Any Catholic knows the hardship of having to give up eating meat every Friday in the weeks before Easter. However, throughout the years the Catholic church has made some bizarre exceptions to this rule to allow its followers to skip the whole "personal sacrifice" thing (which is the entire point of Lent) and eat the meat of certain animals guilt-free, leaving them plenty of room to feel guilty about everything else (which is the entire point of Catholicism).
#5. The Puffin
Immediately following a tragedy, you'll find people overreacting as they try to be vigilant and prevent the same thing from happening again. It makes sense that schools would be extra alert after 2012's horrific mass shootings. What doesn't make sense are the dumbass ways some schools have reacted. Or rather, overreacted. The ways are still dumbass, though.
#3. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
When mankind mastered 3D printing technology, it was a definitive sign that the Future had arrived. Finally, we could realize our dreams. We could make anything, in any shape, at the merest press of a button. We could almost ... be gods.
Well, that was the idea, anyway. Instead, we're using the hottest thing technology has to offer on stupid crap like ...
The debate about guns and gun control has heated up recently due to a previously unimaginable series of terrible and tragic shootings. Regardless of what side of the debate they're on, there's always someone out there with a pocket full of statistics ready to be tossed out during an argument. If you have a bunch of numbers that say people are less safe living in an area with a lot of guns, someone else will have a completely contradictory set of numbers that say all those same guns in that same area have prevented no less than five alien invasions, and shut up because you can't prove that didn't happen.
Through the messy cluster of all the cold, soulless numbers that represent lives forever altered by a gun, there's one startling and important statistic that's always left out of every gun control debate: Almost every year, one person is shot by a dog. That's one too many, mostly because of the part about how it's a dog doing the shooting. That should happen roughly zero times, forever. And yet, it happens a lot.
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