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A Short Wholesome Tumblr Post On Different Perspectives

This quick and wholesome Tumblr post does a great job at highlighting the different world perspectives of people that are blind and deaf. As it turns out, deaf people have accents too. 

A short but very entertaining Tumblr post shows off the big difference in perspectives between blind and deaf people | Blind people must save lot on electricity. stomatium They do actually! mauve-moth had blind professor, last semester, and swung through his office make up an exam while
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Facts That Sound Legit But Are Actually Fake

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share those facts that they've heard that might sound legit, but are in fact totally fake. Some people really need to check their facts before they spread the false information into the rest of the world. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to facts that are fake but sound legit | post by Imnewsoifislipendme Standing too close tv screen can damage eyes s not true at all.
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Tumblr Thread Explains How The Color Magenta Technically Doesn't Exist

Tumblr gets in real deep sometimes. Sure, a lot of it is just memes and thought exercises, but some threads get into stuff like the historical concept of the color purple in rhyming fashion, or how modern cats became domesticated. So anyway, here's why magenta is a made up color based on your brain just doing its best.

Informative tumblr thread on how magenta and other colors are just your brain guessing.
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Wild Sex Facts to Quote During an Awkward Silence

Want to alienate your friends and coworkers in a fast an easy way? Here are some absolutely crazy sex facts that will have people talking about you behind your back in no time. They'll say "that's the guy who keeps talking about elephant testicles in the elevator." For more wild stuff, here are some insane facts that we had no business knowing. And if you don't want people to talk about you, here arenice facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

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Tumblr Users Get Schooled On Physics and Car Safety

The general idea here is whether or not older cars are "better" than newer ones when it comes to accidents. Sure, an older sturdy car won't fall apart as easily in an accident. What it will do is transfer all the kinetic energy of a crash directly into your body. Sometimes people on the internet are wrong about stuff, like this discussion about the facts of plague and veganism

Tumblr user explains why newer cars are safer than old ones.
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Funny Observations on Language that are Frustratingly Interesting

We know that languages are all weird, and the one we use can be particularly confusing, but that can make it a more fun and nuanced thing to explore. We're all for seeing some creative uses and misuses of the English language. If you just wanna see people totally suck at English, then here are people who failed at using the English language.

Funny and interesting observations on languages.
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AskReddit Users Give Random Facts We Had No Business Knowing

Everyone knows the most fun facts are about morbid history and animal genitals. Some of these are just plain interesting, some are amazingly gross while others are sad and damning. If it gets to be too much there's also some happy facts to hopefully counteract all the messed up ones.

Interesting, gross and weird facts.
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Happy Facts To Hopefully Counteract all The Messed Up Ones

We've seen a whole lot of not fun facts that are scary and disappointing. Sure, they're inherently compelling, but it kind of starts to bring down your world view. So here are some nicer facts that are on the uplifting side. For some surprisingly interesting facts, here's a twitter thread on fonts that is actually fascinating. And if you just want to feel smart about the things you already know, here are some of the dumbest things people had to explain to adults.

Happy and nice facts about animals and life in general.
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Multi-Level Marketing Hun Gets Confronted With The Facts, Can't Handle It

Multi-level marketing "companies" are shady businesses that use a pyramid scheme model to rope in desperate people and encourage them to "be their own boss" by hawking stuff like health and beauty supplements to their friends and family over Facebook. The odds that anyone will ever be successful at these is incredibly small, and the companies often pass on the costs to their own "employees," which results in stuff like this guy who reconnected with a high school friend after his dad died so he could sell health supplements.

Multi-level marketing woman gets told the facts about her shady business.
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Guy Confronts Son's Teacher For Teaching "Blue Blood" Myth

You remember learning that the reason veins can appear blue is cause deoxygenated blood turns blue? Well that's total horseshit. Your blood doesn't turn blue, and the reason your veins might look that way is because blue and red light travel though skin with different levels of success, so what's reflected back is a more bluish color. If you just learned this, you may be intrigued by these people who learned basic stuff way too late. Anyway, this dad asked if he was wrong for being really persistent with a teacher teaching the wrong thing.

Teacher teaches false information about blood being blue, so dad confronts him.
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Twitter Thread On Fonts Is Actually Fascinating

We're as surprised as you are. You wouldn't think a topic as dry as typesetting and fonts would actually be interesting, but since using some sort of a keyboard is something almost all of us do every single day, the history and language behind it is actually really interesting. The internet is host to many intriguing discussions on language, like this tumblr post about figures of speech, or this thread on translation. Or for some straight up language wins and fails, here are some uses and misuses of the english language.

Twitter thread on fonts and the history of typing, as well as modern application of that language.
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The Dumbest Things People Had To Explain Adults

If there was ever a reason to pay attention in school, this would be it. You'd be surprised how many grown-ups  don't know basic stuff like what pasta is made of or that submarines exist. There is no shortage pf people saying dumb things. Seriously, people hear some really goddamn dumb things. These people found themselves explaining really basic stuff to folks who either didn't do their homework or never paid attention in the first place.

Dumb things people had to explain to adults.
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Stuff People Learned Embarrassingly Late In Life

Sometimes what we think of as common knowledge isn't actually as common as we thought. Well, also people can be pretty dumb. In fact, there might be one or two of these that make you go "holy crap I'm a moron." If you still think Alaska is an island there's probably no hope for you but, what the hell, live and learn.

Obvious things, facts, and common knowledge that people learned too late in their lives.
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Short Thread On Naming Shows How Much Scientists Love Stupid Puns

Just a a few short dumbass examples, and the unfortunate repercussions of scientists turning their work into hilarious puns. That all being said, Nim Chimpsky is an absolutely hilarious monkey pun in our opinion, and we hope scientists use more incredibly stupid puns in the future. If this made you interested in science stuff, here's a microbiologists unbelievable thread about lobsters. And for puns, here are some terrible/excellent puns.

Examples of how scientists name things with stupid puns.
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Clapbacks, Slams and Other Times People Met Ruination By Words

While it often seems like the internet is just a tool for making people angry, sometimes someone gets a good one in that stops the show. Thanks to all those strangers knocking their opinions into each other like an overturned jug of bouncy balls down a flight of stairs, we sometimes get some prodigous slams and clapbacks that achieve max damage.

People online delivering roasts, funny clapbacks and slams.
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