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A List Of Some Real Facts That Sound Fake But Are Indeed Legit

The world is a strange place brimming with mind-blowing wonders that seem to escape the realm of reason altogether. Some of these allegedly "true facts" sound crazy enough to have been pulled out of thin air. Seriously. 

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Anthropologist Calls Out Our Useless Evolutionary Leftovers In 6 Tweets

This evolutionary anthropologist is here to call out all our ridiculous evolutionary leftovers that seemingly serve no purpose. They just fell through the cracks. Thanks a lot evolution! 

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Biology Teacher's Twitter Thread Shines Light On The Disgusting Fish Fraud Problem

Apparently "fish fraud" is a very real and disgusting problem. And whatever you do, DON'T look up body louse. Turns out there really was something fishy about that sushi...

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16 Fun Facts About The Strange Ways Our Brains Work

Our brains are strange machines. This batch of obscure and seemingly obvious facts about the ways our brain work might open your eyes to why you interact with the world around you, in the ways you do. 

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19 Non-Native English Speakers Share Phrases They Wish We Had

Wouldn't it be simpler to have a single word that encapsulates the concept of getting drunk in your underwear? Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to call someone an "orthopedic walking cane" out of hate? These options and many more lie waiting to be discovered in the world's many wonderful languages. For some English wins and fails, here are some incredible uses and misuses of the English language.

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20 Incredible Uses and Misuses of the English Language

English is a complex and weird language, made out of sutured together bastardizations of dozens of other languages. It's got confusing tenses and conflicting rules all over the place. Here are some fun applications of English, as well as a few miserable but funny misapplications of the language. For more interesting stuff about the English Language, here's a tumblr thread deconstructing the actual meanings of popular figures of speech.

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43 Interesting and Sometimes Outrageous Vintage Food Advertisements

Some of these are kind of cool. Some of these are a little shocking. Some of them are gross. Some of them are straight-up weird. Post World War II America was a place of seemingly endless prosperity. How this attitude resulted with ads for putting Mayo on pears and putting chow mein in a can, we'll never know. The snapshot of the past is interesting enough, especially with some of the stuff here that never caught on.

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Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Explanation for How the Chicken in Moana Got so Dumb

Apparently, that loveably stupid character was supposed to get more screen time, but it just didn't pan out. Between marketing and production of the movie, the creators realized they'd have to make a change. Hey, I'm still happy with their work. Also God bless Alan Tudyk, aka Wash aka Pirate Steve. For somefunny and cool knowledge about the original Jurassic Park, check this out.

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22 Imaginative Pieces of Graffiti That Used Their Environments

Writing your nickname on a train car is one thing but turning an electrical box into a self portrait is some cool and unexpected artwork. Here are interesting uses of urban environments that were transformed through clever and interesting painting. For more of these, check out these pieces of cool graffiti that reinvented urban environments.

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10+ Women Share What They Think The Worst Parts About Being A Man Are

Women on Reddit are taking their best guesses at what they think the worst parts about being a man are. The resulting observations are surprisingly on point. 

But never mind just men. Wanna know what the worst part about being a human is? It probably has something to do with encountering entitled rich kids or fanboys going through meltdowns as suggested by these other popular AskReddit threads.

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Astronomers Discover Something Buried Under The Moon, "Destiny" Fans Got Jokes

A recent study published online revealed that something is chilling about 186 miles beneath the surface of the Moon. The Twitter account for the "Destiny" video game had a point to make when CNN tweeted about it, and the thread that ensued was full of gems. 

Do we think this could be the start of something far more extraterrestrial than we ever thought possible? We should just leave that shit on the moon buried and alone. 

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14 People Share The Biggest Historical F**K You's

People are sharing the biggest moments in history that look like one giant "f**k you." The resulting historical facts are definitely entertaining! 

AskReddit can get infuriating sometimes so we're glad for the threads that make us chuckle. This one asking what shocking facts J.K. Rowling would reveal about Marvel characters is a great example of how funny Redditors can be.

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A Full Tub Of 30 Shower Thoughts To Deep Soak You With Wisdom

Your Hump Day could use a little wisdom. Open your mind to all the knowledge in this post, and let it wash over you. Dare to be enlightened. 

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Big Tumblr Post Of Medieval Battle Tactics Is A Rollercoaster Of Information

You might enter this information-packed Tumblr thread with a bit of hesitation about trying to consume a big load of knowledge; but rest assured, you'll come out entertained. Medieval battle tactics were a WILD thing. Leave it to Tumblr to illustrate that fact with a tidal wave of fun facts. 

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26 Historical Snapshot Tweets Showing How Much The World's Changed

We've come a long way! And the world's always been a strange place. Go and check out the original Twitter account, @historyinmoment, for more snapshots from the past. 

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