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Ridiculous Holiday Traditions Your Weird Family Celebrates

You know how family traditions start: you do something fun one year, and the kids want to do it again next year. Before you know it, they think it's important to do it every year. Some of these traditions evolve into strange and weird things your family does that no one else does- and you may not have known it until you were an adult.



You might not even realize how strange your family traditions are until someone new confronts them for the first time. Or maybe you were the outsider, dumbfounded at what was normal in that family.  



Read all 18 pictofacts about weird family holiday traditions at Cracked. And feel free to tell us your stories about what your family does for the holidays.


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Why the AAA Banned Women from Motorsport: Joan Newton Cuneo's Wild Racing Streak

One of the first successful female racers, Joan Newton Cuneo had fallen in love with racing when her husband Andrew bought her a steam car which she traded in for a more powerful car and took to the race track.

She had competed in various races starting with the Glidden Tour and she continued to set speed records, attracting attention in the racing scene and even from media outlets.

Things were looking good. In 1908, Cuneo had completed the Glidden Tour with a perfect score, set even more speed records, and was on her way to the New Orleans Fair Grounds in early 1909 for the Mardi Gras races—intended to be a perfect way for Cuneo to grow her celebrity.
And she kicked ass. The Mardi Gras races were three jam-packed days of speed, and Cuneo was defeating a long list of popular drivers, like Ralph de Palma, Bob Burman, and George Robertson. The media went wild. A tiny woman behind the wheel of a powerful car seemed absurd—but the fact that she could absolutely demolish the top talents of the day? Joan Cuneo was a force to be reckoned with.

All was well and good except for one thing. She was banned by the AAA from participating in any sanctioned races:

That is, until the Contest Board of the American Automobile Association decided to ban women from any of their sanctioned competitions. Including Cuneo.

(Image credit: Bain News Service/Wikimedia Commons)


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Benjamin Franklin's Electrical Experiments that Led to the Discovery of Turkey Tenderization

With the discovery of electricity, Benjamin Franklin experimented on it to understand its different uses and practical applications.

Franklin’s fascination with electricity spilled over to more elaborate parlor tricks. In the summer of 1749 he hosted an electrical feast, which began with Franklin electrocuting a turkey and then roasting it on a spit that was turned by an electrically powered jack.
Franklin’s experiments occasionally went awry. In some of his first attempts at turkey electrocution, the birds were merely stunned, arising a few minutes later after regaining consciousness.
On one memorable occasion, he electrocuted himself instead of the bird.

Despite the mishaps he faced while experimenting with electricity, Franklin never gave up.

Despite this blunder, Franklin continued his explorations in pursuit of a practical use for electricity. In particular, he theorized that electricity could be used to tenderize meat. By 1773 Franklin had not only a hypothesis but specific instructions.

(Image credit: American Philosophical Society)


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The Man Who Sued His Neighbors Over Christmas Light Show Dispute

We all want to spread joy and good cheer during the Christmas season but we have to agree that there is a point where it just becomes too much.

Jeremy Morris is the guy whom people refer to as Mr. Christmas and Clark Griswold, because of his overly enthusiastic way of celebrating the holiday season, which eventually led to a legal dispute with his neighbors.

Read more on the Inlander.

(Image credit: V Smoothe/Wikimedia Commons)


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Singles Who Get Cancer Are Less Likely To Get Chemotherapy or Other Aggressive Treatments, Here's Why

Nobody wants to hear from their doctors that they have detected some form of growth in their bodies especially because they would most likely be a prelude to cancer.

If ever somebody does get cancer, in order to remedy it, they obviously need the best possible treatment even if it requires them to undergo chemotherapy and other painful, aggressive treatments, so that their chances of remission would become higher.

But it is actually a different story for singles out there than for married adults. John DelFattore from the Washington Post writes:

We’ve often heard about studies showing that married adults are more likely to survive cancer than singles. But buried in those same studies is another finding that hasn’t made the headlines. When surgery or radiotherapy is the treatment of choice, patients with spouses are more likely to get it.
I had no idea that marital status might affect medical care until an oncologist, talking about what treatment to give me, asked if I have a spouse or children. When I said no to both, he looked genuinely concerned. “But how will you manage?” he asked.
He then proposed to give me only one mild drug, although the standard of care was a much harsher — and more effective — combination chemotherapy. When I tried to describe my strong network of friends and extended family, he talked right over me.

So why do singles get treated differently from married individuals?

(Image credit: Michael Woloschinow/The Washington Post)


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Babies Learn about Their Bodies By Kicking and Punching in the Womb

Sometimes, when you touch a pregnant lady's belly, you might feel a small thud, a sign that the baby is kicking inside the womb. Researchers reveal that this happens as a way for babies to understand their bodies while in the womb.

Researchers measuring the brainwaves of newborn babies have discovered that a baby's kicks are likely a way for the infant to map and begin to understand its body. The study could help doctors develop better techniques for looking after premature babies.

Anthony Wood has more on these research findings on New Atlas.

(Image credit: Carlo Navarro/Unsplash)


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The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

National Geographic has announced the winners in their 2018 photo contest. The Grand Prize went to Jassen Todorov for an aerial image of thousands of recalled Volkswagens and Audis retired to the Mojave desert after the company was caught cheating on emissions tests.



This photograph by Pim Volkers won first place in the wildlife category.

It was early morning when I saw the wildebeests crossing Tanzania’s Mara River. The layering of dust, shade, and sun over the chaos of wildebeests kicking up water gives this picture a sense of mystique and allure. It’s almost like an old painting—I’m still compelled to search the detail of the image to absorb the unreal scene.

You can see the winners in all the categories at National Geographic.

-via Digg


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I Got a Toy Truck

Kids can be cold and calculating. Most children who are disappointed in not getting a pony just stop believing in Santa. One kid not only got revenge, but he's on to extortion now. Jim Benton drew this comic some time ago. This year, he pulled it out, added more color, and printed it on his Christmas cards. -via reddit


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The Risk of Weaponizing Facial Recognition

In a photo of a crowd, trying to find a particular person is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, facial recognition has become a very useful tool at finding people without having to look through the haystack yourself.

It has other uses too in medicine and even in agriculture. But as with any new technology, it comes with some risks, particularly its applications can easily be weaponized.

David Owen explores the various uses of computerized facial recognition as well as the potential dangers that it poses.

(Image credit: US CBP)


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Water Found on Asteroid by NASA Space Probe

Finding life on other planets or celestial bodies may be a little bit far off but recently, a NASA probe has detected evidence that water was on a distant asteroid. One might think asteroids are just hunks of rock floating in space so this new discovery would come as a surprise to many.

In a conference today, scientists announced that OSIRIS-REx has found evidence of hydrated minerals on the surface of Bennu using its on-board spectrometers — tools used to determine the exact chemical composition of a specific spot. That means “evidence of liquid water” in Bennu’s past, according to Amy Simon, the scientist overseeing OSIRIS-REx’s spectral analysis.
“To get hydrated minerals in the first place, to get clays, you have to have water interacting with regular minerals,” says Simon. “This is a great surprise.”

(Image credit: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA)


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An Afghan Woman's Story of Why She Set Herself on Fire

There are still various parts of the world where women's rights aren't being recognized or if they were, they are only secondary to tribal customs and laws that govern the society, and most of the time those laws trump the inherent rights of women.

This is the story of an Afghan woman who had enough and decided it was time to end her life.

(Illustration by: Anke Gladnick)


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The Real Lesson of Y2K, 20 Years Later

What caused the global panic at the turn of the new millennia turned out to be a false alarm. No, computers didn't malfunction as a result of changing the year from 1999 to 2000. But there is an important lesson that the world probably missed in the wake of the misunderstanding.

The two narratives explaining the Y2K incident are somewhat in contrast with one another. Either it was simply a non-issue, that we had nothing to worry about with the machines that we built or it was because of the skilled programmers who averted the problem.

The two, combined, narratives of what transpired on Y2K — that it was strictly a non-event, or, that it was a non-event because of programmers were skilled enough to predict and avert it — actually bred something else: confidence.
Armed with this confidence, in the years since Y2K, we have created more and more complex networks and systems to enhance, guide, or even take over many facets of our daily lives.
Now, we’re discovering what a false sense of security we’ve created. Along with it should come the realization of just how little we understand about the programs that permeate our lives and the networks that link them. Unlike 20 years ago, we appear less and less capable of predicting what will go wrong, or of stopping it before it does.

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Putting Women Back in Science History, Erasing the 'Matthew Matilda' Effect

Women have always been left out of history, not because they didn't have anything to say, do, or contribute but mostly because they are being pushed into the traditional role of being a domestic shut-in.

But no more. The women's movement and all other efforts being made to ensure that women are able to contribute and be credited in their chosen fields have been gaining a lot of attention in recent times. Though there is still a long way to go.

At the very least, we could recognize the women who have made big contributions in the field of science in history. Other than Marie Curie and Ada Lovelace, other female scientists like Caroline Herschel, Lisa Meitner, and Hertha Ayrton deserve the commendation for their works.

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Nobody would ever go watch someone else play video games

Esports is exploding. What, you don't know what it is?

[link]https://www.interestingfacts.org/fact/what-is-esports


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Time Signature In Music

with my feet upon the ground

i lose myself between the sounds

and open wide to suck it in

i feel it move across my skin

[link]https://www.interestingfacts.org/fact/time-signature-in-music


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