There Are Some Things That Private Parts Cannot Tell You. (Unless They Happen To Talk.)

Ever find yourself confused about certain aspects of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression? I've certainly embarrassed myself by mixing things up in the past, but this little crash course is a great helper. And even if you're still a bit confused after you've watched it, that's cool — as long as you remember the part that comes at 2:18.

Some may make the (valid) point that gender identity and gender expression don't necessarily fall under the category of "human sexuality," and that's worth keeping in mind. But the fact that we're having this conversation is hugely important. Like, as huge as that blow-up doll's penis is. Not that size matters.

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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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