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This Brave Mother Giraffe Defends Her Baby From An Entire Pride of Lions – Video

Follow Never underestimate the power of motherhood. In this you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it video, a mother giraffe fends off an entire pride of lions as they approach her and her gangly offspring. The footage comes from Bill and Barbara Westbrook, and was shot on their seventh visit to Kicheche, a camp on a Kenyan reserve. Barbara said that the […]

Jar Jar is more popular than Congress

Survey Says: Congress Less Popular than Most-Hated Star Wars Character of All Time

Follow Meesa thinks we have a problem. By the numbers, Congress now ranks below Jar Jar Binks — the least-liked Star Wars character ever — in popularity. In the name of accuracy, the two weren’t actually compared in the same study. But as the Huffington Post reports, a survey by FiveThirtyEight showed Mr. Binks to have […]

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Yes, Donkey-Powered Internet is a Real Thing (And Why I Wish it Weren’t)

Follow Just when I thought humans had exhausted every possible form of animal exploitation, along comes something too bizarre to dream up. In Turkey, one company is turning donkeys into roaming power stations for rural herdsmen to juice up their laptops and go online. In this video, you’ll see a weary-looking donkey lugging around a power pack topped […]

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McDonald’s Latest – GMO Potatoes?

Follow If the pink slime and the duck-feather-laced apple pies of Mickey D’s aren’t enough to keep you away from the fast-food chain for good, this just might do it: McDonald’s is poised to use genetically modified potatoes in their french fries, and you can bet it won’t be mentioned on the menu. Anti-GMO groups […]

Environment

This plastic came from one fish's stomach.

You Won’t Believe How Much Plastic Trash These Fish Are Swallowing

Follow The tons of plastic bags, bottles and doo-dads swirling around in the ocean have to end up somewhere. And in Hawaii, researchers are finding their non-biodegradable remains in the stomachs of fish — the same species that end up on many a dinner plate. Nobody knows how toxic the plastic-eating fish are to humans, […]

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Don't let Monsanto sue Vermont.

Monsanto is Suing Vermont to Fight GMO Labeling – Sign This Petition to Stop Them!

Follow Vermont is doing what all states should: requiring labeling for GMO foods. But Big Agriculture doesn’t want that — so Monsanto is preparing to sue the state, claiming the requirement is a violation of their free speech. Yes, somehow they believe they have a constitutional right to withhold information from the public. This is an important […]

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Science

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Proof: Fundamentalist Christians are Making America Stupid

Follow If the latest research is correct, the anti-science phenomenon is affecting more than just politics — fundamentalist Christians are actually making Americans far more ignorant than people in other developed countries. Case in point: According to surveys from the National Science Foundation, one in five Americans believes that the sun revolves around the Earth. […]

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This is Your Body on Weed – Video

Follow Why is this illegal again? For those who still have doubts about marijuana as a medical treatment, this video should help set the record straight. And even if it had no medical use, there’s still no valid reason to outlaw the non-toxic plant. What a waste of energy and funds. Explore more visuals like […]

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Videos

Diet Coke causes obesity.

The Honest Coca-Cola Commercial That the Company Hopes You Don’t See

Follow If Coca-Cola actually told the truth in their TV ads, this is what it might look like.  This faux commercial admits that Coke is partially responsible for America’s obesity epidemic, and exposes the brand’s hundreds of beverages for what they are — empty calories. Even Diet Coke and other “light” or calorie-free options are terrible […]

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