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  • Rap battles have been around since the 5th century. ‘Flyting’...
    on August 7, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Rap battles have been around since the 5th century. ‘Flyting’ was a ritual where two people competed by exchanging insults in poetic verse, much like modern, freestyle battles between rappers. The insults were often provocative, and people accused each other of cowardice and sexual perversion. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • The ‘Double Tree of Casorzo’ near Piemonte, Italy, is unique...
    on August 6, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    The ‘Double Tree of Casorzo’ near Piemonte, Italy, is unique because it’s actually two trees in one: a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree.(Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • You don’t swallow 8 spiders a year  in your sleep. It’s so...
    on August 5, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    You don’t swallow 8 spiders a year  in your sleep. It’s so unlikely for a  spider to crawl into your mouth at  night that there’s no formal medical  or scientific record of it ever actually  happening. Spiders get most of the  information about their surroundings  through vibrations - so your snoring, breathing, and heartbeat usually  scares them away. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • For over 50 years, the sugar industry has funded research that...
    on August 4, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    For over 50 years, the sugar industry has funded research that minimizes its negative impact on health. The University of San Francisco found evidence that in 1965, Harvard scientists were paid to blame cardiovascular disease entirely on saturated fat and not sugar. According to USF researchers, studies were reviewed before being published, “the investigators knew what the funder expected, and produced it… and the practice continues.” (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • Asking someone if they’re suicidal doesn’t make them more likely...
    on August 3, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Asking someone if they’re suicidal doesn’t make them more likely to attempt suicide. The Crisis Text Line analyzed 75 million texts and found the best way to ask is by using a compassionate approach and explicitly mentioning care and concern for the person’s safety, which made them twice as likely to feel LESS suicidal. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

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