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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. 

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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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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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Dude Makes Bread from 4,500 Year Old Yeast Sample

Amateur Gastroegyptologist Seamus Blackley came across what he very much hopes are isolated strains of yeast off a few 4,500 year old Egyptian pots and figured it would be a good idea to make some bread out of it. He even went as far to make the dough out of grain used around the time the yeast would have been active, since what we know as modern wheat didn't exist at the time. Anyway, he baked a loaf and was able to taste some (hopefully) authentic ancient bread.

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The bluntnose sixgill shark is an ancient deep sea predator. Like it's been around since before most dinosaurs. They average between 3.1 to 4.2 meters (10 to 14 ft) long but can get up to 8 meters (26 ft) long. This crew of scientists got a good look at one. These group is also credited with being the first ever to tag an animal from a submarine. Look at that eye roll into the back of it's head.

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15 Eye-Rollingly Braggadocious Intellectuals Whose Self-Involvement Knows No Bounds

The internet is crawling with titans of knowledge who've convinced themselves that they're the smartest people on the planet. They typically stroke their own egos by taking jokes literally and pretending to understand quantum mechanics. They come from all walks of life, but the one thing they have in common is they just need to tell people that they're brilliant. Just a real fun batch of folks.

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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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