The Amazing Clock Batteries

I was Bar Mitzvahed on December 3, 1988.  That day, I received a slew of gifts, as any young Jewish man becoming a Bar Mitzvah does.  One of the gifts I received was a Seiko “World Clock” from the Webber family.  I remember using it almost immediately, so either December

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The Blue Fugates

I came across a crazy story about a rural Kentucky orphan name Martin Fugate, who, along with many generations of his descendants, it appears, had blue skin! The condition was due to a missing enzyme in his blood. What was even crazier about this was that due inbreeding (not so

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Evolution in Progress?

Humanity is wonderful. It’s naught short of amazing to see science in action. Humans are the only animal in the world to drink the milk of other animals. But in the last hundred years or so, what do we see? Calcium is available in many other places, and milk still

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I *knew* it!

This is friggin cool. They talk about it like it’s a known thing that yawns are contagious, but I’ve never heard anyone really speak about it as a known phenomenon. But dammit, it should be. Because simply talking about yawning gets me yawning. FAKING a yawn gets most people to

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