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In April 2021, TikTok users started to post warnings of an upcoming "National Rape Day" or "National Sexual Assault Day" that would legalize sexual assault for 24 hours on April 24.
‘National Rape Day’ Warnings Circulate on TikTok
  • 19 April 2021
Whether you call it a joke, prank, troll campaign or a hoax, there is no...
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’18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine’ Post Filled With Reckless Falsehoods
  • 16 April 2021
A blog post riddled with misinformation is effectively a "Now That's What I Call Music"...
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Nikola Tesla: 5G Network Could Realize His Dream of Wireless Electricity
  • 9 April 2021
The pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla theorized that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly through the...
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John, the Dragon and the Beast of the Sea
No, the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not Linked to the Mark of the Beast
  • 8 April 2021
The mark of the beast has been invoked by fringe Christian figures throughout the pandemic...
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Horses Can Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
  • 6 April 2021
Horses possess an unusual skill, widely considered an indicator of self-awareness.
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Which States Ban Giving Food and Water to Voters at Polling Places?
  • 6 April 2021
Georgia's S.B. 202 caused widespread controversy in the spring of 2021 and prompted questions about...
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Rapper DMX Reportedly Hospitalized in Grave Condition After OD
  • 3 April 2021
The rapper, 50, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was at his New York home...
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The Easter Bunny Tale: Fun Fiction or Harmful Myth?
  • 2 April 2021
Three major fantasy characters pervade Western culture: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter...
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Easter eggs
Chocolate Easter Eggs Were Once a Rare Luxury
  • 2 April 2021
For almost a century after the first ones were produced in the 1870s by Fry’s...
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Sleeping Octopuses Might Experience Fleeting Dreams
  • 2 April 2021
Color-changing patterns in snoozing octopuses are characteristic of two alternating sleep states – a quiet...
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The Very Strange History of the Easter Bunny
  • 2 April 2021
While you’re biting the heads off your chocolate bunnies, you might wonder how cartoon rabbits...
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Two men with their firearms listen to speakers at a protest to new gun legislation
In Gun Debate, Both Sides Have Evidence to Back Them Up
  • 2 April 2021
Research suggests statistical evidence supports both parties’ positions about gun control legislation.
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