While some of the things we learn don't necessarily make us smarter, they can definitely arouse our desire to learn more. Or at least help us continue our stalling conversations. And Twitter account WTF Facts is dedicated to collecting and sharing these random tidbits of information. From celebrity lifestyle to international relations, the project covers a wide range of topics, which is probably the reason why its feed remains so fresh and interesting. Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular tweets WTF Facts have ever released!

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Mr Red
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1 month ago

I just got smth in my eye

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Knowing obscure facts isn't just fun. It's also good for our mental health. For example, experts say that playing trivia games can provide a dopamine rush much like gambling, but without the negative effects. 

Even if our trivia games differ, the benefits are there. Whether we're playing Trivial Pursuit at home or attending a pub trivia night, the basic premise remains the same: we experience the thrill of providing correct answers to questions about lesser-known facts.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Sweet Girl

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BananaJo
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1 month ago

I mean...it isn't wrong

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"You get a rush or a neuroreward signal or a dopamine burst from winning,” John Kounios, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in applied cognitive and brain sciences at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, told Healthline. “I think whenever you’re challenged with a trivia question and you happen to know it, you get a rush. It’s sort of like gambling.”

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TotalPotterhead
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1 month ago

A true hero

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

Another one, who died way too early :-(

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Maris madness
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1 month ago

What a hero

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Kounios said the benefits can also be similar to those of playing a video game.

However, unlike gambling and even video games, Kounios said trivia is generally not a problematic habit.

“I don’t think there are any pitfalls,” he said. “Like anything else that’s fun, it takes up time.”

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Good on you, Jarret!

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Good job, dude!

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BananaJo
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1 month ago

Shut up, I'm not crying

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A librarian from California, Sarah Kishler, loves trivia games and enjoys attending a monthly pub trivia night in which a team of librarians participates.

"Learning facts so that I can get better at trivia is definitely a passion of mine," she told Healthline. "Getting a question right is definitely very satisfying to me."

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LottieH
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1 month ago

I laughed way too hard at this 😂😂

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

The world misses her.

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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1 month ago

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Wonder if that was regulated after Hitler? Hmmmm???

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Over the past decade or so, pub trivia nights that are popular in the United Kingdom appear to have grown in other parts of Europe and the United States.

Enthusiasts like Kishler enjoy getting to interact with people at these events, especially compared to electronic trivia games.

She has learned that doing well at these social trivia games gives her "a feeling of validation" and increases her self-esteem.

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BananaJo
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1 month ago

Yes. Just, that's all I have to say!

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Andy Acceber
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1 month ago

#goals

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River Webb
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1 month ago

yeah Disney often adapts its stories to be appropriate for children, eventually leading everybody to only remember the Disney version and not the original

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"I love general knowledge, geography, literature, music, science trivia," Kishler explained. "I just love to accumulate knowledge. I like the exercise that it gives my brain and memory."

She doesn't think of herself as a competitive person but nevertheless enjoys getting a bit amped up at trivia games.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Whoever would have thunk it?

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River Webb
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1 month ago

wise words from a wise man

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Paizleypie
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1 month ago

The ultimate treasure!

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“People really like to have some expertise on something and the brain is very good at focusing on things that you’re interested in,” Deborah Stokes, Ph.D., L.P.C., B.C.N., a psychologist in Virginia, who focuses on neurotherapy, told Healthline.

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TotalPotterhead
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1 month ago

It’s F l o a t i n g

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ivan bolitekurac
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1 month ago (edited)

Oh deer

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River Webb
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1 month ago

she was an amazing woman, her death was such a tragedy

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According to Stokes, learning large bodies of knowledge can often start with trivia. And people who are interested in trivia can be brainy, have a high IQ, and be smart on a lot of levels.

However, Kounios said that people aren’t necessarily better at trivia games just because they’re more educated.

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Láďa Durchánek
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1 month ago

I can barely draw a stick figure and if instructions have more than one step it is safer to write them down.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago (edited)

that's way better than a Emmy award

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Rod Egret
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1 month ago

If it's true it's brilliant!

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"Some people soak up facts,” Kounios added. "Plenty of people with a lot more education may not remember what they had for breakfast yesterday morning."

"In typical people, my observation, not backed up by any research, is that their interest in trivia is confined to topics that they are generally interested in. So if a person is very interested in history, then they may either seek out history trivia, or they might just naturally pick it up in the course of learning about nontrivial aspects of history."

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

I love Dave Grohl, but he isn't the only artist to have done this....

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Paizleypie
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1 month ago

WHY is this not one of the Wonders of the World?

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Cindy Lu
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1 month ago

Meghan Markle gonna be pissed.

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Stokes pointed out that trying to retain information about things we're interested in can be like a good exercise for the frontal cortex as the brain ages.

"That’s the first thing to go with injury or with age if we don’t use it," she said.

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So one bulb is strong evidence???

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Cue “Twilight Zone” music

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

They look smitten with each other

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Of course, it's completely understandable if the pandemic has drained your brain of the desire to learn and flooded it with boredom and tiredness instead. In an earlier Bored Panda interview, Lenore Skenazy, the president of Let Grow and the founder of the Free-Range-Kids movement, said that before we can become curious again, we have to do the hard part: get off the couch. Force yourself out the door. Why? Because beyond your four walls, things are never exactly the same. Weather, animals, people, sounds, smells, clouds—they’re all swirling about."

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S. Tor Storm
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1 month ago

Actually, she served in WWI and also helped defeat the romans

Alan Green
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1 month ago

And she was responsible for the big bang.

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Bakugo Katsuki
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1 month ago

She took the Immortality pill....and she is still a badass, you go Queen

Joseph OReilly
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1 month ago

Why do the Europeans have such awesome leaders and we just have a sentient Cheeto with a hero complex

Slune
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1 month ago

And a senile puppet,too

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Oleander
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1 month ago

She was here before the dinosaurs, and will still bury us all and dance on our graves lol

Brooklyn Costley
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1 month ago

You go lady!

Alex Hamilton
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1 month ago

Funnily enough, only last week I saw her Maj changing a flat tyre on a Roller outside Buck House. Even at 94 she's still 'got it'. Long may she reign.

alexx
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1 month ago

WE STAN THIS QUEENN

AlmightyOne
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1 month ago

*applauds the queen*

Batgirl Kitty
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1 month ago

She is a badas*

Chancey
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1 month ago

Amazing woman!

Lucy Shupe
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3 weeks ago

You know reading these comments are sickening, they aren’t funny, they aren’t even sarcastic. I’m not a keen supporter of royalty, considering I’m an American. What she did, when she did it was awesome. This was done at a time when women were considered only fit to be BREEDERS, never mind what was expected of royalty. Appreciate at least what she DID.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

She is a lady I respect.

Naldo
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1 month ago

Not strictly true. Prince Philip took part in action as a navy commander during WW2. Prince Andrew was a combat helicopter pilot during the Falklands war. Prince Harry fought as a combat pilot in Afghanistan.

Jonathan Gerow
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3 weeks ago

She is the head of state as Queen. The people you listed have never and will never be head of state. So yes, this statement is absolutely true.

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Naldo
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1 month ago

Not strictly true. Prince Philip took part in action as a British naval Commander during WW2. Prince Andrew was a Navy helicopter pilot & saw service during the Falklands conflict/war. Prince Harry was also a helicopter pilot & saw action in Afghanistan.

Darlene Melcon
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1 month ago

She's an amazing lady.

Suzanne Haigh
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1 month ago

Yes, but you never saw her with grease on her hands or face etc.

JJM
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1 month ago

Nah! just a picture op to rouse the troops.

Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

*immortality intensifies*

Roberto Durante
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1 month ago

now we know the secret mechanic of the family

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

And she still drives her Jeep around her properties and no doubt would know the old mechanic repairs still...the British Royals have always been hands on when necessary. She still does not just sit and drink tea.

Maple Chan
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1 month ago

wow- did not know that.

Susan L. Miller
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1 month ago

She's a heck of a gal!

Bellamy John
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1 month ago

I now have more respect for her

Kelly Hartle
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1 month ago

She’s also got a wicked sense of humor. When Trump went to England he was feuding with Canada. The brooch she wore one day was given to her by Canada, and on the other 2 days he was there she wore ones given to her by the Obamas!

JD Lee
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1 month ago

I like how she’s surrounded by people watching. Not staged at all.

Robin McLendon
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1 month ago

Actually, Prince Phillip was in the navy, and Andrew, William, and Harry served too, I believe. I think Andrew was involved in the Falkland Islands conflict.

Arwen Gunter
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1 month ago

It says the only FEMALE member. All male members do military service.

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Dogfan4life
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1 month ago

She is amazing!

23AClark
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1 month ago

❤❤❤❤❤

Ellen Frank
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1 month ago

Prince Andrew fought in the Falklands.

Arwen Gunter
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1 month ago

Prince Andrew isn’t female, and all male royals serve.

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John Smith
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1 month ago

I remember a movie series called Highlander...

Collette Francis
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1 month ago

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Azure Adams
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1 month ago

She should get back to doing more stuff like that

Tantalum_Radium
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1 month ago

Dude, she’s like 96...my girls done her graft.

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kjorn
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1 month ago

i bet she tried to free Spartacus but she didn't succeed

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Franc Esca
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1 month ago

It was auxilarly staff, and both harry and William have had military careers. So not true.

Arwen Gunter
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1 month ago

She was an actual mechanic, and it says the only FEMALE member. Every male serves. It’s true. Women weren’t allowed to be combat soldiers, and soldiers relied on mechanics, medical staff, cooks, logistics. The war effort is just as reliant on these branches as the soldiers.

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Arivan Brl
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1 month ago

Sha was also a Sparta

Olive Stirk
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1 month ago

wow...that's amazing.

Janoel Murrey
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1 month ago

this man has a special place in hell

Janoel Murrey
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1 month ago

HOLY SHOOT I PUT THIS ON THE WRONG THING THIS WAS MEANT FOR THAT GUY WHO CREATED POP UP ADS OH SHOOT

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Maria Rib
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1 month ago

I heard she witnessed the Big Bang.

Little Panda Bear
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1 month ago

I read that in a book somewhere. It also said that her father King Geirge VI was afraid to be in the same car as her if she was driving.

Seabeast
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1 month ago

And she's the only one who knows how to adjust spark plugs and change a tire.

Purrcy Katz
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1 month ago

Why was her daughter, Princess Anne, wearing a uniform on many occasions if her mother was the ONLY female member of the family who ever joined the military?

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

But wasn't compulsory to serve?

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1 month ago

Ni

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Ian Baxter
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I’d finger her

Marcus James Heslop
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Why the sarcasm directed at her majesty?

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Bill
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1 month ago

Just like being 18

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

WHOA!

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Lenore continued: "Ask yourself to start noticing new things. I did that this morning with a friend. We took a walk around our neighborhood and started looking for interesting details in the homes and buildings we passed. It went from a walk down streets we’d seen a million times to a sort of treasure hunt. And the big thing we were really hunting for? Curiosity! When you’re curious you’re alive again—noticing, thinking, making connections. You can’t do that if there’s no new information coming in. So your first step is to force yourself out of a rut by leaving the house (harder during the pandemic, but not impossible)."

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River Webb
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what an amazing guy

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Little Ms. Quirky
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1 month ago

other universities have to follow this!

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Bill
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1 month ago

War is hell.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Ooooo! I want to go there!

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

I always like to image what stories such old structure might have to tell

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S. Tor Storm
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not impressed.. but then again Im an old giza

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Too Little Too Late!

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Good job, Netherlands!

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Amy Pattie
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1 month ago

Even nature hates that song

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Helen Haley
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1 month ago

I hope he is receiving maximum strength therapy.

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Michelle M
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1 month ago

Here's another fact. Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were born in the same year.

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Bill
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1 month ago

Except 21 payouts and Non Disclosure agreements. No innocent person would pay out that many times

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

And nobody noticed? How did that happen?

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QuokkaVibes
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1 month ago

As an Italian (but this is my personal belief, everyone is entitled to it's own) this is exactly something Mafia would do. It's something I know occurs in Italy on a daily basis. You see a quite common modus operandi is mobster would do something nice for the community or for specific people, so that the community in the area feels dependable. One well known method of recruiting in the mafia is: you have a problem, we send to you someone you know (and you don't know he works for us). Maybe a friend of a friend. He'll fix your problem for you. After time is passed this person asks for a little innocent thing like let's say "I'm sick can you bring this box to this adress? I can't move". After that he asks for more pressuring you on the favor he did awhile back and tells you that box you delivered was full of drugs/handguns so you're an accomplice. And that's it you're in a system you can't escape without hurting family and friends.

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Rod Egret
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1 month ago

Technically wind is more efficient....

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

Color Me SHOCKED!

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 month ago

I assume that this photo is all of the lazy culprits and, of course, the one who actually did the deed

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