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One Of The Wrongest Harry Potter-Related Anti-Abortion Signs You'll Ever See

When you reduce a major government decision with serious real world impacts to a flimsy argument about a couple of fictional characters, you better be prepared for those of us who've actually read the books to blow some holes in your fanciful theory. 1) If Lily Potter had gotten an abortion, Neville Longbottom would have killed Voldemort. The prophecy said so.2) The whole mess might have been avoided if only Tom Riddle's mother had access to a clean, safe, legal abortion in the first place.Now please, go read the books. You might actually learn something. 


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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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