Month: June 2020

When I was 23, I started losing my eyesight, and the doctors didn’t know why. It began innocently enough, with a less-than-perfect chart reading during a routine eye exam. Before long, I was referred from optometrists to ophthalmologists to neuro-ophthalmologists… and no one had a definitive diagnosis. When you’re stumping doctors whose titles have seven
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To quote the late Douglas Adams (the beloved author of “The Hitckhikers Guide to the Galaxy” books): “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” Truer words
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In America, The Second Amendment of the Constitution gives people the right to keep and bear arms, and it is a right many consider completely sacred. Even those who feel that more restrictions are necessary would likely consider you on the fringe for suggesting that all firearms should be banned entirely, and might even still
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The life of a clock seems straightforward. Tick until the battery pops, wait for it to be replaced, then tick some more. But just like cats, these time-keepers have a secret life. They influence each other, warp time, and attract the unconventional fringe in art. Thanks to the latter, people can now scare their kids
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People everywhere are searching through their piles of old clothes for fabric to make face masks and this is prompting many to actually think about the clothing industry for the first time. Is our reliance on cheap and disposable clothes harming the planet? Are we exploiting people living in virtual slavery to save a few
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You’ve all experienced this sort of thing: you buy a box of pop-tarts for the morning, get home and go to bed. You hear a rattling sound from the kitchen and go downstairs to investigate only to find your tasty, frosted breakfast treat floating in mid air over an open portal to hell which has
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Because Hollywood has mischaracterized representations of Voodoo for decades, most people who aren’t directly familiar with the religion have a lot of misconceptions about what it truly is. That’s certainly true of a lot of things seen in movies and television shows, but when you’re talking about a major religion with around 60 million adherents,
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Let’s be honest, many people still aren’t tech-savvy. The late-night calls from grandma and grandpa panicking because their router is sporting a flashing red light instead of a steady blue light should be enough evidence to show that not a whole lot of people understand technology. So even though you may be able to talk
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Students of the bizarre know to expect the unexpected… but cats that give people an edge in business? Predicting death by what a person can and cannot smell? True tales, kids. Strange links are everywhere. Some have fascinating explanations, like Scooby-Doo’s connection to the RFK assassination. But plenty of others remain steeped in speculation and
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The music to come out of the small island country of New Zealand is as eclectic, varied and unique as the people themselves. Influenced by rock, pop, jazz, blues, hip-hop and the Maori people, New Zealand’s music inevitably gets its own creative kiwi interpretation. Here are ten tracks, some well-known, others not so much, to
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Let’s face it: 2020 has been fairly miserable thus far. The only thing that seems to knock a lethal pandemic from world headlines are riots and looting amid protests against police brutality. We need some positivity right now – a reminder of Western Civilization’s myriad accomplishments to counteract our current rough patch. Top 10 Reasons
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Since 1955, the Guinness World Records have been documenting and cataloging numerous feats, achievements, and characteristics of the world and its people in an annual publication. While numerous records have been documented, most are broken after a while, with many being broken numerous times after their initial recording. There are some that have never been
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