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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3 months ago

This should be higher

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#2

I Am Iron Man

I Am Iron Man

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Sasy
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3 months ago

Ooooooooo

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#3

Its Bigger I Swear!

Its Bigger I Swear!

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Sasy
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3 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
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3 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
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3 months ago

What a stupid OP actually.

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#6

Coming Out

Coming Out

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Hans
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3 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
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3 months ago

Avoid paying tax

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#8

Smart Teacher

Smart Teacher

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chrissy
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3 months ago

ha!

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#9

Hide Your Christians!

Hide Your Christians!

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Pungent Sauce
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3 months ago

But then what do I feed my lion?

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#10

Interesting Title

Interesting Title

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3 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
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3 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
3 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.

sorlag110
Community Member
3 months ago

Here's some random but topical Greek legend: When Diogenes was asked how he'd like to be buried after his death, he answered "Throw me outside the city walls and give me a stick to fend off the animals" whereby he was asked "If you lack awareness how would you use a stick?", and he answered "If I lack awareness then why should I care what happens to me after my death?"

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Leo Domitrix
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3 months ago

Hmmm.... keep open the clinic where I get my pap smear, or the place that tells me I'm going to hell? .... Yeah, no contest.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
3 months ago

And where the heck are people like Life Long Vol when those babies are born? Fighting for better health care, education, environmental protections, or a living minimum wage? Nope, "protecting" the next batch of fetuses by voting for people who want to eliminate anti-pollution measures and give fat tax breaks to billionaires.

Ian Milne
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant!

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

Not really sure how a cluster of cells is considered a baby, but then again they don’t consider the baby anything once it’s born so 🤷🏻‍♀️

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 months ago

There are no babies involved in abortions.

Purr·maid
Community Member
3 months ago

Sometimes I wonder which is worse, having an abortion or bringing a child into this world of hatred & violence. I absolutely LOVE my 2 kids & couldn't imagine life without them. But there have been (& will continue to be) plenty of times that I wish I could spare them from the CRAP that goes on in this world.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
3 months ago

I support abortion rights, and also the right to have children. The antinatalist argument makes no sense to me. The world can be a bad place but it can also be a good place, and most people choose to stick around.

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blugeagua
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3 months ago

Also, they're not babies, they're fetuses.

Hannah M
Community Member
3 months ago

Fetus comes from the Latin "fetus" which means offspring

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Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
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3 months ago

It is so infuriating that people want to stop another woman's right to choose for her body. Hell, I am not in favor of someone repeatedly getting abortions but I would not tell that person thet can't do it in fact, I don't even know who those people are so how can they affect me? But, for the 14 year old raped by her dad, the lady who finds out she will die if she continues the pregnancy, and rhey go to the back alley with a coat hanger.

blugeagua
Community Member
3 months ago

Also a fetus is not a baby YET. Its still just a fetus, a clump of cells and tissue.

James
Community Member
3 months ago

Not a pro life voter, but don’t you think this oversimplifies it quite a bit? There’s a big difference between a blastocyst and a fetus. I don’t see how anyone can look at A fetus and see a “clump.” I don’t see how anyone can look at a fetus beyond the fist trimester and not see a human being. There’s no simple solutions to this issue and failing to see the ethical and moral dilemmas inherent in the issue empowers extreme positions on both sides.

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Go Hawks
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3 months ago

If I may add my 2 cents; I had wished I was aborted. My first 20 years were misery. But, as I was able to escape, I was able to have an impact in ways that one couldn't have without my experience. And although I'm sure someone else could have taken my place in all the situations I've been in, my being there united people in ways that were unique to my existance, and allowed my family to end up in a safe place (I have disabled people in my life; my ability allowed us all to move together to a house which wouldn't have happened otherwise). This is not a diss at all on anyone who has chosen abortion; it is a very hard decision & situation. I'm just saying things might not end up as bad as you expect. Someone once responded to my question of what is the point of being here by saying that it's not what you get in life, it's how you change someone else's. Just putting out my side of the story, and absolutely not in hate💗

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

If an asteroid was heading for the Earth and we had a ship ready to only take "essential things", churches won't be on the list.

Kimberley McMillan
Community Member
3 months ago

Especially if it was nap time.

Michael Cartledge
Community Member
3 months ago

neither would we

Anonymous Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Not wrong.

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

👍

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
3 months ago

There are 50 fertilized frozen embryos on one side of the room & a 5-year-old child on the other. Building is on fire. Only time to save one or the other. Which do you save? Your answer tells us whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, and also whether you are a monster.

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 month ago

How is a healthy pregnant mother a health concern? Do you consider a baby a parasitic tumor?

Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

They did a study that found when abotion became legal that crime rates had dropped in 15 to 20 years, Why ? because there were less poor mothers raising poor unwanted children. Kids who ended up on the streets, in foster care, uneducated and jobless. Turning to crime, prostitution and drugs to survive.

Peter Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

If you're going to be 'pro-life', then you're not allowed to be against government-funded health care and other 'socialist' platforms that serve no purpose other than to improve quality of life.

Malcolm Rutledge
Community Member
3 months ago

They aren't "pro-life", they are "pro-punish-women-for-having-sex". They aren't usually even anti-abortion. If they were, they would support efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, such as free birth control, and comprehensive sex-ed.

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Pink
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3 months ago

o-o well.... um.... NOT IF THEY GRAB YOUR LEG!!!!! >:3

Grace DuBose
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3 months ago

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BoredDragon
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3 months ago

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Lauren Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s awful

hayden
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, you could.

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago

All the comments are about abortion, what about Church as healthcare? It's my mental healthcare, denied to me.

Truxxton
Community Member
2 months ago

Bible is a fiction, you can get “mental healthcare” by go to see a real doctor who spent years in medical schools learning from “non-fiction” textbooks and practices. There’s a reason why “going to churches” to fix your mental problems not covered by legit health insurance. BTW, your god just whispered in my ears wants me to tell you to wire me $10,000. Just like Kenneth Copeland says god told him tell you people to buy him LearjetS so he doesn’t have to travel with Santans commercially.

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Ian Taggart
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3 months ago

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I think abortions should be reserved for people like my mother who would certainly die if they had one more child.

Gail Cloutier
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3 months ago

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Abortion is not "healthcare" it's murder...

googlygoogly
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3 months ago

So how many children born to parents who hate and abuse them have you adopted, Gail?

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olek olok
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3 months ago

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...unborn babies

Michael Cartledge
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3 months ago

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probaby the only way nonvember could win a deate....

Truth Monster
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3 months ago

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Would an abortion be considered an elective surgery?

Paizleypie
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3 months ago

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Abortion is not "healthcare".

Exquisite Spam
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3 months ago

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Especially 600k dead babies.

Michael J.
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3 months ago

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sad sub-human....I'd take 1 child over this boar

Oměj Šalamounek
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3 months ago (edited)

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Instead of murder other person dont get pregnant be responsible. Easy

Marcellus the Third
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3 months ago

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They're just arguing for the fun of it as nobody reading this will change their opinion. He's blatantly wrong in his first post anyways --- church is mental healthcare, it's a therapy just like thousands of others; some more successful some less, some more costly some less.

Wendillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Can't classify it as mental healthcare since, although very beneficial to the mental health of some, it's the cause of many mental health problems in others. Churches are spiritual care, which you can easily get at home.

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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
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3 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
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3 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
3 months ago

Pfft, bahaha. I am so immature.

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#16

Fair Enough

Fair Enough

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El Dee
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3 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
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3 months ago

Went from :-O to :-|

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#18

This

This

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Hans
Community Member
3 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
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3 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
3 months ago

Very accomplished.

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#21

Not His President

Not His President

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 months ago

this one made me laugh

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#31

Checkmate

Checkmate

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rspanther
Community Member
3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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.
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3 months ago

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

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#40

Oh Phoebe

Oh Phoebe

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JessG
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 months ago

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

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