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There’s a Secret Way You Can Request Content on Disney+

First, let’s just acknowledge that from Star Wars to Marvel to new animated movies to beloved 90s classics, Disney+ really brought its A-game, content-wise. It would take any self-respecting Disney lover literal years to watch everything worth viewing on Disney+. If you want to request a show/film for Disney Plus it’s in the help section....

5 Ways Having a Baby in Your 30s Is Different Than It Is in Your 20s

I can’t say what it would have been like to have a baby in my 20s, because I was almost 40 when I brought each of my two little boys into the world. That said, I can personally vouch for half of these – they definitely describe giving birth and tackling motherhood in your thirties!...

Orangutan Granted “Non-Human Personhood” Status Retires to a Florida Refuge

In 2014, an Argentinian court ruled that Sandra, then a twenty-something orangutan, was not merely an animal, but a non-human “person” who deserves to enjoy rights similar to those enjoyed by humans. It meant, among other things, that she could no longer be owned or shown in a zoo because she has rights and interests...

Prehistoric Mammoth Traps Discovered Outside of Mexico City

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has revealed at a press conference that ancient traps containing the remains of 14 woolly mammoths were uncovered in Mexico. At least 15,000 years old, the traps were discovered in Tultepec, a city approximately 25 miles north of Mexico City. Named “Tultepec II,” the site has been...

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7 Smol and Cute Facts About the Mouse Deer (Chevrotain)

Recently, a species of Chevrotain that had not been seen for over 30 years was spotted in Vietnam, and no one can get over how little and adorable these creatures are. Rightfully so. If the mouse deer is your new obsession and you’re curious to know more, well, we’ve got you covered. 7. They have...

Magnetars Are a Magnet So Strong, They Could Tear Your Body Apart

Some magnets are so weak they can barely keep a photo on the refrigerator. Meanwhile, there are magnetars: the strongest known magnets in the universe. Sadly, you can’t buy these at your local grocery store. A magnetar is a type of neutron star with an unbelievably powerful magnetic field. Though they have the strongest magnetic...

What Goes into Food Around the World

Every country and culture is connected to their food in intimate, evolving, and important ways – which is to say, we all put that special something into our food that makes us who we are. It connects us as a people, defines us in some ways to the people coming in from the outside, and...

This Video of Baby Owls Could Help Explain Alien Sightings

I have maintained for some time – on the record, mind you – that birds are straight from hell and should be avoided at all costs. This post, I do believe, only buoys my argument. Before we get to the most recent video, however, I would like to enter into the record these images of...

15 People Sound off on What They Think Should Be Free, but Isn’t

This is an interesting question that should cause everyone to think. Logically, morally, humanely, what should be free but isn’t? Health care? Childcare? Shelter? Water? AskReddit users weighed in on this interesting question. Check out their responses below. 1. That’s pretty insane that you have to pay. “Parking at hospitals.” 2. This drives me nuts....