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They did it for the magical healing powers, of course. 
From preventing hearing loss to paying for funerals, pirates and sailors of old wore earrings for many reasons.
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What are the odds of dying in a car crash? Getting eaten by a shark? Struck my lightning? Find out below: 
There are many ways to go, but what are the odds, really?
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It pays to be bigger in colder climates. 
It pays to be doughy when it's snowy.
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Well, maybe. 
Scientists think our brains do not have a predetermined way of perceiving each wavelength of light. The way we each perceive colors could be unique.
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Which sport is the toughest of them all? 
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Is there really any difference at all? 
You may have heard people describe themselves as strictly "right-brained" or "left-brained," but what exactly does that mean?
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Don't act like you don't wanna know...
Galápagos tortoise mating involves neck competitions, harassment and lengthy sperm storage.
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Does the #NewHampshirePrimary Always Predict a Winner? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/49xny 
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Please, say it isn't so. 
Centuries-old tales have described severed heads that seemed to live for a few seconds — blinking, changing expressions, even attempting to speak. Compelling as these stories may be, many physicians would call this horrifying possibility highly unlikely.
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Believe it or not, it has to do with the speed of sound.
The resonant frequencies of your vocal tract change when you breathe in a lungful of helium. Now, here's what that means...
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Well, this is trippy. 
Scientists are bringing lucidity to how hallucinogens work.
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For one thing, their brains don't jiggle around inside their heads the way humans' brains would...
Safeguards are especially important to males, which peck up to 12,000 times a day during courtship.
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Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had. Our team of experienced reporters and editors do serious research (while having loads of fun) to help answer your questions about natural and man-made phenomena.