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Twitter Thread: Man Discovers Grandpa's Fascinating Boxing Career

Twitter user, @AngryManTV, shared a remarkable thread about his experience unearthing his grandfather's unexpected past. Turns out this guy's grandpa was a true unsung hero, who had a boxing career that was cut short due to pressure from the mob. You don't see stories like that everyday. 

A fascinating Twitter thread about a guy's family secret | ManSitChoAzzDown Follow @AngryManTV At my grandpops funeral learned he professional welterweight boxer NYC 40's question why he never told us nobody knew continued dig discovered sad reasons why.
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Twitter Thread: Girl Learns About Blood Types, Family Secret Is Revealed

Can't imagine what was racing through this girl's mind when she was trying to make sense of that Punnet Square. At least she uncovered the ultimate truth thanks to a handy lesson on blood types. 

A Twitter thread about a girl discovering surprising truth about her parents | Anya @anyahettich 1d Replying anyahettich So on Monday discussing blood types and this girl trying figure out why her blood type didn't make sense on her Punnett square 27409 O 6,722 Anya @anyahettich 1d She told prof her dad O and her mom but yet she AB 2 27369 5,715 Anya @anyahettich 1d My prof explained s impossible she's confused on blood types or something she even drew out different Punnett squares show her
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Tumblr Thread: Man Discovers Cat With Babies Underneath Bed

This guy's ultra dad instinct kicked in. It's not every day that one discovers a cat with a fresh litter of kittens underneath their bed; but here we are. What a warm and bubbly surprise that must've been. Of course, it's hard to believe that something like this could even happen, but hey, the world will surprise you. The last comment on this thread gets it right: "This is the Tumblr equivalent of a warm hug on a cold day." 

For some more gold from Tumblr, check out this thread about how the Titanic is as fascinating as it is made up.

Man discovers cat with babies underneath his bed, and his dad instinct kicks in | Paris Zarcilla @ParisZarcilla So JUST FOUND CAT IS NOT MINE AND HAS HAD BABIES UNDER MY BED.
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Non-Americans Biggest Culture Shocks When Visiting America

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about non-Americans biggest culture shocks upon visiting America. It can be easy to forget how strange of a place America is, when you're living inside the bubble of chaos. A perspective from the outside looking in picks up on strange and normalized things like the sheer scale of food portions/drink sizes, or the over-sensationalized news, or those condescending commercials. 

Non-Americans share their biggest culture shocks when visiting America | jtel21 6h Honestly shocked at size portions at fast food outlets. Reply 323
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Tumblr Thread: Fastest Manmade Object Went Full Send

Tumblr did some research on the fastest manmade object. By the sound of it this manhole cover was launched into space with such monstrous force that it could've punched a hole through a planet. Maybe the aliens will touch base some day in the future, and ask us why we went and did something like that. 

Fastest moving manmade object could've torn a hole in a planet | RE tilthat TIL unconfirmed record fastest moving manmade object is manhole cover propelled by nuclear detonation high-speed camera trained on lid caught only one frame moving upward before vanished-which means moving about 125,000 miles per hour via reddit.com
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He was just as accurate in the ring, so it's not that big of a surprise. 

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Man Investigated By FBI For Doing His Job

Sounds like a truly nightmarish day on the job. Poor guy was just trying to do the work that he was tasked doing, and ends up walking right into a full on mess. Get the dude a raise or something for the hassle. 

Man gets investigated by the FBI for doing his job | r/tifu JOIN u/nothintooseahear 4d TIFU by being investigated by FBI doing my job This happened about decade ago, and l'm finally comfortable sharing this anonymously public.
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Man, you don't see that everyday. Let's take the moment to appreciate this guy's focus on identifying those plants at the scene of the old plane crash, before actually getting on to figuring that out. Sounds like the passengers aboard the plane, all hopped out the back door, parachuted, and landed safely. The plane itself was apparently supporting CIA Cold War operations. 

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AskReddit Thread: Europeans' Biggest Culture Shocks In America

This fun AskReddit thread had various Europeans share their experiences with culture shock moments, upon visiting America. As it turns out, America can be a lot weirder than Americans give it credit for. Things like the portion sizes, the incessant advertisements on TV, and the constant jaywalking are just some of the things covered in this thread. 

Europeans describe their biggest culture shocks upon coming to America | DaveLakowski 3h Jay walking and lack pavement/sidewalk on many roads found so hard just get one place another.
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Quora User Learns That Ants Can Scream

Well, how about that for a trippy Quora rabbit hole. This Quora user asked people if ants could scream? She was convinced after "hearing" them while watering down her patio. 

Quora user asks if ants can scream | Susan Campbell scream at spiders! Answered Dec 5 Is normal ants scream? Whenever use water get them off my patio hear screeching.
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Twitter Thread: Message In A Bottle Turns Up 9 Years Later

Seems like a fun experiment to try out. Just write up a random message, throw it in a bottle, toss it out to sea, and see where it washes up. Pretty dang cool. 

Quick Twitter thread about a message in a bottle turning up nine years later | māx @VredenburghMax On August 21, 2010 threw message bottle into ocean beach Rockport, MA. On October 10, 2019 letter found on beach France am mind blown. 9 years.
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Actually looks like a very smooth landing. Pilot's got some mad skills. Looks like nobody was harmed on the landing. 

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Things People Don't See Everyday

Maybe, you have indeed not seen a lot of these rare sights. The world is filled to the brim with strange, unexplainable, and unexpected phenomenon. It's when one's expectations are shattered, and reality surprises them with a curveball, that they can feel most alive. These wild things are certainly not seen everyday. 

A collection of rare and unusual things that people don't see everyday | bald bearded man in a red shirt holding a mug next to a lego replica of himself | So work at @tacobell, today having very rough day. Then this guy pulls up. Thank random citizen making my day much better. guy wearing a helmet made of watermelon
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