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Once seen as seedy, now recognized as a respected art form, pole dancing could be about to get even more international acclaim. Pole dancing has already been granted “observer status” by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF,)...
Did you know that the fish from Finding Nemo is real? No, we don’t mean clownfish, although they are of course real. We mean the monstrous creature that Marlin and Dory encounter in the murky depths of the ocean,...
This is what nightmares are made of. It’s called the tailless whip spider, and it has a pair of thorn-like pedipalps it uses as a puncturing device. And its suckers have a leg span that can reach nearly 28...
Researchers estimate that 10% of the U.S. population is afraid of the number 13. The fear of the number 13 even has its own name: triskaidekaphobia. Meanwhile, paraskevidekatriaphobia is the name of the specific fear of Friday the 13th,...
Japanese scientists have genetically engineered chickens to lay eggs that contain disease-fighting drugs. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is behind the medical feat. They’ve designed hens to lay eggs that contain a pharmaceutical agent...
Kidney stones are hard deposits made from salt and minerals from inside your kidneys. They form when urine becomes too concentrated, which allows the minerals to crystallize and stick together. Passing a kidney stone can be a painful experience. Sometimes...
UPS drivers have a Facebook group about the dogs on their route, and it’s amazing. It turns out thousands of UPS drivers across the globe have been fostering unique relationships with dogs for years. Now, they’re sharing them with...
This man pulled off a real life Up and used 100 helium filled balloons to fly 8,000 feet in the air. Tom Morgan, who runs the adventure company “The Adventurists,” flew 15.5 miles across South Africa using balloons and a...
This man might be the unluckiest person in history. Major Summerford was struck by lightning 4 times. Even after dying, he got hit by a bolt. Major Summerford was a British cavalry officer during the First World War. One day...
Are cereal box characters staring at you? A Cornell University study found some incredible facts behind cereal branding. For example, cartoon cereal box characters look directly at kids, in an attempt to influence kids’ interest in the product. The study also...