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Here’s why you should never trust a map.

Here’s why you should never trust a map.

Relatively Interesting May 3, 2015 0

You have been lied to your entire life.  Every map that you’ve ever looked at (which uses the Mercator projection, anyways) gives a false impression of a country’s actual size.  Since the Earth is

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Meet the Electric Eel:  Nature’s Taser

Meet the Electric Eel: Nature’s Taser

Relatively Interesting April 30, 2015 1

First thing’s first, the electric eel is not an eel but is actually a variety of knifefish (related to catfish) found in the muddy rainforest waters of South America. Secondly, they’re badass.  The base

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Behind the brands you buy at the grocery store

Behind the brands you buy at the grocery store

Relatively Interesting April 27, 2015 0

You just went shopping at the grocery store and picked up some Tropicana Orange Juice, Doritos and Rold Gold pretzels, a box of Life cereal, a bag of Spitz sunflower seeds, and some Aunt

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What are the odds?

What are the odds?

Relatively Interesting April 23, 2015 0

If life has one rule, it’s that anything is possible.  Especially if you believe that we are just one in the set of infinite universes that comprise our multiverse.  Or, if you just want to

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Congratz America, you’re an outlier.

Congratz America, you’re an outlier.

Relatively Interesting April 23, 2015 1

It seems that if you plot the belief in evolution versus national wealth, the United States of America is an outlier – by a long shot.  The graph shows the % of adults that

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The Shapes of Stories

The Shapes of Stories

Relatively Interesting April 20, 2015 0

Esteemed write Kurt Vonnegut noted that his special contribution to culture wasn’t a popular novel like “Cat’s Cradle” or “Slaughterhouse-Five,” but a master’s thesis he wrote while studying anthropology at the University of Chicago.  The

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How Much Would it Cost to Build the Millenium Falcon?

How Much Would it Cost to Build the Millenium Falcon?

Relatively Interesting April 16, 2015 0

The Millenium Falcon is arguably the coolest ship in the Star Wars universe.  Using science(ish) – and a lot of improvisation and conjecture – the folks over at Build the Millenium Falcon the have

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How to look smart in meetings

How to look smart in meetings

Relatively Interesting April 15, 2015 0

Courtesy thecooperreview.com, here are 10 tricks you can use to appear smart in meetings.  These tricks are especially useful if you just nodded off in the meeting for a few minutes or hours;  you

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The History of the Universe (as we know it)

The History of the Universe (as we know it)

Relatively Interesting April 14, 2015 0

This illustration summarises the almost 14-billion-year long history of our Universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos, where its properties were almost uniform and punctuated only

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NEW:  Resources for skeptics and science enthusiasts

NEW: Resources for skeptics and science enthusiasts

Relatively Interesting April 13, 2015 0

If you’ve browsed this Relatively Interesting website and have managed to get through every article and you STILL want more interesting stuff, then boy – do we have the thing for you.  Visit our

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