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Twitter Thread: Fascinatingly Wrong and Fake Facts About the Moon Landing

Maybe it's a commentary on how easy it is to believe confidently presented pseudoscientific conspiracy theories. Maybe it's just fun to say really stupid things. Either way, David Hughes presents a set of dumb non-facts about the moon landing. It's like this tumblr thread on the Titanic that's as fascinating as it is made up.

twitter thread about stupid moon landing filled with fake information
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Creepy Science Facts to Feel Weird About

It's not like we should be constantly disgusted just walking around the world we live in, but there are definitely some parts of it that are hard to process. They say that ignorance is bliss, and that certainly feels more true when learning about all the strange and gross weirdness of everyday life. Knowing this kind of junk doesn't even make someone more likeable. Anyway, here's more un-fun facts to quote around respected colleagues.

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Unintentionally Hilarious

Maybe these would makes sense with a few pages of physics or psychology textbook before and after, but as is, these scientific diagrams just look like jokes. The sheer lack of context is the engine that drives forward the strangeness, but it almost seems like textbook writers wanted to make this stuff as weird as possible.

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Tumblr Thread: Grasping The Age of The Appalachians

For most people, geology is pretty uninteresting. Considering the vast ages of comparable piles of rocks shouldn't be that captivating, but then of course tumblr has its way of making seemingly boring details extremely interesting. For instance here's a tumblr thread about various sciences judged on their lickability.

Tumblr thread on ages of Mountain ranges in America | archosaur-automaton Rockies are new, young and virile and fresh Laramide orogeny, tall and lanky teenagers on geological scale Appalachian mountains are old, formed hundreds millions years ago before dinosaurs walked Earth. They are ancients, elders, witnesses half billion years life coming and going.
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Most Obvious Scientific Conclusions People Witnessed

Someone on AskReddit fired up a thread about the biggest "well duh!" scientific conclusions that people have ever witnessed. Sometimes it seems like folks spend all this time and energy on reaching big old scientific conclusions that a whole lot of other people already considered common knowledge. Oh well. At least their scientifically confirmed. 

The most obvious scientific conclusions people ever witnessed. | DoctorSneak• 3h Most sharks attacks happen shallow water close beach. Makes sense as 's where all people are.
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As explained in this video, the mouth movements you see can influence how you hear a particular sound, even if it's the same sound. It's the McGurk Effect at work, and much like Yanny/Laurel or that damn blue/gold dress it just makes us feel stupid to know how dumb our brains are.

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Twitter Scientist Air Fries a Hotdog For Two Hours

Ask around, visit a friend's house, and it seems like everyone has an air fryer all of a sudden. They seem pretty cool, but such new technology has yet to be experimented upon by the home scientists among us. @KLobstar went ahead and did some cutting edge science, seeing what would happen if you left this newfangled device to operate on a hot dog for 120 minutes. For some more loose handling of the science, Here's a handy tumblr list of the lickable sciences.

funny twitter thread of guy air frying a hot dog for two hours pretending it's science | kendrick lobstar @KLobstar 50 minutes has elapsed, 70 minutes remain. My wife and son have gone outside and have opened kitchen window | kendrick lobstar @KLobstar 60 minutes has elapsed, 60 minutes remain have been advised by fellow scientists allow hotdog and air fryer cool off before continuing air is thick with hotdog flavor.
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Tumblr Thread: Sciences Judged By Lickability

Tumblr will have fun with scientific concepts, whether it's a thread on the collateral damage of the mythbusters or going full mythological science on dragon evolution. In this case users decided to judge the sciences on how well they can be licked, and whether or not you should lick that science. It makes perfect sense.

a tumblr list of sciences and how well they can be licked | snowysauropteryx Can lick science? An abbreviated list. Genetics: Do not. Unless cheek swabs? Chemistry: NO DO NOT Archaeology: Perhaps. But might be human bone. Geology: Sometimes needed, sometimes dangerous
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They say you can't get to Mars without breaking a few eggs. While the most recent SpaceX Starship attempt didn't exactly have a perfect landing, watching the thing from far away lets you see exactly how it straight up looks like a sideways building falling to the earth before very nearly re-righting itself and (almost) sticking the landing.

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We may be a few years away from a complete robot takeover of the world, but now we know that when it happens, the descendants of these creepy-ass, bolt-sucking electricity munchers will be able to replace you and your family while making full and completely realistic eye contact. Go back to EPCOT you future-snatching wire-men.

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Things That Are Way Newer Than People Think

Life looks a lot different now than it did even twenty or thirty years ago. As recently as fifty years ago, even scientists had a hugely different idea of how the world worked. And a hundred years ago? Screw that, no one wants to live in a world without functioning toilet paper or high fives. On the flipside, there's also tons of stuff that's way older than people think.

ideas and things that haven't been around for as long as people think | BetterThanHorus 40.1k points 13 hours ago 2 e 32 Hallways weren't widely used until 1800s. Rooms would just open into next room
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This BBC Science piece on how Neanderthals must have sounded comes with the beats, timing and physicality of some of the greatest British humor we've seen to date. Who knows how they managed to film this completely straight-faced, but the fact that they did just makes it so much better.

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Fair to say that Neil deGrasse Tyson wasn't ready for Bill Nye to come in there and tease his lengthy rant about how consciousness doesn't exist. 

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Like Jokes

Sometimes it takes a doodle to make a textbook funny, and other times it just takes a lack of context. Here are some scientific diagrams that probably serve some actual purpose when placed in their original context, but otherwise look weird, stupid and creepy. Without that though, boy do they look dumb and awesome.

Funny and weird scientific diagrams | Unwanted sexual urges? Have graham cracker and calm yourself down. stack of cardboard looking snacks
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Twitter Thread: Importance Of Science And Technology Education

There are people in this world that think that Wi-Fi and internet are the same thing. Just let that percolate for a second. Okay, moving forward, we live in an era completely dominated by technology, and that very technology continues to evolve at the kind of rapid pace that makes it pretty much impossible to keep up with. I mean, sh*t, we're looking at a future where we'll have the option to put actual computer chips in our brains thanks to Elon Musk. How about we don't go there? 

A Twitter thread about the importance of science and technology education | Sulka Haro @sulka think Clarke's Third Law Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable magic" has emerged full force during last 10 years and its having profound effect on society thread:
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Twitter Thread: Minerals That Look Like Food

The mineral world is vast and full of diverse colors, shapes and textures, and it just so happens that a few of them end up looking like desserts, meat and fried food. It's uncanny how something that could look so much like a nice piece of food could literally break all your teeth. There's tons of things that look like tasty food but aren't. 

Twitter thread about minerals that look like food | GarlicPowder @fartpowder EX CRYSTAL LOOKS LIKE CHICKEN TENDER ALERT O 281K 5:14 PM Jun 27, 2020
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