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6 Creepy Animal Behaviors That Science Can't Explain. Animals do a lot of strange things: dogs will go after their own butts for hours, some fish fly and if some people are to be believed, sheep have the amazing ability to attract New Zealanders and Scotsmen.

6 Creepy Animal Behaviors That Science Can't Explain

But there are some things about the animal world that leave the smartest of us scratching their heads in puzzlement saying, "Fucked if I know... " One of the major things that separate humans from animals is that most lower life forms have an intense will to live. Unless they are defending their babies or food, most animals will prefer to run off than fight, because life is precious. Plus, given the fact that most don't really appear to be all that self aware, the likelihood of goth hamsters and emo pigeons seems pretty thin. Then why do some animals just up and decide to off themselves sometimes?

And lets not forget Jatinga, India, where hundreds of birds from several species dive into the ground to kill themselves every year. Mind = Blown. 5 Mind Blowing Things Crowds Do Better Than Experts. There's nothing stupider than a crowd.

5 Mind Blowing Things Crowds Do Better Than Experts

Take an average, intelligent person and put him in an emergency and he'll likely remain calm and await instructions. - Free Speech: Use It or Lose It. California woman swears off mirrors for a year. Kjerstin Gruys likes her legs now — and the feel of her cheeks as she applies makeup.

California woman swears off mirrors for a year

Even perfumes smell better, she says, since she stopped looking in mirrors six months ago. Last March, the 28-year-old PhD student embarked on a year-long project, banning herself from gazing at her own reflection — no mirrors, no reflective surface at all. Denied access to her own reflection Gruys says she has become happier with her own appearance. She’s paying less attention to her soft tummy, which used to consume her. And she’s started to admire her strong legs, earned from years of running. Gruys, who suffered from eating disorders in high school and college, blames mirrors for many body image issues. Too many women are obsessed with their image, she says, quoting a British study that revealed that women spend the equivalent of five days each year staring, often critically, at their own reflection.

She later posted on her blog, “At some point my dress search stopped being fun. 6 Things You Won't Believe Animals Do Just Like Us. Life Hacks. Revolution in America. : 6 Beneficial Things They Made You Stop Doing in School. It's easy to think of a classroom as a battle of wills between kids who want to dick around all day and teachers who actually want to make them learn.

6 Beneficial Things They Made You Stop Doing in School

But it's not that simple. A lot of the things that will get you yelled at in a classroom are, in fact, beneficial to learning. They're just really annoying to other people (and the teacher). Consider this the next time you hear ... #6. Getty Teachers must look at the cell phone as the modern plague on their profession. How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= ‎"><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly.

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No need to press that hard, but a little pressure is necessary. necessary. Cellphone Battery Designed To Fail At First Drop Of Water? Human-Body-Facts-2-copy.jpg (JPEG Image, 620x8050 pixels) 25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names: Pics, Videos, Links, News. Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism. 8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance. The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.Bruce E.

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

LevineAlterNet Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it. A 2010 Gallup poll asked Americans “Do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?” How exactly has American society subdued young Americans? 1. Today in the United States, two-thirds of graduating seniors at four-year colleges have student-loan debt, including over 62 percent of public university graduates.

The Acceleration of Addictiveness. July 2010.

The Acceleration of Addictiveness

YooouuuTuuube. 5 Insane Ways Words Can Control Your Mind. On some level we already know that language shapes the way we think.

5 Insane Ways Words Can Control Your Mind

We're automatically more afraid to fight a guy named Jack Savage than somebody named Peewee Nipplepuss, even if we've never seen either of them before. It's totally illogical, but you probably run into an example of that every day, and don't notice it. While we tend to think words are just sounds we make to express ideas, science is finding that language is more like a fun house mirror, warping what we see in mind-blowing ways.

For instance ... Speaking English Makes Us More Likely to Blame People. The NASA Space Pen. In this week's Friday funny, journalist and author Eugene Byrne looks at an amusing urban legend much beloved of engineers, and frequently used in management seminars because of its powerful moral about overcomplicated solutions.

The NASA Space Pen

The story In the 1960s, the story goes, NASA realised that astronauts would need a special pen for recording data, instrument readings etc. when in space. This pen would have to be capable of writing upside-down, in zero gravity, and in extremely high and low temperatures. NASA enlisted some of the finest minds in the country and set them to work.

After much trial and error, years of work, and the expenditure of 1.5 million dollars, they finally succeeded in developing a space pen. The truth. What You'll Wish You'd Known. January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school.

What You'll Wish You'd Known

I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. What will you say to high school students? So I asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school? People-about-religion-atheism-18482548-1280-805.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280x805 pixels) - Scaled (78. Industry veteran: LimeWire pirates were iTunes’ best customers. How to Disagree. March 2008 The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and increasingly they do—in comment threads, on forums, and in their own blog posts. JPG Dump. SETI infographic. Amazing we breathe the air molecules of our ancestors the great and infamous. One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 9: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Webjournal.

One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 9 One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 9: False Positives Suppose that we have a test for a disease that is 98% accurate: if one has the disease, the test comes back "yes" 98% of the time (and "no" 2% of the time), and if one does not have the disease, the test comes back "no" 98% of the time (and "yes" 2% of the time).

Suppose further that 0.5% of people--one out of every two hundred--actually has the disease. Your test comes back "yes. " Infoverse - octomatics. One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 7: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Webjournal. One Hundred Interesting Mathematical Calculations, Number 7. Angular_Form.jpg (JPEG Image, 3011x2261 pixels) - Scaled (23%) ‪Synchronisation‬‏ Ten Fun Facts Of The Week. MJ-Infographic-2-Final-.jpg (JPEG Image, 560x6000 pixels) 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating.

“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. 5 Seemingly Innocent Ways You Risk Your Identity Every Day. Math Isn't Just Computation. So Why Is That All We Teach? - Education. Left handed products store for left handers - All kind of left handed items. [Infographic] Combating Mass Incarceration - The Facts. June 17, 2011 The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world's largest incarcerator. America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. Facts About Being Left-Handed [PIC] Seth Godin: This is broken.

5 Unexpected Downsides of High Intelligence. Your Math and Physics Questions Answered. 5 Ancient Acts of War That Changed the Face of the Earth. Nothing motivates people like war. That's how the Great Wall of China got built--they were protecting themselves against enemies who lived to the north. But that wall is hardly the only time we've changed the face of the planet in the name of winning a war.

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