579. Monsters Like Long, Cool Drinks of Water

Monsters Like Long, Cool Drinks of Water

You know what’s wrong with this planet? It’s too hot, and it’s too dry.  We’re practically useless on dry land. Just a lumpy, inert mass in our shriveled stasis. Luckily, you skeletal creatures are 70% water. And you’ve figured out a system for freshwater delivery to make up the difference.…

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578. Monsters Like Stony Ground

Most people tend to their ground to make it more fertile. They add compost and fertilizers. They plant crops. They till the ground, and they reap what they sow. There is a season for everything under the sun. And it is good. But what happens when a ground has been…

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577. Monsters Like Learning the Big Family Secret

Adolescence is difficult.  Your body begins to go through changes. You’re hungry all the time. Hair starts sprouting where it has not before. Your sleeping habits change, and suddenly you enjoy staying up later. And to make matters worse, the fate of your school’s basketball season falls squarely on your…

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576. Monsters Like Making the Audience Uncomfortable

576. Monsters Like Making the Audience Uncomfortable

There are two big things that monsters love about horror movies. The first is pretty obvious. We love rampaging across your screen, bringing terror to the hapless teenagers running through the woods. Or to the young girl possessed by a demon from Hell. Or to the citizens of Tokyo as…

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575. Monsters Like Making an Appearance in Your Bedtime Stories

Science shows that a bedtime ritual is important for preparing both the mind and the body for sleep. Drink a cup of warm milk. Brush your teeth. Put on socks. Take off socks. Whatever you do in your routine, you probably do it more or less every night. And the…

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572. Monsters Like Statistically Improbable Deaths

Statistically probable deaths are so boring. They’re ubiquitous. Most people will die from a predictable and probable death. These include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Mostly brought on by lack of exercise, bad diet, or bad genetics. Most people you know, including yourself, will die from one…

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