Category Archives: Make Me Smarter

Make Me Smarter #12

Make Me Smarter #12: Human corpses can continue to move for more than a year after death. The thought of a body moving after a person has died sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it may just … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia (from the Greek words: “prosopon” meaning face, and “agnosia” meaning not knowing) or face blindness, is extreme difficulty in recognising faces. This is caused usually by some kind of damage to the fusiform gyrus, which is a part of … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #10

Make Me Smarter #10: There’s only one continent without grasslands. Antarctica is an amazing place that boasts incredible frosty landscapes, unbelievably low temperatures, and volcanic activity. It’s also the “windiest, driest, and iciest place on Earth,” according to National Geographic. … Continue reading

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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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