stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

When did gay go from meaning happy to homosexual?

Because “homosexual” hasn’t historically been a kind word to gay folks.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

9 Menstruation Myths

Great news about bear attacks; not so great news about syncing up periods with your bestie.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Women Paint Their Nails

History! Economics! Automobile Paint! You’ll never look at nail art the same.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

According to the “grandmother hypothesis,” we have grandmas, nanas and bubbies to thank for our longer lifespans and big ol’ human brains. In this episode, Cristen and Caroline reveal the compelling science and evolution behind these important maternal figures.

grandmothers kinda totally rule.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why do people call their significant others “baby”?

bonus fact: people started calling their honeybuns “sweetheart” way back when in the 12th century.

brainstuffshow:

Our BrainStuff hosts from Stuff You Should Know, stuffmomnevertoldyou, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know, techstuffhsw and Fw: Thinking read a bunch of YouTube comments this week.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

There is a thing called the Hot-Crazy Matrix, and it is terrible. And even more terrible is how many folks think it’s just a joke that also gets at the truth of how women are usually crazy nutbags.

Here’s our response, starring a sauve guy named Dilmint.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Girls (And Guys) Wear Earrings

How poking holes in your earlobes — aka ear piercing — became a girl thing.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

What NOT to Call Beautiful Women

A lesson in racial microaggressions.