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Once they get a taste, little kids may obsess about any given thing, such as Thomas the Tank Engine, dinosaurs or princesses. Other kids may watch the same movie repeatedly or request the same bedtime story time and again.
Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance on the planet. It's commonly thought that caffeine is responsible for some undesirable side effects, including dehydration, but is that true?
Like many animals that live within the dark and deep sea, lobsters are subject to myths. But one particular myth — that lobsters would be immortal were it not for fishermen and hungry predators — doesn't exactly hold water, biologists told Live Science.