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20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

Science
The human body sure is amazing. It may not seem that way while you’re hunched over looking at your computer with nothing but a towel on, but it is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t actually get dressed, though.1. Humans are roughly 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.2. Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.3. The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away.4. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. ...
8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Ancient Rome was a pretty amazing place. Between 753 BC and 476 AD, Romans were among the most technologically and culturally advanced people on Earth. Despite them forming the basis of modern society, Romans held a number of pretty insane beliefs and practices, at least by today's standards. Here are a few of the most disgusting.(If you're in the middle of eating lunch, maybe you should save this one for later.) 1. The Poop Sponge iStock Rome was one of the first cities in the world to have what we might consider an advanced plumbing system. Public toilets in Rome were commonplace. While this might seem like great news, these p...
Thinking About These 36 Random, Awesome Facts Will Stop You In Your Tracks.

Thinking About These 36 Random, Awesome Facts Will Stop You In Your Tracks.

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Everyday, we walk through our lives with blinders on to what's truly happening all around us. It's easy to get caught up in your own problems and forget to think about this marvelous world you live in. Now, that's going to change. Reading these 36 awesomely random facts gathered by ebaumsworld will make you think a little differently about the world around you. Just don't be mad after you walk through the looking glass. ebaumsworld ebaumsworld ebaumsworld ebaumsworld ebaumsworld...
Here Are 11 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing On You All The Time.

Here Are 11 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing On You All The Time.

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Guess what: your brain is totally messing you... even as we speak. It turns out our brains are some amazing pranksters. Seriously, the amount of things we tune out or dream up without ever realizing it on a daily basis is actually pretty crazy. In fact, you're probably doing it right now.  I honestly don't know what to believe anymore!1.) Searching for patterns that don't exist. Tumblr In 2008, Science Magazine published a study where participants were able to "see" things in TV static when they were feeling a loss of control with the world around them.2.) Working against you in finding your own typos. Cheezburger While reading, our brains don't re...
The 11 Most Insane Laws About Food That Have Ever Been Enforced.

The 11 Most Insane Laws About Food That Have Ever Been Enforced.

Culture
The law is tricky. There are many loop holes, outdated clauses, and bureaucratic issues. It's not surprising that some silly things have slipped through the cracks and chaos from time to time. But these laws about food are just straight up bananas. Whether or not they're still enforced, the fact that these laws were real is terrifying. What else can be passed through governments? Yikes.1.) Riverside, CA: It is illegal to carry your lunch down the street between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am. Flickr2.) California: It is against the law to eat oranges in the bathtub. Flickr3.) Boston, MA: You are restricted by law from eating peanuts in church. ...
Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

Here Are 17 Things You Didn’t Know… But You’ll Definitely Want To. Although #11 Freaks Me Out.

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People commonly attribute the phrase "I know that I know nothing." to Socrates. We'll never know if Plato wrote that down correctly, but it still holds true. More of us need to acknowledge just how little we know about the world. It can be a wonderful thing to realize, that we are all learning new things every day. Like these 17 little known, but awesomely strange, facts.1.) After getting struck by lightning, you can be left with this weird tattoo pattern.It's called a "Lichtenberg figure," a temporary mark that consists of fractals.2.) Lobsters don't seem to age. They don't die of old age, but external factors.3.) Neil Armstrong went th...
Some Animal Pregnancies Are So Strange, They Don’t Even Seem Real.

Some Animal Pregnancies Are So Strange, They Don’t Even Seem Real.

LIFE
Mothers will tell you that pregnancy is a beautiful experience. The joy of bringing life into the world and the connection they feel while the little one grows is something so amazing it can't even be put into words. It can also be incredibly painful, frustrating and, frankly, pretty gross. Even that will seem mundane after you check out the crazy ways some of our pals in the animal kingdom experience the miracle of childbirth. I never thought I'd be jealous of opossums.1.) Elephants gestate for up to 23 months, the longest period for any land animal. They also produce the biggest newborn babies at around 230 pounds. Flickr2.) Dolphin pregnancies last around a year. By the end the mom's are weighed down so much...
Here Are 30 Things You Never Knew That Instantly Make Everything Better. Seriously.

Here Are 30 Things You Never Knew That Instantly Make Everything Better. Seriously.

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If you're having a bad day... it's about to change. There are so many ways your day can get ruined. Maybe you're having a rough time at work or your significant other is fighting with you. Sometimes, we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and the rest of the day is a living nightmare. No matter the reason for your bad mood, it's about to go away. By just reading these interesting and awesome facts, you'll feel a lot better. Get ready to smile in 3... 2... 1...1.) We're all made from star dust.2.) A group of pugs? It's called a grumble.3.) Someone, somewhere, is having the best day of their life today.4.) When a giant...
These Complicated Things Are Actually Really Simple If You Look At Them Like This.

These Complicated Things Are Actually Really Simple If You Look At Them Like This.

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Our world is full of mysterious and strange things. (And I'm not talking about Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster, either.) There are many things in our normal, every day lives that become so complicated when you attempt to explain them. However, if you look at those ideas in a certain way, everything will become clear... Like this!1.) This isn't super nice of them, though. Flickr2.) This actually makes them kind of scarier. Flickr3.) Small, wet land boats! Flickr4.) Whoa, that's meta. (And they use meta tags!) Flickr ...