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New neurons are continually born throughout adulthood in predominantly two regions of the brain. The first evidence of adult mammalian neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex was presented by Joseph Altman in 1962, followed by a demonstration of adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus in 1963. In 1969, Joseph Altman discovered and named the rostral migratory stream as the source of adult generated granule cell neurons in the olfactory bulb. Continue reading for more interesting things you thought were true, but really aren't.

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We have seen the future of cargo trucks, and it looks something like what you see above. It's dubbed the "Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience" (WAVE) and boasts a hybrid turbine drivetrain, along with advanced aerodynamics for significant savings. It was developed in conjunction with Peterbilt, Capstone Turbine, and Great Dane Trailer.

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Another day, another internet trend, and this time, it's Coloring Book Corruptions. This website is dedicated to posting a collection of illustrations from children's coloring books that have been modified by darkly humorous adults. No computer graphics were used, just simple crayons, colored pencils, and lots of imagination. Starting off, we have an ant that is being burned by the sun. Continue reading for more.

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Google is already the best search engine for just about everything online, but want to make the search experience even better? Here are 7 quick and easy tips, like using quotation marks for exact words or phrases and adding a tilde before the term to include results with synonyms. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny FAILS and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, for those who don't know (or live in a country where his shows do not air) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series; the updated series started in March 2014. The Tweets above show why he is the coolest geek on Twitter. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Yes, there are actually underwater rivers, and the one you're looking at above is Angelita, which looks like any an ordinary swimming hole from the outside. It's not until you dive almost 100-feet that the underwater river, called a cenote, becomes exposed. A cenote is basically a deep sinkhole formed from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath and they're connected to subterranean bodies of water, which often have vast underwater cave systems. Over time, the cenotes deep sinkholes become filled with fresh rain water and an underwater river is formed when the fresh top water meets the exposed salty groundwater. The two different density levels in the two waters causes them to layer, resulting in a breathtaking convergence of two habitats. Continue reading for more.

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Did you know that a man named Paul Brown was the sole person who invented a special valve that released the contents of the bottle when its sides are pressed? Subsequently, the design was purchased by various companies, including Heinz, whom added it to their upside-down ketchup bottle. In 1995 Brown decided to sell his entire company, patents included, for a lofty $13-million, or in other words, enough money to retire comfortably at the age of 48. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jackie Chan like you've never seen him before.

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Before asking any question online, social network or not, consult with your friendly neighbor Google, or else, your question and possibly real identity, may be revealed to internet trolls worldwide. For example, it is never "ok" to boil headphones, nor should one be wondering if Canada has toilet paper. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amelymeloptical illusion that will blow your mind.

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Did you know that the sport of banzai skydiving actually exists? That's right, it involves throwing a parachute out of a plane and then jumping after it, the aim being to freefall to the ground. The longest time ever recorded between skydiver and parachute leaving the plane and linking up is 50 seconds. Continue reading for more cool and random facts you probably didn't know about.

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Did you know that the largest purchase with the cryptocurrency to date was payment for a villa in Bali using Bitcoin worth over US$500,000 at the time, on March 20, 2014? Or, that there are currently over 12-million bitcoins in circulation with an approximate creation rate of 25-bitcoins every ten minutes. The total supply is capped at the arbitrary limit of 21 million, and every four years the creation rate is halved. This means new bitcoins will continue to be released for more than a hundred years. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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