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Senator Claims Human Body Heat Causes Climate Change

This is why you should be careful who you vote for.

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Let’s face it; while some politicians may be geniuses when it comes to creating laws and policies, there are some who make us wonder why people still vote for them in the first place. And the sad part is that many of these politicians are senators who adamantly seem to reject not only common sense, but also verified researchers about important issues.

Case in point, we have Scott Wagner, a Pennsylvanian Republican State senator. During a recent event in Harrisburg, he made this incredibly brain-twisting statement:

We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.

Yes, you read that right. There’s actually a US Senator who genuinely believes that body heat is what’s causing climate change.

If body heat caused climate change, these guys would have started it all.

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He is very much mistaken with this statement because there is absolutely no way that the collective body heat of all the humans in the world could make the planet heat up 170 times faster in recent years! If body heat were an issue, you’d have thought that all those dinosaurs with their massive bodies would have emitted way more heat than any of us puny humans!

But wait, there’s more! Senator Wagner goes on to say:

I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the Earth moves closer to the Sun every year ― you know, the rotation of the Earth. We’re moving closer to the Sun.

In this regard, he’s not completely wrong. The Earth DOES move closer to the Sun each year when it orbits around. However, the planet also moves further away again when it continues to orbit. In fact, Wagner has it ass-backwards because the Earth is actually moving away from it by around 15 centimeters a year!

Scott Wagner is a fan of fossil fuels, not science.

Unsurprisingly, the said senator has always been a fan of using fossil fuels – the use of which contributes greatly to climate change. This may be what’s driving him to try and adamantly convince people that body heat causes climate change.

Sadly, possibly due to lack of preparation and an overall lack of knowledge about what he’s going on about, Wagner ended up just spewing a bunch of “sciencey” words to come out with this new tidbit of pseudoscience.

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There’s a Medical Condition Causing People to Crack Puns 24/7 – and It’s No Joke

It turns out people can develop an obsession to wisecracking.

Everybody loves a good pun but excessive and disruptive wisecracking is another thing. It turns out there's a serious neurological condition called Witzelsucht, a compulsive urge to crack jokes and tell inappropriate stories day and night. And no, we're not kidding.

One of the earliest documented cases of this pathological joking is from 1929 by German neurologist Otfrid Foerster. While operating on a male patient, Foerster started manipulating the cancerous growth. The patient, who was conscious throughout the procedure (a common practice at the time), started delivering pun after pun after awful pun.

Witzelsucht is a medical condition in which a person develops an obsession to wisecracking.

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Scientists Make Surprising Discoveries at the Bottom of Earth’s Deepest Hole

The attempt on the journey to the center of the Earth took 24 years.

Not much is known when it comes to the distances of what lies beneath the ground we stand on. There is more to know about the distance of galaxies than the deepest holes on Earth. Out of this curiosity, Soviet scientists in the 70s decided to conduct a study on the deepest part of the planet. For the next 24 years, they spent time drilling into the Earth’s crust.

What resulted from the probe was the Kola Superdeep Borehole, which had a depth of over 7.5 miles. To compare, the deepest part of the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, has a depth of 6.8 miles.

Soviet scientists attempted to drill into the deepest part of the hole, which then resulted to the Kola Superdeep Borehole.

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There Is Now A Way To ‘Download’ Knowledge To Your Brain, Science Claims

The Matrix just got real. Talk about life imitating art!

Gaining new knowledge, although rewarding, can be challenging at the same time. Just imagine having to read lots of books or check out various online references when you need to research about a certain topic.

So yes, it can be a time-consuming process and you just can’t help but feel overwhelmed sometimes. One way or another, you may have probably wished there was a way to simply ‘download’ information into your brain, just like in The Matrix!

Apparently, there is now a way to feed information directly into a person’s brain.

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