5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 13, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 13, 2014
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5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - April 13, 2014

1. Just Because Jenny McCarthy Spent Years And Years Talking About How Terrible Vaccines Are Doesn't Mean She's Anti-Vaccine

The View co-host Jenny McCarthy wrote an op-ed for the Chicago Sun Times this weekend in which she cleared up the bizarre misconception that just because she spent years scaring parents into not getting their kids vaccinated—which has contributed to the reemergance of several dangerous disaeases—that does not mean she's "anti-vaccination." Heavens no! How are the two things even related?


2. Texas Man Actually Pretty Okay With His Wife Going To Mars Forever

The husband of a semi-finalist for Mars One—an international mission to relocate several people to the planet Mars, where they will live out the remainder of their lives—wrote an editorial for Texas Monthly, in which he explains why he is okay with the prospect of his wife flying away and leaving him for all time. Somehow, this doesn't seem all that newsworthy.

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3. That Nap You're Getting Ready To Take Will Probably Kill You

According to a study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology, people who take naps during the day on a regular basis are a third more likely to die before the age of 65. Those odds sound pretty okay to us.

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4. Nevada GOP Drops Anti-Abortion And Anti-Gay Marriage Platforms, Keeps Adorable Elephant Mascot

The Nevada branch of the Republican Party has decided to drop two of the national party's flagship issues—opposition to marriage equality and opposition to legal abortion—from its state platform. However, they will be holding onto their intense dislike of President Obama and their extreme love of cowboy hats.

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5. Robots Now Stealing All Our Good Drug-Dealing Jobs — Colorado Gets Pot Vending Machines

America's first customer-operated, age-verifying, automated marijuana vending machine was installed in a pot dispensary in Avon, Colorado last week. Though California already has similar machines in use, there's are located behind the counters of dispensaries, where only licensed "budtenders" can operate them, so they're not nearly as cool.

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