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Mosquitoes might be making kids fatter!


A recent study by Rutgers university is making a strange claim: Mosquitoes are making kids fatter. It's not that mosquitoes are transmitting some sort of fattening disease. It's much simpler than that: In places where mosquitoes are a concern, kids don't spend as much time outdoors.

The study will have to be replicated to confirm, but their data showed that, controlling for a lot of other factors, outdoor play was 63% less for kids that lived in places with uncontrolled mosquito population.

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Scientists can make teeth out of pee!


Sounds gross, but it's an amazing scientific achievement. Chinese scientists have found a way to harvest cells from urine, convert them to stem cells and grow rudimentary teeth!

The teeth reportedly had dental pulp, dentin, enamel space and enamel organ. However, don't think that you'll be able to pee on a cup and get teeth out any time soon.

These teeth were not as hard as human teeth, probably because they weren't used as they were developed. They also haven't figured out how to grow specific sizes and shapes.

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Women who like the taste of beer are 30% more likely to have sex on the first date! Check this site out for more


Have you ever wanted to know how many of your friends have crossdressed, or have a friend with benefits? What about how many have ever stolen something or if they've ever driven drunk?

Check out our new site SocialCrunch. It let's you compare yourself to your friends on a lot of different topics!

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Check out Twrl.com!


Check out our new site Twrl.com!

  • We suggest people near you. You can "like" or "pass."
  • If they like you too, you can chat.
  • It's 100% anonymous. No one will know you liked them unless they liked you too.

Start playing! Click here.

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Stephen Hawking doesn't want us to try and contact aliens!


Stephen Hawking thinks that it's very likely alien life exists. He thinks it's a bad idea for us to try to contact them. He thinks that aliens visiting us, as our civilization stands right now, would be similar to when Columbus arrived in America.

Fear not, however, the Center for SETI (search for extraterrestrial lab) has technology in place that let's them detect signals from up to 1000 light-years away. Given how long we've been emitting broadcasts into space, it's not very likely that we have been on someone's radar long enough for someone to pay us a visit.

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