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Tumblr Thread on Mythical Creatures Is An Eye Opener

You might end up thinking unicorns existed too if you were a medieval scribe trying to translate second hand knowledge. Tumblr offers some creative, humorous, and off the wall discussion on a variety of eclectic topics, like Funny and Unexpected History Threads or the domestication of cats. You can never be sure of what bored people will do with their time, but luckily Tumblr pops out some gems.

Funny Tumblr thread on the reality of some mythical creatures | -book--creatures Honestly biggest disappointment had researching ABC medieval authors did not fact, see creatures they were describing and were trying their best describe them with their limited knowledge while going fuck fuck Za-book--creatures Instead all those creatures know came about transcription and translation errors copying Greco-Roman sources (who themselves got them travelers' tales Persia and India rhino unicorn, tiger?
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Twitter Thread: Triscuit's Name is Derived From "Electricity Biscuit"

It's one of those questions nobody was asking, but just ended up having an interesting answer anyway. Electricity Biscuit sounds more like euphemism for an 80's party drug than anything else, but @sageboggs explains the intriguing history surrounding the strange name of everyone's 5th favorite cracker.

Twitter thread about how Triscuits derived their name from biscuits made by electricity
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Dude Uses Free Time to Sort Through Ocean Plastic

Rob Arnold has spent a dizzying amount of time sifting through washed up litter, and has some interesting and informative things to say about the plastic he's seen. Some of this stuff can even be traced back to specific incidents from decades ago, which is crazy to think about.

Guy on Facebook sorts through ocean plastic and finds interesting things | Rob's post 's always good can date found item. Here have give-away toy by Kelloggs 1958! Incredibly will have been laying environment 62 years! | Lego flippers Tokio Express container spill off Landsend 1997. These flippers have been marine environment 23 years! This particular pair looking almost like new, still connected sprue. Where have they been all this time?
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Twitter Thread: The Human Body's Evolutionary Leftovers

Awesome, our bodies are like natural history museums. Apparently, we're brimming with evolutionary leftovers, and Dorsa Amir mapped out a way to play around with some of these in a fun Twitter thread. 

Twitter thread maps out the human body's evolutionary leftovers | Dorsa Amir @DorsaAmir 1d Replying DorsaAmir Put hand flat on surface and touch pinky thumb. Do see raised band wrist there's vestigial muscle called palmaris longus used help move around trees. About 14 us don't even have this muscle anymore 2/8) present absent | Oh, and know sometimes get goosebumps cold or scared s vestigial reflex used raise body hair make appear bigger or trap an extra layer heat warmth. Some people can
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History Memes For The Splendiferously Learned

Knowing history doesn't necessarily make you smarter than anyone else, but it sure feels like it. Sure it's cool to know about sweating sickness and emu wars, but it what can one do with that knowledge other than mention it to uninterested bystanders? Well, you can indulge in sweet history memes for for the ages.

funny history memes | Hammer invented 8000 BC People 7999 BC: person in hard hat helmet using a hammer and nail
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Tumblr Thread: Real World Benefits Of The Arts

This fun Tumblr thread spotlights the fact that it actually can pay off to keep that mental warehouse stocked with random bits of knowledge. So learn all the random knowledge that you can! Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread that traces the history of how cats became domesticated.

Tumblr thread shines light on the real world benefits of the arts | mnwood have ever told y'all about greatest moment my academic career freshman college and had this history teacher who edgy~ and his hotness level on ratemyprofessor off charts and he first teacher ever heard use word "fuck anyway he would do this thing every so often where have quiz" and first two questions were
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History Memes For The Ages

More and more history is being made every day, so naturally people are gonna make history memes about it. Sure, it's probably more helpful to learn about the Spanish Inquisition in an actual book, but history memes are pretty good too. They're like 90 percent as good, probably. Yeah, that sounds right.

funny history memes | Medieval wars movies: Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Have at thee, varlet Charge! Medieval wars reality just gonna sit here two years And sit out here two years. Huzzah! Read room Jerry. | Socrates: Do not write things down written word will turn brain mush! Plato: NOTED
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Dudes Avoid Chaotic Evil With Skimpy Outfits And Love

Tumblr did a good thing with this fun and wild little story about a Professor who dodged ultimate danger, with some skimpy clothing and kindness. Seriously, whether this story is real or not, it is amazing. Just picturing a bunch of laughing, smiling dudes out on an adventure, dancing and entertaining for their kicks at night, taking none of it seriously, is enough to warm the heart. Glad to hear that they managed to avoid a perilous predicament. 

Take in some more fun from Tumblr with this post about how dwarves have intelligent super beards.

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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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Funny History Memes and Moments That Put Things In Perspective

One doesn't have to go rooting around in history books long to find something extremely weird about our collective past. There are too many history moments that are too dumb to seem real already, and we keep making more every day. If there's one reason to get into history, it's so you can get these sweet historical memes to become one with time.

funny history memes, stories and moments | thatsbelievable Follow Best Gorilla Joke 1897 Gorilla: Did hear about gorilla who escaped zoo? Zookeeper: No did not. Gorilla is because am quiet gorilla Muffled sounds gorilla violence angelnumber27 Follow people 1897 were mentally 2030 | mygoodbabushka 1930, Helene Adelaide Shelby patented an apparatus obtaining criminal confessions police put suspect into darkened chamber where they are confronted by human skeleton with glowing red eyes questions the
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Tumblr Thread: The Plague Village That Pulled a Bro Move

Leave it to Tumblr to find some freaky historical outliers. Here's the tale of a tiny village that found itself with plague and what happened after. Could it be described as a "total bro move?" Maybe in a very understated way, yeah. For more fun history junk, here's Tumblr's thread on why mundane people are important to history, as well as some tumblr gems of the historical persuasion.

tumblr thread on plague village that isolated itself | -even-is-thiss keep hate-reading plague literature medieval era, but as depressed as makes there is always one historical tidbit makes feel little bittersweet and like revisit s story village Eyam even-is-thiss Eyam today is teeny tiny town less than thousand people has barely grown since 1665 its population around 800. Where story starts with Eyam is August 1665 village tailor and his assistant discovered bolt cloth they had bought London
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History Memes Bursting With Knowledge

As a field of study, history is kind of weird. Whereas chemistry or math or biology all have pretty rigid definitions, many things can fall under the categorization of "history." History could easily be called "everything else that has happened." It's good to know some history, not just to get a sense of context, but also so you can get sweet history memes that are as good as books probably

funny history memes | history 300 Spartans other 7000 Greeks other 7000 Greeks cat crying while looking at a person holding a dog | Neat Sumer! They invented: clay Which they used talk about: wheat they had lot fun
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Tumblr Thread About Horrifying Monster Mold

So, the Elephant's Foot mold sounds like some sort of mythological Medusa-level monster. Sounds to me like a big heap of forbidden pudding. Seriously, no thank you. Here's to hoping we don't find ourselves one day in the future, being enslaved by black mold overlords. 

A quick Tumblr thread shares the story of a terrifying monster mold in Chernobyl | Text - The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It's called the Elephant's Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across. Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing, this picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation. The Elephant's
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History Memes That Are As Good As Books Probably

Knowing just enough history to get history memes is one of the few joys of life. It's also probably one of the only tangible benefits of having paid any attention in history class. They say history repeats itself, so there'll be a refresher course soon enough. To continue digging through the past, here are more history memes to become one with time.

funny memes about history | Greek culture Romans Jared Leto wearing a green coat from a fashion show | King: dies His eldest son: sarcastically surprised Kirk wearing a crown
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History Memes to Become One with Time

Knowing some history isn't just a good way to place yourself in the context of your world, it's also a great way to get really specific references in the form of history memes. It's just good to have an idea of how things got to be how they are. How many reminders do you need that the Hapsburgs were inbred? Apparently a lot.

funny memes about history | think people 14th :08 Century would be mind blown by: ONEPLUS they'd Spices really be mind blown by: | Hapsburgs they see their cousins at family reunion He is 3.5 metric tons raw, sexual aggression.
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Tumblr Thread: The Unsettling Reason For Unrealistic Animation

Here we are yet again with the wonderful, wandering minds of the Tumblr world delivering just the kind of informative, and unsettling thread that really takes the brain for a trip. Apparently, there's an actual reason why us human beings can feel the cringe chills come on when animation seems to be too realistic. It's called the uncanny valley effect. What makes the effect so unsettling, is reflecting on why we could've developed that kind of "survival instinct" in the first place. Was it because there used to be some sort of alien monster thing scouring the globe back in the day that was a threat to homo sapiens' survival? Maybe so, maybe so. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with these cooks that bonded over their dysfunctional family members.

A Tumblr thread about the unsettling uncanny valley effect | think know reason why people prefer "unrealistic" animation some reason, humans really don't like things look like humans but aren't quite human. Hence why lot people are uncomfortable with movies with animation like Monster House and Polar Express looks too realistic us and sets us off. Scientists call this Uncanny Valley" effect and its thought be an evoluti tactic survival.
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