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Tumblr Gems to Destroy Boredom

The minds of Tumblr just shoot wild thoughts around like a pinball machine, resulting in some nuggets of gold from Tumblr's busy brains. You've got off-the-wall movie ideas, quizzical musings on history, intriguing observations, and strange anecdotes. There are too many comedy gems from the world of Tumblr.

Funny moments and memes from Tumblr | bidoof movie idea: guy finds stone tablet engraved with mysterious alien language and gets caught up national treasure-esque adventure decipher its meaning, only learn s just an alien "live, love, laugh" decoration Source: bidoof 240,710 notes
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Ridiculous Historical Facts That Prove We're Strange People

The more you learn about history, the more it kind of makes sense that nothing makes sense. People have been weird and stupid forever, and learning about our many foibles just kind of hammers out the fact that we don't really know what's going on. But hey, knowledge is power, so here are wild sex facts and completely useless facts.

Weird and strange historical facts | reddit post shampoo_and_dick 33.8k points 22 hours ago 3 ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey attract flies away pharaoh.
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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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Common Misconceptions People Still Believe

If you're like anyone else, you probably have a bunch of inaccurate BS just banging around in your head. Here are some common myths you might still believe. If these make you feel dumb and you'd like to feel like you know even less, here are facts that feel way too obvious after hearing them.

Misconceptions people still believe | posted by CapaxInfini Goldfish have short term memory. Actually goldfish can remember things up year.
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Facts That Feel Too Obvious After Hearing Them

Learning is supposed to make you feel smart, but sometimes you hear something that makes so much sense that it just makes you feel like an idiot for not having known it. It's not wuite as bad as these obvious things people realized way too late. For something darker, here are random facts that we had no business knowing.

Facts that feel obvious | posted by YummyMango124 never mentioned Humpty-Dumpty an egg.
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Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

People are pretty great at finding alternate uses for things. Sometimes it's some military invention that gets re-marketed as a household convenience, sometimes it's a reflection of changing times, and sometimes its people realizing it's fun to shoot at each other using a paint-launching logging device. Here are some cool and interesting inventions.

Things that are used today for a different use that they were invented | posted by Vyzantinist High-heeled shoes. They were originally men and used horse riding, as heels were supposed keep feet more secure stirrups. Now, they're just fancy women's shoes.
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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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