A species of salamander called the Tiger Salamander…

A species of salamander called the Tiger Salamander have a unique way of controlling the population within their little society. If they sense their population has overgrown, they develop offspring with specially adapted heads to eat their own species until it’s back to a normal pace.

A group of people watching a movie tend…

A group of people watching a movie tend to blink in unison. Every minute, you lose six seconds of visual information. But lucky for you, you subconsciously control the timing of your blinks to ensure that you don’t miss anything important. Thus it stands to reason that people watching the same movie at the same time would blink at the same time to miss the same unimportant stuff. And they do.

Saturn’s moon Titan has riverine valleys like Earth…

titan_s-weather-forecast-rainSaturn’s moon Titan has riverine valleys like Earth, except they are formed by flowing liquid methane. Of course, it also rains methane, but the drops are twice as large as rain on earth and fall at a fifth of the speed.
It also has volcanoes that spew a “magma” that is water and ammonia, and at -100C has the same viscosity as molten rock.
Also, the atmosphere is so thick, and the gravity so weak, if you were to strap wings to your arms like Daedalus you could fly.

People who are famous and successful have shorter…

death-age-successPeople who are famous and successful have shorter lives. The average age at death of performers and athletes, 77.2 years, wasn’t exactly young, but it was younger than those who had achieved success in other fields. Businesspeople and their ilk lived longest. In fact, their average age at death, 83 years, was higher than the national average for 2010 of 78.7 years.
Philanthropists, academics, and doctors were more likely than others to die of “old age,” a diagnosis that occurred least often for performers, athletes, and creatives.

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