The majority of people are aware of humanity’s less-than-hygienic history. Between fabricating eyebrows from the skin of a mouse, a British monarch’s belief that a bath would be detrimental to his health, the Romans’ use of lye (An ash and urine mixture) to wash clothes and taking more than 300,000 years to invent toilet paper,
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Music has the ability to evoke strong emotions. Anthems make you want to sing at the top of your lungs. Love songs make you feel gooey inside and angry femme music can stir feelings of getting revenge on cheating ex-partners. Most good songs have some kind of story that served as inspiration for its lyrics.
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Poaching is snowballing out of control. By threatening the variety of life on Earth, poachers disturb our ecosystems in ways that are not completely known. Resources are overused in the fight against these criminals. To ward off the threats, conservationists must think outside the box. They leave cell phones in the woods to catch loggers
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A pandemic occurs when a disease turns into a global outbreak. The recent coronavirus, COVID-19, is now considered a pandemic. The deadly virus is affecting people all over the world. It is causing countries to close their borders, urge people to stay indoors, and order businesses to cease operations. However, this isn’t the first time
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Real life Viruses and Hollywood Viruses are different. Real life Viruses have unpleasant symptoms. Hollywood Viruses have mutant-zombie-vampires with anger issues. Real life viruses can be controlled with handwashing and staying indoors. Hollywood viruses are controlled by running around with guns, controlled explosions and occasionally nuclear weapons. Real Life Viruses are a bit boring. Hollywood
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Warning: you are not going to agree with this list. That’s because all lists like this are subjective and therefore flawed. Some, however, are more flawed than others. Here’s one that ranks the Foo Fighters higher than Nirvana, a sign that the writer needs a good ear exam or a great therapist. Hopefully this list
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Before the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19) is finally defeated through the passage of time or a cure, the sad reality is, many more people will die. Nobody is immune to its effects, though it can be deadlier to the immunocompromised and the elderly. Top 10 Celebrity Deaths That Never Happened Since the virus began sickening people
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You may have heard of spontaneous combustion, but the phenomenon of animals literally exploding is less well-known. Some creatures purposefully detonate as a suicidal defense mechanism to protect other members of their colony, while others explode after death with catastrophically messy results. There have even been occasions where humans have used hapless animals as bombs
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When the first team reached the top of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary became a household name. But few remember his companion, a Sherpa named Tenzing Norgay. For decades afterward, Sherpas served as porters for climbers going up the mountain. A habit of overlooking the locals (and plenty of misconceptions) followed. A pity, really, because
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Can you believe that after twelve years of writing lists we haven’t ever done a list of the best movies of all time? It’s true! So today we correct that terrible oversight. You may find yourself staying in a lot over the next few weeks, and if you are, what better what to relax, and
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Social media is incredibly divisive. Most people agree that it’s marvelous at connecting us, but there is a strong movement toward reducing the time we spend online. (The coronavirus quarantines and social distancing guidelines are an exception, of course.) The Internet can definitely have an unfavorable impact on some aspects of our lives, making us
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Presidential candidates have done a lot of stupid things. Back in 1988, then-contender and current Democratic Party front-runner Joe Biden plagiarized someone else’s stump speech nearly verbatim, leading directly to his demise. In 1992, George H.W. Bush checked his watch during a nationally televised debate as if he had somewhere more pressing to be. And
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While it is known that public spaces can carry a variety of germs and bacteria, sometimes it is easy to forget that germs can show up even in the safety of your own home. It’s more likely that the bacteria you come in contact with will be in your own home rather than in a
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One might think that sporting an Hermes Birkin, Louboutin pumps, and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses is super-classy. But these iconic fashion riches pale in comparison to the world’s best. If you had all the money in the world, would you consider buying the most-expensive hat, handbag, or underwear ever made? While you’ve been busy
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“Equality,” historian Walter Scheidel once wrote, “was only ever brought forth in sorrow.” At this moment, COVID-19 is sweeping through the world and the global economy appears to be collapsing. This, without question, is one of those times of sorrow—a period when our lives are upended and filled with uncertainty. Top 10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories
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Millennials and Baby Boomers; Baby Boomers and Millennials. One group can’t get off their phones, the other can’t figure out how their phones even work. We’ve been hearing both claim their supremacy lately but, oddly, this battle skips a generation. 10 Studies Proving Everything You Believe About Millennials And Boomers Is Wrong That generation is
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The year is far from over, but you should probably put money on “social distancing” being the most popular phrase of 2020. This is the year of COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic that has infected 242,191 people worldwide and claimed 9,843 lives as of this writing. The coronavirus has forced governments to cancel mass gatherings, classes
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