In Medieval times, a “moment” was defined as 1/40th of an hour, or 1.5 minutes.
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Why does our skin get bumpy when we're frightened?
It just keeps going and going and going.
When supposed spell-casters died, the stories about them lived on.
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Time to bone up on your horror knowledge.
Queen’s classic “mock opera”—a favorite of Wayne and Garth’s—was released 40 years ago today.
It's more of a scientific mystery than you might imagine.
Who know Kermit had fangs?
Slow-motion video and physics answer the age-old question.
The Sedlec ossuary owes it all to a handful of dirt.
Because every taxi should have Mario Kart.
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