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4 Coffee Hacks That Actually Work

Unlike our British counterparts across the pond, it's coffee—not tea—that primarily fuels our offices and homes. But how much do you really know about the beloved beverage? In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts break down everything that can be gleaned from the history of the bean, including the origin of words like "frappuccino" and "latte," caffeine's effect on memory, and the surprising reason why the arrival of coffee triggered a "dawn of sobriety" in England. (No, sadly Americans can't claim coffee as our national drink.)

The Scatterbrained team even tests out some coffee life hacks to find out if they live up to their claims. Perhaps you can't grind coffee beans with a mortar and pestle like some bloggers claim, but would you really want to, anyway?

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dogs
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Dogs: They’re cute, they’re cuddly … and they can smell fear!

Today on Scatterbrained, John Green and friends go beyond the floof to reveal some fascinating facts about our canine pals—including the story of one Bloodhound who helped track down 600 criminals during his lifetime. (Move over, McGruff.) They’re also looking at the name origins of some of your favorite dog breeds, going behind the scenes of the Puppy Bowl, and dishing the details on how a breed gets to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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14 Favorite TV Moms
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Television moms. Everyone has a favorite. Whether it’s Carol Brady and her groovy pant suits or Wilma Flintstone (whose maiden name was Slaghoople). But how much do you really know about these small-screen maternal figures?

In the latest episode of Scatterbrained, John Green and his co-hosts are dishing some amazing facts about television’s most beloved moms (that segment begins at the 2:25 mark), just in time for Mother’s Day. They’re also delving into the history of the holiday itself, offering some tips on how to pick out the perfect bouquet for your mama and exploring the unique (and sometimes odd) habits of moms in the animal kingdom. You can check out the full episode below.

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