5 Interesting Holidays to Celebrate in February

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February is the shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 in leap years but it’s surely not short of holidays. Each day of the month is a holiday celebrated in a part of the world. Some of these are familiar events that most countries observe while others are area-specific. Also known […]

Protected: Top 10 Greatest Explorers of All Time: They Came, Saw, Conquered and Made History

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That “Eureka” Moment: Top 10 Accidental Inventions

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Everybody knows the story of how Archimedes accidentally realized how to measure the volume of irregularly-shaped objects just by soaking himself in a tub. The story of how Alexander Fleming unintentionally discovered the bacteria-fighting properties of a certain mould, which would later inspire the invention of penicillin, is being taught in schools. These are just […]

Barako No More?

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I spent most of my years in Batangas and although my Dad was from Masbate/Palawan, I’ve always considered myself a 100% Batangueno. I’m your typical Batangueno — great and proud of his roots. In Tagalog, magiting at mayabang. Joke lang. Pero half-meant. After all, wala pa akong nakitang Batangueno na hindi proud na taga-Batangas. Gaah, […]

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Mating Rituals

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Yesterday, Valentine’s Day. This month, Love Month. Gaaawd, it’s mating season once again. My supposedly 1.5-hour travel time from Makati to Lemery, Batangas became 4.5 hours last night! I was stuck in traffic in Tagaytay for more than three fuckin’ hours! And when I say fuckin’ hours, I mean fuckin’ hours. There are too many […]

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Dreams

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When I decided I would write about this several months ago, I did some online research. Apparently, several other websites have similar lists. So I compiled what I found very interesting.  Dreams always catch the attention of experts. It is the subject of many studies, trying to uncover everything about it. However, no matter how […]

Why Nursery Rhymes Are So Violent

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A few months ago, I was teaching my 4-year old nephew some nursery rhymes with a DVD. After a lot of singing, he slowly digested the story that the rhymes tell. And then he began asking rather uncomfortable questions. One of the first rhymes I taught him was Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty sat on a […]

That’s All We are Worth

When the human body is broken down into its chemical components — carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, etc. — it is only worth $23.80. — National Geographic Channel FAQS They say that the human soul weighs 21 grams. I wonder how much it costs. Hmmm. I guess the human soul is priceless.