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A small branch of Germany’s government is still dedicated...



A small branch of Germany’s government is still dedicated to hunting Nazis. Since 1958, employees of the Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes have been reviewing WWII paper- work to identify Nazis. They track down about 30 per year but will soon shut their doors, because the remaining suspects are either dead, or in their 90s. Source


Middle schoolers in Hillsborough, OR, attended Hogwarts for the...



Middle schoolers in Hillsborough, OR, attended Hogwarts for the 2017 school year. Kyle Ely spent 70+ hours turning his classroom into a Harry Potter world, because the books’ lessons of loyalty, acceptance, and integrity inspired his way of teaching. He also wanted the kids to know they can achieve their dreams, ‘no matter how big or magical.’ Source Source 2


Men think smart women are more sexy - but only in theory....



Men think smart women are more sexy - but only in theory. Studies have shown that when a smarter woman is close by, men often shy away and gravitate towards women of lower intelligence than themselves. Source Source 2


did-you-kno: ‽ ‽  ‽ Did you know it’s National Punctuation Day ‽...



did-you-kno:

‽ ‽  ‽ Did you know it’s National Punctuation Day ‽ ‽ ‽

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You can also just copy and paste it wherever tf you want… ‽‽‽

RIGHT ‽‽‽‽‽


If you’re confronting someone whose behavior has upset...



If you’re confronting someone whose behavior has upset you, one way to diffuse tension is to start by saying “The story I’m making up is…” and continue the sentence with the assumptions you’ve made about that person’s actions. This not only allows you to explain your feelings to them, it also gives them a passive perspective of their behavior while acknowledging that you understand they weren’t purposely trying to hurt you. Source Source 2


Dogs can get braces. Source Source 2 Source 3



Dogs can get braces. Source Source 2 Source 3


About 80% of the U.S. population lives in the Central and...



About 80% of the U.S. population lives in the Central and Eastern time zones. Source Source 2 Source 3


did-you-kno: According to LabDoor, that’s almost the equivalent...



did-you-kno:

According to LabDoor, that’s almost the equivalent of cutting 20 slices per year.

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Women who sway their hips while walking increase their...



Women who sway their hips while walking increase their perceived attractiveness by 50%. Source Source 2


did-you-kno:An elephant’s trunk contains over 40,000 muscles....



did-you-kno:

An elephant’s trunk contains over 40,000 muscles. The entire human body has fewer than 850. Source Source 2

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day! 


omgfactsdotcom:did you know you’re not the same age in the US...



omgfactsdotcom:

did you know you’re not the same age in the US that you are in South Korea?


Witches were never burned at the stake during the Salem Witch...



Witches were never burned at the stake during the Salem Witch Trials. Out of all the women and men convicted, 19 were sentenced to death by hanging, one was pressed to death under heavy stones, and others died in jail while awaiting trial- but no witches were executed by burning in the English colonies of North America, because the law did not permit it. Source Source 2 Source 3


Shaving your hair won’t make it come back thicker. Hair comes...



Shaving your hair won’t make it come back thicker. Hair comes to a tapered point at the end, where it is thinner and often lighter in color due to damage and sun exposure. When you cut that hair at an angle with a razor, the blunted edge makes it appear to be growing thicker, coarser, and darker than before- but it isn’t. Source Source 2


There’s a brain condition that gives you an...



There’s a brain condition that gives you an uncontrollable urge to make puns. If you’ve damaged the right frontal lobe of your brain, you can develop Witzelsucht, which is German for “joke addiction”. The condition causes a compulsive need to constantly make up or tell jokes- even in the middle of the night or during an important interview. Source Source 2 Source 3


did-you-kno: Bill Murray once took a cab and found out the...



did-you-kno:

Bill Murray once took a cab and found out the driver played the saxophone but never got to practice because he worked 14-hour days. So…

BM: “I said, ‘When do you practice?’”

Cabbie: “I drive 14 hours a day.”  

BM: “Well, where’s your sax?”

Cabbie: “In the trunk.”  

BM: “Pull over and get in the back, I know how to drive a car. ”

“Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito, which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue. He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. I was like, ‘Relax, man, you’ve got the [bleeping] horn! We’re cool!’ And it was great and it made for a beautiful night!”

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If you’re a college student in America, you can subscribe...



If you’re a college student in America, you can subscribe to a Hulu and Spotify bundle for just $4.99 a month as long as you attend a U.S. Title IV college or university (one that provides federal financial aid). Source Source 2


Bill Murray was a pre-med student until he got busted for pot...



Bill Murray was a pre-med student until he got busted for pot on his 20th birthday. While waiting to board a plane in Chicago on September 21, 1970, he jokingly told another passenger he had bombs in his bag. A ticket agent overheard him, US Marshals searched his luggage and found $20k worth (10 lbs) of weed, he was put on 5 years probation, and, in a flash, his college career was over… so he became an actor instead. Source Source 2 Source 3

Happy Birthday, Bill Murray! 

Thank you ~ FREAKING THANK YOU ~ for being a college stoner who ruined his pre-med career so we could all have you in our lives forever. I’ve been sitting here thinking about how the majority of my jokes, sense of humor, comedy style, and casual verbiage probably either comes directly from or is derived from Bill Murray in some way; every BM movie or interview I’ve ever seen is burned into my brain. He’s a goddamn legend, so BOW DOWN.


When actress Mercedes McCambridge voiced the demon that...



When actress Mercedes McCambridge voiced the demon that possessed Regan in The Exorcist, she insisted on swallowing raw eggs, drinking whiskey, and chain-smoking to make her voice extra harsh. The director also had her tied to a chair during recordings so the demon would sound more restrained. Source Source 2


Despite being dead for over a year, famous author Agatha...



Despite being dead for over a year, famous author Agatha Christie saved a baby’s life in 1977. Her novel The Pale Horse described thallium poisoning so well that a nurse who’d been reading it was able to diagnose a sick 1-year-old who had doctors stumped. The baby was immediately tested, they found traces of thallium, doctors changed treatments, and her life had been saved by an old murder mystery novel. Source Source 2 Source 3