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18 Animals With Ridiculously Misleading Names. Where Did They Come Up With These?

It often feels like everyone in the world is out to trick you. If you think you’re getting a good deal on something, chances are you getting swindled in another way. Of course, we like to use that to our advantage when, say, we turn 29 for the third time. As it turns out, you can’t even trust animals to tell you the truth anymore. Especially these critters who are all lying to us with their misleading names. Take a look. 1.) Flying Lemurs Flickr They are neither […]

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In India, There Is A Gigantic Tree That Is Bigger Than A Walmart Store.

In India, there is a species of tree known as a banyan. These trees have a unique root system that can take up a lot of space. The roots grow out horizontally, spreading the tree out. Near Kolkata, there is a giant banyan tree that uses its roots to stretch out across the land. In fact, it’s so big, it actually takes up more space than an average Walmart store. It’s hard to believe, but when you see the tree for yourself, you’ll understand. This may look […]

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The Footage Of This Guy’s Calf Cramp Is Absolutely Ridiculous

There’s nothing quite as horrid as waking up in the middle of the night with a massive cramp. The pain is intense, and the visual that comes along with it is never pleasant. Watching your muscles seize up is typically akin to watching alien nonsense happen in sci-fi flicks. And the video that this guy captured of his calf cramp is a doozy. He was out playing ultimate Frisbee, and when he got home, insanity ensued. (via Reddit) Someone get this dude a banana! A little potassium […]

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Chris Hayes: Marco Rubio says climate has always changed

Liberals usually find themselves frustrated when they encounter climate change doubters who just won’t accept that the planet is warming (or cooling) and refuse to accept that the science is settled. (The Associated Press has even advised its reporters to use the term, “those who reject mainstream climate science.”) MSNBC host Christopher Hayes admits that he just doesn’t know what to do with Sen. Marco Rubio’s outrageous claim that the climate has always been changing. So you could call Rubio a believer in climate change. That’s a […]

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The Reason She Refuses To Dye Her Gray Hairs Is Something Everyone Should Hear

The old adage about not judging a book by its cover may be a cliche, but it’s also very true. Many of us make quick assumptions about other people based on their appearances, and some are even cruel enough to insult them about their looks. It’s hard to ignore the hurtful things that others say to us, but one woman’s response to an online bully is incredibly empowering. After food blogger Rachel Farnsworth received a nasty comment on her website one day about her gray hairs, she […]

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12 Tips And Tricks You Should Use When Shopping Online To Save Big Time

Where do you go to find the best deals? Odds are, you’re not going into a store first. More than ever, people are combing The Web for the best prices on everything from clothing to technology. In fact, in 2015 alone, e-commerce sales totaled more than $300 billion. But with so many stores trying to woo you and your dollars, there’s so much false advertising…so how do you know you’re really getting the best deal? Well, look no further than this list — we’ll tell you where […]

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This Tornado Footage Looks Like CGI, But It’s Totally Real And Completely Terrifying

When it comes to taking unnecessary risks, chasing storms and tornados ranks right up there with taunting lions. That being said, storm chasing is still a terrifying hobby for some and a lucrative profession for others. If you think that job sounds like a joke, just wait until you check out the video below. These storm chasers found themselves just yards away from a massive tornado in Wray, Colorado, earlier this week…and they were running low on gas. That looks like something out of a movie. View […]

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These Sounds From Ancient Stars Are Pretty Freaky

In space, no one can hear you scream because it’s a vacuum, and sound — as we know it here on Earth — can’t travel through nothing. However, that doesn’t mean there are no other sounds. In fact there’s a whole field dedicated to researching the hidden sounds of the universe. It’s called asteroseismology. Asteroseismologists measure the vibrations of stars. The frequency at which different stars vibrate can give scientists an incredible amount of data about what each star is made of. These vibrations can also be […]

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