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Five/5 Holiday Lies You Believe

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VideoSift shared an almost 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "Five/5 Holiday Lies You Believe -- There are a bunch of facts surrounding the holiday season you probably believe to be true, but totally aren't!

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Multivitamin researchers say "case is closed" after studies find no health benefits.

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Boing Boing shared a CBS News article saying "'Enough' with the multivitamins already. That's the message from doctors behind three/3 new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier? After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of 'no.'..."

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Why Some Ants Dress in Drag

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Buzz Hoot Roar answered "Why Some Ants Dress in Drag" question -- Some males of the ant species Cardiocondyla obscurior show how it is done.

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You Shall Not Pass, Dog

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Reddit shared an almost 3.25 minutes YouTube video compilation showing "You Shall Not Pass, Dog -- Sweet dogs terrified of walking past cats

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A Gallery of Coloring Book Pictures as X-Rays

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Blue's News and Unreal shared Gallery of Coloring Book Pictures as X-Rays -- Artist Chris Panda's Facebook image gallery with his "eye for anatomy, even fictional anatomy, and has brought his talents to bear with this series of 'X-Ray' coloring book pictures. Rather than simply stay in the lines with some primary colors, he's taken it upon himself to assemble internal skeletons for a variety of coloring book characters...

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The Nicest Place on the In(t)ernet

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WONT_CAPITALIZE_i's Reddit comment shared a musical The Nicest Place on the In(t)ernet web site -- "Having one of those days? Yeah, been there too. And sometimes, a little pick-me-up is hard to come by. So come on by to turn the :( into :) and the :) into a celebration. Cause this is a nice place to visit on days like today."

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Black Friday's Death and Injury Counts

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Trancecoach's VideoSift comment mentioned a link showing Black Friday's Death and Injury Counts with a bunch of internet's news links as proofs.

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Been through life experience(s) with many human deaths of close ones (e.g., family and friends) within a year?

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Two/2 musical videos showing a fireman saving a kitten...

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VideoSift (#1 and #2) shared two similiar musical YouTube videos (#1 and #2) showing Fire(man/fighter), Cory Kalanick, rescuing an unconscious kitten from a burning house filled with smoke. 'Lucky', the kitten, was saved and revived from a fire in Fresno, CA.

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Seven/7 Things You May Not Realize About Cats

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VideoSift shared a musical minute and 52 seconds YouTube video Seven/"7 Things You May Not Realize About Your Cat".

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Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide and summary.

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Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary -- We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."

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If Darth Vader was a medical dr./doctor...

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This funny Brevity comic strip shows a scenario if Star Wars' Darth Vader was a medical doctor/dr. with one of his patients.

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"... The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012..."

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France 24 reported "Gun violence is on the rise in U.S. (United States) movies and has more than tripled since (19)85 in those rated as acceptable for teen(ager)s 13 and older, according to a study out Monday.

The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012

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Facts That Prove Spiders Save Us All

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VideoSift shared a two minutes and seven seconds educational and musical YouTube video showing "Facts That Prove Spiders Save Us All -- If it wasn't for spiders, the world would probably end..."

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TED talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend.

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VideoSift shared Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk almost 14.5 minutes video on "How to make stress your friend -- Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others..."

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27 Signs You Were Raised By Asian Immigrant Parents

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Owl (remove AQFL to e-mail) shared a funny and true BuzzFeed article on "27 Signs You Were Raised By Asian Immigrant Parents

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Worse and Best Airports to sleep in and a guide ...

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This CNN article mentioned "the best and worst airports to sleep in" and a web site dedicated to it

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Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies.

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Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article -- "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies -- The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony..."

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