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If you require more than a few cups of coffee, sodas or energy drinks every morning into to join both consciousness and civilization, then take a couple of minutes to learn how caffeine works in your brain.
Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger.
A couple have used a wooden ornament as a doorstop for 40 years without knowing that the piece was actually a valuable 18th century Chinese relic worth no less than £250,000 ($420,220 or €303,335).
When this wealthy Chinese businessman purchased an 18th floor penthouse apartment in Guangzhou city several years ago, he appeared quite contented with it. But soon, he began to make changes that the neighbors thought were weird.
When the Whispering Wall was built over a 100 years ago, no one had a clue about its amazing acoustic properties. The concrete dam was constructed by about 400 workers over the South Parra River in Barossa Valley between 1899 and 1902.
Check out 10 incredible houses that all have a distinctly retro vibe. Here's hoping the new owners keep the vintage charm of these places intact.
David Latimer is one of the world’s few proud owners of an entirely self-sustaining bottled garden. Looking at pictures of the lush green bottle, you’d think that growing it involved a lot of hard work.
Like ghosts? Then you'll love Poveglia, a small, deserted island in the Venetian lagoon that's going on the auction block next month.
par Cthulhu, Grand Ancien.
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The Trio Fantastique — made up of guitarist Wink, drummer Blink and saxophonist Nod — was the creation of a Belgian engineer with the Scifi name of Zenon Specht.
Hell Pizza, a controversial restaurant chain from New Zealand, has managed to shock the world again, after it decided to advertise its new rabbit pizza with (Pizza Chain Advertises Rabbit Pizza for Easter with Billboards Made of Real Dead Rabbits ...
Do you have a secret? There's an app for that. From drugs and cheating, to love and hate, take a look at some of the juiciest confessions shared via Whisper.
Part of the appeal of science is finding the answers to some of our most long-standing questions, but just as motivating are the questions it hasn't yet answered. Today we want to know what is the most fascinating unanswered question in science.
64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’.
This isn't official, but it's so very impressive: Hogwarts Is Here is an online LARP in which players basically get an education, just like the students of Hogwarts.
While regular folks who want to get prizes out of a Bear Claw machine have to first insert money in the arcade game and then use a mechanical claw to pick a toy before dropping it down, an adventurous three-year-old kid managed to crawl his way up...
Cândido Godói, a small town in Southern Brazil, has fondly been nicknamed: ‘Twin Land’. As the name suggests, a phenomenal number of twins are born in the remote town each year – 10% of pregnancies result in multiple births.
About a quarter of the Melanesian population in the Solomon Islands archipelago has an extremely unusual trait – dark skin with blond hair.
[Tim Linhart] wanted to do something different for this Swedish music festival — so he decided to carve all the instruments by hand, out of ice.
The super-skyscraper has been a dream of city planners for over a century. And these plans for mega-structures, if they ever come to fruition, would be some of the most awe-inspiring buildings the world has ever seen.
What this guy does with a few simple props will blow you away. This routine is so fantastic you might try to convince yourself that it's fake. (Beautiful.
We think we know everything there is about sex, but hold on . . . (Weird Sex Facts You Just Gotta Know!
Watch out! What you Google can and will be used against you in the court.
Humans have been rendered obsolete, at least where the paper airplane is concerned. This machine will fold a plane and launch it, sending it straight into the recycling bin.Read more...
A little perpetual motion device called the Feynman-Smoluchowski Rachet, also known as the Brownian Ratchet, was an early attempt at defying the laws of thermodynamics. It failed, but it was an entertaining failure.