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Tongue Twisters: She Sells Sea Shells…

She sells seashells on the seashore The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I’m sure she sells...

Why Do Wolves Howl?

When next month’s full moon unveils its luminescent splendor, and you feel the call of the wild to start howling, the ancient stirrings have...

Pareidolia: Faces in Clouds

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing...

Anatomy of a Cat Whisker

Cats have dozens of movable vibrissae (whiskers) over their body, especially their face. Vibrissae are usually thicker and stiffer than other types of hair but consist...
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Politics & War: Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago....
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Superstitions: Black Cats

Superstitions and stories around black cats vary from culture to culture. In Great Britain, Ireland, and Japan, black cats are actually a symbol of...

Brain: The First Computer Virus

Considered to be the first computer virus, Brain was released in its first form in January 1986.  The virus affected the IBM PC by...

Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...