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Tumblr Thread: Reconstructed Historical Figures and How They'd Be

With the ability to digitally reconstruct what historical figures would look like with modern style, it makes sense that the first thing people would do would be to judge how that person would act in a bagel store. For more history that puts things in a more human context, here's a Tumblr thread on a dude actually having fun in an old picture as well as a thread about depicting prehistoric people as cool dudes.

Tumblr thread about judging historical figures in modern fashion | unpretty ROYALTY_NOW_ julius caesar as just Some Dude is tripping out facial reconstruction from a bust
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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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Weird, Silly and Stupid Tumblr Gems

At their best, radically random Tumblr gems are like a big crazy thought salad, with specific historical facts and pop culture references mingling with weird photos of animals in strange situations, as well as some surprisingly dark musings on bones for good measure. These totally bizarre and random Tumblr nuggets have no direction and they should be no other way.

Funny tumblr posts and memes | 1 lordmeowdemort Hello my baby hello my honey hello darkness my old friend purplethebunny dare make hear this with my own internal monologue. 108,737 notes >
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Tumblr Thread: Dude Actually Having Fun In an Old Picture

As ridiculously out of place as it seems, this picture is actually confirmed by the American Museum of Natural History as being totally legit. In a world where every single photo of old-timey people is dour as hell, it makes sense to actually have fun with it. The saddest thing is that, with the photo being about 120 years old, we don't get to talk to this guy. For more interesting history stuff, here's a Tumblr Thread that makes history fun.

Tumblr thread about chinese guy smiling in old timey photo | black and white vintage photograph AMERICAN MUSEUM& NATURAL HISTORY Man eating rice, China, 1901-1904 comradeonion this is an extremely important picture 24-sa3t Ive never seen someone 1904 having fun omg
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Twitter Thread: Sex Weasels In Renaissance Art

Dr Chelsea Nichols has some interesting knowledge on the prevalence of phallic weasel symbolism in Renaissance art. Art history can be a pretty dry topic, but naturally something like a sex weasels is bound to capture our interest. Here are some Tumblr gems about history and here's an interesting tale of the art world's most loathed elitist and his bean.

Twitter thread about Sex Weasel symbolism in renaissance art | Chelsea Nichols @museumweirdo posted about this before, but never going stop until whole world knows about SEX WEASELS Renaissance art thread) | 16th century widely believed weasels conceived through their ears and gave birth through their mouth. This spawned whole language hidden sexual symbolism art, with weasels standing everything fertility talismans phallic symbols. 21 L788 O 1,560 Doo
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"I'll Do It Myself" Moments in History

When it comes to a particular scientific breakthrough, or generally trying to prove something can be done, sometimes it comes down to one person putting it all on the line and hammering it out themselves. History is pretty wild, but also this Tumblr thread proves why mundane people are incredibly important to history. Also, here's the very fast story of the first soldier to take way too many military-grade amphetamines.

Stories from history of times someone just did something themselves | pyrangarlit 35.0k points 1 day ago edited 1 day ago John Snow (not one father epidemiology No one believed him Cholera outbreak is now Soho because contaminated water pump. He broke They arrested him vandalism and held him until outbreak suddenly ended
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Twitter Thread: The Insanity Of Hatpin Panic

Talk about pulling a sword out of a hat. This wild Twitter thread looks back at a time in history when women were defending themselves with giant hat pins. 

Twitter thread breaks down the madness of the hatpin panic in the 1900s | Jason Poole @JasonPoolej2 Has anyone ever heard hatpin panic early 1900's women wore giant hatpins go with their massive hats
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Tumblr Pulls Some Choice Apollo 11 Quotes

While everyone involved in the moon landing knew the impact of what they were doing, you couldn't expect them to be all business all the time. When you think about it, a trip to the moon is a lot like a long car ride with your bro. Tumblr remarks on some of the less on-brand quotes from the Apollo 11 mission. For some other interesting junk, here's a tumblr thread on the fastest manhole cover ever, the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines as well as some other nuggets of gold from Tumblr's busy brains.

Tumblr thread of silly Apollo 11 quotes | Actual quotes Apollo 11 mission: Collins like enter Aldrin oatmeal eating contest next time Bruce McCandless Mission Control Is he pretty good at Collins: He's doing his share up here. McCandless: Let's see all just finished meal not long ago, too, didn't Aldrin still eating. McCandless: Okay. Does Collins: He's on his-he's on his 19th bowl.
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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.

Dudes avoid chaotic evil by wearing skimpy outfits and being so kind | kvinnfolk wanna hear wild story? my brother's history professor is closing on 80 and basically lives at university. one night my brother visited him meeting, and came up my brother gonna be performing as court jester at castle following day. and his professor busts out ah reminds my youth he then proceeded tell tale he and his friends went backpacking greece back their early 20s. then one day they found themselves completely
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Tumblr Gems of The Historical Persuasion

The people of Tumblr know that history isn't just about memorizing dates and battles. It's about incredibly trivial circumstances, cross-dressing emperors and military grade experimental amphetamine benders on skis. Here are more instances of Tumblr making history fun, as well as Tumblr uncovering the legend of the world's fastest manhole cover.

Funny History themed funny tumblr moments and stories | seduce with obscure knowledge history wonkas-golden-nword-pass Nintendo and ottoman empire existed during same time wonkas-golden-nword-pass Period Nintendo Founded 1828 1908 September 23, 1889, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Nintendo
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Twitter Thread: 1919 Anti-Mask Protests During Spanish Flu

Journalist Tim Mak explains the time San Francisco residents got tired of wearing masks in 1919 and decided to hold huge maskless events during the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. What a relatable public health themed nightmare.

Twitter thread on anti-mask league during San Francisco's 1919 Spanish Flu | Tim Mak @timkmak THREAD History doesn't repeat itself, but rhymes thread about Anti-Mask League 1919 not kiddingI went HAM researching this So, starting Sept 2018 San Francisco suffered Spanish Flu pandemic. Initial mask wearing good around 80 percent 2:10 PM Apr 19, 2020 Twitter Web App 3.9K Retweets 6.2K Likes Tim Mak O @timkmak 3h Replying timkmak By November cases were down, and public health officials recommended
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Whale Explosion Thread is a Lesson in Listening to Experts

The Doncaster Council narrated a thread on the infamous Oregon whale explosion of 1970, and how it's a good example on why it's a good idea to listen to experts, especially in times like these. For some more weird history, here's a tumblr thread that makes history fun.

Twitter thread on whale explosion is lesson in listening to experts when it comes to coronavirus | Doncaster Council Doncaster Council @MyDoncaster November 1970, officials Oregon, USA decided blow up rotting whale carcass whole thing went horribly wrong. Why do bring this up? Well, this story can teach us 3 things about #coronavirus
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Not Fun Facts to Feel Weird About

If you needed any more chilling reminders that you aren't as secure as you might have thought, here are some not fun facts and observations about supervolcanoes, biology and physics that could do the trick. To undo some of these, here are some nice facts to counteract all the messed up ones.

creepy, disturbing and sad facts | TheKentuckyRifleman 21.3k points 12 hours ago Frontal Lobotomy performed with no anesthesia and an outpatient procedure.
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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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