The Mystical History Of Coffee And Human Evolution

The Mystical History Of Coffee And Human Evolution
The earliest record of coffee drinking comes from Yemen, near the end of the 15th century, when the beverage was popular among Sufi mystics. It pleases some historians to imagine that the Sufis began making coffee when they learned about tea during a visit from Chinese treasure fleets. The story has a tidy logic and it’s unverified. The origins of this beverage are a matter of fantasy and myth.

August 22, 2015 at 10:27PM
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This Is How Much It Costs To Run A Professional Race Team

This Is How Much It Costs To Run A Professional Race Team
Racing is expensive. The cars, the trucks, the tires, hell, even the snazzy polo shirts with a little logo on it all cost money. But it’s always been a mystery just how much money. Until now. Here’s the story of how one team spent more than $150,000 on all of it – and that’s just for one race.

August 22, 2015 at 10:06PM
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Bernie Sanders Endorsed by Deez Nuts

Bernie Sanders Endorsed by Deez Nuts
On Facebook, presidential candidate Deez Nuts (a.k.a. 15-year-old Brady Olson) endorsed Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican John Kasich for their parties’ respective nominations. “This is not for the general election,” he clarified. “I endorse myself for the GE.”

August 22, 2015 at 09:46PM
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Tocky, A Musical Alarm Clock That Rolls, Jumps, and Runs Away to Wake Its Owner Up


Tocky, A Musical Alarm Clock That Rolls, Jumps, and Runs Away to Wake Its Owner Up
Tocky by Nanda Home is a musical alarm that rolls, jumps, and runs away to wake its owner up. The motion of the clock forces the user to physically get up and chase the clock rather than simply pressing a snooze button.

For a limited time, the Tocky is available in our Laughing Squid Store at a 20% discount in both aqua and red .

photos via Laughing Squid Store

August 16, 2015 at 01:31AM
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24 Random Things Everyone Needs In Their Life


24 Random Things Everyone Needs In Their Life
Because why not?

These sassy stickers:
Self explanatory.

Price: $3.17

Lauren Schroer / Via redbubble.com

An unwelcome-mat to talk for you:
If you ever get a house.

Price: $34

ShopJosieB / Via etsy.com

This huggable Pizza cushion:
IT EVEN COMES IN A PIZZA BOX!

Price: $21.99

Via Amazon.com

Or the Knife cushion:
Because why not?

Price $?

Via Etsy.com

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August 16, 2015 at 01:23AM
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Scientists Discover a Way To Make Cows Fatter and Less Flatulent


Scientists Discover a Way To Make Cows Fatter and Less Flatulent
Cows produce obscene amounts of methane due to natural bodily processes. Previous attempts to control the problem have had hugely negative side effects — but a new one seems to avoid all the pitfalls.

August 16, 2015 at 12:37AM
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Scientists Discover a Way To Make Cows Fatter and Less Flatulent


Scientists Discover a Way To Make Cows Fatter and Less Flatulent
Cows produce obscene amounts of methane due to natural bodily processes. Previous attempts to control the problem have had hugely negative side effects — but a new one seems to avoid all the pitfalls.

August 16, 2015 at 12:37AM
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