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Photoshop's been the new god around 5 comments
aphelion · 16 hours ago
And before that, corsets and bustles.
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Wait, women can be aggressive too? 4 comments
aphelion · 1 day ago
Far from a full list, but (according to wikipedia), 1 war was started during Thatcher's term in office (the Falklands War), and a LOT of wars were started during Queen Victoria's term in office (I counted 46, and I have no idea what most of them are).
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Men invented wrestling to normalise hugs 6 comments
aphelion · 2 days ago
Isn't one of the selling points of most navies and some armies "travel the world and experience other cultures"? I swear I've seen that used unironically in ads and by recruiters.
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When your boss is an entitled a-hole 16 comments
aphelion · 3 days ago
I would assume UPH is measured against the employee average, not by the items themselves. With every employee doing the same job, the time per item, while highly variable, would average out to a certain average that can be used to determine how someone is performing relative to their peers.
Less about figuring out who's slacking off, and more about finding the weakest link. Of course, this leads to a work environment where employees are competing to increase their number to ensure they stay ahead of the curve, lest they be found the weakest link. When an employer does nothing to discourage this (most *encourage* it, perhaps by offering bonuses to the highest performing, to discourage people from only doing what they need to to not be at the bottom), it's a pretty textbook horrible work environment.
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Ladies don't start fights, but they can finish em 7 comments
aphelion · 6 days ago
Sustenance, so many gods, and ego would like a word.
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Kind of adorbs 4 comments
aphelion · 3 weeks ago
Creator is Murrz on Webtoon, or @murrzstudio on instagram.
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Kittens are for petting 8 comments
aphelion · 5 weeks ago
Another important point is breeding and evolution. People have been breeding livestock to be cheap and easy to raise and breed, docile, bountiful to harvest, and broadly tasty to eat for millenia. Other animals, such as dogs, cats, and horses, are simply not as worthwhile to keep as food sources, and in many cases just don't taste as good, largely by virtue of not being bread for it.
As for why one and not the other from the start, dogs, cats, and horses came wild, difficult to tame, even harder to pen creatures, while most livestock were pretty docile to begin with. Not to mention dogs and cats are carnivores, meaning you would have to put meat in to get meat out, which is far less than ideal when you're a stone age farmer looking for quantity.
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I’m a pos 2 comments
aphelion · 6 weeks ago
yeah
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This may be useful 2 comments
aphelion · 6 weeks ago
Sometimes works. Also sometimes works on ad blocker blockers, and rarely even on paywalls. Sometimes.
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Need stronger herbs. 4 comments
aphelion · 7 weeks ago
Reminds me of an old image that used to make the rounds:
"Want you house to smell great? Put two caps of vanilla extract in a cup, place it in the oven at 300 for an hour and your house will smell like heaven."
"I did this once and I though it said two CUPS of vanilla extract and my whole house smelled like the pillsburry dough boys butt hole for a month."
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+3 companionship 13 comments
aphelion · 8 weeks ago
beer pong?
These beings are too powerful 3 comments
aphelion · 9 weeks ago
This is the second most gotten achievement in the game, the first being "start the game" at 93.6%. That gives a 1.8% margin of player who either started the game and never died, or started the game and quit before dying. Given that the third most gotten achievement is "defeat the first boss" at only 68.1%, the sharp decline makes me think most people just quit.
It's also possible their game crashed. This IS dark souls 2 we're talking about.
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Crinkle Crankle Wall 6 comments
aphelion · 9 weeks ago
The only walls you want to be vehicle proof are those stopping you going over a cliff or something.
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Crinkle Crankle Wall 6 comments
aphelion · 9 weeks ago
A) A wall that gives when your vehicle goes through it is far safer and cheaper. Crumple zones are important on both sides of a crash, and between the cost to reinforce and repair a sturdy wall you may as well replace it from the ground up.
B) If you're driving in a location or way that would put you through one of these walls, given where they are usually located, something's already gone quite wrong.
Froggo Fun #536 - "One frog to-go, please." 6 comments
aphelion · 10 weeks ago
This is currently the 10th most upvoted post of all time on reddit at 275k. Once upon a time it was in the top 5.
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Crinkle Crankle Wall 6 comments
aphelion · 10 weeks ago
These walls aren't supposed to be vehicle proof, they're for things like marking property boundaries or pastures. The one brick thick things helps since even though it has a grater overall length, it uses less bricks than a straight double brick wall making it ideal for use where a long, small, wall is required.
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There. Better 5 comments
aphelion · 10 weeks ago
Snail Giraffes.
Snaffes.
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Daily dose of history, part 82 9 comments
aphelion · 11 weeks ago
It's a fun story though, and explanations do exist for all those points, however unlikely. Cats on warships were actually pretty common so there are lots of kitties that have tales of there time in the war. If you'd like more info, I highly recommend the video "A Short History of Ships Cats - Floating Felines, Maritime Moggies and Kleptomaniac Kittens" by Drachinifel on YouTube.
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Daily dose of history, part 82 9 comments
aphelion · 11 weeks ago
Sam's a pretty famous cat, but unfortunately his story doesn't line up very well.
For starters, none of the surviving members of Bismarck recall a cat being on board, nor are there any photos of him on board (although it's possible there were and they went down with the ship).
Next is the fact that HMS Cossack was not actually one of the ships engaged in rescuing survivors from Bismarck so the chances of her spotting and then stopping to pick up a random cat in the middle of the ocean are relatively low.
Later on when he's supposed to be rescued from a sinking HMS Ark Royal, the ship sank pretty slowly producing little wreckage while most of the crew were evacuated in good order, so if he was bored he probably would have been evacuated with the rest of the crew during the relatively calm evacuation.
Lastly, there's the fact that there are two different versions of "Unsinkable Sam," with one instance of him being a black and white cat, and the other being a slightly chonkier tabby.
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Dungeons and Dragons [look at the boy, too shy - he wanna kiss the girl] 4 comments
aphelion · 11 weeks ago
I'd like to put a word in for the moment when a group plan culminates in Travis having to woo Matt live on stage in front of thousands of people. Not quite as adorkable as the other two moments, but the situation had Travis fidgeting up a thunderstorm.
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Mountain Bluebird 1 comments
aphelion · 12 weeks ago
To Adelaide! To Adelaide!
Quite wholesome 1 comments
aphelion · 12 weeks ago
r/rimjob_steve
The best kind of flight attendant 9 comments
aphelion · 13 weeks ago
If you're getting tossed 2 feet your seatbelt may not be on quite right.
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Idk if she has the worst luck ever, or the best luck 4 comments
aphelion · 14 weeks ago
She was a nurse, so it would be a hell of a way to create demand for her speciality.
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Who wouldn’t get this? 7 comments
aphelion · 15 weeks ago
Ahh, that's a movie I REALLY should have watched by this point in my life. Alas...