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Public safety campaigns designed to reduce car crashes are actually having the opposite effect, according to new research. Highway signs that show the number of traffic fatalities end up causing more accidents, a joint study by the universities of Toronto and Minnesota has found. Researchers studied data from Texas, where highway sings display those messages one week per month. Displaying fatality messages was found to increase the number of crashes in the next 6 miles by 4.5%. Fatality messages were found to cause an additional 2,600 crashes and 16 deaths each year. The professors in charge of the study believe that traffic death signs are distracting to drivers who are already overburdened by multiple sources of information.
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The world might be headed toward a shortage of – wait for it – SAND, according to a UN report. Sand is the world’s most-exploited resource after water, playing a vital role in both construction and the natural environment. The report argues that we need to “drastically change the way we produce, build and consume products, infrastructures and service.” or humanity and the natural world could face some very real difficulties. Sand is the key ingredient in concrete, asphalt, and glass, and the UN says around 50 billion tonnes of sand and gravel are used each year, enough to build a wall around the planet 27 meters (88 feet) wide and 27 meters (88 feet) high.
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Benedict Cumberbatch is taking his philanthropic duties a step further by housing a Ukrainian family from the war-torn country. He has recently been open about his intention to bring a family in need into his home and hoped others would do the same. Cumberbatch revealed that he previously helped some families who managed to flee the country by funding their housing in the UK. He added that he was currently working with the charity Refugee at Home to help refugees with housing and mental health support. The “Avengers: End Game” actor recently said that the Ukrainian family is receiving medical treatment, and he is looking to give them “stability” in his home after the turmoil they have undoubtedly experienced.
A new version of “Iron Chef” is coming to Netflix as the streamer continues adding reality shows to its library. This new version will feature former “Iron Chef America” host Alton Brown and “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish as hosts. Mark Dacascos will be back as ‘The Chairman’ in the Kitchen Stadium. “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” will debut on June 15. Netflix bills the series as a “supersized approach” to the culinary competition, and chefs will face the toughest challenges of their careers. Five new Iron Chefs will face off against Challenger Chefs in the new Kitchen Stadium, where they are pushed “to the limits of endurance and creativity.” The most successful Challenger will return at the end of the season to become the first “Iron Legend.”
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Clean energy may be about to get a whole lot cheaper, because British scientists have developed a new type of hydrogen fuel cell using iron instead of costly platinum. The breakthrough brings the widespread commercialization of hydrogen cell electric vehicles a step closer to reality. They are an environmentally-friendly alternative for portable power, with water vapor the only by-product. The development puts the common metal ahead in the race to find cost-effective catalysts. Currently, platinum accounts for about 60% of the cost of a fuel cell. A release from Imperial College London says: “Our cheaper catalyst design should (bring the cost down for) systems that use hydrogen as fuel, ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions and putting the world on a path to net-zero emissions.”
Last week, we learned that SpaceX and Tesla CEO had reached an agreement to purchase Twitter for $44 billion – and now it’s us who might wind up paying. Here are a few of his ideas: In a tweet that he posted, then quickly deleted, last month, Musk suggested a change to the Twitter Blue premium subscription service, which included banning advertising and the option to pay using the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Twitter Blue costs $2.99 USD a month. There was also talk of Musk charging for users to obtain a coveted blue checkmark. He has also mentioned charging a fee when a third-party website wants to quote or embed a tweet from verified individuals or organizations.
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Teflon is the only known material to which geckos are unable to stick.
When being photographed, instead of “cheese”, people in the Victorian era said “prunes.”
Due to climate change, allergy season is getting longer and more intense each year.
In the 18th century, tornados were called “twirlblasts” and “twirlwinds”.
The Twitter bird’s official name Is ‘Larry’.
There are 550 hairs in the average eyebrow.
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Machine Gun Kelly’s revelation he and Megan Fox drink each other’s blood is drawing a warning from vampires, and they’re reminding the couple to put safety first! While the couple haven’t explicitly used the V-word, many people on Twitter are labeling them that way, and now, self-described vampires are weighing in on their blood-drinking ritual. Belfazaar Ashantison, the co-founder of The New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA), is urging Megan and MGK to take proper precautions before drinking their lover’s blood, including testing for potential diseases and blood-borne illnesses, from which he says vampires are not immune.
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53-year-old Kylie Minogue has been crowned the surprise-winner of a new poll of the “sexiest celeb over 50”, beating perennial pinups Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Hurley, and, well, everyone else – guys and gals included. Ourtime, a dating app for singles over the age of 50, asked 1,500 users to vote on the celebrity they find sexiest. Here are the top-10 . . .
1. Kylie Minogue (53-years-old)
2. Elizabeth Hurley (56)
3. Jennifer Aniston (53)
4. George Clooney (60)
5. Nicole Kidman (54)
6. Brad Pitt (58)
7. Tess Daly (British TV presenter, 53)
8. Julia Roberts (54)
9. Hugh Jackman (53)
Dame Helen Mirren (76!)
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