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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 [...]

Meet Larry, the Vomiting Robot

If you’ve never had a personal encounter with the norovirus, consider yourself lucky. The virus, which causes severe diarrhea and vomiting in human, is extremely contagious. It gained regained its notoriety in several well-publicized [...]

Mom’s 18-Point Terms and Conditions for Son’s iPhone

Like many teenagers, 13-year-old Greg Hoffman wanted an iPhone for Christmas. But to get one, he had to agree to and sign an 18-point set of terms and conditions – not from Apple or the phone company, but from his mom! "Merry [...]

Woman Obtained Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents

Got helicopter parents? A 21-year-old theatre student named Aubrey Ireland does, and she had to go to court to obtain a civil stalking restraining order against them after telling the judge that they attempted [...]

What The British Say And What They Mean

Photo: Today I Learned Something New I checked the office twice, no one here is British so I can’t confirm exactly how accurate this is. That being said, I am picturing all my favorite English movies and characters and it plays out pretty well. Like Simon Pegg from Shaun of the Dead or Stanley Kubrick from [...]

I Am Bitterly, Bitterly Disappointed

Nick Crews (pictured left, Photo: SWNS) has become a cult hero and a viral sensation- particularly in Great Britain. Why? Because of a leaked email he sent to his kids explaining just how (brutally) disappointed he is with them. It starts with "Dear All Three" and goes pretty downhill from there. With last evening’s crop of [...]

The Death Experience Room: To Be Reborn, First You Have to Die

Various methods of treatment involve being "reborn," but don’t you have to die first to be born again? Perhaps this will help: a psychotherapy in Shenyang, China, simulates death for patients by putting them in a coffin [...]

The Store Mannequins Are Watching You

The creepy store mannequins sure are getting creepier! The new "EyeSee" mannequins by Italian company Almax have cameras inside their eyes that can track customers as they shop: The EyeSee looks ordinary enough on the outside, with its slender polystyrene [...]

Drunk People Have Higher Chance of Survival in Accidents

You’ve heard how drunken people survive horrific accidents that should’ve killed them. But it’s not just folk belief – scientists revealed that the higher the blood-alcohol level, the higher the chance of survival after [...]

Are You Living the Ironic Life?

That’s the question that Princeton professor Christy Wampole asked. She noted that, "if irony is the ethos of our age – and it is – then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living." But [...]