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Tumblr Thread on Statistics Is a Necessary Dumbness Test

Math is hard for some folks on tumblr, but sometimes they really get into it, like the time they did the math on forging a literal blood sword. It's super common to see a headline along the lines of "smoking drywall dust increases risk of boneitis by 300%" which sounds extremely scary. But that number only means something if you know the potential boneitis risks of drywall smoking in the first place. We're not super good at math, but if the risk is only .05% and an increase of 300% raises it to .2%, just go ahead and smoke all the drywall dust you want.

don't smoke drywall dust. Also boneitis is a fictional disease from Futurama.

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Things People Only Understood When They Got Older

When we're younger, we never think of ourselves as future old people. When you're 19, sleeping two hours a night and being an idiot, it's extremely hard to imagine yourself as someone with back pain and a lawn that these DAMN KIDS WON'T STOP PLAYING ON. It can happen suddenly. Most people can point to the moment they realized they were old. At least as people age they get to pride themselves on knowing things young people wouldn't get.

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Things People Only Understood After Getting Older

When we're young, everything seems so cut and dried, but getting a little bit older makes us ask questions we didn't even know we had. It's eye opening, and it makes you realize that with greater responsibilities comes having to understand a lot of the things your parents complained about. Here are some total downsides to being an adult as well as some funny and embarrassingly basic stuff adults didn't know.

Things people understood only after getting older. | steviebergwijn 21.9k points 3 days ago 2 3 2 3 2 O Why 's so annoying forget take chicken out freezer
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Tumblr User's Weird Debt Notice Is Scary Money Lesson

We've all gotten stupid scam calls about something being wrong with your bank account, and there are tons of scams people still fall for. This however, is something in between a lie and the truth. This person got a legit notice from someone who bought a small amount of forgotten debt and wanted them to basically reactivate it with some shadowy wording. Weird. 

tumblr user gets strange debt letter | cherryseltzer just got super predatory debt collection letter 113 debt citizens bank, who had an account with 16 (20 years ago letter appeared be an offer cancel debt if paid them $22.75. HOWEVER actual wording is amount debt is $113.77 and will accept $22.75 so, no MENTION canceling debt, but implication is there because many collectors current debt offer settle percentage.
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Landscaper Wants To Get Paid By The Hour, Learns Humbling Lesson

Man, this turned out to be quite the wholesome tale of malicious compliance. If anything, it wasn't really malicious at all. Steve gave Jim the opportunity to work with the kind of setup he wanted, and Jim ultimately learned that the original way of doing things was the far better way to operate. And then, when it's all said and done, Steve ends up giving Jim the extra bit of money, and letting him get back to the kind of work he learned that he wanted to do. If only the world had more bosses like Steve. 

A landscaper wants to get paid by the hour, and goes on to learn a humbling lesson | r/MaliciousCompliance Join u/Clickity_clickity 2y Story Steve and Jim want work by hour! L This isn't my story, but story friend mine l'm going call Steve. He ownes landscaping business and has several employees. They work hard and get along really well. Steve pays them their work done by yard, not by hour addition buying his workers two meals day. Steve hired guy named Jim, who isn't bad worker at all. Jim is
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Things that are Surprisingly Dangerous

If you needed some more stress in your life, here are some seemingly mundane things that can be more dangerous than you'd expect. It turns out a lot of stuff that you see and do every day is heavy, poisonous, and otherwise surprisingly deadly. For some more bummers, here are not-so-fun facts to feel bad about.

Things that you wouldn't expect to be dangerous but are | tomato_soup_ 6.0k points 12 hours ago Palm trees. They are so much heavier than they look and their branches can kinda just fall off without warning Echospite 1.8k points 9 hours ago Aussie here. Beware eucalypt on hot day middle drought. Eucalypts shed branches stressed. Usually 's small clusters, but sometimes jump six feet hear massive CRASH outside and see huge motherfucker on lawn amount times almost had one land on our car
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Catfish Cooley uses a couple lighters to demonstrate a valuable life lesson on how it's important to be there for somebody sometimes. 

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10 Failing Little Humans Learning Life's Brutal Lessons

These kinds of painful fails aren't just reserved for mini-humans. If you were ever wondering about the source of that bizarre dent you walk around with in your daily, "adult" life, you might finally have some visual representation for where it came from. 

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18 Homeowners Share The Crucial Things They Wish They Would've Known Before Moving Into Their First House

The only person you're hurting when you don't ask ALL the questions during the inspection of your hopeful house, is yourself! That would seem to be the overriding theme here with these homeowners who gained their wisdom through experience, and isn't that very experience just another name for our mistakes. So, let's learn from them with these homeowning life hacks, if we ever scrap together enough money to buy homes of our own. 

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17 Times Parents Taught Their Kids a Lesson That Totally Backfired

You want your kids to be smart, but you don't want them to be so smart that they realize you're full of shit.

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Smug Story Of Driver Getting Pulled Over By Cops Ends In Humbling Lesson

Careful folks, we got a raging badass on our hands. Thank goodness the authorities were around to uphold the laws....

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