Read more about the facts mentioned:
- Why do shoelaces untie themselves? This team may have the answer. (Science magazine)
- Watch the TED Talk video on how to tie your shoe (correctly)
- 3 humble duties of a junior justice on the U.S. Supreme Court (Quartz)
- Why women couldn't wear pants on the Senate floor until 1993 (mental_floss)
- Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity (ScieneDaily)
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Lauren Hansen produces The Weekâ€™s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.