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24 Hours of UberFacts: So Many Lies, So Little Time

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kingof40thieves:

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I’m not sure this is supporting her case…

I’m fairly certain it was just a photoshoot/art project. This post from did-you-kno is the first I’ve seen about “living 14 years with them” and I didn’t see any information to that regard on her website.

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timeywimeywlnchesters:

this is the most depressing thing on this website

He’s a pornstar now

Uh, no. He didn’t become a pornstar. Steve Burns actually left because he didn’t want to make a career out of a Childrens TV host for the rest of his life. He wanted to pursue his musical career. There was also the factor that Steve was also starting to lose his hair and he didn’t want that to happen on a TV show..in an interview he stated he was starting to bald..and in the show he began to start wearing hats more and more until he finally retired from the show and let Joe take over.

Steve never “died”, became a “Pornstar” or went to jail for drug possession..again all rumor.. He’s actually doing pretty okay, he’s been in a few things since that time, even a Youtube comedy series called The Professionals.

Steve isn’t a Pornstar.

This is how fucking rumors start.

here’s a video of him talking about blues clues in 2011

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10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Total Fakes

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martymcflyinthefuture:

Today is the day that Marty McFly goes to the future!

new favorite blog

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Time for some science instead of pop-psychology pseudoscience

Instead, studies show that food cravings involve a complex mix of social, cultural and psychological factors, heavily influenced by environmental cues. While chocolate is consistently the most-craved food in North America, Japanese women are more likely to crave sushi, a recent study found. And only 1% of young Egyptian men and 6% of young Egyptian women reported craving chocolate, according to a 2003 survey. “Many other languages don’t have a word for ‘craving.’ The concept seems to be uniquely important in American culture,” says psychologist Julia Hormes at the University at Albany.

[source], bolding mine. (more info)

I am not a doctor/in the medical field but the only exception I am familiar with is that chewing ice does have a statistical correlation with anemia.

Any med fielders out there, please call out any corrections.

Please treat unsourced (and suspicious “sources”) information as suspicious! The internet is really good at spreading falsities. (In general, Google and Snopes are your best friends in that case. And when it comes to pop science, always look for studies with statistics and look for the words that the original studies used— they are often editorialized and sensationalized.)

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This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

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Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

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"science offends me"

The thing is, the question of “how can you explain X if there is no God?” is posed in some cutesy little snide way which actually says, “Oh you sillies, you can’t explain anything without God!”

This is why she and Creationists are being mocked.  Not because they have a faith or a set of beliefs, but that they’re so arrogant in thinking their beliefs are “truth” when basic, provable, factual, supported science says otherwise.  And furthermore, they’re taking that level of ignorance to an extremely dangerous and destructive place by trying to inject it as a equal substitute for science, which is an incredible detriment our society and needs to be stopped. 

I literally cannot reblog this fast enough.

Beliefs are one thing, and everyone is free to believe what you want, but science is fact. Science started because we, as people, didn’t understand things, so we researched and learned and figuring stuff out so that the things we didn’t understand we understood. Scientists didn’t just make this stuff up. They’ve spent decades discovering the world and learning how it works so that we can grow and discover even more!

What makes me sad about some creationists is that they want to deny these things. It’s like there’s a fear of learning, a fear that if they uncover the truth of the matter, all their beliefs will be ruined and God will no longer exist.

These scientific facts exist, and you’re still welcome to believe there’s a God. That’s okay! But don’t deny science and decades of human study and replace it with “God did this” because you don’t want to understand how amazing our world is and how it works.

Huh. Guess I could have reblogged that faster had I not typed all that. I STAND CORRECTED.

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Tl;dr “their” typo not mentioned once

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pandavalkyrie:

the double sided mirror post is fake

the hole under your car handle post is fake

the pushing your atm pin backwards post is fake

basically if a post claims to teach you something or make you safer but has zero sources it’s probably ripped from a decade old chain e-mail and spreading false info is dangerous and begets unecessary fear and anxiety

snopes is your friend

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shady-brain-farm:

This is a post that currently has over 200k notes and this is my reblog of it as you can see I was fooled by it as well, before I decided to google it because it didn’t seem to make much sense.

Basically it said the rule was “no space, leave the place”, that if you touch a mirror and there’s a space between your finger and the reflective one, then it’s a real mirror. If there’s no space then it’s a two way mirror and people could be watching you undress.

THIS IS FALSE AND WILL DO NOTHING BUT CAUSE UNNECESSARY PANIC AND ANXIETY.

From Jowein.net: “You can not tell if a mirror in a bathroom is a two-way mirror (where someone could observer you from behind the glass) by placing your fingernail on the glass and observing if there is a gap to the mirror image or not. There are regular mirrors with and without that gap. Two-way mirrors rely on different brightness on the two sides to create the illusion of a mirror on one side, not on some arrangement of the glass sheet.

A girl in a changing room might this this rule is real, then test it and have a panic attack for no reason if there’s ‘no space’, when it may very well be just an ordinary mirror.

Proof here is that this is my finger on my hand mirror (the back of which is cardboard, so I doubt anyone can see through that)

As you can see, there’s no space between the reflection of my finger, and my finger.

Here’s the Snopes link also confirming that it’s a hoax.

Please signal boost and reblog this, it could cause a lot of anguish when this rule is utterly FAKE.

Thank you

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420doorcinemaclub:

when my family went to disney world we went on the haunted mansion ride and this actor dressed as a skeleton came up to our cart and got right in my three year old brothers face and whispered “are you scared?” and my brother kissed him on the nose and the guy laughed so hard he had to leave

i sigh so much when i see this because there isn’t live actors on this ride. why do people make posts up for notes.

Whaaaaat? You mean those mirrors at the end aren’t real ghosts??? What have I been beating up this entire time?

I KNOW. i was so shocked that disney too lazy to hire ACTUAL GHOSTS. unbelievable.

This is just unacceptable. I think we need to start a petition.

Thank god someone realizes that this post is fake. I roll my eyes out of my head every time I see it.

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