Reason #7,110: Smallpox

According to the WHO, roughly 3 in 10 people who contracted smallpox died from it. Those who survived often experienced significant lasting effects, such as scarring or blindness. In 1798, Edward Jenner developed an inoculation technique for treating smallpox; estimates suggest there were still some 50 million cases annually every year on a global basis …

Reason #1,727: Maternal instincts

Y’all know how mama birds often teach their chicks to fly by throwing them out of the nest, right? Sounds like kind of a harsh way to learn, but I’m inclined to think that their good instincts and evolutionary development has trained them to know how to do this successfully, in ways that would not …

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