“You could spend a lot of time with Seth and never know he struggles to hear; that his left ear hears at about 30 percent below the average range and his right one, 95 percent below.”
“For millennia Indigenous communities have relied on the far north’s caribou herds for sustenance. But as the herds dwindle, the future becomes difficult to predict.”
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“Why can you buy lasagne flavour snacks in Thailand but not in Italy? Which country can cope with the hottest chili? And why do Germans like paprika so much?”
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“The generous donors gave their bodies to science — but they were snuck out of the morgue and sold to a dark and ghastly corner of the oddities world.”
“Imagine an Irish Catholic bishop telling you that you have no chill.”
“The great apes at Furuvik Zoo broke free from their enclosure last winter. This is the story of the most dramatic 72 hours of their lives.”
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