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Tumblr Thread: "Ask" People and "Guess" People

Depending on how you grew up, you might be the type of person who just asks for stuff and is fine taking no for an answer, or you might be the type of person who wasn't brought up to say no and lives in a world of more passive expectations. Either way, the theory helps explain why both groups have such a hard time communicating. Foranother weird psychological thing, here's a guy's discovery that different people have different internal monologues.

Tumblr thread on how "ask" and "guess" people communicate | In some families, you grow up with the expectation that it's 0K to ask for anything at all, but you gotta realize you might get no for an answer. This is Ask Culture. In Guess Culture, you avoid putting a request into words unless you're pretty sure the answer will be yes. Guess Culture depends on a tight net of shared expectations. A key
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Tumblr Thread: Raging Nerds And An Orangutan

One does not simply bring up the Orangutan at an Edgar Allen Poe conference, unless they are ready to brandish their sharpest mental swords, and to debate, breathlessly, until there is steam coming out of their ears, and fire in the pit of their hearts. Yes, the Orangutan has a bit of a reputation in the community of Edgar Allen Poe academics. Saying "Orangutan" at a Poe conference is basically equivalent to muttering "Voldemort" at Hogwarts. Tis a big no-no. If you're looking for more wild Tumblr threads, check out the recent thread where Tumblr went full mythological scientist on dragon evolutions. Fun stuff. 

Tumblr thread addresses why you don't bring orangutan up at Edgar Allen Poe literature debates | winchysteria have told this story yet? idk but 's good Orangutan Story: my american lit professor went this poe conference. like be clear this is man who has doctorate being book nerd. he reads moby dick his four-year-old son. and poe is one cornerstones american literature, right, so this should be right up his alley? wrong. apparently poe scholars are like, advanced. there is branch edgar allen poe
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Tumblr User Shares Rad Rock Collection

This quick and fun Tumblr thread features all kinds of cool rocks. Anyone geeking out over something like rocks (which are awesome) is a whole lot of fun for the rest of the world. The passion shines through. We love it. 

Tumblr user shares pictures and descriptions of their rocks collection | Though may assume this is Small Rock is fact very Large Rock, and also very Heavy Rock, but most especially very Square Rock, which is makes particularly cool | reddpenn Anyway, do guys want see my Cool Rocks? This is my grandfather's rock is Probably Garnet, which he mined out himself he college studying be geologist.
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Tumblr Goes Full Mythological Scientist On Dragon Evolution

A flamethrower is by no means a precision weapon. This fun Tumblr thread considers why dragons would have eyes on the sides of their heads. It sounds like it could be because they place the greatest value in the field of view (when considering other predators) over depth perception. 

Tumblr thread addresses binocular vs. monocular vision | galahadwilder sudden, terrifying thought see an animal with its eyes set front, like wolves, or humans s usually predator animal.
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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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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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This could also serve as a nice lesson in why it's not advisable to drink standing water. 

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Fun Twitter Thread On Making Homemade Yeast

Local yeast geneticist, Sudeep Agarwala, picked up wind that people were encountering yeast shortages. So, like any awesome human being does, Agarwala decided to share a helpful and fun Twitter thread on how one goes about making homemade yeast. 

Fun Twitter thread explains how to make homemade yeast | Sudeep Agarwala @shoelaces3 Friends learned last night over Zoom drinks ya'll're baking so much there's shortage yeast local frumpy yeast geneticist have come here tell this: THERE IS NEVER SHORTAGE YEAST. Here's where viking. Instructions below. 6:16 AM 29 Mar 20 Twitter Web App 17.8K Retweets 73.7K Likes
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People's Favorite Conspiracy Theories

Some of the most compelling conspiracy theories aren't about cloning and time travel, but laundry soap and mattress stores. There are some freakier ones, like this conspiracy theory saying the world ended in 2012, but tons of people have lighter conspiracy theories that they believe mostly for fun.

Funny and interesting conspiracy theories | Iblack_dogl 14.7k points 1 day ago edited 1 day ago line on laundry detergent measuring cup is higher than needs be.
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Multilinguals' "They Didn't Realize I Understood Them" Stories

This fun AskReddit thread that has multilinguals describing the times that they overheard people talking in a language, that those very people didn't think they'd understand. Assumptions are a tricky thing. It could be best to assume nothing, and even play around with the idea that someone in the vicinity understands what you're saying. The looks of shock that likely flashed across these people's faces, must've been a thing of beauty. 

AskReddit thread about multilingual speakers overhearing people that didn't know they understood them | eureka123 1y 3 1 Award Well my great aunt told story she once went into butcher shop she walked butcher talking with customer Russian (which she spoke butcher saw my great aunt walk and told costumer Russian he'd take care this "old hag and then continue conversation. So my great aunt English) asked pounds and pounds cold cuts, all sliced and wrapped all ready, she told him Russian shove up as
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This guy manages to turn pieces of trees into everyday objects. In this case, we get to watch a piece of a tree be transformed into a coffee mug. Pretty cool. 

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Movie Villains People Have Sympathy For

When you start to realize what motivates villains, it makes them seem a little more villainous. They're definitely the bad guys, but sometimes when you take a step back, they're getting completely screwed over by life. For more movie stuff, here are some gaping plot holes people can't get over as well as Tumblr uncovering the very limited number of movie posters out there.

Movie villains that people had sympathy for.
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Uplifting Tumblr Story About A Selfless Farmer

Someone's cutting onions in here, man. Anyone else get a little misty eyed? This uplifting Tumblr story is worth the effort. An entertaining and heartfelt read. 

An uplifting Tumblr story about a selfless farmer who ends up becoming a 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 scratched his head know 's
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Weirdest Things People Believed As Kids

People are sharing the weirdest and most outlandish things they believed as children. It's no surprise that our minds are ripe for hatching up all kinds of irrational and creative beliefs, while we're kids. Whether it's something fun like believing in a Cheerios Bee, or maybe something more sinister like believing in a scary alien creature that lives in the vents in your house; kids really dig deep for what they believe could be a real thing. 

People share various strange things that they believed as kids | Asakopt3r 14h S1 Award Honey Nut Cheerios bee. No word lie thought he real don't know why. Nobody told he real just something accepted my older step-sister told Santa and Tooth Fairy weren't real burst into tears and said Cheerios bee, too?"
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Crazy Rumors About Americans That Ended Up Being True

This AskReddit thread explores various, crazy rumors that non-Americans heard about Americans that ended up being true. Stuff like Americans drinking out of red solo cups, the size of drinks, milk being packaged and distributed in gallons, and the sink water not tasting like garbage (in some places), are actually real life. 

Non-Americans describe crazy rumors about Americans that ended up being true | RavynLearnsBadly 298d 3 1 Award Australia, and all my life believed red Solo cups were like 555 area codes Hollywood prop immigrated US, my MIL making dinner and offered iced tea red Solo cup lost made everyone sign cup still got .
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Eye-Defying Photos of Strange Perspective

With some quirky camera angles, reflective surfaces and well placed shadows, just about anything can become double-take inducing photo of intriguing perspective. Stain on the ground next to a garbage can? Shazam, floating garbage can. Weirdly placed dog? Kaboom, guy with a dog face. Our eyes constantly deceive us, giving us real life optical illusions and double takery.

Real life optical illusions to cause double-takes | person lying down on train tracks and looking into a tunnel with the angle making it seem as if they're hanging above a hole in the ground | stain on the pavement that looks like the shadow of a floating trash can
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