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How the Unicorn Became Scotland’s National Animal

How the Unicorn Became Scotland’s National Animal

Scotland’s most famous creature is arguably Nessy the Loch Ness Monster, but the region’s national animal might just top that: a unicorn. According to Elyse Waters, a historian looking into Scotland unicorns, it all goes back to the 1300s. She found that the unicorn was believed to be the lion’s worst enemy. Lions were the […]

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This Island In Japan Is Ruled By 120 Cats

This Island In Japan Is Ruled By 120 Cats

There are around a dozen “cat islands” in Japan where there are more cats than people. On one, called Aoshima island, according to the Atlantic, cats outnumber people six to one — 22 humans to around 120 cats. It’s truly a cat’s purridise. Aoshima is open for visitors. Take a boat out to the island […]

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Ryan Gosling Was Almost in Your Favorite Boy Band

Ryan Gosling Was Almost in Your Favorite Boy Band

The Backstreet Boys, The Notebook, and the 2017 Academy Awards could have been a lot different. Ryan Gosling was originally asked to be a member of the ‘90s boy band but turned it down. Gosling used to live next door to Backstreet Boys bad boy AJ McLean when they were teenagers.

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Feeling Stressed? The Scent of Chocolate Calms the Brain

Feeling Stressed? The Scent of Chocolate Calms the Brain

Perhaps you feel excited when you think about chocolate. Perhaps you feel really excited. No matter how you feel, though, your brain calms down with every whiff of chocolate. British psychologist Neil Martin from Middlesex University in Enfield found this dichotomy of feels and thoughts in 1996. He sat 60 people down in a “low-odour room,” […]

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What Has More Caffeine, Drip Coffee or Espresso?

What Has More Caffeine, Drip Coffee or Espresso?

You’re tired, have a lot of work to do, and you need a quick pick me up. What do you grab: an espresso, or a drip coffee? Naturally, you want the one with more magical caffeine in it. But do you know which one that is? It’s drip coffee. Well, it’s drip coffee if you […]

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