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  • The ampersand used to be the 27th letter of the alphabet. To...
    on March 23, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    The ampersand used to be the 27th letter of the alphabet. To avoid confusion with the word ‘and’, people added ‘per se’ before its name when reciting the alphabet so that it ended: X, Y, Z, and per se &. Over time, the ‘and per se and’ ran together, and the term ‘ampersand’ was born. (Source) […]

  • The best way to remember information long-term is to read it out...
    on March 23, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    The best way to remember information long-term is to read it out loud to yourself.(Source, Source 2) […]

  • The FBI spent years investigating an anti-goth cult that didn’t...
    on March 22, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    The FBI spent years investigating an anti-goth cult that didn’t even exist. After a worried goth contacted the FBI about the ‘Church of the Hammer’ and their Yahoo group ‘GodHatesGoths,’ concerns grew and the Bureau launched an official investigation. It continued for over 2 years before they realized the entire thing was completely fake and intended to be a joke - which had been written as a disclaimer on the website all along. (Source, Source 2) […]

  • When a BBC hoax documentary aired on Halloween 1992, it...
    on March 22, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    When a BBC hoax documentary aired on Halloween 1992, it terrified its 11 million viewers so much that the network had over 20,000 complaints. ‘Ghostwatch’ featured well-known BBC presenters, was shot with hand-held cameras, and, though billed as a drama, was mistaken for a real documentary. The experience was so frightening for both viewers and the network that the program was never again rebroadcast in the UK. (Source, Source 2, Source 3) […]

  • Challenging your brain with problem-solving activities can help...
    on March 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Challenging your brain with problem-solving activities can help curb your anxiety.(Source, Source 2) […]

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