Answers Begin to Emerge on How Thalidomide Caused Birth Defects. It was only prescribed to pregnant women for five years, but left 50,000 of those babies (in addition to many who died) with lifetime disabilities. (via The Loom)
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10 Animals That Deserve Their Own National Geographic Special. That shark looks like the Doomsday Machine from Star Trek!
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Neil deGrasse Tyson receives hate mail from third graders. He may well deserve it, as the public face of the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a lesser body. (via Metafilter)
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You are likely to be using too much soap for your laundry and dishwasher. Not only does this waste money, but it could shorten the life of your machinery and your clothing.
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What if you were the last person on earth? You might need some practical advice on what to do.
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Can you really fit your whole body inside a giant balloon? Or rather, can you pull off the stunt the way it's supposed to be done?
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If World War II were fought on Facebook. It's the CliffsNotes version with 21st century slang. Whatever works.
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It Slices, It Dices, and It Never Loses Its Edge!: 6 Must-have Facts about Infomercials. Be informed before you send your $19.95 (plus shipping and handling).