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Cats Weren’t Domesticated In Egypt

Jun 24, 2022

“Little one, I would like to see anyone—prophet, king or God—persuade a thousand cats to do anything at the same time.” —Neil Gaiman, Sandman No. 18 In A Nutshell For a long time, it’s been pretty well accepted that cats were first domesticated by the ancient Egyptians, who raised them to nearly god-like status. Now, however, we know that the relationship between cats and humans goes back even farther than that. Archaeological evidence has shown that cats and humans lived togethe ...read more

10 Movies with the Worst Use of Physics

Jul 20, 2022

Here are 10 Movies with the Worst Use of Physics. 1. G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra (2009): In the underwater scene when Rex blows up the ice pack, ice appears to be denser than water in this situation. The ice sinks when it’s blown up, and even if there were pieces of metal on top of the ice, it shouldn’t. Some pieces the size of a five-story building have no metal and still sink. Ice floating in water isn’t just physics it is also common knowledge. 2. 2012 “Dr ...read more

Now That His Kids Are Grown, This Dad Is Giving Up His Dad Jokes

Jun 24, 2022

Once your kid stops laughing at “Why didn’t Han Solo enjoy his steak dinner? It was Chewie!” you know it’s time to move on. I still remember the first time I told my then-six-year-old son, Lev, that a clam makes calls with its “shell phone.” The laugh of recognition when he first got the joke was a moment I won’t ever forget. When I told it a second time in front of his friends Henry and Amir, I could see how proud he was that I had made his friends laugh. Excuse the bragging, b ...read more

Tenacious Facts About The Taurus Zodiac Sign

Jun 24, 2022

Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac and belongs to people born between April 20 and May 20. Generally considered to be very intelligent and grounded, it’s no surprise that Taurus follows closely after the leader Aries. This sign is governed by the planet Venus, which is strongly associated with love and passion. A bull represents Taurus, and people born under the sign are usually referred to as “Tauruses” or “Taureans.” Were you born during this time of the year? Do you want to le ...read more

50 Historical Facts about Pre-Columbian Americas

Jun 24, 2022

1 Mayan Chocolates The Mayan Civilization used chocolate as money and the disruption of the cacao supply which fueled political power may have led to an economic breakdown, causing the collapse of the empire. 2. The Aztecs modeled their capital on the nearby ruins of Teotihuacan, regarding it as "The City Of Gods." Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in pre-Columbian America and the world at the time, and it was abandoned about a thousand years before the Spanish ...read more

Humans Have Four Nostrils

Jun 24, 2022

“Give me a man with a good allowance of nose [. . .] when I want any good head-work done I choose a man—provided his education has been suitable—with a long nose.” —Napoleon In A Nutshell Humans actually have four nostrils—the two nostrils that we’re familiar with on the exterior and two internal nostrils, called “choanae.” Without our external and internal nostrils functioning together, we would not be able to breathe through our noses. The Whole Bushel Yes, humans have fo ...read more

25 Uplifting Headlines of the Week – Part 272

Jun 24, 2022

Here are this week’s uplifting headlines. 1-5 Uplifting Headlines of the Week 1. Solar panels are set to be mandatory on all new buildings under the EU plan New proposal aims to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossils and supercharge Europe’s transition to green energy. – Source 2. Amazon shareholders vote on a resolution to require the company to address its colossal plastic problem. – Source 3. New Virginia law bans police arrest and ticket quotas. – Source 4. A Pakist ...read more

How the Nazis Teamed Up with IBM for Mass Murder, and the Incredible Story of the First Ethical Hacker

Jun 24, 2022

In the era of Big Data, few figures are more divisive as that of the hacker. On the one hand, malicious or “black hat” hackers cause billions of dollars of damage every year, breaking into private and public networks to steal money or personal data or simply to create chaos. On the other hand, so-called ethical or “white hat” hackers use their skills in service of the public good, either by probing computer systems for security weaknesses or leaking information on government corrupt ...read more

15 Rejected Shark Tank Pitches that Made Millions

Jun 24, 2022

We are seeing a lot of new startups these days, and all these startups with innovative ideas need an investor to back them up. Many startups in the search for investors come to Shark Tank where celebrity entrepreneurs invest in growing startups. Many lucky startups get the investment they want, but many startups walk off the stage empty-handed. Surprisingly, even after getting rejected, some startups’ TV exposure results in whopping sales afterward. Let’s take a look at 15 rejected Shark Ta ...read more

14 Best Dark Spot Correctors, According to Skin Experts

Jun 24, 2022

rd.com, via merchant (3) There’s likely little you wouldn’t do or try to fade dark spots on your skin, be it using foundation and concealer or trying unusual skin care tactics like slugging. Hyperpigmentation—also known as dark spots, age spots, or liver spots—may be caused by acne scars, excessive sun exposure, or hormonal changes. They occur when your skin revs up its production of melanin, the pigment that controls skin color. When melanin production is in overdrive, you ...read more

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