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People Are Taking a Kid's Lemonade Hustle Way Too Seriously

Someone tweeted about their daughter making a pretty good chunk of cash off her lemonade stand by assuming no one wanted change back when they'd hand her larger bills. What was probably meant to be a funny little innocuous anecdote quickly turned into a spicy Twitter thread full of parenting criticisms, political comments and arguments over lemonade stand etiquette. At this point in the world of social media toxicity, we should expect no less from an internet dumpster like Twitter, but even so, people went extra off the rails with this one. Sure, we have no idea what kind of dad this guy is. Maybe he's teaching his daughter how to scam strangers out of their life savings and this was his way of bragging. More likely, the kid was just being a typical kid and hopefully learned some lessons through the experience.

Keep scrolling to see how this dad's tweet triggered Twitter into full-blown debate mode. 

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Thread Thoroughly Outlines the Fascinating History of the Appalachian Mountains

Today I learned that the Appalachian Mountains are 480 million years old! That's about 100 million years before animals walked on land, which explains why if you were to go digging around the Appalachian trail, you would only find the fossils of weird ancient ocean creatures, like trilobites. @AlexPetrovnia gave a thorough and fascinating history lesson on the Appalachian mountains via Twitter and our minds couldn't be more blown. Who knew Twitter could be so educational? More of this, please.

If you're into history and geology, you'll definitely want to scroll through this compelling educational thread. We hope @AlexPetrovnia continues his rad Twitter history lessons.

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Someone Claimed It's 'Tacky' to Eat Free Restaurant Bread and the Internet Is Not on Her Side

You're at a diner with a group of pals and you're so hungry you can barely make sentences. Then the server comes with a beautiful cornucopia of rye rolls, sourdough slices and buttery brioche. What do you do? Your basic human instinct tells you to stuff your face, but apparently there are rules. What rules, you ask? The arbitrary social rules of Twitter, of course. Tweeter @slicksista claims to have argued in a private group chat that it's not a good look to go grabbing for the bread basket as soon as it hits the table. Her GC disagreed and so she decided to take the matter public. Bad idea. The results are in: of the 368,744 who participated in @slicksista's poll, 97% say that it is not 'tacky' to eat restaurant bread as soon as it arrives.  

The initial replies were pretty spicy, but @slicksista didn't give in right away. She argued that when it comes to restaurant bread, the proper dining etiquette is to wait a full five minutes before reaching for those delicious, warm carbs. And if you're hangry? @slicksista persisted that 'if you that hungry you should've had a pregame meal.' The pro-bread camp came for @slicksista for days, culminating in a staggering 17.5k quote tweets. Overwhelmed by the indignation, @slicksista made a tongue-in-cheek statement addressing the matter. Once again, Twitter proves that people will passionately argue over anything and everything. Keep scrolling for some of the best reactions to the bread etiquette debate. 

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Journalist Gets Roasted After Claiming Horror Movies Can't Be Set In Space

What's up with Twitter these days? Are the blue checks running out of opinions? Because lately the takes have been extra bad, and today's main character is journalist @elle_hunt, who thinks a horror movie cannot be set in space. It all started when @elle_hunt tweeted a poll asking whether or not Alien was a horror movie, after which she followed up with the controversial bad take in question: 'My argument: horror cannot be set in space.' @elle_hunt got dragged so hard by so many people, that she accidentally made 'Alien' and 'Event Horizon' trend on Twitter. While many responded with stills from their favorite sci-fi horror films, others argued simply that 'space' is just a setting, and horror can exist in any setting, as long as there is fear. We've collected some of the spiciest and funniest replies to @elle_hunt's Twitter fail. 

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People Share Heinous Work Stories They Wish Were Jokes

While some people spent April Fool's cataloguing all the brand jokes and PR stunts (ahem, Tubbycoin), DSA Cleveland decided to ask Twitter to share work experiences they wish were jokes. We're guessing that this had something to do with Amazon being under fire for their inhumane work conditions, but there's something about hearing horror stories from other industries that really puts things into perspective. The experiences range from absolutely heartless, to the kind of acceptable shamefulness that people experience every damn day. While we take no pleasure in sharing these bleak realities, it's kind of wrong to keep ignoring the f*ckery that we all deal with to pay the bills. 

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Completely True Stories That Sound Fabricated

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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Tumblr Thread Reimagines Stereotypical Fantasy Accents

Attention Dungeons & Dragons players and most fantasy nerds: Twitter user @djMalenfant has some important news for you. He's gone and reassigned those tired and cliche fantasy accents. Gone are the Scottish dwarves of campaigns past. In the accent's stead? Distinctly Bostonian articulation. 

Okay, don't panic. You can still botch your brogue. This thread is just for fun, and there's a lot of it. From Texan orcs to motionless radio-voiced elves, @djMalenfant hilariously reimagines the norm. And most people seem to be here for it. We've included highlights from this nerdy thread, but you can take in all the amazing replies right here.

Funny thread about reassigning fantasy accents races dungeons and dragons elves halflings | tweet by Dylan @djMalenfant Hello, everyone reassigning fantasy accents. Please adjust accordingly. Dwarves are Boston now. Please leave poor Scots be. They really don't deserve this
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Wholesome Twitter Thread About The Right Way To Address A Transition

As more people feel comfortable coming out as trans, there seems to be more discussion regarding the proper way to handle a person's transition. Are you re-meeting? Is it awkward to ask for a new name? Should it be acknowledged at all? Twitter user and musician Mel Stone managed to tackle this issue by sharing a very sweet story about being accepted by her Indian takeout guy. The story prompted other people to share their own heartwarming transition acceptance stories, and it's brought up a whole lot of happy-cry feels on this beautiful Monday. We've included some of our favorite tidbits from the thread, but you can take in more of the wholesomeness right here.

Wholesome twitter thread of trans people sharing stories of acceptance and support from people in their lives, happy tweets | Mel Stone @melstonemusic person who handled my transition best my indian takeout guy went pick up my order makeup first time he went hey, good see look great guessing name isn't <deadname> anymore | el sr tiene un novio muy bonito @czthemeans Replying melstonemusic my first visit my grandparents post- coming out my grandma just said so youre grandson ive been hearing so
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School Plays & Musicals Gone Entertainingly Wrong: A Thread

Anyone who participated in theater as a kid remembers that dizzy, lurching, butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling right before the curtains get drawn. And where does this fear come from? The anticipation of humiliating yourself in front of an audience, of course. And in the age of social media, where everything is documented and immortalized on the internet nearly in realtime, the stakes are much higher than they used to be. Every gaff, flub and disastrous fail has the potential to haunt you for the rest of your life. The only way out is to fully embrace the embarrassment. So what if you fell straight on your face during your monologue as Hamlet. It might have felt like your big break at the time, but you were nine years old and it was hilarious. If you'd nailed it, half the audience would have been asleep halfway through the soliloquy. Now they'll remember it forever.

@nathancykiert recently tweeted an epic theater fail on behalf of a pal who played a particularly clumsy Peter Pan in school. The clip went totally viral and inspired others to share their favorite examples of school play mishaps. Keep scrolling for the funniest highlights from the thread—a little schadenfreude never hurt anyone. 

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20+ People Share Memes That Never Fail to Make Them Lose It

Just like a special one-night-stand or someone "that got away," there are some memes that stay in our hearts forever, a sweet memory that never fails to make us laugh. And that's arguably healthier than having constant intrusive thoughts about a person whose personality is a total projection. Anyway. Twitter user @kittynouveau asked users to share their own special go-to memes in a thread yesterday, and the results do not disappoint. 

While some of the memes shared are specimens we've seen many, many times before (enough with the cats, alright?), others were new to us, and some of those were a delightful amalgam of weird, dumb, and funny. And that's exactly what we gravitate towards. We've put together some of the best submissions in this gallery, but the thread is overflowing with almost every kind of meme. And almost every single one of them is funny.


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45 Paternal Souls Share The Most 'Dad' Things They've Done This Year

Father's Day may have been this past Sunday, but dad behavior is always funny. Twitter user Ryan Nanni decided to pay respects to all dads by asking people to share their most dad-like moments of 2019. The responses did not disappoint. From obsessive compulsively crafty behaviors, to curmudgeonly resistance to socializing, all of these people deserve a fatherly pat on the back.

Funny tweets about the most dad things people have done in the year 2019 | Ryan Nanni @celebrityhottub As do every Father's Day is time us share most Dad thing did this year Being father is not requirement participate will go first developed extensive opinions about dried fruit options. | Ray Schmitt @r_aymo Replying celebrityhottub Told my wife all water toys don't need be our front yard every day let kids neighborhood kill someone else's grass could barely believe said 1:26 PM 6/16/19 Twitter
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'Unpopular Opinion' About Working Weekends Gets Roasted by the Internet

Another day, another terrible Twitter take. The state of how we work has been a major topic of discussion as the world attempts to return to normalcy as Covid-19 seems to be less of a threat for many countries. There have been many think-pieces and Twitter threads about working remotely and fair wages. Then there was the revelation that people would rather quit their jobs than go back to the office. People are starting to question how much of our lives are devoted to work. Which is healthy. Time is precious. We need money, but should we be grinding ourselves to death for it? Or spending 10 hours a week commuting? We don't think so. 

There are, of course, opponents of this radical way of thinking. There are CEOs who are eager to pull the plug on remote work - and the BBC is reporting that the five-day workweek will be re-normalized by 2022. But one person thinks that five days is not enough. Twitter user and venture capitalist (Principal at Atomic) Jordan Kong stoked the ire of a lot of people this past weekend when she tweeted her thoughts on young people trying to work on their careers. 

The sentiment - which seems a little dehumanizing - was not received well. Proponents of balance and "working to live" were quick to share their opposition. Incredulous people shared some roasty zingers. And then, of course, the funny people of Twitter turned the tweet into a snowclone, with some memes showing their disdain for the take and others using it to make jokes filled with pop culture references. Though we're sure some people will disagree, it's nice to see some people standing up for our right to not work. Even if they're doing it through memes.



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Twitter Thread Reveals Bizarre Genius Of Painted African Movie Posters

We've seen some funky movie posters from the Soviet Union and Poland, but Twitter user @Retr0Joe managed to completely overshadow both with his thread of hand painted African movie posters. Apparently, due to licensing issues, some African movie theaters would hire artists to paint the promotional posters for their theaters. Most of these artists were completely ignorant of the film plots, so they'd have to fake it. And apparently that means a lot more guns, a lot more violence, and unexpected cameos from Michael Jackson. And if these aren't enough for you, there are tons more to be found in the thread.

African movie posters that are hand painted due to licensing issues, space jam, mrs doubtfire, jurassic park, michael jackson | tweet by Retr0Joe thread African Movie Posters Due licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave task artists paint posters movies being shown Some artists had no reference movie they drawing so some just guessed Here are my favourites.. SPACE JAM MICHAEL JORDAN BUGS BUNNY badly drawn characters movie poster
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Thread: 'Lord of the Rings' Characters as Bad Ex-Boyfriends

Anyone who has dated men knows that there are many different brands of bad ex-boyfriends. There's the cheater. The narcissist. The deadbeat and the doofus. There are know-it-alls who instinctually mansplain, and then party animals who seem to always have a drink in their hands. Some of them (most of them) share more than one of these lovely qualities.

While it's not usually  fun to go over one's history of bad dating choices, Twitter user Alex Arreliahas managed to spin some classically crappy dude tropes and assign them to our favorite fantasy films: the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's a hilarious - and accurate - thread filled with personality types we wish we were less familiar with. We've put most of the astute tweets in this gallery, but there are even more at the link.

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Train Conductor Uses Detective Work to Bust Fare-Evading Passenger

Train travel can be surprisingly expensive - sometimes it costs more than a flight. On a recent rail trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, comedian Ignacio Lopez witnessed a fellow passenger attempt to lie his way out of his proper fare. Unfortunately for the cheapskate, the train conductor (train guard in Brit-speak) was a hell of a lot smarter than expected. 

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Crafty Kid Cons Adults To Get Out Of Schoolwork

People should never underestimate the lengths someone will go to in order to get out of doing something. The effort may seem antithetical to laziness, but for responsibility-averse people, the result often remains satisfying. This advanced form of avoidance doesn't just bloom with adulthood. It's often a skill that is learned in childhood. And Twitter user @mfpiccolo recently gifted the internet with a thread that proves this scheming starts early. The story is about his niece, who like many other kids these days is attending class on Zoom. It shouldn't be surprising that the experience leaves something to be desired after enjoying ones education IRL. But while most kids have opted to slog through remote learning, this 8 year old decided to hatch a scheme that would leave her free from the oppressive bonds of online education. Her plan didn't just work - it stumped adults for weeks. The 17 tweet saga is so entertaining that Jimmy Kimmel had our little hero (and her mom) on his late night television show. But you don't have to take his (or our) word for it. The whole damn thing can be enjoyed below. 

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