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Babies Start Learning Language Before Being Born

Little kids sure pick up languages fast – but what you probably don’t know is that even newborn are linguistic whizzes from learning the sounds of their mother tongue while in utero: Research led by [...]

5 Moments in Sauce History That Changed The Way We Eat

Whether it’s the classic brunch staple Hollandaise or Guy Fieri’s Donkey Sauce, human beings have always seemed to have a love affair with condiments. From the murky history behind Worcestershire sauce to the great French culinary tradition of the five Mother Sauces, here are five key moments in sauce history that have changed the way [...]

Grandma Gave Birth to Own Grandson

Remember the song I’m My Own Grandpa? Well, this one is kind of like that: Madden Hebert is a typical week-old baby — "eating like a champ and he doesn’t fuss too much," according to his mother. But there’s nothing typical [...]

The Orphaned Joey & Wombat Who Became Best Friends

Anzac the Joey was discovered in the wild without his mother, so the adorable little orphan was brought to the Wild about Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre. When the little guy started to get lonely, keepers put him together with Peggy the wombat and now the two are best friends. While their story is undoubtedly cute, [...]

The Sartorial Toddlers: How Rich People Dress Their Kids in $1,000 Outfits

The rich are different than you and I. For one, their kids are much better dressed. Well, much more expensively dressed anyways. Meet the sartorial one-percentlings: Juliet Sandler dresses in the latest $650 dresses and [...]

Why Hemingway Used to Dress As A Girl

It sounds almost slanderous to accuse someone as manly as Ernest Hemingway to have ever worn women’s clothing, but it’s true -even if it wasn’t actually his choice. You see, Ernest’s mother always wanted to have twins, so when Ernest was born only 18 months after his older sister, mummy dearest decided that was close [...]

The Teddy Bear That Saved a Sloth

A tiny sloth named Sjakie was born at the Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. It became apparent that the mother sloth was not producing adequate milk, so Sjakie would have to be fed supplementally from a bottle. The only problem is that baby sloths cling to their mother’s fur while feeding, so they needed a [...]

Raccoon Invasion

(YouTube link) A mother raccoon teaches her growing litter how to scrounge a meal at photographer Brad Gillette’s house. -via reddit

The Founder of Mother’s Day Later Fought to Have It Abolished

Years after she founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis was dining at the Tea Room at Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia. She saw they were offering a “Mother’s Day Salad.” She ordered the salad and when it was served, she stood up, dumped it on the floor, left the money to pay for it, and walked [...]

The Founder of Mother’s Day Later Tried to Abolish It

Years after she founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis was dining at the Tea Room at Wanamaker’s department store in Philadelphia. She saw they were offering a “Mother’s Day Salad.” She ordered the salad and when it was served, she stood up, dumped it on the floor, left the money to pay for it, and walked [...]