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You Say These Phrases Every Day, But Did You Know Their Bizarre Origins?

Do you ever catch yourself sounding like your dad when he used to say things like, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” or “He’s mad as a hatter!”? Don’t worry, these phrases have lasted for hundreds of years because they are so weirdly true to life…no matter the generation. But when…and more importantly, why did they come about? Here are the origins to some of the most famous idioms out there. While we can’t stop you from turning into your father, we can at least explain why you’re starting to sound…

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This Is Why It’s So Important To Lock Up Your Guns When There Are Kids Around

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581951d866887’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118325_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581951d866887’); }); When a seven-year-old in Toledo, Ohio, found a gun in his home, he had no intention of shooting and killing three-year-old Tyrne Hoskins. Sadly, that’s exactly what happened. Last year, The Washington Post reported that at least 265 people were accidentally shot by children in 2015. Kids are curious by nature and are likely to pick up a firearm if they see one lying around. Despite many parents warning…

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Studies Show That There’s A Good Chance You’re Overmedicating Your Children

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Getting your kids to swallow medicine when they’re sick is hard enough, but could the way you administer medicine actually make them sicker? According to a study published by Dr. Shonna Yin, an associate professor from the NYU School of Medicine, parents are four times more likely to make a dosage error when using the cups that accompany many over-the-counter drugs. “Our study found that parents with lower health literacy are at greater risk for making dosing errors,” Dr. Yin told CNN. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’);…

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Here Are 28 Vegetables That Look Like People… Or Maybe 28 People That Look Like Vegetables. I Dunno.

Think vegetables are boring? That they’re always the same? Well you’re wrong and these vegetables are (living) proof. At some point growing up, they had a dream. A dream where they wouldn’t look like just any other radish, potato, or other vegetable. They wanted to be unique (and maybe avoid our dinner tables), and their dreams came true. 1. Looks like you missed a toe there Mr. Potato. 2. Is this radish getting a little too cocky for you? 3. “AHH…He’s got a knife!” 4. This strawberry really wants to…

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These 12 Rare Yet Awesome Weather Phenomena Will Blow Your Mind. I Still Can’t Get Over #10… Wow.

Weather events and anomalies are a constant source of wonder. It makes sense why humans are left in awe by their power and beauty. Natural wonders are so impressive because they are completely out of our control. These strange weather phenomena in particular are especially magnificent because they are so rare. You may think you know everything there is to know about our world and its weather, but trust us, you probably don’t. 1.) Brinicle: A brinicle (brine icicle, also known as ice stalactite) forms beneath sea ice when a…

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If One Man Knows What True Love Is, It’s This One. What He Did After His Wife Died Proves It.

Joe and Marylou Mikolajczak were about to celebrate their golden anniversary when she suddenly died. 5 months before their 50th anniversary, Joe was suddenly alone. “I miss her every day. I cry every day. I cry every night, and I should cry,” Mikolajczak told WGRZ. “Like I said, she was a beautiful woman inside and outside.” On their 49th anniversary, he bought her a billboard a year in advance to celebrate their love, but she would never see it. Even though she passed away, he kept the rental. It was…

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After His Dad Died, He Was Cleaning The House And Found A Devastatingly Sweet Note

Some people believe romance is dead… In the age of online dating, apps, and “hookup culture,” many people feel the days of love letters and grand romantic gestures are gone. There are no more great love stories, they say. While that’s all up for debate, you certainly can’t claim that romance is completely dead when you see this. While cleaning out his father’s old house after he passed away, Imgur user ButAnywayHeresWonderwall found a secret note under a bench. His dad had built the bench for his mom long ago,…

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What Tourists Saw Lurking Beneath A Kayaker Gave Them A Heart Attack

Everything was warm and sunny on a beautiful pier in Panama City Beach, Florida, until, like an ominous scene from Jaws, the dark outline of a shark was seen lurking beneath the crystal-clear waters. Watch as those looking on from the pier shout in horror as it heads straight for an unsuspecting kayaker… //launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js Luckily, this wasn’t a great white, but a basking shark. Though it is the second-largest fish in the sea, it prefers to eat tiny plankton over single-manned canoes. It seems this shark is just doing what…

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