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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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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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A Compilation Of Absolutely Terrible Maps

These maps are inexcusably, hilariously terrible. The Cat Earth Theory really seems to have some legs. Might want to keep an eye on that one. 

A collection of funny maps that are absolutely terrible | Bosnians wanna swim Croatia: No AUSTRIA HUNGARY ITALY SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA ZAGREB CROATIA SERBIA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA ADRIATIC SEA SARAJEVO MONTENEGRO ITALY | Antarctic-centric world view
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Tumblr Thread On Purple Rhymes Goes Off The Rails

Tumblr has the tendency to well, tumble. And exactly that happened here. What started as an observation on violets turned into a historical rhyme on the concept of purple, which then turned into some well timed and tastefully executed filth. For more Tumblr color nerdery, here's an explanation of why magenta isn't a real color. And for random fun, here are Tumblr gems to keep the day moving.

Tumblr thread about rhyming with purple turns into dirty history lesson | gallusrostromegalus S aerialsquid Follow satanpositive Roses are red much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking blue. feels fictional have been waiting this post all my life. marzipanandminutiae They are indeed purple, But one thing missed concept purple" Didn't always exist. Some cultures lack names color see. Hence good old Homer And his "wine-dark sea."
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Tumblr Gems to Destroy Boredom

The minds of Tumblr just shoot wild thoughts around like a pinball machine, resulting in some nuggets of gold from Tumblr's busy brains. You've got off-the-wall movie ideas, quizzical musings on history, intriguing observations, and strange anecdotes. There are too many comedy gems from the world of Tumblr.

Funny moments and memes from Tumblr | bidoof movie idea: guy finds stone tablet engraved with mysterious alien language and gets caught up national treasure-esque adventure decipher its meaning, only learn s just an alien "live, love, laugh" decoration Source: bidoof 240,710 notes
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Funniest Historical Facts That People Know

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the funniest historical facts that they know. The resulting insights paint a picture of just how weird the world is that we live in, and how absurdly worked up people can get themselves, when it comes to warring over seemingly meaningless stuff. 

People share the funniest historical facts that they know | Ginger_Chick 12h has been all over reddit forever, but fact Andrew Jackson's pet parrot ejected Jackson's funeral swearing, will never not make giggle.
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Tumblr Drops Intriguing Knowledge on Ancient Female Pharaoh

Apparently by trying to erase the long and successful reign of this pharaoh, using her stuff as wall filler and throwing all her junk in a dump, they accidentally ended up preserving it. Pretty neat. Tumblr reviews some wild corners of history, like this thread that actually makes history fun. Here's another archaeology themed Tumblr thread about craftspeople being able to identify things that archaeologists couldn't.

Tumblr thread on interesting female pharaoh history | demands-with-menace Queen Hatshepsut Ancient Egypt. She has lovely smile someone who's been dead thousands years | deux-zero-deux she wasn't queen. she pharaoh and wanted be referred as such. she even had her statues modeled after male pharaoh's statues state her dominance and authority. she actually one most successful pharaohs all ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman power egypt. cumleak damn no wonder she
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