5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - September 19, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - September 19, 2014
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1. Scotland Votes Overwhelmingly For Continued Subjugation And The Status Quo

Scottish citizens made their voices heard loud and clear yesterday, using their 55.3 percent of the vote to state loudly and emphatically that they are quite content with their place under the boot heel of the English monarchy, where they have spent the past three hundred years. 


2. Study: 10 Percent Of Americans—And 100 Percent Of Your Dumbass Roommates Named Dave—Have Gone To Work High 

According to the results of a new survey, nearly one in ten Americans have at one time or another gone to work under the intoxicating effects of marijuana. The data unfortunately does not show how many of them ended up accidentally baking their co-workers in the oven or running their supervisors through with broadswords while under the delusion that they were battling a fierce dragon. Former Rep. Barney Frank recently explained why this sort of dangerous and deviant behavior will likely soon be legal nationwide:

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3. Research: Chimpanzees Did Not Need Humans To Teach Them How To Be Murderous Assholes

A new study of chimp-on-chimp murder over the past several decades seems to suggest that humanity's closest primate relatives have a natural inclination toward infighting and lethal violence, regardless of the influence exerted upon them by human civilization. However, they have yet to fine tune their killings and figure out how to turn them into profits for shareholders.

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4. Yeti Experts: The Elusive Creature Has Arrived In Moscow, Possibly As Mistress Of Vladimir Putin

A Russian Bigfoot researcher is claiming to have found proof that the most storied cryptozoological biped has made its way into Moscow's city limits. Rhettman Mullis says that he has found a piece of bark within the city that appears to have been marked by a large Sasquatch-like primate. Mullis told the Moscow Times that he believes the Yeti "is cosmopolitan... I am not worried. They are benevolent and need our protection." Sounds convincing. Pieces of bark don't lie.

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5. Ig Nobel Prizes Go To A Bunch Of Stuff That Seems Way Cooler Than The Actual Nobel Prizes

As everybody knows, the annual Nobel Prize announcements are usually a total snoozefest. The same cannot be said for the Ig Nobel Prizes, which is a cooler, less-solemn set of honorariums. This year's winners include a people who figured out how to halt nosebleeds with cured pork, scientists who discovered that dogs align their bodies with the Earth's magnetic field lines when they poop, and some arctic researchers who answered the ancient question of how reindeer respond to seeing people dressed up as polar bears.

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(by Dennis DiClaudio)

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