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  • If your local Waffle House is closed, you should probably run....
    on February 25, 2020 at 12:40 am

    If your local Waffle House is closed, you should probably run. Because the 24-hour chains only shut down during the threat of absolute devastation, FEMA unofficially determines the severity of a natural disaster based on whether Waffle Houses in the area are still open. They call this “The Waffle House Index.” (Source, Source 2) […]

  • ‘Devil’s advocate’ was a real job until 1983. Any time the...
    on February 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    ‘Devil’s advocate’ was a real job until 1983. Any time the Catholic church wanted to canonize a saint, an official acted as the devil’s advocate by questioning the candidate’s saintliness and arguing against their supposed miracles. If the potential saint could hold up to the intense criticism, the church knew they officially deserved the title. (Source, Source 2) […]

  • The oldest sibling is usually the most well behaved. 1st-born...
    on February 24, 2020 at 12:40 am

    The oldest sibling is usually the most well behaved. 1st-born children receive more parental attention in early childhood, and their main influences are generally adults. This leads to them developing better behavioral habits than their 2nd-born siblings, who get less overall attention and often learn more from other kids than they do from grown-ups. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • If an actual zombie outbreak happened in New York City, everyone...
    on February 23, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    If an actual zombie outbreak happened in New York City, everyone would be ‘undead’ within 24 hours. Researchers estimated the zombie infection rate in America by using the same method epidemiologists would for real diseases and found that people who live farther from big cities would have a whole month to prepare, with the safest place being the northern Rockies. (Source) […]

  • Raking your leaves destroys ecosystems. Fallen leaves create a...
    on February 23, 2020 at 12:40 am

    Raking your leaves destroys ecosystems. Fallen leaves create a natural layer that butterflies, moths, salamanders, chipmunks, box turtles, toads, shrews, worms, and other species rely on for food and shelter. (Source) […]

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