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In these trying times, you wouldn't think John Lajoie of The League and "Show me Your Genitals" fame would come back to record another song. Things are weird right now, but the message is on point.

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Stuff Movies Get Wrong and Don't Care to Correct

We get that movies are all about getting as much plot and action across in as little time as possible, but that leads us to some interesting and totally unrealistic scenes that can make movies seem laughably unbelievable. We get it, they're movies, but dude, there's tons of stuff in movies that are just not like that in real life.

Things movies keep getting wrong | ditchdiggergirl 15.8k points 2 days ago Pretty much any scene involves biologists Look DNA is perfect match as computer superimposes two identical graphics are basically just symbol DNA .
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Dudes do the Math on If a Fart Could Propel Someone in Zero G

Finally, the answer to the question that's been burning you up inside for years. Given that this is all about getting around space using the force of pushing gases out of valves, this is technically rocket science. For another fun physics lesson, here's Tumblr uncovering the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever. For more fart stuff, here's deaf kids learning about farts.

Guys chat about the math and physics using farts as propulsion in space | If floating zero g with no momentum essentially stuck space space station and, let's say there are handholds nearby 1 meter away and way 90kg hard would have fart propel body nearest handhold weigh Completely dependent on fast want get there As fast as possible suppose need determine capabilities human anus withstand explosive forces. don't know if fart would have propelling force similar on Earth as zero g
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"Coconuts as Mammals" gets Tumblr Started on Animal Classification

Tumblr discussions have the tendency to rewrite things you felt were pretty well defined, and add some creativity into the mix. With a group of people with so much time on their hands and an interest in animals, you end up with stuff like like this Tumblr thread on how cats became domesticated. For some goofy animal creation jokes, here are funny tweets about god making animals.

Tumblr user says a coconut is a mammal and starts discussion on classifying different animals | just-shower-thoughts Mammals both produce milk and have hair. Ergo coconut is mammal. maliwanhellfires know being facetious, but this is an actual issue with morphology-based phylogeny.
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Tumblr Thread about Depicting Prehistoric People as Cool Dudes

It's kinda hard to look at our distant ancestors as people who had thoughts and feeling similar to ours. Like yeah, a neanderthal didn't know what it felt like to be stuck in traffic, but they still had families and priorities. This Tumblr thread expresses an interesting way of thinking about life before us. Tumblr can actually make history fun. For some more historical stuff, here's Tumblr's discussion of where ideas for some mythical creatures came from.

Tumblr thread about ancient humans having feelings and being reconstructed with smiles | today things disproportionately emotional about thrill-be-damned 's facial reconstructions prehistoric humans like, look at this part-homo sapiens, part- neandertal man well over 30,000 years ago doesn't he just look like dude wanna hang out with?
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Twitter Users Share What Science Has Failed To Answer

If only science could answer all of our burning questions. Unfortunately, many of us are still left to wonder what compels certain individuals to take phone calls on speaker while in public, or why some people are trying to sue livestock. 

A collection of Twitter replies to various questions that science has failed to answer | tweet by CookieMan pcook102 #ScienceHasFailedToAnswer why ATMS suggest use caution avoid being robbed while they charge $4 give own money
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Uh, this is easily the coolest thing I've seen all year, and it's an old video. Science is awesome. 

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Quora User Explains Why Cutting a Tomato Won't Cause an Explosion

We feel dumb admitting this, but we've definitely had this question too. Turns out there's a few reasons people don't frequently die in nuclear explosions every time someone tries to prepare a salad. For another interesting thing regarding the physics of nuclear explosions, here's the time tumblr uncovered the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever.

Quora user get answer to question of if cutting a tomato could split an atom | If cooking, and cut tomato, is there chance knife would split an atom while slices into tomato cause nuclear explosion?
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This is the kind of physics professor that would've gotten us excited about science. Apparently the guy is in his 70's and he still manages to do all this wild stuff. Hell yeah.

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Guy Makes Graphs and Charts about The Relatable Things In Life

@Mattsurelee makes graphs and charts about some of our more relatable challenges. Whether it's taco Tuesday or talking to your parents on the phone, he's probably broken it down in a visually funny way. For something similar, here are some silly and stupid terrible maps.

Funny and relatable graphs and charts
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Tumblr Thread Explains How The Color Magenta Technically Doesn't Exist

Tumblr gets in real deep sometimes. Sure, a lot of it is just memes and thought exercises, but some threads get into stuff like the historical concept of the color purple in rhyming fashion, or how modern cats became domesticated. So anyway, here's why magenta is a made up color based on your brain just doing its best.

Informative tumblr thread on how magenta and other colors are just your brain guessing.
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That's not a green screen. James Burke had to do this take with perfect timing, and the crew had to get everything right on the money. The result is pretty badass.

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Tumblr Users Get Schooled On Physics and Car Safety

The general idea here is whether or not older cars are "better" than newer ones when it comes to accidents. Sure, an older sturdy car won't fall apart as easily in an accident. What it will do is transfer all the kinetic energy of a crash directly into your body. Sometimes people on the internet are wrong about stuff, like this discussion about the facts of plague and veganism

Tumblr user explains why newer cars are safer than old ones.
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Short Thread On Naming Shows How Much Scientists Love Stupid Puns

Just a a few short dumbass examples, and the unfortunate repercussions of scientists turning their work into hilarious puns. That all being said, Nim Chimpsky is an absolutely hilarious monkey pun in our opinion, and we hope scientists use more incredibly stupid puns in the future. If this made you interested in science stuff, here's a microbiologists unbelievable thread about lobsters. And for puns, here are some terrible/excellent puns.

Examples of how scientists name things with stupid puns.
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21 Times People Realized They Were Arguing with Someone Too Stupid to Argue With

At its core, an argument is a very common and simple act where two people who disagree on something deliberate over the truth and best course of action. When both parties are interested in a joint solution, consensus can be reached. The problem is that a solution also requires that the people who are arguing can actually agree on the point of the argument, how to actually argue, and the rules of objective reality. Here are some times when people realized they were talking to someone who couldn't be bothered to want to agree, didn't have the energy, or was just flat out dumb as rocks. In a similar vein, here are some of the dumbest arguments people have found themselves in.

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