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6 of the Scariest Abandoned Mental Asylums in America

There are abandoned mental hospitals across the U.S. and horror took place in all of them. Here are six of the scariest of them all. See the whole gallery at Stuff You Should Know.

techstuffhsw:

How Washing Machines Work
In ancient Rome, public laundry service involved large dudes stomping on wet clothes to get the dirt out. By medieval times, launderers used handheld bats or agitators (called, depending on where they were, beetles or battledores and possers, dollies, dashers, ponches, or punches, respectively) to beat the grime out. Purely mechanical machines came along in 1782, and electric machines in 1908. 
A  recent study out of the University of Montreal suggested that advances in household technology during the 20th century — including automated, electric washing machines — were partially responsible for a decrease in time spent on household chores from 58 hours per week circa 1900 to 18 hours per week circa 1975. (And a jump in the number of married women in the workforce from 5% to 51% during the same approximate period of time.) 
Curious about the history and inner workings of these labor-saving machines? Enjoy receiving information aurally? Here, have a podcast episode: How Washing Machines Work [mp3].

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How Washing Machines Work

In ancient Rome, public laundry service involved large dudes stomping on wet clothes to get the dirt out. By medieval times, launderers used handheld bats or agitators (called, depending on where they were, beetles or battledores and possers, dollies, dashers, ponches, or punches, respectively) to beat the grime out. Purely mechanical machines came along in 1782, and electric machines in 1908.

A recent study out of the University of Montreal suggested that advances in household technology during the 20th century — including automated, electric washing machines — were partially responsible for a decrease in time spent on household chores from 58 hours per week circa 1900 to 18 hours per week circa 1975. (And a jump in the number of married women in the workforce from 5% to 51% during the same approximate period of time.)

Curious about the history and inner workings of these labor-saving machines? Enjoy receiving information aurally? Here, have a podcast episode: How Washing Machines Work [mp3].

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Rise of the Vampire Bat: It’s a hard-knock life for an exclusive blood drinker, yet somehow three species of vampire bat take full honors as the only obligate sanguivores. How did they evolve? How does vampire physiology work? Tune into this bloodthirsty episode of Stuff to Blow your Mind to find out.

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wired:


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made. It all begins in the late ’60s in rural Wisconsin, where there was this guy named Joel, not too different from you or me …

MORE: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made. It all begins in the late ’60s in rural Wisconsin, where there was this guy named Joel, not too different from you or me …

MOREMystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece

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How Amnesia Works

Those movies where someone gets hit on the head and can’t remember who they are anymore? They’re actually not too far off from the reality of amnesia. Learn everything about this bizarre and life-robbing condition with Josh and Chuck in this Stuff You Should Know podcast.

And there’s still time to cast your vote for the SYSK podcast to win a Webby Award! Vote here.

Reading Rainbow: How Trash Is Recycled with LeVar Burton

Did you know that 70% of our trash can be recycled? Celebrate Earth Day with LeVar Burton as he explains how recycling works in this Reading Rainbow video.

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Started back in 2012, Not a Bully is a heartwarming project by photographer Douglas Sonders that aims to change the perception of rescue dogs that have been unfairly labeled as bullies.

How Does BitCoin Work?

If money is only valuable when we believe in it, how much is a BitCoin actually worth? Jonathan explains the virtual currency as well as how to mine it and the risks involved in investing in this BrainStuff video.