West Brain, East Brain: What a difference culture makes. Neural mapping research done in one country might not hold water in a different part of the world, again raising the nature/nurture question.
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6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened. Warning: I usually reject Cracked articles with this much profanity, but let this one slide because of the killer subject.
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During World War II, V-2 rockets were developed and built at a concentration camp called Dora, where prisoners were used for slave labor. When the US Army liberated Dora in 1945, they found 750 workers and 3,000 corpses -and the engineers and equipment they needed to start the space program. (via Metafilter)
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A group of huge carved stones dating back 11,000 years has been found in southeastern Turkey. Gobekli Tepe predates metal tools, pottery, and even civilization itself. (via Jason Kottke)
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We feel like we know actors who appear in movie after movie and never get star status. "That Guy"! is a site where you can look up character actors by their pictures, because you don't know their names.
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You may have heard that filmmaker Kevin Smith was asked to leave an airplane because he's too fat. Here's the animated news version of what happened.
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Lavish Dog Spas Across America. When Fido deserves only the very best.