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When was deodorant invented?

The Ancient Egyptians were the first to use perfumes, but it wasn’t until 1888 that the first commercial deodorant hit the shelves. For decades it was just a niche product until a genius ad campaign made it a necessity in the early 1920s. Now, it seems like we can’t go a day without wearing the stuff!


An artist's imagining of the Euthanasia Coaster. In the words of celebrated neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, the Euthanasia Coaster—essentially, a 2010 quasi-kinetic sculpture—is “not fun at all as art, and is preposterous as a technical device. But it does work as provocation, regardless of intent.” And the intent? A death-themed amusement park. (© Odd Feed)

Euthanasia Coaster: The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride

In the words of celebrated neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, the Euthanasia Coaster—essentially, a 2010 quasi-kinetic sculpture—is “not fun at all as art, and is preposterous as a technical device. But it does work as provocation, regardless of intent.” And the intent? A death-themed amusement park.


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Wolf Cat: the Dream Pet of Witches

In 2021, a Maine photographer was stunned to discover that her seemingly disease-infested kitten was, in fact, a rare breed: Lykoi, the wolf cat. It’s a fitting name, isn’t it? Just wait till you hear about her dog-like propensities!


Poster of American GI superimposed on the star spangled banner. (Credit: Odd Feed)

Taking Care of Your Own: the GI Bill History

Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944, the GI Bill of Rights was designed to provide federal benefits for returning World War II veterans. It gave them the opportunity to attend college and get low-interest loans to buy homes; it gave the country something more: hope and dreams of equality.


Europeans had no clue about where birds went during winter for thousands of years. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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