Category Archives: Make Me Smarter

Make Me Smarter #20

Make Me Smarter #20: The word “friends” is said in every episode of the show Friends. Thanks to modern streaming services, you can watch an episode (or five) of Friends whenever you’d like. And if you’re observant, you might notice … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #19

Make Me Smarter #19: Violet Jessop survived three of the largest ship disasters in history. Violet Jessop may be one of the luckiest or unluckiest women in history, depending on how you look at it. The ocean liner stewardess not … Continue reading

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Speech and Deception: Pauses

Speech and Deception: Pauses The most common vocal deception clues are pauses, being too long or too frequent. Suspicion is aroused when a person hesitates when starting to speak (particularly if the start is answering a question). Too many shorter … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #18

Make Me Smarter #18: Nettle pudding is one of the oldest recipes in the world and goes back 8,000 years. If you like to tackle old-school recipes, then how about trying out the oldest known recipe in the world? Researchers … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #17

Make Me Smarter #17: Unlike most snakes, anacondas give birth to live babies as opposed to eggs. Anacondas aren’t like the typical snake for plenty of reasons, including the fact that they can grow up to 30 feet in length … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #16

Make Me Smarter #16: There’s a chapel in Spain that’s inside of a volcano. If you want to visit the Santa Margarida de Sacot chapel, you won’t just have to head to northeastern Spain, you’ll also have to trek down … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #15

Make Me Smarter #15: A wind storm in Australia nearly interrupted the moon landing broadcast. When NASA’s Apollo 11 landed on the moon, it was a historic moment for all of humanity, broadcast internationally. But it was also nearly interrupted … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #14

Make Me Smarter #14: The furry tufts of hair inside a cat’s ear are called ear furnishings. The next time you’re playing with an adorably fuzzy feline, you might want to notice those fluffy bits of fur that stick out … Continue reading

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What Brings Out the Worst In Humanity..?

What brings out the worst in people, groups and cultures? Interested to know what you think – there’s plenty more to add to the list, however I stuck to my top 3.

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Make Me Smarter #13

Make Me Smarter #13: Eggshells are being used to grow new human bones. Chicken eggshells are mostly made up of calcium carbonate, a substance that also exists in human bones. That’s why researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) … Continue reading

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