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Featured Videos for the Week of September 22, 2014

Featured Videos for the Week of September 22, 2014

To feed your desire to learn something new every day, we've carefully curated a collection of fascinating videos for you to discover throughout the week. Curious about why we kiss, the paleo diet, computer memory and more? Start exploring.

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  1. "Corpse flower" is a direct translation of Amorphophallus titanum's Indonesian name. 00:33

  2. The corpse flower emits its malodorous chemicals to attract its pollinators. 01:28

  3. The isovaleric acid in the corpse flower produces a smell similar to that of old sweatsocks. 02:16

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  1. Kissing may have begun as kiss-feeding, the exchange of pre-chewed food from one mouth to another. 01:47

  2. Research suggests that the white scleras in human eyes make it easier for us to ascertain the direction of someone else's gaze. 04:51

  3. The polarity principle states that stress, including the stress of uncertainty, is an ingredient in attachment or love. 10:20

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  1. Between 1405 and 1433, Zheng He led seven voyages throughout the Indian Ocean on huge treasure ships. 02:00

  2. The Great Wall of China was built with resources the country had because it shopped building enormous ships. 04:04

  3. Christopher Columbus navigated unknown water using just the direction he was going, the speed, and the time (which was determined via hourglass). 06:56

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