Category Archives: Make Me Smarter

Make Me Smarter #9

Make Me Smarter #9: There’s a bird that has “evolved” back into existence twice. The Aldabra white-throated rail may not be a very well known bird, but it’s certainly a remarkable one. The flightless creature first found itself in trouble … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #8

Make Me Smarter #8: Babies don’t blink nearly as much as adults. Humans blink in order to keep our eyes clean and moisturized. However, it turns out that some of us blink much more than others. Specifically, adults tend to … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #7

Make Me Smarter #7: There are polka-dotted zebras. Talk about a horse of another color – a zebra foal with a dark coat and white polka dots has been spotted in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Photographer Frank Liu was … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #6

Make Me Smarter #6: Two asteroids orbit the Earth just like the moon. When you look at the night sky and see the moon shining down, you might not have realized that it’s not alone up there. Other than the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Happy Fathers Day to all you dad’s out there! Times have certainly changed, where now dads are spending 3 times as much time with their kids than previous generations, including doing more household choirs (e.g. cooking & cleaning) as well … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #5

Make Me Smarter #5: The New York Times ran a typo every day for more than 100 years. Everyone makes mistakes. But you wouldn’t think that one of the largest newspapers in the United States would run a typo on … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #4

Make Me Smarter #4: All of the water on Earth would form a ball that’s 860 miles wide. About 71 percent of the surface of the Earth is covered with water. However, it’s hard to fully grasp just how much … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #3

Make Me Smarter #3: More than half of Shakespeare’s characters die in the same way. William Shakespeare had a flair for the dramatic, but he also relied on some tried and true tropes, including the ways he killed off his characters. … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #2

Make Me Smarter #2: There are more card deck combinations than there are atoms on Earth. Don’t blame your bad hand at the poker table on a stroke of bad luck; it’s really just a matter of math, seeing as … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #1

Make Me Smarter #1: Monkeys shouldn’t eat bananas. If you happen to be around a monkey, you might be inclined to feed it a banana. But the fact is, bananas contain far too much sugar for monkeys to handle. “Giving … Continue reading

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