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10 Best Reusable Water Bottles to Keep You Hydrated on the Go

Jun 24, 2022

bigacis/Getty Images Ready to invest in a reusable water bottle? You already know that you should be drinking more water—and chances are, you know that single-use plastic water bottles are bad for the planet. After all, a growing list of stadiums, colleges, and airports have banned them. And with all the various reusable water bottles available, there’s really no excuse to keep buying bottled water. Yes, they do initially cost more, but after just a few uses, you’ll recoup tho ...read more

25 Interesting Historical Photos – Part 339

Jun 24, 2022

Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 338, click here. 1. Children in front of the world’s largest log cabin in Portland, Oregon, USA, 1938. It was built in 1905 and burned down in 1964. 2. A “victorious” Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany and declares “peace for our time” after Hitler agrees not to invade any more territories in Europe, 1938. 3. On 27 May 1942, the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the ‘architect of Holocaus ...read more

That Time a Teenager Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Backyard

Jun 24, 2022

June 26, 1995 is a day the residents of Golf Manor, Michigan will never forget. On that day, hazmat-suited agents of the Environmental Protection Agency descended upon the quiet suburb and began systematically dismantling the garden potting shed of one Patty Hahn. When interviewed about the incident, most residents believed there had been some kind of chemical spill. But the truth is far stranger, for the cleanup was prompted by Patty Hahn’s son David, who at the age of 17 had tried to buil ...read more

50 Interesting Facts About The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Jun 24, 2022

1 Visible Light Human only perceives 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum with our eyes. This 0.0035% is known as visible light and comprises everything the human eye alone can detect in the universe. The range of visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum is so small that if you were to lay out the practical electromagnetic spectrum from Los Angeles to New York, the visible wavelengths would be nanometres across, small enough to pass through a surgical mask. 2. ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #747

Jun 24, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 746, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. The North American Gray Squirrel is considered an invasive species in Britain as the squirrels carry a squirrel pox that is deadly for the Red Squirrels native to Britain. The Gray Squirrel also eats seven times as much food as the Red Squirrels, crowding out any who survive the squirrel pox. – Source 2. Harambe’s mother, only full brother, and two of his half-siblings were killed when a tub of wet ...read more

15 Midwest Vacation Spots to Visit at Least Once

Jun 24, 2022

kathleencarney/Getty Images Vacations with Midwestern charm From national parks to the Great Lakes, iconic cities like Detroit and Chicago to historic small towns, the places you travel to for great food (and beer) to those you visit to get away from it all, the Midwest is a varied and beautiful place. While it’s often overlooked as a “flyover” region as travelers head to West or East Coast vacations, this area is home to some amazing hidden Midwest vacation spots that are ju ...read more

Is Genuine Multiple Personality Disorder as Depicted in Movies Actually a Thing or a Hollywood Invention?

Jun 24, 2022

Looking back at the long and storied history of literature, film, and other narrative art forms, one trend becomes abundantly clear: writers love mental illness. From depression to bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, psychiatric disorders have been used by artists for hundreds of years to heighten drama, make heroes more heroic, villains more villainous, and allow actors to flex their acting chops – sometimes with unfortunate real-world implications. But few disorders have captured the imagi ...read more

Canada’s Extremely Bizarre Engineering Rituals and the Fascinating Way They Came to Be

Jun 24, 2022

“I, Simon Whistler, in the presence of these my betters and my equals in my Calling, bind myself upon my Honour and Cold Iron, that, of the best of my knowledge and power, I will not henceforward suffer or pass, or be privy to the passing of, Bad Workmanship or Faulty Material in aught that concerns my works before mankind as an engineer, or in my dealings with my own Soul before my Maker.” Thus begins the Obligation of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. With these words, Canadian ...read more

What Does TTYL Mean?

Jun 24, 2022

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how is it used? In today’s digital world, the number of text abbreviations seems to be growing endlessly. Here’s one you might have seen: TTYL. Maybe you got it in a text, or you read it online somewhere—but what does TTYL mean?  Along with ICYMI and FWIW , there are countless common acronyms used in text messaging that aren’t always intuitive. But don’t worry, we’ve gotten to th ...read more

I Tried Carbona Pro Care Laundry Stain Scrubber—And It Even Got Gross Blood Stains Out

Jun 24, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. One bottle of Carbona Pro Care and a few minutes of my time was enough to make chocolate, mud, and even blood stains lift with ease. I’ve been on the hunt for the best stain removers since I became a mom years ago, but by the time I had my fifth child (and s ...read more

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