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This deeply unsettling announcement recorded on a Beijing-Shanghai bullet train offers a troubling, dystopian vision of the future. He probably got a negative behavior credit for recording the video in the first place. 

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Guy Does Math On How Strong Officials Say Weed Is Now

Every few years, government officials and experts come out and try to say how weed is 10 or 20 times stronger than it was a few years ago. Even using some grade school math, we're left with pretty astronomical figures on how potent weed is supposed to be. Activist and author  Dana Larsen put together a short thread on how strong it would have to be today if everyone had been telling the truth.

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Government-Shattering Fart Halts Kenyan Regional Assembly For 10 minutes

Now this is our kind of politics. Here's the full BBC News story, but the title pretty much says it all. A regional assembly in Kenya's Homa Bay had to take a 10 minute break due to a particularly awful trouser-cloud someone laid in the chamber. Apparently there was a conversation over blame and an ensuing scramble to find some kind of air freshener, but the debate-stopping fart dissipated enough after a while for business to continue. We've read about farts shutting down job sites, but a fart that halt local government is a new high.

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FBI Ends Up Investigating A Guy Who Was Just Doing His Job

"Special Agent Smith" sent this poor guy just trying to do his job and research RC planes, into a full-fledged panic attack. Goes to show you've always got to be mindful about what kinds of questions your asking in forums online. Never know how it might look to government officials who don't have the context or know you. 

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19 People Share Their Predictions For What Will Happen With "Storm Area 51" Event

In case you missed it, there's a viral Facebook event dominating headlines right now, and it's about hundreds of thousands of people signing up for storming Area 51. The memes have never been better. We just sincerely hope that no lunatics out there are actually giving serious consideration toward jeopardizing their safety over trying to storm a heavily guarded military base. Don't do it, Kyle. 

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14 Memes About The 300,000 People Signed Up To Storm Area 51

In case you missed it hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to storm Area 51. Whether or not this is one ridiculous joke that inspired a welcomed tidal wave of hilarious and spicy memes, will only be told by the passing of time. Come September 21st we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that people don't actually show up to jeopardize their lives in an attempt to storm a highly guarded government facility. Yikes. 

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Guy's Wholesome Twitter Thread Explains How His Dad Is Asian Ron Swanson

Twitter user @Kane made a list of anecdotes about his garage-meat-hanging, big-cutlery-distrusting government worker father in honor of Father's Day. When he gets to the frat-crashing and explanation of government work, the parallels really start to line up. Here are some silly and wholesome dad moments shared on twitter for the world to laugh at.

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NYC Subway Banned Dogs Unless They Fit In A Bag, Owners Didn't Disappoint (14 Images)

The government clearly just wanted to see adorable pictures of doggos in bags. The NYC subway riders and their dogs did NOT let the world down. 

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20 Propaganda Campaigns That Were so Successful People Still Believe Them Today

Whether it's a lie promoted from a government in wartime, or a company trying to to sell more product, there are some falsehoods people live with that are a direct result of very persuasive marketing. But hey, it's good to learn why we think the things we think. On a lighter note, here are fake facts people believed for WAY too long.

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Can a trained poker player really hide his emotions, or is everything inevitably on the surface waiting to be read if we look hard enough? 

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25 Obscure Conspiracy Theories That People Personally Believe In

In a world with well-known dumbass conspiracies like flat earth "theory" and the anti-vaxx movement, mention of conspiracies can be a bit stressful. Some of them are smaller, more specific, and personal. And while many are sort of silly, the more you think about them, the more believable they seem...

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It just makes you feel a little worse to live in a world where it actually costs money to pay your taxes. We don't blame the customer service person for being in this situation, but what's complete BS is that this problem even exists in the first place.

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Woman Arrested By CIA For Asking To Speak With Agent Penis

Ever just wake up, call an Uber, and decide you're going to take a field trip to the CIA headquarters to demand permission to speak with Agent Penis? 

Yes, you read that one right. The Independent reports that a woman was arrested after repeatedly trying to trespass CIA headquarters to have a chat with Agent Penis. Jennifer Hernandez, 58, says that she had already applied for a job at the agency, and was scheduled to meet with a recruiter at the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. 

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19 Well-Known Facts That Sound Like Conspiracy Theories

The world is a freaky place. Some events sound so extraordinary that they sound like a crackpot fever-dream that no one could possibly have thought to do in real life. You don't need to be Dale Gribble to believe these. These are 100% true facts (however fantastical they sound). On the other side, here are some completely unproven obscure conspiracies that people personally believe in.

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CIA Director Gina Haspel, was speaking at Auburn University when an enraged audience member called her out in a blaze of fury. Queue up the awkward...