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6 Tricks That Let You Control Animals Like The Beast Master

6 Tricks That Let You Control Animals Like The Beast Master

Evolution has afforded every animal in the world the tools perfectly designed for its survival, whether it be claws, venom, horns, or whatever it is that cockroaches have. But every once in a while evolution makes a mistake and leaves a totally useless trait in an entire species. That's bad news for them, but good news for us, as it can be amusing

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6 Uneducated Amateurs Whose Genius Changed the World

Now, we're not telling you not to get an education -- everybody knows employers these days want a degree. But we'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to celebrate some of the amazing achievements from people who had virtually no education at all.

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7 Mind-Blowing Vehicles Built and Driven by Animals

We've already pointed out that animals are capable of building pretty impressive cities, but at least they're not driving around the streets in little beaver sedans and amassing armies of spider war-jets, right? Horribly, we're not too far from that reality, either.

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6 Medication Side Effects Straight Out of a Horror Movie

Apparently there are some things even the commercials don't tell you. Not necessarily because the side effects are too terrifying (though some are), but simply because some of them sound more like ironic gypsy curses than anything science is capable of.

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7 Simple Questions You Won't Believe Science Just Answered

One advantage of living in the information age is learning new things every day. Even more interesting is when we learn stuff that we thought we already knew but apparently didn't, like the fact that the sun is a sphere. Yep, science just found that out in February 2011. Next they're going to tell us that they just figured out whether the chicken o

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