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If We Can Make Animals Smarter, Should We?
In science fiction stories, research can accidentally create super-intelligent animal species. As the ability to alter animals’ brains grows, some say we should be wary of fiction becoming reality.
These Are the Dumbest Drug Moments of the Last 100 Years
From hippies attempting to levitate the Pentagon to the "10-Guy" meme, here’s our list of the stupidest drug-related incidents of the last century.
The Real-Life Bill and Ted Are Trying to Make You Political
‘Chad Kroeger’ and JT Parr have made their name rolling into city council meetings with ridiculous demands – like a 2nd Fourth of July –but they’re not just trying to make people laugh.
Bad Hats, Riots, and the Unifying Phenomenon of a Truly Stupid Meme
A 19th century trend for tearing off unfashionable hats and throwing them in the gutter shows how stupid trends can bring us together.