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People's Favorite Paradoxes

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about people's favorite paradoxes. Nothing like exploring some paradoxes to take one's brain down strange and disorienting rabbit holes. 

People describe their favorite paradoxes in an AskReddit thread | BabyParmesanHead 13h Entry level position requiring 5+ years experience. Reply 1 3.5k
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Tumblr Thread: In Defense of Those Unofficial Worn Paths

It's hard to argue with human nature. Even the best city planner will try to make sidewalks that accommodate every parkgoer, but there will always be some random worn paths that you always find yourself using for convenience sake. For some more interesting Tumblr takes, here's a thread on Kudzu, the monster plant waging war with everything.

Tumblr thread about the "elephant paths" people carve in parks | starfleetacademy Follow Desire paths are just best human invention because cities will spend millions on sidewalks and yet. Our little foraging brains will think 'too far cut thru grass food' and others will be like 'other human have good idea follow' until there's beaten path there's perfectly acceptable sidewalks either side starfleetacademy Follow User experience Design example
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Tumblr Thread: Kudzu Is A Monster Plant Waging War With Everything

This Tumblr thread has a bit of everything. It starts out as an existential post about building treehouses, transitions to plants waging wars on each other, and eventually evolves to a full on stress post about the monstrous force that is the Kudzu plant, basically consuming everything in its path. I love that the goat homies are just like, "screw it, more food for us." Additionally, the pictures of the Kudzu "destroying" various landscapes do possess a strange beauty of their own. 

Check out some more Tumblr gold with these cultures colliding over various grading scales.

Kudzu is a monster plant that's waging war with the planet | mojave-wasteland-official Ever heard blackberries? Yes, plants do wage war kasaron Follow Mint and strawberries, too. They need be quarantined or they will kill basically everything else systlin Follow planted mint ground 2 years ago s currently fighting bitter battle death against raspberries attempting invade east while trying annex patio.
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American Things that Non-Americans Think are Weird

If you spend your whole life living in one place, it's easy to think that the way you live is the only way it's done. For someone visiting, there are some easy-to-notice differences like how Americans are basically comfortable talking to strangers, and some other subtle things, like when cultures collide over what lemonade is. Here are some rumors about Americans that ended up being true and some very American habits.

American things that are weird to non-americans | TitanicBeta 19.4k points 1 day ago Not putting final price on tag not sure whether 's still like this, but few years ago one never knew whether 1.00 item McDonald's or Burger King is actually $1.00 or maybe $1.08.
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Tumblr Breaks Down Color Theory

Yay, the big brains at Tumblr take us down a rabbit hole where we learn more about what's going on with this crazy thing called color theory. 

Tumblr breaks down color theory | memewhore So our local children's hospital re- cently redecorated, but not too sure they really thought things out gildatheplant Literally any other colour would've been better choice guys.
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Tumblr Thread: Cats And Their Journey To Domestication

This Tumblr thread goes hard on the history behind how cats ended up being domesticated. Perhaps the most surprising takeaway from all this information is that we foolishly annoy these fearless predators. Not a good idea, not a good idea at all. 

Tumblr thread explains cats' path toward domestication | 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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Things that Made People Lose Romantic Interest Instantly

The dating world puts people into more contact with toxic nice guys and creepy girls than they'd like to have, but sometimes a deal-breaker can come from somewhere else. Sometimes a small detail, one comment, or messed up behavior they display can make you look at someone in a whole different light.

Behaviors that made people stop liking someone | tunaforthursday 46.6k points 5 days ago Turned out be person eating everyone else's food breakroom fridge.
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In all our years of watching various monkeys and great apes eating bananas, we didn't know that some, or at least this one, has a preference to pull off those bitter fibrous strings just under the peel. It's up there in the top three parts of the banana that are most uncomfortable to eat, and we have to agree with its decision.

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Quick Quora Post On The Word "Smart"

Some folks might connect with this Quora post that aims to break down the implications of the assigning the word smart to different individuals. Seems like there are a whole lot of "gifted students" out there that suffered the fallout of fielding so much pressure at a young age, just cause tests in class were a bit easier. 

A quick Quora post on the implications of saying someone is really smart | Why are so many gifted students and adults underachievers? Riley Anderson, lives My Head Answered Feb 8 Misguided praise so smart seems like an innocent compliment, right s not. As gifted child told constantly becomes part identity s makes special s people like about intelligence are only valued if are smart. Now little, school is easy. Especially don't have try at all, and get every question right on every test s because
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Tumblr Thread: Long YouTube Ad Has Eight Twists

This fun Tumblr thread captures the experience of someone realizing that YouTube had a seven hour ad. Now that is something you don't see everyday. And certainly not something that you want to find yourself having to sit through. Thank goodness YouTube has the "skip ad" feature nowadays. 

A ridiculously long YouTube ad has like eight different twists | smothermewithaffection Sol got this ad on youtube KUS Cellular 7GB/$49 e oh 's U.S. Cellular, specifically advertising great their streaming service is can even guy ad says, stream hours grass mowing. And go wait minute. sounds weird. why hasn't this ad ended yet?
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Intriguing and Perfectly Cromulent Simpsons Facts

Just about everyone grew up watching the Simpsons, and the show remains a wonderful memory for many of us, up to somewhere around season 9. Here are some Simpsons facts, from ideas that got dropped, to obscure canon, to the real world inspirations for certain episodes. Here are some absurd moments of cartoon logic that make perfect sense.

Interesting facts about the television show The Simpsons | Krusty Clown supposed be revealed be Homer Simpsons secret identity but idea dropped being too complex two clowns with green hair in purple shirts
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Tumblr Story: Selfless Farmer With A Heart Of Gold

This beautiful story from one of the brilliant minds of Tumblr is a true diamond in the rough. Brace yourself for the feels. 

Tumblr story about a selfless farmer god | writing-prompt-s Temples are built gods. Knowing this farmer builds small temple see kind god turns up. sadoeuphemist Arepo built temple his field humble thing, some stones stacked up make cairn, and two days later god moved Hope harvest god Arepo said, and set up an altar and burnt two stalks wheat d be nice know He looked down at ash smeared on stone rocks all laid askew, and coughed and
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Tumblr Thread: Pokémon's Probability System Is Madness

Tumblr just loves to go all in on meticulously studying the ins and outs of different movies, shows, video games, etc. It's a place of countless rabbit holes. This one in particular is a great one to fall down. It takes a look at one of the world's most loved and adored video games, Pokémon. 

Tumblr dissets Pokémon's probability system, and it's amazing | rocketreturns remember mirage island shit pokemon r/s/e fucked nonsense ask-oncies-jizz had talk an old man once per day. then game would generate 2 random number bytes. those bytes would have both match also random and unseeable personality values one party pokemon. assuming had full party 6 roughly 1/10000 chance. thats rarer than finding shiny. and this wasn't once per random encounter this once per day. this only way find liechi
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Double-Take-Causing Illusions of Warped Perspective

The eye is as good at identifying things as it is at misidentifying things, hence all these intriguing illusions of strange perspective. A small amount of playing around with the background and foreground of an image, or messing around with light and shadows can easily make one thing look like an impossibly different thing. It doesn't take a lot of skewed perspective to cause a double-take.

interesting and weird optical illusions caused by perspective | Person - Why does her shadow look like rotisserie chicken? pen | chair looks like its floating against the wall optical illusion
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Twitter Thread: The Conditional Immortality Of Lobsters

This Twitter thread from @JUNIUS_64, about the conditional immortality of lobsters is a trip. Apparently the information shared is indeed true. So, digesting the fact that lobsters basically have a cheat code for the aging process (dying of old age), and instead die from either getting perilously squeezed in their shells or those same shells developing parasites, is fascinating. 

A Twitter thread on the conditional immortality of lobsters | labcoat lesbian NYC Pride AC Follow @JUNIUS_64 lobsters made deal with devil conditional immortality and backfired on them cannot change my mind 11:41 AM 21 Jun 2018 28,755 Retweets 106,452 Likes 565 t7 29K 106K Tweet reply labcoat lesbian NYC Pride AC @JUNIUS_64 Jun 21 WHERE IS GOD NOW, JORDAN PETERSON 7 27 134 O 2.9K
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