The cat’s out of the bag, history

Western culture has long had a habit of downplaying the achievements of other civilizations, with only recent times reversing the trend.

Arabs were advanced beyond their European peers, with the Europeans only catching up when trade opened up between them. Asians, particularly the Chinese, had an incredible culture and sophisticated devices. Both were neglected in the history books.

Now researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered another advanced culture that was buried by the Europeans: cats.

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‘Frozen’ leaves some viewers feeling cold

Recently, my ladyfriend saw something online that greatly upset her. She read a review claiming the Disney movie Frozen was spreading homosexual propaganda.

I have not read the review, but I have seen the movie, and now I will attempt to determine if that review is correct and my brain was poisoned by gay messaging.

SPOILER ALERT: The answer is yes.

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Hopefully a lesson is learned

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, get suspended or fined.

That’s what a Rutgers professor and two South Carolina colleges learned recently.

Professor and prominent anthropologist Robert Trivers told his class that he was looking forward to learning the material along with them, because he was unfamiliar with it, to earn his suspension. The two South Carolina colleges assigned books with homosexual themes, prompting the state legislature to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars of funding.

These are real things that happened!

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The dog days of winter

Arizona has made the news a lot in the last couple of years due to their stringent anti-immigration policies.

The state has been the butt of jokes, the source of activists’ ire, and the site of arguments about how to handle people of different ethnicities, as many say lawmakers have gone too far.

Now we see the reasons for the actions, and proof they haven’t gone far enough, because a gang of Mexican immigrants is taking over the town of Maryvale, with officials so far seemingly helpless to stop them.

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Here there be dragons

For some, when they figure out who they want to lead their country, they ask themselves which candidate seems more like a regular guy or gal, someone they could see themselves comfortably have a drink with.

Smarter people take the question further, and ask what one New Zealander asked of his prime minister: are you a regular guy, or a shape-shifting reptile bent on driving humanity toward enslavement?

Prime Minister John Key responded, saying he went to both a doctor and a veterinarian to make sure, and the answer came back that he was not.

Now it’s Obama’s turn.

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There’s no overdosing on heroism

The Maine legislature is working to create laws putting an anti-overdose drug in the hands of paramedics, firefighters, police, and families of at-risk individuals, trying to save lives after heroin overdose cases quadrupled in their state from 2011 to 2012.

Luckily, Maine governor Paul LePage is a hero. He’s already said he would veto the bill when it reaches his desk, which would fall in line with previous actions he’s taken.

His concern is simple: with a safety net like that, people could be more likely to use heroin.

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Ears are the new gateways to the soul

Scientists have made a recent discovery that puts our privacy at even greater risk.

The next time you throw away a used Q-Tip, just know you’re giving the NSA details about yourself you never thought possible.

Like how gross you are.

Like how gross you are.

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Love and/or marriage

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s talk about love marriage.

We all know the sanctity of marriage is under attack, but the federal government has been fighting back for more than a decade the only way it knows how: with money.

Now a study has been released showing what more than $600 million spent on the Healthy Marriage Initiative over a decade can do to save marriages in this country.

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The RoboProgram: it’s happening!

Faced with veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries, the Pentagon is looking into ways to help them recover memories.

Along with another defense project, it’s clear what the military is doing: they’re working to create RoboCop.

Or RoboSoldier, I guess.

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The Sochi Olympics version would involve bears

High schools often host prom after-parties to try to give teens something to do besides what the popular kids are going to do. The problem, of course, is that those events cost money, so the schools hold fundraisers.

That’s the case for Brunswick High School in Ohio, but now they’re in hot water for how they’re trying to raise money.

Angry parents, residents, and groups have been planning protests in response to the school’s scheduled event of donkey ball.

It's just what you imagined.

It’s what you imagined.

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