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Why Cats "Knead Dough," According to Science

There's actually a reason, we promise.<p>Most cat behavior is heartwarming and deeply confusing. Perhaps the most obvious example is something there’s …

Pets

‘Last Week Tonight’ Shows How 11 Countries Make Fun of Trump

Even Russia got in on the fun.<p>Ever wonder how much comic material Trump provides foreign nations? Wonder no more.<p>On the season premiere of <i>Last Week</i> …

Comedy

This Rare Book Shows How Insane Medicine Really Was in The 16th Century

Urine tasting, anyone?<p>Urine tasting. Bloodletting. Plague. The life of a 15th- and 16th-century doctor wasn't always savory, but it was never dull - …

Medicine

A Terminally Ill Fan’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Marathon Received A Surprise Message From Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson recorded a sweet, heartfelt message as a surprise for a terminally ill superfan who was about to view a <i>Lord of the Rings</i> marathon.<p>Chris Bentacourt, a 20-year-old man given one year to live following his leukemia diagnosis in September, is going through all the items on his bucket list …

New Zealand

The 'science' of linking skull shape to personality has finally been tested, and boy is it as stupid as we thought

Neuroscientists examine the dubious theory of phrenology.<p>Nobody <i>really</i> believes that the shape of our heads are a window into our personalities anymore. This idea, known as “phrenonolgy," was developed by the German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796 and was hugely popular in the 19th century. …

8 Plot Twists That Saved Movies (And 8 That Ruined Them)

A movie that banks on a last-minute twist in order to wow the audience is always a gamble. After all, if the twist works, you’ll feel as though you …

21 Fictional Men Who Are Actually Problematic AF

"Luke Danes is a homophobic baby man who can’t handle the concept of buying some shitty curtains."<p>Warning: This post may contain triggering or distressing content.

20 Cartoon Animals Re-Imagined As People

A lot of animated movies and television series feature anthropomorphic animal characters. In cartoons such as <i>Zootopia</i>, the world is populated by all …

Fact or Fiction: Demon attacks CNN reporter and cameraman on tape

What I am about to recount took place two years ago in Hanover, Pennsylvania. A CNN reporter and her cameraman went to investigate a haunted house. …

Jalapeño Popper Bean Dip

Step 1<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack in top position. Arrange jalapeños on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, turning occasionally, until charred on …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

New Orleans Beignets

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let …

Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back

Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo.<p>The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back. This year's winners were announced Thursday morning.<p>The annual awards are "ingeniously titled to avoid any confusion," according to their website, and …

Wildlife

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Theology

5 of the most nightmarish pieces of technology in sci-fi

Rat Things from Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash<p>Neal Stephenson's sci-fi classic <i>Snow Crash</i> has a lot of weird stuff in it (Mafia-run pizza delivery …

The music psychopaths listen to

Psychopaths may not prefer classical music, despite movie stereotypes of villains listening to Beethoven and Mozart, The Washington Post's Amy Ellis …

Music Festivals

This Mesmerising NASA Footage Set to a 'Sound of Silence' Cover Will Give You Chills

Hello darkness, my old friend...<p>The vast majority of humanity can only imagine what it's like to spend your days travelling around the planet and …

Space Exploration

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Is Jim Halpert From ‘The Office’ Actually A Creepy Sociopath?

If you were a fan of NBC’s U.S. remake of <i>The Office</i> (<i>seriously though, who isn’t?</i>) then you probably fell in love with John Krasinksi’s seemingly …

Streaming

Stop what you’re doing immediately and watch the Stranger Things kids sing a Motown medley

I’m like Jim Hopper proud right now.<p>What was life like for the <i>Stranger Things</i> cast before they made it to the big league with the Netflix show? According to <i>The Late Late Show</i>, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp were part of a Motown cover band called the Upside Downs …

Director Gary J. Tunnicliffe Talks About The Gruesomeness Of Hellraiser: Judgment

<i>Hellraiser: Judgement</i> director Gary J. Tunnicliffe was recently on The Movie Crypt podcast and discussed some of the grisly moments that they created …

What Lord of the Rings alum Sean Astin wants to see in a TV remake

Peter Jackson’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy is a beloved, multi-award-winning take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. It’s a classic, one that can never be …

These 23 Details In "Stranger Things 2" Are So Brilliant You'll Want To Watch It All Over Again

It's like pop-culture overload. And I love it.

My 5 Favorite Named Swords From Fantasy Novels

The sword that Brooks is best known for is the Sword of Shannara from his debut novel. But my favorite sword in the series is the Sword of Leah, a …

This Halloween ‘pop culture graveyard’ buries 2017’s worst trends

This Halloween, one art teacher has created a spooky graveyard where this year’s most passé pop culture trends lie buried. We won’t shed a tear over …

Trends

Pick up one of these ‘Labyrinth’ Christmas jumpers for the David Bowie fan in your life

We know it's October but c'mon, these are great.<p>As the festive season approaches, except a wave of novelty Christmas jumpers to be making their way …

Trump’s mental health poses danger, psychiatrists warn

Dr. Bandy Lee discusses why Trump’s aggressive tendencies and attraction to violence is problematic for all<p>"We believe that Mr. Trump, in the office of the presidency, poses a danger to the public, and in fact the international community," Dr. Bandy Lee told Salon's Andrew O'Hehir on "Salon …

‘Vikings’ Season 5 Trailer Teases Blood, Beards, and Betrayal — Watch

If you're missing Westeros, Season 5 of "Vikings" promises all the blood, guts, and glory to fill the void and get you hooked.<p>The History Channel …

15 Netflix hidden-gem horror movies for all you fear addicts out there (2017 edition)

Smell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October.<p>And <i>since</i> it's October, you want to watch horror movies, …

Horror