Who among us hasn't been asked by a teacher or a boss to think outside the box? It's all well and good when you're looking at a word problem on a Denny's application, not so much when you're staring down a problem with lives on the line.
Despite what you've seen in Monty Python movies or at Renaissance Faires, people in olden days were a lot smarter than we give them credit for.
The following surgeries prove that even the smartest of doctors can have crazy ideas. But is an idea really that crazy if it works? Yes. Yes it is.
If you want your memory to stay strong, you probably already know what to avoid -- excessive alcohol, beating your head on things, getting any older. What you probably didn't know is that there are other, lesser known everyday threats that may be slowly turning you into that guy from 'Memento.'
In real life, people don't suffer freaky events like getting struck by lightning or getting part of their brain removed and then suddenly find themselves with new superpowers, like heat vision or flight. However, people do apparently suffer freaky events and then gain the ability to do art.
Somewhere, right now, an adult is quoting an interesting animal 'fact' that he actually learned from an old cartoon. And this is how animals became one of those subjects particularly vulnerable to laughable misconceptions.
The Internet has introduced a golden age of ill-informed arguments. You can't post a video of an adorable kitten without a raging debate about pet issues spawning in the comment section. These days, everyone is a pundit.
Demons don't cause Ouija boards to work and demons certainly didn't cause you to wet your pants.
When you look at the vast array of avian abilities in nature, it's easy to spot some serious superhero talent.
Hollywood's most creative minds can't get past populating the place with planets that look a whole lot like Earth, populated by rapey aliens and Muppets. But real space is far, far stranger.
Apparently, what the world really needs is robots specifically designed to understand the human body and interact with it. With knives.