Your teacher, mom, and virtually any adult with a thoughtful mind would never approve of Twitter as a learning tool. And how would they with this whole infinite source of the not-very-serious side of the internet where memes, jokes, and burns are roaming free?

But people are proving them wrong by sharing incredible facts brought to them by Twitter that should have been put in the textbooks. From realizing the symbol “&” is a ligature for the word "et" to finding out that an 18-inch pizza has more of a good thing than two 12-inch pizzas, these are some of the facts that could have been part of my wisdom bank this whole time.

So scroll down, upvote your faves, and after you’re done with this post, check out our previous list of 30 random facts that will make you feel "today years old."

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UberFacts Report

Truth Monster
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4 months ago

Fair enough

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

And still today, Natives are being harassed by police for protesting there peacefully. Nothing much has changed..

hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

Plus the mountain was sacred to the Lakota people.

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Kisses4Katie
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4 months ago

There were people in maga hats yelling at the native protesters to "go back where they came from". I don't even know what to say to that.

Phunny Philosopher
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4 months ago

No freaking way! That's crazy. There is a level of stupid that is impossible to work with.

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K.Kobayashi
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4 months ago

Which explains why Trump chose to make his July 4 speech there.

Tabitha L
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4 months ago

And it is unfinished. And it is stupid.

Miss Cris
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4 months ago

And ugly!!!

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Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Can't believe the amount of Americans who don't know this and/or get aggressive when told.

Jace
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4 months ago

I didn’t know either... but I’m not defensive or aggressive about it now that I do. It’s one of yet another of the thousands of horrible things I know about my country. I highly recommend “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn.

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Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

The Lakota stole that region from the Cheyenne.

Marek Yanchurak
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4 months ago

That's between them and the Cheyenne.

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Lil Bare
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4 months ago

That Mountain is scary. Megalomaniac. Poor ppl of the KKK must be really insecure

Miss Cris
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4 months ago

Poor mountain!

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Marek Yanchurak
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4 months ago

And, minor quibble, they never cleaned up the big rubble pile underneath it like they were supposed to.

Blackheart
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4 months ago

This is true, but if taught, needs to be age appropriate. Many artists were terrible people who did terrible things, but that does not necessarily negate their work. People are a product of how they were brought up, as well as the time and society in which they lived.

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

This is true; people are products of their culture. That doesn’t mean we should ignore the people behind the art. Who someone was, and more importantly HOW they were, does matter when considering whose art we should continue to value and promote.

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Elisabeth Moriarty
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4 months ago

Disgusting how the Native people of America are treated I say give it back and carve faces of the great native chiefs like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse oh how I wonder how the American police would act if they were among the protesters nothing has changed

Dawn K
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4 months ago

Crazy Horse's legacy is celebrated in the Crazy Horse Memorial, an uncompleted monumental sculpture located in the Black Hills, not far from Mount Rushmore. Started in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziółkowski (who also worked on Mount Rushmore), the Crazy Horse Memorial would be the largest sculpture in the world when completed.

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He is love
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4 months ago

I never knew that. I always found it so impressive that someone could blow up the mountainside into such huge realistic portraits but never knew the background. Sad.

Bill Newsome
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4 months ago

You are supposed to be sad...that's the point.

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BusLady
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4 months ago

Great American Hero, eh?

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
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4 months ago

The Crazy Horse monument down the road is way cooler...........

Jace
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4 months ago

Just because something appears to have patriotic antiquity doesn’t mean we should feel good about it.

Iapetos
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4 months ago

Would it help anybody if it was destroyed?

Georgia Valentine
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4 months ago

It is a sacred mountain that belongs to them. Taking off the faces of people who helped murder them is the least anyone can do.

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Rich Ferg
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3 months ago

Why does nobody ask the question who lost the land to the native Indians? Who came before them? They were NOT the very first humans to occupy that land or for that matter all the land now called the United States. I would stop acting like the Lakota people were the very first. They were NOT.

Weishaar Jamie
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3 months ago

No wonder trump picked it as the backdrop for his fascist 4th propaganda show.

sebastian nye
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4 months ago

That's why trump went there on independence day

Mimi M
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4 months ago

"In 1915 the Daughters of Confederacy approached him to do a statue of Robert E. Lee at Stone Mountain, Georgia. Work began on the monument in 1923, the major financial backing coming from the KKK. This monument was never completed, as Gutzon couldn’t overcome disagreements with the organization sponsoring the sculpture. Construction on Rushmore began in 1927, and ended in 1941. Borglums son Lincoln, oversaw much of the work in later years, as his father was often travelling to raise money for the project." History isn't pretty, but it often isn't simple either.

alicia grinavic
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4 months ago

I'm just wondering why Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama thought it was so great?

Bacony
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4 months ago

I say we glue the mountain back together, apologise, pack up our garish tat, and leave.

Ed Gomaz
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4 months ago

Now I know why they want Mount Rushmore torn down.

Martha Higgins
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4 months ago

The Chief Carver of the mountain was Luigi del Bianco, artisan and headstone carver in Port Chester, New York. Del Bianco emigrated to the U.S. from Friuli in Italy, and was chosen to work on this project because of his understanding of sculptural language and ability to imbue emotion in the carved portraits.[2][3]

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
4 months ago

Crazy Horse down the road is way cooler !!!! Just sayin :-)

SeidWolf
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep, people suck, kinda well established fact for last 4000 years...

Izzy_
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4 months ago

Oi! I had no idea....sooo do we take it down???

Michael J.
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4 months ago

"Fun facts about "stolen" Tribal land: The Sioux took the land from the Cheyenne, who took it from the Kiowa, who took it from the Pawnee, who took it from the Crow, who took it from the Arikara. The victors not only took the land, they enslaved their enemies." – Unknown

Iapetos
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4 months ago

That does in no way justify the stealing by the US. Stealing, by measure of our christian values, is wrong.

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Mimi M
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4 months ago

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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4 months ago

Is the KKK like traditional land or something cause I'm not American

Dawn K
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4 months ago

The KKK is not land. The KKK or Ku Klux Klan, is the oldest and most infamous of American hate groups.

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Rustyn Birch
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4 months ago

Awful.

Not Marsha
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4 months ago

We ruin everything.

Jo Ellen Washburn
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4 months ago

The abomination was carved into a sacred mountain known as the Six Grandfathers.

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
4 months ago

Built on stolen land

Francis Karimi
Community Member
4 months ago

Time to blow-up that fucker!!

James C.
Community Member
4 months ago

I found this out after doing research, from discovery of #1 (The, "Vietnam War", is called the, "American War", in Vietnam)

Nameless 4
Community Member
4 months ago

He was also a crazy person. Wanted to create a secret chamber for the national archives within the monument, or something

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
4 months ago

It was indeed started, but never finished (https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/historyculture/hall-of-records.htm)

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Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Tear it down, put a museum inside and the revenue goes to the Natives :D

Iapetos
Community Member
4 months ago

Or, better: Give it back to the natives (Cheyenne, preferrably), and let them do whatever they want with it.

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Kimberly Reetz
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4 months ago

And yet Obama embraces it and the mainstream media called it glorious

BringOnTheDownvotes
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4 months ago

This is passed around alot and while he was involved in klan politics and attended meetings theres been no proof he was an actual member

Wouldn't You Like to Know
Community Member
4 months ago

And when the supreme court gave them the land back they decided against taking it.

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
4 months ago

WRONG. That wasn't what happened. Next time try checking the facts first before posting a comment. Things usually work better that way.

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Emma M
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4 months ago

Who cares, Hickel?? Did you raise this issue 10, 20 years ago? or are you just jumping on the issue du jour bandwagon? Get a life.

Steve Barker
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4 months ago

And the Lakota people stole it from the Ojibwa, who massacred and stole it from the Nakota, etc. Get off your high horse asshole. Borglum was a Klansman, MLK was a womanizer and serial adulterer, you can shove your virtue up your ass.

Tor Rolf Strøm
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4 months ago (edited)

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Democrats founded the KKK, and voted against abolishing slavery. EDIT: why are you people downvoting? google it if you don't believe me.

Bill Newsome
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4 months ago

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I can't believe Obama visited it. Disgusting

Jody Doakes
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4 months ago

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so what you are saying is Borglum was a Democrat.

glowworm2
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4 months ago

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Does that mean we need to take it down now? XD!

Toast Of Saint Louis
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4 months ago

No but this little tidbit should be know by all. This is something that was not and is not being taught in schools.

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Thenatural
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4 months ago

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Gonna need some big f**king pillowcases!

Jeremy
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4 months ago

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They have cards?

Aria Whitaker
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4 months ago

Yes. There are even a couple on display at the Smithsonian...

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Jay Loren
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4 months ago

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Who cares

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

I am just confuzzled.

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Look, I am not saying we should believe all that Twitter has to offer. But it turns out, the things we were taught at school are not so innocent either. Some facts we still believe to this day are complete myths, and they had better be laid out bare before you become "today years old" to realize they aren’t true.

You probably would place a pretty high bid on the fact that Columbus discovered America. You’re not the only one. A 2005 survey showed that 85% of Americans believed Columbus discovered the continents and only 2% correctly answered that he couldn’t have discovered America because it was already inhabited by Native Americans.

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juliamacfarlane Report

Whitehart
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4 months ago

Caligula declared victory and his soldiers brought back chests full of seashells as proof.

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Gareth Graham
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4 months ago

The London Underground maintain several stations that trains never use. They are reserved for TV and movie locations so as not to close down functioning stations

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None
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4 months ago

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/of-drinks-and-clinks/

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Another fact which turns out to be a myth is the tongue map idea, which suggests that different parts of our tongues identify different kinds of tastes. However, the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste stated that “the locations of those taste buds aren't in accordance with the 'tongue map.'” And even if taste buds are indeed receptive to certain types of tastes, the difference in reality is tiny.

You've probably heard how Einstein failed math in school and was not an A student in general. It turns out, the only exam he failed was an entrance test to the Zurich Polytechnic he had to take in French, which he didn’t speak well at the time.

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sparkleyflowers Report

hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

I wish people could do that

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MyWayOrGreenway Report

WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

Printer ink can cost up to $5000 per 1 liter. (0.26 US Gallon)

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స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
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4 months ago (edited)

Let's just ignore the human rights abuses suffered by the Nepali minority group...

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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

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Indra Servo
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4 months ago

Well...there is no internet in 1600s, guys must be bored

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Shelp
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4 months ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

A small group of wooly mammoth existed on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean until about 2000 B.C.

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Martti Laurson
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4 months ago

I'm in Estonia, so I'm good

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Tom Hardeveld
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4 months ago

I used to know this...

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Lil Bare
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4 months ago

The earth is secretly ruled by mushrooms and cats

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Mishte Tine
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4 months ago

She’s also small and behind a ton of protection. She’s beyond amazing.

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Shelp
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4 months ago

...which is perfectly logical if you have French or Latin as your first language

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

It is hard to imagine millions of years----

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Okeating Report

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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4 months ago

Read a funny story about him. He used to pay meals with checks. People didn't cash them cause Dali's signature was more worthy than the pay, so he got many free meals doing so. Not sure if its true, but like this story.

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Tiny Dynamine
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4 months ago

Did you know you can get free extra pizza slices if you cut your pizza into 8 pieces instead of 6? ;)

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Aisha Boudy
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4 months ago

Googol Plex (it's a number) is so large that if u wrote each of its zeros on separate atoms in the universe, there won't be enough space to finish writing all the zeros.

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Saurin Apriliawan
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4 months ago

My identical twin cousin just told me that, although wearing exactly the same clothes and has quite similar voice, their toddlers can still tell them apart.

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Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

How many indistinct human faces can they recognize?

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giovanna
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4 months ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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Gareth Graham
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4 months ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?

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Clare Bond
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4 months ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!

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Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

Because humans polluted the water.

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

Eat your heart out Jeff Bezos with your meager $178.1Billion...

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Martti Laurson
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4 months ago

Just wondering where would a flamingo get boiling water?

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