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How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

The majority of the world’s people become lactose-intolerant as they mature into adulthood. The exceptions are mostly people of European ancestry, who continue to drink milk all their lives. Why? It’s a case of genetic mutation, in which an adult continues to produce lactase, the enzyme that digests the milk sugar lactose. But why did [...]

10 Interesting Facts About Chameleons

There’s no denying that chameleons are fascinating creatures if only for their awesome color-changing abilities and amazing eyes, but Twisted Sifter has a list 10 facts about these amazing creatures and you might be surprised what you don’t already know about them. For example: Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of [...]

Air Force One

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. You’ve heard of Air Force One, but what do you really know about it? Here’s a short history of what’s now considered the “flying White House.” HOMEBOUND Nowadays we take for granted that traveling around the world is part of the president’s job. But [...]

The World’s Loveliest Ornamental Trees

Trees! They come in all shapes and sized and one type that is hugely popular the world over is the one that can be classified as ornamental. Often, these trees have been changed by human hand over the centuries – to startlin effects. Here, Nobert Soloria Bermosa takes us on a tour of these beautiful [...]