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8 Cool Natural Earth Illusions

A phenomenon called pareidolia is what makes us interpret random stimuli as something meaningful—for example, believing a grilled cheese sandwich …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

Chinese Man Tries To Smuggle His Pet Turtle On a Plane Disguised as a Hamburger

<i>This is not the actual smuggled pet, in fact this is a tortoise, not a turtle.</i><p>A curious story comes out of China this week, as the South China …

China

Bizarre Shoes Let You Carry Portable Shelter Everywhere

Imagine carrying your shelter with you at all times, like a snail or a turtle. How comforting would it be to simply retreat into your own little …

Make Lost Luggage A Thing Of The Past With Trakdot

It always seems to happen when you least expect it during a trip – an airline loses your bag. But with the new Trakdot, you’ll always be able to see …

Unique Steampunk Insects

Since the late 1990’s style steampunk is becoming more and more popular, and not only in the literature. Various modern utilitarian objects have been …

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs]

IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning …

3 Extra-Crispy Ways To Eat Mac 'N' Cheese

Sometimes it needs to crunch, you know? (courtesy of Homeroom restaurant's The Mac + Cheese Cookbook)<p>SERVES 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup dried small elbow pasta<p>1/2 cup Mac Sauce (recipe below)<p>1 cup grated cheese 
(Cheddar is classic, but any other favorite cheese will also work)<p>1 large egg<p>1 cup panko …

Comfort Food

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The 24 Most Bizarre Injuries in Baseball History

<b>1.</b> Ken Griffey Jr. missed a game when his protective cup slipped and pinched a testicle. (I spent four years in journalism school and three decades …

Hong Kong

Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Foodist

Sometimes, the best food and drink are also the simplest. Here's what wowed...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>From banishing the kids table to drinking dessert, these are the Thanksgiving dinner...<p>By Rochelle Bilow<p>Here's The Foodist Andrew Knowlton's Thanksgiving rules, from football-watching...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>…