It’s not something that the average person ponders. Have you ever thought, “Hmm, I wonder if all tears are the same?” Are tears of joy the same as tears of sorrow? That’s exactly what Rose-Lynn Fisher wanted to find out, and find out she did. Using a microscope, Fisher observed 100 different samples of tears.
Twin sisters who were born holding hands are still inseparable two years after they defied the odds to survive
Twin sisters who held hands in the first seconds of their lives can’t stand being away from each other, two years after their odd-defying birth. Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born on May 9, 2014 in Akron, Ohio after sharing the same amniotic sack – a condition that affects about 1 in 10,000 pregnancies and
Brad Rich was boating off the coast of Seward, Alaska when he and his friends noticed some humpback whales in the distance. He began filming the seagulls in the distance hoping to get a glimpse of the whales feeding. That’s when he heard sounds at the stern of the boat and got the surprise of
In 2012, a shaky video made it from the shores of an Icelandic lake to the international media. This video originally appeared on Slate Video A government investigation carried out by the Fljotsdalsherao municipal council in Iceland has ruled that a legendary sea serpent named Lagarfljotsormurinn, which is rumoured to inhabit Lake Lagarfljot, actually exists.
Good news for men (and women), researchers have just discovered that oral sex is literally good for women’s health and makes them feel happier. A wide range of chemicals in semen “promote mental well-being and feelings of affection”, say scientists. The research shows that semen actually contains chemicals that literally elevate mood, increase affection, improve sleep
Four former street dogs dutifully waited alongside the tennis court while two internationally ranked players participated in an exhibition match at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo. The pups’ job: to play ball boy and collect stray tennis balls. As soon as a ball hit the net or bounced off the court, the dogs, Frida,
Your baby, even when in the womb, has preferences. A new study published in PLOS One found that fetuses move and respond more when their mothers touch their own stomachs than when they talk to the babies from outside the womb, according to Time magazine. Specifically, researchers found that when mothers touched their stomachs fetuses
I have always fantasized about having the same powers as Doctor Dolittle — mostly because knowing exactly what animals are thinking and feeling would be some really valuable information to have. For instance, why does my dog bark at the vacuum cleaner or hide in a corner whenever the lightest bit of rain starts to fall?
Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves. The recording contains two tracks played