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Peladophobia is the fear of bald people.

Peladophobia is the fear of bald people.

If your doctor is going to perform an auscultation on you, don't worry; he or she will just be using his stethoscope.

If your doctor is going to perform an auscultation on you, don't worry; he or she will just be using his stethoscope.

<em>Time</em> magazine’s first female “Man of the Year” was Wallis Warfield Simpson in 1936. The American divorcee made headlines when Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to marry her.

Time magazine’s first female “Man of the Year” was Wallis Warfield Simpson in 1936. The American divorcee made headlines when Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to marry her.

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill any rapidly dividing cells. Unfortunately, our hair follicles are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body, which is why most cancer patients lose their hair during treatment.

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill any rapidly dividing cells. Unfortunately, our hair follicles are some of the fastest-growing cells in the body, which is why most cancer patients lose their hair during treatment.

Up until the early 1970s, funeral homes in rural areas offered their hearses for use as ambulances to transport patients to hospitals.

Up until the early 1970s, funeral homes in rural areas offered their hearses for use as ambulances to transport patients to hospitals.

Bill Nye The Science Guy: The Quiz

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Our Beakman's World quiz was a hit, so we thought we'd spread the love and embrace the other major kid's science show. How much do you know about Bill Nye the Science Guy?

Name the Athletes Who've Hosted Saturday Night Live Since 1991

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be hosting Saturday Night Live on May 5th. He joins a pretty long list of athlete hosts that includes O.J. Simpson, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, and Walter Payton. Since 1991, if you don't count Jeff Gordon or The Rock, 13 different athletes have hosted SNL. How many can you name in five minutes? (Hint: A few Olympians are involved.)

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In 1973, NASA launched Skylab, the first American space station. Three successive crews lived and worked there for more than 171 days. Knowing a call to the fire department would accomplish precious little from outer space, NASA and Honeywell Internation

In 1973, NASA launched Skylab, the first American space station. Three successive crews lived and worked there for more than 171 days. Knowing a call to the fire department would accomplish precious little from outer space, NASA and Honeywell International, Inc., developed an alarm system that would alert the station’s crew to smoke or fire. The smoke detector used on the space station is the same kind that is now found in 90 percent of U.S. homes.

<em>Call of the Wild</em> author Jack London ran for mayor of Oakland, California, on a socialist party ticket in 1901 and 1905. He lost both times.

Call of the Wild author Jack London ran for mayor of Oakland, California, on a socialist party ticket in 1901 and 1905. He lost both times.

5 Questions: "Ash" at the Beginning

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Like donkeys or pigs, snakes are one of those animals you never really expect to see airborne. But Singapore’s Paradise Tree Snake can do just that: flying (or, rather, falling gracefully) from tree to tree. By sucking in its belly and making a U-shape

Snakes are one of those animals you never really expect to see airborne, but Singapore’s Paradise Tree Snake can do just that, flying (or, rather, falling gracefully) from tree to tree. By sucking in its belly and making a U-shape with the length of its body, the tree snake can create its own parachute, allowing it to soar 100 yards or more. Sadly, the snakes aren’t blessed with corresponding landing gear and tend to crash clumsily. 

Before finishing his education, earning a doctorate, and inventing the sport basketball, Dr. James Naismith was a high school dropout.

Before finishing his education, earning a doctorate, and inventing the sport basketball, Dr. James Naismith was a high school dropout.

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