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Scientists Have Examined The Mysterious Phenomenon Of Cats Sitting On Squares

Every cat owner has experienced that mysterious phenomenon of their cat sitting in some place that they shouldn't - from boxes to random books to whatever container they can fit in. If it fits, I sits, that is indeed the saying. We have even seen that cats will sit on flat, square-shaped objects on the floor. But have you ever thought about why they do it - what is this magnetic pull towards the square that we cannot see and do not understand? Well, scientists are now officially studying the phenomenon. 

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Entertaining Times Knowledge Was Dropped On Stupid People

According to our timelines, pretty much everyone is a medical expert or scientist these days. These "experts" throw around knowledge that is factually untrue and sometimes even downright dangerous. And it's extremely satisfying when these wannabe Einsteins get schooled by actual professionals on social media. This gallery is full of that delicious dunking. We hope these numbskulls learned their lessons and maybe even starting cracking some actual books.

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Stupid & Silly Star Wars Memes For The True Heads

Greetings, Star Wars fans. Our special day, May 4th, is nearly upon us. And we have more to celebrate than years of fantastical sci-fi entertainment. It's been announced that Star Wars: The Bad Batch will begin streaming on Disney+ on the fandom's favorite holiday. The animated series is about characters introduced in the the final season of The Clone Wars. While we've been treated to a teaser trailer,our appetites are officially whetted for some Star Wars silliness. And nothing tides us over quite like dank memes inspired by the series.  

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Out Of Context Diagrams That Became Accidental Memes

Many of us can still remember flipping through old high school textbooks and coming across some bizarre imagery attempting to articulate an idea, equation, or process. In a hyper-memed world, it's hard not to think of the memetic potential of these educational diagrams. One Facebook group is dedicated to documenting these science diagrams that look like shitposts, and we can't get enough. We've collected a hearty batch of amusing images from the group that are totally begging to be memed. 

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Redditors Discuss The Things They Truly Don't Understand

How does YouTube know what we want to see? What even is the stock market? How is there no absolute position in space? Effing magnets—how do they work? We all have questions like these in the back of our minds—not urgent enough to google, but not mundane enough to forget. Well u/lliorca336 gave redditors a chance to open up about the various things in life they genuinely don't understand, and the responses are pretty interesting. Keep scrolling to see what people wonder about all day.

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23 Fascinating Facts You Might Not Have Known

Everyday we're bombarded with so much information, our poor brains our bound to get overwhelmed and only process the necessary data, so to speak. It's a shame we can't retain all the interesting stuff we discover throughout our lives, but thanks to the internet and subreddits like r/todayilearned, we can revisit fascinating facts and historical tidbits we might have forgotten—or better yet, learn something new. If you're always the one at the party starting conversations with 'did you know...' then keep scrolling, because we've got a ton of interesting facts for your mind museum. 

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Steak-Umm Reignites Beef With Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Puns Ensue

It seems that Steak-Umm woke up today and chose violence. And while it isn't the first time (their Twitter is pretty legendary), this mini-vendetta against Neil Degrasse-Tyson has been too funny to ignore. On Sunday, Degrasse-Tyson tweeted that "The good thing about Science is that it's true, whether or not you believe in it." The sentiment, which is actually pretty dull, caught the attention of Steak-Umm's social media manager, Nathan Allenbach - who turned the platitude into an opportunity to ruffle some internet feathers. While at first Steak-Umm simply replied "log off bro," they later contextualized their stance, explaining that "science itself isn't "true" it's a constantly refining process used to uncover truths based in material reality and that process is still full of misteaks. neil just posts ridiculous sound bites like this for clout and he has no respect for epistemology." 

Where the initial sass-filled tweets are fiery and entertaining, the responses are taking things up a notch. It seems that Twitter users are eager to one-up each other with beef-related puns, desperate for Senpai (Steak-Umm) to notice them. And guess what? Many of them succeeded. While some people have jokingly suggested that the account take on Stephen Hawking (RIP), we really would love to see them go after some more public figures. While we never expected to support a brand's social account, let alone one that shills processed meat, we've really been enjoying Steak-Umm's social media development and can't wait to what kind of mischief they cause in the coming months. 


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Twitter Thread: Fascinatingly Wrong and Fake Facts About the Moon Landing

Maybe it's a commentary on how easy it is to believe confidently presented pseudoscientific conspiracy theories. Maybe it's just fun to say really stupid things. Either way, David Hughes presents a set of dumb non-facts about the moon landing. It's like this tumblr thread on the Titanic that's as fascinating as it is made up.

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16 Nerds Who Did The Math For Kicks

Ever see someone drop some complicated stats in a post that make you wonder if the math checks out? Well some nerds out there will literally do the math to prove a point, calculate the internal physics of a meme, or just for the hell of it. Let's be real, most of us plebs hate math, but it sure is entertaining to catch someone else dropping some mathematical knowledge on the rest of us. We've got some amusing examples of brainiacs in the wild that did the math.  

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It's no secret that MythBusters' Adam Savage is a veritable genius. And while he no longer hosts the incredibly successful show, Savage is still using those smarts to build some crazy craps and entertain viewers on his show Savage Builds.The show's first episode sees Savage building a replica of Iron Man's titanium suit. And in this video, we get to see Savage test out its bullet proof capabilities. 

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Women Share Dumb Things Men Have Said To Them About Sex And Women's Health

As reproductive rights are being stripped from women in Alabama and Missouri, many women are coming out to discuss their experiences with abortion and reproductive health. After reading this Twitter thread from @brownandbella, we are starting to think that we need to talk not only about the right to choose, but about the state of sexual education in the United States. These astounding shows of ignorance are definitely proof that something needs to change. We might be chuckling at some of these tweets, but reality of it all is pretty frickin' dark.

Twitter thread from @brownandbella baout the dumbest things men have said about sex and reproductive health | tweet by Varah T @VarahTs 7h Replying brownandbella and @ReignOfApril coworker genuinely thought women did all our business, including birth, out 1 hole. He his late 20s went on lunch
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36 Science Memes For People Who Are Smarter Than We Are

It would be an absolute understatement to say that science is not my strong suit. While I tell friends that I failed chemistry three consecutive quarters in a row, the real reason was because it was completely beyond me. My father, who basically started the organic chemistry program at his university, would sigh, yell, and eventually give up when none of the concepts he attempted to explain seemed to click. These science memes are not for people like me. They're more suited for STEM students and grads. They're more suited for...actual scientists. And while I may not be able to enjoy them, I can definitely share them with you. 

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Creepy Science Facts to Feel Weird About

It's not like we should be constantly disgusted just walking around the world we live in, but there are definitely some parts of it that are hard to process. They say that ignorance is bliss, and that certainly feels more true when learning about all the strange and gross weirdness of everyday life. Knowing this kind of junk doesn't even make someone more likeable. Anyway, here's more un-fun facts to quote around respected colleagues.

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Unintentionally Hilarious

Maybe these would makes sense with a few pages of physics or psychology textbook before and after, but as is, these scientific diagrams just look like jokes. The sheer lack of context is the engine that drives forward the strangeness, but it almost seems like textbook writers wanted to make this stuff as weird as possible.

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Unintentionally Hilarious

Maybe these would makes sense with a few pages of physics or psychology textbook before and after, but as is, these scientific diagrams just look like jokes. The sheer lack of context is the engine that drives forward the strangeness, but it almost seems like textbook writers wanted to make this stuff as weird as possible.

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Unintentionally Hilarious

Maybe these would makes sense with a few pages of physics or psychology textbook before and after, but as is, these scientific diagrams just look like jokes. The sheer lack of context is the engine that drives forward the strangeness, but it almost seems like textbook writers wanted to make this stuff as weird as possible.

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