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Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

Weird Historical Notions and Beliefs About Pregnancy

Ask any parent: pregnancy is a pretty scary ordeal. There’s so much that can go wrong, even with 21st-century science and medicine. So it’s easy to see how weird pregnancy beliefs formed thousands of years ago: young parents were scared out of their minds without reasonable explanations for much of what was going on. Many backward beliefs …

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The Real Couple That Inspired 'Beauty And The Beast' Is Far More Tragic Than Anything Disney Would Make

The Real Couple That Inspired ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Is Far More Tragic Than Anything Disney Would Make

It’s a tale as old as time – or, at least as old as the 1500s. But the real couple that inspired Beauty and the Beast lived a tragic life. The real life Beauty and the Beast were Catherine and Petrus Gonsalvus, and they were treated like freaks of nature by Europe’s kings and queens.  Just like P.T. Barnum …

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13 Creepy Facts About the Inside of Your Body to Gross You Out

What’s up with your body? How does it feel? Do you know the kind of things happening inside your body right now? While the processes that your body is going through as your read this aren’t exactly unspeakable, they are kind of gross. The creepy things about your body are abundant, and apply to every …

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How the Moon Landing Directly Shaped the Way We Live Now

Anyone that was alive to witness it happen on live TV in 1969 knows how the moon landing changed history in an instant: for the first time ever, human beings were communicating between a planet and its natural satellite. Nothing has been the same since! Or has it? Some skeptics wonder how the moon landing changed the world, considering …

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The Coolest Things You Wish Were True About the Middle Ages

 Fantasy novels, films, and TV shows set in pseudo-medieval times don’t have to be historically accurate. That’s part of the fun: shows like Game of Thrones mix together different time periods to make a unique world that viewers want to spend time in (especially when you toss in dragons and killer smoke babies). But shows …

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The Craziest Facts You Never Knew About Sleeping

The Craziest Facts You Never Knew About Sleeping

How much do you really know about sleep and sleeping? We’re living in a time with Siri, that Amazon Echo thing, and whatever Vine is, yet we’re still studying the science of sleep. Sleep incredibly mysterious and important to your health and well-being – so much so that we’re still studying it like it’s an ancient …

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