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Ten/10 Disgusting Facts About The Human Body

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VideoSift shared a two/2 minutes and 52 seconds musical YouTube video showing the Ten/"10 Disgusting Facts About The Human Body -- We've all got a body, now find out just how disgusting it can be, by reading 10 disgusting facts about the human body.

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(Earth)Quake: Facts and/& Fantasy

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DriedOrange shared an educational article titled "Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy".

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What are those floaty things in your eye?

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VideoSift shared an educational four/4 minutes YouTube video showing the answers to "What are those floaty things in your eye? ...

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How often do you get your physical exam(ination)s?

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Why Do Rivers Curve?

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VideoSift shared an educational 2.5+ minutes YouTube video showing "Why Do Rivers Curve?"

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Adorable Animals Hanging Out with Robots: A Brief History

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HardOCP shared a Yahoo! Tech article on "Adorable Animals Hanging Out with Robots: A Brief History ..."

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Ten/10 Movie Myths People Actually Believe

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Dorkly shared a musical three minutes and 33 seconds » read more | login to post comments

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Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other's Butts?

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VideoSift shared a two/2 minutes and 28 seconds YouTube video showing "Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other's Butts? ... We are getting to the bottom of one of the biggest quandaries in science: Why dogs sniff each other's butts..."

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29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

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Boing Boing shared a Business Insider article on "29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look -- They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell what they're saying.

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How Fireworks Work and The Chemistry of Fireworks

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HardOCP (#1 and #2) shared two YouTube videos

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Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots.

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VideoSift shared an over five/5 minutes YouTube video, also on TED's web site, showing "... The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots -- How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves?

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Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager’s Vintage Tech Keeps Running

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MicSauce's Reddit comment mentioned an old Wired article showing "Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running ... Launched in 1977, the probe is vintage space hardware. At more than 36 years old, or roughly a millennium in computer years, it's an impressive feat to have the spacecraft drifting through the material between stars. Looking at the machine's specs is a reminder of how far electronics have come in the intervening years..."

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Human Tears Under a Microscope Look Like Aerial Views of Earth

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Boing Boing shared a Wired article, with 12/twelve images, showing microscopic shots of human tears -- "... One day, instead of brushing the tears away, Fisher stopped to look at these droplets and an idea sprung up. What if she photographed the tears under a microscope? What would they show? Would each one be different?

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New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee/Urinate

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Hurf?Durf's Boing Boing comment mentioned an old National Geographic's Newswatch article on "New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee -- Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds..."

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Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

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National Public Radio (NPR) report that "As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.

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Pison eu, Colon grossum -- A list of snicker-worthy taxonomic names.

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Boing Boing shared Joe Rojas-burke's blog showing a list of many snicker-worthy taxonomic names.

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The mystery of motion sickness ...

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VideoSift shared three/3 minutes and ten/10 seconds animated YouTube video showing "... Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren't exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a seemingly simple problem that's still without a cure. And if you think it's bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut! Rose Eveleth explains what's happening in our bodies when we get the car sick blues..."

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Five/5 Holiday Lies You Believe

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VideoSift shared an almost 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "Five/5 Holiday Lies You Believe -- There are a bunch of facts surrounding the holiday season you probably believe to be true, but totally aren't!

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Five/5 Gun Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

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VideoSift shared a four/4 minutes and nine/9 seconds Cracked video showing "Five/5 Gun Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)".

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