If you've watched any 24-hour news networks in the past year, you probably already know that Twitter is getting more and more popular.
A few clicks to follow the right people and suddenly you quite literally have your finger on the pulse!
But it turns out tweets aren't just getting more prevalent — they're also getting shorter! Researchers at the University of The Philippines found that since the creation of the 140-character social networking tool, messages have dropped in average length.
Ch-ch-check out the pic (below) to see the totally scientific graphical evidence of our declining tweeting patterns.
Yeah, we don't fully understand it either. What's important is why?
The researchers' guess is
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We are NEVER pro-suicide… unless we're talking about HIV cells!!
In a shocking turn of events, it sounds like a common foot cream has the ability to trick HIV cells into killing themselves, which is probably the most metal way of curing something we could think of! The best part it, when the treatment stops, the HIV doesn't bounce back!
The common drug is usually used by doctors to treat nail fungus, and it apparently eradicates the virus. The fact that it doesn't bounce back means that it might not require you to use it for the rest of your life, like common HIV drugs out there today!
The drug is called
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A warning to all women who are pregnant and expecting baby boys: Whatever you do, do NOT eat chicken wings!
At least that's what PETA is saying!
Associate Director of Campaigns, Lindsay Rajt, recently reached out to Drew Cerza, the founder of the National Buffalo Festival that took place this weekend, with an open letter posted to the organization's website.
But instead of focusing on the unethical treatment of chickens, she turned the attention on pregnant women and their unborn sons. The letter reads:
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We didn't know that this was such a mystery!
Insects have to beat their wings up to 500 times a second to stay aloft! That shiz cray!
Exactly how bees are able to do this, science didn't know… until now!!
Two biophysicists at the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute were studying the difference between insect flight muscles and vertebrate muscles.
The researchers said:
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You know, we know, everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. The world knows that second hand smoke is also awful for you. But did you know that THIRDHAND smoke is also terrible?? Did you even know thirdhand smoke was a thing??
That's what they call the surface-clinging residue left over from secondhand smoke. They're finding that it can cause damage to our DNA.
What more reasons do people need NOT to smoke?? It's time for the world to wise up!
Here's what one researcher said:
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Jurassic Park, here we come!
Researchers in Spain have announced they found hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils!
They even found four kinds of dino egg that they had never found before in that region.
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There's a crazy, experimental vaccine for alcoholics out there that may be making its way to the marketplace soon!
It's meant to help people quit boozing by immediately causing hangover symptoms as soon as any alcohol enters your body.
That shiz cray!
The creators of the vaccine said that if a vaccinated person drinks any alcohol they will quickly be hit with an accelerated heartbeat, intense nausea and just generally become sick.
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