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What Do Scientologists Actually Believe?

May 25, 2022

Laura A. asks: What exactly do Scientologists believe? Oh boy, we can already tell that the comment section for this one is going to be a ton of fun, so let’s just get straight to it. The Church of Scientology has a reputation as an infamously secretive and litigious organisation that hides its inner workings far from the prying eyes of the public. As a result, we kind of expected piecing together the church’s beliefs and stance on certain social issues to be a difficult, unforgiving slo ...read more

20 Science Mysteries that Have Baffled Experts

May 25, 2022

Science has gone a long way in discovering the mysteries of our planet, our existence, and the universe. In the last few years alone, we’ve fully sequenced the human genome, photographed a black hole, and managed to land a spacecraft on an asteroid. All incredible feats that we once considered impossible. But for all our technological advances, there are still some mysteries that humanity just can’t seem to solve despite its best efforts. From the origin of strange signals from distant gala ...read more

When The Real Mafia Tried To Stop Filming Of ‘The Godfather’

May 25, 2022

In A Nutshell Bada-bing! The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the best movies of all time. However, Coppola’s film almost never made it to theaters. Fearing the additional spotlight, mobster Joseph Colombo declared war on the picture and did his best to shut down production. Eventually, he made the producers an offer they couldn’t refuse, and the film was allowed to go on. In fact, Joseph Colombo became so enamored with the production of the film that his mob family decided it was t ...read more

50 Complicated Facts about Human Organs

May 25, 2022

1 Human Eye The human eye is capable of seeing some ultra-violet light but it is filtered out by the lenses in our eye. Painter Claude Monet had the lens of his eyes removed after developing cataracts. After the surgery, he started painting lilies that he had previously painted white before, as blue, leading to the idea that he could have been perceiving UV light, which most normal humans cannot. 2. We cry when we are happy because the hypothalamus in our brain can't ...read more

Why Do We Need Oxygen and What Does It Do in the Body?

May 25, 2022

Jean D. asks: Why do we need oxygen to live? Take a deep breath. Now repeat. Do this about 16 times per minute and you usually get all the oxygen your body needs. Every wonder why you need oxygen to survive in the first place? All life as we know it occurs because of how atoms and molecules interact with each other. All this chemistry needs to happen in a very specific way to allow our bodies to maintain themselves appropriately. Some of those processes will happen consistently- things like ...read more

How to Talk to People Even If You Disagree

May 25, 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. With so much division in our world today, it can be hard to talk to others with opposing views, but this expert weighs in on how you can. From the book I Never Thought of It That Way If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that the way we t ...read more

25 Thoughtful and Fun Graduation Cards for the Grad in Your Life

May 25, 2022

rd.com, via merchant (3) Perfect graduation cards for the class of 2022 Graduation season is a wonderful time of year that celebrates students’ hard work and dedication. They’ve studied for grueling finals, put together comprehensive presentations, and some have even written entire theses and published their work. Talk about impressive! That hard work paid off, and now it’s time to spotlight the class of 2022 by giving them well-deserved graduation gifts (like a good graduation book ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #745

May 25, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 744, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. In Haitian rural folklore, there are actually two kinds of zombies: the more widely known corporeal zombie, which is missing its spirit, and the “zombie astral,” which is missing its body. – Source 2. Secession Plebis was a form of revolt first introduced in ancient Rome. When the ruling class of Rome would become too corrupt or unjust to the commoners, the commoners would band together, evacuate ...read more

Our Readers Share Family Rules and Traditions That Shaped Their Parenting

May 25, 2022

Genes aren’t the only things we inherit. Readers share the family traits and traditions that made them the parents they are today. We all had traditions growing up, whether intentional or not. And the habits and rules that were ingrained in us as kids undoubtedly shaped us into the people we are today. We asked our readers to share how their own parents influenced the way they now parent their kids. Their stories will warm your heart, and they may even make you laugh more than these relatab ...read more

25 Interesting Shower Thoughts – Part 304

May 25, 2022

Here are this week’s shower thoughts. 1-5 Shower Thoughts 1. It’s easier to charge $100 a night to sleep on a used mattress than it is to give a used mattress away for free. 2. Based on how much you can bond with someone by hating the same thing, a dating app based on dislikes would probably be fairly successful. 3. Eldritch beings exist in reality because they’re us. To the mind of an ant, we’re massive, ancient ones with unfathomable knowledge and a tendency to wipe them out in ...read more