NPR has an excerpt from Brent Jeffs' book about growing up in a family of one father, four mothers, twenty children, and more cousins than he can count. There's also an audio interview. (via Metafilter)
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The Pygmy Jerboa looks like an adorable cartoon character. Maybe a cross between Speedy Gonzalez and Tweety Bird.
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Achieving Fame, Wealth And Beauty Are Psychological Dead Ends. This news makes it much easier for us to justify sitting around the house in our jammies all day.
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Of all the ways a carefully-staged proposal can go wrong, this seems the silliest. I bet it tasted pretty good anyway.
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The top 10 species found and described in 2008, according to The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. I'm assuming "top" means the most interesting new species, because they are.
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Could you pass 6th grade sex education? Take the quiz. I passed, but my score was nothing to write home about. (via Neatorama's Upcoming Queue)
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Jellyfish aren't fish, and they aren't made of jelly. What they are is strange enough.