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We Think These Are 15 of the Most Annoying Songs Ever

Sure, music is subjective and all of that, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to come to a consensus on what’s not great than on what is. And since that’s the case, may we humbly submit these 15 songs for the “worst ever” category. 15. “We are the World,” by USA for Africa....

Doctors Are Outraged by Study That Ranks Endometriosis Patients by How “Hot” They Are

Imagine you have a painful, debilitating disease that’s hard to get doctors to even take seriously, never mind work with you to treat. Well, you’re envisioning having endometriosis – a thickening of bleeding tissue in a woman’s pelvis that can attack at any time of the month. Now, imagine that the doctors who are supposed to...

Oscar Meyer Debuts a Hot Dog Flavored Ice Cream Sandwich

Don’t you love when companies take two good things, like hot dogs and ice cream, and combine them into one horrific thing? Introducing the “ice dog sandwich,” a new dessert from none other than Oscar Mayer. The brand collaborated with Il Laboratorio Del Gelato to create the ice dog sandwich, which consists of hot dog-flavored...

One More Reason to Embrace Being Lazy: It’s Good for the Earth

In 2019, it’s not so unusual to have days where you only have to leave the sofa for pee breaks because entertainment, food, and social interaction all come to us via the internet. There are downsides to the new normal for many, but there’s also one big upside: it’s reducing our energy usage. A new...

Scientists Finally Figured out Why Some Squirrels Have Black Fur

If you’re lucky enough to live in certain regions of the U.S. or the U.K., you may have spotted squirrels that are black instead of gray. These unusual animals have been a bit of a mystery, but now scientists have figured out why they have such an odd color. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge...

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Cats Know Their Names Just As Well As Dogs Do, Researchers Say

It’s common knowledge that cats and dogs respond very differently to their names. Dogs can be counted on to come running on command, while cats will frequently ignore you completely. But it turns out that cats do recognize and react to their names, according to new research. Researchers in Japan conducted a series of experiments to study...

Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand the Real Dangers of Vaping

It’s hard to drive or walk by a high school without noticing kids puffing out plumes of smoke. It’s hard, even in places that have banned cigarettes, to make it through a meal or a movie without a fruity-smelling cloud emanating from somewhere in the room. View this post on Instagram Ça sent le roussi...

Guys Tries to Dissuade His Friend from Buying a Purebred Pug by Showing Him a Skull Comparison

When NoNienNietNon‘s friend expressed a desire to own a purebred pug, he went all out in trying to convince him otherwise – by showing him the cruel differences between a pug skull and the skulls of other, less bred dogs. fuck intentionally breeding physical deformities into animals for the sake of vanity There are plenty...

Navy SEAL Trains Dogs to Run Toward and Attack School Shooters

As families across the United States start a new school year, thoughts of when the next school shooting will occur mar the usual optimistic anticipation. Many conversations center around prevention, gun laws and protection. What will it take to make sure another shooting, like the ones at Highlands Ranch STEM or Stoneman Douglas High School,...

Women in West Africa Are Recycling Plastic Garbage into Bricks for Schoolhouses

Each year, the world produces over 300 million tons of plastic, much of which quickly goes into the trash where it takes centuries to decompose. In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, women are putting plastic garbage to good use by turning it into bricks to build schools, New York Times reports. Many women in Abidjan make a living...