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Content for the ultra-curious. Finding the science behind the story and the truth in every tale.
Content for the ultra-curious. Finding the science behind the story and the truth in every tale.

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Black people were not allowed to move to Oregon until 1926.
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Sasha Siemel, a hunter, adventurer, and actor-presenter who’s to this day a slow-burn icon in the outdoorsman world—because for much of his life he hunted jaguars for a living with a spear in one of the largest, most dangerous wildernesses known to man.
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In 1977, a researcher from Ohio State University named Jerry R. Ehman was working with the SETI project to scan the skies in search of alien radio waves when, one day, a signal actually came through. In his excitement, Ehman printed out the signal, circled a section in red and famously wrote “Wow!” next to it.
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A detailed study of a bone discovered in China’s Red Deer Cave reveals an unusual mix of features that suggest prehuman hominids may have survived long enough to mate with our earliest ancestors.
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On December 1, 1948, a body washed ashore on Somerton Beach near Adelaide, Australia. All labels were removed from his clothing and he was carrying a piece of paper torn from The Rubaiyat. He also might have been a ballet dancer or a spy. And it just gets weirder from there.
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At the center of every galaxy is a black hole slowly sucking in everything, including light, around it. For the Milky Way, the galaxy we call home, it’s a supermassive one known as Sagittarius A*, which is 17 times the size of the Sun, and we might have a picture of it soon!
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King Gustav wasn't actually that bad as far as kings go, but the lengths he went to in trying to prove coffee was a silent killer are kind of hilarious.
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Scientists want to grow human organs like hearts and livers inside the bodies of sheep and pigs.
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When people talk about someone being “in the limelight,” it’s in reference to a person being the center of attention. The idea may evoke classic images of the stage or even movies, but it’s a rather random phrase. A light from lime? Well, actually, that’s exactly what it was.
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Though it’s not often talked about, Jefferson was pretty into sheep.
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