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Oddities News Archive - September 06, 2012

Lies: Why Do We Tell Them?

Humanity has come up with several explanations for telling half-truths or falsehoods in the years we’ve been walking upright. We have plenty of reasons to avoid the truth, but why do we do it?

Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.