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  • New Fad Of Breastfeeding Photos Not New, Started 200 Years Ago

    Think the new fad of moms getting professional pictures taken while they’re breastfeeding is just 21st century feminism at it’s best, think again. It’s actually started roughly 200 years ago, back in the Victorian Era. According to Jill Lepore, author of The Mansion of Happiness, during the mid 1800’s...
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    Melting gallium spoon trick provides expensive (but reusable) scientific entertainment

    Gallium does not exist elementally in nature, it has to be made. Part of the reason why you cannot just dig the stuff out of the ground is that it has an extremely low melting point (~86°F, 30°C). A hot sunny day reduce a piece of the stuff into...
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    Jeopardy champions no match for IBM’s Watson [video]

    So how do you think a couple of sharp human minds would stack up against IBM’s Watson in a game of Jeopardy? Former Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter find out when they taste bitter defeat in this rather one-sided three-minute practice session. To be fair, Ken scores...
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    Weird, Strange and Interesting Christmas Facts

    Here are some interesting Christmas stats, facts and trivia you can share with family and friends while waiting for Santa to come down the chimney or while trying to work off that turkey. How many homes must Santa visit on Christmas? 842,000,000 How fast must the joy old elf...
  • Sonic booms get crocodiles ready for sex

    A crocodile farm owner believes that the sound of Israeli air force planes breaking the sound barrier near his farm has been causing his animals to get all worked up. The males have begun sounding their mating calls, David Golan from the Hamat Gadar crocodile farm in the Golan...
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    Speed and athleticism on display in world’s fastest burglary

    How long does it take three men to break into a store and run out with three 40″ plasma televisions? If you answered about 20-seconds, you would be correct. I love the bold parkour-esque move that the guy in the middle pulls when he leaps from ground to counter...
  • Simple kit turns juice to booze

    The DIY Juice to Alcohol Kit is a simple and effective way to turn a 64oz bottle of juice into something with a little more kick… up to 14% more kick to be precise....
  • Prince of Darkness contains novel mutations [Ozzy Osbourne]

    Researchers studying the genetics of musician and reality television star Ozzy Osbourne presented some interesting findings at last Friday’s TEDMED conference. The Prince of Darkness is home to quite a variety of never-seen-before genetic mutations. Unsurprisingly, most of Ozzy’s mutations involve genes linked to addiction and the absorption of...
  • Brocken Spectre: a Somewhat Creepy Visual Phenomenon

    If you find yourself walking in the Tatra mountains in Poland, don’t be afraid if you see a dark, ghostly presence hovering above you in the sky. The phenomenon is called Brocken spectre, and it occurs when “the shadow of the observer is cast on the clouds.” [Book of...