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The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the relatively simple observation that people lacking in knowledge on a certain subject will overestimate their own abilities related to that subject. Or rather, stupid people aren't smart enough to know they're dumb. Basically, the less you know, the more you think you know. This can have real problems when it comes to things like public health and representative democracy. 

They say it effects everybody, so who knows how much we just glossed over writing this description.

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson wanted to rock Adam Savage's world. So, he broke out his handy-dandy, insane sample of aerogel. Prepare to have your mind blown as well. 

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Nerd Out With People's Funniest Math And Science Jokes

Can't help but love some good old science/math-related humor. It's nerdy as hell, and filled to the brim with facepalm worthy laughs. 

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15 Pretentious Mind Titans Who Made the Internet Cringe with Their "Superior Intellect"

It's hard enough to browse through a comments section without coming across infighting and negative feedback. These folks just made it even harder, proving to everyone around them that they see every blank text box as an opportunity to put others down. For more peeps who got metaphysical for no reason other than their own self aggrandizement, here are some more dangerously powerful mind titans.

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A Quick Look Back On Adam Savage's Epic Response To The Chill My Drink Question

This is ALL empirically gained evidence. Epic. What a savage. Always going to appreciate this response from Adam Savage. 

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20 Interesting And Useless Facts To Fill Your Bored Brain

Take this bunch of interesting and useless facts to keep your bored brain vaguely entertained on a Monday! You might just learn something, but there's no guarantees that it's actually true...

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Eye-Opening Twitter Thread About How Insane Our Brains Are Will Trip You Out

This post is a sight to behold. And while we're at it, this fact rant was actually crazy insightful and very entertaining. Are our brains pulling a fast one on us, or what? 

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A Science Professor's Thread On The 12 Flavors Of Gummy Bears Goes Viral

A science professor's comprehensive, borderline obsessive breakdown of the 12 different flavors of gummy bears went viral. The attention to detail is admirable in this emotional rollercoaster of a Twitter thread. We lost some brave gummy bears, but it was for a good cause! 

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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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19 Interesting Facts to Make You Feel Smarter for a Second

We googled almost all of them and they seem legit. So memorize a few of these if you wanna impress a first date. That said, we totally don't have your back for the second one, when they figure out your idiotic ruse. Anyway, here are some facts, and if you wanna feel even smarter then here's some more.

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"They never told me that we're living on top!" @LoveMahalHappy tweeted the mind-blowing realization her sister had when she was keyed into the fact that we don't live on the inside of the planet. It's just a matter of time til the conspiracy theorists get to her.

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16 Anti-Vaxxer Memes More Viral than the Diseases They Spread

Two of the most interesting developments in recent years are the rise of Anti-Vaxxers, and the amazing popularity of memes. It only makes sense the two would collide. Memes just spread so fast, it's crazy. And we all know how good Anti-Vaxxers are at helping spread anything that's going viral.

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Clueless Anti-Vaxxer Proves His Own Cluelessness with Sick Burn

Anti-Vaxxers have developed quite a reputation in the past few months for being responsible for the spread of preventable diseases like measles. You've probably heard about them.

 As for this interaction, yeah it's a childish joke but you've gotta live under a rock to fall for it. And this dude did. Hook, line and sinker.

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25 Flabbergasted People Share the Dumbest Thing They've Heard Someone Say in Public

People say incredibly dumb crap all the time. We're just glad that sometimes there's someone to witness it. If someone is alone in the forest, and they say something dumb, are they still an idiot? Yes, absolutely. In fact that probably makes them more stupid. Here are some instances of wondrous ignorance to scoff at.

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Sit back and watch the 50s become the 60s before your very eyes. You can watch her (the chosen research subject) try to explain what she's experiencing, seeing to Dr. Sidney Cohen, who administered LSD to her at the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. It would seem to be a hopeless cause, as people suggest, the only way he'd have fully understood, would've been to have taken the LSD himself. 

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After a Long and Fruitful Life, the Mars Rover "Opportunity" Is Dead

Science writer Jacob Margolis chronicled the end for the proud little rover. The last thing they heard from the rover was "My battery is low and it's getting dark." That is some Hollywood level drama, man. Well, it did a great job anyway, and lasted for waaaaaaay longer than we expected. Good rover.

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