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FACT OR FICTION?: A Young Bill Murray Was Arrested for Carrying 10 Pounds of Marijuana

Among those who use recreational drugs, Bill Murray is something of an icon, having played several pot-smoking characters over the years, including the cannabis-loving sea captain Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and noted drug user Hunter S. Thompson in Where the Buffalo Roam. So, was Bill Murray actually arrested for transporting Mary Jane, or was this [...]

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Why Marijuana Gives You the “Munchies”

If you’ve ever smoked marijuana, then you’ve probably had some experience watching all three Lord of the Rings movies while eating the most delicious steak you've ever had owing to the fact that you decided to cover it in peanut butter and jelly. It is at this point that you might find yourself wondering why marijuana gives you the munchies. [...]

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The Rubber Band, The Invention of Post it Notes, The Invention of the Cardboard Box, Why Area 51 is called that and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the inventions of everyday items, where Area 51 and ambulances got there names, the story behind Lincoln's beard and finally why there are Bibles in hotel rooms. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. The Rubber Band: Holding It Together Since 1820 [...]

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Should You Put Hydrogen Peroxide on Cuts and Why Does It Fizz?

Neal H. asks: Why do we put hydrogen peroxide on our cuts? As a child, did you ever skin your knee and fear telling your parents, afraid of your mom breaking out the brown bottle of pain containing hydrogen peroxide to “help heal” your wound? Given the agony it caused, you might have wondered whether the fizzing liquid was actually [...]

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When Did People Start Making Bread?

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader We hope you get a rise out of this story—it cost us a lot of dough to put it together, but it was the yeast we could do! RISE AND SHINE Did you eat a sandwich today? Did you have an English muffin this morning or a slice of pizza [...]

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Can Sharks Really Grow an Unlimited Number of Teeth?

Ryan G. asks: Is it true that if a shark loses a tooth it just grows a new one? Is there a limit to how often a shark can do this? While sharks aren’t exactly the ruthless predators most Hollywood features make them out to be (see: Do Sharks Really Not Like How Humans Taste?), they do possess a number [...]

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Baseball’s Muddy Business and How It Might End

For major league pitchers, getting a grip on a baseball can get a bit muddy. That’s because, at least for now (this may well be changing in the next few years), every single baseball used in a major league game is coated with a little bit of actual mud, known as Lena Blackburne Original Baseball Rubbing Mud, which comes from a [...]

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Why is Ham Traditionally Eaten on Easter?

Rita H. asks: Why do we serve ham on Easter? Under Jewish dietary laws (called kashrut), eating pork in any form is strictly forbidden. Jesus Christ was Jewish. So why, on the anniversary of his resurrection, do people traditionally serve ham? You'll often read it's because ham is supposedly a "Christian" meat, able to be consumed by Christians but not [...]

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Why Determining Easter’s Date is So Confusing

Kim M. asks: How do they decide when Easter is? The holiday of Easter is celebrated by over two billion Christians globally. Marking the day that Jesus rose from the dead, it’s always commemorated on a Sunday in the spring. Despite this, the exact date has consistently changed throughout the many centuries the holiday has been recognized. Additionally, various sects [...]

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The Jiggly Origins of Jell-O, The Story of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Judge Judy, and More

In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we look at the origins of Jell-O and the potato chip, how Judge Judy got her job, and much more . Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for many more videos like this. The Jiggly Origins of Jell-O Why Don't Hot Dogs and Hot Dog Buns Come in Packs of [...]

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