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Whether it’s the deep tones of magenta or barely tinted carnation, the color pink is, for better or for worse, associated with femininity. This wasn't always the case. In fact, it was once the opposite. In 1918, an article from a trade publication called Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department, declared that, since it was derived from red, “Pink is for the boys,...
We all have our own bitter painful memories of getting stung by bees in our childhood. Although more than often all the blame of this stinging is put on the honey bees, what we do not know is that honey bees are gentle herbivorous insects that only sting in self defense. Most of those road side stingers were actually...
                                                             Section 498 A ”Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which...
Have you ever noticed that the watches and clocks found in product photographs and advertisements usually show the time 10:10? If you haven’t, pay attention the next time you’re flipping through a publication and come across a watch ad—the rule is almost always true. If you have noticed this, do you know why 10:10 is the default time for watch...
Suppose that you were asked if you are a nationalist or a patriot, what would you say? Would you even know the difference? Perhaps you will say that they are both one and the same thing that got twisted by the intellectuals to serve their ‘ulterior’ motives. You will be partly correct in your assessment, yes, the difference was...
Stare at the back of your iPhone long enough and you may begin to question the significance behind that peculiar row of symbols appearing near the bottom. What do they mean? Is it a secret Apple language that will eventually replace our alphabet? The truth is out there. And significantly less sinister. Here’s what you’re really looking at. • The “FC”...
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You’ve just taken a devil’s food cake out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool. Moment by moment, your house fills with the unmistakable, diet-crushing aroma of chocolate, and your mouth fills with watery saliva. As chemist Hadi Fares explains in the video above, saliva has a number of functions, but the one that’s relevant here...
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// We like to pretend otherwise, but farting is a fact of life—a necessity even. Eating and digesting food introduces gas into your digestive tract, and farting releases it. If you couldn’t fart, those gases would build up, steadily increasing the pressure inside your body. You’ve seen what happens to an over-filled balloon, right? So...
// A credit card’s magnetic stripe may have been cutting edge technology in the 1970s, but nowadays it’s a major point of vulnerability. Using illegal card readers, criminals are able to easily scan or copy the information kept on the card's stripe. If your credit card company has called to ask whether you bought...
The night sky over Mt. Doom may be the most beautiful sight the heavens afford. The mountains of Tongariro National Park on the North Island of New Zealand served as the home of Sauron and foundry of the One Ring in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, and there is little human development there. On the night I...