Medical Clowning


Weighing the benefits and harms of laughter

Out of Step, But Very In Tune

The effects on LSD of marching troops

via, @WFMU

Medical Science


A man’s severed hand was grafted to his ankle for a month before being reattached.

‘Fallen Astronaut’


The first and only sculpture on the Moon

92 Drinks Per Week


Someone had a bunch of time to do a tally, and they found out that James Bond was “The Man with the Golden Liver.”

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Moving Illusions

The Supervolcano Below


Underneath Yellowstone lies a magma chamber 55 miles long, 20 miles wide, and at it’s furthest, 9 miles deep. Containing enough molten lava to fill the Grand Canyon, if the supervolcano were to blow, ash would cover most of the USA. When the animals start running, you’ll know it’s time. Volcanoes, so hot right now.

The Wonders of Nature


A spinning disk of ice in the Sheyenne River in North Dakota

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“Some were sausage-like, others pristine ovals, in colours ranging from whitish grey to dark brown-violet.”


The “World’s Oldest Public Toilet” was recently discovered at the Chanares Formation in Argentina. Dating back 240 million years, the producers of the “big lumps” were Dinodontosaurus, eight-foot-long megaherbivores that would be comparable to the modern day rhinoceros.

‘Tom and Jerry’ syndrome


“a new phenomenon whereby cats suffer seizures triggered by everyday sounds around the house, like the clicking of a computer mouse or the tapping of a boiled egg”

Save The Insects!


The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear

Volcanoes Are So Hot Right Now


Another day, another volcano. Japan might even have a new island to add to their territory after an underwater volcanic eruption blasted rock above sea level earlier today. And did you hear about the newly discovered active volcano in West Antarctica? Hot.

Your Brain on Crack Cocaine

Wish they had drawn a better crack pipe…

Are Silent Farts Worse?

Ming the Mollusc


The world’s oldest living creature was 507 years old

Chariots On Pharaoh


Science has determined that King Tutankhamun—the world’s most famous pharaoh—died of injuries sustained in a chariot accident… not of “Over Gold” as Kanye’s chain would suggest.

This Morning in Cool U.N. Committee Names


The UN is taking steps to defend planet Earth from humongous space rocks by creating “The International Asteroid Warning Group” which will be manned by members of the “Association of Space Explorers,” and directed by the “Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.”

The Purring Monkey


One of over 400 new species of animals and plants found in the Amazon rainforest over the past four years

Celebrating Crystallography

“arguably one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century”

via, cartoonbrew

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