed wrapping the wreck in wire mesh and pumping liquid nitrogen around it. Other entrepreneurs have proposed building a scoop of some kind to dig under the ship and raise it gingerly upward. Why raise the Titanic when you can get an incredibly detailed look at it online?
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 Strange Stories From the National UFO Reporting Center

11 Strange Stories From the National UFO Reporting Center

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Since its founding in 1974, the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has served as a non-judgmental hub where you can share—via hotline or written report—any potentially otherworldly experience you’ve had. The online archive contains thousands of these stories, which range from UFO and alien sightings to other unexplained phenomena. The friends watched it drift toward some nearby apartment buildings and appear to survey them, bobbing slightly up and down. As for whether that was the same sorry creature that the UFO had supposedly targeted, we’ll almost definitely never know. He looked up and saw the object for himself: two extraordinarily bright lights that seemed to merge into one even brighter light.
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 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 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 Things You Might Not Know About Moby-Dick

11 Things You Might Not Know About Moby-Dick

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On November 20, 1820, the Nantucket whaling ship Essex was rammed and sunk by huge sperm whale. Another sperm whale attack occurred the same year Moby-Dick was published. After Melville's death, Moby-Dick was reprinted and, this time around, critics started to take it more seriously. Scientists named a newly discovered sperm whale fossil Livyatan melvillei in 2010. Though roughly the same length as a modern sperm whale, L. melvillei had way bigger teeth.
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.
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.
11 Vegetables That Are Actually Fruits, Botanically Speaking

11 Vegetables That Are Actually Fruits, Botanically Speaking

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For basic culinary purposes, the difference between fruits and vegetables can be boiled down to this: Fruits are generally sweet, and vegetables are generally savory. Here are 11 so-called “vegetables” that are technically fruit. This means, botanically speaking, those dill pickles you love (or love to hate) are actually pickled fruit. ZucchiniThe Cucurbitaceae family plays host to several other fruits masquerading as vegetables, including zucchini, acorn squash, butternut squash, and all other kinds of squash. In 1893, for example, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tomatoes were vegetables in a case over high import taxes on vegetables.
11 Ways to Defend Yourself Against a Cat

11 Ways to Defend Yourself Against a Cat

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To get some advice on how to manage an aggressive cat, Mental Floss spoke with Shawna Garner, DVM, Lead Veterinarian for the pet assistance app FirstVet. "When faced with an aggressive cat, the offending person should leave the room immediately and allow the cat to calm down with the owner," Garner says. Give the Cat a Time-OutAn aggressive cat is best left to its own devices whenever possible. Don’t Block a Cat’s Escape RouteIf you’re in a confrontation with a cat, don’t idle in front of a doorway while deciding whether or not to leave. Treat Cat Wounds SeriouslyIf a cat manages to bite or scratch you, take it seriously.
11 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble

11 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble

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That’s because it has to be played across three triple word score squares and built on eight already-played (and perfectly positioned) tiles. X or Z) on a double letter score square, and net a 50-point bingo. For a higher total, land the Z on a double letter score square and the final Y on a triple word score square. Conditions: Big words are great and all, but two-letter words can also score big—and be especially annoying to your opponent. Build on two As—one directly below, the other directly to the right of a triple letter square—to spell this two-letter delectable across and down.
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).
12 Creative Ways to Spend Your FSA Money Before the Deadline

12 Creative Ways to Spend Your FSA Money Before the Deadline

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Depending on your employer’s rules, if you don’t spend your FSA money by the end of the grace period, you potentially lose some of it. The deadline is fast approaching for many account holders, so if you have to use your FSA money soon, here are a handful of creative ways to spend it. If you’ve been curious about the treatment, now's a good time to try it: Your FSA money will cover acupuncture sessions in some cases. If you have a vacation planned this year, use your FSA money to stock up on trip essentials. Find out more details on how to spend your FSA money on Amazon here.
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 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 Hilariously Relatable Work Memes for Those Brave Souls Facing the 40 Hour Work Week

12 Hilariously Relatable Work Memes for Those Brave Souls Facing the 40 Hour Work Week

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For sure – and that’s what we have good ol’ work-related memes for. Here are 12 hilarious work memes to recharge all you brave (and employed!) Looks like we’ve got a ratThis is the easiest way to ensure that you have absolutely zero friends at work. This is just counter-intuitiveSeriously, I thought vacations were supposed to restorative, not just inflame your hatred of work even more. What are some of your favorite work memes to help you get through the week?
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 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 Incredible Facts About Beverly Cleary

12 Incredible Facts About Beverly Cleary

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Moving, relatable, and frequently hilarious, Beverly Cleary’s stories have been captivating readers of all ages for more than 60 years. After graduating in 1939 from the University of Washington with a Library Science degree, Beverly Cleary worked as a children’s librarian in Yakima. Beverly Cleary helped improve the Leave It to Beaver franchise. There's a Beverly Cleary sculpture garden in Portland, Oregon. Undaunted, Beverly Atlee Bunn eloped and became Beverly Cleary in 1940.
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 Painfully Accurate Memes About The Ups and Downs of Life

12 Painfully Accurate Memes About The Ups and Downs of Life

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It’s almost like life is just a never-ending cycle of pain, suffering, and taxes. Don’t worry, though, the rest of the internet memelords can definitely relate. Here are 12 painfully accurate memes all the ups and downs of living life. I hope those memes managed to give you a good chuckle. Through good times and bad, at least we have memes, the internet, and epic wins and fails to provide us with tons of laughter.
12 People Respond to the Question “How Long Do You Wait for a Red Light to Change?”

12 People Respond to the Question “How Long Do You Wait for a Red Light to Change?”

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So, when you’re sitting at an intersection and the red light doesn’t change, and doesn’t change, and…doesn’t…change, how long do you wait before you technically break a law? He told me if I ever came to a light like that again, I should wait all night rather than run the red light. If you get pulled over and ticketed for running a red light, do not pay the fine. In my state (New Jersey) the basic philosophy in most precincts is that running a red light is running a red light. I waited and waited and waited at a red light at an exit from my neighborhood.
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 People Share Their Hacks for Forging Ahead When Life Gets Tough

12 People Share Their Hacks for Forging Ahead When Life Gets Tough

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3 years later I’m medically discharged. Get a job at gas station, month later promoted to assistant manager, 8mo later, I’m store manager. About a year later im hired on as an employee. 5.5 years later im in a new salaried role doing data analysis and finishing my degree. As each little thing graduated from my “thing” for the day to just habit, I would add a new thing.
12 People Shared Their Favorite Jokes

12 People Shared Their Favorite Jokes

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Folks on AskReddit got funny and shared their favorite jokes. The fisherman notices, and asks the priest if he would like to join him for a couple of hours. A rich man and a poor man…“A rich man and a poor man are both buying anniversary gifts for their girlfriends. And the rich man says “I’m getting her a diamond ring and a Mercedes.” “Why both?” asks the poor man. Sure enough, later that evening, the young man walks by with a mess of chickens all caught in the chickenwire.
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 Who Heard Truly Appalling Things From Their Therapists

12 People Who Heard Truly Appalling Things From Their Therapists

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Either way, you’re supposed to help. “‘I think you’re happy being depressed.’ No, just dealing with the comfort in my sadness that comes from chronic, 20-year-old depression.” —AwesomeAmanda52311. The therapist I started seeing told me to ‘just do it’ with my partner, despite my sex-related trauma, and I stopped seeing her right then and there. I started seeing a new therapist who actually helped me, and now my partner and I have never been closer.” —serenitybmahoney10. My therapist told me I needed to try harder and that if I found something my father actually cared about, he’d be a better dad.
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 Recent Posts That Tickled Us Pink

12 Recent Posts That Tickled Us Pink

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It’s a burden we all bear these days, I swear. If you lay awake at night wishing you could be sure you’ve read the funniest offerings online, we’ve got good news – these 12 posts are great, and we’re positive you won’t want to miss them. You’ve gotta know what you’re dealing with. You’ve gotta make sure she’s paying attention. Well, there you have it – you’re all caught up!
12 Recent Tweets That Are Worth a Look

12 Recent Tweets That Are Worth a Look

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There are millions and millions of tweets, and honestly, there are hundreds of accounts out there that are worth a follow. We’ve got you covered with 12 funny, recent tweets we don’t think you’ll want to miss. One thing that’s not believable in movies is no one is ever discussing a single episode of reality TV for 45 minutes. I don't know about you, but this is the winner for me. I could read tweets for an entire afternoon.
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 Secrets of Starbucks Employees

12 Secrets of Starbucks Employees

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Ming Yeung/Getty ImagesMost Starbucks employees don a green apron when reporting for work. Starbucks partners aren't amused by the funny names you try to use ...Starbucks employees typically ask for a customer’s first name when accepting a drink order. ... And sometimes Starbucks employees have to deal with people who refuse to give their names at all. New Starbucks hires are known as “green beans.”To become a Starbucks partner, employees have to master a long list of drinks. Latte art can be tricky for Starbucks employees.
12 Stories People Have Always Wanted to Tell and Now They Are

12 Stories People Have Always Wanted to Tell and Now They Are

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The idea that someone wanted to hug me just because just hit me in a way I wasnt expecting7. But I’m a 5 year old, and I’m responding to all this stuff in 5 year old manner. POP POP POP. POP POP POP POP. Wait… POP POP POP… wait… POP POP POP.
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 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 Things You Might Not Know About Passover

12 Things You Might Not Know About Passover

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For practicing Jews, Passover is a time to remember their deliverance from captivity in ancient Egypt. Here are 12 facts about Passover that you wouldn't have learned from a yearly viewing of The Ten Commandments. iStockOne of the most important parts of Passover preparations is cleaning the house of chametz, or leavened food. The alcohol was a problem because it was grain-derived and thus unacceptable for Passover, a problem that was solved by switching to fermented molasses. In the years since, Maxwell House estimates that it has published 50 million Haggadahs, which were even the preferred text for the Obama White House Seder.
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 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.
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 Comical Design Failures that Were Doomed from the Start

13 Comical Design Failures that Were Doomed from the Start

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There are no stupid ideas……when you’re brainstorming. When it’s time to put plans into action, some plans are certainly better than others. These 13 comical design failures probably never should have made it past the brainstorming phase. “C” is for cop out:Shouldn’t we be teaching kids words that START with the letter X, in this situation? Which design fail above is the absolute worst?
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.
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 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 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 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 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 John Irving's 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'

13 Facts About John Irving's 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'

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The first sentence of A Prayer for Owen Meany is John Irving’s favorite. Hester in A Prayer for Owen Meany is similar to another of Irving’s characters. John Irving plagiarized himself in A Prayer for Owen Meany. John Irving did his research before writing A Prayer for Owen Meany. A Prayer for Owen Meany could have been John Irving’s fourth number one novel.
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 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 Lucky Facts About St. Patrick's Day

13 Lucky Facts About St. Patrick's Day

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Guinness is an inseparable part of the modern St. Patrick's Day tradition. Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesAs you might expect, St. Patrick's Day is a huge deal in his old stomping grounds. (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big national dog show, which was always held on St. Patrick's Day.) In 2017, it was estimated that 13 million pints of Guinness would be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick's Day. You can't attend a St. Patrick’s Day event without hearing a cry of "Erin go Bragh."
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 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 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 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 People Discuss Things That Are Socially Acceptable but Really Shouldn’t Be

13 People Discuss Things That Are Socially Acceptable but Really Shouldn’t Be

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It’s kind of weird in our society what some people think is socially acceptable and what isn’t? What is socially acceptable but really shouldn’t be? “When I was in college I realized at one point that the amount I was drinking was really quite unhealthy. I think they’re stupid, unnecessary, and a big ego boost for the people throwing it. “Excusing bad behavior with things like: “Boys will be boys” “Kids will be kids” “They’re just having fun”What do you think about this?
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 Discuss What They Think Everyone Needs to Experience Once in Life

13 People Discuss What They Think Everyone Needs to Experience Once in Life

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Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done a lot of interesting things, traveled a lot, and lived in different places. “Being in a service job (waiter or cashier). Everyone should know what it’s like and reflect on that experience when they’re interacting with service employees.”2. Your body floats half way out of the water due to the salt density and you quickly lose track of what’s water and what’s air. There’s more to life than we can see, for that I am certain, and psychedelics can give you a taste.”10.
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 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 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 True Stories No One Ever Believes

13 People Share the True Stories No One Ever Believes

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I saw a bird unscrew a lightbulb once. I knocked a cup of coffee off my counter and caught it and no coffee spilled out of it. Both parents were sad they didn’t get to see a bird unscrew a lightbulb. Heath Ledger was sitting in my seat on an airplane when I was about 13 on a family holiday. I came around the bookcase to see what he was looking at and I started saying how boring Doctor Who is.
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 With Seriously Petty But Effective Power Moves

13 People With Seriously Petty But Effective Power Moves

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We’ve all gotta have a good power move or two in our arsenal, because sometimes you have to let other people know where you’re drawing the line. That said, some folks like to bust out their power moves in situations that really don’t call for them, but you know what? I’m gonna let it slide, because the pettiness is honestly hilarious. You’re gonna have to answer for your life no matter what. If you’ve got a great power move, lay it on us in the comments!
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 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 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 Pilots Reveal What They Wish They Could Tell Passengers

13 Pilots Reveal What They Wish They Could Tell Passengers

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Pilots are human beings like us and they think of lots of things in addition to lifting off, flying and landing. Here are 13 confessions from pilots they wish people knew but will never share. I’ve never seen a pilot asleep in the cabin, but if I was a pilot, I think I would consider doing it. All of my flights have been flown by very professional, skilled pilots, which means flying hasn’t exactly exciting. I will make a point to thank my pilots on my next flight — whenever that will be.
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 Refreshing Memes That’ll Jumpstart Your Morning

13 Refreshing Memes That’ll Jumpstart Your Morning

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We can’t offer much, but we do have (digital) cookies, companionship, and memes to help fend off those 2021 blues. That’s realIf you really want to go back that far for some advice, this is what you’re gonna get. The right answerSeriously, who in their right mind would go back to Earth? Real companionshipThe only friends I need are Twitter, memes, and caffeine. What are some of your favorite memes to start your morning off right?
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 Therapists Who Said Horrible Things to Their Patients

13 Therapists Who Said Horrible Things to Their Patients

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Here are 13 therapists who said truly terrible things to the people they were supposed to be helping. A therapist told my parents right in front of me that I was ‘too bitter and hostile to be helped.’ Thank goodness my parents never took me back to him. “An old therapist once told me, ‘You’re too young to be feeling these things; they’re all fake. Did these things happen on your period?’ No, the self-harm and suicide attempts didn’t happen on my period.” —brookemarlow6. One of the things I disclosed to him was that my sister was raped when she was a teenager.
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 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 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 Times People Fell for Satirical Jokes Online

13 Times People Fell for Satirical Jokes Online

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But, they’re around for a good reason: they still consistently publish hilarious satirical articles with headlines that make us LOL. And that’s why I love these examples of people falling for satirical headlines hook, line, and sinker! We think these examples are going to make you laugh. A lot of research went into this. Do you know any people in your life who fall for satirical headlines and articles like these?
13 Totally Relatable Memes Just About Being a Regular Human

13 Totally Relatable Memes Just About Being a Regular Human

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Thankfully, we have the gems of the internet to bring us all together and brace through the trauma. Here’s a fresh batch of 13 relatable memes just about regular ol’ life as a human being. The worst thing everNothing strikes fear into the hearts of the modern worker quite like having to write a cover letter. Chin up, kid – there are plenty more memes just on the horizon. Do you have any super relatable memes about plain ol’ life?
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 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.
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?
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 Brilliant Illustrations of ‘Realistic’ Disney Characters

14 Brilliant Illustrations of ‘Realistic’ Disney Characters

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So many of us grow up watching Disney movies and fantasizing about the lives we’d lead if we were a Disney princess or prince. But Photoshop artist Andhika Muksin has flipped the script and reimagined what famous Disney characters would be like if they lived in our world. I don’t care if you’re trying to keep the party small…You could have at least sent me the Zoom link. Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hateI’m just gonna shake it off. Mirror, mirror on the wall…what is this bullsh^t you’re trying to pass off as entertainment?
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 Fun Facts About 'The Birdcage'

14 Fun Facts About 'The Birdcage'

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A remake of La Cage aux Folles (1978), The Birdcage starred Robin Williams as a gay cabaret owner, and Nathan Lane as his drag queen partner. Mike Nichols and Elaine May were an influential improv comedy duo in the 1950s and 1960s who both achieved fame individually in feature films. Hank Azaria, Dan Futterman, and Robin Williams in The Birdcage (1996). On his 30th birthday, Azaria worked on Michael Mann's Heat (1995) until 6 a.m., then headed to The Birdcage set. Director Mike Nichols and wife Diane Sawyer attend the New York City premiere of The Birdcage in 1996.
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 Hairdressers Reveal the Things You Do That They Love And Really Dislike

14 Hairdressers Reveal the Things You Do That They Love And Really Dislike

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I don’t know a single person in the world who hasn’t been uncomfortable at a hair salon. Good hair isn’t cheap and cheap hair isn’t good. My wife has cut hair for aver a decade. We want you to love us and come back, but if you hate your hair you’ll hate us by extension. If you want to try a product or trimmed in a specific way, let the stylist know!
14 High Quality Tweets That’ll Have You Cackling All the Way Into Next Week

14 High Quality Tweets That’ll Have You Cackling All the Way Into Next Week

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Here are 14 high quality tweets that are sure to help you fight off the 2021 blues with some hearty belly laughs. why do marvel movies need 3 hours to accomplish what the powerpuff girls did in 11 minutes — kelly (@kelllicopter) January 14, 20213. i did not peak in high school, in fact I was ugly the entire time i was there — ceraliz (@oryyyn) January 13, 20214. im free feb 14 if you wanna hang out feb 14 im not doing anything feb 14 just lmk about feb 14 — star (@sstaralv) January 18, 20215. let me go home” y’all she really left😭😂 it was only 96😭😭😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 — Josie💎 (@vision_josie) January 14, 20216.
14 Hilarious Items That Are Stocked in “American Food” Aisles Around the World

14 Hilarious Items That Are Stocked in “American Food” Aisles Around the World

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My sister sent a picture from the "American Food" section in a grocery store in Switzerland. American food week! My grocery store currently has a temporary “American food” section. I always love showing my friends in the US all the “American food” in Germany so here you go. Ok, sometimes they’re wrong, too, and some of these just made me snort.
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 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 Old Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back

14 Old Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back

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English has a few suffixes that can make abstract nouns out of adjectives: There’s the relatively rare –cy, which turns fluent into fluency and idiot into idiocy. The only one that is truly productive, however, able to make a noun out of almost anything in English, is –ness. These –ty coinages have a slangy, modern ring to them, but English speakers have actually been trying to make –ty happen for centuries. There are a number of old abstract nouns in the Oxford English Dictionary that, for whatever reason, and tragically, became obsolete. Here are 14 of them we need to bring back.
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 Finally Share the Stories They’ve Been Dying to Tell

14 People Finally Share the Stories They’ve Been Dying to Tell

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So, Reddit is giving people a chance to tell the story they always have on stand-by, no required lead-in in sight. But here was a man who against all adversity in his life had finished a book and achieved his dream. I could tell he was still hitting and punching that woman so I called the police and told them his license plate number. When you’re in a mental hospital you really have no choice but to be vulnerable and open with someone. Fast forward 60 years and I’m touring that hospital for work reasons as I was part of the team planning its replacement.
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 People’s Thoughts on Why the Body Positive Movement Is More Focused on Weight Than Physical Deformities

14 People’s Thoughts on Why the Body Positive Movement Is More Focused on Weight Than Physical Deformities

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Originally the body positivity movement was mostly for the anatomical differences not relating to weight: face deformities, amputees, scars, stretch marks etc. I think it’s much better because body “positivity” can feel so forced sometimes and ultimately is still very appearance based. Body neutrality acknowledges all of that, body positivity ignores it and is basically condescension. This is the entire essence of body positivity. Original body positivity was largely centered around a reaction to Heroin Chic.
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 Puzzling Riddles That People Dared to Share

14 Puzzling Riddles That People Dared to Share

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If you’re always on the hunt for a good riddle, here are 14 you might not have heard before now. The puzzle is to find how the prisoners can escape, regardless of how the jailer distributes the hats. The 2nd prisoner will notice that and realise that he and the 1st prisoner has a black and white each. The 2nd prisoner who can see white/black on the 1st prisoner will deduce that his own hat is black/white respectively. Answer: One person is designated as the leader, only they may flip the first switch down.
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 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 Therapists Share Their Favorite Stories of a Patient’s Recovery

14 Therapists Share Their Favorite Stories of a Patient’s Recovery

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14 therapists are showing up to tell you not about the hopeless cases, but the ones where people made recoveries that made everyone who knows them smile. Honestly, it’s not the huge stories that stand out, it is little things that people accomplish during their recovery. PTSD at four years old from seeing some really awful things, things that d*mn adults into lifetimes of isolation and depression. She must have felt really anxious around people because she would always secretly escape during school day trips to go home. If you’re a therapist or know someone who has walked back from the edge, share the tale with us in the comments.
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 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.
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?
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 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 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 History's Most Popular Girl Groups

15 Facts About History's Most Popular Girl Groups

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Like "boy bands," "girl groups" is one of those musical genres that’s difficult to define, but has had an incredible influence on pop music through the years. Here are 15 fascinating facts about girl groups through the decades. Black girl groups ruled the 1960s, and that decade was also the era when girl groups really began to get a foothold as a genre. The Spice Girls repackaged the “alternative” Riot Grrrl for a mainstream audienceLike the ’80s girl groups before them, The Spice Girls were influenced by the workings of a much more underground music scene. It wasn’t exactly girl power, but it reflected a messy but real part of real life (see also: Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.”) And perhaps that’s one of the things that girl groups, at every turn, have always done best.
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 Lucky Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leprechauns

15 Lucky Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leprechauns

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In America, the bearded sprites known as leprechauns have become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture. He detailed the adventures of a small leprechaun colony, led by a leader that only the journalist could see. The modest garden, called Mill Ends Park, became an official city park on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976. This story suggests the mythical men are sea-dwellers, but modern takes on the myth do not often include this lifestyle detail. The festive runners help raise money for charity while getting in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
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 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 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 People Share the Scientific Facts That Really Creep Them Out

15 People Share the Scientific Facts That Really Creep Them Out

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If that seems like something you’d be into today, have we got a list for you – these 15 people are sharing the creepiest science facts they know, and they really are some doozies! Actually, plant genetics in general is a weird, weird world. It isn’t really testable. You get and cure cancer in your own body thousands of times a day….. This occurs thousands upon thousands upon thousands of times a day1.
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 People Share Behind-The-Scenes Facts From Television Show Tapings

15 People Share Behind-The-Scenes Facts From Television Show Tapings

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That said, if you don’t live somewhere like New York or Los Angeles, where television tapings are common, you might never have had the chance to see it. If you’re curious about what happens behind-the-scenes at those tapings, these 15 people are here to tell you what they saw. There is a vetting process, but you don’t know you are going to be on the show so the reaction is genuine. Was in the audience at a Food Network taping and Iron Chef America really is a 60-minute competition. If you’ve ever had the chance to sit in on a television show taping, tell us a story in the comments about your experience!
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 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 Share What They Think Are Common Mistakes People Make in Relationships

15 People Share What They Think Are Common Mistakes People Make in Relationships

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More than that, relationships are personal, which means no two look or operate in exactly the same way. That said, there are some mistakes that seem to raise suspicions and hackles across the board, and these 15 people are sharing some of those common errors with the rest of us. It’s so much easier to remember what the other person did wrong than what your own mistakes were, and it’ll only foster resentment. Many adults just simply don’t know how to do this and I do believe it’s a learnable skill. Things don’t go away if you ignore them.
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 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 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 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 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 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 Stereotypes That Older Millennials Can’t Stand

15 Stereotypes That Older Millennials Can’t Stand

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I know that I’m at the older end of Millennial, maybe in a micro-generation like Xennial or “Oregon Trail Generation”. They just have kept blasting the same age just-out-of-college age group as Millennials for over a decade now, lol. Without a doubt, there is an absolute and distinct difference in “manners” between millennials and folks from older generations. That we don’t work hard. Sure, the more well off amongst us had a computer and internet maybe by the mid 90’s but the younger generation can’t grasp how different it was.
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 Alchemist

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Alchemist

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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel of a Spanish shepherd has inspired millions of readers to set out searching for their own personal treasures. Paulo Coelho kept faith that The Alchemist would be successful. A second Brazilian publisher gave Paulo Coelho and The Alchemist another shot. Even as The Alchemist became an international success, Coelho ensured that each new translation had local flavor. I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success,” Coelho said.
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 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.
15 Treasures and Horrors That Garbage Collectors Have Found in the Trash

15 Treasures and Horrors That Garbage Collectors Have Found in the Trash

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My father was a garbage man when I was born. a garbage man and found a fully boxed Power Rangers Megazord toy. I’m not a garbage man, but I once scored a whole custom built staircase from a dumpster. Our garbage man (Lee) would regularly cull out items for us because he knew my dad would tinker on them. Not a garbage man, but have rescued projectors, computers, furniture and even a very expensive Yahama keyboard (just needed a new plug) from skips / being thrown out.
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.
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 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 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 Dark Facts About Countries Most People Love

16 Dark Facts About Countries Most People Love

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Some (or all) of these beloved countries have dark histories and lesser-known facts, though, so before you visit, here are 16 things you might like to know. Japan swept it all under the rug and never paid for or owned up to their war crimes. Officially 13 people died, but the people there told that number was faked and the death counter was a lot higher13. Canada is the biggest producer of asbestos in the world, although using the product is banned in the country. Do you know any other weird facts about these countries that might give people pause?
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 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 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 Hairdressers Reveal the Things You Should Stop Doing at Your Appointments

16 Hairdressers Reveal the Things You Should Stop Doing at Your Appointments

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If you’re wondering if you do something that’s weird or wrong under the cape, these 16 hairdressers are letting it all hang out. Most hairdressers are trained on straight-haired models and techniques, and will actively do things to straighten not-straight hair so it is easier for them to work with. dont expect a fantastic hair cut. oh and dont move your head with us, we move for a reason dont move your head unless we tell you to. When our daughter was very little, we took her to a salon that ONLY cut little kids’ hair.
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 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 Share the Creepiest Rabbit Hole They’ve Fallen Down on the Internet

16 People Share the Creepiest Rabbit Hole They’ve Fallen Down on the Internet

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Here ar 16 rabbit holes that people didn’t mean to fall down, and the jury is still out on whether or not they’re sorry. Researching attachment therapy, as used on kids diagnosed with attachment disorders (aka holding time, compression therapy, coercive restraint therapy, rebirthing). This was a wiki rabbit hole I fell into after listening to the Casefile episode on David Sharp. Since being released, he’s went back into gang activity and been arrested for fraud, but has managed to avoid any convictions. As a true crime buff, I’ve fallen down too many of these that made it hard to sleep at night.
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 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 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 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 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 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 Tourists Share the Most Messed Up Thing They’ve Seen Abroad

16 Tourists Share the Most Messed Up Thing They’ve Seen Abroad

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Now, this all happened very quickly, but neither my friend nor I said anything, but the taxi driver told them to get lost. The taxi driver told us not to open the doors or windows. The taxi driver pulled out in front of traffic to get away from the situation, but thankfully we didn’t get into a car accident. The girl didn’t speak any English, Spanish or French. Some guy saw me doing that, walked over and dropped a large brick on them killing them instantly.
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 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 Describe the Moment They Knew They’d Met Someone Terrifying

17 People Describe the Moment They Knew They’d Met Someone Terrifying

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Nowadays we don’t have to evade animal predators, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be afraid of out there – and these 17 people knew right away they’d met someone they should fear. Everyone knew if you had beef with him, he could easily summon a couple of muscles to your home and beat you up. He also knew that everyone knew that. In the memory I’m so terrified of this man that I’m crying and trying to hide…. That man scared the living hell out of me, I remember there was something about his eyes.
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 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 Grew Up Poor Share the Unwritten Rules of Their Childhood

17 People Who Grew Up Poor Share the Unwritten Rules of Their Childhood

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Here are 17 other things that, for these people, goes part and parcel with growing up poor. I never once knew how closely my family toed the poverty line, thanks to how my parents ran things. Your money is everyone’s money.” Which is fine, until you realize the new tattoo mom has and dads new tv. I remember other kids parents not wanting me over because I was always hungry. If you grew up poor, what other social expectations colored your childhood?
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 Scientific Facts That Really Creep People Out

17 Scientific Facts That Really Creep People Out

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When it comes to facts about the natural world, there seem to be no shortage that really freak people out. These 17 scientific facts definitely fit the bill, so fair warning before you scroll through this list – some things you can just never un-know. Therefore, when an anglerfish meets another anglerfish, it’s incredibly important they get the chance to mate over and over again. This fools your brain into thinking it sees the new view even before your eyes moved to where you could see it. What’s a scientific fact that makes you feel like you’ve got bugs crawling over your skin?
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 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 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 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 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 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 Describe The Scariest Person They Ever Met

18 People Describe The Scariest Person They Ever Met

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Scariest and nicest guy I met was my Dad’s cellie in Tuscon. I don’t know I have ever met someone I was so positive could end my life immediately. It is always make me scared when you find that a person you made frequent contact with is that creepy10. Anyway, the scariest person I ever met was at my first attorney job at a firm that specializes in representing home owners associations with debt collection. Everyone loved him because he looked just like Santa all year round and was a “nice” person.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
18 Vintage Wrestling Memes for When You’re Feeling Nostalgic

18 Vintage Wrestling Memes for When You’re Feeling Nostalgic

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Muscular men putting other muscular men into intricate chokeholds, or flipping them onto the arena floor. The truth is, I’ve never watched pro wrestling in my life, but now that I’ve seen these 18 vintage wrestling memes, I want to. If you’re a long-time fan of pro wrestling, prepare to feel a wave of nostalgia so strong it’ll knock you out. In a way, pro wrestling is like theater, yeah? Are you a long-time pro wrestling fan?
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.
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 Secrets of Public Librarians

19 Secrets of Public Librarians

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The nation's first free public lending library opened in Massachusetts in 1790 with a collection of books donated by Benjamin Franklin, and public librarians have been helping Americans figure stuff out ever since. In honor of National Library Week, Mental Floss spoke to five public librarians to find out what they do behind the stacks to keep these local repositories of knowledge thriving. Librarians love helping to settle a bet. “We also lost a boa constrictor once.”Most public libraries have a code of conduct in place so librarians can eject anyone who’s intoxicated or acting abusively. “Since public libraries are one of the few spaces you can go where nothing is asked of you, you get a lot of folks in crisis looking for help,” Ferris explains.
19 Smart Facts About Albert Einstein

19 Smart Facts About Albert Einstein

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In 1999, Albert Einstein was named Time's Person of the Century. A portrait of a young Albert Einstein with his sister. As a child, Albert Einstein was the king of throwing temper tantrums. A letter Albert Einstein signed helped spark the Manhattan Project. Albert Einstein turned down the presidency of Israel.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Items People Swear They Would Never Buy The “Cheap” Version Of

20 Items People Swear They Would Never Buy The “Cheap” Version Of

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Here are 20 items people say they would never buy on the cheap. People buy multiples of the cheap version rather than one of the decent version because they feel like they are stretching their dollar and helping more people. In places with real heavy winters, you can’t buy cheap coats and sweaters. My grandpa told me you don’t cheap out on anything that goes underneath you: tires, mattress, shoes. Gran is wise, a customer friendly version I used to use is: “buy it nice, or buy it twice.”2.
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 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 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 of the Weirdest Inventions From the Past 20 Years

20 of the Weirdest Inventions From the Past 20 Years

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We’ve also seen the 20 ideas below, which may not have changed the world but nonetheless piqued our curiosity. Take a look at 20 inventions that deserve recognition for being both innovative and extremely weird. Bacteria inside Slugbot “digested” the slugs, which would then be used as an organic power source for the machine. Milk ClothingHave you ever looked at a glass of milk and wondered how many T-shirts you could make from it? Start-up company Mi Terro also introduced milk clothing 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 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 Things People Say You Should Always Keep in Your Car

20 Things People Say You Should Always Keep in Your Car

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So, if you always want to be prepared for any eventuality on the road, here are 20 things people say you should never leave home without. I always keep a $20 bill hidden in my car in case I need to buy food, water, gas, pay a toll, etc. An emergency kit. This is a kit I put together in every single car I ever had. A firefighter friend has pulled a number of dead bodies out of car accidents where the accident only killed the car – the people froze to death.
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 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”.
'2001: A Space Odyssey': Things to Look For Next Time You Watch

'2001: A Space Odyssey': Things to Look For Next Time You Watch

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The first time you watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, you’re most likely struck by a profound sense of confusion—which can be either deliriously entertaining or, if the walkouts during its 1968 premiere were any indication, frustrating. From ahead-of-the-curve furniture design to geeky scientific fact-check details, here’s what to zoom in on the next time you’re sitting awestruck watching Kubrick’s space vision. Kubrick, Clarke, and Kubrick’s wife Christiane sketched out possible visual ideas and sought paintings for inspiration in depicting what extraterrestrial life might look like. Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentCostumes in 2001 were designed by Hardy Amies, a Savile Row tailor who worked with the Queen of England. Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentNASA has literally confirmed that 2001 envisioned a number of features of space exploration that have since come to be.
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 Fascinating Facts About the Coen Brothers' 'Fargo'

21 Fascinating Facts About the Coen Brothers' 'Fargo'

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Joel Coen has commented “We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do.”2. According to Joel Coen, “'Fargo' seemed a more evocative title than ‘Brainerd’” and that’s the only reason why they chose the North Dakota city for the title. Because The Dude was written for Jeff Bridges, who was busy shooting another movie, Fargo ended up getting made first. Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand, and Joel Coen celebrate their Oscar wins for Fargo in 1997. However, FX’s take on the Coen Brothers classic actually marks the second major attempt to adapt Fargo for the small screen.
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 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 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 People Share the YouTube Video That Always Makes Them Smile

21 People Share the YouTube Video That Always Makes Them Smile

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Best thing about this video is how humorous he is while he is obviously being pranked and can laugh about himself at the end. Walking over with a cool air about him as if hes ascending to a plane thats far beyond us. A video where a guy is talking about building a cage for a baby rhino. When he takes his hand away she runs after it and takes his hand back. These guys even tried to set up a fan shop for their one successful video.
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!
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?
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 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 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 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 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 Amazing Facts About Libraries

25 Amazing Facts About Libraries

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Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesOne of the oldest public libraries in the country opened in 1790 in Franklin, Massachusetts, where residents circulated books donated by Benjamin Franklin. Carnegie funded several New York City libraries, and those buildings were often constructed with apartments on the top floor. The McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, is housed in a converted Walmart location and might be the largest single-story library location in the country. If you’re wondering how dirty library books can become after passing through many hands, the answer is: pretty dirty. In 2016, the San Jose Public Library reported $6.8 million in delinquent fees, with 39 percent of members owing money.
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 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.
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 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 Fun Facts About Nickelodeon's TV Heyday

25 Fun Facts About Nickelodeon's TV Heyday

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Nickelodeon's green slime went through a variety of recipes. Pete & Pete paid tribute to The Catcher in the Rye. On Pete & Pete, Little Pete's signature red hunting cap was an homage to The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield. Practically nobody understood the Pete & Pete theme song. Only Mark Mulcahy, who wrote and sang the Pete & Pete theme song, knows what it's really about—or can easily decipher all the words.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 facts about the plants

30 facts about the plants

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Their growth form can be climbers, shrubs, tree-like and stemless plants, all commonly known as palms. According to the Bible, people cut branches from palm trees, laid them across Jesus’ path, and waved them in the air. Franciscan missionaries are credited with being the first to plant palm trees in California for ornamental purposes. By the turn of the 20th century, Southern California gardeners were hot for exotic palm trees and introduced them to the area. Younger palm trees prefer shade and most varieties will tolerate it when mature.
30 facts about the vegetagle

30 facts about the vegetagle

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Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea. Brassica oleracea also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale, collectively called “cole” crops, though they are of different cultivar groups. Pliny’s descriptions likely refer to the flowering heads of an earlier cultivated variety of Brassica oleracea, but comes close to describing modern cauliflower. The orange and purple cauliflower are higher in antioxidants than regular white cauliflower. Purple cauliflower’s true origin is not known, but the purple color is natural.
30 facts about the

30 facts about the

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Cabbage is a leafy green, red (purple), or white (pale green) plant. Smooth-leafed, firm-headed green cabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed purple cabbages and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colours being rarer. The red cabbage contains double the content of regular green cabbage. Cabbage’s high sulfur content translates to keratin production, and the result is feeling good inside and out. Red cabbage makes an excellent all-natural dye in food or on fabric.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 Adorable Slang Terms for Sex From the Last 600 Years

31 Adorable Slang Terms for Sex From the Last 600 Years

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Lexicographer Jonathon Green’s comprehensive historical dictionary of slang, Green’s Dictionary of Slang, covers hundreds of years of jargon, cant, and naughty talk. (If you don’t see any words on the timelines, zoom out using the bar on the right.) We’ve already had fun with the classiest terms for naughty bits. Here are the most adorable terms for sexual intercourse from the last 600 or so years. Many of them have origins so obscure they hardly make sense at all, but that doesn’t detract from their bawdy adorability in the slightest.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Wonderful Facts About Mister Rogers

41 Wonderful Facts About Mister Rogers

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Fred Rogers wrote the music for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Whenever Rogers began to feel anxious or overwhelmed, he would play the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood theme song on the piano as a way to calm his nerves. Maxwell King, author of the forthcoming book The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, wrote in The Atlantic that Mr. Rogers carefully chose his words while filming Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. There's a reason why the stoplight is always yellow in the opening sequence to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Though Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street were both PBS shows, they were technically competitors—though the show’s producers didn’t exactly act like it.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 Didn't Know About John Tyler

5 Things You Didn't Know About John Tyler

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You know that John Tyler took over the presidency when William Henry Harrison died in 1841, but what else do you know about "Tyler Too?" John Tyler set up presidential succession as we know it. John Tyler annexed Texas. He didn't slow down in his golden years, either; his last child didn't turn up until Tyler was 70 years old. John Tyler died a traitor to the United States.
5 Scientific Tips for Getting Back to Sleep After You’ve Woken Up in the Middle of the Night

5 Scientific Tips for Getting Back to Sleep After You’ve Woken Up in the Middle of the Night

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We’ve all been there: You fall asleep just fine after a long day of work, but at around 2 a.m., something happens. While most people associate insomnia with the inability to fall asleep in the first place, it also applies to people who find themselves unable to fall back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. Though some severe cases may prompt a visit to the doctor, the occasional occurrence can be helped with these five science-backed tips. When you’re trying to fall back to sleep in the middle of the night, one of the biggest obstacles in your way is light. In fact, don’t worry at all about the time when you’re trying to fall back to sleep, because it’s only going to increase your stress.
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 Ways to Support the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

5 Ways to Support the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

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From bystander intervention to volunteer efforts, here are five ways to support the AAPI community right now. The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department partnered to create an online reporting center called Stop AAPI Hate. Heart of Dinner delivers free food to Asian American seniors experiencing food insecurity and isolation in New York City. Donate to organizations that support AAPI communities. Hate Is a Virus was founded last year to combat racism and hate crimes against the AAPI community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cautionary Tales That Terrified Kids of Yesteryear

6 Cautionary Tales That Terrified Kids of Yesteryear

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Long before Edward Gorey offed children alphabetically, writers sought to instill good manners and exemplary behavior through strange, scary cautionary tales. The great tall tailor always comesTo little boys that suck their thumbs,And ere they dream what he's about. “The Tom-Boy Who Was Changed Into a Real Boy”For parents of a certain era, there were few things more horrifying than a little girl who didn't act like a little girl. At last she grew so coarse,E’en her voice was rough and hoarse,And her attitudes became so like a boy’s, boy’s, boy’s,That they thought it only right,On a certain Summer’s night,To change her sex completely, without noise, noise, noise. “Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably”Published in 1907, Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages of eight and fourteen years is technically a parody of 19th century cautionary tales.
6 Common Misconceptions About Endometriosis

6 Common Misconceptions About Endometriosis

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Misconception: Endometriosis occurs when the uterine lining grows outside the uterus. One hallmark symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which can occur before, during, or after your period; during sex; or really any other time. If you have endometriosis implants in your lungs or diaphragm, you could even experience shortness of breath. “There is no certainty that a hysterectomy will rid a patient of their endometriosis,” Dr. Harry Reich, a pioneer in the study of endometriosis and a mentor of Orbuch, told the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Endometriosis patients who suffer from severe pain are often prescribed medication that help alleviate it.
6 Easter Customs From Around the World

6 Easter Customs From Around the World

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Sweden // Easter WitchesSweden has an Easter tradition with roots in pre-Christian Europe: On Maundy Thursday (Skärtorsdag), children go trick-or-treating. In 1968, 9-year-old Rose-Marie Dusting of Queensland wrote a story called "Billy The Aussie Easter Bilby," which she later published. In 1991, an official campaign was launched to promote the Easter bilby, and chocolatiers followed by fashioning candy bilbies for Easter baskets. Ecuador // Fanesca, the Easter SoupFanesca is a traditional Easter soup in Ecuador. An internet search for “Italian chocolate Easter eggs” yields several chocolatiers who will ship the eggs to you.
6 Facts About International Women's Day

6 Facts About International Women's Day

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1. International Women's Day originated more than 100 years ago. On March 19, 1911, the first International Women's Day was held; more than 1 million people in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark took part. The United Nations officially adopted International Women's Day in 1975.International Women's Day demonstrations in Italy. GoodLifeStudio/iStock via Getty ImagesIn 1975, the United Nations—which had dubbed the year International Women's Year—celebrated International Women's Day on March 8th for the first time. 5. International Women's Day is a combined celebration with Mother's Day in several places.
6 Facts About Jackie Ormes, the First Black Woman Cartoonist

6 Facts About Jackie Ormes, the First Black Woman Cartoonist

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Jackie Ormes is the perfect example of that kind of trailblazer. Eventually, she went on to be a journalist and a cartoonist, becoming the first Black woman to have her own newspaper comic strip. Jackie Ormes's comics regularly tackled controversial issues. Jackie Ormes's Patty-Jo doll broke new ground for Black toys. Jackie Ormes died of a cerebral hemorrhage on December 26, 1985, at the age of 74.
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 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 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 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 Reasons Why We Love Small, Cute Things, According to Science

6 Reasons Why We Love Small, Cute Things, According to Science

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We're drawn to cute things because we're nurturers by nature. Interestingly, some research suggests that we don’t just think that small things are cute, but also that cute things are smaller than their actual size. Small things make us act with care. We like that cute things can't hurt us. Small things are likely to meet this condition,” Nittono tells Mental Floss.
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.
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.
64 People and Their Famous Last Words

64 People and Their Famous Last Words

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Poignant, funny, sad, weird or mean—last words can make quite the impact as we shuffle off the stage of life. George OrwellGeorge Orwell's last written words were, “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” He died at age 46. Percy GraingerGrainger was an Australian composer who, with his dying words, told his wife Ella, “You’re the only one I like.”35. He died at age 53, and spoke his last words to his wife Maybelle: “Snooks, will you please turn this way. Source: Last Words of Notable People: Final Words of More than 3500 Noteworthy People Throughout History
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 Facts About the Real J. Peterman and His Mail Order Clothing Catalog

7 Facts About the Real J. Peterman and His Mail Order Clothing Catalog

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(Jacopo) Peterman (John O’Hurley), a mail order clothing catalog magnate whose penchant for ornate, over-the-top dialogue left Elaine and viewers both slack-jawed and delighted. The J. Peterman catalog uses illustrations of its clothing for a reason. Unlike most mail order catalogs, the J. Peterman Company shows off its clothing exclusively through illustrations, not photographs. In 2017, longtime J. Peterman customer and fan Jennifer Schmitt entered a “shortest story” writing contest on the company's Facebook page. The real J. Peterman became friends with Seinfeld’s version of J. Peterman.
7 Facts About William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

7 Facts About William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

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Released in 1930, author William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying appeared to be an impossibly ambitious undertaking; the novel has 15 different narrators over 59 chapters. William Faulkner claimed he wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. William Faulkner said that, with As I Lay Dying, he deliberately set out to write a classic. William Faulkner used the same fictional setting in several of his books—including As I Lay Dying. The power plant William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in was torn down.
7 Great Places to Visit As a Woman Traveling Alone

7 Great Places to Visit As a Woman Traveling Alone

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It’s a sad truth about the world that there are many places that just aren’t safe for anyone to travel alone, whether you’re a woman or not. That’s not true of every place, though, and as a woman, I think traveling alone is not only relaxing and informative and fun, but also empowering. Ireland and Northern IrelandMy own experience in Western Ireland was that the locals really, really enjoyed encountering – and helping – a tourist. “I felt completely comfortable in these small towns walking around by myself as they were easy to navigate and people were welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Mykonos, GreeceLikkel also recommends Mykonos, Greece, if you’re a woman searching for a good solo trip abroad.
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.
7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

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Here are seven surprising facts about Andersen’s life and legacy that you won't find in the children's section of a bookstore. Hans Christian Andersen's original version of The Little Mermaid was a lot more depressing than Disney’s take. Hans Christian Andersen wore out his welcome while staying with Charles Dickens. Hans Christian Andersen was terrified of being buried alive. Hans Christian Andersen is considered a “national treasure” in Denmark.
7 Things You Might Not Know About Arsenio Hall

7 Things You Might Not Know About Arsenio Hall

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For a generation of habitual late-night television viewers seeking an alternative to Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall was a breath of unexpected air. Arsenio Hall broke into television talk shows as an announcer. Arsenio Hall was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 12, 1956 to Fred and Anne Hall; his parents later divorced. Arsenio Hall released a comedy rap album. In 1989, Hall released Arsenio Hall Presents Chunky A—Large and in Charge, a hybrid rap and comedy album that cast Hall in the eponymous role of a rapper and spoken-word lyricist.
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 Curious Recipes From the Depression Era

8 Curious Recipes From the Depression Era

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According to historians, modern society can learn a lot from the myriad ways people put food on the table during the Great Depression. Here are eight recipes that might seem strange today but were regular features at mealtime in the Depression Era. For more recipes from that time, pick up A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression. Poor Man’s MealDuring the Great Depression, potatoes and hot dogs were very inexpensive, so many meals included either or both ingredients. Hoover Stew was the name given to the soup from soup kitchens or similarly thin broths.
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 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 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 Facts About Pioneering Astronomer Caroline Herschel

8 Facts About Pioneering Astronomer Caroline Herschel

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Caroline Herschel (1750–1848) was a German astronomer who made major contributions to science—though her work was often overshadowed by her brother's discoveries. Caroline Herschel initially wanted to be a singer. Caroline Herschel turned her scientific passion into a paying job. Caroline Herschel created a massive star catalog. Caroline Herschel lived an incredibly long time—and was still winning awards in her 90s.
8 Great Podcasts for Book Lovers

8 Great Podcasts for Book Lovers

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You’re either reading a book, talking about a book, deciding which book to read next, or reorganizing your bookshelves to accommodate a few freshly purchased paperbacks (even though you promised your bank account it was a “browsing only” bookstore jaunt). Book Riot is, unsurprisingly, a great place to go for podcasts in general. Get Booked offers all kinds of book recommendations, and Book Riot: The Podcast is an even more decentralized discussion of all things book-related. For science fiction and fantasy fanatics, there’s SFF Yeah!, hosted by Book Riot staff members Jenn Northington and S. Zainab Williams. It doesn’t take long for you to feel like you’re part of a tightly-knit yet very far-reaching book club.
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 of the Strangest Minor League Baseball Mascots

8 of the Strangest Minor League Baseball Mascots

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There are more than 100 Minor League baseball teams spread across 43 states throughout the U.S. These brightly colored characters are more than just a fun distraction for kids at the ballpark; they're integral to how a Minor League baseball team operates. “Given the fact we’re Minor League baseball, we don’t have control over our rosters, and players come and go at the needs of the Major League club,” John Traub, general manager for the Albuquerque Isotopes, tells Mental Floss. “People identify you with your mascot at the Minor League baseball level. Let’s break out the peanuts and take a stroll past a few of the oddball mascots the Minor League has to offer.
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.
8 Surprising Facts About Harper Lee

8 Surprising Facts About Harper Lee

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Harper Lee became a literary icon with the success of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird. Her full name was Nelle Harper Lee. Harper Lee almost became a lawyer. Harper Lee paid the bills by working as an airline ticket clerk. Harper Lee published her second book when she was 89 years old.
9 Engaging Book Clubs You Can Participate In Online

9 Engaging Book Clubs You Can Participate In Online

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Here are nine of our favorite online book clubs to join this month, next month, or whenever. Noname Book ClubNoname Book Club was founded by rapper Noname to spotlight works by people of color and foster a supportive community for readers. Part of the profits are used to send copies of the book club picks to prisons around the country. Goodreads Choice Awards Book ClubThe Goodreads Choice Awards Book Club lives on the Goodreads website, but it’s not officially affiliated with Goodreads itself. Andrew Luck Book ClubFormer NFL quarterback Andrew Luck is passionate about reading, but it wasn’t actually his idea to found a book club.
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 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.
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.
90 Facts About William Shatner for His 90th Birthday

90 Facts About William Shatner for His 90th Birthday

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When the actor refused to stop hitting Shatner, Shatner punched him in front of the audience. William Shatner took the lead in the 1965 CBS legal drama For the People, which lasted just one season. William Shatner approved of the William Shatner Fan Fellowship. Owing to his popularity in the 1980s, Shatner endorsed a fan club named WISH, or the William Shatner Fan Fellowship. William Shatner once went out on Halloween wearing a William Shatner mask.
'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
9 Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

9 Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

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Stand an Egg on EndEggs are often associated with the spring equinox because of their standing as a symbol of birth and fertility. To celebrate the coming of spring, modern Pagans offer up tables of wine, flowers, and phallic symbols made of food. Celebrate the New YearCountries like Iran, India, and Turkey, among many other areas of Asia, observe the New Year on the spring equinox, generally in observance of Nowruz (which means "new day" in Persian). Finally Understand Why the Easter Bunny Lays EggsThis comes from an ancient Saxon tale about their lunar (or spring/summer) goddess, Eostre. More likely, it was that rabbits and eggs were both seen as symbols of fertility, and Eostre was the goddess representing spring and fertility.
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.
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 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 Giant Ice Cube Shows Us How Severely the Earth is Losing Ice

A Giant Ice Cube Shows Us How Severely the Earth is Losing Ice

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If the magnitude of climate change is hard for you to imagine, picture a giant ice cube, to scale, sitting next to an image of New York City. To get a sense of how big that is, imagine this ice cube is a 6-mile block. This analogy represents the amount of ice melting from the earth on average every year since the 1990s. Sea ice is also melting, although this doesn’t contribute as severely to sea levels rising as glacier-loss does. I wonder if the giant ice cube metaphor is just the start of a trend of creative awareness campaigns about climate change.
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 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 Glitch in the Matrix' Documentary Explores Simulation Theory

'A Glitch in the Matrix' Documentary Explores Simulation Theory

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Dick’s speech frames A Glitch in the Matrix, a new documentary by Rodney Ascher (Room 237). The term simulation theory was coined in its modern sense in a 2003 essay by philosopher Nick Bostrom, who makes an appearance in A Glitch in the Matrix. The nature of simulationRodney Ascher's A Glitch in the Matrix (2021). This is occasionally combined with simulation theory and attributed to the code of the simulation being rewritten. Which means that, despite the high-tech nature of simulation theory, it’s not really a million miles away from Genesis or most religions' creation myths.
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 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 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 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 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 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 Not-So-Classic Creme Brulee

A Not-So-Classic Creme Brulee

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Rhubarb and rosemary are surprising bedfellows in this creme brulee. The result was subtle but notable, producing a creme brulee that is at once rich and creamy, sweet and tart, earthy and heavenly. Remove from the heat, discard the rosemary sprig, and cool to room temperature. Spoon some of the rhubarb compote into the ramekins, about 1/3 inch deep. Let the cream steep for 5 minutes, then discard rosemary sprig.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Accidental Birthday Suit Sighting

Accidental Birthday Suit Sighting

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the etiquette if you accidentally see someone naked -- say, in the house that you share? But as long as you kept the chuckle out of his hearing, Miss Manners assures you that you handled it well. DEAR MISS MANNERS: How does one deal with false modesty? Therefore, I must ask: What’s the best way to respond to an accomplished person who claims they aren’t? Even so, Miss Manners prefers that to blatant bragging, which is now so common, and can be broadcast throughout the world online.
Add a Little Spring to Your Dinner Plate

Add a Little Spring to Your Dinner Plate

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It’s a fresh and lovely pasta dish, bright with citrus and brimming with sweet and snappy peas, fresh herbs and baby arugula. It’s toothsome and satisfying to eat, and the little morsels bind together this garden-fresh pasta salad. Add the orzo and cook until al dente, following package instructions. Stir in the oil and lemon juice and then add the peas, garlic, lemon zest, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Add the arugula, mint, dill and chives and stir to gently wilt the arugula.
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?
Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020

Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020

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Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 202012 March 2021 | Nicola AitkenIn early December 2020, Full Fact co-hosted with Facebook a virtual conference titled ‘Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020’. This event brought together representatives from industry, academia, media, healthcare and government to discuss the health misinformation challenges experienced in 2020 and to share best practice suggestions. 2020 was an unprecedented year for health information. There is an increasing worry that false information about vaccines will hinder immunisation efforts, particularly in key high risk groups such as BAME communities. ‘Addressing Health Misinformation: Lessons from 2020’: download the report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Am I Unreasonable for Wanting To Be Thanked?

Am I Unreasonable for Wanting To Be Thanked?

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However, I also appreciate hearing from the recipient that the package successfully made it into their hands, undamaged and intact. The number of thefts from people’s porches has recently increased, so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect an acknowledgment that a package arrived safely. I didn’t receive a reply for another week, and when I did, it was: “Yes, she loved it.”That was the complete text. I’m glad my great-niece loved it, but it almost felt like my niece was put out for having to reply. But why are people -- it’s not just you -- ashamed to admit that they want to be thanked for their generosity?
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!
'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).
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!
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 April 06, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For April 06, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 96th day of 2021 and the 18th day of spring. In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, 1,500 years after the last recorded original games. In 1917, the United States formally entered World War I by declaring war on Germany. -- Lincoln SteffensTODAY'S NUMBER: 20 -- medals won by the United States at the first modern Olympic Games, second only to host nation Greece (46). TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (April 4) and new moon (April 11).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For April 20, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For April 20, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 110th day of 2021 and the 32nd day of spring. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium for the first time. In 1999, two gun-wielding students killed 12 fellow students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The Bulls lost 135-131 in double overtime and eventually lost the first-round series, while the Celtics went on to win the championship. TODAY'S MOON: First quarter moon (April 20).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For April 13, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For April 13, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 103rd day of 2021 and the 25th day of spring. In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his performance in "Lilies of the Field." In 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, crippling the spacecraft, which was on its way to the moon. TODAY'S FACT: The first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actress was Halle Berry, for the 2001 film "Monster's Ball." -- Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot"TODAY'S NUMBER: 24 -- days George Frideric Handel worked to complete the music for "Messiah."
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.
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 March 09, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 09, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 68th day of 2021 and the 79th day of winter. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1847, the first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history was launched in the Mexican seaport of Veracruz. In 2011, the space shuttle Discovery completed its 39th and final flight. -- Mickey SpillaneTODAY'S NUMBER: 148,221,675 -- miles flown by the space shuttle Discovery during its 26 years of operation, the equivalent of 300 round trips to the moon. TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (March 5) and new moon (March 13).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 16, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 16, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 75th day of 2021 and the 86th day of winter. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1945, U.S. military forces declared the island of Iwo Jima secure after 25 days of fighting. In 1968, U.S. Army soldiers massacred more than 300 civilians in the My Lai village in South Vietnam. In 1988, Lt. Col. Oliver North and Vice Adm. John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiracy during the Iran-Contra affair. TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (March 13) and first quarter moon (March 21).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 23, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 23, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 82nd day of 2021 and the fourth day of spring. TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their return trip east after reaching the Pacific coast. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed the "Star Wars" plan for the development of missile-intercepting technology. -- Moses MaloneTODAY'S NUMBER: 12 -- number of interviews by British journalist David Frost with former President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal. TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter moon (March 21) and full moon (March 28).
Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 30, 2021

Andrews Mc Meel Almanac For March 30, 2021

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ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANACToday is the 89th day of 2021 and the 11th day of spring. TODAY'S FACT: The purchase of Alaska added 663,267 square miles to the United States for less than $11 per square mile. -- Norah JonesTODAY'S NUMBER: $1,075,500 -- final sale price of a pristine copy of Detective Comics No. The comic book was released (with a cover price of 10 cents) on this day in 1939. TODAY'S MOON: Between full moon (March 28) and last quarter moon (April 4).
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 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 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 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).
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 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.
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.
Another Missed Holiday Makes Distance Harder for New Grandfather

Another Missed Holiday Makes Distance Harder for New Grandfather

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DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I am not asking for advice, just a way to vent a little. For the second Easter in a row, I will not get to see my new grandbaby, and it ain’t easy. I raised my daughter as a single father, and now I have a grandson who was born in early March of last year, just as the world shut down. I hate missing out on so much in these early days of his life. Until those better days come, be safe, and stay as “close” as you can to those you love.
Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions

Answer These 10 General Knowledge Questions

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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
As Resort Towns Flourish, Lending Tightens

As Resort Towns Flourish, Lending Tightens

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The move comes on the heels of another rules change instituted by the GSEs late last year. A Fannie spokesman has said his company is concerned that some resort condo structures do not live up to the requirements that they be residential in nature. In the past, Fannie has been more active in resort lending than its secondary market rival. Indeed, the call for loans on vacation properties is increasing at twice the pace of that for primary residences, according to the latest tabulation from Redfin. Perhaps that’s why 15% of all newly built houses these days are vacation properties, as the National Association of Home Builders reports.
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.
Asparagus Trivia | 30 facts about the green vegetable

Asparagus Trivia | 30 facts about the green vegetable

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White asparagus and green asparagus come from the same plant. For white asparagus, sunlight is prevented from touching the plant by piling dirt on top of the stalks so the asparagus matures underground. Green asparagus tends to have higher levels of nutrients, such as protein, as well as ascorbic acid, calcium, thiamin, and niacin. White asparagus generally has lower antioxidant content than green spears. Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten: Once the buds start to open (“ferning out”), the shoots quickly turn woody.
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 April 11, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For April 11, 2021

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Dig in and get things done on the 15th, 16th and 17th. A position that interests you on the 15th, 16th and 17th will require you to update your resume. A chance to do something exciting on the 15th, 16th and 17th with someone you love is promising. Fix up your surroundings on the 15th, 16th and 17th, and it will lift your spirits and bring you closer to someone you love. Listen carefully on the 15th, 16th and 17th, and show restraint when dealing with friends and relatives.
Astro Advice Weekly For April 18, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For April 18, 2021

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Gather your thoughts on the 20th, 21st and 22nd before you make a move. Make adjustments at home on the 20th, 21st and 22nd that will help you be more productive. An emotional issue will surface on the 23rd, 24th and 25th if you or someone else withholds feelings. Take care of your responsibilities first on the 20th, 21st and 22nd to avoid added stress and criticism. Emotions will take over on the 20th, 21st and 22nd when dealing with a friend, colleague or relative.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 March 14, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For March 14, 2021

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Keep an open mind on the 16th, 17th and 18th, but don't let your feelings take over. Do your homework on the 16th, 17th and 18th before you share information. Limit what you spend and how you participate in events or activities on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don't let anger take over; when supporting and helping others, encourage finding common ground and resolving issues. Don't let anyone take advantage of you or manipulate you into something that doesn't feel right.
Astro Advice Weekly For March 21, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For March 21, 2021

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Make changes on the 22nd and 23rd that will spark your imagination, creativity and desire to get things done. Follow your heart on the 24th and 25th, and it will help you overcome any confusion or uncertainty you've been laboring over. Get involved in something you believe in on the 26th and 27th, and you'll make a difference as well as meet like-minded people. Listen carefully on the 22nd and 23rd before you participate in something that may damage your reputation or status. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't share opinions on the 21st, and you'll avoid a disagreement.
Astro Advice Weekly For March 28, 2021

Astro Advice Weekly For March 28, 2021

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for an opportunity on the 28th and 29th, and you'll discover something to occupy your time. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Consideration, insight and action will help you get ahead on the 28th and 29th. Set up virtual meetings on the 30th and 31st, and you'll encounter information that will help you recognize your best path forward. Get involved in virtual networking groups on the 1st and 2nd in order to broaden your sense of what's possible. Look for alternative ways to divvy up responsibilities and expenses on the 30th and 31st, and it will help eliminate discord.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 April 06, 2021

Astro Graph For April 06, 2021

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Running your ideas by people who offer encouragement along with common sense will help you navigate your way through any pitfalls you encounter. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep your thoughts to yourself until you have a clear picture of how you want to proceed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't waste time. A chance to get ahead is coming, and preparation will help build the confidence you need to dazzle the powers-that-be. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You'll face opposition if you initiate a change without going through the proper channels.
Astro Graph For April 13, 2021

Astro Graph For April 13, 2021

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- A situation will not be what it appears. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You'll get the help you want, but before you accept it, consider what you may owe in return. Seek out information that will help you decipher who and what's best for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Listen to your friends and relatives, but do what's best for you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- An unexpected change will turn out to be what's best for you.
Astro Graph For April 20, 2021

Astro Graph For April 20, 2021

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Giving others the chance to explain themselves will make it easier for you to keep the peace. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your curiosity will get you into trouble if you don't abide by the rules and regulations. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You'll have trouble making up your mind. Someone will make an unexpected move; don't let it fluster you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Do the best job possible, apply for a new position and update your skills and qualifications.
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 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 March 09, 2021

Astro Graph For March 09, 2021

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How you use your energy to get things done will help you gain support and the respect you desire. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't let down your guard, even if someone is complimentary or seductive. Don't let anger set in. Change can be helpful if it saves you money, improves your health or helps you make a difference. Don't let someone talk you into something that will benefit them, not you.
Astro Graph For March 16, 2021

Astro Graph For March 16, 2021

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Keep marching forward, and don't stop until you reach your destination. Don't stop believing! Be realistic, and you'll avoid getting caught in a no-win situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't fold under pressure. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Let your intuition lead the way, and you'll find a way to use your skills and knowledge to your advantage.
Astro Graph For March 23, 2021

Astro Graph For March 23, 2021

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Be willing to do the work yourself, and you'll feel good about your accomplishment. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Consider what you are trying to achieve, and gather the information that will help you reach your goal. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You'll get help from people who share your concerns. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Set out on a pilgrimage that will lead to valuable information. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Concentrate on creative ideas and living life your way.
Astro Graph For March 30, 2021

Astro Graph For March 30, 2021

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Don't put up with situations that drag you down or stop you from doing what's best for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Follow your intuition when it comes to dealing with situations that may affect your health and well-being. Do what's best for you for the most satisfying results. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don't lose sight of your goals and objectives. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Consider your budget before you buy something you don't need.
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 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 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 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.
At 6 Months, He Was Reading. Now He’s 12, and Starting College

At 6 Months, He Was Reading. Now He’s 12, and Starting College

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Now, Caleb is 12 and a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College. He’s taking classes like calculus, U.S. history, and macroeconomics and dreams of becoming an aerospace engineer one day. And I really think it’s interesting and amazing that they do that.”Caleb’s mother, Claire, said that at 1 month old, her son was trying to mimic speech. By 9 months, he could sign over 250 words in American sign language, and was reading words he’d never seen before. And not only that, the curriculum was boring to me because I learn really, really fast.
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!
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.
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 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.
‘Bad’ Food Combinations Won’t Impede Digestion

‘Bad’ Food Combinations Won’t Impede Digestion

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This advice is based on the logic that “bad” combinations overwhelm the digestive system, preventing the foods’ nutrients from being properly absorbed and contributing to digestive upsets. Our digestive system, by contrast, likes things simple. The beauty of the human digestive system is that it’s designed explicitly for that mixed diet. Since different food components get handled in different areas and by different enzymes, we don’t have to eat our foods one at a time. Returning to your question, many of us may have found that certain foods or food combinations work best for us.
'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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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 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 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 Friend Calls the Police After Man Threatens Suicide

Best Friend Calls the Police After Man Threatens Suicide

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"Tim" and I have been best friends for more than 10 years. Over the last few years, he has struggled with depression and addiction, and I have done my best to help him. Now that he's out, he's furious with me for notifying the police and says I betrayed him. I feel terrible, like I perhaps made a mistake by calling reinforcements, but I was more worried about the consequences of not calling. And because he doesn't know if he can continue being friends with you, leave it up to him to decide.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Big Dance, Big Lessons

Big Dance, Big Lessons

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I love sports and all the business lessons we learn from competition, whether playing or watching. The NCAA basketball tournaments for men and women, also known as the Big Dance, are probably my favorite sporting events. Big goals require three things: a plan, a commitment to carry out that plan and consistency. As legendary college basketball coach John Wooden said, “A player who makes his team great is more valuable than a great player.”A big part of winning is dreaming big. Mackay’s Moral: Getting to the Big Dance involves learning a lot of steps.
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.
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:
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.
Bodyguard Trivia | 30 facts about the British series

Bodyguard Trivia | 30 facts about the British series

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The “Bodyguard” is a really successful, British TV series, that also aired on Netflix, gaining in that way more popularity. Bodyguard is a British police political-thriller television series. It managed to achieve the highest viewing figures for a new BBC drama in the multichannel era and the highest BBC viewing figures since 2008.. The series received numerous award nominations including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, with Madden winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the series was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boyfriend’s Lack of Communication Is Frustrating

Boyfriend’s Lack of Communication Is Frustrating

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DEAR HARRIETTE: I am starting to resent my boyfriend for spending so much time away from me. Sometimes they lose Wi-Fi on the ship, and I’m not able to speak to him for several days at a time. All we have is our communication, and since that’s fleeting, we have nothing. That may be why he hasn’t called when he had access to Wi-Fi. When you next have a chance to talk, let your boyfriend know how much you miss him, but don’t attempt to place demands on him.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Broccoli Trivia | 40 facts about the vegetable

Broccoli Trivia | 40 facts about the vegetable

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Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different, but closely related cultivar group of the same Brassica species. Italian immigrants first introduced broccoli to the United States in the 1800s. The United States ranks 3rd in the world for production of broccoli. In the United States, heading broccoli is the most common. In the United States, the average annual per capita consumption is 5.8 pounds.
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.
Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs: What’s the Difference?

Brown Eggs vs. White Eggs: What’s the Difference?

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Though brown eggs are often more expensive, the shade of an eggshell says nothing about the quality of what's inside it. According to The Kitchn, the only difference between brown eggs and white eggs lies in the breed of the chicken that laid them. You may have heard the myth that white-feathered chickens always lay white eggs and brown chickens lay brown eggs. White leghorns—which lay white eggs—produce more eggs on cheaper diets, so they are favored by factory farms. Breeds that lay brown eggs, like Rhode Island reds, require higher quality food and more of it, which promotes higher quality eggs.
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.
Calling All Mountain Dew Fans, You Can Now Snuggle With a Body Pillow of Your Favorite Soda

Calling All Mountain Dew Fans, You Can Now Snuggle With a Body Pillow of Your Favorite Soda

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Mountain Dew is coming out with a full-sized body pillow to help stave off your urge to gulp down carbonated drinks. Mountain Dew executives were not playing around when they crafted this mind-blowing marketing ploy. More likely, though, this is just the perfect gift for people who are really crazy about Mountain Dew. For those eager to get their hands on some life-sized Mountain Dew, look out for the pillow to debut on Mountain Dew’s official store. What do you think of the Mountain Dew body pillow?
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 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 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 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 Finish the Verses to These Popular Holiday Songs?

Can You Finish the Verses to These Popular Holiday Songs?

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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 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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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 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 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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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 Identify These Animals by Their Old-Timey Nicknames?

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

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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 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 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 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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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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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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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.
'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.
Carrots Trivia | 30 facts about the orange vegetable

Carrots Trivia | 30 facts about the orange vegetable

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The roots contain high quantities of alpha- and beta-carotene, and are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin B6. No one knows exactly when the first carrots appeared, because many people mistook them for parsnips, a close relative of the carrot. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, a natural chemical that the body changes into vitamin A. The deeper orange the carrot, the more beta-carotene you’re getting. The deeper orange the carrot, the more beta-carotene you’re getting.
Cascatelli, the World’s Newest Pasta Shape, Is a Game-Changer

Cascatelli, the World’s Newest Pasta Shape, Is a Game-Changer

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Some of the most beloved pasta shapes, like penne and cavatappi, have only been around for several decades. The most recent addition to the culinary category is cascatelli—a playful new pasta shape that came about through a podcast, The New York Times reports. Cascatelli is a collaboration between Dan Pashman of the Sporkful food podcast and the Hudson Valley, New York-based pasta company Sfoglini. SfogliniThe pasta shape is shorter than a spaghetti strand but longer than most thick noodles, providing maximum surface area for your fork prongs. Reviewers call it "game-changing," but it's not the first pasta shape designed to perfect the food.
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 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.
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.
Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month

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History will long remember 2021 for many reasons, not the least is the sound of the glass ceiling starting to shatter. March is Women’s History Month, which originated as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress requested that the president proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Answer: Chien-Shiung Wu came to the United States to study science and became the world’s foremost female experimental physicist. Mackay’s Moral: Borrowed from Juliette Gordon Low -- “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”
'Cats' Named the Worst Movie of the 2010s

'Cats' Named the Worst Movie of the 2010s

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Right before the end of the 2010s—and the beginning of a box office-disrupting pandemic—Tom Hooper's Cats hit theaters. Now, a recent analysis has named Cats the worst movie of the last decade. The list also features 2017's The Emoji Movie and numerous parody films. You can check out the full list of the 10 worst movies of the 2000s and 2010s below. And if you skipped seeing Cats in theaters, this should give you an idea of what you missed.
Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians

Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians

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Champion honesty and fix parliament's corrections process: Full Fact writes to senior politicians19 March 2021 | Team Full FactWe all make mistakes. What we will always fight for though, is a world where politicians calmly and quickly correct their mistakes. It is not dishonourable to make a mistake, but to seek to avoid admitting one is a different matter.”Why don’t more politicians correct their mistakes? Well, for one thing, the current system in parliament only allows government ministers to make corrections to the official record. This means the official record of their mistake is still wrong.
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.
Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

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That is all I ever eat!”The clerk said, “What would you like?”And the customer said, “I guess I’ll take a roast beef sandwich.”Old habits die hard. My friend John Maxwell got me thinking when he said:“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. These are all good habits that replace bad habits. So start today: Ditch your bad habits and focus on building better ones. Mackay’s Moral: We build our lives each day with the bricks of habits we have.
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!
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.
Check Out This Amazing Clip of a Solar Eclipse Moving Across the Earth

Check Out This Amazing Clip of a Solar Eclipse Moving Across the Earth

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The NOAA’s GOES East Satellite just captured this stunning image of a solar eclipse as it moved across South America. 😲🤯☀️🌕 @NOAA's GOES East satellite is capturing the shadow of this morning's solar eclipse as it traverses South America. In December of last year, folks in Argentina and Chile were lucky enough to witness the only solar eclipse of 2020. The blurry edges of the shadow make up the penumbra, which only results in a partial solar eclipse for those on Earth down below. It’s amazing that the NOAA managed to capture this image, considering just how rare it is to see a solar eclipse.
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.
Cherry Trivia | 37 facts about the new Apple TV+ film

Cherry Trivia | 37 facts about the new Apple TV+ film

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“Cherry” is a new film starring Tom Holland and it was released digitally on Apple TV+. Let’s find out some trivia and facts about the new movie. Cherry is a 2021 American crime drama film The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo It is based on a screenplay by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg The film is based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker The film stars Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli and Jeff Wahlberg It follows an Army veteran who resorts to robbing banks to support his opioid addiction Cherry was released in theaters on February 26, 2021 It was released digitally on Apple TV+ on March 12, 2021 The film received mixed reviews Critics highly praised the performances of Holland, Bravo, and their romantic chemistry together They criticized the screenplay and specifically the direction of the Russo brothers Tom Holland’s brother Harry makes a cameo appearance in the film as a drug dealer identified as the “Shaky Kid” As revealed by Holland on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he and his brother came up with the idea of having the latter appear in every film he makes onwards as the “Shaky Kid” Harry will reprise the role in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home Anthony and Joe Russo’s production company AGBO purchased the production rights to the novel in August 2018 Beating out offers from Warner Bros., which would’ve had James Franco directing And Sony, with the Russos set to direct the film In March 2019, Tom Holland entered talks to star in the film Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Jeff Wahlberg, Kyle Harvey, Forrest Goodluck and Michael Gandolfini were added to the cast in October Pooch Hall would be cast in an undisclosed role in December Filming was initially reported to begin on July 15, 2019 The filmmakers had plans to shoot the film in Ohio, the setting of the novel and homestate of the Russo brothers Due to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s proposed changes in tax incentives were forced to move the planned shooting to California However, the proposed figures were lowered from $100 million to $40 million, and production returned to the state Because of this, filming did not begin until on October 8, 2019, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio It concluded in February 2020 According to the Russo brothers, editing for Cherry took place as it was filmed to allow them to see what they were missing, and if they needed to “rewrite or reshoot” parts of the film The film score for Cherry was composed by Henry Jackman The score was released by Lakeshore Records on February 26, 2021, via Apple Music Apple TV+ acquired distribution rights to the film in September 2020 for around $40 million Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film holds a 39% rating Based on 160 critics It has an average rating of 5.4/10 The site’s critics consensus reads: “It’s certainly stylish and it offers Tom Holland a welcome opportunity to branch out, but Cherry’s woes stem from a story that’s too formulaic to bowl anyone over” According to Metacritic, which assigned the film a weighted average score of 44 out of 100 Based on 43 critics Indicating “mixed or average reviews”
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?
Chloé Zhao Trivia | 50 facts about the Chinese filmmaker

Chloé Zhao Trivia | 50 facts about the Chinese filmmaker

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Chloé Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker that made lauded films like “The Rider” and the awards darling “Nomadland”. She directed the MCU film “Eternals” which will premiere in November 2021. Before her big break and possible Oscar win for Best Director, let’s find out some trivia and facts about her life and career. Chloé Zhao was born on March 31, 1982 She is a Chinese filmmaker Zhao is known primarily for her work in independent U.S. films Her debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim The film earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Her second feature film, The Rider (2017), was critically praised It received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Director Zhao garnered further success with Nomadland (2020) The film attracted international recognition and won many awards Including Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards Zhao is the second woman and first Asian woman to win the category at the Golden Globes “Nomadland” won awards at film festivals Including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival She ventured into blockbuster filmmaking with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film “Eternals” “Eternals” is slated for release in November 2021 Zhao was born Zhao Ting in Beijing in 1982 Her parents were the manager of a steel company and a hospital worker who was in a People’s Liberation Army performance troupe Vogue said she described herself as “a rebellious teen, lazy at school” who drew manga and wrote fan fiction She loved films growing up, especially Happy Together by Wong Kar-wai When she was 15 years old, despite knowing nearly no English, her parents sent her to a boarding school in the United Kingdom Her parents separated and her father later remarried to actress Song Dandan Growing up, she was drawn to influences from Western pop culture She attended a boarding school in London, then moved to Los Angeles to finish high school Zhao studied at Mount Holyoke College earning a bachelor’s degree in political science She studied film production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts In 2015, Zhao directed her first feature film, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” Filmed on location at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota Τhe film depicts the relationship between a Lakota Sioux brother and his younger sister The film premiered as part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival It later played at Cannes Film Festival as part of the Director’s Fortnight selection In 2017, she directed The Rider Α contemporary western drama which follows a young cowboy’s journey to discover himself after a near-fatal accident ends his professional riding career Similar to her first feature, Zhao utilised a cast of non-actors who lived on the ranch where the film was shot Zhao’s impetus for making the film came when Brady Jandreau, a cowboy whom she met and befriended on the reservation where she shot her first film, suffered a severe head injury when he was thrown off his horse during a rodeo competition Jandreau later starred in the film playing a fictionalised version of himself as Brady Blackburn The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival as part of the Directors’ Fortnight selection and won the Art Cinema Award The film was released on April 13, 2018 by Sony Pictures Classics and was critically acclaimed In 2020, Zhao directed her third feature film Nomadland The film was shot over four months traveling the American West in an RV with real-life nomadic workers The film premiered at Venice Film Festival where it received critical acclaim and won the Golden Lion award The film was released on February 19, 2021 by Searchlight Pictures On February 15, 2021, Variety reported that “with 34 awards season trophies for directing, 13 for screenplay and nine for editing, Chloe Zhao has surpassed Alexander Payne (“Sideways”) as the most awarded person in a single awards season in the modern era” In April 2018, it was announced that Amazon Studios greenlit Zhao’s upcoming untitled Bass Reeves biopic, a historical Western about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal Zhao is set to direct the film and write the screenplay In 2013, Zhao was preparing to film “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” and told the magazine Filmmaker that the premise of a closed environment with a high teen suicide rate reminded her of her Chinese upbringing Zhao said in 2018 that while growing up in China, she felt constricted “an ancient culture where I was expected to be a certain way” and was drawn to Western culture In 2020, while promoting her US film Nomadland, she told News.com.au that she had felt like an outsider in the United States in not having “the weight of history” on her The newspaper initially reported her statement, “The US is now my country, ultimately, but maybe it is easier for me than how I see my friends are
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.
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.
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.
Claims house prices have quadrupled since 1990 are about right

Claims house prices have quadrupled since 1990 are about right

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Claims house prices have quadrupled since 1990 are about right29 March 2021What was claimed Average UK house prices rose roughly fourfold between 1990 and 2020. What was claimed Average UK household income rose from £20,448 in 1990 to £37,100 in 2020. 1 of 2 claimsA graph shared on Facebook and Twitter shows average UK house prices quadrupling since 1990, while the average household income rose by about half. Meanwhile, the figure of £20,448, which the graph describes the average UK household income for 1990 appears to be slightly too low. The actual mean average figure for disposable household income 1990 is £24,415.
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.
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.
'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."
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.
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.
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.
Concerned Aunt Wants to Know if She Should Call Child Protective Services on Her Sister

Concerned Aunt Wants to Know if She Should Call Child Protective Services on Her Sister

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As a mother, I live with the fear that someone could call CPS on me at any time, for any thing. It started with a phone call from the 16-year-old niece, and OP did confirm with her sister that what was said was true, because you know how teenagers can be dramatic. We talked for a while and what she told me was confirmed as true by my sister when I talked to her. Several suggested the aunt offer her a place in her home, though it doesn’t sound like her brother-in-law would really allow that. Agreed that I would have lost all respect for my sister through this, not putting her child’s health and welfare first.
Concerns About Cholesterol in Seafood

Concerns About Cholesterol in Seafood

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: I enjoy seafood of all types, but I am concerned that some are high in cholesterol. How concerned should I be about the high cholesterol levels in some kinds of seafood? : Animal-derived foods do contain cholesterol; most seafood contains about the same amount as skinless poultry and other sources of lean meat. We now know that shellfish have more cholesterol than other fish, but they are not as rich in cholesterol as was once thought. The connection between dietary cholesterol, blood cholesterol and heart disease is not always clear.
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!
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).
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.
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 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 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 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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crocs Are Coming for Your Dog’s Feet

Crocs Are Coming for Your Dog’s Feet

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Crocs may not offer much on an aesthetic level, but the shoes are undeniably comfortable. Now pet owners can share that comfort with their furry companions with these adorable Crocs-inspired shoes for dogs. Like regular Crocs, these dog versions from Amazon are soft and flexible and come in a variety of colors. The brand GEHARTY (which is not affiliated with Crocs) states that their product is not intended to be worn while your dog is walking or moving around. According to Simplemost, the Crocs for dogs were selling on Amazon starting at $13.
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.
'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.
Dad Asks if He’s Wrong for Choosing His Daughter Over His Struggling Girlfriend

Dad Asks if He’s Wrong for Choosing His Daughter Over His Struggling Girlfriend

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In this case, OP finds himself stuck between his young daughter, who he keeps a few days a week, and his girlfriend, who is losing her grandfather to covid. I have my daughter 2 nights a week, pick her up from preschool on Wednesdays, drop her back to her mum on Fridays. OP tried to switch days with his daughter, but it wasn’t working out because of his ex’s plans. I can’t abandon my daughter obviously, but I dont want my girlfriend to be alone, I dont know what to do. My ex finally agreed to keep my daughter for an extra 2 nights after speaking to my gf herself (and hopefully finding some humanity).
Dad Disappointed in Daughter's Choices

Dad Disappointed in Daughter's Choices

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DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: My mom and dad split when I was really young, and my dad moved away and started a new family. My mom raised my brother and me mostly on her own, although my dad always supported us financially, including paying for college. He wanted us both to become lawyers, like him, which suited my brother, but not me. I am working on my master’s in social work, and while I am paying for that myself, my dad always makes sure he lets me know what a mistake he thinks I’m making. I can think of no better way to serve my community than the one I’ve chosen, regardless of what my father thinks.
CVI Not Life-Threatening, Can Cause Complications

CVI Not Life-Threatening, Can Cause Complications

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With CVI, the blood fails to make a consistent upward climb and pools in the veins. Risk factors for CVI include age, family history, prolonged inactivity, pregnancy, obesity and being quite tall. CVI may also occur in people who have experienced deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg. Chronic venous insufficiency is not life-threatening; if ignored, however, it can lead to serious complications. It’s important for your health that you follow your doctors’ recommendations and make managing CVI part of your daily routine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debunking Sugar, Dairy Myths

Debunking Sugar, Dairy Myths

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DEAR DR. BLONZ: I have celiac disease, so I’m well aware that food can harm you, but I get a lot of unsolicited advice. I hear that sugar feeds inflammation and that dairy products make our bodies produce excess mucus. When there is an infection, such as bronchitis, the mucus layer can become inflamed, increasing mucus production. This excess mucus can collect, and the body works to clear it out by coughing. Assuming, of course, that there is no milk allergy present, what gets produced in our throats after consuming dairy is not the same as increased mucus production in the lungs.
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.
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.
Despite Myths, VA Loans Prosper

Despite Myths, VA Loans Prosper

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About 9 out of 10 VA loans are made without a down payment. Just since the turn of the century, lenders have booked some 9.3 million VA loans. VA loans now account for roughly 10% of the market. Despite all this activity, there’s a persistent myth among some realty and lending professionals that VA loans are inferior products that involve tons more paperwork than alternative choices. This limit also comes into play if you are still paying back a VA loan, paid a previous VA loan in full but still own the house, refinanced out of a VA loan into another type of mortgage and still own the house, or failed to repay the loan in full.
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.
Did Eat Out to Help Out cause Covid to spread?

Did Eat Out to Help Out cause Covid to spread?

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Did Eat Out to Help Out cause Covid to spread? 5 March 2021What was claimed Eat Out to Help Out led to an increase in Covid-19 infection rates Our verdict We cannot reliably say whether this is true. One study estimates that it did cause extra Covid cases, but it is uncertain, and often misunderstoodWe’ve been seeing a number of claims debating whether the government’s Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme led to an increase in Covid-19 infections. Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) was a government scheme that encouraged people to visit restaurants by offering discounted meals last August. And how certain can we be about the relationship between Eat Out to Help Out and Covid-19 infections?
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.
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.
"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 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 Love My Girlfriend, or Do I Just Like HAVING One?

Do I Love My Girlfriend, or Do I Just Like HAVING One?

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She is beautiful, and smart and everything, but I’m not actually attracted to her, or in love with her. So, what I’m really wondering is can I make myself fall in love with, or at least feel more attracted to her? I really, really don’t. You want to believe that you’re attractive to others and having someone to date is a sort of proof that hey, you’re actually pretty awesome after all! When you can’t love and accept yourself, it’s much, MUCH harder to accept or receive love from others.
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 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 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 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?
Dog-Loving Fiance Calls Off Wedding After His Partner Nearly Gets His Pooch Killed

Dog-Loving Fiance Calls Off Wedding After His Partner Nearly Gets His Pooch Killed

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It began when OP (original poster) left his dog home with his fiancee during her bachelorette party. I stayed with my parents but I left the dog with her because she likes having him there. However, I made sure to tell her to put the dog in our bedroom once the party gets going. They both raced to the emergency vet, where she was clearly upset and her friends told him the dog was alive but sick. Plenty of people think Everyone Sucks Here because OP isn’t taking responsibility for his own poor decision to leave the dog there in the first place.
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 Miss the Super Pink Moon Coming in April 2021

Don't Miss the Super Pink Moon Coming in April 2021

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If you're looking for an outdoor activity to look forward to this spring, mark your calendar for the super pink moon on April 26, 2021. What Is a Super Pink Moon? The name pink moon describes the first (and typically only) full moon in April, and it has nothing to do with the moon's hue. How to See the Super Pink MoonThe super pink moon will rise on the night of Monday, April 26, and be visible through Tuesday, April 27. The super pink moon is the first of a series of three consecutive super moons this year.
Dodging Questions About Acquaintance’s Book

Dodging Questions About Acquaintance’s Book

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: A gentleman I know only because he’s married to an old high school classmate has written and self-published a rather long novel on a topic I know and care nothing about. In a recent online get-together with his wife and some of our other high school chums, he asked if he could “pitch” his book to us, then proceeded to describe the book, where it could be purchased and for what price. Yesterday, a copy of the book arrived at my home. GENTLE READER: Would you consider it a lie to say, “I’m looking forward to reading it”? And you do sound to Miss Manners as if you are truly anxious at the prospect of having to read it.
Don't Miss These 13 Recent and Hilarious Posts

Don't Miss These 13 Recent and Hilarious Posts

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That’s where we come in – we’ve been busy gathering the best and brightest recent hilarity from all over Twitter, so please, sit back and enjoy these 13 tweets you’ll be happy you didn’t miss. It seems that way, doesn’t it? That’s one strong grip. That’s one way to do it. What’s your favorite funny Twitter account to follow?
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.
Easter and Animals: Stop the Suffering

Easter and Animals: Stop the Suffering

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Children are at risk for infections acquired from these Easter presents, especially salmonellosis, and some are hospitalized with such infections. DEAR DR. FOX: I run a holistic cat grooming business in the U.K. I am qualified in basic massage techniques and have a good understanding of feline anatomy. I notice the world is full of training courses for canine massage techniques, but there is little info on feline massage work. By logical extension, my massage routine for cats will help the many suffering from often-undiagnosed arthritis, poor circulation, obesity and depression.
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.
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.
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.
Egg Whites Do Not Make a Good Burn Treatment

Egg Whites Do Not Make a Good Burn Treatment

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So you can either take my word for it, or to truly understand why egg whites are not a great choice for burn treatments, read on and let’s look at what we’re trying to treat when burned, and what’s in egg whites to see if that helps. Most egg whites tend to be cooler than the area being burned, so that only leaves us with the proteins to consider. Now that we know what we’re trying to treat, let’s see if egg whites help. Stopping the burning- When it comes to chemical burns, egg whites definitely won’t help. Unless, of course, you have something like a bathtub filled with egg whites for the burning person to jump into, but that seems a bit far-fetched.
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.
Elevate This Weeknight Soup With Orzo

Elevate This Weeknight Soup With Orzo

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The key ingredient in this simple and delicious soup is orzo. Orzo is the Italian word for barley, but names can be deceiving, because orzo is not a grain. And despite its rice shape, orzo is not rice, even though orzo is also known as risoni in Italy. This easy weeknight soup is forgiving and welcomes any stray vegetables hunkered in your refrigerator. The addition of the orzo elevates it a notch, with the pasta’s starch infusing the stock with a comforting richness.
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 the