In eighth-century England, criminals could escape the death penalty by retreating to churches and paying a fine. In the years leading up to the Reformation, however, the principle of sanctuary declined, and church sanctuaries were officially abolished in 1540. Although religious institutions are no longer legal sanctuaries, they continue to operate as powerful symbols in
Humanity’s opinion on sex is nearly unanimously favorable. Just about everyone likes talking about it, doing it, watching other people do it on the Internet, and pretty much everything else involving sex—and for good reason, too; it’s awesome! Despite being such a prominent part of our lives, though, sex remains a poorly understood function of
The cockroach is one annoying and troublesome insect that we humans still aren’t used to—and probably never will be. This is even though roaches have adapted to hanging around us since forever and seem to be enjoying the relationship. There are lots of interesting and disgusting facts about roaches that many of us do not
Deserts are typically portrayed as empty wastelands. Although their surface does not have a lot to offer, there is plenty to discover underneath. Archeologists have been digging up fossils in deserts for decades—especially the Sahara Desert, the biggest hot desert in the world. Scattered across the globe, fossils are traces of organisms from a past
Weeping is not just about ruining a good tissue. Researchers have found that crying could serve an important evolutionary purpose, that tears send chemical signals to other people, and that the salty globules can generate electricity. Then there are the mysteries, like why some people cry more on planes while others cry when they pee.
A very large percentage of the population has to be able to cook at least a little bit to survive. Since humans tend to be a proud lot, we’re all often pretty convinced of our own ideas and our own ways of doing things. Of course, other people are just as sure of their methods.
Speaking of Voice Actors, did you know we’re buddy buds with Troy Baker & Nolan North? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl0K1S6UWuU Another Top 10 …
If the rest of the week has got you down, maybe this list can cheer you up a little. Here are some inspiring and positive tales to lift your spirits. If you like weird and wacky, try the offbeat list as well. Quite a few inspiring tales of rescue this week involve children, puppies, stranded
Cities and towns are essential to our lives. As centers of trade, community, and art, they are the places where exciting things happen and progress is made. Whole civilizations have been driven by powerful cities like Rome, London, and Paris. But sometimes, cities fall afoul of Mother Nature. Cities can survive most natural disasters, but
Check out 8-bit Music Theory’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/8-bit%20Music% 20Theory We like video games. We also like music. Combine the two and …