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The letter X has more uses in math than in the English language.

The letter X has more uses in math than in the English language.

To be fair, it's value in math is variable.

I just hate how when you first learn math the multiply symbol is an x. And then it becomes a variable and you have to use a little dot for multiplication. Like...why change it on us?! Just start with the dot or leave me with my original use of x!

And yet it's still hard to find! Okay sorry I'm leaving

I'm perplexed, your lack of extra sex with a fox must leave you vexed and seeking the exit. Go get your fix of text-based problems about how many xylophones Xenia can stack in six boxes.

Our nervous system has over 200,000 years worth of engineering and yet it still can't tell the difference between a sabre tooth tiger and the 20 members of the audience waiting to see your speech presentation.

Our nervous system has over 200,000 years worth of engineering and yet it still can't tell the difference between a sabre tooth tiger and the 20 members of the audience waiting to see your speech presentation.

I'd rather die than give an embarrassing speech

Absolutely. It seems completely backwards that people are terrified to talk in front of a crowd, but will text on the highway without a second thought. The need to be accepted by the community is an old and deeply-rooted instinct. To us, rejection still actually means death, and we fear it as such.

Sabre tooth tiger it is

I think fear of rejection is actually an evolutionary trait. Early humans needed to cooperate and so rejection from a community could mean death. It's not surprising to me that people fear impressing a group of people as much as they might fear a violent encounter; historically, failure to impress or fit in to your community could also lead to premature death.

Pregnancy is like a group project where one person gets stuck with all the work.

Pregnancy is like a group project where one person gets stuck with all the work.

Jeez I get that men have to pick up a lot of slack when a woman is pregnant but to claim that they do all the work is an exaggeration and frankly pretty sexist

As project managers like to say: "9 women can't have a baby in one month."

Unless they're having Heimdal

Luckily, no one is obligated to undertake this particular group project.

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Couches are amazing to nap on in the afternoon but become strangely uncomfortable if you have to sleep on one at night.

Couches are amazing to nap on in the afternoon but become strangely uncomfortable if you have to sleep on one at night.

It's because the bed/bedroom is imprinted on your brain as the designated recharge station. When you nap on the couch, your brain knows that you're just taking a breather and to not make any hours-long commitments.

Source: probably

Source:probably

Welp, lets pack up boys, we got our answer. Can't argue with that logic.

Idk my couch is pretty comfortable and i would rather sleep on it than my bed.

I have a great bed but I sleep 6/7 nights on my couch because it has access to the good TV.

You could kill a lot of people if you filled bubble wrap with poison gas

You could kill a lot of people if you filled bubble wrap with poison gas

ah ah !

now imagine if cigarettes were deadly !

They call him the unapopper

Im getting mixed messages

OP is now on a list.

There's probably a person smarter than Einstein somewhere in Africa working all day to get a few dollars to feed his children.

There's probably a person smarter than Einstein somewhere in Africa working all day to get a few dollars to feed his children.

A lot more generous than Einstein too. A Nigerian was offering me a fabulous deal involving inherited funds.

A better way to word it would be to say there is probably someone out there with the potential to be smarter...

Unlikely, as intelligence is highly influenced by health, especially during childhood

Edit: grammar

Hey me too! Wonder if it was the same guy? He said he was a prince or something, so I guess I'll ask Dave. He knows everybody.

All non-fiction documentaries are part of the same cinematic universe

All non-fiction documentaries are part of the same cinematic universe

You are also a minor character in that cinematic universe

More like an extra in the background.

I wonder if there have been crossovers

Note to self, continually smoke in the background of shots to become a main character

I wonder if people stranded on deserted islands clean up their 'HELP' or 'SOS' signs before they leave. If not, how many times has a rescue landed and looked for hours for someone that's no longer there?

I wonder if people stranded on deserted islands clean up their 'HELP' or 'SOS' signs before they leave. If not, how many times has a rescue landed and looked for hours for someone that's no longer there?

I saw a post here on reddit where that very thing actually did happen. I'll just use reddit search to find that real quick. I should be back in a jiffy.

Followup question, are there historical records of people stranded on islands that ACTUALLY used the "HELP" or "SOS" made of stones and it actually led to their rescue?

It's a common trope in our media, but I wonder if it has a basis in fact...

EDIT:

Looks like it definitely does happen! More often than you'd expect, from the looks of it.

I imagine you'd usually have to maintain it and nature would take care of them most of the time. Unless you're rolling boulders around to spell it out.

its not a desert island but there are a few mayday signs from captured soldiers in Vietnam that throw people off every once and awhile

I want to see a 2 episode series where Gordon Ramsay sings for Simon Cowell. Then Simon cooks a 3 course meal for Gordon and they critique each other.

I want to see a 2 episode series where Gordon Ramsay sings for Simon Cowell. Then Simon cooks a 3 course meal for Gordon and they critique each other.

It might even end well if they are self aware.

"You sing like I cook!"

"You cook like I sing!"

*Hugs*

That won't work because they're actually the same person.

Then the second episode is them making sweet love

Hmm figures why I haven't seen them in the same room together

They should make separate sound level controls for dialogue and music in movies.

They should make separate sound level controls for dialogue and music in movies.

This would be fantastic ... I ALWAYS have subtitles on, even if it's English on English. I cannot stand not being able to hear what the hell is being said.

Unfortunately, Netflix in Germany very often do not have English subtitles available, though English ones are available when I go back home to Denmark... This logic I will never understand. In some cases I even chose to not watch the movie/show. :(

This would make watching movies much more enjoyable. Especially when trying to without waking the little man.

While I agree that putting the dialogue volume down makes porn way less arousing, this was not the initial premise of my post.

Can relate. It annoys me when Netflix has German subtitles, but only captions for English. "Man coughing in background" Thanks, I noticed.

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