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Android 13 Tries to Make Privacy and Security a No-Brainer

May 24, 2022

For years, Android’s security and privacy teams have been wrestling the world’s most popular mobile operating system to make it more controllable and updatable while still being open source and easy to deploy. And while scams, malware, and rogue apps are still real threats, the debut of Android 13 at Google’s I/O developer’s conference on Wednesday feels less like triage mode and more like a logical iteration. As Charmaine D'Silva, Android’s director of product management puts it, ...read more

8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Of Mice and Men

May 24, 2022

The 1937 publication by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, is a timeless story of life and liberty. The 107-page novella follows the four-day adventure of George and Lennie as they start work on a ranch in Soledad. You probably know all that from your time dissecting this classic piece of literature in English class. However, there are at least eight interesting facts about Of Mice and Men that you probably didn’t learn in school. John Steinbeck’s dog ate his first draft. “My dog ate my ...read more

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Technology

May 24, 2022

From self-driving cars to space travel to NFTs, we answer your questions about where technology is heading. While it might feel as if technology is speeding up, it follows a predictable formula called Moore’s Law, which has correctly predicted the pace of human advancements in technology for nearly six decades. Moore’s Law suggests that the number of transistors on a computer chip will double about every two years. This is a reliable indicator of how much and how quickly technology will c ...read more

18 Divorce Reasons that Sound too Crazy to Be True

May 24, 2022

About 50% of marriages eventually end in divorce. While the percentage of divorce goes up by year, the reasons for divorce also git crazier year by year. The process of divorce can be heartbreaking, but it doesn’t always require a heartbreaking reason to get a divorce. Everyone has their reasons for ending a marriage, some are logical, and some are bizarre. Let’s now look at the crazier ones. Here are 18 divorce reasons that sound too crazy to be true. 1 Candy Crush is the reason for 1700 ...read more

Who is a good comedic actor that ended up being a great dramatic actor?

May 24, 2022

We asked our regular contributors through e-mail Who is a good comedic actor that ended up being a great dramatic actor?  We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way. 1. John Goodman. – toothfixingfiend 2. I’ve noticed a lot of actors from Breaking Bad mentioned. I believe Vince Gilligan said in an interview that it was on purpose. His reasoning is that if you can do comedy you can probably act, ...read more

A Pill That Could Get You Drunk

May 24, 2022

“Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.” —Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon In A Nutshell David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, has identified molecules that emulate the effects of alcohol consumption. His pill affects GABA, a chemical found in the bra ...read more

10 Cheerful Facts About Chick-Fil-A

May 24, 2022

When you’re craving a chicken sandwich, what’s the first place you think of? For many, the first place that comes to mind is Chick-fil-A. What else do you know about the restaurant that serves your favorite chicken sandwich and signature waffle fries besides being closed on Sundays? Take a look at these ten cheerful facts about Chick-fil-A to learn more. Chick-fil-A invented the chicken sandwich. It’s not just a marketing gimmick. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, is credited ...read more

35 Best Asian Movies to Watch Right Now

May 24, 2022

Getty Images, via merchants Stream these Asian movies tonight Asian movies have been gaining popularity in the United States in recent years. From the success of romantic comedies like Always Be My Maybe to historic wins for Parasite and Minari at the Oscars, Asian- and Asian American–led films continue to tell nuanced and diverse stories on-screen. With ongoing anti-Asian racism in America, supporting Asian and Asian American creators—whether by reading Asian American books, bu ...read more

Why Are Amish Beards Worn with No Moustache? Here Are Some Interesting Facts About the Amish Community

May 25, 2022

The Amish are an interesting group of traditional Christians with Swiss and German backgrounds. The Amish immigrated from Europe for religious freedom and better farmlands. They follow simple living, avoid modern technology and maintain a self-sufficient way of life.  They value rural life. Non-Amish people are referred to as “English.” They practice nonresistance and do not perform any type of military service. Amish beards are a symbol of commitment and manhood to the men in the communi ...read more

The Amazing Truth About A Deck Of Cards

May 25, 2022

In A Nutshell There are more possible arrangements in a deck of cards than there are stars in the known universe. The full number is 52 factorial, which is (very, very roughly) an eight followed by 67 zeroes. The Whole Bushel The standard 52-card deck has been around for 500 years or more. What is rather unbelievable is that there are so many possible arrangements of the cards, it is statistically unlikely that any two have ever repeated in all of history. There are in fact 80,658,175,170,943 ...read more

Animals That Have Visited Space InfoGraphic

May 25, 2022

Did you know that animals have been physically exploring space long before humans ever got the first chance to? It’s totally true! These animal astronauts were experiments conducted by scientists to make sure that it was safe for humans to make the same trips all by themselves. I know it sounds mean, but at least they sent a few “non-animal” crafts up there first to test the… erm, waters? Anyway, moving swiftly on, the first-ever animal to head off into space was ...read more

Abhartach, The Original Vampire Chieftain Of Ireland

May 25, 2022

In A Nutshell Many people are under the impression that the modern vampire originated in Transylvania, but this is not quite accurate. One of the ancient vampire stories in Ireland is the Celtic legend of the undead Irish chieftain Abhartach. Given that Bram Stoker studied in Ireland for a long time, he was likely to be familiar with the tale. Even if it was not the sole inspiration, it was likely part of what became the vampire we know today. The Whole Bushel The legend says that back in the ...read more