10 fun science facts you won’t believe are true


1. The human skeleton can gain consciousness and vibrate until all the flesh melts away. Milk only increases this possibility.

2. There’s a tiny version of you living inside a random coconut, singing about your fears until its inevitable death.

3. A penguin wearing a tuxedo is invisible to the naked eye.

4. The human-faced beetles living in your walls can eat up to 100 pounds of human organs a day.

5. If you read the word octopus three times in a row, you will transmogrify into an octopus octopus octopus.

6. Your cat is the center of the universe.

7. Night lights actually attract monsters. Sorry, kids.

8. Plants are, in fact, just extremely lazy animals.

9. The cockroaches that meld with your face while you sleep are called shadow bugs. You will have to live with them.

10. In some countries, science is considered more reliable than unscience.

25 graphic novels to read before you die


Here they are, peeps, in no particular order. I focused here on stand-alone books.

1. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

2. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

4. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

5. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

6. Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet

7. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

8. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

9. Stitches by David Small

10. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine

11. Uzumaki by Junji Ito

12. The Arrival by Shaun Tan

13. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

14. Epileptic by David B.

15.  Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

16. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

17. Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

18. Palestine by Joe Sacco

19. Watchmen by Alan Moore

20. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

21. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

22. Maus by Art Spiegelman

23. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan

24. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

25. Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt

Of course, I’m only scratching the surface here. What are some of your favorites?