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We Made Some Scientists Explain Why "Baby Shark" Is Stuck in Your Head

Is there more to an earworm than a snappy hook? We spoke to various clever people in music to understand.
Patrick Heardman
1.28.19
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“Children Wander Aimlessly Poisoned by Cocaine”: Real Poets Workshop Roy Moore’s Poetry

The wild fringe Republican who's likely to become a US Senator from Alabama has said a lot of crazy things. He also writes poetry.
Eve Peyser
9.27.17
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We Asked Scientists Why Clowns Freak Us the Hell Out

Since there's a new It coming out, we thought we'd get mentally prepared.
Maggie Puniewska
4.26.17
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We Asked the Experts to Predict the Biggest Music Trends of 2017

Meet the tastemakers and gurus who take a shit on boundaries, tequila-shot your perceptions, and painfully birth the future.
Noisey Staff
1.18.17
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Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.
Yasmin Jeffery
8.14.16
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We Asked a Sex Therapist About the Thrills of Left-Handed Wanking

In honour of the International Left-Handers Day, we found out how much truth lies in the internet rumour virtues of non-dominant hand masturbating.
Tom Usher
8.13.16
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A Psychologist Analyzes the Fights Couples Have in Ikea

IKEA: Come for the Swedish meatballs, stay for the fight with bae.
Yasmin Jeffery
8.3.16
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We Asked an Optometrist Why Molly Makes Your Eyeballs Shake

As any devotee to the /r/drugs subreddit will be able to tell you, eye wiggles—or nystagmus—are a real and mysterious hassle.
Salma Haidrani
7.24.16
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What Would Actually Happen If All the Banks Went on Strike?

On the 50th anniversary of the Irish bank strikes of 1966, we spoke to en economist about what—if anything—we learned from people who lived without banks for months at a time.
David Gilmour
5.7.16
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Why Should Anyone Still Care About Hugh Hefner?

He's getting old—turning 90 today—so we asked an expert if Hefner and the Playboy empire are still relevant and influential.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.9.16
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We Asked an Advertising Expert How Brands Come Up with April Fools' Day Pranks

What genius process leads to ideas like "pug boots" and "the clip-on man bun"?
Bryony Stone
4.1.16
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We Asked an Urban Planner How to Build the Perfect Town

We asked an expert how we can build housing that's actually good for us.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.3.16
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