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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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Various Pizza Facts for the Knowledge Hungry Among Us

Here's some pizza knowledge to drop at your next pizza soirée. If you want to rekindle that whole feud about pineapple on pizza, let this be a reminder that it was invented by a Greek guy in Canada. Pizza is good, and absolutely crazy people like it too, which inspired this list of one pizza delivery driver's strangest customers.

Interesting facts and statistics about pizza and pizza history.
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Things That Are Pretty Much Scams But Most People Accept As Legitimate Business

There are a surprising amount of businesses out there that exist not because their service requires that much time or skill, but because of some dubious sociological precedent in place, or because they actively try to keep people from knowing the truth. Unlike these things people wrongfully think are scams, some industries are just run by bastards. 

Fees, businesses and services that are basically scams.
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With commentary from SciManDan, we're taken through an amazing journey as a flat earther rips up a children's science book that he deems to be round earth propaganda in a Target. He buys the book anyway, so while he seems content with his incredibly limited world view, what he truly fears is the wrath of a Target manager watching him destroy product. Just kinda makes you sad.

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Choosing Beggar Leaves Idiotic One Star Review, Store Owner Fires Back with Justified Condemnation

This reviewer had the nerve to call a suitable response to their insulting offer "unprofessional" and inadvertently went in for round two. The world is full of frustrating cheapskates, but when someone leaves a ridiculous review like this they leave themselves open for an utter takedown of their entire character.

A choosing beggar leaves a bad review and gets a response from the owner.
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21 Times People Realized They Were Arguing with Someone Too Stupid to Argue With

At its core, an argument is a very common and simple act where two people who disagree on something deliberate over the truth and best course of action. When both parties are interested in a joint solution, consensus can be reached. The problem is that a solution also requires that the people who are arguing can actually agree on the point of the argument, how to actually argue, and the rules of objective reality. Here are some times when people realized they were talking to someone who couldn't be bothered to want to agree, didn't have the energy, or was just flat out dumb as rocks. In a similar vein, here are some of the dumbest arguments people have found themselves in.

frustrating flat earth evolution facts global warming argument ridiculous dumb science idiots agreement - 8731653
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25 Things People Would Treat Differently If They Had Better Names

There's a lot in a name. Some stuff that should be taken more seriously like deep vein thrombosis or hurricane evacuation areas gets bogged down under a name more pleasant than it should be. Other things like particular food and games would sound less dangerous if the name was more accurate. Other stuff, particularly urinal cakes, could just use a much more fun update.

askreddit, different names, giving new names to things, calling sunburns radiation burns
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24 Men Of Reddit Share Myths About Men That Are 100% Untrue And Infuriate Them When Hearing It

Men of Reddit are sharing those myths about men that are in fact 100% untrue, and don't fail to utterly infuriate them upon hearing them. You know, things like how all dudes aren't just craving sex all the time, but actually do crave salt sometimes too.

misconceptions and stereotypes about men
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27 Not Fun Facts That Are As Intriguing as they Are Scary And Disappointing

You may come out of this feeling smarter, but there's almost no chance that you'll fell better about the world. While we really enjoy messed up facts, we haven't been able to recover so quickly from having our worldview decimated so early in the day. If you're in a good mood, these depressing facts will probably make you feel as though a cloud has just passed over the sun, so proceed with caution... 

wtf facts that are messed up
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Anthropologist Calls Out Our Useless Evolutionary Leftovers In 6 Tweets

This evolutionary anthropologist is here to call out all our ridiculous evolutionary leftovers that seemingly serve no purpose. They just fell through the cracks. Thanks a lot evolution! 

scientist explains evolutionary leftovers
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Quick Story Behind Knight's Iron Hand is Metal AF

Here's Tumblr going in on the wondrous life of Gotz von Berlichingen. If only we could all be so lucky to live a life as fruitful as the drunken warrior poet with an iron hand. The people of Tumblr know their weird history and are jazzed about letting other people know, hence this awesome tumblr thread about messed up history facts.

story behind iron hand of a knight
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