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Tumblr Thread: Impressive Knowledge From Dumb Sources

We all know facts that are really specific or complex just because we saw them in something as innocuous as a cereal commercial, and that's fine. It's important to get to look smart for a while. And honestly there's no harm done if people think you're good at history when really you just look at memes. Significant knowledge can be found in the most interesting places, as evidenced by this tumblr thread about how when archeologists are in doubt, they should ask craftspeople

Tumblr thread about knowing smart things from dumb sources
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Via Valy C.
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Just imagining a scenario where you're forced to make a landing in the middle of a crowded road would be enough to bring a whole lot of people's brains into a panic. However, it's clear that this pilot's operating on a different level. Maybe after enough training you can just sink into a stress free automated existence where you don't think twice about the implications of not nailing a landing on a crowded road. 

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Charlotte Magician Chris Hannibal really knows how to take his audience for a ride. As a viewer you very well might find yourself in the commonly shared boat of assuming that you know exactly what this guy's about, until he pulls the rug from right under your presumptuous brain. Seriously, impressive stuff. 

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If you were scratching your head and trying to brainstorm what new skill you should add to your arsenal, this video might leave you inspired to take a crack at staff spinning. Also her Instagram account features a whole lot more of the mind-blowing staff spinning videos if you want to check out more of her work. 

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Man oh man, just imagine what must've been going through this kid's head after he landed that wildly impressive trick. To be able to have that moment with Tony Hawk must've lighted his heart right on up. 

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Via PrΞdΔ
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The level of calm that these pilots are able to maintain while weathering complete chaos is otherworldly. Seriously, most folks would be hard pressed to not faint altogether while trying to fly a plane upside down. 

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Brilliant Moves of Highly Variable Effectiveness

It doesn't feel very good to be outsmarted. But at at the same time, it's worth having a chance to be the one doing the outsmarting. All we can really do is hedge our bets and try to be the outsmarter more often than the outsmarted. Of course it's often impossible to tell when you've been outsmarted, so maybe we're all just a bunch of fumbling rubes. For some brilliance in the form of bold shenanigans, here are some mad lads who made the world their big briny oyster.

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Jack Nicklaus gave off every impression that he had complete and unwavering confidence when it came to sinking that putt. The guy didn't miss a beat from the time he dropped the golf ball (barely set up), and went on to sink the damn thing. It's as if he didn't even think about what he'd do if he missed it. 

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Impressive "Not My Job" Moments From Masters Of Negligence

If only we could all be so inspired to measure once and not even cut, to never read the directions, and treat orders like the suggestions they really are. On that day, we could all truly be free. Free to live in a place where nothing really works as intended. But at least we wouldn't have to try very hard. And that world of "not my job" would be a beautiful one. Yes, the stop signs would face the wrong way and the toilet would drain directly into the downstairs bathtub, but it would be a "not my job" paradise.

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Via BearKeys
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This man has literal magic coursing through his veins. He's a wizard and well versed in the art of commanding musical instruments to come together to play off one another, and create nothing short of an awe-inspiring performance. Seriously, the coordination is otherworldly. 

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Fernando Tatis Jr. sprung for that highlight reel catch like he didn't have to wrestle with gravity itself for a hot sec. Must've felt too good for words to describe. In the MLB if you're lucky you get one or two of those catches in your whole career. Tatis Jr. definitely won't be forgetting that game. 

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The amount of time and effort that must've gone into mastering this song is nothing short of heroic. Seriously, mad respect to this guy. Oh, to have been in the crowd that day. Would've been one hell of a show. 

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Apparently, there were a fair number of spicy folks in the comments section suggesting that this dude didn't pull the song off on a budget. I mean, come on. You don't know if the car was actually his. You don't know if anything that we're seeing him use at all is in fact his. 

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Whoever says that accordions aren't cool hasn't seen this kid make literal magic with an accordion before. Of course, it's also totally fair if you previously had no idea that people can indeed make sweet shredding time with an accordion. Apparently, this guy's name is Alexander Hrustevich, and he's a world class musician. No big surprise after seeing this performance. 

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The comedic element in this otherwise wildly impressive video is everyone else's reaction to what he's doing. They couldn't be more puzzled. Clearly, the dude's nothing short of a modern day visionary. 

Via 4096
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Seriously, just consider the amount of time that this guy must've sunk into this project to pull it off. The results are effectively bringing on tidal waves of that childhood nostalgia.