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Microbiologist's Twitter Thread On Lobsters Being Giant Immortal Monsters Is Legit Unbelievable

There's something highly unsettling about this microbiologist's deep dive into how lobsters are basically immortal sea scorpion monsters that have immortality interwoven in there DNA. 

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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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Kid Whose Fish Accidentally Swam in Spicy Water Gets Comforted with Science

What these parents thought was a "miracle" actually turned out to be a stupid accident. Thankfully, peppers are spicy as a deterrent for mammals, so there's a decent chance the fish wasn't hurt by the potentially catostrophic mistake. For a time when spicy peppers did end up inflicting some burn, here's a time a kid's hot sauce mistake damned an entire party to a choking hell.

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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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8 Flat Earther Memes You Won't Believe People Believe

It's 2019 and people still believe the Earth is flat. What a time to be alive. After all the videos and experiments like this guy who proved flat earthers wrong in the best way possible, or these flat earthers proving themselves wrong, you'd think this wouldn't be a thing, but here we are. Sometimes it makes you just not want to live on this round planet anymore.

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Science Nerd Schools Tumblr User on Plague and Veganism

This thread was in response to this news of a couple in Mongolia who ate raw Marmot organs and subsequently died of Plague. The story itself is pretty tragic, but where i gets interesting is this tumblr user shooting down everyone's knee-jerk reactions to the headline without actually reading the thing. In very tumblr fashion, the thread turned into a conversation about the realities of veganism, sort of like this tumblr post that called out vegans for not eating honey.

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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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Tumblr Thread Captures The Stupid Realities Of Scientific Language

Scientists and technicians go through a lot of time and effort in order to make their reports sound as science-y and official as possible. However, that doesn't undo the fact that people screw up every day. What's left is people trying to come up with official sounding statements for "I dunno, I screwed up man." Chalk it up to tumblr to overcomplicate things. Check this out for a Tumblr report on how cute humans are.

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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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