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Tumblr: a magical website with the bizarre, the hilarious and the unexpected. Think you've seen it all? Think again. The best one-liners, random threads and weird thoughts are yet to be discovered. 

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The Very Fast Story of The First Soldier To Take Way Too Many Military Grade Amphetamines

Correction and clarification here, he didn't go on a killing rampage or really terrorize the soviets, but our boy did do the rest of that shit. According to Wikipedia, Aimo Koivunen found it too difficult to undo one tablet with his gloves, so he just took them all. Bad idea. The resulting few weeks are inadvisable for any human being to put themselves through. And while none of this is advisable or good, it is really damn interesting. Tumblr has a way of making history fun.

Tumblr history of Finnish soldier who took too many emergency amphetamines and went on a rampage.
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Bits Of Highly Entertaining Tumblr Gold

We're back at it again with some solid comedy gems from the wandering minds of the Tumblr community. You haven't really lived yet till you've fallen down a rabbit's hole on Tumblr. 

A collection of funny moments from various people on Tumblr.
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Tumblr User Explains Why You've Gotta Be Cool with Spiders to Work in Cranberry Bogs

Tumblr can get, shall we say, overly specific. The nature of the site, and the people on it, can lead to some deep rabbit holes, like this tumblr users getting schooled on physics and car safety, or really specific and fun history. Anyway, this cranberry bog discussion led to a story about the not-so-obvious spider consequences of working in a flooded bog full of swimming spiders.

Tumblr user tells story of tons of spiders in cranberry bogs
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Tumblr Thread Theorizes Why Tiny Dogs Can be Yappy Bitey Nightmares

The general idea here that if a dog is so small that it can be picked up, and never taken seriously, little dog owners have no reason to actually train them. Tumblr gets down some interesting pet rabbit holes (pun sort of intended), like the history of how cats became domesticated, or this take-down of fake service dogs.

Tumblr theory explains why little dogs can be so terrible.
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Tumblr User Shares Sightings of Their City's "80s Guy"

If you live in a big enough city, you likely have someone you refer to as "mowhawk guy" or "piano lady" or "roller blading guy." In this case we have a guy straight out of a Def Leppard video. If anything, this guy inspires feelings of nostalgia for the 80s and 90s. Every city has its own cast of local eccentrics who dance to the beat of their own drum. In this guy's case, that drum playing hair metal.

Funny tumblr post about eccentric 80s guy sightings.
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Tumblr Pokes Artistic Fun at Overly Abstract Gender Chart

The concept for the chart makes sense, it's just an abstract visual metaphor that isn't articulated totally perfectly. That's fine and all, except people on the internet tend to take things very literally. The idea of having one feminine leg seems a bit absurd, so Tumblr took to doodling and had some fun with it. Tumblr is a madhouse of MS painting with Bob Ross and lessons about physics and car safety, so you never know exactly what to expect.

Tumblr users sketch silly pictures inspired by abstract gender chart.
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Tumblr Uncovers the Legend of The Fastest Manhole Cover Ever

This story is about a particular event that took place during the nuclear testing of Operation Plumbbob. Officially, the steel plate that popped off was never seen from again, but the calculations point to there being enough energy in that metal cap to escape the earth's atmosphere, and it's been an urban legend/mystery ever since. Tumblr finds some interesting and fun history stuff, like the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines.

fastest moving manhole cover record
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Tumblr Users Get Schooled On Physics and Car Safety

The general idea here is whether or not older cars are "better" than newer ones when it comes to accidents. Sure, an older sturdy car won't fall apart as easily in an accident. What it will do is transfer all the kinetic energy of a crash directly into your body. Sometimes people on the internet are wrong about stuff, like this discussion about the facts of plague and veganism

Tumblr user explains why newer cars are safer than old ones.
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Tumblr Thread Drops Impressive Lyrical Flow On Historical Concept Of Purple

Something that we're consistently amazed by is the ability of people on Tumblr to make history fun and interesting. Like most Tumblr gems, this one started with a small observation on the color of violets, and kind of spiraled into this whole other historical rhyming, calligraphy thing.

Poetic Tumblr thread about historical concept of purple
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Comedy Gems From Tumblr

We're back at it again with some fresh and hilarious funnies from the wonderful minds at Tumblr.You haven't really lived yet till you've fallen down some strange and obsessive Tumblr rabbit's hole. 

A collection of funny thoughts and images from people at Tumblr.
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Uplifting Bits Of Wholesome Green Text

We've pulled together a collection of uplifting, wholesome gems from various green text users. Some are as silly as a dude being caught playing with toy soldiers, while making sound effects, by his mom. While others are an emotional rollercoaster right out of the feels factory. 

A collection of wholesome green text gems.
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Psychological Tumblr Thread Explains Why Some Spaces Just Feel Odd

Your brain looks for context cues, and some places and times just don't have enough of them for you to know how to act. Kinda makes sense. Some other explanations would be that you don't hang out at bowling alleys a lot, have social anxiety or just dislike creepy-ass abandoned buildings. That said, the concept of liminal spaces are interesting. Tumblr can be a rabbit hole, full of fun history and imaginative threads on aliens being fought off by bears.

Tumblr thread on liminal spaces and why some places just feel strange.
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Funny Entomologist Rates Accuracy of Ant Emojis

Honestly this wasn't something we'd ever think about, but the fact that someone is this passionate about ant emojis makes you think "of course someone would notice this and have an incredibly precise opinion on it." Here are some really funny reviews of various animals themselves.

Entomologist reviews ant emojis.
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Informative Tumblr Thread Explains How Cats Became Domesticated

Buckle up and prepare yourself for a wildly entertaining and informative thread on cats. They are fascinating creatures. And to think with all this knowledge at our disposal, we annoy these fearless predators! 

Informative Tumblr thread sheds light on how cats became domesticated.
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Tumblr User Follows Bob Ross with MS Paint And It Actually Works

Alright, this is downright, straight up, all around impressive. And the final result was good enough that you could tell the trees were pretty happy. Tumblr users are a creative bunch, doing stuff like writing an alien invasion story where the aliens are fought off by wildlife or expounding on wacky historical facts. Seriously, following along with MS Paint is brilliant and highly commendable.

Tumblr user follows Bob Ross with MS Paint and makes good painting.
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