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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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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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Tumblr Thread Imagines Alien Invasion Being Fought Off By Wildlife

An interesting Tumblr thread imagines what could happen with an alien invasion vastly underestimating the power of earth's wildlife, in the face of an attack. How about that bacteria, though. 

Creative Tumblr thread imagines an alien invasion being fought off by the earth's wildlife.
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Tumblr Thread Does The Math On Eating "A Whole Jesus"

Tumblr can get down into some wild rabbit holes, like what Disney does with its dirty pictures and what day Ice Cube's "Good Day" was. So here we have a simple question of how many wafers and wine you'd have to consume in order to, as a child says, "eat a whole Jesus." Gotta love an inquisitive mind.

Tumblr thread answers the question how many wafers and wine it would take to eat jesus' body weight.
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Creative Tumblr Thread Imagines Earth As Space Australia from Alien Perspective

It's compelling and somewhat flattering to think of Earth as the most dangerous place in the galaxy, with humans being the only ones crazy enough to tame it. This thought brings fun ideas such as the idea of humans as super resilient space orcs, or the idea that aliens trying to invade Earth could be stopped by local wildlife. It's informative, fun, and somewhat self indulgent.

Tumblr story of Aliens being afraid of dangerous humans.
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Cultures Clash Over Unfair Grading Scales

Bart Simpson got an F, and it went on to inspire an all out culture clash over different grading scales. 

Cultures clash over how grading scales work in a spicy Tumblr thread.
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