I don’t know about you, Pandas, but cool facts are like Pringles to me: once you have one, then you want another, and soon enough you just can’t stop yourself from having more and more. And I’m not the only one with an appetite for learning new things!

A whopping 1.2 million people follow the ‘Weird Facts’ Instagram page and they can’t get enough of the tantalizing trivia it shares on their social media feeds. We’ve collected some of the most interesting history and science facts shared by the page for you to enjoy as well, dear Readers, so have a scroll down and upvote the ones that you found interesting and surprising.

Did any of these facts change how you view the world? Did you by any chance know every single fact in this article? Do you have any cool trivia to share with all the other Pandas? You can share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions in the comment section. Ready to learn some awesome stuff? Let’s go!

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Julieandthephatones
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4 months ago

thank you 🙏

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Moxxie️‍️️‍ The Queer
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4 months ago

wow

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Buren
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4 months ago

What a great man

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The ‘Weird Facts’ Instagram project eventually grew so large that its founder decided to branch out and create a trivia learning app. There are over 900 random, interesting, and genuine facts that you can learn and then wow your friends and family over dinner with. Some trivia might sound strange, true, but it’s all been double and triple-checked by ‘Weird Facts.’

Bored Panda has analyzed the topics of media literacy and how we can distinguish between true and false facts in quite a lot of detail before. Last week, I spoke to Steven Wooding, who is a member of the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom, who elaborated on what kind of mindset a true, curious, impartial scientist ought to have.

 "Scientists have to be curious about how the world works and persistent in their work, as it may take years for it to pay off. Creativity to imagine what might be possible and attention to detail to gain knowledge are also very important," Steven told Bored Panda during an interview.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

You go, ladies!

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Mazer
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4 months ago

It’s sad that the women had to shut down the country to get heard and taken seriously

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Dolly Parton is a queen.

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"We have to be open-minded to new facts and let data guide the way, rather than just what we think. On the other hand, we should also be critical of data. One experiment doesn’t make a fact. A fact comes from experiments that can be repeated and verified many times over."

According to the researcher, the advent of internet newsfeeds and platforms like TikTok and Twitter has shortened our attention spans. As a result, we tend to have a lower tolerance for long-form content that requires more focus and energy from us.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Good boi!

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

This is wholesome for the father and daughter. But it's sad on so many levels. Not only is this discrimination against single and gay parents, but they are also treating disabled children with so much disregard. I'm happy for the father, but there is so much to ponder about here.

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

weeeell done !!!! thumbs-up 1 million time :D

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"If you feel you are time-pressured, it’s probably only natural that you don’t want to invest a chunk of time on one article but instead scan the headlines to get lots of little bits of information. I have certainly noticed myself being less likely to read a long article unless it’s something that genuinely interests me," he said that on the one hand, we’re saving time, but on the other hand, we’re staying at a very superficial level of information.

"The negative impact is that we won’t reach a deeper level of understanding of something and end up missing out. This is ironic, as people today rush around trying not to miss out on things," Steven told Bored Panda.

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
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4 months ago

This really moooooves me...

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

Forget just letting him off the hook - he deserves a goddamn medal for that.

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

Great man

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"It’s essential to have a growth mindset and realize that you probably know very little. We can only gain more profound knowledge of the world by investing time in exploring it. This issue goes back to short attention spans, which gives us a broad, but shallow spread of knowledge. Take the time to read a book on a subject, and you are bound to learn more," the expert gave some advice, urging everyone to build their patience for content that isn’t just bite-sized.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Wholesome.

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

Jerks. I'm glad she beat them at their own game.

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Ronit Mohan
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4 months ago

Upvote for the hard work!!!

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Meanwhile, entertainment and pop culture expert Mike Sington from Hollywood explained to me that there’s a broad range of red flags we have to look out for that might indicate that a fact or a source might be unreliable.

"Red flags to watch out for that a claim may be fake: it's outlandish, it's too good to be true, you haven't seen the claim anywhere else, you've never heard the source, the source isn't reputable, you can't find two other sources making the same claim, your gut tells you, ‘this can't be true,'" Mike told shared with Bored Panda.

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

True love and dedication right there

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

what a lovely heart

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

A real hero! Chapeau bas!

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"The rise of social media has decreased the reliability of information because misinformation can spread so quickly before it can be corrected," the expert said that one basic thing we can do to check the reliability of a fact is… to start off with a simple and humble Google search. We should be on the lookout for additional sourcing and evidence. If we can’t find anything, we should remain skeptical.

"Do this and think before reposting or you may be contributing to the problem. Amplification doesn’t make a claim true or accurate," he said.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Aww...!! Doodlebug loves a hug!

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago (edited)

an article from oct. 2021 : “physical wounds were healing, but the (post-traumatic stress disorder) is manifesting itself more all the time.”. The most beautiful is his response after accepting shooter's apology : “I am not God to make the decision to kill him or not. That’s not my decision. My decision is to be a better person and to change the world for every kid. I don’t want this to happen to anybody again. It hurts. It hurts. It really hurts. So, I am just going to keep going. That’s it.”

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

wow

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Mike said that sources like Associated Press, Reuters, and The New York Times can be considered to be trustworthy. "They employ fact-checkers and editors that ensure the information they post is correct. They’re basically doing the research and homework for you. There are literally too many online sources to list that can’t be trusted and should be avoided. Anyone can basically post anything they want… proceed with caution," he told Bored Panda.

"Our attention spans have been reduced to mere seconds at a time because that’s the way information and entertainment is fed to us now. People get tiny bite-sized bits of news by scrolling a Twitter feed, they entertain themselves by scrolling quickly through Instagram and TikTok. It’s creating a habit that doesn’t have to be," he said.

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

I love this! They are so beautiful.

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

Hooray. Now clean up all the other beaches and enjoy!

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Honesty is the best policy and pay off!!! So thankful for this lady's kindness to help make a change in this mans life. Very wholesome

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"The good news is there’s plenty of long-form entertainment and news available, you just have to seek it out. I believe the benefit is worth it. I’ve discovered it improves your ability to focus, it’s more calming, you retain more information, and it gives you a more balanced and nuanced view of the world.”

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Dangerous but good for one health as a result. Glad he was okay afterwards.

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

Great thing! I completely get him👍

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Luttjetrut
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4 months ago

Those guys are not paramedics, they are wearing police uniforms.

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

This is wholesome!

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

That's really nice but $140,000 for Uni?? WOW.

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

aaawwww :')

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

The universe's way of apologising to the guy. :p

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Kay blue
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4 months ago

I did not need to cry today, thanks BP!

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imontape
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4 months ago

That cat could not look more smug lol

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

That was a smart move.

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago (edited)

I read a novel once which opens with a pony getting stuck in the sand at the beach. The owner and her mother end up going "oh well, whatcha gonna do", shrugging and going home, leaving the poor thing to its fate! Then when they come back the next day and find out someone else has rescued the poor animal and taken it away they actually have the gall to be upset about it. I was so infuriated I stopped reading and never finished the book.

Mermaid Elle-Jaye
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4 months ago (edited)

Weirdly one of my mums (she’s a wildlife officer for qld) saved an abused dog (chihuahua cross) that a 5yr old had thrown by her back leg against a wall after swinging her around, then stomping on her head crushing her skull, the owners basically said “f$&@ it” and so mums paid for the operations through work and their money and decided to adopt her after charging the old owners, then the old owners abused my mums for doing so wanted her back cos it was their ‘child’s first pet’. So ridiculous, anyways pumpkin is turning 17 next month 😂 she has had a very happy life away from that evil family. Literally blown away to come home and see her alive and well still 😝

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

I'm imaging the scene from the Neverending Story, where Artax, Atreyu's horse is swallowed by the Swamps of Sadness. Except this one has a much happier ending. 🥺

J Ko
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4 months ago

I cried over Artax every time.

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Altea
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4 months ago

Atreyu and Artax

mcborge1
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4 months ago

That was the first thing that came to my mind too.

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RoseTheMad
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4 months ago

reminds me of Artax from Neverending Story :( I'm glad this horse survived though, respect to the owner!

Jessicah Taylor
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1 month ago

Technically Artax survived too

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Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Those must have been three harrowing hours!

Deja Katz
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4 months ago

The Neverending Storrrryyyy

housea
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4 months ago

Artax!!

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

Way to go Nicole and thank you!

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
4 months ago

Horses are the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Elvis Bellini
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4 months ago

Let's celebrate Nicole saving her horse with her love & dedication to keep him alive. I hope they both had a long, long hug after getting out of the mud. Reality can often be better than a novel.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine did this in the first 20 minutes that she was in her new pasture. She only sank to the bottom of her belly/top of her legs. Thank goodness the fire department was nearby and had a sling to get her silly self out!

Eva Verde
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4 months ago

Artax wasn't that lucky, even though Atreyu tried to save him :(

Cathelijne Van
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4 months ago (edited)

In the Netherlands there was a storm and the meadows flooded closing in a group of horses. They couldn't get them out as they were very scared and wild. A girl who lived nearby came up with the idea of riding her horse to the group of horses and then turning around hoping they would follow... And they did! Owner was an ass though as there were storm warnings and he didn't. Bring the horses to safety. https://youtu.be/i6vSvOw-4U4

Miss Frankfurter
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4 months ago

Amazing love. Amazing strength, in so many ways. Thank you Nicloe for your devotion to your horse.

Lara Verne
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4 months ago

Neverending story! Fortunately this horse survived.

RandomHumanBean
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4 months ago

oh poor baby i hope the horse was okay!

Clare Is great
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4 months ago

He was fine

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janel jones
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4 months ago

I thought it was from the neverending story. glad the horse was ok.

zoponex
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4 months ago

As is only right. The horse would do the same for her any day.

Oopsydaisy
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4 months ago

Oh no! PTSD flashbacks to Neverending Story!

pat hayes
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4 months ago

omgomgomgomg!! my heart just did a flip....my horse was killed by a truck that never stopped....just left him there to die.....

Ozymandias73
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4 months ago

I immediately think of Artax from the Neverending Story

Sarah Beth
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4 months ago

I don't know if everyone realizes just how heavy a downed horse's head and neck can be... But it would likely be VERY difficult to hold your beloved horse's head above the mud for so long. Good job, Nicole!

Salvador M. Convocar
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4 months ago

Wow!!!

Braineating Spleen
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4 months ago

ATREYU!!

Jean Vogler
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4 months ago

Atreu and Artex

boone williams
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4 months ago

"AAAARRRTAAAXXXX!!!!!"

Veronica Connelly
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4 months ago

This is giving me hella neverending story vibes dude

Jody Whitmarsh
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4 months ago

ATRAAAAYUUUU!

Brian Bennett
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4 months ago

That's the kind of woman I hope I would be in that situation! There may be some hope for mankind!

Patricia Gilbert
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4 months ago

That's love right there

Eagle Girl
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4 months ago

The Strength of True Love. We should all be so blessed to love someone so much.

Katy Lass
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4 months ago

Artax! Is that you?!

Geordie Girl
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4 hours ago

I bet that was no easy feat!!

J. Brown
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1 week ago

The love you can have for your pets

Laurie Browne
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1 week ago

I'd like to know how the horse became stuck in the first place?

Monica Isnota Robot
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3 weeks ago

All I see is Atreyu's horse giving up in the Neverending Story and I'm messed up all over again because of it

Roxy Eastland
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3 weeks ago

Blimey, they must both have been beyond exhausted.

Craig Prins
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4 weeks ago

Artax!!

Maureen Ganley
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1 month ago

Why wouldn't a human being do what ever possible to save an animal? That's what we are supposed to do.

Linda Aspromonte
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1 month ago

So glad! Great they are both well.

Carmen G
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1 month ago

What a wonderful caring soul.

Jaclyn
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1 month ago

Nicole 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

mysticalasDUCK
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1 month ago

This reminds me of the horse from never ending story

James Dunbar
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1 month ago

Upvote

Nita
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1 month ago

That's her baby...would you do less?

John Kennedy Silveira
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1 month ago

Would she.do that for another human

mariko ford
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1 month ago

Loyalty and dedication. So beautiful.

Jessicah Taylor
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1 month ago

Ok Atrayu😏

Chai-Tea_XD
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1 month ago

Very kind. She has a beautiful heart

mercy r
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1 month ago

I'm appaled there's people who wouldn't do whatever it took to save their pets or any animal.

DAISY
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2 months ago (edited)

TALK ABOUT LOVE! BLESS HER HEART! I AM SO GLAD THINGS ENDED WELL! 😊

Julia McElroy
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2 months ago

It's like the never ending story but the horse survives. Life better than fiction 💓

Derek Still
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2 months ago

What a great love story

Sabrina Slater-Warren
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2 months ago

Mary Julia McIntyre
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2 months ago

Love this

Sarah Mccullough
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2 months ago

ARTEX!!!

Trish Dumas
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2 months ago

💕

wyledawg
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2 months ago

Atreyuuu!!!!!

sadfrog
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2 months ago

:)

Marla Celeri
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2 months ago

3³rrr

Melvetta Bowles
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2 months ago

What you do for LOVE, a person or animal

Talia Mclaren
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2 months ago

amazing woman

Carol Hicks
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2 months ago

That's love folks

Monica Isnota Robot
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2 months ago

This reminds me of that scene with Atreyu in the Neverending Story when his horse gets stuck. 😭

Natalie Cavendish
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3 months ago

Is this the Neverending Story?

Baloo l'orso della giungla
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3 months ago

Artax vibes. I'm crying.

Charlotte Oliver
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3 months ago

https://www.today.com/pets/woman-battles-3-hours-save-her-stuck-horse-rising-tide-243563

Thomas Turnbull
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3 months ago

What an amazing g woman

Illy Bug
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3 months ago

Artaxxx

Darlene Anderson
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3 months ago

❤ 💙 💜

Vicky Zar
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3 months ago (edited)

You sure this is not a scene from The neverending story? That kid (and their outfit) sure looks like Atreyu.

Victor P.
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3 months ago

"Artax, no! Don't give in to the sadness!"

Wendy Geiger
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3 months ago

Not a great day at the beach

OUSSAMA AGZOUL
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3 months ago

he grabbed the horse with all his force and waited long for donkey kong who helped the horse

Julee LaChette
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3 months ago

ARTAX!

Julee LaChette
Community Member
3 months ago

ARTAX!

Brandy Dor
Community Member
3 months ago

I watched a movie about a horse that got stuck in the mud once, he gave up all hope and perished, but then his owner saves the world with a boy named bastion and they ride a dog dragon and name a little girl and chase bullies into a dumpster

Devil's Advocate
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3 months ago

Atreyu

Tran Phung
Community Member
3 months ago

I can’t feel my arm when I’m with you, cause I love you.

Draga Millani
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3 months ago

Neverending Story swamp scene in real life

Denice Bankston
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3 months ago

Looks like Artex and Atreau

axolotl
Community Member
3 months ago

it's the never ending story 1 all over again

Andy Hinds
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3 months ago

I hope they were rescued. Getting stuck in mud can mean it's impossible to escape, even with help.

Karen Hock
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3 months ago

Love

Amanda Sinclair-Moore
Community Member
3 months ago

"Artax dont let the saddens of the swamp get to you! You have to try, you have to care. Your my friend i love you. " I have never been the same since that movie.

Racing Around With Unicorns
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3 months ago

Bless her!

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
3 months ago

aka LOVE... beautiful...

shado
Community Member
3 months ago

all animals need care and love ... sad how people don't give them even their most basic dues most times

Mine Truly
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean, of course. Who wouldn't do that for their own pet? Would be more heartwarming if it were a random stranger who is also afraid of horses.

Stacie Rios
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4 months ago

I thought this was a picture from one of the Neverending Story movies and was confused.

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4 months ago

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Daniel Marsh
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4 months ago

Nicole Graham is a mermaid, right?

Katinka Min
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4 months ago

Honestly, I'd stay out for three days for my dog if that would keep her from dying - and the bond to a horse can be just as strong.

Jill Tremblay
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4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCJLyM4Fgw I would have stayed with my boy too !

Amanda Joyce
Community Member
4 months ago

Probably shouldnt have had the horse out there to begin with.. judging by her outfit, it was probably a photoshoot or something. Who rides horse wearing fishnet and a bikini top?

Keisha
Community Member
4 months ago

I grew up on a horse farm and people have no clue how delicate they actually are. A simple stomach ache can kill them.

Leslie Jabine
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4 months ago

How did it get stuck in the first place?

Andrew Thornton
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4 months ago

I thought that was the scene from never ending story ...

Erin Marie
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4 months ago

This reminds me of a scene from The Never Ending Story. So sad! But so happy they were saved! ❤

Engelhafen
Community Member
4 months ago

Horses are awesome

Huddo's sister
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me of the trilogy that comes after Tomorrow When the War Began, where the protagonist returns home to her families' farm after the war and has to try and save her cows who were stuck in the mud.

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4 months ago

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DAISY
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4 months ago

She "DIDN'T" LOVE THAT HORSE, DID SHE?!

Luis Hernandez Dauajare
Community Member
4 months ago

Was he at the swamps of sadness, maybe?