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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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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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Make Me Smarter #11

Make Me Smarter #11: The oldest surviving banknotes are from 1375. Trading goods and services for currency is a system that has existed around the world for thousands of years. However, the oldest surviving banknotes are the Da Ming Tongxing … 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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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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