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Upcoming Diaper Shortage Means Things Are About to Get Very Messy

Well, this stinks.

Following an explosion at a chemical factory in Japan, the world may be facing a looming (and smelly) crisis: a diaper shortage. The Nippon Shokubai Company's plant in Himeji is a leading producer of acrylic acid, a main component in disposable diapers. Over the weekend, it went boom.

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Beer Muscles Are a Real Thing Now, Says Science

There have been countless naysayers throughout the years guilty of spewing out health-nut, anti-beer propaganda in hopes of convincing a society of two-fisted boozehounds that a drinker’s lifestyle is detrimental to his health.

However, an ambitious and heroic team of Japanese scientists has recently concluded that all of that “beer is bad for you” business is for feeble-bodied weaklings, as their research indicates that a steady regimen of good old-fashioned beer drinking can actually keep muscles strong.

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This Day in History for September 24 – First Electronic Mail Service Launched and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789, which establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington (More info)

1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy (More info)

1906 – US President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument (More info)

1948 – Motorcycle builder Soichiro Honda incorporates the Honda Motor Company in Hamamatsu, Japan (More info)

1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service (More info)

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