Scientists prove that Dr. Seuss is really funny

A recent study by Chris Westbury and Geoff Hollis of the University of Alberta was titled “Wriggly, squiffy, lummox and boobs: What makes some words funny?” Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the researchers shared findings that they have created an algorithm that can predict more accurately than ever how funny most people will find any particular word.

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Birthdays in December are kind of a bummer

December is not the best month to have your birthday.

As someone whose birthday is right on Christmas, I have always felt a little envious of people whose birthdays are on just some random day in April or August.

Sometimes I’m just being above-average selfish in taking the Christmas birthday thing too hard. So I decided to run a little survey to find out how other people feel about having a December birthday. Read more