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One of these is not like the others 4 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Aw, the last one of a singer with a microphone! How nice!
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It won't wipe itself. 14 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Just finished. They were AWESOME!
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It won't wipe itself. 14 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Me too!

(no, seriously, I am waiting for fireworks right now!)
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Dear desperate 13 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Very little on this site is original. You can always Google for it!

http://www.cartalk.com/content/husband-10
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(the lack of originality isn't a bad thing in my opinion, I like the collection of content here)
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The Red Zone of France 7 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
I know as well. Your comment hinted that you had seen it; I too posted it for others. You mentioned that the information should not have been left out, so now it's not!
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The Red Zone of France 7 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Here's some info for the unaware:

The zone rouge is a chain of non-contiguous areas throughout northeastern France that the French government isolated after the First World War. The "zone rouge" was defined just after the war as "Completely devastated. Damage to properties: 100%. Damage to Agriculture: 100%. Impossible to clean. Human life impossible".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_rouge

And the source of these images, with information:

http://imgur.com/gallery/CdxZM
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Wot 10 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
This is a "Barrier Transfer Machine":

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrier_transfer_machine
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She wasn't hot 5 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Are you looking for this post:
http://m.funsubstance.com/fun/341410/thanks/
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Afraid everyday 6 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
I'm sorry, what?

The prisoner is informed the day of the execution, and the family is informed AFTER they're already dead.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7132123.stm
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The future is now! 6 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Gather round! This is an excellent teaching opportunity.

This is an example of a gadget created by a "designer". There seem to be a lot of these around the Internet lately. Note that these designs are just that, designs. They don't work and no one ever claimed they would. It's someone saying "wouldn't that be cool if..."

If you see a futuristic gadget, Google it and see if it's real, or just a concept. Was it made by a "designer" or an "engineer"?

In this case, designer it is:
http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/05/24/sharpen-pencil-get-eraser/

Everyone saying an eraser made out of pencil shavings would be useless is exactly right. This would be useless, but "wouldn't it be cool if pencil sharpeners made erasers?"
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Driving too fast 6 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
If you're moving toward something at (very) high speeds, it changes color to the observer due to the way light works.

For this to be visible to the naked eye, we're talking speeds near the speed of light. Not something a car would be doing.

It is, however, useful in determining the relative speeds of stars and galaxies...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueshift
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So wrong, we need more people like this 11 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Okay, so before you lose faith in humanity, let's take a look at the source. No one made a law saying "no feeding the homeless". The ordinance is for "outdoor food distribution centers" and basically says that if you're serving food outside, you need to provide restroom facilities, garbage cans, and a place for people to wash their hands. These all seem like perfectly reasonable things that most anyone here would agree make sense.

Should there be an exception for an old man feeding the homeless? Probably. And they did address the problem by stopping the enforcement of the ordinance as soon as the issue was discovered.

People aren't generally bad, just misunderstood.

http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/home/showdocument?id=6404
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, City Ordinance C-14-42
Section 1C, Subsection 2c
Page 6
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Come on Google 15 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Are you looking for this post?
http://m.funsubstance.com/fun/333836/mom-noplease-stop/
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Come on Google 15 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
You can if you pay for YouTube Red.

*YouTube Red does the music thing, it doesn't keep your heart beating forever. Although, if it did maybe it'd be worth the price.*
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These things hardly work out 8 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
If you're like me, you read "Hula Hoop" and picture this:
http://media.rmplc.com/tts/images/kh60s_1_large.jpg

Apparently "Hula Hoops" are a snack in the UK.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_Hoops

I had no idea.
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Good byte 1 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Just so everyone knows:

This is a funny joke, but the person who invented autocorrect is not actually dead. For another joke, and the person who invented autocorrect, read this:
http://usvsth3m.com/post/although-this-is-a-great-joke-were-pleased-to-report-that-the-inventor-of-autocorrect-is-not-dead

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A cathedral with 50,000 LED lights 9 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Here, but I think it was temporary, so you won't be able to find it now!
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/a-cathedral-made-from-55000-led-lights/
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I dont know why, this made me laugh for hours 10 comments
funstats · 5 years ago 8 · Edited 5 years ago
Such deep. Much wow 7 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
There's a beautiful poem called "The Dash" that you should read:

The Dash
by Linda Ellis

‚ÄčI read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

Linda Ellis asks that the poem not be reposted, so please read the entire work on her site:
http://www.linda-ellis.com/the-dash-the-dash-poem-by-linda-ellis-.html
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Pandora's iPhone 7 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
If the phone were an Android, we wouldn't be having any of this drama...

...because the FBI would have already been in.
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/18/what-if-the-fbi-were-dealing-with-an-android.html
http://recode.net/2016/02/21/what-if-san-bernardino-suspect-had-used-an-android-instead-of-an-iphone/

(Some Android phones are secure, but many are not. A lot don't even encrypt data. So it depends entirely on the phone, but it's likely the FBI would have had an easier time getting in than they have with the iPhone.)
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My people need me 11 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
Just in case you want to know, here's what's happening, and an associated video:
http://www.businessinsider.com/floating-basketball-player-2016-2
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Trains in Distress 4 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
What did I just watch.
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Gotta love the schools 16 comments
funstats · 5 years ago
This is heavily exaggerated. Please do not read one side of a story and consider yourself informed:
http://www.snopes.com/captain-america-deemed-offensive/

They were mainly concerned with the "ammunition belt", which, while harmless, probably did go against a school policy since its weapon related.

The writer of the post seems to be misleading readers, as they didn't even mention an ammunition belt. (This is his sister who wrote this, so it's obvious she's on his side.)
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