Traditional nativity scenes in Catalonia sometimes include a…

Traditional nativity scenes in Catalonia sometimes include a figure of a guy pooping. He’s called the Caganer, which literally means ‘crapper’ in Catalan. He’s been around since at least the 18th century, and he’s usually hiding in the corner with…

Little girls start believing gender stereotypes by age 6. A…

Little girls start believing gender stereotypes by age 6. A 2017 study found the stereotype of brilliance being more associated with men influences children as young as 6, an age when girls begin to ignore activities that are said to…

The world has an international language. It’s based on a mix…

The world has an international language. It’s based on a mix of English, German, French, and Spanish, has just 16 rules, and each letter has only one pronunciation. It was created in 1887 by a Polish doctor, who named it…

In 2001, Pennsylvania’s Beaver College had to change its name…

In 2001, Pennsylvania’s Beaver College had to change its name to Arcadia University. Aside from the school being made fun of across the country, they were recruiting 30% fewer students, and anti-porn filters kept blocking access to their website. Source…

Women of all ages are more likely to survive in times of…

Women of all ages are more likely to survive in times of crisis. A study of the last 250 years shows that women have longer life spans during famine or disease epidemics, and female survival rates are especially higher during…

According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, you can only have…

According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar, you can only have about 150 solid friendships. “Dunbar’s Number” is the theory that, due to our brain size and long-term memory capacity, we can only maintain stable relationships with a limited number of people.…