The Crazy Part:The part where you jiggle an electron on one side of the universe and an invisible force traverses millions of light years and smacks another electron into wiggling
The Crazy Part: The part where the family tree of every living creature on Earth collides at a single point on a single day in the past, making you related to Hitler as well as every insect you've ever killed.. What It Says: Weâre all familiar with the basics of evolution: that a munificent monkey-goddess birthed us all from Her banana-scented womb. But there are some lesser-discussed implications of natural selection that are just plain weird. For one, scientists have concluded that around 140,000 years ago in Kenya, there lived a woman called Mitochondrial Eve (cavemen had weird names), so named because today, every living human on Earth has her mitochondrial DNA in their body (cavemen were also prescient). And only 3,000 years ago lived a person known as the Most Recent Common Ancestor, who, through exponential growth of the family tree, is the ancestor of
The Crazy Part: The part where the furniture in your house behaves differently when you're not around. What It Says: Besides sounding like the subtitle of
The Crazy Part: The part where you realize that somewhere in some parallel universe you just died while reading this sentence. What It Says: The Many Worlds Theory rejects The Copenhagen Interpretationâs crazy idea that particles can change their behavior seemingly at will, and replaces it with the much crazier idea that the only reason we think particles are changing their behavior is that weâre only seeing that particleâs action in one universe, rather than the infinite number of universes that actually exist. So an observed particle with two optionsâsay, to pound beers at a Van Halen tribute show or drop E and storm a techno clubâactually does
The main benefit of watching TV is seeing the plight of sad bastards who aren't you.
The 'wellness' market is thriving right now.
Most people have a pretty basic idea of what it's like to be a parent.
There's no shortage of downright absurd conspiracy theories out there.