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7 Huge Things You Didn't Know Were Happening in the World ...

By Holly

What you hear on the news isn't sufficient. There are plenty of other things going on that you haven't read about in the paper. According to Reddit, here are a few things going on in the world that more people should know about:

1 "Humans Appear to Be Gaining about 3 Points of IQ per Decade and Nobody is Exactly Sure Why."

"Humans Appear to Be Gaining about 3 Points of IQ per Decade and Nobody is Exactly Sure Why." This is called the Flynn effect.

2 "Life Expectancy is Growing Both Globally and within United States to All Time Highs."

"Life Expectancy is Growing Both Globally and within United States to All Time Highs." That means that you're probably going to live longer than any of your ancestors did!

3 "Cancer Death Rates Are down 20%"

"Cancer Death Rates Are down 20%" This is great news!

4 "Our Mass Consumption of Palm Oil in Manufactured Products is Having a Devastating Impact on a Huge Number of Plant and Animal Species."

"Our Mass Consumption of Palm Oil in Manufactured Products is Having a Devastating Impact on a Huge Number of Plant and Animal Species." Palm oil is used in food products, shampoos, and candles, which is why it's such a popular item.

5 "Brazil, the 5th Largest Country in the World, is Going through a Period of Political Upheaval so Large That the President May Be Impeached."

"Brazil, the 5th Largest Country in the World, is Going through a Period of Political Upheaval so Large That the President May Be Impeached." For some reason, there are big news stories we never actually hear about.

6 "Yeast Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis, and UTIs Are Extremely Common."

"Yeast Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis, and UTIs Are Extremely Common." Unfortunately, the treatments for women's health problems aren't as good as they should be, which is why many women have UTIs that keep on coming back.

7 "More than 1200 People Have Died so Far Building the World Cup Stadiums in Qatar."

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Isn't that insane?

What other big things are going on in the world that you're surprised more people don't know about?

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