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More than once, Leandra has referred to Man Repeller as a nudist colony. To the untrained ear, this makes no sense. However! The Ancient Greeks exercised naked. “Gymnasium” comes from γυμνός (gymnos), which means “naked” in Ancient and Modern Greek. And we  — staunch in our plea that you stop wearing pants — are nothing if not a jungle gym for your wardrobe and brain.

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A little-known fact about the Tequila Diet: its inevitable side effect — being drunk — proved a worthy companion in the production of five different historically-based fashion stories on MR; ruffles, turtlenecks, mutton chops, holiday sequins and men’s socks were all written with a cool buzz.

 

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Every time Taylor Swift sings, a Man Repeller gets her high-waisted underwear proud cat-lady wings. (Sing Taylor, sing!)

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Avocados cure writer’s block. The proof: we’ve published four different stories about avocados (see: dating, Tinder-ing, split ends, and Oprah) plus two different Dick-shun-ary definitions. Brain food.

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Leandra recently instructed readers to stop wearing pants. While 89% of you took this with a grain of interpretive salt, April police reports indicate that 11% took this information literally. To the 11% of brave Donald Duckers mooning in the wild: we salute you.

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Three Italian chefs will come to your house for the 72 hours it takes to make the world’s most expensive pizza, which costs a whopping $12,000. The slice is topped with lobster, caviar, buffalo mozzarella and hand-picked sea salt. Chew on that.

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Many anthropologists believe that frenching originates from a process called “kiss feeding,” used by mothers who would chew their food before passing it to their infants’ mouths.

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Rumor has it that Anna Wintour has had the same bob hairstyle since the age of 14. She upkeeps it by blow drying it twice a day, once in the morning, and again in the early evening.

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Before you get your next bikini wax, think about the fact that women in 16th century aristocratic circles used to grow their pubic hair long, and adorn them with ribbons. Pass the glue gun.

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In 1535, King Henrey VIII imposed a tax on all beards that varied based on social position. Bushwick be damned.

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Perhaps similar to you and your couch, once a giant clam picks its spot on a reef, it does not move for the rest of its life.

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Male koalas have two penises. That’s two peens, one marsupial.

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The largest gingerbread man in the world is 466 pounds, six ounces. He does not have a TLC reality show about his life. Yet.

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Dr. Drew studied opera prior to becoming a doctor. He calls this his “hipster” period.

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Did you know that the word “platonic” came from Plato, the Greek philosopher’s name? See! Even brilliant ancient Greeks were put in the friend zone, it seems.

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It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter. Should you tell Susan Miller, or should I?

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Hippo milk is pink, which is adorable.

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Apparently, to make the sound of E.T. walking, someone squished their hands in Jell-O. Next time you’re at a party with Jell-O shots, dump them all in a bowl and try it. If it works, consider it your new party trick. If it doesn’t, consider it your un-invitation!

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