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Some postcoital practices are far more dangerous than an after-sex cigarette. If you belong to an arthropod species where one partner frequently devours the other, making babies may be the last thing you ever do. Some species of spiders, slugs, and insects regularly include a spot of cannibalism in…
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One of mankind’s greatest wishes is to live without the worry of old age. Fountains of youth and mythological sources of longevity are common in our legends and fairy tales, but each of us progresses slowly, aging toward our eventual end. Still, we wish for something different. As a sort of bitter…
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Freezing to death is the direct opposite of burning to death. Both are horrible ways to die, though freezing tends to be longer, condemning victims to a slow, shivering death. However, hypothermia is more survivable than immolation. Over the years, a number people and animals have been frozen to the…
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Mummies are often associated with ancient Egyptians even though they were not the only culture that mummified dead humans and animals. The Chinese did, too. The Egyptians were probably not the first, either. The Chinchorro people of Chile have been mummifying their dead since 5000 BC. The first…
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