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Sure, on its surface, it's a hundred toy cars on a treadmill. But at it's core, it's an action-packed and expertly announced 100 car demolition derby on a treadmill. This has gotta be in the top 5 ways to repurpose a treadmill, up there with "clothes hanger" and "belt sander." Place your bets.

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Twitter User Demands Drawings of Bepantsed Vulture, Gets Them

There is actually a legitimate medical reason for giving the vulture its pants, but that is buried under the undeniable spectacle of a bird wearing pants. The concept was all-consuming enough for Chappell Ellison to demand artists renderings of the panted vulture, and what came of it was, well, more vultures in pants. Nice. It's reminiscent of the time people were asked to share their art and draw a duck.

twitter thread of people drawing vulture in pants.
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Impressive Creations of Dubious Taste

There's no denying that people are very creative as well as incredibly skilled at making such interesting things. That said, who really wants a toe bed? Maybe this stuff resonates with at least a few people out there, but on the whole, a toilet guitar isn't gonna be something that a lot of us want to buy. It's just a drop in the bucket of the many impressive creations of questionable taste.

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For the love of practical effects and trick-cinematography, here's an ad for Pocari Sweat (a Gatorade-like Japanese sports drink) that has no actual computer generated images but sure-as-hell looks like it does. Yeah, it's an ad, but who cares man. If it takes Pocari Sweat money to make such an interesting and cool thing, then so be it.

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Weird and Wild Things Kids Did At School

When you get a few hundred to a thousand developing adults into one building and try to get them to follow rules for 7 hours a day, you are setting up a recipe for weirdness. Some kids wanted attention. Other kids (most of us) were trying not to be cringeworthy and failed. Other kids (also most of us) were just bored. We all remember a day at school, trying to get through some drab math exercises when another kid would lean over and say "dude, did you hear about what Jeremy did?" And what an interesting time we'd all have recounting Jeremy's shenanigans. It's not just the kids, sometimes teachers say weird and wild junk too.

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Tumblr User Expounds Tolkien's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr users apparently have a lot of time on their hands, and they use it for amusingly specific and labor intensive thoughts like the relationship between elves eyes and the curvature of middle earth, or discussing the full versions of classic sayings. We're glad people get so into stuff, like this Tumblr thread that makes history fun.

Tumblr user explains how Tolkein used his extensive knowledge of linguistics to make details in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit | mirkwoodest One ballsiest things Tolkien ever did write 473k words about some hobbits called frodo, sam, merry, and pippin and then write appendices their names are actually maura, ban, kali, and razal, mirkwoodest
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Tumblr User Spite-posts Mother's Meatloaf Recipe as Revenge

It's one of the more novel and petty forms of revenge we've seen, but damn if it's not compelling. This tumblr user wanted to get back at their homophobic mother in a public show of force, so they landed on sharing her prized meatloaf recipe with the whole-ass internet. It also inspired another user to compile an entire compendium of spite recipes. They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but in this case it's a whole cookbook. There's never a dull moment when it comes to random tumblr gems.

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Tumblr Thread: The Still On-Patrol Submarines

There's a tradition in the U.S. navy that no submarine is lost at sea, and every Christmas a broadcast is sent out to all the crews of those subs still on duty. Naturally, tumblr took it and made it into a whole ghost ship thing, which is somehow macabre but also heartwarming. Why not, people see some unexplained stuff at sea. For a totally classic navy story, here's a Navy operations officer who pulled the laziest move ever.

Tumblr Thread on Patrol Ghost Ship Submarines | pipistrellus STILL ON PATROL learned something new and horrifying today which is no submarine is ever considered "lost there is apparently tradition U.S. Navy no submarine is ever lost. Those go sea and do not return are considered be "still on patrol There is monument about this along canal near here its worst thing have ever seen says "STILL ON PATROL huge letters and then goes on specify exactly many WWII submarine ghosts are STILL OUT THERE
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Known to some, but definitely not known to enough, Arnold Shwarzenegger was featured in quite a few ads in Japan in the late 80s and early 90s. There are way more than this one. It's not uncommon for American celebrities to shill themselves in other countries where they won't cheapen themselves in the eyes of their domestic audience. But that doesn't make it any less funny to see Snoop Dogg bust out of a refrigerator to sell German cell phone services. Honestly, money aside it would be very hard to turn this type of offer down. It has a very "do it just to say you did" quality to it.

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Just imagine for a terrible, daunting second that the internet wasn't a thing, and thus people would never have been able to discover this gem embedded in the heart of humanity. Seriously, what a situation we have going on here. 

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Dumb Things People Witnessed That Leave Little Hope For Humanity

There are some real dumb idiots out there. We all like to think that just cause we have cars and planes and indoor plumbing that the standards for your average person's grasp on reality is vastly better than say, a dirt-farming medieval peasant. But then you talk to someone for 5 minutes and realize that they don't believe in air. What's worse is the dumb things people say with mystifying confidence.

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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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Twitter Thread: Triscuit's Name is Derived From "Electricity Biscuit"

It's one of those questions nobody was asking, but just ended up having an interesting answer anyway. Electricity Biscuit sounds more like euphemism for an 80's party drug than anything else, but @sageboggs explains the intriguing history surrounding the strange name of everyone's 5th favorite cracker.

Twitter thread about how Triscuits derived their name from biscuits made by electricity
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There are quite a few inappropriate places to fall unconscious, but the top of the list has gotta be "while leaning over a balcony." Right as he begins to fall unconscious he starts to fall for real, and he only has our MVP blue shirt guy to stop him from really messing himself up in the hardest-to-explain-way possible. Go mister blue shirt.

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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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Fancy Brickwork To Gawk At And Feel Unskilled Over

We don't really think about bricks. In a world where new buildings are steel and transparent, the brick has become a symbol of rugged pragmatism of days past. But in the right hands, a few bricks can become a highly aesthetic thing of satisfying perfection. They're graceful. Very unlike these "not my job" moments of incompetent construction or these OSHA safety failures.

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