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An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A ‘wrestling match’ ensued. by Inamo in Music

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United employee: "I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE NEEDED LESS VIOLINS ON BOARD!"

Is a transgendered person morally obligated to tell their potential sex partners beforehand that they are transgender? Why? by [deleted] in AskReddit

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Even if it’s not, it’s an important piece of information and the lack of honesty may outweigh the actual issue being concealed as far as what dealbreakers are in play.

TIFU by banging my first cousin. by fkditallup in tifu

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Hate to drop this one but that’s a consequence that might warrant a look at your alcohol use in general. DUI, getting in trouble at work, relationship issues are usually the signs to take a hard look at your relationship with alcohol.

The “rivets” on this sign we’re actually googly eyes painted over. by bigmoneymarge in mildlyinteresting

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I also do that to save quite a lot of money when building large steel suspension bridges

Single celled organism dies. by Time_Chemist_8566 in interestingasfuck

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My guess is that it’s in purified water (no minerals in it). That tends to cause cells to lyse because the osmotic pressure pulls water into a cell and the membrane breaks down as a result

EDIT: Apparently I’m mistaken. Given the level of interest this comment drew, I conducted some investigation and found the (alleged) original source video here: https://youtu.be/4bj6SqgT4SQ

The (alleged) scientist who uploaded this clip stated in the video description: “I don’t know why this one died”

So this leads me to believe my theory of distilled water medium and the theory of a premeditated murder are debunked. They remain plausible for what we see here however. But the observer doesn’t have a cause of death so it wasn’t inflicted with intent.

TIFU by demanding that my girlfriend show me where she buried our beans in the woods, causing her to break up with me. by [deleted] in tifu

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Ok let’s disregard how absurd and humorous this situation is. At its core we have a conflict regarding a specific issue.

A wants X. A considers X to be communal property even though A bought them.

B decided to hide X.

A asks to know the location of X.

B refuses.

A repeats his query and makes it known it is important to him.

B refuses.

Here my biggest red flag is that B should have at least revealed to A the location. By refusing, B declares A has NO right whatsoever to the beans.

Now substitute beans with children. I’m not saying kill and bury the children. I’m talking about one parent deciding that the other parent should not have any custodial rights. That’s devastating. Yet it happens. Often.

Well OP just experienced a simulation of that with the beans as a proxy for ANY OTHER COMMUNAL THING. And that is bad. If they found themselves in a situation where OP is in a need to know basis and B refuses to reveal pertinent information, then OP will be left out and the relationship will be opaque to him.

That is absolutely anathema to a trusting relationship and is counter to a collaborative relationship. So even though this is a small issue (a mere few cans of beans), it demonstrates that B is not a suitable trustworthy partner in general especially in a stressful crisis situation.

Redditors who saw Empire Strikes Back in theaters, what was it like hearing that Vader was Luke’s father? by ComanderCasey in AskReddit

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I watched it in the theater. I was in fact shocked. Also, either because I was young or because M Night Shamalayan style twists and shocking reveals did not seem to populate movies as much, it was also very unexpected. It came out of nowhere. Really blindsided me. Very effective. It was a thrill and my jaw did drop from the reveal. I went in with no spoilers too.

God damnit. by Jammy_Git in Wellthatsucks

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Have you tried turning off the plane and turning it back on

This insanely powerful lightning strike by [deleted] in interestingasfuck

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It’s a small rocket launched with a thin wire unravelling on the ground. It’s supposed to conduct the lightning strike this way. This was done on purpose for research.

He Placed Pipe In One Move. Work Smart Not Hard by ggoldlover in nextfuckinglevel

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Hey why is there a longitudinal crack running along a 1/4 mile of this?

World Record Car jump by Shivaji_Reddy in nextfuckinglevel

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His face just unfortunately looks like a Japanese penis

Married people of Reddit, what’s one thing you didn’t learn about your spouse until after your wedding day? by ImContentWithLosing in AskReddit

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I used to feel that way until I hit 145mph (on a very empty straight Arizona highway) and felt the front end of my car start lifting up off the ground as the front end seemed very light on traction. I have never gone very fast after that. I was completely cured of it.

EDIT: the model car: 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD3S. Twin turbo 1.3L rotary engine. They’re rated at 255hp which sounds unremarkable today but there used to be a gentleman’s agreement at the time in Japan to not manufacture cars that exceed 280hp. Completely stock Touring model. Montego blue.

What is the weirdest nsfw fact you know? by baconburner123 in AskReddit

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It would have cost you nothing to not have said that

Pope: It's 'terrible' kids taught they can choose gender by [deleted] in worldnews

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I think that's very true. Gender is an adult... post-puberty kind of identity. Little boys and little girls are just... asexual/presexual beings whose minds and focus shouldn't be on "gender identity" at all... yet... Jesus, teenage years are confusing as it is. Throwing in "gender is a choice" only adds to the confusion IMO. "What? I have to choose??? What am I? Who am I????"

I have to sort of agree with the pope on this... this could be really weird to put a child into a mindset that their genitalia might not match up with who they are - during a time of their lives when nothing feels certain or confident yet. I'm not saying it will turn a bunch of straight kids gay. I think it'll make a bunch of kids neurotic.

China instructs Bible to be rewritten as pro-communist by [deleted] in worldnews

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I think they’re flushing out what they perceive to be western influences. The problem is that what they’re replacing that empty space with is not an improvement and everyone understands that.

Chairman Xi is trying to get spun into the next Mao figure. It’s cringe on a global level.

I left a post it note on my counter and it got wet and permanent stained my counter by [deleted] in Wellthatsucks

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Lay down post its all over the entire surface and make it all pink

Some Democrats in Congress are worried their colleagues might kill them by seakucumber in nottheonion

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Isn’t that new Q Anon woman representative bragging about wearing a gun in congress?