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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2 months 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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2 months ago

Sweet Girl

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BananaJo
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2 months 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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2 months ago

A true hero

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Bernd Herbert
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2 months ago

Another one, who died way too early :-(

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Maris madness
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Good on you, Jarret!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Good job, dude!

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BananaJo
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2 months 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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2 months ago

I laughed way too hard at this 😂😂

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

The world misses her.

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Guido Pisano
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2 months ago

Same in Italy... You're allowed to disobey an order that you think is illegal...

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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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2 months ago

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

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Andy Acceber
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2 months ago

#goals

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River Webb
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Whoever would have thunk it?

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River Webb
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2 months ago

wise words from a wise man

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Paizleypie
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2 months 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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2 months ago

It’s F l o a t i n g

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ivan bolitekurac
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2 months ago (edited)

Oh deer

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River Webb
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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

Sergy Yeltsen
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2 months ago

I can't even draw a straight line in Photoshop, and I envy those who have artistic talent. This young man is amazing.

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Samantha PandaNotBored
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2 months ago

My son is severely autistic . He can read maps and know every single road rout to take from one place to another . He is honestly astounding.... I love him sooo much

Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Wow that is really impressive and useful! And I get lost around my neighbourhood...🙄🙄

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PhybreAwptic
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2 months ago

I watched a documentary about him not long ago. It was fascinating. He had that drawing so detailed that he captured the exact amount of windows on the buildings

Lion's Stare
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2 months ago

This guy has drawn cities from all over the world in this manner. His most impressive work is probably that of Tokyo. He even got the number of windows in many of the buildings correct. As an autistic person, he possesses a level of artistic genius that is unique to him

Kathryn Baylis
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2 months ago

Autistic Savantism is the name for it. It is extraordinary, a kind of selective genius. Savants are not taught the skills they excel at. No, they just have them, fully formed and realized, with no training whatsoever. It’s really a fascinating subject to read about.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago (edited)

Amazing abilities locked away until the perfect opportunity arises. Situations like this really emphasize just how little we know about the brain and how it works. Brilliant.

MAX THOMPSON
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2 months ago

I could draw 1% this goid while looking directly at it! Stephen, you are a true genius

MAX THOMPSON
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2 months ago

Good. Sorry

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

He has savant syndrome, so he has this really cool talent!

pusheen buttercup
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2 months ago

does he in fact have savant syndrome? :)

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Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

In school they teach you to hold a pen a certain way. But look what he can do holding it "wrong".

Jack Centner
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2 months ago

I saw this article a while back. It turns out he had a photographic memory.

Jona Thiessen
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2 months ago

Brilliant artist

jonnotheGOAT
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2 months ago

i can barely draw a circle

Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Circles are hard!

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Freloise_Raven
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2 months ago

I can barley draw. This is amazing

HappyBanana
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2 months ago

I’ve heard about him before, he has a rare brain thingy or whashamallit.

Candace Alagappan
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5 days ago

WITH ONE PEN?!

Gail Cloutier
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2 months ago

WOW!! What talent!

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

I hate group names. When a person has an exceptual talent why have a name to point out they have more important things to accomplish by pretending it's a short comming that they don't bother learning trivial things that would be a waste of their time.

Lisa Tetlow
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2 months ago

The human mind is a wonderous thing.

Amanda Hartley
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2 months ago

Wow!!

Josey Griffin
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2 months ago

Amazing

Jean Thompson
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2 months ago

I have seen this boy's work before. What he can remember and create is just stunning. I think his skills prove that we have next to no knowledge of the incredible ability of the human brain.

Lisa Chambers
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2 months ago

So excellent.

Zella Haesche
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2 months ago

people need to look at autistic people - they're different, not stupid!

backatya
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2 months ago

was every building accurate?

Jacqui Dunn
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2 months ago

I saw a programme made about that time of this amazing young man. He drew with some speed, too.

Caroline Driver
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2 months ago (edited)

I remember seeing him on a local news item, when he was a kid, doing the same for St Pancras station after one viewing. Awesome skill.

Kissarrah
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2 months ago

He must have a photographic memory.

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

I have read about this amazing artist with the clearest details fixed into his mind on sight. The brain does have more abilities than we use. He may not use it as we do but his skills are extraordinary and even quite exquisite in some of his drawings and sensitivity.

Paige Garberding
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2 months ago

His special powers are a photographic memory and artistic talent. The City should hire him to make murals.

Priscilla Wilkes
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2 months ago

Wowwwwww 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Stan Chung
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2 months ago

This guy is amazing. He did it in Europe too and architects were amazed at his accuracy!

Marisa Caputo
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2 months ago

Brilliant!

Lyn Moffett
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2 months ago

Amazing

Farah Moloobhai
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2 months ago

He had done the London skyline pre 2006. I remember being in art school watching this on tv thinking “hell, i can’t even draw a car right and this kid got a whole city skyline!”

pusheen buttercup
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2 months ago

well f**k. Mine just makes me really forgetful.

Tabby_Sohee
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2 months ago

Wow...God brings these geniuses into our world so we can see what real talent is. I hate people who look down on autistic people and people with ADHD; can’t u see that they can do so much more?

Dave Chapman
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2 months ago

Ok...I am completely GOBSMACKED about this one...WOW!!! This is beyond amazing, I can't even think of a good enough adjective for it.

Julieta S.
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2 months ago

I can hardly remember my kids---

Dogfan4life
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2 months ago

WOOOOOOOW! That is amazing! I don't know him...is he a professional? Does he have a photographic memory? Does anyone know?

23AClark
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2 months ago

❤❤❤❤❤

Gwenn Kuhns
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2 months ago

I saw him a few years ago on Good Morning America. He's amazingly talented!!

Sadie Vincent
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2 months ago

this what i call...talent

Ms.GB
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2 months ago

I saw a story on him...truly amazing.

AlmightyOne
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2 months ago

Wow!

Batgirl Kitty
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2 months ago

Oh! I saw a video about this in school!

Noemie Houtekie-N'Da
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2 months ago

I love drawing and I do it a lot, but omg, how???? I would need, like, 80 references!!!!

Kori Peek
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2 months ago

This is truly incredible!

Emily Phillips
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2 months ago

So awesome

Ian Baxter
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2 months ago

What a useless skill

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago (edited)

that's way better than a Emmy award

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Rod Egret
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

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Cindy Lu
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2 months 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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The Dave
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2 months ago

The bulb is located in the bay of a fire station. Go check it out!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Cue “Twilight Zone” music

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

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Bill
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2 months ago

Just like being 18

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months 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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2 months ago

what an amazing guy

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Little Ms. Quirky
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2 months ago

other universities have to follow this!

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Bill
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2 months ago

War is hell.

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Ooooo! I want to go there!

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Bernd Herbert
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2 months 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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2 months ago (edited)

not impressed.. but then again Im an old giza

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Too Little Too Late!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Good job, Netherlands!

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Amy Pattie
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2 months ago

Even nature hates that song

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

I hope he is receiving maximum strength therapy.

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Michelle M
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

And nobody noticed? How did that happen?

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QuokkaVibes
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Technically wind is more efficient....

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Color Me SHOCKED!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months 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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