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Twitter Thread: Chuck E. Cheese Worker Conducts Behavioral Study Using Arcade Games

While Chuck E. Cheese has gotten attention for filing bankruptcy and for their sneaky Pasqually's Pizza debacle, we think this Twitter thread involving the chain is far more interesting. Twitter user @Professor_Palmer took to the social media site to announce that for the past few weeks he's been conducting secret behavioral studies on unsuspecting Chuck E. Cheese game players. The experiments are rather simple, and involve adjusting the use of lights and sound in an attempt to better understand what draws people to - or away from - arcade games. The results? Human beings are really, really, easily manipulated. While this isn't the most shocking insight on our kind, seeing Cary Palmer spell it out in such a fun (and thorough) way has been incredibly informative. And very entertaining. 

Fascinating and informative twitter thread from chuck e. cheese employee who conducted behavioral study using sounds and lights in games to see what people respond to | Professor_Palmer @CaryPalmerr The last few weeks I've begun conducting my own behavioral study in secret. I have been adjusting games at Chuck E Cheese and recording the subconscious response of guest interaction over the week. I've discovered some pretty interesting things. A long thread | This is the game that made me start
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Twitter Thread: A Brief History Of Ancient Roman Fossil Hunting

It's said that you learn something new every day. Sometimes the knowledge one gains can seem pretty mundane. But today, Twitter user @OptimoPrincipi managed to rock our world with an informative thread about ancient Roman paleontology. The short thread is an eye-opener for anyone who thought the science was, well, modern. Turns out that Roman "fossil hunters" were fascinated by the bones of the "monsters" that pre-dated humans, even going as far as to create replicas of the extinct creatures. It's a wonderful look at the inquisitive minds of the past, and a testament to the apparently rich history of archaeological discovery. 

Informative Twitter thread about the history of Ancient roman fossil hunting, archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, mammoths, extinct animals | Gareth Harney @OptimoPrincipi 1) An ancient Roman-dinosaur- monster-bones thread! Yes read right did know Romans were keen fossil hunters, fascinated by bones ancient "monsters Augustus liked decorate his holiday-villa "not so much with statues and pictures but with | bones monstrous beasts, famed their antiquity and rarity. He called them bones giants
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Eye-Opening Tumblr Thread Explains The BS Of Women's Clothing Sizes

Practically any woman can relate to this scenario: you're in a clothing store and you find a pair of jeans you like. Only thing is, when you try them on, they're tight in one area and too loose in another. And when you find another size, the same thing happens. What gives? This fascinating Tumblr thread explains why brands intentionally make arbitrary clothing sizes and why celebrities always look like their clothes fit perfectly in every single photo!

Craving more Tumblr content? Check out this thread about the absurdity of learning a language!

Interesting Tumblr thread about clothing sizes and how celebrities get their clothes to fit so well | inkdot This weekend told story which, although kind ashamed admit because holy shit is ever obvious, is kind blowing my mind.
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As the "gender reveal" wildfires in California rage on, cities have started looking like a scene straight out of a video game or sci-fi movie.

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Sixteen Insider Secrets From A Former Disney World Employee

Going to Disney World is always a magical experience, but most of us never consider what it's like to work behind the scenes there. As it turns out, it's full of rude people, but can also be pretty incredible, according to one Imgur user. Now please enjoy the posts below and click here if you're craving even more Disney content!

Interesting posts from a former employee at Disney World | HURRICANE FRAN IS ROLLING THROUGH STILL OPEN STANDING UNDER AT RIDE ENTRANCE SO FULL WATER BREAKS, COMPLETELY DRENCHING WEAR WHITE SHIRTS Cinderella castle
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Fourteen Optical Illusions That Had Us Doing A Double Take

There isn't really a point to these optical illusion pics - they're just cool as hell and they'll give you a temporary distraction from everything happening in the world right now. Click here for some equally tricky pics of things that look like human faces!

Funny optical illusion images | person in a red shirt on a beach pretending to playing a piano drawn in the sand | giant ginger haired man with a beard dressed in purple standing in warped perspective
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Roundup Of Completely True Stories That Sound Made-Up

Some stories that exist out there sound like they're straight out of a movie. They can't possibly be true, right? Not so - writer Aidan Moher tweeted out the other day asking people to share their most unbelievable true stories, and let us just say...the people delivered.

Interesting Twitter thread of stories that sound fake but are actually true | tweet by MorganPielli Replying adribbleofink went Meetup people w/ social anxiety see Black Swan got there realized had no idea who there Meetup. Too shy ask around watched movie alone checked Meetup night turned out everyone else did same thing
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Eighteen Tumblr Posts Chock-Full Of Clever Humor

We love Tumblr for its clever antics. It may be an incredibly strange place, but you can pretty much always bet that you're going to find something entertaining. That's why we decided to gather up these 18 Tumblr posts for you. Want even more Tumblr content? Click here!

Funny random Tumblr posts | tilthat TIL 2002 researcher found average 8-year-old British child could identify 80 Pokémon, but only 50 common wildlife species via reddit.com sirobvious Common wildlife species don't normally yell their names at
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25 'Unfun Facts' For People Who Want To Feel Unsettled

We've been seeing a lot of wholesome content lately. It makes sense. When the world feels bleak, most people need a little positivity to remind them that even the pain is temporary. This post is not for these people. Reddit user u/mc_gnome took to r/AskReddit requesting people share some 'unfun facts' on the thread. The responses weren't just 'unfun,' they're actually mind-blowingly morbid and depressing. But some people, like us, enjoy learning of the cruelty of nature. And these posts are for you.

Cringey and unsettling facts from AskReddit, disturbing animal facts, yikes, crigneworthy | gkibbe 11h 4 Awards People who handle cockroaches develop allergies them. This usually prevents them drinking pre-ground coffee because cockroaches get grounded with large batches. Reply 21.7k
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No Need To Panic Over 'Murder Hornets,' According To This Informative Thread

Recently it was announced that the Asian giant hornet, otherwise known as the "murder hornet" had been spotted in North America for the first time earlier this month. While many of us have been downright panicking over it, others have been doing their research, like this woman, who decided to draft up a Facebook post of the misconceptions about our new little yellow friend. We hope it puts your mind a little more at ease!

Interesting Facebook thread explaining why the threat of "murder hornets" is largely sensationalized | Marianne Alleyne Monday at 5:10 PM Dropping some more hornet knowledge (compiled multiple posts have seen come by today, including Annie Rich Thompson): | NY Times ran story this weekend which promptly echoed through local media outlets about Asian Giant Hornet which they so thoughtfully deemed murder hornet so doing, they have blown problem way out proportion.
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42 Fascinating Pics That Show A Totally Unexpected Side Of History

We love nerding out over history pics and trivia tidbits. If you're also into that kind of thing, then you'll definitely love these photos that show different angles of well-known historical events that you almost certainly haven't seen before.

Go check out Life in Moments on Twitter for more fascinating pics from history!

interesting historical photographs, cool old photos, young Olenna Tyrell, woodstock crowd | attractive woman sitting on the back of a sofa. Diana Rigg aka Olenna Tyrell Game Thrones, 1967. Aerial shot Woodstock 1969.
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24 Fascinating Library Secrets That Every Librarian REALLY Wants You To Know

Libraries are an often-overlooked amenity in society. They provide us with infinite amounts of knowledge right at our fingertips, they can serve as an optimal community meeting spot and many, many other things. This kind librarian took it upon themselves to explain these little-known facts that every librarian wants you to know!

interesting observations and secrets from a librarian | grumpwitch Things have learned about general public whilst working at library: 1 huge number people under 20 can't read face clocks, having grown up with only digital one. 2. Many people don't know spell "library s our email address. This causes problems
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Twitter Thread Tells The Story Of A Muslim Key-Keeper At A Holy Site In Jerusalem

For the first time since the Black Death in 1349, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed amid coronavirus fears. Journalist David Videcette took to Twitter to tell the story of the Muslim family that has guarded the keys to the church since the seventh century. 

Scroll down for your history lesson for the day, but if you're craving more educational content, click here for some history memes!

Interesting Twitter thread about the person who holds the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem | David Videcette @DavidVidecette This is the moment The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed due to Coronavirus. Last time this happened was in 1349, during The Black Death, a bubonic plague pandemic. What’s fascinating about this story is the guy with the keys.
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'SJW' Puts Climate-Change Denier In His Place In This Informative Twitter Thread

Former Toronto Sun Editor Lorrie Goldstein claimed in a tweet that no "SJW" would be able to explain the actual science behind climate change. He was in for a significant amount of embarrassment when Writer and Content Strategist Karen Geier replied to the tweet with a whole arsenal of facts and evidence.

By the way, what believing in climate change has to do with being an SJW, we'll never know...

Informative Twitter thread about climate change | tweet by Lorrie Goldstein @sunlorrie Next time Social Justice Warrior tells science is settled" on global warming, ask them explain science. Then watch fun
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Fascinating Tumblr Thread Deals With Common Historical Misconceptions

We've always thought we were pretty knowledgeable where history is concerned. Hell, we could write a book about history memes. We thought we were experts, but now, thanks to one Tumblr thread, we've been properly humbled. This selection of Tumblr posts takes historical notions we took for granted and flips 'em on their head. We're still shook after realizing that Tiffany is a name from the eleventh century. You really do learn something new every day. 

Tumblr posts, history, historical posts, education, funny posts, tumblr | tilthat TIL Tiffany Problem Tiffany is medieval name-short Theophania 12th century. Authors can't use historical or fantasy fiction, however, because name looks too modern. This is an example reality is sometimes too unrealistic. via reddit.com incorrectdiscworldquotes "Authors can't use fantasy fiction, eh see about 35 -Terry Pratchett, probably
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