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Julia Pastrana, Mexican ‘Ape Woman,’ Buried After 150 Years

Julia Pastrana, Mexican 'Ape Woman,' Buried After 150 Years

An indigenous Mexican woman put on display in Victorian-era Europe because of a rare genetic condition that covered her face in thick hair was buried in her home state on Tuesday in a ceremony that ends one of the best-known episodes from an era when human bodies were treated as collectible specimens. With her hairy

Amazing Things That Can Happen in One Second

So many things can happen in one second

So many things can happen in one second 1 Second is: The time a Cesium atom vibrates 9,192,631,770 times (1967, General Conference of Weights and Measures) The time it takes for a baseball that left a pitcher’s hand to get hit by the bat and fly back to the pitcher. The time a man’s fist

15 Interesting Facts about Dreams

Curious and Interesting Facts about Dreams

Dreaming is one of the most mysterious and interesting experiences in our lives. During the Roman Era some dreams were even submitted to the Roman Senate for analysis and dream interpretation. They were thought to be messages from the gods. Dream interpreters even accompanied military leaders into battles and campaigns! In addition to this, it

10 false facts most people think are true

10 false facts most people think are true

Up until the late 16th century, everyone “knew” that the sun and planets revolved around the Earth. Up until the late 19th century, epidemic illnesses such as cholera and the plague were “known” to be caused by a poisonous mist filled with particles from rotting things. Up until the early 20th century, the most common

13 Reasons People Think The Number 13 Is Unlucky

13 Reasons People Think The Number 13 Is Unlucky

This is going to be a very trying year for people with Triskaidekaphobia, also known as the fear of the number 13. While the superstitious folks afflicted with this problem can easily stay home on Friday the 13th, it’s going to be a lot harder to stay inside for another 362 days. Why is 13