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48 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

So that’s what it’s called!   1. Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to my salon, this is mental_floss on YouTube. And this is my glabella – the area between my eyebrows. And that is just the first of many things that you may not have known had names, until today. 2. Do you love the smell […]

19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards

Racecar TATIANA AYAZO /RD.COMEveryone has heard of the famous palindrome example of “racecar,” which is spelled the same backwards and forwards. But what if we told you we have 18 more words that you probably never realized are palindromes? CivicTATIANA AYAZO /RD.COMAs DeifiedTATIANA AYAZO /RD.COMThis basically means to treat or worship someone or something like a god. LevelTATIANA AYAZO […]

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Is Hurricane Maria Worse Than Irma?

Powerful Hurricane Maria left destruction in Dominica on Tuesday, and is fast approaching Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands—both of which were already hit hard by Hurricane Irma in early September. Maria is expected to bring maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reports. The imminent second blow from […]

Few Kind Words about Most Evil Man in Human History

Smith explains some fundamental features of Immanuel Kant’s moral and political theory. Since several of my previous essays have been linked to Rand’s moral condemnation of Immanuel Kant (1724-1802), especially her infamous remark that Kant was “the most evil man in mankind’s history” (The Objectivist, Sept. 1971), I thought I would write a conciliatory essay […]

7.1 magnitude quake kills 119 as buildings crumble in Mexico(PICTURES)

“Raw: Strong Quake Rattles Mexico City” will play after this ad – 00:03 Raw: Strong Quake Rattles Mexico City MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to […]

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One Man Predicts the World Will End on Saturday

Photo credit: Maciej Frolow / Getty More Mark it in your calendar, folks: The world is going to end on Saturday. At least, that’s according to David Meade, a numerologist who has predicted that the end times will begin on September 23. Needless to say, we’re not holding our breath. Meade takes his inspiration from […]

Apple forgot to mention one of the best things about the iPhone X

Last week’s Apple event was historic for several reasons. It was the first Apple press conference to be held at Apple’s new campus in the Steve Jobs Theater. More importantly, however, it marked the tenth anniversary of Apple’s original iPhone, and the company unveiled the most radical new design we’ve seen since that first iPhone […]

How to neutralize North Korea’s nuclear threat without starting a world war

In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could reach most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb at least 20 times more powerful than the one used on Hiroshima and has shown credible evidence of […]