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Alien Guy from History Channel saying "Grain Storage"

BuzzFeed recently uncovered an old video of now-presidential hopeful Ben Carson expressing the belief that ancient Egyptian pyramids were granaries rather than the archeologically accepted explanation of them being tombs. When asked, Carson acknowledged that he still holds this belief. “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramidsContinue Reading

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Brontosaurus / Apatosaurus skeleton

If you’re into dinosaurs. you probably know that the Brontosaurus does not officially exist.  At some point in time, it was decided that skeletons labeled brontosaurs were really skeletons of apatosaurs. You likely weren’t told this debacle happened all the way back in 1903 in the wake of the GreatContinue Reading

“Just in time for Christmas,” ABC reports that archeologists believe they have found where Jesus taught. Then they provide no information at all supporting such a grandiose claim. What they did find was a 2000 year old synagogue, and that’s a notable find in and of itself.  They aren’t exactlyContinue Reading

Cookies stamped with "no"

Near-equality makes inequality less visible. American women largely have access to the same things as men: education, employment, the vote, etc.  They live independently, making their own decisions without society judging them as radical.  And when people commit egregious amounts of sexism (I’m looking at you, Rep. “Legitimate-Rape” Akin), societyContinue Reading

The Chinese government holds such a tight control on the Internet that foreign travelers speak of being trapped behind the Great Firewall of China.  There are countless reasons why a website or even a search term might be banned, such as it supporting something considered immoral like pornography.  Many, however,Continue Reading