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Seal Escapes Killer Whales

Have you seen the video of the little seal that jumped into the back of a boat to escape being eaten by killer whales? A family was whale watching near Vancouver Island, British Columbia when they noticed a pod of

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Mosquito Season

It’s summertime, and you know what that means: attack of the mosquitoes! Other names for the mosquito are gallinipper, katynipper, gabber napper and galliwopper. A quote from the 1906 book The Parson’s Boys asserts that gallinippers are so-called “because at

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Music and Horripilation

Why Does Music Give Us Chills? Goosebumps or the medical term horripilation occurs while listening to music when something unexpected happens: a new instrument enters or the dynamics suddenly change. That’s because music stimulates a reward pathway in the brain,

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Bear Charette

When residents of Alligator Point, Florida discovered a 400 pound gaberlunzie bear raiding their garbage, they called the local wildlife authorities. The officers came out and shot the bear with a tranquilizer dart in order to move him. Unexpectedly, the

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State Fair Food

State fairs offer wonderfully wild and wacky summer foods, from chicken-fried bacon in Texas to Minnesota’s spaghetti and meatballs on a stick! There is something about dining at the fair that can make anyone an opsomaniac, or a person who

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