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Another April 15 has just gone by. People who have filed their taxes can heave a sigh of relief while they await any tax refunds. People who have yet to file their taxes and haven’t requested an extension may be too late to avoid the interest and late payment penalties of the IRS. However, there
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During the Great Depression, South Texas had its very own Bluebeard. Like the titular character in the French fairy tale, Joseph Douglas “Joe” Ball hacked up his lovers before disposing of their body parts in the sands and swamps of Bexar County. History has come to know the tall, lanky, and hard-bitten Ball as the
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Every day, the oceans crash upon countless beaches. More often than not, oddities arrive between the usual flotsam of shells. There is always the mandatory monster’s carcass and real species so surprising that few can recognize them. The most bizarre shoreline finds are usually man-made. From large pieces of foreign harbors to hundreds of Garfields,
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There are several theories of evolution out there. The theory of evolution by natural selection proposed by Charles Darwin—also called Darwinism—just happens to be the one generally accepted by science. Other scientists and philosophers proposed theories of evolution before Darwin’s birth and after his death in 1882. Some ideas were fairly close to Darwinism—until the
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Human history could be said to be one of ever-increasing knowledge. Overall, we know more today about a great many things than people did in centuries past. That doesn’t mean, however, that there weren’t a number of missteps along the way. You wouldn’t think it’d be that easy to “discover” something that doesn’t actually exist—because
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The world of puppies is not restricted to playpens and looking adorable. In recent years, several have made history by just being born. Pups are also handpicked for careers like beetle sniffers or police dogs (because they are clones of the police force’s best dog). Additionally, charities continue to rescue the offspring of Chernobyl’s abandoned
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Freezing to death is the direct opposite of burning to death. Both are horrible ways to die, though freezing tends to be longer, condemning victims to a slow, shivering death. However, hypothermia is more survivable than immolation. Over the years, a number people and animals have been frozen to the point where death would seem
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Mankind has likely practiced executions since before recorded history. But only relatively recently have we turned our attention toward developing more humane methods. In 15th-century Europe, the suffering of the convicted was an important feature of justice. But as time went on, people began to seek something less brutal. The lethal injection was first introduced
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