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Intriguingly Rare Populations People Are In The 1% Of

The world is big and there's a lot going on, so almost paradoxically,  a whole lot of rare and unlikely things happen. Not just that, many of us have some extremely rare quality or achievement that no one would have thought about before we mentioned it. (Side note, boy howdy do people have some unconventional diseases.) We're all subject to weird goings-on, so naturally we also have stories of strange events we can't explain logically

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You'd have to be a truly miserable person to try and seriously prank Mr. Rogers, but even with the light ruse they tried to pull on the guy, he remained as level-headed and classy as ever. They probably could have told him there was no roof and he'd have to sleep in a closet and he'd just thank them for trying.

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These robots need to pack up their stuff and go back to the factory they came from. Seeing something with such speed and precision makes us sick. It's not natural. Seeing this bolt-sucking toaster-ass bag of wires is enough to fear for at least your job, and then what? What's next? Are we going to have to recite the pledge of allegiance in binary? Are we going to have to put a calculator on the 100 dollar bill? The only thing we have on them is human emotion, but even that will become our undoing. That's all we'll be to them, a bunch of over-expressive sideshows doing kabuki for crowds of lifeless sparking mannequins with pneumatic hands, capable of clapping at over 900 claps per minute. And then they'll learn to do that better than us. These damn tin cans are probably already working on how to become flawed anti-heroes with hearts of gold. Except they can literally craft their hearts out of actual gold. And it all started because we had the hubris to make an extra fast arm. It's just a good thing robots don't have souls so we don't have to see them in hell.

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Double Take Moments of Warped Perspective

It doesn't take too much of a shift in perspective to totally change what we think we're looking at. In the land of weird perspective, the sky becomes the earth, people have dog faces, plastic bags become fauna, and people's hands get all weird. It's at least fun to believe for a second that a truck could haul a massive building thanks to the magic powers of perspective confuzzling double takery.

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Explosive hydroforming is the process of using an explosion to shape metal. The pressure from the explosion in each one of these tanks violently and pretty much instantly turns them into spheres. It's kind of like magic, and it's very fun to watch.

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Back in 2015, someone learned their lesson about drones, presumably. Champion Skiier Marcel Hirscher was on his second run of the day when a camera drone plummeted out of the air, just missing him. And it shatters well too, the only way a drone knows how.

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Here are two machines, both capable of balancing themselves using the power of reaction wheels. First, it's kind of amazing that people do this every day without even thinking about it. Second, it's really amazing that someone figured out how to engineer self-balancing machines out of a few motors and strategically placed wheels. For some funny engineering, here's a dude who kicked up his video game rumble several notches.

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Delectably Aesthetic Images of Satisfying Perfection

There's some intangible satisfaction one gets when seeing an artfully stacked pile of perfectly cut logs or a well-trimmed hedge. Maybe seeing satisfying images of aesthetically pleasing perfection just sparks something in our brains like, "oh wow, in this chaotic world, maybe there can be something stable and consistent, even if it is a stack of carrots or good latte art." Whatever it is, there's just something nice about things fitting perfectly.

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It's rare to see a helicopter crash go so well. It's also refreshing and sort of nice to see something like this go down with a total lack of screaming or towering infernos. Yeah, it would be real scary to just drop out of the sky, but also this crash landing went more smoothly than some regular commercial airline flights we've been on.

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Unexpected Problems Colorblind People Deal With

Perspective can change when you realize you've been taking something for granted. In this case it's interesting to think about how there are so many seemingly inconsequential things that color is used to indicate, like locked doors or plant health. It can be enlightening and pretty funny to learn about how everyone interprets the world, like this tumblr thread that appreciates different perspectives.

interesting colorblind problems | PondRides 10 hours ago On my stepdads behalf say he doesn't know kitchen utensils are all pink. And also time he got my mom fluffy "pink" robe Christmas, but actually green.
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Tumblr Thread: Inspired DND Campaign Is a Feels Trip

Dungeons and Dragons lets your most creative friends come up with amazing ways to send you on adventures. Sometimes dungeon masters take the story far enough that it actually draws out a real emotional response from the players. People think a lot about fantasy worlds, like how this guy proposes that wizards are a bunch of magic snobs or this thing about dwarves having intelligent super beards.

Tumblr thread on dungeons and dragons campaign | thouartathaumaturgeharry O battlecrazed-axe-mage forgamers They should make co- op game where and buddy go through many levels, leveling up and beating bosses But final boss is each other were my brother Player 2 | crunchthedeerstroyer one time did campaign DND where entire party woke up trash heap, memories wiped man shining white armor approached them. He helped them up, healed them, and helped them escape essentially dump and find their way
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Resilient Trees that Don't Give A Heck

Trees seem incapable of caring where they are or what they're doing. And we respect them for that. They could be on a cliff, in a pole, or be a hungry tree enveloping stuff and they wouldn't even give a rip. Not only do trees not care, sometimes people don't give a heck, and the results are wild.

Resilient trees growing in and through many things | tree growing out of a SPEED LIMIT 25 sign branches coming out from the top of it | small tree plant growing from a crack in the pavement
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Tumblr Thread: The Plague Village That Pulled a Bro Move

Leave it to Tumblr to find some freaky historical outliers. Here's the tale of a tiny village that found itself with plague and what happened after. Could it be described as a "total bro move?" Maybe in a very understated way, yeah. For more fun history junk, here's Tumblr's thread on why mundane people are important to history, as well as some tumblr gems of the historical persuasion.

tumblr thread on plague village that isolated itself | -even-is-thiss keep hate-reading plague literature medieval era, but as depressed as makes there is always one historical tidbit makes feel little bittersweet and like revisit s story village Eyam even-is-thiss Eyam today is teeny tiny town less than thousand people has barely grown since 1665 its population around 800. Where story starts with Eyam is August 1665 village tailor and his assistant discovered bolt cloth they had bought London
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Wholesome Memes to Keep That Head Up

The world can seem pretty far gone sometimes, but it's good to have a wholesome reminder that some things are still nice. It's pretty easy to be sarcastic all the time, but it can get tiring when you're looking for the negatives in every aspect of life. Therefore, it's a decent idea to get some wholesome memes for a little boost.

nice wholesome memes | My daughter went my husband and said Dad, have ever heard Pokemon and have never seen him so happy lol. He busted out all his old cards and is full education mode | This morning received Facebook message pet owner living over 100km away. She looking spot her dog see snow one more time, as she is "on last legs life let her know there is snow area, and she got driving right away. Two hours later she shared these pictures with us. They found snow at Dungannon Recreation
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Craziest Butterfly Effects From People's Small Decisions

It's truly crazy just how much of an impact one small decision can end up having in the grand scheme of things. Or maybe what we merely conceptualize as being a "small decision" on the surface level, is nothing of the sort. The universe is weird, and likes to keep us on our toes. Maybe that's the inherently fun part about living -- is not knowing what's coming around the corner, and certainly not knowing what a minor move will go on to cause. 

People describe their wildest butterfly effect situations from small decisions | lulun97 6h 3 4 Awards sent friend secondary school (who had huge crush on message saying happy birthday couple years after left school. Did whole have catch up soon thing, not expecting much. He replied with about Monday saw him Monday coffee. Next month will be our 6th anniversary. Best thing ever happened My friends joke queen escaping friendzone
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Stuff That's Way Older Than People Think

Some inventions like escalators and seltzer have been around for hundreds of years longer than most people think. And other stuff, like sharks, are older than entire species. for more interesting history stuff, here's a thread about how mundane people are important to history as well as some history memes to feel smart about.

Inventions and things that have been around for longer than people think | jazzman0116 40.8k points 1 day ago ancient Romans (well wealthy ones) had central heating their homes can actually still see pipes some buildings at Herculaneum!
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