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Virtobots And Virtopsies

Aug 27, 14 Virtobots And Virtopsies

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

Advances in technology and medical science are constantly improving our lives and sometimes we just take all this stuff for granted. But occasionally you will come across something that catches your eye and you can’t help but think that “this is special, this will make a difference to people’s lives in a totally unexpected way.” I would like to share just such a discovery with you today.

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What Is So Bad About MSG?

Aug 26, 14 What Is So Bad About MSG?

Posted by in Health, Miracles Of The Modern

Some of my favorite foods in the world are Thai, Chinese, and sushi. Often when I go to some of my favorite restaurants, I see signs or notices in menus claiming “no MSG” or “no MSG added,” but I never really knew what MSG was. So what is MSG? Is it really as bad for you as people think? And where did this fear of it stem from? The answers may surprise you.

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Instant chemistry? Company Determines Long-Term Compatibility From DNA Swab

Aug 25, 14 Instant chemistry? Company Determines Long-Term Compatibility From DNA Swab

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Sitting in their car one spring day last year, Chandani Sheth and Steve Male couldn't wait to get what they deemed to be critical information about the state of their relationship. They anxiously pried open a package, took out the contents and made a little joke about the test they were about to take.

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5 Weird Things That Cause Orgasms

Aug 24, 14 5 Weird Things That Cause Orgasms

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Ask a woman what an orgasm feels like, and she’ll probably tell you that it falls somewhere along the lines of a tingly feeling that intensifies to the point that it’s felt overwhelmingly throughout the whole body — at least that seems to be the general consensus among Reddit users. But despite what you may believe, they don’t always have to result from sex.

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Arachnophilia And Big City Spiders

Aug 24, 14 Arachnophilia And Big City Spiders

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

Spiders – I love them so much I could kiss their hairy little faces. From the tiniest specimens to giant Shelob, the Hobbit eater in Lord of the Rings – arachnids are everywhere. New research suggests that spiders are not only cashing in on urban sprawls to get bigger and fatter, they are becoming more fertile – well, OK, hornier if you prefer.

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Rare Condition Leaves Boy With 36-Pound Hands

Aug 24, 14 Rare Condition Leaves Boy With 36-Pound Hands

Posted by in Health, WTF???

An 8-year-old boy in India has carried a heavy burden since his birth. Mohammad Kaleem, an avid cricket fan, is unable to do many basic tasks many kids his age do, like tying his shoe laces, due to the epic size of his hands, which weigh roughly 18 pounds each and measure 13 inches from the base of his palms to the end of his middle fingers.

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Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Aug 22, 14 Bugs In Space! Or Maybe Not…

Posted by in Space, WTF???

Earlier this week I did the usual daily update for the International Space Station. If NASA puts out an update, it gets included. However, I noticed something in paragraph 8 of the daily update that was of passing interest. A mind-tickle if you will. “Skvortsov and Artemyev also collected residue samples from a window on Zvezda.” Residue?

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Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Aug 21, 14 Vanity On A Stick – Will Selfie Sticks Appear On Every Street?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

"Selfie" - The term describing taking a photo of yourself, usually to post online, has been added to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary and a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper on Ellen De Generes's phone at this year’s Oscars, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, became the most retweeted message of all time.

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Turning Favorites Into Retweets Not Going Down Well With Twitter Users

Aug 20, 14 Turning Favorites Into Retweets Not Going Down Well With Twitter Users

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Users of social media tend not to like it when those in control mess with their service. In the case of Twitter's latest experiment though -- putting tweets in people's timelines simply because they have been favorited by someone -- the objection is more on the grounds of bewilderment.

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10 Horrifying Parasites That May Be Living Inside You

Aug 19, 14 10 Horrifying Parasites That May Be Living Inside You

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Insects, spiders, snakes. There are so many creepy-crawlers that freak people out, and just the thought of them induces a feeling of itchiness that’s really not there. But while thinking about these, many of us forget that there are more disturbing animals to consider: parasites that live inside us.

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