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Seven reasons to avoid eating meat. Some have to do with your health, others with your sensibilities.
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Check out a collection of thoughtful information and links on the Kony 2012 campaign. “The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege.”
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Tide detergent is so popular and expensive that it's become a common theft target. Stores are beginning to attach alarms to the suds to keep it off the black market.
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Julius von Brunk built a Transformer out of LEGO bricks named Domaster that changes from a classic Nintendo Game Boy to a robot. His sidekick, Tetrawing, is a robot bird that transforms into a Tetris game cartridge - that fits in Domaster's Game Boy slot!
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How to Mathematically Predict a Celebrity Divorce. The track record of the scientific formula is strangely consistent with what most people predict out of common sense.
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The new movie Battleship (based on the game) has aliens that resemble "Bobba Fett/Halo dudes." And according to the trailer, they actually throw red pegs at the ships.
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20 Unusual Toothpaste Flavors. Call me weird, but I wouldn't feel like my teeth were clean after brushing with Oreo or curry flavored paste.
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Astronauts come back from space with deformed eyeballs and other physical anomalies. While the effects are temporary, this does raise some questions about how we'll ever deal with long space voyages like a trip to Mars.
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Coffee Shop Customers can be weird, or maybe we just remember the weirdest ones. Meet a few and get to know them well in a just a couple of minutes.
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A ton of corporate productivity goes down the tubes during March Madness. You'll be surprised at exactly how much, or maybe you're just busy checking out the scores.
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11 Memorable Moments From Forgotten Campaigns. Dirty tricks and cheap shots that might not work again in this day and age.

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A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

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A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room
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The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.

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