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Question: Do you ever wonder how Amuuuurcah decides to give people a shot at living in their big ol' country? I'm talking about the people who are looking to live in the U.S. after graduating from U.S. high schools, coming to the U.S. as kids, and having lived here for a good chunk of their lives already.

If you answered yes, then good, because I have some facts, figures, and real talk about immigration and the proposed DREAM Act for you below.


If you answered no, well damn, cram these facts in your brain anyway because you should probably know how your country makes these decisions.

via UNSW

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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