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Is the human head transplant project, coming to an end?

The human head transplant, or full body transplant depending on who you ask, took an unexpected turn this week, when it’s leading proponent Dr. Sergio Canavero released video of a press conference on his Facebook page, where he touts the latest advances in the head transplant project, and makes a few announcements that raise eyebrows and seem to indicate all might not be going as planned. The human head transplant project, known formally as the “Human Head Anastomosis Venture” (HEAVEN) was devised by Sergio Canavero in 2013, and basically involves…

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Costa Rica Earthquake information

Hey everyone, if you’ve been following social media over the last few hours, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the earthquake that struck Costa Rica this evening. Depends on who you ask, you’ll get different magnitudes. If you ask CNN, for example, they’re saying the earthquake that hit Costa Rica was a magnitude 6.5. Information on the most recent Costa Rica earthquake The first thing everyone needs to know is that we are all fine down here. Your local news media has probably exaggerated this earthquake in Costa Rica beyond any rational…

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“Always” by Erasure, a detailed study

The other day I was watching YouTube with a friend, and all of a sudden the video for Always by Erasure came up. “Always” by Erasure is one of those unusual videos from the 90’s synth pop era, that many people haven’t really seen. It was never too big on MTV or the major chains, and back then if it wasn’t on MTV, it didn’t exist. If you’re one of those post-millennials, you’ve probably never heard of Erasure or and much less seen the “Always” video. If you have the…

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Do bananas really peel easier from the other end?

If you’ve been wandering around the internet these past few months you’ve undoubtedly seen the hype surrounding peeling a banana backwards. Yeah, that’s what 2017 has brought us: the revelation that we should peel bananas from the other end and we’ve been doing it wrong for all of out existence. Supposedly, when monkeys peel bananas, they do it from the tip towards the stem, and not from the stem to the tip like we humans have done all our lives. And that shows that peeling a banana backwards is more…

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Why does my cell phone charger get so hot?

Charging a cell phone is something we do regularly, every day of our lives if we have one. There are many different ways to charge mobile phones, and most people use the typical wall charger: that little plastic block that connects to the wall socket, and then plugs into our phone to charge it. Something that people notice a lot, and makes them kind of nervous is that the cell phone charger gets hot when it’s charging. This heating up is pretty noticeable: it’s not just that the charger gets slightly warm,…

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The best party in 2017 is almost here: Palmares, Costa Rica

The party at Zapote is still going strong, and goes until January 8. But since it’s New Year’s, we can now look to the future … to the best party in Costa Rica: Palmares! One of the best festivals every year, is at Fiestas de Palmares 2017. Historically, Fiestas de Palmares has been the most anticipated festival of the year, for more than a decade. Zapote has a much longer history, but Palmares quickly became the favorite of Costa Ricans, and now every year thousands of people flock from anywhere, for 2…

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Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia from Star Wars, dies at 60

2016 is going to be remembered as the year that had no truce when it came to taking our beloved celebrities and characters. Leonard Nimoy, David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, and now, Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher, the famed Princess Leia from the Star Wars universe, had died at age 60. Carrie Fisher, dead at 60 Many fans will be asking themselves about now, how did Carrie Fisher die? Carrie Fisher died from a heart attack, in Los Angeles on December 27, 2016. She had suffered the heart attack while on…

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A Gen X Idol: George Michael’s Biography

Another icon of a generation, one of those voices that was with us throughout our lives, has left us this 2016. On Christmas Day, December 25, the sad news of the death of singer George Michael spread throughout the globe. He was 53 years old. Contents: George Michael’s biography: the first years and Wham George Michael goes solo George Michael gets serious: Listen without Prejudice Ladies and Gentlemen: the late stage of George Michael The end of George Michael: drug addiction and health problems George Michael’s Biography George Michael was…

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Never gonna dance again: George Michael dies at age 53.

2016 isn’t done taking our favorite celebrities, or so it seems. A few minutes ago it was confirmed that George Michael, the famous singer, died at his home in England this afternoon. He was 53 years old. George Michael dies: gone is another voice of a generation George Michael was one of the most well known voices of the 80’s generation. He started his career out as part of the group Wham!, where he immediately gained fame and rose to stardom with several number one hits. Most who lived those…

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