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His Compliment Was Accidentally Racist. Thankfully, He Had Insurance.

As someone who's had way too many "Did he really just say that?" moments in life, I know more than a few people who wish this insurance plan actually existed.

It's important to keep in mind that this is satire. So it's sarcastic, but there are lots of grains of truth in here. This is not racist against white people (cause that's not really a thing), it's merely a comedic take on situations lots of black people and people of color encounter when talking to white people. Microaggressions (those unintentionally offensive things that minorities encounter in their daily life) are a very real thing and are important to acknowledge and understand. Finally, the last sketch (where the guys talk about "hoes") in this video will no doubt hit a few nerves, but I think it's a clever commentary on how many men respond to misogyny vs. racism. Uncomfortable and kinda offensive? Yes. But as they say, there's truth in every jest.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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