One way to make life more fulfilling and exciting is to simply have an open mind. A lifelong curiosity and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge can let you reinvent yourself repeatedly. After all, there’s always something new you can learn, even though sometimes it may be hard to find the energy and motivation to keep going.

Thanks to the Facts by Guff Instagram account, we can receive our daily dose of knowledge by reading the completely random, unexpected, and unusual tidbits of information they share every day. Whether it’s enlightening their followers about goosebumps, baby elephants, or diamond rain, it certainly triggers a desire to know more.

Bored Panda has collected some of the best facts from the page, so continue scrolling and upvote the ones you might not have known about! Although just to warn you—once you get started, you’ll probably want to keep reading until your curiosity is satisfied.

Psst! Be sure to check our previous posts full of cool and interesting trivia right here, here, and here.

This Instagram account was created by Guff, a data-driven content company that aspires to enlighten people with daily trivia and wisdom. They have amassed more than 825K followers by sharing different bits of information every single day. Unexpected and fun facts seem to often catch people off guard in the best possible way, and many think that it's worth their time.

Staying curious and open to new ideas is not only enjoyable but also provides us with a dopamine rush. Whether it’s learning something new about history, science, art, or even modern pop culture, there are many benefits to keeping our brain cells active.

A study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that our brains are hungry and always willing to learn new details about the world. Researchers revealed that "new information acts on the brain’s dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food." 

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🕷️ Also, Male Peacock Spiders Perform A Colorful Song And Dance Nearly Unrivaled In The Animal Kingdom. But A Study Shows That Their Main Audience—the Females They Aim To Woo—don’t Impress So Easily. ⁠
when A Male Peacock Spider Thinks He Has Spotted A Female, “The World Pretty Much Disappears,” Says Michael Kasumovic Of Australia’s University Of New South Wales, One Of The Study’s Co-Authors. The Spider Then Begins A Series Of Dances—including Moves Scientists Have Dubbed The “Rumble-Rump” And “Grind-Rev”—that Send Literal Good Vibrations Through The Ground Toward The Female.⁠
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once He Has Piqued Her Interest, The Male Unfolds A Brilliantly Colored Abdominal Flap And Then Struts Back And Forth, All The While Frantically Waving Specially Colored, Lengthy Legs.⁠
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the Females Liked Only 16 Of The 64 Courtship Dances. ⁠
oh And, Males’ Looks Are About Twice As Important As Their Dance Moves, Though Each Plays A Slightly Different Role In Piquing And Retaining A Female’s Interest.⁠
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"To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it’s useful,” co-author of the study and associate professor Ming Hsu, Ph.D. told Neuroscience News. “And just as our brains like empty calories from junk food, they can overvalue information that makes us feel good but may not be useful—what some may call idle curiosity.”

However, knowledge usually becomes useful when it’s put into context. While many think that learning cool and interesting facts is a waste of time, it’s quite the opposite. Sure, you can find out everything you need with just a few searches and clicks on hyperlinks but it won't do any good to your critical thinking skills.

Scott H. Young, author of Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition, wrote that factual knowledge determines the speed you can acquire new knowledge on a topic. "The more you know, the faster you learn." It also is an important driver of our reading comprehension and other high-level skills, for example problem-solving. When you’re reading a book, it’s much easier to understand the deeper meaning if you’re already familiar with the topic. 

"You can’t reason critically or creatively without first having amassed a large amount of factual knowledge," Young explained. "This is why the existence of Google and Wikipedia doesn’t reduce the need to learn facts. Something being a Google search away doesn’t mean it’s available in the background to allow you to parse new information easily."

If you find yourself wanting to expand your mental horizons, the Wall Street Journal bestselling author suggested to simply be curious. By reading more articles and books, and by watching a variety of shows or movies, you always surround yourself with new knowledge. If it's hard to understand everything at first, don’t be discouraged and try to look it up. 

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🗳️ Brown Moved To Massachusetts And, With The Help Of Abolitionists, Went On Tour, Where He Recounted His Daring Escape To Spectators Who Also Thrilled To It As A Miracle Of The Modern Postal Delivery System. (Meanwhile, Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Openly Disapproved Of The Way Brown Divulged His Secrets, Believing It Would Make It Difficult For Another Enslaved Person To Succeed At Such A Plan, And History Appears To Have Judged Him Correct.)⁠
after The Fugitive Slave Act Was Passed In 1850, Brown Moved To Great Britain, Where He Remained For Several Decades Before Moving Back To The United States And Then To Toronto, Where He Died In 1897. ⁠
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Speedgoat
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I appreciate that it says "enslaved American". Properly worded imo.

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#twinning #samsies

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A B C
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And they look like they're living their lives to the fullest! :D (if that's them in the pic, that is)

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Young advised not to be afraid of topics that are new to you: "Knowledge is exponential, so if you’re not used to reading something, you’ll learn a bit less. However, as you read more about it, you can read faster and smarter." So picking up a book that might be "above your level" could take longer but will get easier with time. 

Just remember, we are the ones using the newly learned facts and putting them into context. So if you’re wondering whether you’re ever going to use this stuff, one day you actually might. Sometimes, our brains are capable of the most wonderful things, and bringing two completely unrelated ideas into one is certainly one of them.

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😍 When Pushed, Keanu Reeves Admits: “I Have A Private Foundation That’s Been Running For Five Or Six Years, And It Helps Aid A Couple Of Children’s Hospitals And Cancer Research.⁠
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"I Don’t Like To Attach My Name To It, I Just Let The Foundation Do What It Does.”⁠
keanu Also Claims He Doesn’t Need Material Things To Be Happy. He Says: “It’s Always Nice To Open Your Eyes Every Morning And See The World – It All Seems So Simple!⁠
“That’s Why I Frequently Use An Expression That I Like Very Much, And Which Gives Me Peace Of Mind: ‘I’m Happy To Be Here’.⁠
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"That Enormous Sense Of Gratitude Is Enough For Me – I Don’t Need To Surround Myself With A Lot Of Objects And Possessions To Feel That Way.”⁠
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Luther von Wolfen
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a fan of his acting, but Keanu seems to be a genuinely good person.

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⛔ The Australian Actor - Who Plays Thor - Has A "Real Bromance" With The 'Captain America' Star But They Weren't Allowed To Team Up For Interviews To Plug 'Avengers: Endgame' Because They Act Like "Kids In School" And Can't Focus On What They Should Be Doing.⁠
hemsworth Said: "With Chris Evans, I Have A Real Brotherly Bond. I Think They Wouldn't Pair Us Up On This Press Tour, Because We Just Spend The Whole Time Screwing Around And None Of It Is On Topic."⁠
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🎬 Asked By Variety If That Was True, Evans Admitted It Was And Added: "Which Is Such Bulls**t! We Had Too Much Fun Together, And Truly Like Kids In School, We Were Separated Because We Weren't Getting S**t Done."⁠
the Pair Get Along So Well, They'd Like To Work Together Again Away From The Mcu.⁠
evans Said: "I Would Love To Do One Of Those '80s Buddy Comedies, Where We Could Shed The Characters We Are Known For."⁠
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A B C
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha, good for them I think :D gotta keep your inner child alive :)

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🌳 Norway Is The First Country In The World To Commit To No Longer Using Any Products That Contribute To Deforestation.⁠
that’s Pretty Remarkable, Because While During The Last Few Years A Number Of Companies Have Stopped Working With Goods That Can Be Linked To The Destruction Of Rain Forests, Such An Action Has Not Been Matched By Governments.⁠
a Little More Than Five Years Ago, At The United Nations Climate Summit 2014 Held In New York, The Norwegian Government Made A Pledge With Germany And The United Kingdom That It Would “Promote National Commitments That Encourage Deforestation-Free Supply Chains, Including Through Public Procurement Policies To Sustainably Source Commodities Such As Palm Oil, Soy, Beef And Timber.” ⁠
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🇳🇴 In 2016, The Norwegian Government Made Good On That Promise By Officially Declaring That The Government’s Public Procurement Policy Will Become Deforestation-Free. In Other Words, The Norwegians Will Not Award Any Of Its Government Contracts To Companies That Take Part In Clear-Cutting.⁠
this Isn’t The First Time That Norway Has Put Into Practice “Speaking For The Trees.” The Act Of Banning Deforestation From The Supply Chain Only Continues The Country’s Long-Standing History Of Protecting The World’s Vital Forests.⁠
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Kesam
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is misleading. There is still deforestation here in Norway. What we have done is make supply chains deforestation-free. So e.g. no government contracts are awarded to companies that take part in deforestation. Still, a good measure! 🙂

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🎓 The David Letterman Scholarship Is Awarded To Individuals Who Are Average In Academics But Have A Creative Imagination. It Is Important To Note That, The Scholarship Award Was Established In 1985 By The TV Talk Show Host For Students Who Major Or Minor In Telecommunications At Ball State University, Located In Muncie, Indiana. Projects That Can Be Considered In This Scholarship Are Basically Around The Area Of Media. Winners Of The Award Are Judged On Their Creative Projects.⁠
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ZAPanda
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was one of those average scholars with a D. Guess who has several degrees and a doctorate? Yes, me. With a D. School results are b******t.

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👂🏾 Morgan Freeman In An Interview Said:⁠
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"I Always Wanted An Earring. It Has To Do With My Attachment To The Sea. When I Was Around 35 I Was Separated From My Wife And She Said, 'I'm Going To Pierce Your Ear.' I'm An Avid Sailor, A Dyed-In-The-Wool Blue-Water Man. You Know Why Sailors Used To Wear A Gold Earring? It's Enough Money To Bury You In A Foreign Country. There Are Two Or Three Tricks To Being A Good Sailor. One Is Courage. You Have To Be Willing To Face The Sea. And The Rest Is Just Knowledge – You Can Learn A Lot By Listening To Other Sailors About How To Survive Almost Unsurvivable Situations."⁠
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🏴‍☠️ "I've Been In Dangerous Storms. There Comes A Moment When You Think You May Not Get Through, And In That Moment There's A Peacefulness That Settles Over You And You're No Longer Afraid. That's Also The Moment When You Have To Say, "I'm Going To Face This Demon. I'm Going To Stand Up And I'm Going To Do What I Have To Do. Not Just By Lying Down And Letting The Sea Wash Over Me, But By Fighting It."⁠
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ZAPanda
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Little did he know, that that was the day his gambit would pay off. Old Morgan was walking down the road, when a distracted driver hit him. Fortunately, he always kept enough cash on him to cover his funeral" - In MF voice.

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It Was Captured By Photographer 📷 @mikemezphoto At Volcano National Park On The Big Island Of Hawaii. #milkyway #lava #hawaii #facts

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A B C
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Y'all know these paintbrush street artists? It looks as fabulous as a picture made by them. Absolutely radiant.

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🦙 Alpacas Are A Herd Animal, And As Such, They Require Other Alpacas For Socialization And Security. An Individual Alpaca Would Be In A Constant State Of Stress And Sadness, Which Compromise Its Health And Could Eventually Lead To Death.⁠
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an Alpaca Herd Should Have A Minimum Of Three Alpacas. This Allows For One Alpaca To Serve As The Alpha Alpaca And The Remaining Alpacas To Serve As The Supporting Herd. ⁠
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Marky Mark
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one on the left needs to switch to decaffeinated coffee

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🎵 As It Turns Out, Getting Chills From Music Is Not As Common As You Might Think. Researchers From Usc Released A Study That Suggests That Only About 50 Percent Of People Feel Things Like Shivers, A Lump In Their Throat, And Goosebumps When They Listen To Music. What's More, Those People Might Have Very Different Brains Than Those Who Don't Experience Those Feelings.⁠
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🎶 First, They Gathered 20 People And Had Them Listen To A Selection Of Their Favorite Songs. Whenever They Felt A Chill, They Pressed A Button. All 20 Were Then Given Mri Scans — And The 10 That Reported Reactions Were Obvious Standouts. Their Brains Turned Out To Have A Much Higher Volume Of Fibers Connecting Their Auditory Cortex To The Areas That Process Emotion.⁠
more Fibers Mean That Those Two Areas Of The Brain Can Communicate Much More Effectively. It Also Means That, Because Their Emotional Processing Centers Are Beefier, Those People Are More Able To Experience Extreme Emotions.⁠
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🦈 They Even Managed To Survive During Times When The Ocean Lost Its Oxygen - Including One Such Event In The Cretaceous Period, When Many Other, Larger, Species Died Out. As A Refuge, Sharks Moved Deeper Underwater, Says Experts. And While There, They Had Another Cunning Trick. ⁠
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some Evolved The Ability To Glow In The Dark. Sharks Are Older Than Trees. Sharks Have Existed For More Than 420 Million Years, Whereas The Earliest Tree, Lived Around 350 Million Years Ago.

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A B C
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sharks are so badáss. I'm seriously wondering if (and hoping that) they'll survive humans.

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Tag Your Best Friend 🐮💛

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Ray Martin
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True, so whatever you do don't think about how they feel when their new babies are taken away and placed in a field where they can still hear each other's cries. I live in the midst of cattle farms, and it's heartbreaking.

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🦏 With The Passing Away Of The Last Male Northern White Rhino There Are Now Just Two Female Northern White Rhino Alive. Despite Best Efforts At Artificial Reproduction, No Success Has Been Achieved. It A Matter Of Time Before This Magnificent Sub-Species Disappears Into Oblivion. ⁠
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Luther von Wolfen
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Charasmatic megafauna get a lot of attention. There are probably thousands of species that are less likable that are in the same situation.

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The Student Was George Bernard Dantzig, A Doctoral Student At Uc Berkeley. One Day In 1939, Dantzig Was Late To Class And Saw Two Equations On The Board. He Jotted Them Both Down Thinking They Were Homework. ⁠
little Did Dantzig Know, They Were Examples Of Unsolved Math Problems. Dantzig Went Home, And Soon After, Solved Both. 👨‍🎓⁠
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A B C
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This "a student" was George Dantzig while he was studying at Berkeley in 1939.

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Japanese Educators Believe This Teaches The Students Respect And Responsibility. And, Judging By Our Childhood Chore Fact From The Other Day, It Probably Sets The Students Up For Great Success Later In Life! #facts #japan #school #janitor #clean #chores #responsibility #childhood

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Luther von Wolfen
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My kid goes to a Montessori school where students clean up everyday. I think it's a good idea - helps kids feel responsible for their school, which helps them become responsible citizens.

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🚭 The Plans Include The Gradual Increase Of The Legal Smoking Age, Which Could Extend To A Ban On The Sale Of Cigarettes And Tobacco Products To Anyone Born After 2004, Making Smoking Effectively Illegal For That Generation.⁠
also Under Consideration Was A Significant Reduction In The Level Of Nicotine Allowed In Tobacco Products, Prohibiting Filters, Setting A Minimum Price For Tobacco, And Restricting The Locations Where Tobacco And Cigarettes Can Be Sold.⁠
“We Need A New Approach,” Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall Said, Announcing The Changes. “About 4,500 New Zealanders Die Every Year From Tobacco, And We Need To Make Accelerated Progress To Be Able To Reach That Goal [of Smokefree 2025]. Business-As-Usual Without A Tobacco Control Program Won’t Get Us There.”⁠
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🇳🇿 The Proposals Were Welcomed By A Number Of Public Health Organizations. “This Proposal Goes Beyond Assisting People To Quit,” Cancer Society Chief Executive Lucy Elwood Said In A Statement. She Noted That The Number Of Tobacco Retailers Was Four Times Higher In Low-Income Communities, Where Smoking Rates Were Highest.⁠
“These Glaring Inequities Are Why We Need To Protect Future Generations From The Harms Of Tobacco,” Elwood Said. “Tobacco Is The Most Harmful Consumer Product In History And Needs To Be Phased Out.”⁠
shane Kawenata Bradbrook, A Long- Term Advocate For Smoke-Free Māori Communities, Said:⁠
“For Too Long The Tobacco Industry Has Been Addicting Our People, Fleecing Them Of Their Money Before We Have To Bury Them In Urupa [burial Grounds] All Over This Land. I Am Looking Forward To Truly Making This A Sunset Industry In This Corner Of The World.”⁠
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💰 The Question That Carpenter Seemed To Be Struggling On Was “Which Of These U.S. Presidents Appeared On The Television Series ‘Laugh-In’?” His Choices Were Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, And Gerald Ford.⁠
“Um,” Carpenter Said. “I’d Like To Call My Parents Right Now, Use My Lifeline.”⁠
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💸 The Show Called His Father And Philbin Explained The Situation To Carpenter’s Dad. But, When Carpenter Got On The Line, He Didn’t Actually Ask His Dad For Help.⁠
“Hi, Dad,” Carpenter Said. “I Don’t Really Need Your Help. I Just Wanted To Let You Know That I’m Gonna Win The Million Dollars. The U.S. President Who Appeared On ‘Laugh-In’ Was Richard Nixon, That’s My Final Answer.”⁠
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linlintong
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember watching this on tv with my dad before he passed away. We were so happy for him!

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The Doctor Then Asked If Tweety Bird Was There Too. Blanc Answered, "I Tot I Taw A Puddy Tat." A Few Months Later, Blanc Recovered And Went Home. When Blanc's Doctor Later Tried To Explain How He Had Revived His Patient, He Said, "It Seemed Like Bugs Bunny Was Trying To Save His Life." #facts #bugsbunny #cartoons #tv #nostalgia #voice

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EEF🤓
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wasnt he also weirdly allergic to carrots? Or is that an urban myth?

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👩‍🏫 An Elementary Teacher From County Down Has Been Re-Entered In To The "Guinness Book Of Records" For Having The Loudest Voice In The World.⁠
annalisa Flanagan's Shout Is The Equivalent Volume To That Of A Jet Engine, A Rock Concert Or 121 Decibels. She Has Held The Record For Over A Decade.⁠
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😱 Back In 1992 Annalisa And Her Twin Began Their Quest In A Local "Records Night" Where Guinness Entries Were Challenged. The Noisy Pair Managed To Reach 119 Decibels But Annalisa Was The Loudest Of The Pair.⁠
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A B C
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It had to be a teacher. Who else would be a master in overshouting others?

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#facts #porcupine #prickle #cute

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#facts #cat #old #worldrecord

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👀 A Team Of Researchers, LED By Ulrike Willinger At The Medical University Of Vienna, Asked 156 People, Who Had An Average Age Of 33 And Included 76 Women, To Rate Their Comprehension And Enjoyment Of 12 Darkly Humorous Cartoons Taken From 'The Black Book' By The Renowned German Cartoonist Uli Stein.⁠
examples Include A Cartoon Depicting A Morgue Where A Physician Lifts A Cover Sheet Off A Body. A Woman Confirms: “Sure, That’s My Husband – Anyway, Which Washing Powder Did You Use To Get That So White?” Participants Were Also Tested For Verbal And Non-Verbal Iq And Asked About Their Mood, Aggression And Educational Background.⁠
the British Psychological Society Research Digest Blog Reports That The Study Found Three Groups Of Participants. The Group With The Highest Sick Humor Appreciation And Comprehension Scored The Highest In Verbal And Non-Verbal Iq Tests, Were Better Educated, And Scored Lower For Aggression And Bad Mood.⁠
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🤓 A Second Group Showed Moderate Comprehension Of The Jokes But Enjoyed Them The Least. These Were People With Average Intelligence Scores, But Had The Highest Negative Mood And The Highest Aggression Levels.⁠
the Third Group Showed Moderate Sick Humor Comprehension And Preference, Had Average Intelligence Scores, But Were Generally Of A Positive Mood And Had Moderate Aggression Scores.⁠
the Findings Contradict Earlier Theories About The Relationship Between Aggression And Humor. As Early As 1905, Freud Hypothesized That Humor Allows For A Safe Release Of Usually Repressed Sexual And Aggressive Urges.⁠
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Very Bored Panda
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then I pity those who don't. I have no emotional stability at all

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Researchers Have Been Listening To Recordings Of A Particular Blue Whale 🐋 Who Has Been Roaming The Waters Of The Northern Pacific Ocean For Over 20 Years. It Is Referred To As "Lonely" Because This Whale Sings At The Abnormally High Tone Of 52 Hz And Is Unable To Communicate With Other Blue Whales Higher Who Sing In The Range Of 10 - 40 Hz. Aww! 😢 🐳 🎵 📷 Danny Kessler #whale #lonely #nature

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Libstak
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope did not want to know that. Heart is now broken.

Zephyr Anthem
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If i remmember correctly, they don't sing on the same frequency as the other whales

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A B C
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Due to some reason, this whale's singing voice has a higher pitch than they normally do. Normal frequencies range from 10 to 40 Hz, this particular whale sings at some 50-odd Hz, which is why other whales either can't hear them or don't recognise it as whale sounds. What a poor lad :(

Oopsydaisy
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This has been debunked several times

Insert Generic Username
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't tell my mom this. She honestly want to go find the poor whale and befriend him/her.

Kristal
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad we can't help 'translate' for him so he won't be alone

Vika Nordin
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We humans should not think, we have to "solve every problem" on this planet...

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Ozymandias73
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every time I see this piece of information, I feel so horrible imagining living life with nobody to talk to. Ever. Only because no one understands them. So sad.

ItsMe
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The song "whalien 52" by BTS uses the story of this very whale as a metaphor for loneliness. This whale emits a frequency of 52Hz which cannot be heard by other whales but it still keeps on singing. BTS used this story to convey how you may feel unheard and invisible even though you are surrounded by people. The lyrics also say 'lonely whale, let us try singing the song once more in hope that someone will hear you. ' The story is incredibly sad and the lyricism is commendable. For a more detailed breakdown of the song and how it tells this story, you can visit this link:- https://aminoapps.com/c/btsarmy/page/blog/whalien-52-the-story-behind-it/8BDw_xBLCmu2NgM2wXbzJ07qzQ2E3oBqmz4

Julian McCallum
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've heard his song. It's different than any other whale song. Someone needs to get a friend for him

Jaguarundi
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The frequency of its' song prevents it from communicating with other whales. The poor thing is quite famous.

ZAPanda
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This doesn't say why. Apparently his tone is the wrong pitch so other whales can't hear it.

Anyone-for-tea?
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn’t there a way of encouraging other whales to go near him so they can be close enough to each other to recognise they’re the same??

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Judo Flipped By Nobody
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have never before wanted to hug a whale this bad

𝕊𝕒𝕞 (𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕪/𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕞)
10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's 52 blue -- he only sings at 52 hertz and is said to be the lonliest animal on earth: no other whale can hear him, as they usually sing at 10-40 hertz.

Kenny Kulbiski
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's way more to this " fact " and it's not nearly the whole story. Makes me a little skeptical about the rest of these facts.

blake
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

52 blue i think he is

liam mckirdy
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7 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the reason for this is the whale is missing a vocal cord (i think) so no other whales can hear them

Jaybird3939
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this is the same one, she sings at a different level than other whales. They can't hear her.

Edwin Lesperance
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too many whales have been killed by commercial hunting. It's hard to find a mate.

Cathy Carey
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why hasn't it found any? I don't believe this one.

Johan Plane
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I believe its because it is out of tune so that other whales can't understand it.

Edie Hart
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