Fans of horror stories and video games are bound to know American writer, H. P. Lovecraft, as his name is pretty much on everything these days: Lovecraftian-this, Lovecraftian-that. A central theme in his works is that learning the truth about the world can drive you mad. But it’s not just knowledge about eldritch beings and uncaring cosmic gods that can shock you! Some jaw-dropping truths are closer to home, much more mundane, and far, far funnier.

That’s where the ‘Technically the Truth’ subreddit comes in. A community of nearly 1.26 million, they dedicate their time to sharing some hilarious examples of things that are technically true but completely unexpected. Check out some of their best posts below, upvote the ones that made you laugh, and be sure to check out their subreddit if you like their content!

#1

He’s Got A Good Point

He’s Got A Good Point

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Patti Brock
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7 months ago

This should be higher

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#2

I Am Iron Man

I Am Iron Man

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Sasy
Community Member
7 months ago

Ooooooooo

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#3

Its Bigger I Swear!

Its Bigger I Swear!

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Sasy
Community Member
7 months ago

Laughed out loud

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We’ve got a theory that the reason why ‘Technically the Truth’ is so successful is because of the type of humor they use in their posts. Specifically, dad jokes! And who doesn’t love a good dad joke?

Scientifically speaking, dad jokes are bound to have lots of fans because they rarely (if ever) offend anyone by their very nature, comedian Paul Seven told the National Post.

They’re also ‘clean’ and require almost no extra context to get, as The New York Times points out. And the more accessible the jokes, the more fans you’re bound to get. However, comedian Seven also points out that stating the truth can and will offend some folks.

#4

This Is Correct

This Is Correct

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Technically, this is not far from the truth.

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#5

Thats The Best Last Name

Thats The Best Last Name

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

What a stupid OP actually.

Dynein
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd like to hear OP's reasoning for the men who won't take their wife's last name. I bet the only explanation they can come up with is "because that's how it always was!". Well, yes. And now it's more liberal. So?

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

I think it should NOT be a given that a woman takes her husband's surname... old-fashioned malarkey, along with women being the property of the man she marries. (I also apply this logic to same-sex marriages/civil unions: people should be free to choose)

Ms.M.
Community Member
7 months ago

I absolutely agree. When I got married, I did take my (now ex) husband's surname, but the only reason why is because I never liked my "maiden" name and preferred the sound of his to my own.

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Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd like to her the reasoning for husbands not taking their wife's name.

Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Here here!! I kept my maiden name. (Even the term "maiden name" is grossly antiquated.) And I've often thought of changing my name to my grandmother's maiden name. But my last name is so tied to my identity, and I'm not sure I want to give that up.

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Viviane
Community Member
7 months ago

I told my husband he could keep his maiden name.

Shauntae Slagle
Community Member
7 months ago

Because we have our own f*****g identity

ZombieGirl
Community Member
7 months ago

For me, my dad passed away and I didn't want to lose that connection to him. My husband understood, and he never even thought about me changing my name bc he didn't think it was something people still did, lol

ZombieGirl
Community Member
7 months ago

For our 10 year anniversary I did consider changing it though....but the hassle wasn't worth it lmao

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me
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd really like to hear the reasoning behind people who demand women take their husband's last name. And the reasoning behind men who won't take their wife's last name.

Ms.M.
Community Member
7 months ago

Emily is indeed Best.

Erika Jones
Community Member
7 months ago

I'll give you a great reason, which I learned through experience: the hassle of changing everything to your new name is ridiculous! I got married four years ago and it's still not totally done. The only reason I took my new husband's last name is because I was married previously and I didn't think it would be appropriate to keep my ex-husband's last name.

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
7 months ago

Once I was called Mrs. Husband's first, last on a letter from a friend of husband's. Yup, said something. I get people thinking I have his last name but to be really old fashioned and think I took his first name is absurd.

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Clementine
Community Member
6 months ago

Why would you change you name? It's not like your husband is adopting you!

Haley Sterne
Community Member
7 months ago

She had the Best comeback!

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Great answer. And mine is because I don't have to give up my name for someone-how sexist. My dad did not walk me down the aisle and give me away, both my parents walked me to meet all 4 of his (divorce, obv), then everyone was told "two families merging together into one." We talked husband changing name, merging names, new name-unusual things make that. Hyphen was NOT an option. And, to make it fair and IDGAF who disagrees, or is concerned about what people may think, first kid took opposite gender's last name-that was my daughter taking husband's, and the 2nd would get my name. No more kids for us, either. And, again, hyphen not an option.

Jade Lynn
Community Member
7 months ago

This guy's twitter is awful.

RinLo14
Community Member
7 months ago

Because F**k the patriarchy, that's why.

Georgie Dale
Community Member
7 months ago

Because why should I?

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
7 months ago

I didn't assume his personality, history, habits, customs or conventions when we got married so why take HIS name? I have my own name thankyouverymuch. I'd really like to know the reasoning behind men seeing women as less human than they are when WE are the the sex that actually forms and delivers all of humanity??

Quazmodic
Community Member
7 months ago

If I was a woman, I'd "take" his name and "shove" it somewhere.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd like to hear the reasoning behind assuming women SHOULD take their husband's last name.

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
7 months ago

He does need an answer--with other questions 1) why should a woman erase her history for yours 2) would you accept changing your last name to hers?

Clementine
Community Member
7 months ago

It's not like they're being adopted.

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I got a better answer: because not all women feel the need to take on the man's last name as that's an old thing and women are allowed to have free will and keep their last name in marriage instead of taking on an old tradition (a stupid and horrible tradition. See Oskar's comment, they explain better).

Anonymous Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

That is awesome. Although, why is he judging? Some woman don't want to completely change her name and anybaccounts she has, plus, I am not sure, I have never changed my name, but Inthink you have to go through a lot of legal papers.

Im_Crazy
Community Member
7 months ago

jeez my name is reid, and i hate it. i play a clarinet and i read a lot

Fieke Engelen
Community Member
6 months ago

I am disappointed that somebody felt Edo Alva needed to be hidden? She/he commented on people's presumptions In a rather nasty way. It was well said and polite and had no need to be hidden. She/he did not call anyone 'stupid'

Sandra Luz
Community Member
7 months ago

Because my last name means "light" in Portuguese. 😉

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
7 months ago

Um - because as a woman I already have a man's last name (my Dad's).

okpkpkp
Community Member
7 months ago

Fitzpatrick versus Perry? She kept Fitzpatrick.

RinLo14
Community Member
7 months ago

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Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
7 months ago

When you want the Best...

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
7 months ago

did not take either of my husband's names, for many, many reasons

Robin Fitzwater
Community Member
7 months ago

my last name is wolf so i mean.. im not changing that either. ( I use a psuedonym on this site)

Isabelle Bishop
Community Member
7 months ago

In Belgium women keep their original last names. And I wouldn't change mine for any man, for anything. I'm proudly wearing my father's name. It's enough that traditionally our children carry their father's name, even though the law changed a while back and that is not even mandatory anymore. Children can inherit for either of the parent's last name or the two of them together.

Miguel justino C
Community Member
7 months ago

To each their own. Saying Mrs. Gostkowski-Rodriguez every time has gotta be exhausting though!

Pheebs
Community Member
7 months ago

I actually had a conversation with my now hubs before we got married, and he said it was completely up to me. He didn’t care if I changed my last name, just like now he doesn’t mind I don’t wear my ring (I don’t wear any jewelry other than a pair of earrings). As a nod to “tradition”, I hyphenated and sometimes just choose one or the other when I don’t feel like writing the whole lot. Besides my maiden name, Alcock, is just so awesomely bad I had to keep it. You could say I was feeling a little cocky in my choice. (Terrible, I know.)

Katinka Min
Community Member
7 months ago

I think it'S just creepy when women take theirs husband's name.

Peter Bear
Community Member
7 months ago

Heh. Well played. No... 'Best' response ever!

Andreas Best
Community Member
7 months ago

Lul

David Moody
Community Member
7 months ago

My mother didn't take my father's last name when my parents married, because she like her surname and didn't want to change it. Can cause some confusion when my mother gives her name over the phone and then people assume it's my father's name too.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
7 months ago

Uh... B/c my husband didn't want me to take his last name. :-)

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
7 months ago

You should have been happy with Domifour! What's wrong with him?

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#6

Coming Out

Coming Out

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

har har, flawless

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So ‘Technically the Truth’ is somewhere between (technically) the truth and dad jokes, having a ton of fun in the comfortable digital nook it’s carved out for itself.

Rule-wise, the subreddit puts a lot of emphasis on quality. So reposts are out (unless they’re older than 3 months) and you can actually get a temporary ban if you share certain controversial posts again.

The community also incentivizes its members (or ‘truthers’ as they’re known on the sub) to actually make good content and avoid ‘low effort’ and ‘lazy’ statements and titles. And it looks like it’s working because the quality’s great (and the member count proves it).

#7

Outstanding Move

Outstanding Move

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Adam C
Community Member
7 months ago

Avoid paying tax

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#8

Smart Teacher

Smart Teacher

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chrissy
Community Member
7 months ago

ha!

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#9

Hide Your Christians!

Hide Your Christians!

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
7 months ago

But then what do I feed my lion?

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#10

Interesting Title

Interesting Title

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
7 months ago

Bahahahaha mad respect for the guy in the comments

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#11

Amazing Comment

Amazing Comment

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JessG
Community Member
7 months ago

Like Veteran’s Day. It was started on 11/11/11, at 11:11

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#12

That's An Argument He Can Win

That's An Argument He Can Win

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Eric Law
Community Member
7 months ago

I saw a bumper sticker once that said "What if your mother had had an abortion?" I"m pretty sure if my mother had had an abortion I would not care.

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#13

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

I always hoped Neville would really be the chosen one cause Harry was often insufferable.

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#14

He Expertly Defied Logic

He Expertly Defied Logic

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Haha

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#15

A Penis Is Like Life...

A Penis Is Like Life...

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

Pfft, bahaha. I am so immature.

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#16

Fair Enough

Fair Enough

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El Dee
Community Member
7 months ago

A garage, rich parents and a loan/gift from said parents who supported them through the lean times..

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#17

Correct

Correct

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Didi Wong
Community Member
7 months ago

Went from :-O to :-|

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#18

This

This

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

WTF original post? If you need drugs to enjoy it you are doing someone terribly wrong.

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#19

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

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Bill
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I read that smoking and drinking are bad for your health. So I decided to stop reading. (Not really)

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#20

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

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Rissie
Community Member
7 months ago

Very accomplished.

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#21

Not His President

Not His President

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

Wasn't mine either, but he sure made life unpleasant for many people in America and indirectly in the rest of the world.

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#22

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
7 months ago

Hehe, reminds me of the documentary 'the last dance' where he's discribed as 'a former Chicago resident' XD https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/media/2020/05/01/obama-former-chicago-resident-last-dance/amp

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#23

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

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로희
Community Member
7 months ago

Enter the White House and bitch slap Donald Trump.

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#24

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
7 months ago

That's not even a question! Ariel chose land and legs, she didn't even want the sea anymore.

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#25

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
7 months ago

Exactly. Doesn't mean that somehow these civilisations communicated with each other, it proves that humans have been able to figure out the optimum way(s) to construct.

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#26

Why Is This Correct?

Why Is This Correct?

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MadDawg
Community Member
7 months ago

good on the dad jokes from day one ;)

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#27

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

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brukernavn340
Community Member
7 months ago

How often do you think about him?

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#28

I Mean, It Is

I Mean, It Is

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
7 months ago

That dude needs to be shut away, seriously.

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#29

Ask And You Shall Receive

Ask And You Shall Receive

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Richard is becoming hard to get along with, though.

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#30

Can Confirm

Can Confirm

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
7 months ago

this one made me laugh

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#31

Checkmate

Checkmate

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rspanther
Community Member
7 months ago

Seems legit.

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#32

I Don't Need No Dummy

I Don't Need No Dummy

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

My empathies lie with the poor crash-test dummies... especially when a whole family of them in a minivan is deliberately crashed into a wall.

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#33

Can’t Trust Anyone

Can’t Trust Anyone

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David K
Community Member
7 months ago

I am more concerned by the fact that a company called Apple never did anything around fruit...despite what Forrest Gump thinks :-)

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#34

Tasty Humans...

Tasty Humans...

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

Ah, the beauty of symbiotic natural relationships... Bless Mother Nature.

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#35

Cmon Google Assistant

Cmon Google Assistant

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David K
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh Google, you little...

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#36

We're Just Too Busy!!!

We're Just Too Busy!!!

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Bill
Community Member
7 months ago

"Diamonds aren't rare or intrinsically valuable" CEO of DeBeers cartel

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#37

Probably Yes

Probably Yes

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
7 months ago

What? Mine was $50.00

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#38

It’s True

It’s True

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
7 months ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

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#39

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh dear, poor guy drowned... o.O

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#40

Oh Phoebe

Oh Phoebe

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JessG
Community Member
7 months ago

Yikes, that’s dark

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#41

They're Dead

They're Dead

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

The reality is however planes regularly fly with dead people, and indeed it's not an emergency. Some companies have a dedicated broom cupboard/locker, most move them+family to first class, some to staff quarters, all struggle. There's interesting articles occasionally. I think the statistic is that at EVERY single (non-corona) moment there's over 100K people in the sky; even if healthy enough to travel, some of them die every day.

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#42

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
7 months ago

well he's not wrong!

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#43

Former Record Holder

Former Record Holder

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Ian Milne
Community Member
7 months ago

Love Alex Horne. My favourite was this: https://youtu.be/_52zdiltkRM

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#44

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
7 months ago

If your parents didn't have any children, chances are, you were delivered by a stork

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#45

Can’t Argue With That

Can’t Argue With That

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SushiPanda
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7 months ago

I mean, Alan is correct.

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#46

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
7 months ago

they really didn't even try on that one

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#47

You Can't Deny It....

You Can't Deny It....

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Wendillon
Community Member
7 months ago

Except there it's the professor giving you your rat so he can bang your single mom while you're gone.

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#48

In A Way?

In A Way?

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

I do not think it is a terrible thing to encourage a friend to be healthy... but a friend's role is to be supportive, not badgering.

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#49

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

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David K
Community Member
7 months ago

And now Flush Away! OIP-5fae5d...da59b9.jpg OIP-5fae5ddda59b9.jpg

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#50

Exactly Bro

Exactly Bro

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

He is yet the elected guy in a democracy. Showing support is just perfect, if actions follow.

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