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  1. Weird

    Why Do We Call People With Orange Hair Redheads?

    Amy Pond is a "redhead" even though her hair is orange -- why? This is true of all natural redheads, really, but since the explanation has quite a bit to do with history and early civilizations, we figured who better than a time-traveling ginger to use as an example. To the TARDIS, everyone! It's time for learning!

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  2. Weird

    Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun! [Video]

    In the search for immortality, humans have built great monuments of stone, had songs sung about their great deeds, and been frozen. However, there may be an easier path. NPR's Robert Krulwich (who comprises one half of the amazing Radiolab program that you really should be listening to) and Adam Cole posit that the fastest way to immortality is simply to have your name become a noun. However, it's not without drawbacks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy toe-tapping etymological madness. (Krulwich Wonders via @JadAbumrad)

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