The internet is an endless source of information, both vital and completely irrelevant. And diving in this sea of dense information where it’s easy to get lost, some sources of content prove to be golden nuggets.

Like the Instagram account with a rather laconic title “Not Common Facts,” which provides exactly what it says. With a mind-blowing 7.3M followers, it’s social media’s beloved destination for interesting, unheard, weird, and quirky facts to pump up that trivia muscle.

Below we selected a batch of the most entertaining ones that you may not have heard, so scroll down and upvote your favorites as you go!

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

That makes this beautiful wedding dress all the more special.. Wow! Such a skilled woman...

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

I like the way they use reading to reduce the sentences of the prisoners with an activity that can help them in the long run. (The reading, not necessarily the book report writing.)

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Every fact we stumble across on social media has to be taken with a pinch of salt, so that's why we must fact check it. You see, whether it's COVID-19, climate change or migration — fake news spreads six times faster on social media than facts. Those pieces of disinformation, known as fake news, are harmful. They are partially or often completely false and deliberately disseminated to influence political views or generate as many clicks as possible.

The danger of fake news is the fact that to an untrained eye, the average internet user, it’s very difficult if not impossible to separate it from credible information. To find out how exactly we can separate true facts from false information, Bored Panda spoke with Daniel Markuson, the cybersecurity expert at NordVPN, who shared some very useful tips and insights.

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

Am I the only one that wants to see him juggling hermit crabs?

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

It's also great for the economy. Giving people more opportunities to go out, vacation, spend money etc. does wonders to the economic cycles -- and it makes happier employees.

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While there is no foolproof method to separate truth from misinformation, a general rule of thumb is to check the source’s credibility, Daniel said. “This particularly applies to social media platforms because they are optimized to increase engagement and lack appropriate gatekeeping features that filter out misinformation.”

“It is also important to weigh the claims against other sources. If a publication makes monumental claims that are exclusive to that platform, do not take them at face value,” he added.

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

and it worked. like, tony's so arrogant....but i love him..

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When it comes to determining if the news source is credible, Daniel said that sometimes unreliable news sources impersonate well-known ones by misspelling their names in the URL. “Similarly, they might use unconventional domain extensions instead of the usual “.com” or “.org.” In general, make sure that your news comes from established, well-known sources. These types of outlets get information directly from primary sources and must uphold their reputation.”

If you’re still not sure, Daniel suggests looking into the author, researching them, and making sure their credibility is up to par. “It is also important to weigh our own perception and not let our biases skew our understanding of events. Seek out differing opinions and try not to associate facts with ideological dogma.”

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

I’ve never seen this picture and I’ve got to say, this is F***ing scary as s***. Like, there is absolutely no question as to this lion’s intention and it really strikes me that humans can read faces of different species so well; and also that the exact same expression can be read on the face of a human. That’s probably part of why I found it so scary. It reminded me of a human. “Here’s Johny!”

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When asked about the reasons why fake news has become so widespread, the cybersecurity expert said that it’s “due to factors that concern both the content of the messages and the technological foundation of platforms on which the news is proliferated.”

“Fake news is usually related to current affairs and makes remarkable, emotion-inducing claims. This, combined with the fact that social media platforms collect data on what kind of posts users spend the most time on and feed them content with similar characteristics, provides the perfect conditions for the spread of misinformation,” Daniel concluded.

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

I always wake up before my alarm, but that means i cant sleep in on weekends either

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

"It's almost midnight why don't you go home earlier today mr suzuki?"

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

Not at all. I have always enjoyed those activities. And here I am, a cripple that cannot work, afford anything and that depends on the charity of her loved ones to live.

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

Oh f**k this. Sorry if I seem a bit messed up, I only slept a couple hours.

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

Just spoke with my mom about this very thing at 2:30am this morning. We all do this but when it is over such little things that are easily resolved or are in the process of being handled it will enhance anxiety, stress, and depression. It is not worth it. We only have one shot at life and why let smaller b******t take you out.

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

Congratulations Mr. Shari! You are mighty strong.

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

Isn’t this what they tell people to do everywhere anyway?

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

Well they found out a lot of the centenarians are actually people who died and whose families never reported it to keep collecting pensions. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-11258071

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

That explains why my dreams are more fun than my real life! Well, some of them.

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Francisco Manuel Teruel Gutiérrez
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife would look at the floor, because I probably did something inconvenient.

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

Someone should probably speak to a manager about that.

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

Unlike religious fundamentalists want people to believe bisexual behaviors are extremely normal in nature. Exclusively gay individuals are more rare but they also exist.

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

I love broccoli, thank you inventors of green crisp goodness nom nom.

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

Correction: People who have money enough to spend it on vacation is more relaxed and happy.

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

I would have thought that red hair and gray eyes are rarer, as both red hair and gray eyes are very rare.

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rebel _ phoenix
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes I fall asleep and jolt up thinking someone called meh but nop😅

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

Its called realising that we are all f****d up by society

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