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17 Tweets That Prove Cats Are as Weird as They Are Adorable

Cats. Humans can totally live without them, but it seems we don’t want to: they’re cute, they’re funny, and maybe we’re hoping that if we feed them they’ll ultimately decide not to murder us in our sleep. The 17 tweets below prove that we’re right to be worried, because the little floofs among us are...

Japan’s Wisteria Gardens are Breatakingly Beautiful

Spring is in the air all around, and after a long and dreary winter, it’s truly a delight to see all of nature in bloom again. This time of year is truly a magical season, but it’s especially gorgeous in Japan. There’s a natural tendency for most of us to think of cherry blossom when...

In the 1980s, the Media Didn’t Think It Could Get Worse Than Dungeons & Dragons

File Under: Everything Old Is New Again In the 1980s, the U.S. and Canada were experiencing a moral panic surrounding the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons. Now the purview of series nerds everywhere, back then the game was tenuously connected to and blamed for a rash of teen suicides and even a few murders. When...

Avett Ray is a Blind, 7-Year-Old, Self-Taught Pianist, and He Is Incredible

Sarah Moore could not believe what she was hearing. Her 11-month old boy had toddled up to the keyboard in their home near Dayton, OH, and plinked out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” It wasn’t the fact that he knew the song that surprised her – Moore knew her son had a toy that played the...

Scientists Have Managed to Partially Revive the Brains of Dead Pigs Hours After They Were Killed

THE END IS HERE. It’s all there, right in the title: scientists have managed to partially revive the brains of dead pigs, hours after they were killed. Oh god. While your brain swims with images of pig zombies coming to seek revenge on us all, let me try to explain the science. A research team...

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The ‘Overheard New York’ Instagram Account Is Hilariously on Point

I’m not sure why it took someone this long to come up with this brilliant idea, but at least we have it now, right? The Instagram account Overheard New York is exactly what it sounds like, and that’s a good thing. No, it’s a great thing. Because who doesn’t love New York, New Yorkers, and the things...

Guinness Beer Is Getting Rid of All Their Plastic Packaging

One of the most famous beer brands in the entire world is taking a big environmental step: they’re ditching plastic in their packaging in favor of a more sustainable alternative. The manufacturer of Guinness, Diageo, announced that they’re getting rid of their plastic beer packaging and will replace it with cardboard that is 100% recyclable...

15 States Where You Can Legally Fire Someone for Being LGBTQ

Believe it or not, there are still places in the United States – in 2019! – where there are no protections in place keeping gay people from being fired from their jobs for simply being who they are. These 15 states below offer no protection at all for LGBT people from being terminated from employment....

Caffeine May Cause Headaches – Also, Caffeine May Help Headaches

Before you reach for a cup of coffee to alleviate your headache, did you know caffeine could actually make it worse? Yes, we all want fast relief, but here’s the thing: not all headaches are created equal. Most pain relievers do contain a small dose of caffeine, though, so…where does that leave us, exactly? Before...

15 Eating Sins So Bad They Scarred Witnesses for Life

There are some things that should just never be eaten together. Items you would never, not in a million years, even put next to each other on a plate, so when you see them that way, you almost can’t quite make sense of it. It can scar you. These 15 people have lived to tell...