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The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass. Source

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More than $1 billion is wasted on unused gift cards every year. Source

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Scientists may soon be able to explain the link between depression and obesity due to a new study which shows that exercise releases a protein in the muscles that combats kynurenine, a chemical in the brain that is linked to causing depression. Source

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When you look at the clock at the same strange time every day, like 11:11, you’re actually experiencing a form of selective attention where your brain begins to filter out all the other insignificant times you looked at the clock that day. Source

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Researchers have found that having frequent sex strengthens your immune system. Source

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Same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada since before Twitter even existed. Source

Twitter hasn’t existed that long…. I’m not sure what you’re point is supposed to be.

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Two physicists formed a theory that an accident with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was caused by a time-traveling bird. Source

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Japan voted instant noodles as their best invention of the 20th century. Karaoke took 2nd place, while Pokemon came in 8th.

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In San Francisco, an old public bus has been transformed into a portable shower station for the homeless.

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The FDA allows the following “unavoidable defects” in foods that are probably in your kitchen: burlap bagging, insect eggs and fragments, larvae, parasites, rodent hairs, mold, mildew, mammalian excreta (animal poop), maggots, and cigarette butts.

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You were okay until cigarette butts. The other stuff happens. But cigarette butts?

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Bionic ears, guns, a duck foot, most of a vehicle, and internal organs made from human cells can all be made with a 3D printer.

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A 42-year-old Russian fisherman was brutally attacked by a bear, but he was suddenly saved when the ringtone his granddaughter installed on his mobile phone went off and Justin Bieber’s “Baby” sent the bear running back to the woods.

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Nearly half of American women under the age of 35 sport at least one tattoo.

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I need to remedy something. BRB.

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"The IV Doc" in New York City will come to your house and cure your hangover with a hydrating IV treatment.

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The honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska is a cat named Stubbs.

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Something for lianabrooks to do when she gets to Alaska.