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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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It goes without saying that Eddie Van Halen was among the most talented and iconic guitarists in history, and the world is less rich without him. In addition to composing amazing music and some of the greatest sounds to ever squeal out of a guitar, he could also do animal impressions. Legendary.

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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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It's about time when all those permanently gutted chunks of strip malls get their yearly residency from Spirit Halloween. We haven't seen anything quite like this before. And sure it's extremely frivolous and unnecessary, but hey man it's pretty cool that someone thought of this thing. And no, Spirit didn't pay us or anything, we just thought this was badass.

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Twitter Thread: The Time Ruth Bader Ginsberg Talked Smack

Following the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, people were compelled to tell stories of the supreme court justice's impact and legacy. In this instance we have a guy sharing his time working with the justices in a fantasy baseball league. The thought of having a petty fantasy league moment in such an official setting is surreal.

Twitter thread ruth bader ginsberg | Scott Hershovitz @shershovitz Today happy RBG memory time talked her into talking trash OT06 clerks had fantasy baseball league. Some chambers had teams. Some individual clerks did. And Justice Alito wanted team himself, not his clerks. 1/11 38 t7 1K 3.4K Scott Hershovitz @shershovitz 6h last week term Ginsburg clerks were matched against Alito's team. RBG on losing end lot term. s Not this time destroyed him: 10-0.
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Ian Davis has a channel dedicated to fabricated a new kind of partial hand prosthetic. It looks like it's straight out of a video game, but it's functional, and it looks cool as hell.

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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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Assuming this dog doesn't have a big strategic stash of identical wood chips back there, those are some pretty damn impressive fetching skills. 

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Of all the things you've seen a Styrofoam box do, this is probably the most lively. This bad boy falls out of the back of a van on the freeway, and it flippity-floops itself right back in there like magic. Two for the price of one baby. Remember to secure your loads, kids.

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Stuff People Can Disclose After Expired Non-Disclosure Agreements

Whether it comes from a legal dispute, or part of being hired to work at a company, sometimes people are sworn to secrecy via non-disclosure agreements. Those can expire, and now people have old secrets burning holes in their mind pockets. Every industry has it's dirty secrets.

Things people agreed to not tell in expired Non-Disclosure Agreements | idrawstone 40.1k points 1 day ago cake/cupcake shop used work claimed everything homemade, but used Pillsbury cake mix as base.
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Tumblr Thread on Ape Sign Language Is a Feels Trip

There have been a few high profile cases of researchers teaching gorillas and chimps sign language. Here Tumblr shares some of the dark and incredible moments with different apes and ASL. For some more everyday moments of animal intelligence, here are the most creepily intelligent things peoples pets have done. For some interesting tumblr animal stuff, here's an informative thread on how cats became domesticated.

Stories of sad and wholesome ape sign language from tumblr | Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language same way human parents teach their children only took Loulis days to learn his first Washoe. and aside the seven that his human handlers learned around him. he learned to speak in ASL just as
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Live stand-up comedy is a hard thing to do during a nationwide quarantine. This particular approach has audience members drive in and tune in to a particular radio station tuned to each comic's mic. To get some real-time feedback there's the policy of "honk when you laugh." It's weird to see a parking lot full of cars honking and have it be a good thing, but the idea is definitely a creative solution to the issue of holding a live event.

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Museum Asked People to Recreate Art and They Nailed It

The Getty Museum challenged the people of twitter to recreate famous art pieces with things lying around their house. Of course, people were bored and creative enough to do it. For a weirder time people were asked to do art, here's the time people were asked to draw a duck, and they responded.

Museum asks people to recreate art | Napoleon Crossing the Alps painting by Jacques-Louis David recreated by a man wearing a sombrero and a red blanket riding a person in a horse maks
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Eye-Defying Photos of Strange Perspective

With some quirky camera angles, reflective surfaces and well placed shadows, just about anything can become double-take inducing photo of intriguing perspective. Stain on the ground next to a garbage can? Shazam, floating garbage can. Weirdly placed dog? Kaboom, guy with a dog face. Our eyes constantly deceive us, giving us real life optical illusions and double takery.

Real life optical illusions to cause double-takes | person lying down on train tracks and looking into a tunnel with the angle making it seem as if they're hanging above a hole in the ground | stain on the pavement that looks like the shadow of a floating trash can
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Mom Hammers Lying Lady and Corrupt Cop Boyfriend

Being in a car accident is stressful enough. Throw on some fraudulent accident reports and you've got yourself a legal nightmare that this mom handled like a beast. For another tale of satisfying revenge, here is an entitled neighbor who chopped down a tree that ended up costing 700 K.

Mom gets legal revenge on lying woman and cop who lied about car accident | r/ProRevenge Posted by u/alex567890101 10 hours ago Woman Damages my Mom's Car and Blames my Mom. Her Corrupt Cop Boyfriend Covers Up and Ruins Both Their Reputations don't know if this counts as Pro Revenge or not but thought pretty funny and they got they deserved. This post is super long so have TLDR at end some background live predominantly white suburban town New Jersey and my family is Asian. Although town is
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