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Tumblr Thread: Why Frogs Have Got Weird Bones

Apparently frogs flop around so much it wouldn't be worth it for them to have rib cages. And in conjunction with that, they don't breath the same way something with a ribcage might. It'd be nice to have less bones to break. Tumblr can get way into animal anatomy, like this thread about horse sizes being ridiculous.

Tumblr thread on frog bones | magistrate--mediocrity Frogs basically don't have ribs because they hop they just fucking belly flop onto ground. Evolution never got around giving them ribs because wouldn't be worth broken ribs every time frogs decided go out on land. As result intercostal muscles responsible breathing most vertebrates never developed. Frogs (and most amphibians) rely almost solely on buccal pumping
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Some inquisitive people at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation decided to see what would happen when you just pump a hose-load of water into the second story of a home. Honestly, the house held water better than some would expect.

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Tumblr Thread: A Death God that's Not a Bad Guy

This thread asks the question, why would any God of Death every really need to be a bad guy? Why feel the need to speed things up if it's guaranteed to win in the end? These Tumblr users flesh out the idea of a death who's not that bad of a person. For some more creative tumblr musings on life and death and gods, here's a story about a selfless farmer with a heart of gold, as well as a tumblr thread on demons bonding over sandwiches.

Tumblr thread about death good being a good guy | mikkeneko concept death god is actually surprisingly supportive and on side good guys, supporting actions and promoting policies will lead kingdom growing and thriving instead being destroyed, because more kingdom grows more people there are, and more people there are more people will eventually die, and an immortal god death know there's no need rush get them all end mikkeneko like responses on this post are cleanly split between "hey this is gr
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Tumblr Thread: Octopuses Are Clever Brain Lords

This quick and informative collection of Tumblr posts shines some light on the fascinating, slimy, intellectual behemoths that are the octopuses of this world. Basically, you better be ready for some eerie and deeply unsettling trickery if you're going to be a security guard at an aquarium that houses octopuses. And you better make sure that there are no bad shrimp in the batches that you're feeding them. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread about customers' mythically powerful coffee orders.

A funny Tumblr thread about how insane octopi are | tilthat TIL Marine biologists are claiming there is rare instance non-human warfare happening between octopuses waters off coast Australia octopuses are fighting large groups over territory and even using projectiles such as seashells spit at enemies. via reddit.com pain-and-missouri Octopi are intense bransrath prefer octopedes celticpyro “Animals don't go war because they're cinnamon rolls unlike ebil humans uwu" Check-fucking-mate Linda,
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Fascinating Friend is Perplexed by Obvious Stuff

Whether it's a combination of being sheltered, homeschooling, living in an extremely remote place, or being an undercover alien trying to understand earth, this person's friend got some attention for having some serious gaps in their knowledge. It's weird to be reminded that some folks don't get the memo and you have to explain really obvious things to people.

Friend doesn't understand basic things | plate of sushi rolls Salmon, cucumber and ginger filling wait are those black layers made Nori-seaweed so 's edible always thought just plastic coating had remove
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What Reality and Game Show Tapings Are Like

Everyone knows that game shows and reality TV aren't as action packed as they're edited to seem, but some shows have different interesting quirks and things the average TV viewer wouldn't notice. Other than getting to talk to famous hosts and all the game show blunders, it's a weird reminder that the whole thing is a business.

People share what game show and reality TV tapings are like | Pickitline Wheel Fortune have get there at 5 AM where draw straws with other contestants decide will film. They film entire week episodes 1 day. Pat Sajak is incredibly friendly and interacted with us on every break wheel is HEAVY
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People That Love Their Jobs

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the people that genuinely love their jobs. As it turns out, some folks are actually lucky enough to find themselves with a career opportunity that doesn't feel like work at all. It can be done. And if you ever find yourself in that kind of position, just hold on for dear life. And if you're not, maybe some of these gigs will give you new ideas about a career shift. 

An AskReddit thread about people that actually love their jobs | jarofherb 11h get paid an excessive amount deliver excessively priced appliances extremely excessively well funded occupants Lake Tahoe. Like 90 job is just going on an amazing drive.
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Tumblr Thread: Hitting Terminal Meme

Memes are a sort of ephemeral form of communication. Most of them need some sort of context in order to operate well. As this tumblr thread shows, the further we get from some, understanding them becomes a form of cultural anthropology. These ones still mostly make sense though so it's still pretty funny. For more tumblr stuff, here are some random tumblr gems to tumble through.

Tumblr thread on memes gets memed | mareebrittenford Young Man Take breadsticks and run Man door hand hook said young man car gun plaid-n-converse memeception elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey HIT TERMINAL MEME bl00dlikeice @caesarianconfection fidefortitude said hate this" so many times on this website, and never actually meant because hate this" is just shorthand this is an example meme given twist wasn't expecting with intent surprise Which is itself meme on this site. God damn But this This
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Things That Grew Classier Over Time

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about various things that grew classier over time. Definitely had no idea that lobsters were commonly fed to prisoners back in the day, and had a reputation for being the cockroaches of the sea. 

An AskReddit thread about things that grew classier over time | jasenzero1 Eating lobster. Used be so abundant fed prisoners. VillyD known as cockroach sea
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Chuck E. Cheese Experiment Reveals Human Nature

Human beings are peculiar creatures with a strange set of rules. We catch onto trends quickly, but can be easily swayed by minor changes in our environment, especially when it has to do with getting tickets we could trade in for cheap, horrible prizes. Here's a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Chuck E Cheese pizza arcade runs a social experiment that reveals startling facts about human nature | Professor_Palmer @CaryPalmerr last few weeks begun conducting my own behavioral study secret have been adjusting games at Chuck E Cheese and recording subconscious response guest interaction over week discovered some pretty interesting things long thread
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Tumblr Thread: How Cats Ended Up Being Domesticated

And with all of this knowledge at our disposal it seems sillier than ever to annoy these fearless and formidable predators. 

An informative Tumblr thread about how cats became domesticated | koryos CATS let's talk about housecats and fucking weird they are evolutionarily/anthropologically like who thought good idea have tiny malicious predators our homes anyways not us actually are they even domesticated yes do they even feel LOVE yes LET'S LEARN ABOUT CATS
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Tumblr Thread: Horse Sizes are Ridiculous

Leave it to people to parse out the extreme limitations on what you can do with horse genetics. They just get so dang big, it's hard to think about realistically. For some interesting junk about horses and their weirdness, here's a tumblr thread on a "master" in animal sciences getting schooled on horses.

Tumblr thread on sizes of horses | beeftart horses are inherently funny because they come so many sizes. like draft horses d.com this looks so fake. this horses skull is bigger than dudes entire torso. this horses NECK is thicker than dudes entire BODY.
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Illusions of Eye-Defying Double-Takery

It doesn't take a lot to trick a brain into double-taking. A small shadow here, a reflection here, and some slightly confusing background over there. Just a few small inconsistencies and all of a sudden that dog is riding a bicycle. Double-take inducing images of skewed perspective are here to give those eyes a workout.

Funny and interesting images of weird perspective | cat sitting in front of a TV screen during a weather forecast report looking as if it has a human hand | reflection in side view car mirror perfectly aligned with the background
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History Memes to Feel Smart About

Does knowing one or two facts about a particular battle actually make anyone that much more aware? Maybe a little. It's hard to tell. What knowing that historical context does do however, is set one up for some sweet memes that use all of history as a great well of inside jokes. For an interesting history thread, here's a tumblr thread about how mundane people are important to history.

funny history memes | Vikings after finding out monasteries are filled with gold and people can't fight
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Dirty Insider Secrets In People's Professions

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the dirty insider secrets from people's professions. This is definitely one of those threads that brings the mind the old saying that "ignorance is bliss." There are some things better left to the unknown. 

People describe dirty insider secrets from their professions | MatrixGodfather0435 1d whole lot guys aren't tech savvy. They just know Google well.
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Intriguing Images of Puzzling Double-Takery

Of all the amazing things our eyes do for us, it's kind of surprising how easily they can be tricked by just a little bit of messing with some light and shadows. Nevertheless, double-take-inducing images of skewed perspective will endure as a quizzical pastime for our beleaguered light-and-movement-sensing optical goo.

Double-take inducing optical illusions | goat sitting in a bag tied to a horse looking as if it's walking on its back legs like a human | shirtless man riding a bike with a man in shorts looking naked
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