Just FYI: These stories require even more suspension of disbelief than any Pixar movie.
It turns out that even science isn't always an exact science. There are plenty of white-coated professionals throughout history who spat in the face of empirical research and just injected themselves with shit to see what would happen.
Human medical test subject is in that category of jobs that kind of seems like free money. Free, horrifying money
While human mothers certainly deserve all of the flowers and phone calls they get on Mother's Day, we dare say that there are other species where motherhood is an even more trying and/or terrifying ordeal.
Much of the last century or so has been dedicated to alleviating the plight of minorities, from one human rights campaign to the next. But in all this time, one group has consistently fallen through the cracks: left-handed people.
While we're 95 percent sure 'Ocean's 11' wasn't a documentary, there are some real world Danny Oceans using real world Danny Oceanesque cheats. Only they didn't have to risk breaking into a vault to rob the casinos for piles of cash; they did it right from the casino floor, with ingenious tricks.
Every once in a while, a completely innocuous animal will look at our quaint neighborhoods and civilized lives and say, 'Oh, that's way better. Let's go live there.'
These infections would be considered too gross for a Cronenberg movie.
It's easy to forget how ludicrously terrifying the natural world can be, and how very small we are in the face of it. When confronted with the grand, humbling, massive and occasionally deadly power of our planet, what can one measly little human being do? Run? Cry? Not these people.
If society has taught us one thing, it's that it becomes way too easy to claim that all sexual and gender stereotypes date back to the early days of human evolution.
Many people see DNA as something magical -- written down long ago which just tells you how things are going to be. Which is a pity, because that attitude is pretty much the opposite of science.
Plenty of brilliant people have done crazy things in the service of the scientific method. What's harder to figure out are the famously brilliant scientists who went above and beyond to proudly wave two middle fingers in the face of reason.
Kids who grew up in the '90s couldn't leave the house without a speech on stranger danger and an extra dose of Flintstones vitamins. But it turns out there are some things that lazy/negligent parents kind of got right.
Apparently, real longevity indicators are things you probably wouldn't guess in a hundred years (even if you managed to live that long).
Our old friend science has tracked down some of the completely random things that decide whether or not your memory will choose to function at a particular moment. Thanks, science.