Here are some examples of the good to take the edge off the horrifyingly bad.... READ ON
In 1996, the cicadas of Brood II (the “East Coast Brood”) swarmed the northeastern United States and then disappeared almost as quickly as they came, leaving only their eggs and molted exoskeletons behind. Once the eggs hatched, the new generation of cicada nymphs crawled underground, where they’ve spent the last 17 years biding their time and living off of tree roots. ... READ ON
Reader Gabrielle wrote in to ask: “Can a pope be ousted? And has it happened before?”... READ ON
There’s an ongoing problem in the UK and continental Europe where food products labeled as containing beef actually turn out to have surprise horse meat in it. If history had played out a little differently, this wouldn’t be a scandal, and Brits eating horse meat would be about as newsworthy as Americans eating cheeseburgers. ... READ ON
While I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the dead to rise from their graves, there are still plenty of zombies roaming the Earth.... READ ON
On the 2011 Czech Republic census, over 15,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."