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  • July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters because so many pets run away in fear.
    July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters because so many pets run away in fear.
  • The CDC has urged that schools open later because two-thirds of teenagers suffer chronic sleep deprivation.
    The CDC has urged that schools open later because two-thirds of teenagers suffer chronic sleep deprivation.
  • 1192 Shirtless on Beach
    1192 Shirtless on Beach
  • 4008 Nikola Tesla-In 1898 Nikola Tesla tricked an entire crowd into believing they could control a toy boat by shouting commands. He had in fact invented Radio Control and was piloting the boat himself.
    4008 Nikola Tesla-In 1898 Nikola Tesla tricked an entire crowd into believing they could control a toy boat by shouting commands. He had in fact invented Radio Control and was piloting the boat himself.
  • 2805 Carey Mulligan
    2805 Carey Mulligan
  • Gothic literature makes a distinction between "terror" and "horror." Terror is the sense of dread and apprehension that precedes an experience, horror is the sense of revulsion after an experience.
    Gothic literature makes a distinction between "terror" and "horror." Terror is the sense of dread and apprehension that precedes an experience, horror is the sense of revulsion after an experience.
  • After years of inbreeding by kennel clubs, modern bulldogs' noses are so squashed they can barely breathe, their heads are so big they almost always have to be born via C-section. Their tails can become ingrown, they all have hip dysplasia, and their average life expectancy is 6 years.
    After years of inbreeding by kennel clubs, modern bulldogs' noses are so squashed they can barely breathe, their heads are so big they almost always have to be born via C-section. Their tails can become ingrown, they all have hip dysplasia, and their average life expectancy is 6 years.
  • 3530 Humans-In the last 5 millennia, genetic change in humans has occurred at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period of human evolution. We are more different genetically from people living 5,000 years ago than they were different from Neanderthals.
    3530 Humans-In the last 5 millennia, genetic change in humans has occurred at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period of human evolution. We are more different genetically from people living 5,000 years ago than they were different from Neanderthals.
  • 1919 International Mathematical Olympiad
    1919 International Mathematical Olympiad
  • 3445 Grigori Perelman-After Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved a 100 year old math problem, he declined the Fields medal, $1 million in awards, and later retired from math because he hated the recognition the math community gives to discoverer rather than focusing on the discovery itself.
    3445 Grigori Perelman-After Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved a 100 year old math problem, he declined the Fields medal, $1 million in awards, and later retired from math because he hated the recognition the math community gives to discoverer rather than focusing on the discovery itself.