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Apparently the ability to fly wasn't good enough for bats. They just had to go and take swimming too. The one consolation here is that even though they can swim, they don't seem all that good at it. It's just a slow, floating "W".

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Not the dramatic oceanside video that he was hoping for, but the one that the world deserves. Looks like kind of a painful experience for the diver. 

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20 Kids in Unsafe Situations That Wouldn't Fly Today

Back when a kid could just walk around the woods alone all day. Back when you could give a baby a beer and a bottle rocket. Back when a child's car seat was pretty much just a mobile iron murder cage. Has parenting gotten safer and more responsible or just less fun? Little of column A, little of column B.

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Gnarly Waterproof Earbud Fail Terrifies Swimmer's Doctor

This is a bit of a waking nightmare. You ever get those earbuds lodged firmly in the back of your ear, and experience the moment of panic when you're not sure if you'll be able to remove them? NO.FUN. To make matters even worse, this swimmer found themselves staring at the terrified face of a puzzled doctor, when they went in to see what's what. 

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15 Complete Lies Our Parents Crammed into Our Heads

As you get older, it becomes more and more clear that your parents didn't really know what they were doing. Some lies were rooted in real concerns our parents had for us. Some were just hearsay. And in some cases, they were just trying to make fun of us. Thank God we have Google to undo what our parents did to us. Anyway if these made you have flashbacks, here's some more lies parents told their kids.

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Emotionally Agonizing Twitter Thread About Vaccination Gone Wrong Still Condemns Anti-Vaxxers

Years after this ex-competitive swimmer enduring the excruciating trials of a vaccine that "in many ways destroyed their life", they've spoken out on Twitter, to argue for vaccines. NOT the twist you'd expect amidst the swarms of anti-vaxxer threads we see storm social media, so regularly. But in this case, we have something refreshingly different. It's powerful and full of pain, and maybe moving enough to encourage anti-vaxxers to assess their stance with a newfound critical gaze. 

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Insane Entitled Mom Demands Woman Teach Her Son to Swim for Free

It's not even the free-ness that makes this infuriating. There is certainly a lot to unpack here. From the incredible entitlement to the rampant pushiness, this mom is a lot to handle.

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There's something unavoidably hilarious about watching these people absolutely soar off a pretty aggressive water slide. 

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14 Interesting Facts That Could Save Your Life

Most facts are interesting, but aren't much more than that. Aside from making you a champion of trivia, and adding to your arsenal of random knowledge about niche topics, there isn't much that they can help with. But that is not the case with these facts. If you remember this knowledge, it could save your life. It doesn't get more useful than that, does it? What are you waiting for? Get reading! 

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