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35 Popular Old Sayings & Their Real Meanings You Had No Idea About

Have you ever wondered where old sayings like ‘turn a blind eye to’ or ‘burning the midnight oil’ come from? Some of the following sayings have a really sinister origin, and others are completely surprising. 35 Popular Old Sayings and Their Real Meanings “At the Drop of a Hat” Means:…

11 Mind-Boggling Questions That Will Make You Think

Human beings are inquisitive animals. Once we’ve satisfied our basic survival and psychological needs, it’s only natural for us to turn our attention to the bigger issues. We look for answers to the most mind-boggling questions that plague us. Are we alone in the universe? Is there life after death?…

Study Shows Mushrooms Can Learn, Make Decisions & Function as Individuals

We know that nature is alive, but how alive is nature… really? Well, I bet you didn’t know that mushrooms could possibly foster intelligence. I once heard this disturbing statement about grass that gave me shivers. The smell emitted from grass when it’s being cut is how the grass blades…

The Story of Martin Pistorius: A Man Who Spent 12 Years Locked in His Own Body

Can you imagine what it would feel like to be trapped inside your own body, fully conscious but unable to move or communicate with the outside world? It’s a nightmarish existence I don’t want to think about; yet, this is exactly what happened to Martin Pistorius. The Intriguing Story of…

Amazing Pig Intelligence: Pigs Turn Out to Be Smart Enough to Play Video Games!

Don’t under-estimate the power of pig intelligence. This animal can do much more than you’ve ever imagined and do it well. Unfortunately, most people never consider the intelligence of animals, especially those, I dare say, that are used for consumption or organs for human transplants. But what I am about…

Top 12 Accidental Discoveries That Changed the World

Anyone interested in science knows that it takes carefully constructed experiments to produce results. Or does it? You might be surprised, as I was, to learn that between 30 and 50% of all scientific discoveries occur by accident.  But there is something extraordinary about these accidental discoveries. They may have…