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Twitter Thread: Our Bodies Go Whale Mode During Cold Water Exposure

Learn something new every day. As it turns out, our bodies do a ton of really bizarre/cool stuff when they're exposed to cold water. Basically, a little bit of cold water exposure can work wonders when you're wrestling with a gnarly bout of anxiety or depression. Of course, we're not out here saying that cold water exposure is a guaranteed tonic for anyone struggling with mental illness, but it might be worth a shot at the very least. 

An interesting Twitter thread about what human bodies do when exposed to cold water.
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Twitter Thread: Security Guard's Tweets Are A Wholesome, Humorous Goldmine

The Cowboy museum might've made the best decision they've ever made in the realm of making decisions when they put Tim in charge of their Twitter account. Tim dishes out unintentionally hilarious, wholesome gems left and right. Way to go, Tim. 

A funny Twitter thread from a humorous museum security guard.
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Twitter Thread: Grinch Is The World's Goodest Boy

Blair Braverman's Twitter thread about her adventure with a loving, big hearted good boy named Grinch is pure wholesome gold. Lost it at the one liner about how Grinch basically waited out the span of his short-term memory so that he no longer recalled turning around. 

A Twitter thread about Grinch the dog | want tell story about Grinch. Blair Braverman 206 27 2.992 6.136 Blair Braverman 11. Okt. 2018 This is Grinch.
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Twitter Thread: Science Professor Obsessively Ranks Gummy Bears

Just when we thought we'd seen it all we come across an extensive, impressively obsessive ranking of gummy bears from a science professor that managed to take this admirably seriously. 

A science professor runs an obsessive breakdown of the world's best gummy bears | Scott Barolo Follow @sbarolo Are there really 12? Let's get sorting St. Haribo, forgive
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Twitter Thread: Croatians Don't Play Around With Their Toothpaste

If you think that you're out there taking your dental hygiene seriously, you are very wrong. One quick look at this ridiculous Twitter thread about how Croatians handle their toothpaste will enlighten you. It's absolute madness. 

A Twitter thread about how ridiculously big Croatians' toothpaste containers are. | Tea @dreampai1 Wait, so telling places other than Croatia, y'all don't have toothpaste sold buckets didn't know this solely local thing
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An Ex Employee's Rant About Worst Boss Behaviors

Sometimes you can find yourself situated in the gig that you grew up thinking you wanted all along, only to come to realize that the job is being proactively ruined by an absolutely terrible boss. A terrible boss will effortlessly stink up a peaceful environment with tidal waves of toxicity and anxiety, and make the rest of the employees that are just trying to get their jobs done feel like their tasks are insurmountable. If anything, it wouldn't hurt to keep these bad boss behaviors in mind for your future gigs. 

A Facebook rant about terrible company cultures and bad bosses. | former manager mine once told If am going down are going down with relation having bad sales quarter point on, there no need pay attention them becomes difficult continue feel passion job once see lapse integrity boss only got worse there, so knew time start planning my exit strategy.
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Twitter Thread: The Best Affordable Sandwiches In LA

This post might be useless for some folks out there, but there are sure to be other people proactively trying to save a buck and eat a meal while they chase those paychecks out in LA. If anything, it's a thread like this that can awaken a ravenous appetite for a sandwich as soon as possible. These look too good. 

A Twitter thread about some of the cheaper sandwich options in Los Angeles. | Jonathan Kramer @dietkramer thread great sandwiches Greater Los Angeles cost less than $10 15 sandwich.
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Twitter Thread: Big Bird Introduces World To His Cousins

For whatever reason Big Bird decided to enlighten the world on his cousins from around the world. Little Bird is just straight up adorable. Then there's a very unsettling air about Garibaldo. No idea what kind of madness Garibaldo's up to. This is one of those threads that the world didn't know it needed, but definitely does. While we're on the topic of Big Bird though, we figured we might as well dive down a rabbit hole on the story of Sesame Street's infamous Big Bird. Where to begin? 

Well, for starters Big Bird stands at a daunting 8'2. Just imagine seeing that guy out walking around the block. Doorways must be some kind of terrible hassle for the poor fellow. Big Bird seems to be quite the multitalented individual. He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw, and even rock out on a unicycle. Who wouldn't love to see that in action? Big Bird resides in a nest behind 123 Sesame Street, and has a teddy bear named Radar. 

Moving on with our rundown of the illustrious history behind the infamous Big Bird, Big Bird also has an established reputation for making friends easily. Throughout the show he was always that one character who would welcome the new characters to the block. At one point in time Big Bird commented on his charisma during a TIME interview, saying that people might see the 8-foot Big Bird and feel more comfortable. Personally, I don't know if I'd want to give the homie a hug, or sprint away like my life depend on it. And on top of that it could just be helped out by the fact that he's a friendly bird. Like, imagine if he wasn't friendly for a second. Imagine if he'd been rocking a getup like that of his cousin Garibaldo, and played the part of the schoolyard bully instead? Thank goodness that's not the direction that the show's writers took his character arc. 

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries behind Big Bird is how old is the dude? Is he just a clueless, wide eyed adult or maybe a kid still figuring out how the world works? As it turns out, Big Bird's apparently permanently 6 1/2 years old. I guess by freezing his age at this point, the writers are able to paint Big Bird in a light where he's seen as nothing but a curious, adventurous kid who is actively figuring out the ways of the crazy world. 

Let's take a quick look at some other fun facts about Big Bird. Big Bird almost went into space. Yes, literally at one point the team behind Sesame Street was looking into the logistics that'd be involved with sending the man behind the character (Caroll Spinney) into outer space on the disastrous Challenger space shuttle in 1986. They ultimately passed on sending Spinney into outer space because they couldn't quite crack the problem of getting an 8'2 bird suit up there. Geez. Another quick fun fact about Big Bird is that Carroll Spinney also was responsible for voicing Oscar the Grouch. How about that? Pretty neat. Overall, what a wonderful, legendary career Carroll Spinney had while playing the part of the world's most loved Big Bird. May you rest in peace, Carroll Spinney. As for the whole bit about Big Bird's cousins...we'd love to learn more about this wild Garibaldo character. 

A Twitter thread about Big Bird from Sesame Street. | Big Bird @BigBird This is Garibaldo Brazil! He may look scary, but he's one nicest birds know! | This is Pino, he lives Netherlands. He's few years younger than but same height!
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Math Wizards That Crunched The Numbers Extra Hard

And people out there said that math doesn't have any real world applications. It's fun to see just how strange things can turn out when one crunches the numbers on various real world instances that quite simply were never intended to be meticulously deconstructed. If you enjoy these, check out the time that a Tumblr user crunched the numbers to determine the exact date of Ice Cube's, "Good Day."

People that did the math on random and ridiculous things | rapidopatter 2 im-sorry-about--homestuck rnusicality: fun statistics adults kid had no help with college tuition hardworking and paid all myself Annual tuition Yale, 1970 2,550 -Annual tuition Yale, 2014 45,800 -Minimum Wage, 1970 1.45 -Minimum Wage, 2014 7.25 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed pay tuition 1970: 4.8 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed pay tuition 2014: 17.3 | @josiaheloi watching spongebob movie, he has been employee m
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Twitter Thread: Grandpa And Great Uncle's Wholesome Doctor Visit

Ryan Kober's story about a visit to the doc's office with his grandpa and great uncle is just the kind of wholesome throwback we never grow tired of. The quick and hilarious account of what the two old dudes say and do while their hearing aids are being fixed up gave us a good chuckle. Hearing yourself using the bathroom is apparently an exciting thing when you haven't heard it in a while. 

Grandpa and great uncle get their hearing aids fixed in a wholesome story. | Clothing - Ryan Kober @GrizzlyKobear bringing my grandpa and great uncle get their hearing aids checked they enter my car* Uncle: See can hear just fine don't need go didn't say anything. Uncle Grandpa: Yes, l'm fine, thank .
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Twitter Thread: A Woman's Experience With Icelandic Healthcare

Man, this detailed account of a woman's experience navigating the healthcare in Iceland is something special. It sounds like it was magically simple. 

Woman details her amazingly simple experience with Icelandic healthcare | Mary Robinette Kowal O @MaryRobinette lived Iceland found lump had no idea navigate finding doctor, so went our show's production manager found lump. Can help find doctor? PM: Just go cancer center Okay do get referral? PM s referral?
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Twitter Thread: British Woman's Observations On Weird Stuff In U.K.

We love a good old fashioned Twitter that manages to culture us a little bit on some of the strange things that occur over in a foreign land like the U.K. For instance, apparently British people call their fanciest private schools public schools, which kind of makes zero sense. But hey, to each their own. For some more worldly content check out this AskReddit thread about Americans' biggest culture shocks when visiting Europe

A Twitter thread points out some of the parts about living in the UK. | Jessica Rose jesslynnrose If mention weird dream or nightmare, Britishes will ask if ate lot cheese before going bed.
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Twitter Thread: The World's Most Ridiculous Bird Names

This fun Twitter thread from @Stu_Bot3000 runs a quick study on some of the world's silliest bird names. Suffice to say, we had no idea there were these kinds of bird names running amok out there. It's as if some of the folks in charge of naming these birds have some sort of vendetta against birds, because some of these names are just brutal. 

A Twitter thread takes a look at some of the funniest bird names out there. | Stu Royall @stu_bot3000 3h Why even go into this line work? More images Go-away-bird go-away-birds, Crinifer, are genus bird turaco family. Unlike many brighter forest dwelling turacos these are birds African open country and have drab grey and white plumage. Wikipedia
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Man's First Hockey Experience Is A Rollercoaster Of Emotions

Many of us can be terribly naive when it comes to painting assumptions about what kinds of sports people have actually seen. You never know if the person you're sitting next to at that next baseball, football, or in this case hockey game is living through their first experience of seeing the sport in action. If anything it's this fresh perspective that can offer hilarious insights about a sport's ridiculous intricacies that we've otherwise been conditioned to overlook. Like really though, the goalie does dip out from his post in hockey quite often. That could get confusing. 

Man's first hockey experience ends up being an absolutely wholesome masterpiece. | Tony X soloucity White people been hiding hockey us years bruh. lit as This Lmaooooo
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Twitter Thread: Mom And Step-Dad Build Insane Mini Modern House

Um, the real question after seeing all these splendid pictures of what arguably might be the world's most impressive mini modern house is, how much is rent? This is insane. Apparently the parents are super nice human beings as well, which just makes this story that much more lovably wholesome. 

Twitter thread about a mom and step dad's insanely cool mini modern house. | Scott T. Miller byscottmiller My mom and step-dad have spent better part quarantine building they call their "Mini Modern House is, quite literally miniature marvel, and world needs see Fully built and designed scratch MMH comes with Functioning electricity
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Entitled Influencer's Dad Disputes Contest, Ruins Entire Project

All it had to be was a dumb marketing project with some giveaway stuff, but one "do you know who my father is" type just had to be involved. Overzealous and aggressive parents speaking on behalf of their children can lead to a lot of pain and suffering down the road, like this parent who blamed a teacher for their own kid not being in virtual class.

Entitled influencer's obsessed dad gets involved in contest and ruins project | Posted by u/EstamelTharchon 3 days ago an obsessed parent can lose biggest client Long told this story all my friends, and suppose 's time share with developer at an $agency. Our biggest client at time bank. Apparently, banks our area have huge hard-on raffles, giveaways, and similar marketing tricks get new accounts opened. Better yet, they are constantly trying one-up each other, which is great marketing/developer
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