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What Is Lucid Dreaming?

What would you do if there were no repercussions? What if the laws of nature couldn’t hold you back? Today we’ll answer the question: what is lucid dreaming? The Quick Answer Lucid dreaming is a state of dreaming in which the dreamer is aware that he or she is dreaming. Not all lucid dreaming includes the […]

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What Causes Hiccups?

Did you ever have a case of synchronous diaphragmatic flutter? Sounds pretty serious, right? Well, it’s not. Synchronous diaphragmatic flutter, also known as SDF, is the medical term for a simple case of the hiccups. Most people will experience them at one time or another, but what causes hiccups? That’s what we’ve come here to […]

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10 Awesomely Weird Houses

From a house that walks, to an underground missel silo, people will live in some pretty weird houses. Let’s take a moment to salute these brave souls, who build their dreams with no concern for resale value. The Skinny House – Boston I know real estate prices in Boston are expensive, but who builds a house […]

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3D Photos Existed In The 19th Century

When we look at photographs from the 19th century, it’s easy to forget that the people being photographed lived in the same vibrant world we inhabit today. Regular black and white photos are for suckers.  Let’s take a peek into the past by combining a very old technology, stereographic photography, with a fairly new medium, […]

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Why Do We Yawn?

Yawning is something that all people do. In fact, yawning begins when a baby is still in utero. It’s not a strictly human act, and most mammals, and even some birds and reptiles also yawn. But why do we yawn? What is the function of a yawn, and why are yawns contagious? (Photo: rustyparts) No […]

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Why Are Flamingos Pink?

Ever wonder why flamingos are pink? Flamingos are known for their huge gatherings, posturing on one leg and, perhaps most of all, for their lovely pink coloring. But flamingos are not born with those lovely hues, and some of these birds are colored much more brightly than others. So what is it that causes flamingos to be […]

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10 Incredibly Weird Phobias

Researching weird phobias can become an obsession. Here we have a collection that is truly bizarre. From fears of the Great Mole Rat to the Fear of Puppy Dogs, these real life phobias are pretty scary on their own. Euphobia – The Fear of Good News Euphobia must be very difficult for friends and relatives of […]

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The 10 Strangest Aircraft Ever Invented

As it turns out, humans have made some pretty strange aircraft over the years. From inflatable planes to flying pancakes, here is a roundup of the most terrifying, insane, and experimental aircraft to take to the skies. The HZ1 Aerocycle Somebody take a picture. This is crazy It takes a very brave man to look […]