The morning coffee is superstitious about pants and hats

Scientific American would like to lead off your Friday by telling you about the origins of superstition . Or, as they like to call it, agenticity, which sounds either less hokey, more clinical, or just like a made-up word.

Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot has brought out the greatest hats of England:

Brooksville, Florida has instituted a new dress code. Included in the new code: employees must now wear underpants, and cover open wounds.

Photographers in the UK, be warned: you can be hassled for taking photos of parked police vans. Photographers in Vancouver, worry not: police cannot take away your camera or delete your photos without a warrant (or sufficient cause to arrest you, in which case they are unlikely to begin destroying evidence).

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