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Bad News: The Punk Turtle Who Breathes Out of Its Butt Is Going Extinct

There are too many mouth-breathers in this world, and not nearly enough butt-breathers. That’s according to a recent report from Science Alert announcing that the Mary River turtle — aka, the first and only punk turtle who also breathes out of its butt — is now officially endangered. “The 40-centimeter-long water...

Ranking Every Type of Headache by How Painful They Are

Last month, a 34-year-old man developed a series of skull-crushing “thunderclap” headaches after eating a Carolina Reaper—the world’s hottest pepper—while participating in a competitive eating event. The extremely hot pepper reportedly motivated blood vessels in his brain to constrict, which was diagnosed as the “unusual” cause of...