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Inventions That Are Hardly Ever Used For Their Intended Purpose

One of the things that makes human beings unique is our ingenuity. For example, the famous cookie tin/sewing kit. A variety of medications, toys and uh, personal products are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose. That doesn't make them any less useful. It means people are good at adapting. People are also pretty dumb, which is why we have so many brilliant ideas that were stupid upon review.

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Tenant Gets Property Owner's Car Towed, Property Owner Hatches Pro Revenge

This isn't the first time that we've seen people turn into complete animals over a parking space squabble. In this case though, the villain of the pro revenge story vastly underestimated who she was playing games with. Basically, when she decided to go ahead and have the property owner's car towed she set in motion a pro revenge plan that'd result in her ultimate demise. For some more parking lot drama check out the time that Karen took her sweet time in a handicapped parking space, and then proceeded to get blocked in

A nasty tenant sets up illegal parking spot business, pro revenge ensues.
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Cringeworthy Mind Tyrants Who Think They're Geniuses

There's a type of person who needs their ego stroked daily. To accommodate their false sense of superiority, they take to social media where they use philosophical jargon incorrectly and insult people for not reason. Sometimes they'll go as far as missing the joke by miles just to make a point as sharp as a bowling ball. These self-titled geniuses spray the internet with their cringeworthy bragging and nobody benefits.

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Grandpa's Mailbox Loophole Takes Mail Into The Third Dimension

It's another episode in the wide world of mailbox drama. The rule was that mailboxes had to be 6 feet from the street, but no one specified in which direction. There's probably no way anyone could get away with this now, but that's what the past is for. What can we say except loopholes are great. Here's a dad's masterfully designed Basketball Loophole and these other loopholes people exploited for years.

Story about grandpa who did mail loophole by putting mailboxes 6 feet in air
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Tumblr Thread on Statistics Is a Necessary Dumbness Test

Math is hard for some folks on tumblr, but sometimes they really get into it, like the time they did the math on forging a literal blood sword. It's super common to see a headline along the lines of "smoking drywall dust increases risk of boneitis by 300%" which sounds extremely scary. But that number only means something if you know the potential boneitis risks of drywall smoking in the first place. We're not super good at math, but if the risk is only .05% and an increase of 300% raises it to .2%, just go ahead and smoke all the drywall dust you want.

don't smoke drywall dust. Also boneitis is a fictional disease from Futurama.

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Brilliant Moves of Highly Variable Effectiveness

It doesn't feel very good to be outsmarted. But at at the same time, it's worth having a chance to be the one doing the outsmarting. All we can really do is hedge our bets and try to be the outsmarter more often than the outsmarted. Of course it's often impossible to tell when you've been outsmarted, so maybe we're all just a bunch of fumbling rubes. For some brilliance in the form of bold shenanigans, here are some mad lads who made the world their big briny oyster.

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The Dumbest Things That Smart People Have Done

Just because someone has the "book smarts" doesn't mean that they're not staggeringly clueless in other parts of life that require nothing more than some common sense. It can be beneficial for the world's brainiacs to have their egos put in check every now and again. Otherwise you run the risk of having to deal with some people that are sold on the naive idea that they know everything of importance in this world. That's just not an outlook that's good for anyone. 

The absolute dumbest things that smart people have ended up doing.
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Tumblr Thread: Ridiculous Cons People Pull Off Through Complete Confidence

Man oh man, it's a Tumblr thread like this that might lead you to walk through life with just a bit more caution about strangers' underlying intentions. Specifically, whether or not that random dude who shows up wearing a work outfit similar to the company you work for, actually works for the company. Honestly wonder if that little bit about Leo DiCaprio is true or not. If it is, that's hilarious. For some more gold from Tumblr check out this wild Tumblr thread about a neighbor Steve and the abominations. It's a trip. 

A funny Tumblr thread about how people steal stuff by having complete confidence.
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Guy's Dentist Happens To Know Everything, Might Be Real Life Superhero

We really hope that this is true. You can never really be totally certain if what's being shared by Tumblr's wonderful and wandering minds is actually rooted in truth, or a mere impressive work of fiction. With that being said, Dr. Z sounds like he's undeniably the world's best dentist and a bit of a heroic polymath as well. Like, just imagine having a pint with this guy over some good old-fashioned bar trivia. He'd probably put on such a stellar performance that he'd be promptly asked to never return. Too much knowledge can definitely rub some people the wrong way. If you want some more gold from Tumblr, check out these resplendent Tumblr gems of random hilarity

A humorous Tumblr post about an unforgettable polymath who ended up working as a dentist.
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History Memes That Are At Least Historically Funny

History memes aren't for everyone. Maybe all the plebeians with their Slim Jims and reality television will have their minds sated by relatable content, but not the brooding, dour historian. No, the historians among us will only draw pleasure from history memes for the historically inclined. Yes, the only thing that can light up the brain of an enlightened one is history memes for the splendiferously learned. That and maybe some fancier, beefier Slimothy Jameses.

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Highly Literal Moments of Technical Accuracy

We all like to think of ourselves as basically intelligent people. Does that mean that we're completely right about everything all the time? No, not really. We have the capacity to be right about most things, but the reality of knowing things is that it takes a lot of research. Why be totally correct when with a lot less effort we can be technically accurate and not incorrect? Empirical accuracy takes a second seat to the convenience of technically correct cleverness.

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Son With Heroic Willpower Outsmarts Parents' Sticker System

When trained the mind can be a beautiful instrument. Even without the training it's as if some of us are born with a bit more willpower than others. Sometimes that willpower can end up showing itself at a very young age. Especially during those toddler years that are already susceptible to all kinds of tomfoolery. There's something about kids during those years where they just can't be bothered to give a dang. This kid certainly showed off some impressive willpower. They're clearly going places. 

Son with a heroic level of willpower ends up outsmarting parent's sticker system.
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Insufferable Narcissists Who Believe They're Geniuses

The internet is a generally beneficial thing, but it comes with unintended consequences. Notably, it gives a voice to thousands of people with the self-awareness of 7th graders. As it turns out, those people use the internet as an opportunity to brag about their own perceived intelligence, put people down, and aggressively not get jokes. These bragging brain lords believe their geniuses and no amount of self-reflection will convince them otherwise.

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Tumblr Post: Random Knowledge Can Be Super Clutch

We love fun little Tumblr posts like the one we have here that shine a light on how the random bits of knowledge we pick up as we move through this life, can end up serving us in all kinds of ways further on down the road. So, if anything it's stories like these that can encourage us to embrace all those absurd rabbit holes filled with surprising insights that you can come across as you stumble through the vast expanse of the wild world of Tumblr. Who knows how that knowledge could end up serving you further on down the road. 

A funny Tumblr thread about how people can retain random, helpful bits of knowledge.
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The comedic element in this otherwise wildly impressive video is everyone else's reaction to what he's doing. They couldn't be more puzzled. Clearly, the dude's nothing short of a modern day visionary.