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TIL Leafcutter ants do not actually eat the leaves they cut, instead, they use them to fuel their fungus-based agriculture.

TIL Leafcutter ants do not actually eat the leaves they cut, instead, they use them to fuel their...

I love the fact that there is a species so advanced that it actually has farms.

How do they know what to cut and carry

So basically, they are running a biomass-powerplant. Nature is so lit man!

TIL to verify the hypothesis that some Canadian drivers intentionally run over reptiles, research in 2007 found that 2.7% of drivers intentionally hit reptile decoys masquerading as snakes and turtles. Indeed, several drivers were observed speeding up and positioning their cars to hit the reptiles.

TIL to verify the hypothesis that some Canadian drivers intentionally run over reptiles, research...

On a more compassionate note, 3.4% of male drivers and 3% of female drivers stopped to rescue the reptile decoys

considering a study recently showed that 4% of people show sociopathic tendencies we could say this is a win.

More people stopped to help.

Do they at least apologize afterward?

TIL gaming can make you more violent and less empathetic, but make you happier, more self-aware, improve your eyesight and attention, and grow your brain.

TIL gaming can make you more violent and less empathetic, but make you happier, more self-aware, improve your eyesight and attention, and grow your brain.
TIL gaming can make you more violent and less empathetic, but make you happier, more self-aware, ...

I believe this was proven wrong.

Gaming is ok ... but what about gay-ming~~ling?

Joyful, well coordinated sociopaths. I never realized Tetris would have that effect.

I never realized Tetris would have that effect.

There's been a few tests on Tetris, like the one that helped people get over PTSD, and other stuff too.

The main effect of Tetris on me was to take several hours of my day away.

TIL that the 1983 'Inspector Gadget' TV series is the first animated television series to be presented in stereo sound.

TIL that the 1983 'Inspector Gadget' TV series is the first animated television series to be presented in stereo sound.

Mono

It was for the Doppler effect. They really took it seriously when programming how the go-go gadget siren would sound.

Inspector Gadget unlocks the softest spot in my heart, as a child of the late 80s/early-90s. I'm watching a marathon of episodes on the Pluto TV app, and every time the intro plays I rock the fuck out like I'm in 1st grade and crushing a PB&J while sitting on the carpet two feet from the TV.

I used to love that show. On ABC in Australia the afternoon consisted of Roger Ramjet, Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget and Monkey. We'd play outside when none of those shows were on.

TIL that the inventor of Vaseline believed in the medicinal properties of the product he ate a spoonful of it everyday. He lived to be 96.

TIL that the inventor of Vaseline believed in the medicinal properties of the product he ate a spoonful of it everyday. He lived to be 96.
TIL that the inventor of Vaseline believed in the medicinal properties of the product he ate a sp...

There is now

Wonder if there's such a thing as the Vick's Vapor Rub challenge.

I knew an old man that would eat a spoonful of Vick's Vapor Rub when he was sick. He lived to be 88.

I mean your colon would be a slip n' slide so I guess

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