Is Everything Trying To Kill You?
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It can feel like almost everything in the world is trying to kill you. But here's the question, what should you be afraid of? Sharks or spiders top many people's list of fears, but they're actually the source of very few deaths worldwide. The brown recluse spider, for example, has only caused three recorded deaths—ever. In the following video, learn about the true, mundane killers of the world, then discover the "mean world syndrome."Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The #1 Fact Of Military History Is A Lie
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You've probably heard this famous historical tip: never invade Russia in the winter. We get it—Russian winters are super cold. Silly Napoleon and Hitler. If only they hadn't made such a huge blunder, right? Think again—Napoleon and Hitler started their attacks in late June. Watch the following video for the three actual reasons their Russian invasion failed.Is there something you're curious about? Email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Sorry, But Turmeric Doesn't Have Superpowers
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We all fall victim to alluring health trends from time to time (looking at you, bulletproof coffee drinkers). One spice, described as a 'cure-all,' has circulated the internet in recent years: turmeric. While the world's "golden spice" is still pretty golden, it doesn't have the superpowers that even we once claimed. Whoops! So, put your golden milk latte down, and keep reading.Related: The "Miracle Fruit" Turns Sour Foods Sweet
The Actual Impact Of The Placebo Effect On Science
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You pay a visit to your doctor for pain, and she prescribes some pain pills. After taking the medication for less than a day, you already feel amazing. A friend in the medical field takes one look at your "magical" pills, and lets you know that you've been taking a placebo all along. But... they still worked? In the following videos, learn about the placebo effect and how it can alter scientific experiments.Is there something you're curious about? Email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity Was Initially Met With A Universal Eye-Roll
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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity. Just imagine the universal explosion of praise that happened when he published this momentous work of science! Then stop imagining. Whatever you're thinking, it probably went nothing like that. Related: Einstein's Brain Differed From An Average Person's
Is Most Published Research Wrong?
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Can eating a bar of chocolate every day help you lose weight faster? You probably have friends who have posted this study (or one like it) on Facebook declaring that to be the case. Unfortunately, that study was just plain false. How much more published literature is out there like it? According to experts, it could be a third... at least. Dive into this issue and attempted solutions in the following video.Is there something you're curious about? Email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.