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Friday, October 20, 2017

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10 Modern Explorers Who Pushed The Limits

10 Modern Explorers Who Pushed The Limits

There are no blank spots left on the map, no uncharted mountain ranges or unknown expanses of the oceans and seas. We’ve sent humans to all four corners of the globe and launched satellites above the sky to photograph the most remote and inaccessible areas of the planet. The explorers of old aren’t quite extinct,

Top 10 Signs Of Evolution In Modern Man

Top 10 Signs Of Evolution In Modern Man

Through history, as natural selection played its part in the development of modern man, many of the useful functions and parts of the human body become unnecessary. What is most fascinating is that many of these parts of the body still remain in some form so we can see the progress of evolution. This list

10 Extinct or Nearly Extinct Colors

10 Extinct or Nearly Extinct Colors

The world we live in is a colorful place (except in our dreams, which are mostly black and white, which is odd when you stop to think about it). Though we are surrounded by color and new colors are invented all the time, some colors have completely disappeared from our lives, or are very rare,

10 Astounding Medical Achievements

10 Astounding Medical Achievements

Over the last 150 years, the field of medicine has accomplished many astonishing things. Some of these medical achievements are well-known and celebrated—antibiotics, vaccines, and organ transplants, for example. This is a list of ten recent success stories in the world of medical science, which—whether through pioneering technology or sheer staggering effort—has accomplished things that

10 Odd Scientific Facts About Emotions

10 Odd Scientific Facts About Emotions

While emotions can seem like the most un-scientific part of the human experience, it’s well established that science has a pretty decent understanding of how emotional responses are produced. Certain areas of the brain light up when subjects are exposed to emotional stimuli, causing the assigned glands to secrete certain compounds that produce specific emotional

10 Heroes Who Stood Up To Dictators And Genocide

10 Heroes Who Stood Up To Dictators And Genocide

Many people think history’s greatest humanitarian was Oskar Schindler. The German businessman selflessly saved over 1,200 Jews from the ravages of the Holocaust—a feat that later spawned a book and an Oscar-winning film. Awesome as he was, though, Schindler was far from unique. We’ve already told you about John Rabe, the “Oskar Schindler of China.”

10 Lifesaving Heroes From Around The World

10 Lifesaving Heroes From Around The World

We tend to think of heroes as wearing capes and hurtling through the sky, but real heroes are all around us, wearing everyday clothes and working mundane jobs like the rest of us. We honor police, firefighters, and soldiers all the time in parades and holidays, but there are so many other heroes—good Samaritans in

Top 10 People Robbed of the Nobel Prize

Top 10 People Robbed of the Nobel Prize

The Nobel prize for peace. It is a controversial award having been granted to many who seemingly don’t deserve it, and not granted to those who do. This list looks at ten people who were robbed of the prize. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic who died in 2008. From 1939 to 1945, she personally

15 Cases of Penis Removal

15 Cases of Penis Removal

[WARNING: contains graphic images. NSFW] Penis removal is a subject that needs little explanation. The best-known scenario is that of an abused sexual partner taking sudden revenge (yes, John and Lorena Bobbitt are on the list), but the field is far wider than that, as we shall see. This list is based on Wikipedia’s article

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