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Wisdom Teeth

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors coped with wisdom teeth before there were dentists? I was 24 when my wisdom teeth suddenly started making a break for freedom. And I was stumped.

Now why did I have 4 extra teeth for which there wasn’t any room?

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Cooking With Pots and Pans

I love to cook. I have used one of my pans for over 40 years. It’s a simple sauce pan, stainless steel, with a copper lining at the base. It’s been with me so long that I take it for granted.

But recently I started thinking about how people cook without either…

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Who Swears

So which state’s residents do you think swear the most? Do you think the folks in the Northeast might be the quickest to use a curse word? Does the Midwest hold the title for the most polite? How about those sweet Southerners?

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The Invention of Noodles

We all eat noodles — Mongolian beef over crunchy noodles, gooey with Velveeta cheese soaking into macaroni, tossed vegetables and teriyaki sauce on buckwheat strands, marinara drowned spaghetti – pasta is a staple in cultures all over the world. But who invented the first noodle? And better yet… HOW?

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Power of Flattery

Have you heard that Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16? Whatever size dress she actually wore, she was certainly a bit plumper than our current standard of beauty. Ever since Twiggy (Leslie Hornsby, size 2), the Western ideal of beauty has gone skinny. Whereas in other parts of the world,

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Science of Humor

“Darn all of those PC rules. You just can’t tell a good joke anymore.”

Science is now discovering that the insistence on political correctness is actually good for you. It was even for the people who were frustrated that they couldn’t tell mean jokes anymore.

As the researchers put it, “Hostile humor is…

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Could this be the latest in new school yard taunts, “Hey You Son a Neanderthal?” Or is it just the latest revelation from DNA?
Back when I was a kid, Neanderthals were known to be strong, lumbering and dumb. They thrived in Europe and the Middle East for some 200,000 years, where they did just fine until modern humans arrived. That’s when they realized that they couldn’t compete with our superior intelligence and hunting abilities. So they all fell down in awe and went extinct.

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Weird Sports from Past Olympics

Past Olympics have included some truly bizarre sports, including pistol dueling in 1912. No kidding!
The Olympics have included some pretty unexpected events over the years, some as official competitions and some as demonstration events.

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Movie Theaters and Popcorn

Every movie theater has a refreshment stand, and every movie theater refreshment stand sells popcorn. They might sell other snacks too – soda, candy, shaved ice, smoothies, mixed nuts, ice cream, or even granola – or they might not. But you can always depend on finding simple popcorn for sale in a movie theater.

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