WEIRD FACTS

The Casteism I See in America

A raft of evidence shows that caste discrimination has been imported from India to the United States. By Vidya Krishnan 2021 Nov 06 – About the author: Vidya Krishnan is a writer and journalist based in Goa, India. Her first book, Phantom Plague: How …

Making Time: The Bizarre Story Behind Daylight Savings

It involves a bug collector, a grumpy Englishman, and the world’s worst bus route.  Graphic courtesy of ScienceAlert.Com– https://youtu.be/aWAXuhegaFk?list=TLGG_M0BIZ0RRnswNzExMjAyMQ – 2021 Nov Script Sources Delve Deeper Bonus Content Click to reveal bonus content (fun facts and additional insights) within script. Bonus Content Benjamin Franklin. Kaiser …

When and how was walking invented?

Three upright walkers, including Lucy (center) and two specimens of Australopithecus sediba, a human ancestor from South Africa dating back nearly 2 million years. Image compiled by Peter Schmid and courtesy of Lee R. Berger/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA – By Jan Simek, Professor of …

What is Cop26 and why does it matter? The complete guide

Everything you need to know about the Glasgow conference seeking to forge a global response to the climate emergency. Under the 2015 Paris climate accord, nations committed to restricting global temperature rises to ‘well below’ 2C. Composite: AP/Guardian Design Your Cop26 jargon buster …