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When you consider, for example, what people believed in the Middle Ages, you can appreciate how far humanity has come. In the last few centuries or so, we’ve adopted science and reason to an incredible degree. And that commitment to discovery has opened up a whole brave new world for the average person to learn about. We understand our place in the cosmos more than we ever could have imagined.

It’s incredible.

For centuries (millennia even) a person’s knowledge of the universe was pretty much limited to the category of “Things your parents know about”. Conducting an experiment, at least in a formal sense, would have been totally foreign. Whereas today, the internet has a bounty of things to learn. All the findings of all the scientists who’ve worked for the last couple hundred years are fair game.

So that’s why we took the time to put together this video. When there’s so much amazing science out there, it can be difficult to keep up. But never fear: we’ve dug up 10 facts every budding science buff should know.


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When Edward VIII’s baby brother Prince John died of severe seizure at only 13 years old, Edward’s response was so disturbing it’s impossible to forget.
43 Scandalous Facts About Edward VIII, The King Who Lost His Crown 43 Scandalous Facts About Edward VIII, The King Who Lost His Crown “I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn't have much time.”—King Edward VIII. For such a short-reigning king, Edward VIII left behind no shortage of controversy. First, there was the scandalous womanizing of…
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The average person doesn't even get 50% correct. I guess it's hard to be smarter than an 8th grader...
Quiz: Are You Smarter Than An Eighth-Grader? Quiz: Are You Smarter Than An Eighth-Grader?
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I had an imaginary friend named Charlie. My parents asked what he looked like, and I always replied “a little man.” When we moved away, Charlie didn't come with us. My mom asked where he was, and I told her that he was going to be a mannequin at Sears—but that wasn’t even the most disturbing part. The years passed by and I’d forgotten my imaginary friend, but when someone told me a story about my old house, I was chilled to the bone.
People Describe Creepy Imaginary Friends from Their Childhood People Describe Creepy Imaginary Friends from Their Childhood “I was a loner as a child. I had an imaginary friend—I didn't bother with him.”—George Carlin. Many adults had imaginary friends as children. At their best, these make-believe buddies were cute, helpful, and whimsical…
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The average person only gets 10 right. You muggles don't stand a chance...
Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Harry Potter? Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Harry Potter?


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