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What Muhammad Ali Said In 1971 Was Both Funny And Shocking Then. But Listen To It Today.

This was 1971, so it was just on the edge of some of these things changing. But a lot of what he talks about is still accurate today.

Muhammad Ali had a great sense of humor that actually surprised me in the clip below when he talks about asking his mother questions about being raised in an era when everybody in popular culture and even in Christianity was white.


Then he describes what happened after he won the gold medal in the Rome Olympics for boxing and tried to get a meal in an all-white restaurant back home.

Cassius Clay was his given name, and he changed it to Muhammad Ali when he experienced some of these things. Find out why:

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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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