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
Community Member
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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Community Member
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.

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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
3 months ago

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

von Funnyname
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

100% sure that Neville got rid of the last Horcrux, and in turn, was the only reason Harry could step in and "save the day". If he hadn't gotten the SoG, Harry would have been dead as disco. Neville WAS the hero.

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Анна Стасішина
Community Member
3 months ago

Wrong question, lady in pink. The right one is: What if Tom Riddle's mother had a chance to have an abortion?

Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

*slow claps*

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Wendillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Can't we also counter this with "If Merope Riddle had an abortion Harry Potter would still have his parents?".

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

Brent, does it hurt to be that stupid?

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Aria Whitaker
Community Member
3 months ago

On another note...if Hitlers mother had an abortion, we would have 6 million more Jewish and other minority citizens NOT slaughtered, and some may still even be with us.

Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

But here is the problem. You don't want these babies aborted, neither do I, but you also don't want to give the baby and it's mom affordable healthcare or affordable child care or paid family leave so the parents can care for the baby. So this is not a child with the tools to succeed in life

Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

Hi Hannah, Sorry you got down voted... in the united states the same politicians (or political party) who are anti abortion are anti paid family leave and birth control. "Abortion clinics" are usually women's health clinics - so defunding them would only take away services from women who need them.

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Eric Law
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorta-related fun fact: if you're "one in a million", that means there are 7,500 people on the planet exactly like you.

Hugo McColl
Community Member
3 months ago

Define "fun" facts.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

I have no idea what any of this means except “Harry Potter.” I know tons of people read HP, but to me it seems kinda dumb to use this as an anti choice argument because it’s a kid’s fantasy book with wizards and dragons or whatever. Like they could just magic the baby out of her if they wanted to, it’s a fantasy land where abortions wouldn’t really ever apply.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

The irony of your comment, James. Both obsessed with a book so much and simultaneously semi-literate to the point where you act like it’s the only book. Get a fućking life, dork.

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Queen Jackson.
Community Member
3 months ago

I WAS GONNA SAY NEVILLE I FELT SO GENIUS UNTIL I SCROLLED A LITTLE DOWN IM GONNA CRY

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
3 months ago

pat pat

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Alethia Nyx
Community Member
3 months ago

Also why would Lily Potter have wanted an abortion? She was happily married to the man she loved, young, healthy and financially stable.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
3 months ago

So am I but I’d still abort a pregnancy in a heartbeat.

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
3 months ago

I KNOW, this must be a person who never read the books and only watched the movies. I doubt she knows peeves exists.

Queen Jackson.
Community Member
3 months ago

I’ve only read the books and I’ve never watched the movies ;-) I heard they were also good though

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Riddle's Mom could have aborted him too though :D

David Moody
Community Member
3 months ago

Much better solution IMO.

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Animal lover❤
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't use harry potter to justify your opinion on abortion!

Soap
Community Member
3 months ago

YES Neville is Awesome!!

deanna woods
Community Member
3 months ago

I meant this is the most moronic pro life I ever heard. I don't know why I said pro choice. I am pro choice.

Milda Dell
Community Member
3 months ago

how about Hitler?

Viviane
Community Member
3 months ago

Citing a book about wizards is a quirky way to take a stand, but citing fiction strikes me as a pretty shaky argument. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used a torture scene from "24" to argue in favour of torture. Next up: some lazy a$$ mind argues against conservation: "We can always bring back whooping cranes and orangutans. Didn't you see Jurassic Park?!"

Emir
Community Member
3 months ago

Neville for Minister of Magic!

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
3 months ago

Not related to the abortion thing, but I'm kinda getting sick of people saying they wish Neville was the chosen one. I agree he very well could have been, and I also agree he would have made a great main character, but that would ruin half the story. It's called Harry Potter, not Neville Longbottom (which, by the way, sounds like a pretty dumb name for a book after hearing Harry Potter so often). The Dursleys wouldn't be in it at all (cause it wouldn't be about Harry of course) Snape wouldn't have that much of a major role (as lily may or may not have died still, but we wouldn't see him much as he didn't like Harry cause of Harrys father etc etc) Ron and Hermione may not have become friends with Neville as fast as they did harry (though they may have so take that away if you don't agree). the marauders, while wormtail was an important character, wouldn't matter anymore. (1)

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
3 months ago

And Neville grew up in the wizarding world so it completely takes away from the immersion of the main character learning along with the reader. I can go on, but I'm just gonna wrap it up. What I'm trying to say is that if Neville was the chosen one, he'd be the main character and the story wouldn't be the wizarding world story we all know and love. It'd be Neville Longbottom, not Harry Potter. I'm sure there could be many things that could make a story about Neville being the star a good story, but it'll never beat the original Harry Potter series. Everything and everyone that makes the series the story that it is, are there because Harry is there. Without harry there'll be no wizarding world. And everything we've grown to love about the series will be gone. Oh yeah, forgot to write in the first comment (got to the character limit) I'm only really talking to the people who are more serious about Neville being the chosen one. Like saying Harry shouldn't have been etc etc.

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Anonymous Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

THANK YOU! I found oit recently my mom had no idea. I am literally the only one in my family who has read the books other than my older brother.

Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
1 month ago

HHAHAAAHAHAHHAH LMAO AS A POTTERHEAD YES!

John Baker
Community Member
3 months ago

If Merope Gaunt had had an abortion, there wouldn't have been a Voldemort.

Thomas Robb
Community Member
3 months ago

Neville was the chosen one. The sword of Gryffindor will only present itself to one who is worthy. Neville pulled the sword from the sorting hat and destroyed the final horcrux.

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

"Read"? You're pushing your luck there. Try "watch" the movie. We're talking Millennials here, remember. lol

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

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Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
3 months ago

havent read harry potter in a long time so i have no clue what you are talking about rn :p

qwerty
Community Member
3 months ago

If Harry hadn't existed, Neville would have defeated Voldemort.

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Ian Taggart
Community Member
3 months ago

YES!

Jjjane20
Community Member
3 months ago

Everyone could stop him, because he and Harry wouldn't be connected to each other and also quite bad example for a try to get rid of woman rights to make a decision about their lives/health/future.

Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
3 months ago

Shame Voldemort's mother didn't have one.

Katinka Min
Community Member
3 months ago

I do love the username stalinchristmasspecial :-D

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
3 months ago

There is something just goofy about that whole picture.

Spinaap
Community Member
3 months ago

and Potter was was the child they wanted, not unwanted ...

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
3 months ago

Lmao Hermione Granger.

Truth Monster
Community Member
3 months ago

If Lily had gotten an abortion, then Voldemort would have marked Neville Longbottom as his equal and the books would still ensue. However, getting an abortion in this case might have saved her from at least that death, as Voldy would have no reason to notice her without the Chosen One.

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3 months ago

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Bored panda, sweetie, honey, I love ya, but stopppppp with the politicsss. I come here to get awayyy from the polictssss

Viviane
Community Member
3 months ago

Poor thing. I know, it's hard. Maybe you could ask for trigger warnings? Maybe Bored Panda could include warnings, such as "May include political statements". It's not a problem for me, but I understand that some people are very sensitive.

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3 months ago

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This is one of most moronic pro choice arguments I have ever read. Read the book lady.

StealTheFruit
Community Member
3 months ago

The woman with the sign is pro-life. Pro-life is against abortion and female's right to their own body. Pro=choice is supportive of abortion and female's rights to their own body.

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#14

He Expertly Defied Logic

He Expertly Defied Logic

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Hans
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.
Community Member
3 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
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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