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Here’s a look at the urban legend of Slenderman, the internet-spawned monster who drove two 12-year-olds to attempt murder. Slender Man gained mainstream attention in 2014, when two 12-year-olds, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into...
Déjà vu. It’s that strange experience where you feel like a situation seems more familiar than it should be. But why do we get it? Déjà vu is French for “already seen.” You may go to someone’s house for the...
Chinese parents’ long-held preference for sons and its restrictive population planning policies have resulted in a male surplus. China is forecast to have over 30 million more men than women by 2030. As a possible solution to the demographic imbalance,...
It’s called a bipedal jerboa, and it’s basically a rodent with kangaroo legs. Its legs give it incredible speed and leaping abilities, which, as you can see, make it pretty hard to catch. In fact, they can run at 14...
Ever wonder why sudden exposure to sunlight makes you sneeze? It turns out that that process has a name. It’s called photic sneeze reflex, or ACHOO. ACHOO stands for Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst Syndrome. It occurs in about...
Aggressive turkeys are taking over Massachusetts. But it’s nothing new... Complaints about hostile wild turkeys in Boston have grown in recent years, as they clash with residents and chase pets and people. Some people have even suffered minor injuries from...
What could be more boring than a bumper sticker? Even the so-called “funny” bumper stickers, such as, “my other car is a spaceship,” are so dull, right? Wrong! While historically bumper stickers were boring, nowadays people are plastering ever...
The First Wave: 1830s to Early 1900s Though certain feminist ideals have existed since humanity began and women have built up these ideals constantly, many state that the first wave of organized feminism began in the United States in the...
You probably already know this artist’s work; time and time again it goes viral. His name is Tom Galle, and he is a creative based in New York City. Galle mainly pulls his inspiration from the internet and meme...
The Great Pacific garbage patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. And now it’s the size of the entire country of France/State of Texas. While this isn’t the only ocean garbage patch, it’s by...