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Funny meme that reads, "Fishes crawling out of water 460 years ago" above a still from the movie Ice Age where a character says, "Fin will be leg"

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Just Give Him A Chance

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Informative Video Explains The Spread Of COVID-19 Indoors Vs. Outdoors

This video clears up how dangerous it really is for us to go outside during the pandemic!

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25 ‘Unfun Facts’ For People Who Want To Feel Unsettled

We’ve been seeing a lot of wholesome content lately. It makes sense. When the world feels bleak, most people need a little positivity to remind them that even the pain is temporary. This post is not for these people. Reddit user u/mc_gnome took to r/AskReddit requesting people share some ‘unfun facts’ on the thread. The responses weren’t just ‘unfun,’ they’re actually mind-blowingly morbid and depressing. But some people, like us, enjoy learning of the cruelty of nature. And these posts are for you.

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Text - 1 Award When your skin becomes red from spending too much time under the sunlight, it's basically because your skin cells are committing suicide to avoid becoming cancerous. EDIT: Source https://www.google.com/amp/s/ www.livescience.com/amp/38039-what-causes- sunburns.html the process is called apoptosis, and when cells whose DNA gets messed up by UV radiation doesn't commit suicide, that's when it starts growing out of control and thus becomes skin cancer. I'm no expert, but many medical

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Text - Wespiratory • 10h In 2014 the CDC once found a smallpox sample that they had lost and didn't even know it. It was just laying around in some random storeroom. https://www.npr.org/2014/07/08/329884145/in-a- lab-store-room-an-unsettling-surprise-lost-vials- of-smallpox Reply 16.0k •..

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Text - Fenius_Farsaid • 10h 1 Award Fatal familial insomnia exists. It's a rare, prionic brain disease that progressively destroys your brain's ability to sleep. Eventually you stop sleeping altogether, go insane, have seizures, and die. incurable Reply 14.1k ...

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Text - KatAnansi • 10h 2 Awards Brush tail possums are coprophagic (eat their own shit). They need their food to go through their digestive system twice to get all the nutrients. They're nocturnal, so spend the night eating eucalyptus and other plant leaves and flowers. During the day, they curl up into a little ball with their mouths close to their bums, and eat the soft poo as it comes out in. Then while they're out at night, they poo out hard, long pellets of poo, having absorbed all the nutr

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Text - Chocolate_Jesus_ • 10h Around 1.5 million people die from TB annually, which is a disease consistently treatable by antibiotics in almost all cases. Reply 4.3k heichwozhwbxorb • 6h In most places where TB is endemic, HIV is also endemic, and you see a lot of comorbidity with those two. Even if people can afford and access antibiotics, their immune systems are often too compromised to fight it off. 438 ...

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Text - ItsFiin3 • 11h Only one in every 1,000 sea turtles born ever make it to adulthood Reply 20.9k ... p-oonis- • 10h To add to this, saving baby turtles at the beach does less (almost nothing) for conservation compared to protecting adult turtles in the осean. 7.2k ...

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Text - EschatonDreadwyrm • 10h 2 Awards Suicide bombers are a lot easier to identify post- mortem than you'd expect. This is because the blast from the suicide belt hits the base of the head in such a way that the head pops off like a cork. Investigators therefore have a relatively intact head to ID. Reply 30.1k ...

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Text - TheDeputyDude • 9h 1 Award Depends on what you find as "fun" but King Henry VIII exploded in his coffin while the grave was being dug, the mess was cleared up by stray dogs. Reply 11.3k ...

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Text - nawjas69 • 11h a human tooth has 36 calories Reply 9.9k ...

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Text - ashisnotloading • 10h dead people can get goosebumps Reply 3.8k ...

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Text - guitar_chica13• 11h Male cats have spines on their penises that rake the walls of a females vagina to trigger ovulation and to hold the female in place while mating. Reply 6.6k KeeksiLooLoo • 10h I know for a fact the female cats were not consulted about this. 2 6k ...

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Text - Silverfox17421• 10h The youngest female to ever give birth was a Peruvian girl, Lina Medina, who gave birth to a child in 1939 at age 5. She had precocious puberty. The man who molested her was never found, and she was silent about how she got pregnant. She considered her son to be her little brother, and he was also told that this was the case. The case is well documented in medical journals, including photos of her pregnant body. It is also in the Guinness book. In the ensuing years, sh

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Text - 2 Awards The female tarantula hawk wasp stings a tarantula between the legs, paralyzes it, then drags the prey to a specially prepared burrow, where a single egg is laid on the spider's abdomen, and the entrance is covered. Sex of the larvae is determined by fertilization; fertilized eggs produce females, while unfertilized eggs produce males. When the wasp larva hatches, it creates a small hole in the spider's abdomen, then enters and feeds voraciously, avoiding vital organs for as long

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Text - gkibbe • 11h 4 Awards People who handle cockroaches develop allergies to them. This usually prevents them from drinking pre-ground coffee because of the cockroaches that get grounded in with the large batches. Reply 21.7k ...

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Text - adragonthatsgay • 9h 2 Awards Touching an AM radio broadcast tower will kill you, and not only will it kill you, but it will hurt the entire time you're dying. Number one, the voltage is so high that your hands would instantly clamp to whatever charged part of the tower you touched, then because it's oscillating at a frequency your cells can't feel you wouldn't be able to feel yourself being electrocuted until it starts to heat your body from the current, and you'd also be able to hear yo

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Text - Smoother1997 • 12h Sea otters kill and rape baby seals, not always in that order. Reply 12.6k •..

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Text - sbdtech • 9h 3 Awards Whales don't die of old age. Eventually they just don't have the strength to resurface and slowly drown. Reply 18.6k ...

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Text - robocommander • 11h When a male bee (drone) ejaculates, its testicles explode and the drone dies. It is literally a one shot wonder. Reply 13.9k ...

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Text - Behkeybeerkey • 11h There are only 2 states in the US that have outlawed child marriage. One of them only just put it into law a few weeks ago. 23 states don't even have an age limit on marriage. Reply 7.2k ben0216 • 9h It's three states: New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, with Pennsylvania being the one to outlaw it a few weeks ago. We still have a long way to go, though.

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Text - PM_Me_Nudes_2_Review • 13h 1 Award That brain eating amoebas exist at all, and is also pretty commonly found in freshwater ponds and lakes. Apparently only 4 people have survived getting it in the last 50 years. Reply 29.3k ...

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Text - cocaineandcaviar • 9h The first first responder to die in 911 was killed by someone jumping out of the building and landing on them Reply 1.8k ...

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Text - Olli3popp • 11h Scuba Divers can experience a sudden change in pressure when swimming near pipes and will get sucked inside, doesn't matter the size of the hole. It's called Delta P, worst part? Someone else usually has to go inside the pipe to remove the body. Reply 19.7k

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Text - yo_gabba_gavin 12h 3 Awards There are at least 8 nuclear weapons known to be missing. edit: just woke up to this! Thank you for the awards! And thank you for wishing me a happy cake day! Reply 47.5k

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Text - nopekill • 11h 2 Awards Every unborn baby grows a moustache in the womb, which then spreads to cover the entire body. The baby then eats the entire hair called lanugo, and excretes it after birth with their first bowel movement, which is a substance called meconium Reply 9.1k

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Text - Omny87 • 12h 1 Award When preparing a body for an open casket, the mortician will sew the person's jaw shut (to keep their mouth from flopping open) and place special contact lenses on the eyes lined with hooks, both to keep the eyelid from snapping open due to shrinking tissues, and to give the eye a bit more natural bulge, as the eye tends to sink into the socket after death. Reply 33.8k ...

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Thirteen Dank Memes Featuring The World’s Smallest Computer Next To A Grain Of Rice

Back in 2018, researchers at the University of Michigan created the world’s smallest computer, measuring just 1×1 mm. Unfortunately, the tiny device loses all of its programming and data as soon as it’s turned off, so it’s up in the air as to whether it actually has the “minimum functionality required” to count as a legitimate microcomputer. But fortunately for us, it’s become part of this new dank meme, which features a picture of the tiny computer next to a grain of rice. Scroll down to see some of our favorite examples!

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Skin - The amount of Grain of rice serotonin in my brain World's smallest computer @memebase

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Scientists May Have Discovered A Parallel Universe, Internet Reacts

WTF is 2020, y’all. Honestly at this point should we even ask questions? Because absolutely nothing is surprising to us anymore. In this installment of apocalypse bingo, researchers found evidence that there may be a parallel universe where the laws of physics and time appear to operate in reverse. Many others are also skeptical of the findings, so take everything with a grain of salt. But of course, that hasn’t stopped memers from reacting in the best ways. See some of the reactions below!

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Cartoon - NASA news: High-energy particles in Antarctica could prove parallel universes That's another one for Apocalypse Bingo!

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Hair - Bodega True @TrudiiBee Me meeting myself in a parallel universe like damn bitch you couldn't get your life together ANYWHERE?

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Text - angel @mbpreal21 NASA: I don't want to alarm you but we have finally found evidence that there might be a parallel universe where time flows backwards. Psychedelic users: First time?

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Nose - Akiva Elefant @AkivaElefant When you realize that if a Parallel Universe exists, that means that there are 2 Danny DeVitos: [ happiness noise

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Text - court @lordvoldercourt if the parallel universe is like our opposite, does that mean parallel universe me has her shit together? that better be a yes 8:19 AM · May 21, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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Fictional character - Astor George @grandpabbychuck Me, choking my parallel universe doppelganger who has a better life than me so I can take his place.

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Text - Armie Hammer @armiehammer NASA detected a parallel universe where time runs backward yesterday. haven't heard a single thing about it. Makes me wonder what other crazy shit is happening (ie. being done) while we are locked in our houses and distracted by corona? 3:09 PM - May 20, 2020 - Twitter for iPhone

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Face - Matt #8 - follow/like limit @midiffiey In 2020, we've had: - ww3 scares - Kobe & Gigi's death - Australia burning A worldwide pandemic - All sporting events cancelled - Confirmed UFO sightings - Murder Hornets - And now a Parallel Universe It's only May. 4:13 AM - May 21, 2020 - Twitter for iPhone

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Purple - y. @ayeitszzy when me and my parallel universe self finally link up 3:26 AM · May 21, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

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Fictional character - Albert Newsome @DXBGentleman 2020 be like, WW3, COVID-19, Australia on fire, murder bees in USA, UFOS crashing in Brazil, Parallel Universe evidence found by NASA 2020 every two minutes: This isn't even my final form

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Movie - MisAnthro Pony @MisAnthroPony Imagine a parallel universe where we got this instead. MARVEL STUDIOS SVENDERS ENDGAME

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Dank Science Memes For Those Who Are Way Better At Math Than We Are

We have to be honest with you all here: we don’t really understand science. Like, at all. Regardless, we think all you science-inclined people deserve some humor tailored just for you. We hope you appreciate these nerdy memes, and click here for more geeky content!

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Cartoon - When an Atom goes through Beta Decay EE u/JafsZero Looks like she couldn't handle the Neutron style NICK.com

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Facial expression - 000 Is a difference of 2 °C a lot? Depends on the context. From day to day? No. Global temperature? YES!

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Vehicle - FAHRENHEIT CELSIUS KELVIN TARIER ATALL

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Text - Polonium-214: I'm radioactive Polonium-214 1.64x10^-4 seconds later: Beatlesgif Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be.

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Cartoon - Air resistance Physics problems

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Text - r/Showerthoughts u/nitarek 32 4 12d Fahrenheit is basically asking humans how hot it feels. Celsius is basically asking water how hot it feels. Kelvin is basically asking atoms how hot it feels. Funny Mindblowing 76.0k 3.0k Share BEST COMMENTS Bobbicorn • 12d Water: its pretty warm Humans: its boiling out here! Atoms: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Cartoon - Sodium Bromate Sodium Bromate wanna hang this weekend? NaBrO3

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Tumblr Thread: Absurd Realities Of The Scientific Language

This is one of those Tumblr threads that’s just pure comedy gold. We get a look at how ridiculous the realities of the scientific language are. Scientists would seem to enjoy using a rich vocabulary to illustrate various mishaps and occurrences within the lab. 

This is one of those Tumblr threads that’s just pure comedy gold. We get a look at how ridiculous the realities of the scientific language are. Scientists would seem to enjoy using a rich vocabulary to illustrate various mishaps and occurrences within the lab. 

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How Coronavirus Will Change Human Relationships

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Children’s Science Website Clearly Struggling To Come Up With 10 Facts About Slugs

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Psychology Experiments With Fascinating Results

This weird and educational AskReddit thread has folks sharing various psychology experiments that turned up interesting results. A whole lot of these results just illustrate a larger picture that our brains are these strange instruments that are doing the best they can, in a reality they’re taking their best guesses at. Some studies are more unsettling than others, so proceed at your own risk. 

This weird and educational AskReddit thread has folks sharing various psychology experiments that turned up interesting results. A whole lot of these results just illustrate a larger picture that our brains are these strange instruments that are doing the best they can, in a reality they’re taking their best guesses at. Some studies are more unsettling than others, so proceed at your own risk. 

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Text - ehbacon23 • 1y I'm late but nobody has said it yet. The self-fulfilling prophecy studies are very important to social psychology and their findings have many real world applications. Basically they brought together a group of kids and formed a class with a real teacher. They gave the kids a test for overall academic skill at the start of the course, but didnt really use the scores. Instead they told the teachers that a few students, picked at random, were very brilliant and scores very hi

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Text - mhssotr13 • 1y Not entirely sure it fits into the category but the Rosenhan Experiment. 13 people feigned mental illnesses to get into mental hospitals and all were admitted with different diagnoses. They then assumed their normal personalities but to be released they all had to admit that they were mentally ill. There was a second part where a hospital challenged Rosenhan to send multiple fake patients to the hospital and they would rate their patients on a scale of whether they think th

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Text - respectfullydissent • 1y The Monopoly Study by Paul Piff. He basically brought two strangers into the lab together and had them play a game of Monopoly together. He randomly assigned one participant to start the game with twice as much money than the other and that participant also got to roll both dice to get around the board (i.e., the other participant started with half the money and could only roll one dice). At the end of the game when he asked the participants who started with more

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Text - hateboresme • 1y The Three Christs of Ypsilanti Psychologist forces three people who believe that they are Jesus Christ to live together. It does not go well. The psychologist, Milton Rokeach, had heard of a case where two women who believed that they were Mary, mother of Christ, were forced to live together and one of them broke free from their delusion. So he figured, three Christs...what would happen. They were angry at each other. Often had physical fights. They eventually started get

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Text - MegosAlpha • 1y I'm a huge fan of Milgram's Small World Experiment. It is more sociology than psychology, but I still think it is really cool. Milgram sends out 160 letters containing the name and address of a stockbroker in Boston to people in Omaha, Nebraska. They had to send it to someone they thought would get the letter closer, but they couldn't mail it directly to the stockbroker. Interestingly, most people that sent on the letter sent it on to the same group of people on the 5th de

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Text - mitzimitzi • 1y 1 Award If you stare into a dimly lit (i.e. candle-lit) mirror for 10+ minutes you start to see hallucinations. What individuals see tends to vary, but they've used this as a test to simulate schizophrenia before because some see monsters / deformities / general weird shit. I did a variation of it for a mate at uni and completely wimped out of it. After my face started not looking like my face anymore (I had a complete dissociation) I stopped looking and just waited out th

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Text - JThoms • 1y I loved learning about infant development. My favorite was probably the development of depth perception or perhaps the fear of heights. We're not born with it but, if I recall correctly, we develop it within the first year or so. Scientists created a raised square platform, half of the floor was wood and the other glass. The actual surface of the floor, 1 meter or so below, was white with red polka dots. At varying intervalsof age the babies would be brought in and placed on t

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Text - danbish96 • 1y Reconsolidation: when you retrieve a memory from your long term memory it is susceptible to being manipulated. This can lead to to memories being totally changed from the source. This is why eyewitness accounts cannot be fully seen as true. This knowledge is also being used to help people with PTSD by changing the negative memories they have of their particular trauma.

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Text - IGotSatan • 1y 1 Award The influence of the colour red in sports: Judges were shown a video of a Tae Kwon Do match and awarded more points to the red competitor (versus the blue competitor). When the colours were digitally reversed, judges awarded more points to the other, now red, competitor.

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Text - omgyoucunt • 1y 3 1 Award There have been some experiments conducted, but the negativity effect/negativity bias is really sad to me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negativity_bias It basically says that negative things have a greater emotional and psychological toll on our health than positive/neutral things. So you got an A on a test, that's great. But you totally fail a test, and the world crumbles and it's a total disaster. A hundred things can go right and work perfectly throughout the

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Text - swedishyeetballs • 1y 3 2 Awards Mice were put on two sides of a wall with a door in. Only the right mouse could open the door. Slowly, they filled the left mouse's room with water and eventually when right mouse saw them in danger, they opened the door. However, mice that had previously been on he left side and were now on the right (mice who had previously been "wetted") opened the door considerably faster because they knew how unpleasant it was to be in the other scenario. Basically mi

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Text - poopyinthepants • 1y It's not that psychopaths lack empathy, but rather, they have the manual settings. A specific region of the brain lights up when people experience empathy. For most people it's an automatic, subconscious, response. But in a study where they showed emotional videos to psychopaths and non while scanning their brains, psychopaths would only light that region of the brain when specifically asked to feel for the character, while the control participants would light up auto

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Text - I just recently heard of blind-sightedness during one of my cognitive psychology classes. Basically the area of the brain that processes what our eyes see is located at the back of the head, just where your skull starts to get smaller, towards your neck. Because of this, if you hit your head back there quite often everything will go black for a moment before sight returns again. Sometimes though, following severe trauma to this area of the brain (like after falling off a ladder onto a cur

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Text - EnormousChord • 1y The Car Crash Experiment. It demonstrated that the way investigators word a question has an immediate effect on the subject's memory of an event. It was part of a suite of studies by Elizabeth Loftus (with various other co-researchers) that began to call in to question the veracity of eyewitness accounts.

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Text - Extrasherman• 1y One time I participated in a paid research experiment. I was basically tricked into thinking I was drunk. I was placed in a room with 2 other people and we were instructed to drink vodka with cranberry juice over a period of time while we socialized. After we drank I was placed in a room where I had to read some flashing words on a computer. I felt pretty drunk at this point. When the researcher came back into the room he gave me my car keys and said I was never actually

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Text - gerik_sinovercos • ly 3 1 Award Solomon Asch's experiment on conformity. He set up a test wherein he would show 3 lines of different lengths to 5 or 6 individuals (I forgot the exact number) who had to state which line was the longest of the 3. The thing is, only the last individual is the participant and the others are actors paid to answer in a specific manner. For the first few questions, they choose the correct answer, but later on they start choosing the wrong one. The participants a

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Text - memesandreams • 1y Aron and Dutton (1974) - Misattribution of arousal. Men who had just walked across bridge (either steady or unsteady) were approached by a female psychology student, posing to do a project on the effects of exposure to scenic attractions on creative expression. The men had to complete a questionnaire and write a short dramatic story about a picture she provided and she gave them her phone number if they had more questions. Men who walked across the shaky bridge were mor

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Text - elee0228 • 1y The phantom limb experiment is pretty fascinating. Basically, you can be tricked into feeling something that's not there. Here's an article about the experiment.

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Text - NS-11A • 1y Not just one experiment, but a whole thesis and series of works supporting it: According to the Just world Fallacy we expect good or bad things to happen to people for a reason and go to pretty interesting length to make up for the lack of justice. Like someone winning the lottery and us thinking they deserve it.

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Text - AverageJames23 • 1y Not a psychologist, but the one where given a choice between sitting down doing nothing and shocking oneself, people tend to choose the shock. Ergo, we would choose pain over boredom.

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Text - poopellar • 1y I don't know the name of it but apparently two people become closer if they survive through something together. Not even actual 'surviving death' scenarios but anything that has you on your toes and heart racing, like a roller coaster.

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Text - Avylx • 1y Wegner and his white bears. Essentially, people who were instructed to not think about a white bear, found themselves thinking about it more than those actively trying to think about one. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Ironic_process_theory

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Text - Schnass • 1y Dunning-Kruger effect is one of my favourites. Basically, people with less expertise in a field will over- estimate their abilities in the given field because they don't know enough to see the limits of their expertise. At the same time, experts tend to under-estimate their abilities because they know too well what they don't know.

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Text - ndphillips • 1y There was an experiment to measure the dopamine (ie happiness) hit your brain takes when eating something you're craving. The dopamine builds with the anticipation and peaks right as you take the first bite. Then, after the first moment it's in your mouth, the dopamine levels begin to decrease. This showed that many times we are desiring (edited to show the distinction made by poster below:) *the attainment of the thing more than the thing itself. (Edit:) Not to proselytiz

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Text - laprycon • 1y The Rosenthal Effect: The prejudice and expectations you have towards a student/contestant/etc. highly dictates his performance in the long run. Look it up (aka Pygmalion Effect).

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Text - Sunny_Roller • 1y If people have the upper hand they will put others down to keep it. An experiment told a class of kids that having blue eyes meant you were smarter, achieved more etc. All of a sudden kids with blue eyes formed their own groups. Things like bullying and exclusion of other eye colours started too. They repeated the experiment with different eye colours in different classes, all with the same results.

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Text - MarmosetSweat • 1y Split brain studies. One example: by providing differing information to each hemisphere of the brain in split brain individuals (those with a severed corpus callosum, meaning there's no communication between the two hemispheres) they found that people would actually physically grab their own hand with their other hand if they saw it making a "mistake". Basically each side of the brain controls one side of your body, and in split brain people you can actually make both s

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Text - poopitydoopityboop • 1y Disappointed this isn't in the top comments, will probably get buried. Michael of VSauce fame teamed up with a group of PhD candidates in the psychology department of McGill for his show MindField. They recruited three kids with different disorders: eczema with skin-picking disorder; ADHD; and chronic migraines after a concussion. The kids were each told they were going to be the first to receive a new experimental treatment for their condition, which consisted of

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Text - All three of the kids had markedly improved symptoms several weeks later. The girl with eczema pretty much entirely stopped picking her skin to the point that she felt comfortable wearing short sleeve shirts for the first time. The mother of the kid with ADHD reported that he was much more calm and not as hyperactive. The kid with chronic migraines went from having something like 5-10 debilitating migraines per day to absolute zero, as shown by the chart his mom kept to track them. Placeb

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Text - aleks_0981 • 1y Not quite psychology, but it very cool. Normally, if you try to mix blue light with yellow light (red and green), it turns out as white light. A scientist conducted an experiment where they would shine blue light in one eye of someone and yellow light in the other. The majority said that they just saw the light separately, but some said that they saw a new colour that they couldn't even describe. This also works with Cyan and red, and magenta and green.

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Text - palebluedot1988 • ly 3 2 Awards Hedonic Adaptation. Put simply, a person who had just won the lottery and another person who had just been paralysed took a survey to measure their life contentment. Obviously it was high and low, respectively. However, they both took the same survey a year later and both scored similarly. The point being that regardless what happens to you in life, good or bad, you will always adapt and spend most of your life feeling "neutral."

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Text - daniellayne • 1y "The Selective Laziness of Reasoning" is an article I found and then "partially replicated" in my research methods class during my undergraduate, it's so so great with a very interesting method and results that make you think about discussions and arguments a lot! Basically: The researchers presented participants with different syllogisms (logic puzzles like all men are mortal, socrates is a man, so socrates is moral etc.); and they asked them to provide their answers and

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Text - Tinfed47 • 1y Our psych class repeated an experiment where half the class held a pencil in between their teeth, and the other half balanced on their top lips. We then rated how funny we thought a comic strip was. Turns out using face muscles associated with smiling (pencil between teeth) made the comic strip subjectively funnier then those associated with frowning (pencil balanced on top lips). Choosing to smile or frown can change how you feel and perceive life.

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Text - el_supreme_duderino • 1y We make snap decisions seven seconds before we think we do. The decision is made by other parts of your brain leaving your prefrontal cortex (the part of your brain you use to think) to rationalize the decision. So you don't decide anything based on rational thought. You just try to explain your decision after it has been made.

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Text - KOnfuzion • 1y Another interesting experiment is the Loftus experiments of fake memories,and the power of suggestion. It's basically about implanting memories of events that have never taken place, or alter the subjects detail memory of the event. You can quite easily test this IRL. Find a busy picture of a village. Preferably cartoon, and vividly coloured. Allow a test subject to inspect the picture for 20-30 seconds, and let them know that you'll be asking questions. Turn the picture fa

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Text - wizzb • 1y 1 Award The Elevator Groupthink study, very amusing and sad at the same time. The experiment involved several actors entering an elevator with an oblivious participant. They then begin to perform a series of odd behaviours, such as they all stood facing the rear of the elevator. Inevitably, everyone else who got on ended up also facing the rear so as not to stand out from the rest. The study demonstrates how easily people succumb to group pressure to behave in a certain way.

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Text - there_ARE_watches • 1y Subjects were tested for introvert versus extrovert personality types. Prediction was that when placed in a sensory deprivation chamber the introverts would be able to handle it easily while the extroverts would not. Exactly the reverse was found. Introverts became agitated quickly and performed all manners of self- stimulation. Extroverts quickly went to sleep. What the finding showed was that it's introverts who are the sensation seekers, needing stimulation from

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Text - SuperBeastNoobSlayer • 1y In his book on morality, I believe, Sam Harris cites an experiment done with patients who had a corpus calloscotomy (a surgical treatment where the communicating nervs of the two hemispheres of the brain are cut in order to stop sever epileptic seizures). A sheet is placed between the eyes of a patient and on the side that isn't conscious there will be a text reading "Stand up and leave the room". The patient proceeds to stand up and walk away, at which point he/

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Funny Times May 2020 Issue

Cartoons about Quarantine . Handshakes . Dinner Parties . Mother’s Day . Hair . Screams . Running . Fame . Conventions . Surgery  and more! Buy This Issue With cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Jennifer Berman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, William Brown, Jon Carter, Todd Condron, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Jeff Hobbs, David Horsey, …[ Read More ]

Cartoons about Quarantine . Handshakes . Dinner Parties . Mother’s Day . Hair . Screams . Running . Fame . Conventions . Surgery  and more!

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With cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Jennifer Berman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, William Brown, Jon Carter, Todd Condron, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Jeff Hobbs, David Horsey, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Scott Masear, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, A. Owsley, Nina Paley, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Graham Sale, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow,  Matt Wuerker, Zippy  . . .  and lots more!

Pandemonium: How To Invest Wisely Before The End Of The World
By Raymond Lesser

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

Traveling Through The Heartland In The Time Of The Virus
By Stephen Lyons

Games For Quarantine
By Janet Periat

How To Shake Hand
By Matt Brauer

A Modern Dinner Party
By Lenore Skenazy

Hairdos & Self Esteem
By Gretchen Volk

You Can’t Kill The Wilhelm Scream
By Jim Nolan

Become An Influencer-Influencer And Make Mad Money!
By Chris Hume

Conventions
By Amy Schuster

Report From The Leafer Convention
By Robert Moll

Recovery From Knee Replacement Surgery
By Tim Jones

CDC Warns Against New Virus
By David Martin

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Cartoons about Mother’s Day
Curmudgeon on Babies
Cartoons about the Surreal
Dave Maleckar’s 100 Word Rant
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Smarty Pants Physics Memes For Smarty Pants People

We’re not going to even pretend to have physics knowledge beyond what we “learned” in high school. But we know some of you have bigger and more efficient brains than ours. These memes might appeal to you.

We’re not going to even pretend to have physics knowledge beyond what we “learned” in high school. But we know some of you have bigger and more efficient brains than ours. These memes might appeal to you.

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Scientists Announce They Have Probably Successfully Taught Sign Language To Snakes

BALTIMORE—Saying the probable linguistic accomplishment could very well constitute a scientific breakthrough, behavioral herpetologists at Johns Hopkins University announced Monday that they have most likely successfully taught sign language to snakes. “Uh, yeah, after 20 years of hard work and nearly $250 million in…

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BALTIMORE—Saying the probable linguistic accomplishment could very well constitute a scientific breakthrough, behavioral herpetologists at Johns Hopkins University announced Monday that they have most likely successfully taught sign language to snakes. “Uh, yeah, after 20 years of hard work and nearly $250 million in grants, we believe the snakes in our study have almost certainly learned American Sign Language,” said Dr. Lance Hutchinson, the project’s lead researcher, adding that snakes have been cut off from the speaking world for millennia by their lack of complex ear structures and that learning a few basic signs, as they seem to have done, would allow them to communicate with humans. “We’re just going to be positive and say that, yes, all that wriggling around snakes do is an attempt at verbal expression. Larry, our boa constrictor, regularly uses his body to make the letters J, L, and I, and we’re working around the clock to figure out what he’s saying. In the meantime, we gave him a kitten, as that’s what Koko the famous gorilla asked for when she learned to sign. It’s been several kittens by now, in fact, because they seem to keep getting caught in the O’s and we’re not sure Larry has learned the signs for ‘let go’ yet.” Dr. Hutchinson also said researchers believe the snakes are probably capable of teaching sign language to their young after witnessing entire snake families simultaneously making the letter S.

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Anthropologists Who Discovered Existence Of Goblins Just Going To Let Coronavirus Thing Die Down Before Making Announcement

MONTIGNAC, FRANCE—Stressing that they had been as astonished as anyone to learn the hideous creatures actually lived and congregated in the real world, a team of anthropologists from Oxford University who discovered the existence of goblins reportedly decided this week to just let the coronavirus thing die down before…

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MONTIGNAC, FRANCE—Stressing that they had been as astonished as anyone to learn the hideous creatures actually lived and congregated in the real world, a team of anthropologists from Oxford University who discovered the existence of goblins reportedly decided this week to just let the coronavirus thing die down before making their announcement. “Frankly, we assumed that goblins were creations of pure fantasy and I would have dismissed any evidence of them outright had my entire team not seen and verified their reality with their own eyes, which is why we’re just going to sit on this until the whole pandemic fiasco goes away,” said lead researcher Dr. Arthur Worcester, who indicated that he had been dumbstruck after stumbling onto hundreds of tiny enchanted hammers and golden trinkets during a routine excavation of the Lascaux cave complex before witnessing the fanged, cape-wearing beings gathering in a stone hollow for some sort of mischievous festivities, but that none of this changed the core fact that there were more pressing issues for most people. “We also found dozens of perfectly intact skeletons that appear to be preserved through some sort of goblin magic. All of this would confirm centuries of folktales and legends about these monstrous tricksters in a way that could frankly transform how humanity understands the physical world. I mean, Jesus Christ—goblins. Honestly, the fact that I have a few of them locked up in a cage in my office alone would probably make me one of the most influential scientists in human history. But we want this to get the airtime it deserves, and there’s this whole Covid-19 problem, so…I guess, we’ll just wait? Honestly, what else do you do here?” At press time, Worcester had advised his team that they could try submitting a few of the photographs of the goblins performing sorcery this summer to Nature or Science, but that he doubted they would gain any real traction given the current state of things.

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Man Watching Space Force Rocket Launch Gazes In Awe At The Power Of Human Stupidity

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—Struggling to put his powerful feelings into words, local man Luke Paulsen was reportedly gazing in awe of human stupidity Monday while watching a recorded broadcast of the U.S. Space Force rocket launch. “Wow, when mankind comes together, there are truly no limits to our wastefulness,” said…

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—Struggling to put his powerful feelings into words, local man Luke Paulsen was reportedly gazing in awe of human stupidity Monday while watching a recorded broadcast of the U.S. Space Force rocket launch. “Wow, when mankind comes together, there are truly no limits to our wastefulness,” said Paulsen, marveling as he witnessed the $1.2 billion military communications satellite rise into the atmosphere and out of sight, and realizing that the shortsightedness of the endeavor was far greater than anything that he could have previously imagined. “Just 10 years ago, the idea of the president of the United States creating an army to fight in space was inconceivable. It’s amazing that the world’s top dumbasses could come together to achieve something no one thought was possible or necessary. Gee, I don’t even know what to say. This just goes to show how willfully stupid people—no, an entire nation—can be.” At press time, Paulsen was reminding himself that no matter how bad the coming days got, the country could always count on their sheer idiocy.

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Stuff Movies Get Wrong and Don’t Care to Correct

We get that movies are all about getting as much plot and action across in as little time as possible, but that leads us to some interesting and totally unrealistic scenes that can make movies seem laughably unbelievable. We get it, they’re movies, but dude, there’s tons of stuff in movies that are just not like that in real life.

We get that movies are all about getting as much plot and action across in as little time as possible, but that leads us to some interesting and totally unrealistic scenes that can make movies seem laughably unbelievable. We get it, they’re movies, but dude, there’s tons of stuff in movies that are just not like that in real life.

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24 Women Share The Dumbest Sh*t A Man Has Said To Them About Sex And Women’s Health

As reproductive rights are being stripped from women in Alabama and Missouri, many women are coming out to discuss their experiences with abortion and reproductive health. After reading this Twitter thread from @brownandbella, we are starting to think that we need to talk not only about the right to choose, but about the state of sexual education in the United States. These astounding shows of ignorance are definitely proof that something needs to change. We might be chuckling at some of these tweets, but reality of it all is pretty frickin’ dark.

As reproductive rights are being stripped from women in Alabama and Missouri, many women are coming out to discuss their experiences with abortion and reproductive health. After reading this Twitter thread from @brownandbella, we are starting to think that we need to talk not only about the right to choose, but about the state of sexual education in the United States. These astounding shows of ignorance are definitely proof that something needs to change. We might be chuckling at some of these tweets, but reality of it all is pretty frickin’ dark.

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WHO Warns Outbreaks In Victorian England Confirm Coronavirus Capable Of Spreading Through Time

GENEVA—Following reports that an 8-year-old chimney sweep had tested positive for Covid-19, the World Health Organization warned Thursday that new outbreaks in Victorian England confirm the coronavirus is capable of spreading through time. “We have received a telegraph indicating that coronavirus has been detected in…

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GENEVA—Following reports that an 8-year-old chimney sweep had tested positive for Covid-19, the World Health Organization warned Thursday that new outbreaks in Victorian England confirm the coronavirus is capable of spreading through time. “We have received a telegraph indicating that coronavirus has been detected in 1860s London, which means the likelihood of this disease reaching other eras of human civilization is a near certainty,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhamon, adding that anyone born after 1837 should take precautions by avoiding unclean debtors prisons, drafty boarding schools, and stuffy manor houses. “An outbreak of coronavirus in ancient Mesopotamia could absolutely devastate technological progress throughout the last several millennia, imperiling life as we know it. Once you consider the poor hygiene and lack of sewage systems in places like Medieval France or Babylon in 1100 B.C., it’s easy to see how this could spiral into an unceasing pandemic. We’re warning people across all time and space to please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.” At press time, WHO officials urged all future humans to quarantine themselves within their current timeline until a vaccine becomes available.

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Study: Majority Of Americans Not Prepared For When Sun Engulfs Earth In 7.5 Billion Years

WASHINGTON—Warning that many Americans would be caught completely off guard, researchers at the University of Iowa released an alarming study Friday revealing that the majority of U.S. citizens are not prepared for when the sun engulfs the Earth in 7.5 billion years. “We polled thousands of people across all…

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WASHINGTON—Warning that many Americans would be caught completely off guard, researchers at the University of Iowa released an alarming study Friday revealing that the majority of U.S. citizens are not prepared for when the sun engulfs the Earth in 7.5 billion years. “We polled thousands of people across all demographics and found that the average citizen hasn’t even considered what steps they need to take to prepare for the day when, 7.5 billion years from now, our Earth is wholly consumed by the sun,” said lead researcher Dr. Arnold Hatley, adding that 82% of respondents lack savings to purchase items they would need in an emergency like escape pods or sunscreen. “Maybe the sun won’t explode for another 10 billion years, or maybe it’ll blow up in 2 billion years, we really don’t know. But what we do know is that if Earth were scorched down to its rocky core today, literally every single person in the country would die. That’s why we recommend creating a plan with your family on where to meet and stay safe when civilization is wiped from the universe in a flash of fiery horror.” The study also found that only one in four Americans is prepared for the day the moon floats away, causing the tides to cease.

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Historical Moment: Two Cheetah Cubs Born By Surrogate Mother

This a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough! After 20 years of trying to increase the cheetah population, there might be hope for their species yet! 

Columbus Zoo, Ohio, has reported that two cheetah cubs (a male and female) were born February 19th, 2020. The birth is thanks to a procedure that took place at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. For the first time in history, US scientists were able to delivery two cubs via vitro fertilisation (IVF), using a surrogate cheetah.

The surrogate mother, Izzy, is a three-year-old cheetah who carried the eggs harvested from six-year-old Kabibi, and sperm from a cheetah at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas. 

Timeline of the historical procedure according to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo website:

  • Nov. 14 and 18: The female cheetahs were given hormone injections to develop mature follicles.
  • Nov. 19: Eggs (oocytes) were taken from Izzy and Kibibi. Neither had reproduced previously.
  • Nov. 19: Semen from male cheetah thawed and eggs fertilized.
  • Nov. 21: Team implanted nine embryos in Isabelle (Izzy) and six in second cheetah, Ophelia. A typical cheetah gestation is 93 days.
  • Dec. 23: Izzy was confirmed pregnant via ultrasound, which appeared to show two cubs. The ultrasound confirmed that Ophelia was not pregnant.
  • Feb. 16: Izzy’s care providers begin an around-the-clock video birth watch
  • Feb. 19: Cubs born

How amazing is that? Thanks to all the hard working scientists who are keeping these beautiful creature from going extinct! 

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This a groundbreaking scientific breakthrough! After 20 years of trying to increase the cheetah population, there might be hope for their species yet! 

Columbus Zoo, Ohio, has reported that two cheetah cubs (a male and female) were born February 19th, 2020. The birth is thanks to a procedure that took place at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. For the first time in history, US scientists were able to delivery two cubs via vitro fertilisation (IVF), using a surrogate cheetah.

The surrogate mother, Izzy, is a three-year-old cheetah who carried the eggs harvested from six-year-old Kabibi, and sperm from a cheetah at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas. 

Timeline of the historical procedure according to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo website:

  • Nov. 14 and 18: The female cheetahs were given hormone injections to develop mature follicles.
  • Nov. 19: Eggs (oocytes) were taken from Izzy and Kibibi. Neither had reproduced previously.
  • Nov. 19: Semen from male cheetah thawed and eggs fertilized.
  • Nov. 21: Team implanted nine embryos in Isabelle (Izzy) and six in second cheetah, Ophelia. A typical cheetah gestation is 93 days.
  • Dec. 23: Izzy was confirmed pregnant via ultrasound, which appeared to show two cubs. The ultrasound confirmed that Ophelia was not pregnant.
  • Feb. 16: Izzy’s care providers begin an around-the-clock video birth watch
  • Feb. 19: Cubs born

How amazing is that? Thanks to all the hard working scientists who are keeping these beautiful creature from going extinct! 

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Dudes do the Math on If a Fart Could Propel Someone in Zero G

Finally, the answer to the question that’s been burning you up inside for years. Given that this is all about getting around space using the force of pushing gases out of valves, this is technically rocket science. For another fun physics lesson, here’s Tumblr uncovering the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever. For more fart stuff, here’s deaf kids learning about farts.

Finally, the answer to the question that’s been burning you up inside for years. Given that this is all about getting around space using the force of pushing gases out of valves, this is technically rocket science. For another fun physics lesson, here’s Tumblr uncovering the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever. For more fart stuff, here’s deaf kids learning about farts.

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Smithsonian Museum Celebrates Black Alternate History Month With Full-Scale Recreation Of W.E.B. Du Bois’ War Zeppelin

WASHINGTON—Declaring the armored lighter-than-air sky fortress a testament to African American achievement across parallel realities, the Smithsonian Museum celebrated Black Alternate History Month Monday with a full-scale recreation of The B.S.S. Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois’ war zeppelin. “Looking at this afro-futurist…

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WASHINGTON—Declaring the armored lighter-than-air sky fortress a testament to African American achievement across parallel realities, the Smithsonian Museum celebrated Black Alternate History Month Monday with a full-scale recreation of The B.S.S. Crisis, W.E.B. Du Bois’ war zeppelin. “Looking at this afro-futurist combat dirigible evokes images of W.E.B. Du Bois, resplendent in his cybernetic eye patch and brass-trimmed top hat, bending his formidable will and intellect to drop hundreds of tons of dynamite on segregationist camps from the helm of the Crisis,” said head researcher Lawrence Brumly, who unveiled the airship in its new home alongside several other artifacts including a walk-through interior model of the hoverbus which Robo Parks refused to ride atop; Sally Jefferson-Hemmings bloodstained, steam-powered battle dress; and the schematics of George Washington Carver’s peanut-based fission bomb, which allowed the United States of Black America to bring the Civil War to an end. “We are incredibly lucky to be able to display relics from the dream-realization chamber of Dr. MechaLuther King to the original manuscripts of Pope Malcolm X. And allowing visitors to interact with, for instance, the piano played by President Ray Charles on The Arsenio Hall Show really allows them to have a sense of the rich alternate history of black Americans.” In the next year, the Smithsonian has planned exhibits allowing museum visitors to experience firsthand the difference advanced African American technology has made in this country since arriving in the portal from Mars.

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“Coconuts as Mammals” gets Tumblr Started on Animal Classification

Tumblr discussions have the tendency to rewrite things you felt were pretty well defined, and add some creativity into the mix. With a group of people with so much time on their hands and an interest in animals, you end up with stuff like like this Tumblr thread on how cats became domesticated. For some goofy animal creation jokes, here are funny tweets about god making animals.

Tumblr discussions have the tendency to rewrite things you felt were pretty well defined, and add some creativity into the mix. With a group of people with so much time on their hands and an interest in animals, you end up with stuff like like this Tumblr thread on how cats became domesticated. For some goofy animal creation jokes, here are funny tweets about god making animals.

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Tumblr Thread about Depicting Prehistoric People as Cool Dudes

It’s kinda hard to look at our distant ancestors as people who had thoughts and feeling similar to ours. Like yeah, a neanderthal didn’t know what it felt like to be stuck in traffic, but they still had families and priorities. This Tumblr thread expresses an interesting way of thinking about life before us. Tumblr can actually make history fun. For some more historical stuff, here’s Tumblr’s discussion of where ideas for some mythical creatures came from.

It’s kinda hard to look at our distant ancestors as people who had thoughts and feeling similar to ours. Like yeah, a neanderthal didn’t know what it felt like to be stuck in traffic, but they still had families and priorities. This Tumblr thread expresses an interesting way of thinking about life before us. Tumblr can actually make history fun. For some more historical stuff, here’s Tumblr’s discussion of where ideas for some mythical creatures came from.

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Fifteen Dank Science Memes For Nerds Only

We have to warn you that these dank memes will really only make sense to the science nerds and geeks in our audience, but even if you don’t understand them, you can send them to your nerd friends! And fear not, /r/DankScienceMemes has even more!

(Joke answer: they planet.)

We have to warn you that these dank memes will really only make sense to the science nerds and geeks in our audience, but even if you don’t understand them, you can send them to your nerd friends! And fear not, /r/DankScienceMemes has even more!

(Joke answer: they planet.)

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Researchers Discovered The Older Cousin Of T-Rex And Named Him “Reaper Of Death”

Researchers in Alberta, Canada discovered new species of tyrannosaur – a 79-million-year-old tyrannosaur named Thanatotheristes degrootorum — which means “reaper of death”. The fearsome predator lived 79 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

Researchers in Alberta, Canada discovered new species of tyrannosaur – a 79-million-year-old tyrannosaur named Thanatotheristes degrootorum — which means “reaper of death”. The fearsome predator lived 79 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

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NASA Launches Really Nice Nikon DSLR Camera Strapped To Rocket To Gather Photos Of Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL—Expressing excitement about the collaborative mission with the European Space Agency, NASA officials announced Monday the successful launch of a really nice Nikon DSLR camera strapped to a rocket to gather photos of the sun. “Thus far, we’ve been limited in our ability to take images of the sun, but…

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CAPE CANAVERAL—Expressing excitement about the collaborative mission with the European Space Agency, NASA officials announced Monday the successful launch of a really nice Nikon DSLR camera strapped to a rocket to gather photos of the sun. “Thus far, we’ve been limited in our ability to take images of the sun, but this baby is a top-of-the-line camera, which, according to a number of Amazon reviews, takes really great pics,” said NASA senior project manager Melissa Bolton, browsing through the high-quality images of trees and birds that her solar launch team had shot at a nearby park with the Nikon D810A. “At first, we were thinking of using the latest iPhone after seeing those billboards advertising its new camera, but since this project could bring new insight into the many forces responsible for solar behavior, we decided to go all-out with a totally sweet DSLR. This thing has really good auto-focus, a 20x zoom, and a little sun icon right on the camera, which is perfect because that’s what we’re shooting. It can hold a ton of pictures, too, so we can just set the countdown timer and we’ll check what we got in a couple of years. Sure, the Nikon is a little pricey, but you don’t need to be a professional to take great pictures. It’s nice because the camera is pretty much idiot proof.” At press time, NASA engineers were panicking after realizing that they had forgotten to remove the lens cap.

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Cats’ Sleeping Position Reveal A Lot About Their Personality

Did you know a cats’ position while they sleep can share numerous aspects of their personality and health? This video breaks down the most commonly seen cat sleeping positions and explains the science behind each one. 

Whether your cat sleeps curled-up, in a box, loaf, sideways, monorail or in a contortionist position — find out the untold signs your cat is telling you.

How does your cat sleep? 

Did you know a cats’ position while they sleep can share numerous aspects of their personality and health? This video breaks down the most commonly seen cat sleeping positions and explains the science behind each one. 

Whether your cat sleeps curled-up, in a box, loaf, sideways, monorail or in a contortionist position — find out the untold signs your cat is telling you.

How does your cat sleep? 

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Olive Garden Food Scientists Rapidly Running Out Of Foods To Scampi

ORLANDO, FL—Expressing concern that previous work in the field had pushed their most popular cooking technique far beyond its limits, research scientists at Olive Garden announced Wednesday that their latest data indicated they are rapidly running out of foods to scampi. “We’ve done shrimp, chicken, pasta, spring…

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ORLANDO, FL—Expressing concern that previous work in the field had pushed their most popular cooking technique far beyond its limits, research scientists at Olive Garden announced Wednesday that their latest data indicated they are rapidly running out of foods to scampi. “We’ve done shrimp, chicken, pasta, spring vegetables, root vegetables—I hate to say it, but the foreseeable scampi future looks grim,” said culinary development director Dr. Anthony Lee, explaining how every foodstuff his R&D team had recently attempted to scampi had been either spurned by test subjects or, ominously, had rejected the scampi-ing process. “We’re still decades away from a stable eggplant scampi. There’s no funding for zoodles scampi. We thought we had a breakthrough with beef scampi, but the single sample we generated blew the lab completely apart. We’re looking at scampi vectors we would have sneered at three years ago. Can I scampi a salad? A soup? Breadsticks? We tried to scampi our house red wine last week. Disgusting.” Lee would neither confirm nor deny reports that a distraught Olive Garden scientist had attempted, in the throes of despair, to scampi himself.

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Yeah, Science! (Breaking Bad)

Aaron Paul GIF,Breaking Bad GIF,Jesse Pinkman GIF,Science GIF. Discover & share this Yes GIF with everyone you know. ReactionGifs.me

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What is a reaction gif?

A reaction gif is a physical or emotional response that is captured into an animated gif. These little short clips are normally extracted from famous TV shows and movies, and represent different range of emotions from happy, laughing and excitement expressions to rage and negative emotions

Why use them?

Because are fun. It has become very common and popular to reply messages on Facebook, Reddit, chats and emails using a impact image that express what you want to say without using words.

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Twitter Is Having A Field Day Over ‘Baby Alzheimer’s’ Parodies

Alzheimer’s Disease is no laughing matter, but these Twitter memes certainly are. When Twitter user Lira Mercer asked followers their thoughts on infant vaccinations, one person responded saying they were against them, asserting that as a consequence babies can acquire “Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, etc.” 

Of course, this person probably meant to say autism and not “Alzheimer’s,” but the damage has already been done. Now let the facepalm fest commence.

Alzheimer’s Disease is no laughing matter, but these Twitter memes certainly are. When Twitter user Lira Mercer asked followers their thoughts on infant vaccinations, one person responded saying they were against them, asserting that as a consequence babies can acquire “Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, etc.” 

Of course, this person probably meant to say autism and not “Alzheimer’s,” but the damage has already been done. Now let the facepalm fest commence.

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Nuclear Scientists Fucking Around In Friend’s Backyard Run Away After Stuffing Fission Bomb Into Coke Can

LOS ALAMOS, NM—Giggling as they made sure the atomic explosive’s tritium-deuterium ignition module had been properly engaged, nuclear scientists employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory were seen sprinting away from ground zero after stuffing a fission bomb into a can of Coca-Cola in a friend’s backyard Friday. “Oh…

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LOS ALAMOS, NM—Giggling as they made sure the atomic explosive’s tritium-deuterium ignition module had been properly engaged, nuclear scientists employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory were seen sprinting away from ground zero after stuffing a fission bomb into a can of Coca-Cola in a friend’s backyard Friday. “Oh shit, dude, it’s going supercritical—Run! Run!” said fissile materials researcher Mark Chalmers, Ph. D., ducking down behind a picnic table as his fellow pranksters recorded the 17-megaton detonation on their smartphones to upload to YouTube later. “Oh man, this is going to be so fucking sweet. We should put one of the Davy Crocketts in a cantaloupe next; [Department Head Dr.] Kevin [Agajanian]’s parents aren’t coming home until 4:30, so we’ve totally got time.” The researchers were later seen trying to blow away the resulting 12,000-foot tall enormous mushroom cloud after hearing a car pull into the driveway.

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Fascinating Trend: More And More Women Are Freezing Their Kids Until They’re Ready To Raise Them

As opportunities in the workplace have increased for women over the past decade, so have ways for women to fit starting a family into their ideal life timeline. And one new family planning trend in particular really seems to be on the rise: Today, more and more women are freezing their kids until they’re ready to…

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As opportunities in the workplace have increased for women over the past decade, so have ways for women to fit starting a family into their ideal life timeline. And one new family planning trend in particular really seems to be on the rise: Today, more and more women are freezing their kids until they’re ready to raise them.

How interesting! It seems like this option could offer the best of both worlds for many moms.

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Just because you want to deal with your kids eventually doesn’t mean you want to raise them right now, and that’s why many women are making the choice to use liquid nitrogen to suspend their children in prolonged cryosleep and then thaw them out and parent them at a later date. Mothers who are sick of tending to their kids’ every need can bring their offspring to treatment centers where expert technicians will put the children on ice and hold them in containment tubes until such a time as their parents feel prepared to give them the attention they require.

So smart! This is such an exciting option for women everywhere!

“I chose to freeze my kids when I was struggling to decide whether I could handle a promotion at work while simultaneously continuing to drive my twin 6-year-olds to school every goddamn morning and wrestle them into the bath every goddamn night,” said Michelle Schopmeyer, a mother from Boston who chose to freeze her two kids last year. “It’s a great option because there are no adverse medical effects to the procedureit is specifically designed so that I get to raise the exact same kids I had before, just on a timeline that works for me. And the doctors who did the procedure assured me that it only take a couple weeks to melt them out, meaning I can resume being a parent as soon as I’m ready to.”

According to a recent study, the amount of women of childbearing age who had dropped their kids off at a freezing center increased by 300% last year. The trend is only growing, and fewer than 15% of the children have died while frozen! If you’re a parent who doesn’t feel ready keep doing this shit day in and day out, look into freezing your childrenit might very well be the right option for you.

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Scientists Still Unable To Determine Whether Yes A Good Band

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Following a three-decade-long, multimillion-dollar study to evaluate the progressive rock group’s music, a team of scientists at Harvard University announced Wednesday that they were no closer to determining if the British band Yes is good or not. “While deep sonic analysis reveals technically…

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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Following a three-decade-long, multimillion-dollar study to evaluate the progressive rock group’s music, a team of scientists at Harvard University announced Wednesday that they were no closer to determining if the British band Yes is good or not. “While deep sonic analysis reveals technically interesting aspects to the band’s discography—1971’s The Yes Album and 1983’s 90125, in particular—we continue to struggle in our efforts to conclusively demonstrate whether Yes is actually a decent band,” said head researcher Dr. Jeremy Loach, confirming his team successfully replicated the findings of earlier studies that concluded the band’s album covers are pretty trippy and the bass guitar groove on “Roundabout” fucking rocks, but could establish little else with certainty. “Take a song like ‘Close To The Edge’: The organ performance and the vocal harmonies certainly sound as if they’ve been recorded by a good band. But then you realize they’re tucked inside an 18-minute, multi-movement song with lyrics about witches, and it’s unclear exactly what Yes was even going for, let alone whether this is good music. At the same time, the band has been together for more than 50 years now, and if they were bad, surely they would have called it quits long ago. Right?” While research into Yes remains inconclusive, Loach noted that his team long ago uncovered hard scientific evidence definitively proving that Emerson, Lake, and Palmer sucks.

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Surprising fact about gaming addictions to make you put the controller down (13 Photos)

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Science & Engineering Memes For People Who Spent Too Much Time In School

Looking back at our pitiful lives, there are a few things we should have done differently. We would have dumped that toxic boyfriend in year one of our relationship instead of year three. Probably could have treated some people more nicely in school. But most of all, we wish we’d studied something a bit more lucrative. Studying constantly didn’t appeal to us while we were in college, but all the science and engineering majors are now having the last laugh while we type our lives away in vain. These memes go out to the people that put in the effort and who are, hopefully, reaping their very deserved rewards.

Looking back at our pitiful lives, there are a few things we should have done differently. We would have dumped that toxic boyfriend in year one of our relationship instead of year three. Probably could have treated some people more nicely in school. But most of all, we wish we’d studied something a bit more lucrative. Studying constantly didn’t appeal to us while we were in college, but all the science and engineering majors are now having the last laugh while we type our lives away in vain. These memes go out to the people that put in the effort and who are, hopefully, reaping their very deserved rewards.

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Surprise: According To Science, All Santa’s Reindeer Are Actually Female

Rudolph and his other seven friends are commonly thought of and referred to as males in pop culture. But according to science, Christmas carolers have had it all wrong all along. Story Via: The Telegraph

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“Male reindeer actually cast their antlers before Christmas, so they don’t have any antlers at Christmastime,” says Lincoln.

Male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen . . . had to be female.

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New Species Discovered In 2019 (14 Species Out Of 71)

There have been 71 new (animal and plant) species discovered in 2019 alone! This list includes flowers, coral, ants, lizards, spiders, sea slugs and fish. 

Found across 5 continents from within the depths of caves, forests, and the ocean. 

We have selected 14 insects and sea life creatures. 

Story via California Academy of Sciences

There have been 71 new (animal and plant) species discovered in 2019 alone! This list includes flowers, coral, ants, lizards, spiders, sea slugs and fish. 

Found across 5 continents from within the depths of caves, forests, and the ocean. 

We have selected 14 insects and sea life creatures. 

Story via California Academy of Sciences

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Quora User Explains Why Cutting a Tomato Won’t Cause an Explosion

We feel dumb admitting this, but we’ve definitely had this question too. Turns out there’s a few reasons people don’t frequently die in nuclear explosions every time someone tries to prepare a salad. For another interesting thing regarding the physics of nuclear explosions, here’s the time tumblr uncovered the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever.

We feel dumb admitting this, but we’ve definitely had this question too. Turns out there’s a few reasons people don’t frequently die in nuclear explosions every time someone tries to prepare a salad. For another interesting thing regarding the physics of nuclear explosions, here’s the time tumblr uncovered the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever.

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Researchers Release Teeny Little Minotaur Into Maze To Test Mice’s Capacity To Use Enchanted String

CHICAGO—In an effort to study the rodents’ ability to manipulate simple magical objects, researchers at the University of Chicago reportedly released a teeny little minotaur into a maze Thursday to test mice’s capacity to use enchanted string. “Our thesis is that by adding the external pressure of a teensy tiny…

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CHICAGO—In an effort to study the rodents’ ability to manipulate simple magical objects, researchers at the University of Chicago reportedly released a teeny little minotaur into a maze Thursday to test mice’s capacity to use enchanted string. “Our thesis is that by adding the external pressure of a teensy tiny monstrosity into their environment, the mice will be motivated to use the charmed thread to find their way to the exit,” said lead researcher Christa Manginis, explaining that preliminary testing had indicated that at least one of the seven male and seven female mice trapped within should be able to use the string to lead the others to safety or potentially even employ one of the toothpick-sized swords placed throughout the maze to slay the minuscule human-bull hybrid. “If these trials are successful, they could potentially have far-reaching implications for humans’ ability to use more sophisticated godly instruments such as golden fleeces or caps of invisibility to evade ravening beasts.” Manginis added that this experiment had been developed as an offshoot of her past research which had definitively concluded that female rodents could be successfully trained to open a wee jar containing all the evils of mousekind. 

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Blue Whale Heartbeat Recorded For First Time (Video)

A team of marine biologists just discovered that after recording a blue whale’s heartbeat, that the world’s largest creatures can survive on just two heartbeats per minute. 

How crazy is that?! 

The team suction-cupped a pulse monitor to the back of a blue whale off the California coast, in order to achieve this new data.

And when the blue whale grabbed a snack, its heart skipped a beat — or 30. 

According to a new study, in the journal, ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,’ “the simple act of catching a bite may push a blue whale’s heart to its physical limits — and that could explain why no creatures larger than blue whales have ever been spotted on Earth.” 

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. A blue whale adult can measure more than 100 feet long, which is equivalent to two school buses parked bumper-to-bumper. And as one would expect, It takes a big heart to power a creature that size. In 2015, one beached blue whale’s heart weighed in at 400 pounds, equivalent to the size of a golf cart. 

As written on LiveScience, “According to the study authors; blue whales may have — now and forever — the hardest-working hearts on Earth”.

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A team of marine biologists just discovered that after recording a blue whale’s heartbeat, that the world’s largest creatures can survive on just two heartbeats per minute. 

How crazy is that?! 

The team suction-cupped a pulse monitor to the back of a blue whale off the California coast, in order to achieve this new data.

And when the blue whale grabbed a snack, its heart skipped a beat — or 30. 

According to a new study, in the journal, ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,’ “the simple act of catching a bite may push a blue whale’s heart to its physical limits — and that could explain why no creatures larger than blue whales have ever been spotted on Earth.” 

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. A blue whale adult can measure more than 100 feet long, which is equivalent to two school buses parked bumper-to-bumper. And as one would expect, It takes a big heart to power a creature that size. In 2015, one beached blue whale’s heart weighed in at 400 pounds, equivalent to the size of a golf cart. 

As written on LiveScience, “According to the study authors; blue whales may have — now and forever — the hardest-working hearts on Earth”.

Story via LiveScience

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18000 Year Old Wolf/Dog Found In Siberian Permafrost (Twitter Thread)

Currently, Scientists at the Centre for Paleogenetics, in Stockholm, Sweden, are currently doing DNA-analysis to find out whether it is a wolf, a dog, or possibly a common ancestor.

But one thing they do know for sure is that it was a very good boy. 

Currently, Scientists at the Centre for Paleogenetics, in Stockholm, Sweden, are currently doing DNA-analysis to find out whether it is a wolf, a dog, or possibly a common ancestor.

But one thing they do know for sure is that it was a very good boy. 

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Ornithologists Awarded $10 Million Grant To Research Whether That Big Bird Up There A Hawk

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Hoping the financial incentive will help classify that thing circling around in the sky, ornithologists at the University of Rhode Island were awarded a $10 million grant this week to research whether that big bird way up there is a hawk. “It was pretty far away when we first saw it, but it looked…

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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Hoping the financial incentive will help classify that thing circling around in the sky, ornithologists at the University of Rhode Island were awarded a $10 million grant this week to research whether that big bird way up there is a hawk. “It was pretty far away when we first saw it, but it looked huge,” said Dr. Elizabeth Starcher, assistant director of the Avian Ecology Program, stating that the significant sum would be used to help the symposium of top ornithologists ascertain whether the bird is a hawk, an eagle, or possibly even a falcon. “A preliminary inquiry, which utilized a simple combination of squinting and shielding our eyes from the sun, determined that there is a 60% to 70% chance it’s a hawk, all right. We plan to expand our investigation by passing around the binoculars, maybe snap some pictures and hope they’re not too grainy. You got to admit it would be pretty cool if it were an actual hawk.” At press time, the researchers have been unable to conclude whether the bird up there was a hawk, as they could not be sure it was the same bird they had spotted earlier. 

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Science Pick-up Lines Perfect For Some Geeky Flirting

Have a crush on someone but don’t know how to talk to them? Just try out these extremely nerdy science pick-up lines that will either make that special someone laugh hysterically and marvel at your intellect, or roll their eyes and walk away. Either way, the worst that can happen is rejection, right?

Have a crush on someone but don’t know how to talk to them? Just try out these extremely nerdy science pick-up lines that will either make that special someone laugh hysterically and marvel at your intellect, or roll their eyes and walk away. Either way, the worst that can happen is rejection, right?

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