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Twitter Thread: The Appalachians Are Older Than Most Things

Like this tumblr thread on the age of the Appalachians says, those mountains are older than bones. Not individual bones, but like the advent of bones. Alex Petrovnia gets into the geological wonder of a mountain range that spans continents and eras. It's weird how sometimes the most mundane things can be extremely interesting, like this thread on lobsters orthe electric story on the naming of Triscuits.

Twitter thread about the fossils found in Appalachian mountains, which are older than vertebrate animals
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History Memes For Those Enlightened Lords Of Time

Ever meet someone, think their cool, and then discover that they have absolutely no understanding of what events and circumstances have shaped the world that they live in? What a shame. Sure, ignorance is bliss, but knowing where potatoes come from and why wars happen gives us the unyielding burden of our own context. Also knowing references lets us enjoy history memes for the historically inclined.

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Painfully Obvious Things People Didn't Realize For Way Too Long

It doesn't matter how long you've been on this planet or how much you know, smart people still do stupid things. Even the concept of "smartness" is variable. Anyone might know everything there is to know about brain surgery but might not know that it's stupid to put metal in the microwave. Some of us were just sick the day we learned that snow is made out of water, only to have that fact make us look like complete smooth-brains a decade later. There are too many obvious things people realize way too late.

obvious and stupid things people didn't realize for a long time
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The Weirdest Facts People Know

What does it take to feel less dumb? It's something we all struggle with a lot. The short answer is "knowing things." But what things should we know? Upsetting facts that won't help anyone's mood? Maybe some totally useless facts? Maybe it's better to focus on the bright side and know some wholesome facts that are nice for a change. Whatever path we choose, there's always something interesting to know.

The strangest facts people know
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Upsetting Facts That Aren't Gonna Help Anyone's Mood

Is there value in learning about broken-hearted swans or the fear that bananas might not be long for this world? Honestly it depends on the type of person you are. But hey, if you need some ammo to bring a date to a complete halt or bum out the whole Thanksgiving dinner table, then go for it. If you want to feel worse about things, there are always more not-fun facts to feel weird about, but it might be a better choice to see some wholesome facts that are nice for a change.

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Student Corrects Teacher, Teacher Can't Handle It

While it is a teacher's responsibility to know things, they're still human and are capable of getting those things wrong. It's when a teacher says something wrong and doesn't own up to it when things get weird. What's the value in lying to kids just so that you can maintain a false sense of authority? Sometimes teachers don't give their students enough credit, like this tumblr thread about a teacher underestimating their students for a social experiment. With the veritable weirdness some educators display, luckily there are also teachers who pulled total bro moves.

student corrects teacher about birds and tries to get kid punished for it
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Creepy Science Facts to Feel Weird About

It's not like we should be constantly disgusted just walking around the world we live in, but there are definitely some parts of it that are hard to process. They say that ignorance is bliss, and that certainly feels more true when learning about all the strange and gross weirdness of everyday life. Knowing this kind of junk doesn't even make someone more likeable. Anyway, here's more un-fun facts to quote around respected colleagues.

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Frustrating Times People Didn't Understand Basic Stuff

Once you get down to it, it becomes pretty clear why things are in the state they are. We live in a world where on any given day you just might hear someone say the dumbest thing you've ever heard. Things get especially hairy when people have vastly different preconceptions about the nature of reality. What's worse is when people say absurd things in complete seriousness, cause that means their gonna be defensive about their misconceptions.

Frustrating times people said dumb things and didn't understand basic stuff
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Intriguing and Perfectly Cromulent Simpsons Facts

Just about everyone grew up watching the Simpsons, and the show remains a wonderful memory for many of us, up to somewhere around season 9. Here are some Simpsons facts, from ideas that got dropped, to obscure canon, to the real world inspirations for certain episodes. Here are some absurd moments of cartoon logic that make perfect sense.

Interesting facts about the television show The Simpsons | Krusty Clown supposed be revealed be Homer Simpsons secret identity but idea dropped being too complex two clowns with green hair in purple shirts
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History Memes That Are Better Than Book Learning

If there's one benefit to learning history (other than developing a keener understanding of the world and your context in it) it's getting sweet history memes. Knowing what happened to various astronauts or the attitudes of different colonial powers may not win you any popularity contests, but it sure is fun to look at history memes and become one with time.

funny history memes | caveman eats berry and dies agony other cavemen be like Write down, write down! Spongebob and Patrick | nuclear blast 0330 wooden desk Kids during Cold War Spider man stopping a train
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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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History Memes for some Hardcore Knowledge

What's better than looking and dumb memes and feeling smart at the same time? Absolutely nothing. That's why there are history memes to feel smart about. Sometimes you gotta take a deep breath and drink in that memeshake with an extra helping of facts and geography. That's the good stuff.

funny memes about history | 1800s doctors they find out draining patient all their blood doesn't actually fix anything science seemed so solid | Men 1600s Women who could do math two children looking terrified of a bunny
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Weird and Specific Facts to Alienate Strangers With

If your goal is to make people think you're a completely hopeless social outcast, just bombard them with facts about necropants and how much skin you can bake into a cake! Why not? On the off-chance someone is interested by your freaky knowledge, that person is either awesome or should be avoided. Here are some more useless facts and some not-so-fun facts to feel bad about.

weird and bizarre facts | artparade 11.4k points 15 hours ago An important predator Canadian Moose is Killer whale Moose will swim over seastraits and get picked off by killer whales.
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Ignorant Folks Getting Slammed with Facts

It must be hard being an anti-vaxxer or flat-earther. You have to dodge so much information! Here are some folks getting hit with some satisfying displays of weaponized knowledge. For comebacks with less science and more funny, here are clever comebacks from spicy silver tongues

Smart comebacks that brought knowledge | 2degrees 12:14 AM Tweet Kind reminder X chromosome contains 1098 genes Y chromosome has only 78 genes X chromosome is over 5 times larger than Y. Its science. Female are superior. By far. Hence hundreds years chauvinism try suppress her. Goodnight. Replying Onions have more DNA than humans
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If you want to look smart, asserting that the moon is a star on cable television is not going to help your case.

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Wholesome Facts that are Nice for a Change

For all the creepy unsettling facts out there, it's goof to have a balance of nice facts to counteract all the messed up ones. For every fact about brain eating zombie fungi or how many missing nuclear bombs there are in the world, there's another fact about how cows have best friends and how much of a bro Jupiter is.

Nice and happy facts | some_random_Potatos 30.2k points 2 days ago edited 2 days ago e dog/wolf movies where they use real life dog actors people who have edit all sometimes have add cgi tails because they dogs can't stop wagging their tail as they are so happy
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