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The U.S. is No Longer the World’s Most Obese Country – Guess Who Took Our Place?

If there’s one thing the United States has excelled at, it’s super-sizing our meals and our citizens. But while we used to hold the dubious title of world’s fattest nation, we’ve recently lost our spot. Thanks to the introduction of Western goods like flour, sugar, soda and fried foods, Pacific Islanders have not just followed our […]

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The Doritos Ad You WON’T See During the Super Bowl

Here’s one commercial the bigwigs at Doritos would like to stay hidden. Why? Because it shows the true roots of this tangy snack chip – or rather, the lack of roots, as the once-lush rainforest has been flattened to barren wasteland in the rush to harvest palm oil used in the product. The faux ad […]

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Watch: How NFL Players REALLY Feel About Domestic Violence

The NFL has taken serious heat lately for perpetuating a culture of domestic violence, and their seemingly lenient attitude toward abuse of women certainly begs for scrutiny. But when you see this video…just, wow. You realize that they aren’t all a bunch of lunkheads, after all. The emotion is so genuine, I only wonder what […]

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Factory Farms Do NOT Want You to See This New Video

Across America, Big Ag is fighting hard to take away your First Amendment rights by outlawing cameras on factory farms. But Last Chance for Animals investigators did something the industry never saw coming…they placed panoramic, 360-degree cameras inside factory farms for pigs, chickens and ducks, right in the animals’ place – so you get the full experience […]

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Watch: This Dog Can Drive a Car (Really!)

This homeless dog was rescued by the SPCA…and taught to drive. Really. It took months of careful training and encouragement, but Porter overcame his lack of opposable thumbs and learned how to drive a Mini. He’s not half bad. Share this post

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Watch: This is What Bill Nye Has to Say About GMOS

  The more I see from Bill Nye, the more I dig him. While other non-believers gave him heat for debating creationism with Ken Ham, I was pleased to see such a beloved, family-friendly figure show Bible Belters that it’s OK to question their religion. Given Nye’s track record, it’s no surprise to see him present one of […]

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Watch: A Robot Baby Penguin Chills with the Real Emperors in Antarctica

This fuzzy robot chick-on-wheels joins a real penguin crew, and seems to fit right in with the other baby penguins. The stuffed-animal rover may look funny, but it helps scientists study penguins’ behavior without stressing them out (giant humans easily frighten the shy birds). The penguins have accepted the robot into their circle, and TakePart reports that […]

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Do You Know When God was REALLY Added to the Pledge of Allegiance?

Need further proof that the “restore America” crowd has their heads in an alternate universe? When zealots talk about returning to our Christian values, they often know not of what they speak. Cases in point – None of these presidents were in power – nor even alive anymore – when the word “god” was in the pledge. […]

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Watch: Bill Nye Explains Evolution with Emoji

Science is just so simple (and fun) when someone explains it with emoji! Leave it to Bill Nye to teach something as complex as evolution in such a silly-yet-fascinating way.       Share this post

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