The Top 10 Science Stories of 2016
It's been a big year.... READ ON
Weird Science
15 Hirsute Alternatives to Bigfoot
Get your yowies, agogwes, yetis, and mogollons right here.... READ ON
10 Gooey Facts About Milky Way Bars
The candy bar was not named after the galaxy.... READ ON
Big Question
What's the Oldest Object Ever Found?
Hint: It wasn't made by humans.... READ ON
Neanderthals Used a Chemistry Trick to Start Fires 50,000 Years Ago
Neanderthals may have been craftier than we give them credit for.... READ ON
We May Have Split from Our Ape Relatives 2 Million Years Earlier Than Thought
Fossil evidence suggests the evolutionary split between humans and other apes happened 2 million years earlier than previously believed.... READ ON
War for Scarce Resources Didn't Kill Off Easter Islanders, Study Says
Analysis of the “spear points” scattered across the island shows they may actually have been household tools.... READ ON
6 'Penis Panics' Around the World
How could hundreds of healthy men suddenly become convinced that their penises are disappearing?... READ ON
World’s Oldest Tea Found in Chinese Tomb
A Han Dynasty emperor was buried with tea leaves 2150 years ago.... READ ON
6 Rules for Touching Humans, Based on Science
Rule #3: Touch is a language too.... READ ON
Take a Virtual Tour of Paris's Newly-Renovated Museum of Mankind
After six years, the institution has finally re-opened its doors to the public.... READ ON
Early Humans Probably Didn’t Get Much Sleep
Industrialization may not have changed our sleeping habits that much, a new study argues.... READ ON
Homo Naledi's Bones Were Made For Walking … and Climbing
The small-brained creature's feet and hands show an intriguing mix of modern and primitive.... READ ON
Archaeologists Discovered Fully Dressed 350-Year-Old Body
Noblewoman Louise de Quengo was still fully clothed in a wool dress, cape, bonnet, and shoes.... READ ON
Mary, Queen of Scots Not a Murderer, Inquiry Finds
Just 450 years after the fact.... READ ON
Get Entangled With History's Longest Beard
If a beard signifies wisdom, Hans Langseth must've been the most enlightened man in history.... READ ON

It took three people to compose “The Hokey Pokey." Roland Lawrence “Larry” LaPrise, Charles Macack, and Taft Baker wrote the tune in 1949 to entertain tired skiers at nightclubs in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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