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What Dads Do

There are times in life when it's inappropriate to bust out your sense of humor.

Doing your taxes? Definitely not smart to list your income as "eleventy gazillion smackers." Directing traffic? Probably not the best time to bust out your Marcel Marceau impression. Operating on the president? Might want to shelve that bit about your 60% survival rate.

But when you're raising kids? It's kind of impossible to take yourself too seriously.


Especially when the tiny humans around you — despite depending on you for food, shelter, and the occasional stuffed amphibian — definitely do not take you seriously.

Even a conscientious parent knows that things are bound to — occasionally — go haywire. Favorite toys break. Knees get scraped. Lifelong phobias get discovered through accidental trial and error.

Laughing off the little mistakes and disappointments can make all the difference. The best part? Your kids may just laugh with you. Or at you. Or both at the same time.

And if all else fails...

Watch dad Doyin Richards learn that even when goofing around leads to a minor parenting fail, the solution is often more goofing around:

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Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a filtration system that can instantly neutralize and kill 99.8% of the coronavirus after a single pass through.

"It's basically a high-performance COVID-19 killer," Dr. Garrett Peel of Medistar, who helped craft the design, said according to Fox News.

The filter looks to be an important tool in fighting a virus that can remain in the air for hours and, in turn, spread more readily than viruses like the common flu. Harvard Health says that aerosolized coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours.

People who are asymptomatic can easily spread it to multiple people when they talk, breathe, cough, or sneeze.

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