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Researchers Claim That Biting Into Whole Foods Can Lead To Bad Behavior In Kids

By Meera Dolasia on April 24, 2014
Researchers Claim That Biting Into Whole Foods Can Lead To Bad Behavior In Kids

The next time you are chided for behaving badly, blame it on the whole apple, pear or pretty much any uncut food that your parents packed in your lunch box. That's because biting into anything that requires the use of the front teeth, is likely to cause rowdy behavior in kids! At least that's the conclusion some researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have reached, after observing the behavior of 12 elementary school students at a summer camp.

Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

By Meera Dolasia on April 23, 2014
Kansas City Zoo Chimps Stage 'Madagascar' Style Escape

When one hears about animals escaping from their zoo enclosures, it is usually because the door has been inadvertently left open. However, what happened at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri on April 9th, was an orchestrated escape, conjured up by one smart chimpanzee.

Eggshelland - Cleveland's 56-Year-Old Easter Tradition Continues To Amaze

By Meera Dolasia on April 20, 2014
Eggshelland - Cleveland's 56-Year-Old Easter Tradition Continues To Amaze

For over half a century, the city of Lyndhurst in the eastern suburb of Cleveland has been home to a fun Easter tradition - Eggshelland, an elaborate mosaic made entirely from colorful eggshells put together by Ron and Betty Manolio in their front yard on Linden Lane.

Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 18, 2014
Grumpy Cat's Purr . . . fect 2nd Birthday!

While walking around with a sorrowful look may not work for everyone, it sure has for Tardar Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat. For how else can you explain the fact that in 2012, she was named both Most Influential Cat by MSNBC and Most Important Meme, by social media news site Mashable. It is therefore not surprising that this popular feline's second birthday, which fell on Friday, April 4th 2014, is being celebrated with such fanfare.

And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

By Meera Dolasia on April 16, 2014
And The World's Favorite Number Is . . .

Everyone always talks about the dreaded number 13 and the lengths millions of people go through, to avoid it. However, nobody has ever bothered to ask if there was a common number that thousands loved enough, to call it their favorite. But now, thanks to London-based author Alex Bellos, it appears that such a number does indeed exist and it is . . . drum roll please . . . the one and only, number seven!

Message In A Bottle Gets Delivered After 101 Years!

By Meera Dolasia on April 12, 2014
Message In A Bottle Gets Delivered After 101 Years!

If you are ever stranded on an island, here is one thing you may not want to do - send a distress message inside a bottle. That's because chances are it will not be delivered until long after you are gone. At least that's what happened to the one Richard Platz sent to his wife, on May 17th, 1913.

Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2014
Think Fairies Are Real? So Does This Professor

Always wanted to meet Tinker Bell? Then you may want to head over to Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, England, where you will encounter not one, but numerous versions of the fairy that first made her appearance in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play, Peter Pan. At least that is what one university professor is asserting and he even has pictures to prove it!

Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

By Kavi Dolasia on April 7, 2014
Video of the Week - Feathers Fly High On International Pillow Fight Day!

If you have ever been in a pillow fight with friends, you know how much fun it is. Now imagine one with hundreds of people, most of whom you don't even know! That's exactly what happens annually, on International Pillow Fight Day!

Watch Out! It's Almost April 1st!

By Meera Dolasia on March 31, 2014
Watch Out! It's Almost April 1st!

Tomorrow is April 1st or as it is better known, Fools' Day! This is the day when pranksters come out in full force to have some light-hearted fun at the expense of some unsuspecting souls. Though the origin of this age-old tradition is not known for sure, some trace it back to 1582, the year when the Julian calendar (which began the New Year in April), was replaced with today's Gregorian calendar. Others believe it was to mark the change of seasons. No matter what started it all, April Fools' sure is a fun tradition.

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