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6 Things You Won't Believe Animals Do Just Like Us

6 Things You Won't Believe Animals Do Just Like Us
Being a human is a pretty sweet gig, all things considered. We've got opposable thumbs so dexterous they could start their own Cirque du Soleil troupe and brains so ripped our skulls can barely contain them. But before you grab your dog and give him a triumphant "IN YOUR (FAITHFUL, ADORABLE) FACE!" you should know that some of the traits and behaviors that make us human are also demonstrated by other animals. Animals that apparently think they're people. #6. What to name a baby is one of the first things that expecting parents obsess about. GettyAll babies look alike, even Theobold Pimpmeister here. And more than that, individual names also make humans special. "Never mind, Christine. Except the talking animals depicted in Disney movies aren't so far off the mark, at least when it comes to a few select species. Wait, what? Dolphins, crows, primates and parrots have all been observed using unique calls when they want the attention of specific members of their groups. Getty"GWAAK! Getty"Hi! Related:  1world wonders

: 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Quitting Drinking The first thing to go during detoxification is the mind. It starts to wander. Short-term memory misfires. The simplest tasks will require as much focus as defusing a time bomb. Shit, where do you put the mustard? There was a day in the first week of my own detoxification when I walked into the living room four times in a row to get my phone, but each time I forgot to pick it up. Part of this lack of focus is because you're constantly tired from the insomnia/nightmare combination, part of it is the nervous system not having the security blanket of booze it's used to. The smallest things would irritate me into a full-blown rage. If each of those guns held a billion bullets, it wouldn't be enough. Some people in that situation may have a few people close to them who sympathize with what they're going through (assuming they connect the bad mood with the alcohol at all, and they may not if they've never tried to quit). That's when I'd find out that drinking was all we had in common. Almost.

6 Shockingly Affordable Sci-Fi Inventions #3. A Universal Translator VoxTec Price: $1,900 The fixer of many a plot hole, the universal translator is, in one way or another, a key element of pretty much every sci-fi movie released since the original Star Trek series. Voxtec Now, thanks to modern advancements, mankind has finally created a working universal translator. VoxTecNo matter how far you travel, you'll be able to prank call the locals. You just set it to the language of the person you're speaking to and its voice-recognition software figures out what you just said, drawing from a huge list of phrases in the other language (you can download up to 100,000 phrases), then broadcasts it to whoever you're conversing with. Combine the Phraselator with Wikipedia for slightly delayed omnipotence. #2. Vuzix Price: $1,899 Augmented reality, or AR for short, is in a way leaps and bounds beyond virtual reality; instead of just sticking your head inside a video game, AR technology blends the real world and digital objects in real time. #1.

7 Things 'Good Parents' Do (That Screw Up Kids For Life) It seems like it's close to impossible to raise a normal child these days, what with the violent video games and the 4chan and the childhood obesity. But if the latest research is to be believed, even the good stuff we thought we were doing for our kids is ruining them. Yes, as it turns out the most innocent things we do to our kids every day can fuck them up worse than having the Joker shoot their parents in front of them. Giving Your Kids a Creative Name You'd Think... You want your kid to be special. But in Reality... You have just sent your flesh and blood straight into the middle of a massive man-rape in the prison shower. Although, Steve Buscemi played a serial killer named Garland in Con Air, so we guess that's maybe half a point? The theory is that the additional attention garnered by odd and unusual names can cause peer ridicule and discrimination in the workforce, which tends to result in a few thousand Alecs and Prestons stealing toilet paper from the gas station. Empathy Man!

m.disclose January 26, 2015 - A “lost world” never seen or touched by mankind before has been discovered by a group of scientists using a hot-water drill and underwater robotic vehicles to break through the Antarctic ice shelf. Jim Morrison once said that in this world, there are things known and unknown, and in between are the doors. But in this in this case, it would appear that it was a sheet of ice separating man from one of his last great discoveries. Yahoo! News reports that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln team cut through the ice and discovered a huge quantity of strange looking fish and other “unworldly” creatures going about their daily business in the freezing dark of this strange underwater kingdom. It’s the first time scientists have been able to explore this exotic, alien world which exists in what they term the “grounding zone,” but to you or I, is simply the place where the ice shelf meets the sea floor.

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. 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. Getty"You can have it back at the end of the semester, if it doesn't sell on eBay." But teachers have a reason to hate texting above even other high-tech time-wasters like portable games. Everybody should stop and take a deep breath, because texting actually improves both your language skills and your ability to pay attention in class. Getty"Holly balls, I understand calculus!" Wait, What? Yes, you read that right. Mark van LaereIt's not Hemingway, but it is a form of literacy. Sounds counter-intuitive? #5. Right. #4.

Quitting Smoking: 6 Things You Notice About the Stupid World Video Game Sports CPU Opponents are Cheating Assholes I have to keep myself distracted. When it comes to killing time during withdrawal, active is better than passive. I need something to keep the brain and hands occupied. Avoid 'Friends' marathons during recovery Hey. I'm not a huge fan of hockey, but the game NHL 2011 for the Xbox 360 is one of the best sports titles I've played in years. My entire roster looks exactly like this. But even with all of these modifications, the computer scored a goal in the final 18 seconds of the game (I had pulled my own goalie so I'd have six skaters) making it 121 to one. I have nicotine patches. Got to get out of the apartment. Later, I was in line at Walmart waiting for the person in front of me to pay and get the fuck out of my way. I picture all parents as Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds. As he slid one of the customer's boxes across the scanner, he looked down, smiled and said, "Oh, strawberry waffles. "Please. Make it count Using the patches now.

The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS) After millennia of research, experts still don't know very much about the human brain. As such, most of what you have picked up on the subject from pop culture is just laughably wrong. In fact, we'll bet you even heard some or all of these brain myths in school at some point ... #6. What you heard: It's the reason Homer Simpson gets stupider every season, and it's what your mom warned you about when you got caught sneaking a beer from dad's stash when you were 13: Every beer you drink kills something like a million brain cells and makes you permanently stupider. Getty"Goodbye, Algebra 2!" The truth: Let's get this out of the way now -- too much alcohol does a whole host of horrible shit to just about every organ in your body. Getty"Asleep" isn't the same as "brain damaged." The whole idea of alcohol destroying your brain actually dates back to the temperance movement in America, circa 1830. Plenty of people believed it -- it just seems like common sense that beer destroys the brain. #5. #4.

5 Reasons Immortality Would be Worse than Death If you're reading this, congratulations on having achieved the primary goal with which we begin each day: You have avoided death. We're big on this idea of not dying. We love stories of immortal vampires and invincible superheroes, each of us wishing on some level that was us. If we didn't have to worry about death, we could finally get shit done. But could we? Evolution Will Turn You Into a Freak Contrary to what many people believe, humans are still evolving. Science has no idea where future mutations might lead us by that point, so it's anyone's guess what your neighbors will look like in the future. Their bodies and brains are going to continue to adapt to an ever-changing world. One thing we do know: You won't be getting any lovin'. Basically, it's nature's complicated "the triangle doesn't go in the square hole" law, with a bunch of subset rules that will kill off your children if you decide to take a hammer to the triangle. Nobody Can Ever Find Out Sounds pretty sweet, right?

10 Space Myths We Need to Stop Believing Why you shouldn’t get your facts from Hollywood. 1. We explode in space Like many of the myths that will follow, this idea was mostly created by Hollywood. Exposure to space will definitely kill you, but not instantly and not in such a visceral way. 2. Venus is often referred to as our twin but this shouldn’t give you the impression that it is exactly like our planet. 3. The Sun is actually glowing, not burning. 4. Ask anyone to draw a Sun and they will immediately reach for the yellow crayon. Thing is, though, that we see it yellow thanks to our atmosphere. Regardless, we don’t need to see the Sun to know what color it is because we can tell from the temperature. 5. At a glance, this one seems logical enough. What isn’t a myth, however, is the idea that the Earth is sometimes closer and sometimes further away from the Sun. 6. Again, something we’ve talked about, but it is mentioned often so it bears repeating. 7. Movies rarely get sound right in space. 8. 9. 10.

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. The threads on the jeans then will very effectively both fix any tiny bends in the blades that inevitably happen and will also sharpen the blades on your shaver cartidge. 2) How to make your teeth whiter Baking soda makes a good teeth whitener. 1.

5 Ways 'Common Sense' Lies To You Everyday The Regression Fallacy You'll Hear it As: "If this cock ring isn't lucky, then how come I got that new job when I was wearing it?" How It Screws Us: Human beings are hardwired to see patterns. But misfires in pattern recognition create all sorts of weirdness, particularly in the form of superstition. It Gets Worse... A great example of The Regression Fallacy is the alleged "Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx." The Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx is a supposed curse where athletes who appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated will then become terrible or have a run of bad luck afterward (there's a similar belief about Madden Football). That's why they call it the Regression Fallacy, because any trend is going to regress back to where it normally is. "I know I was a heroin addict, but this is different. In every day life, people use Special Pleading to make them feel less guilty about doing shitty things. We'll slow down with the food references, now.

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