17 Parents Share the Most Devastating Secrets They Keep from Their Kids

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30 CLEVER LIARS WHO ACTUALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT

30 CLEVER LIARS WHO ACTUALLY GOT AWAY WITH IT -

 

 

 

 

 

 


Escape Room Owner Blasts An Destructive Customer's Review With The Truth

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25 Dumb Lies People Told That Failed Miserably

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13 Online Liars Who Got Called Out For Their Reckless Dishonesty

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33 ONLINE LIARS THAT BATHE IN 'THAT NEVER HAPPENED' BATH BOMBS

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11 Fake Photos the Entire Internet Believed Were Real

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Internet users upload millions of photos every day. Different photos make people feel certain ways but pictures that evoke strong emotions often go viral. Everyone likes and shares these pictures but not everyone takes the time to read the comments. If they did, they’d learn that some of the photos are actually fake.

1. Here’s what happened to a rainforest over 10 years.

This photo collage became a hit thanks to the popular #10YearChallenge. On Reddit, this picture is accompanied by text that says that every year, 46,000 to 58,000 square miles of forest are lost to deforestation. The photo looks real especially because of the logo in the right corner. But in fact, this is not a collage of 2 pictures taken 10 years apart, it is one picture from a photo stock. It shows Malasia where the rainforest was removed to increase the territory for growing palm trees.

2. A guy mixing rice

Did you also think a photographer managed to capture this awesome rice-flipping moment? Well, the rice is actually fake. In fact, everything is fake. It’s simply a sculpture that you can buy in a shop in Tokyo where fake foods are sold.

3. Graffiti you can only see in the water

This photo became a hit on many websites. But the truth is, it was edited. Yes, this graffiti really exists and the building is located in Mariampol, Lithuania. And the author of the picture is a street artist named Ray Bartkus who drew the picture upside-down on purpose — for it to be reflected in the water. But the best time to see the picture is when there is no wind and the surface is perfectly smooth. Otherwise, the picture looks like this:

See how the reflection in the first photograph was edited?

4. A lynx and a deer were found in an office under a table. They were hiding from fires in California.

“A fawn and a bobcat cub found under a desk in an office building after the California forest fire rolled through” is what the caption for the viral photo said on RedditTwitter, and other social media sites. Yes, the photo is real but it’s posted every time a forest fire breaks out somewhere in the US. And the caption is different every time. The picture was taken in May 2009 in a building that is owned by a non-commercial team of animal rescuers. During a fire in Santa Barbara, California, these cute animals were found not far from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ranch. And because there were no cages, the fawn and the lynx had to be put in an office. The lynx just ran toward the deer and lied down next to it.

By the way, one of the rescuers took the animals home because he was worried they would not survive in the wild. Later, he even shared a video with the grown-up lynx — he turned out to be very cute!

5. The New Year in Paris

This popular picture shows hundreds of fireworks that were supposedly launched in Paris on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, the photo is fake and we found several pieces of evidence. First of all, on New Year’s Eve, the fireworks are launched from the Eiffel Tower. Secondly, all the fireworks in the photo are at the same distance from the camera. And finally, the Internet users who live in Paris claimthat this is a fake picture. Just take a look at the picture of the real fireworks show above the Eiffel Tower on July 14.

6. A dog sleeping on the grave of its owner every night for 7 years

Almost 60,000 likes and more than 55,000 shares were made by users when they saw the post about a dog that sleeps on a tombstone. The caption says that the dog named Captain has been visiting his owner’s grave for the last 7 years and sleeping there until morning. This photo is absolutely real and so is the story. The problem is, they’re not connected. For example, the same story was linked to a different dog sleeping on a grave as well.

 

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The story was told in the Spanish newspaper, La Voz in September 2012. And here is a video about the animal. You’ll probably notice that the dog there is completely different.

7. “A typical day in Russia”

You can see this photo with a similar title (for example, “Polar Express”) on the Internet. It is said that the photo shows a real white bear getting off the tram somewhere in Russia. You’d be surprised but the photo is absolutely real — it was taken in a town in the Czech Republic and it wasn’t edited. But the bear is not real — it’s a costume that 2 Greenpeace activists were wearing. This “bear” was a part of the campaign, Save the Arctic. It “walked” in European cities to attract attention to the problems in the Arctic.

8. A goose frozen to a pipe warmed a puppy with its wing.

At the end of January, hundreds of thousands of people on social media liked and shared the photo of a shivering goose that froze to a pipe and was warming a puppy with its wings. Allegedly, they were found in Montana. Even though the photo seems to be real, it was taken a very long time ago and most likely, it wasn’t in the US. And on top of all that, the story itself is most likely a lie. These pictures have been shared on Chinese websites since 2017. The earliest post we were able to find was made in March 2017 on NetEase — it’s is a Chinese news platform. The text under these photos says that the puppy was sitting at the side of the road, freezing. Ducks were passing by and the puppy ran toward one of them and it covered it with its wing. NetEase actually allows users to post their own content. So that means that they give their own description to the photos and there is no way to find out if the photo is real or not.

9. A mountain shaped like a turtle’s head

In January 2019, Amazing Nature on Facebook posted a photo that shows a mountain that looks like a turtle. The post went viral but this mountain doesn’t actually exist — the photo was made by combining several pictures. For example, here are 2 of them.

10. A megalodon’s tooth in a whale vertebrae

The photo above shows fossils that look like a megalodon’s tooth and a whale’s bone but they were found in different places at different times. But one talented seller just combined them into one sculpture. This is what the owner of the artifact said about it. And if this were a real megalodon’s tooth stuck in a whale’s vertebrae, it would cost millions of dollars and would most likely be in an archaeological museum.

By the way, this photo was first found online in 2012 and you could even buy the “artifact” for just $125.

11. A cruise ship dumping waste into the sea

The caption to this photo that was published on Facebook not long ago says that this cruise ship is dumping waste right into the sea. This post went viral and users started leaving bad comments and even the national director on the environment of Uruguay had to provide an explanation. In his Twitter account, he wrote that this photo shows the cruise ship starting its turbines in order to drop an anchor. And the brown spots are the sand and the sludge from the bottom.


10 Victorious Times BS-Spreading Liars Got A Lethal Dosage Of Truth On The Internet

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14 Internet Bullsh*tters Called Out On Their Lies

14 Internet Bullsh*tters Called Out On Their Lies

 

 

 

 


Husbands Confess The Craziest Secrets They Keep From Their Wives

Husbands Confess The Craziest Secrets They Keep From Their Wives

 

 

 


20 Women Confess: This Is Why I Lied About Being On Birth Control

20 Women Confess: This Is Why I Lied About Being On Birth Control

 

 

 


11 People Share The Biggest Lies They've Told For Personal Gain

11 People Share The Biggest Lies They've Told For Personal Gain

 

 


15 People Share Their Craziest, Borderline-Dangerous Catfish Stories

15 People Share Their Craziest, Borderline-Dangerous Catfish Stories

 

 

 

MTV struck gold when they picked up Nev Schulman and Max Joseph's show Catfish: The TV Show in 2012; the network televised many of the craziest catfish stories. However, there are tons of other tales of failed romance that never get told. Reddit is the place where many lied-to-lovers flock to air their grievances about fake dates and liars.

Occasionally, these people even find themselves in dangerous situations. Maybe it's about time for people to stop the disastrous Tinder dates and meet each other in random bars, like the good old days.

 

 


Soft Lies Advertisers Are Legally Allowed To Tell You

Soft Lies Advertisers Are Legally Allowed To Tell You

Companies can only tell you the biggest, largest lies that have no factual evidence behind them.


25 TIMES ADVERTISERS STRAIGHT UP LIED TO US

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Dump of all things designed by assholes with the intention to Mislead/Trick the consumer.

 

FAKING THE NUMBER OF COOKIES

BOTTOM THIRD OF THE BOTTLE IS SOLID GLASS

PUTTING FAKE HAIR ON THE AD TO MAKE YOU SWIPE/TAP

PRINTING FAKE HANDWRITING ON THE AD TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SOMEONE YOU KNOW "LOVE'S IT"

Sign made to trick tourists into getting out 97.9 miles before the Niagara Falls

"ROLL" OF STICKERS IS JUST A SINGLE STRIP OF TWENTY.

-17% MORE IN EVERY BOTTLE. FUCKING 1984 CHOCOLATE RATION HAS BEEN INCREASED TO 25 GRAMS SHIT.

THAT IS FUCKING DELIBERATE.  THAT'S NOT EVEN A FUCKUP. BEING DECEPTIVE WITH PIZZA IS FUCKING WEIRD MAN.

THE HARDEST KIND OF MATH

FAKE ERASER? WHY?!

THE PEEL ME IS JUST A STICKER

GRAPH NOT TO SCALE TO MAKE YOUR CREDIT SCORE SEEM LOWER

CHARGING EXTRA FOR LESS FOOD

SHOULD BE ILLEGAL

Worse than Lays

Ever have trouble finding the unsubscribe link?

Hiding the fact that it's free.


24 People Who Can't Stop Lying On Social Media

24 People Who Can't Stop Lying On Social Media

 

 

 


10 Lies That Caused Mass Panic

10 Lies That Caused Mass Panic

Even the smallest little white lie or joke can have huge consequences. Here's just 10 of them.


15 Images That Perfectly Demonstrate Why We Have Trust Issues

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“$60 ’professional’ Halloween makeup — I asked for the photo on the left, with just a little fake blood. On the right is what the makeup artist gave me.”

Evidence that it’s much better to seek only professional help:

Remember to always read the description and check the sizes. Otherwise, you may end up with less than you thought...

This passenger chose a window seat but the window wasn’t there. The flight attendant found a way out.

It seems these motor boots would be perfect for working in a garden, and that’s about it.

Can it be that this haircut looks better from a different angle?

This looks like an ideal Halloween mask...

When you thought you’d be swimming in a big swimming pool:

“My mom ordered my nephew a backpack for school online and this is what came.”

No wonder this was on such a good sale!

This house seemed a little bigger on the property rent site.

It looked much cuter on the package.

A “bucket” of candy that turned out to be much smaller than expected

More evidence that one shouldn’t trust packages:

“Opened a can of green beans and there were diced tomatoes inside.”


13 Of The Biggest Everyday Scams We All Put Up With

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1

saburling -- Phew, good thing I've been eating none of those.

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Superfoods.
They are all products of marketing and fads.
Spinach is better and cheaper than Kale.
Strawberries/Blueberries just as good and cheaper than Acai.
Etc etc.

2

MaxHannibal -- The hate for cable companies spreads far and wide.

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Comcast. Fucking Comcast.
We wouldn't let Bill Gates install internet explorer on his computers but Comcast/timewarner exist.

3

Urine_is_blue -- Please lower the price to $0.25.

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Ink prices. Doesnt even cost them a quarter to manufacture the ink, yet they're selling it $60+.

4

understepped -- Soo misleading.

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50% SALE on every fucking shop window!

5

dictator_in_training -- Hmm should I buy a PS4 or a book I'll never open?

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Textbooks, at least at US universities.
Depending on the subject they can cost anywhere from $100-$400 USD per book. New editions are released annually to ensure that the content remains up to date. (and the price remains high)
For an egregious example: I had a graduate level economics course that required a $300 textbook ($150 when rented for the semester) which actually had an "international version" available online that was the exact same book but instead cost $60 retail. The only thing is that the book was listed as being"not for distribution in the US".

6

Snow776 -- I don't know what this is, but I trust you.

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Jilly Juice - The women gets destroyed on Doctor Phil about her Pseudoscience yet shes still making a killing.

7

Vyorin -- Yes what does that fee even MEAN?

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Paying service fees when paying for something online.

8

AceClown -- Down with fees, please.

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Bolt on fees for bullshit that takes no time at all and generally doesn't have a material cost.
Booking fees and the like, I'm looking at you...

9

AnBaSi -- I mean, just beauty products in general, right?

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Beauty product commercials

10

kaylashaffer -- Yeah, it does seem a bit shady to be able to advertise some of this shit.

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Direct to consumer prescription drug marketing. People shouldn’t go to the doctor and ask for a drug they saw on a commercial by name.

11

roarbeast -- I blame our dumb brains for this one.

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Listing prices as $xx.99 to make them seem cheaper.
It's a psychology trick. It works. We see 199.99 and think "That is less than 200." But it's exploiting human security vulnerabilities.
And worst of all, we could have all these beautiful, round numbers. But instead we end up with a bunch of nines everywhere. Zeroes are more orderly than nines and deserve more respect.

12

Yoinkie2013 -- A great idea.

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A few weeks ago I was in London, enjoying many of the completely free museums they have to offer. I wondered why such world famous museums would be free when they could easily charge money. I saw a sign that said, "this Museum is made free due to lottery funds." And I thought it was really really cool how lottery taxation and profits in London go towards making something so amazing free. I don't know how much lottery money in the states really does go to helpful causes, but I hope it's a lot and isn't just a scam.

13

AyeMyHippie -- Sorry but you're going to jail for spilling the secrets on your ottomans.

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Black Friday sales. The thing that made me realize how fucked it all is was working in a furniture store. We were selling these small storage ottomans for Black Friday. Regular price: $39.99, Sale price: $19.99. You know how much we paid for them? A fucking dollar. I’m breaking my NDA by telling you all this (lol).


10 Documentaries That Lied To You

 

10 Documentaries That Lied To You

The whole reason we watch documentaries is to learn the true story, right? So what about when what we're told by our favorite documentary series' isn't necessarily the truth... This is 10 Documentaries That Lied To You.


10 Laughable Liars Who Need To Quit Their BS Like Yesterday

10 Laughable Liars Who Need To Quit Their BS Like Yesterday

 

 

 


10 Lies Your Doctor Is Telling You

10 Lies Your Doctor Is Telling You

Doctors have, of course, taken the Hippocratic Oath to care for you when you're at your most vulnerable. But that doesn't mean they don't tell a few white lies every now and then... here are 10 lies your doctor may be telling you.


14 People Share Little Lies They Told That Ended Up Consuming Their Lives

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Especially now, in a time where facts can be "alternative" and the truth is harder to find than a tinder soulmate, lying is everywhere. Of course, the first lesson we learn as children is to "never tell a lie," but sometimes something fully insane just slips out and then we're forced to keep it up for days, or even years.

These harmless, goofy lies that teeter on the verge of long-game pranks often make for an uncomfortable yet humorous situation. I still have friends that firmly believe I wrote the music and lyrics to the holiday hit Amy Grant song, "My Grown Up Christmas List," because that's what I told them in third grade. Sure, I could confess now as I'm in my late twenties and have unexplainably no other Christmas pop songs to my name, but why embarrass my second grade self like that?

A recent Reddit thread examines the fun, discomfort and web of confusion that ensues the second a very silly lie is told. Users shared a string of stories of their weirdest untruths and while nobody confessed to being the ghostwriter for Christian crossover musician, Amy Grant, they're pretty great.

 


25 Shameless Manufacturer Deceptions


10 Victorious Times Blatant BS-Spewing Liars Got Called Out

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15 Images That Will Give You Trust Issues

15 Images That Will Give You Trust Issues


Top Food Industry Lies Destroyed By Science

Top Food Industry Lies Destroyed By Science

 

 

When it comes down to food industry lies, a lot of it is right smack in the labeling. You see, here's the thing. The FDA only requires certain things to be put on a label, and there's some very fine, fine details that you need to know. The purpose of this video is to help you understand the biggest food industry lies that you should be aware of, so you could look at a label and understand truly what's going on. I'll break down the science, but also break down the physiology so you understand what's happening in your body, because that's just how I roll.


45 Photos Prove That We Getting Closer To A Dystopian World

45 Photos Prove That We Getting Closer To A Dystopian World

 


A Man Faking Down Syndrome Hires Caregivers To Bathe Him And Change His Diapers

A Man Faking Down Syndrome Hires Caregivers To Bathe Him And Change His Diapers

A Gilbert man was arrested for pretending to have Down syndrome and hiring caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers.

Police say they arrested 31-year-old Paul Anthony Menchaca on September 6 at his home, near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road.

Menchaca reportedly posed as "Amy" and hired a caregiver to bathe and change the diapers of her son with Down syndrome.

The first victim later reported to police that she assisted Menchaca with diaper changes and baths on 30 occasions over the summer. These happened at various locations in the East Valley.

A second and third victim took over caregiving duties starting in July. Police say the three victims all know each other, and all said Menchaca would become sexually aroused as he was being bathed.

ABC15 spokes to some of the caregivers, who asked to remain anonymous, who said the met Menchaca on apps like Carelinx and care.com

"He needed shower and grooming, he couldn't use the bathroom himself, he couldn't really be alone by himself. He acted like a child; his whole demeanor was childlike. He would act in tantrums, talk like a child, act like a child," one caregiver said. "Why would you do that? Why would you make us change you knowing you didn't have to. Why didn't you give us a choice?"

At one point, the first victim became suspicious and followed Menchaca to his actual home, after he was dropped off by another caregiver.

Caregivers assisted Menchaca with diaper changes and baths

She knocked on the door and met Menchaca's parents, then discovered he does not have Down syndrome or need diapers.

Another caregiver hired from Care.com said that Menchaca told her he had a traumatic brain injury.

"He did ask me a few times to come over and help him shower, but I was incredibly uncomfortable with that. I feel disgusted and very uncomfortable. As a CNA I'm so drawn toward people who need help, vulnerable adults, somebody who can't even make it to bathroom themselves," said the caregiver.

All three victims confronted Menchaca who admitted to lying to them. 

Menchaca, who listed his employment as a school crossing guard for the Chandler Unified School District, has been charged with fraudulent schemes and sexual abuse.

The school district said Menchaca resigned August 31 and was employed in various part-time jobs for about two years in support staff positions."

District officials said they conducted fingerprint clearance and reference checks during Menchaca's hiring process, but nothing came up.


15 “Facts” People Thought Were True For Years

15 “Facts” People Thought Were True For Years

 


19 Lies Older Siblings Told Their Younger Siblings To Mess With Them

19 Lies Older Siblings Told Their Younger Siblings To Mess With Them

Being a younger sibling is not all roses. It comes with wearing old clothes, losing at every game you play, and sometimes being told you're colorblind and adopted.


10 Products That Turned Out To Be Complete LIES

10 Products That Turned Out To Be Complete LIES

Have you ever seen those on TV ads and they seem to good to be true. Well you were right.


15 People Shared Some Of Their Deepest & Darkest Family Secrets On Twitter & Shit Got Real

15 People Shared Some Of Their Deepest & Darkest Family Secrets On Twitter & Shit Got Real

Every family has some top secrets that are best kept hidden. While only a few of us would want to dig up the past, when Twitter user Jessi asked people to share their deep and dark family secrets, many just jumped on the bandwagon.

https://twitter.com/lovelyjessij/status/1027529628125147139

And people did share some of the darkest kept family secrets. Well, some of them are really disturbing.


15 OF THE BIGGEST LIES YOU WILL HEAR AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

15 OF THE BIGGEST LIES YOU WILL HEAR AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME

 

 


14 Irritating Cheapskates Who Tried To Dupe People Out Of Their Dollar

14 Irritating Cheapskates Who Tried To Dupe People Out Of Their Dollar

Not only are these people trying to get things for free, they're not even making a good effort at it.


8 Popular 'Science Myths' Where The Truth Is Way Cooler

8 Popular 'Science Myths' Where The Truth Is Way Cooler

There are loads of myths and misconceptions that spring up around science. Sometimes these come from poor scientific understanding, sometimes they come from wilful misleading, but you can pretty much guarantee that everyone you know will believe at least one of them to be true.

It could be something as harmless as believing that the Great Wall of China is the only structure visible from space (it isn't), or something as sinister as thinking that vaccines cause autism (they don't).

More often than not, these myths perpetuate simply because they're much more exciting than the truth. How boring would movie space battles be if they were all perfectly silent? Who really wants to know that their juice cleanse will not actually fix their problems? And who really, truly believes that the five second rule isn't a load of hogwash?

We believe those ones because they're much more interesting and easily digestible that the boring old facts.

However, there are occasions when the truth, in all of its cumbersome complexity, is more fascinating than the myth. Science, after all, is all about exploring the weird and the wonderful, so there has to be a point at which the truth is better than the lie.

8. You Never Grow New Brain Cells

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This myth is often used as a scare tactic to stop people drinking themselves into oblivion every Saturday night, as alcohol is supposed to kill brain cells (also not true, by the way). As well as being perpetuated in the general public, this was also believed and taught within the scientific community for decades.

It used to be thought that adults growing new brain cells would have all kinds of disruptive influences on established neural networks, but this has turned out to be not the case.

In fact, the birth of new brains cells appears to be extremely important. One oncologist noted that cancer patients who were given a drug to inhibit the growth of tumours also had a habit of developing depression, even after they were cured. Turns out that the drug that was inhibiting cancer cell growth was also inhibiting brain cell growth and studies now show that we might be blossoming with more than 700 new neurons per day - enough to completely replace the brain by the age of 50.

This myth also implies that losing brain cells is a bad thing, but it's actually a key part of all of our development. During childhood, your brain creates neural pathways like crazy, but by the time you hit adolescence, you brain begins pruning them to create a more efficient adult brain. This is part of the reason why teenagers are so insane and also the process that transforms us from children into adults.

7. There's No Gravity In Space

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There's a commonly held myth that there is no gravity in space, but it's wrong (that's why we call it a myth). There's actually a lot of gravity in space.

The Earth's gravity is responsible for keeping the moon in orbit, which is 238,855 miles away, so it would be absurd to imagine that astronauts aboard the ISS - a mere 250 miles away - would be free from its clutches.

What's more, gravity, as the bending of spacetime caused by gravitating masses, permeates throughout space. The Earth exerts its gravity on you, but so does the sun, the moon and even the distant Andromeda galaxy at 2.537 million light years away. You're also exerting your own gravitational force on them in your own small way (something to think about if you ever feel unattractive).

In the words of Buzz Lightyear, the astronauts in orbit are actually "falling with style" rather than floating. By traveling past the Earth at the same rate as they falling towards it, they constantly fall around the edge of the planet and remain in orbit.

6. T. Rex Vision Is Based On Movement

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Despite the myth perpetuated by a certain popular dinosaur franchise, the T. Rex is actually thought to have had excellent vision. Those kids were mincemeat.

A professor at the University of Oregon decided to try and see like the dinos saw and set about generating digital models of various dinosaurs, including the infamous T. Rex. Using what we know about the skull structures of T. Rex and assessing the visual fields of related descendents such as alligators, he found that the king of the dinosaurs is likely to have had impeccable vision.

It is thought that T. Rex had 55 degree binocular vision, excellent depth perception and visual clarity up to 13 times greater than that of a human and could possibly see clearly over six kilometres.

Combine this with its top-of-the-range sense of smell (evidenced by its highly developed olfactory centres of the brain), and that T. Rex probably spotted you before you spotted it.

5. We Only Have Five Senses

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If someone tells you that they have a sixth sense, the correct response should really be, "Only six?"

Sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch were first itemised by Aristotle himself. This should have set off warning bells in the first place, seeing as Aristotle, much like Gwyneth Paltrow, is wrong about almost everything.

Whilst these five are broadly speaking how we consciously experience the world, we're actually a lot more perceptive than we give ourselves credit for. Our ability to balance (equilibrioception), our ability to sense where our limbs are (proprioception), our experience of hunger and thirst, our sense of time and our sense of direction are all senses that we have in addition to the big five. Many experts also think that the sensations of pain and itching are distinct from our sense of touch.

So, depending on who you talk to, humans have anywhere between 11 and 20 senses, which is far more than any superhero we've come up with thus far.

4. Lightning Never Strikes In The Same Place Twice

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As far as this one goes, the Empire State Building would definitely beg to differ.

It is unsure as to whether this myth was just made up for the catchy-sounding idiom, but lightning most definitely strikes the same place more than once. If it didn't we'd probably have run out of lightning by now.

With an average of around 2,000 thunderstorms raging across the Earth's surface every day, and the average number of cloud-to-ground strikes hovering at around 20%, lightning strikes the Earth a colossal 432,000 times every day. Even if a huge electrostatic discharge was, for some reason, bothered about which bit it hit, it would probably have run out of space by now.

You can see this from space and the ISS offers a breathtaking view of the Earth being lit up like a Christmas tree by these powerful storms.

In 2003, a NASA study actually found that, not only does lightning definitely strike twice, but mor ethan a third of the time t actually branches out and strikes two places at once.

3. Sugar Makes Children Hyperactive

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Most parents will swear blind that it's the damn sugar that makes their little bundle of joy dismantle the sofa, empty mummy's handbag and shriek like a banshee on a ghost train, but they'd be wrong. That said, it's probably not a good idea to tell them that, as they're probably sleep deprived enough to swing for you.

It's probably more the case that children are much more likely to eat sugary foods in exciting situations such as a birthday party when they would be tearing the wallpaper down anyway, sugar or not. There's also a very real chance that all of that diet coke you're giving them (which can contain as much caffeine as a shot of espresso) is what has got them buzzed out of their tiny minds.

The interesting part is that a child's sugar consumption actually has more of an effect on the parent. A frazzled mum and dad are more likely to perceive hyperactive behaviour in their sprog if they expect sugar to have that effect. They will become less patient, stricter and more irritable if they believe that their kid has eaten sugar.

Obviously, it's still not a great idea to shovel your kids full of sugar unless you want them to be fat, toothless and diabetic before they hit adolescence, but it's not the reason they're currently flushing the contents of your wallet. That's just because they're children.

2. Chameleons Change Colour For Camouflage

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There are plenty of animals that can change their skin colour and even texture for camouflage, and it looks like legit wizardry when they do.

Chameleons, however, are not generally one of them. It changes colour for much more sophisticated reasons.

If, for example, our chameleon is cold, it might change colour to a deep blackish brown, allowing it to absorb more of the sun's warmth. On the flipside, if it overdoses and gets too hot, it might make itself as pale as possible to reflect as much heat and light as it can.

They also change in relation to their mood and female chameleons even have a special colour for when they are pregnant.

The way they do it is the really cool part. Rather than using pigment, they actually have layers and layers of nanoparticles underneath their skin that they are able to manipulate to alter which wavelengths of light reflected and which are absorbed.

They're also pressure sensitive and will change colour if you squish them, just in case you were in the business of getting banned from zoos.

1. Diamonds Are Just Super-Compressed Coal

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What better metaphor could their be for the arbitrary nature of value that human impose on the natural world? Diamonds are simply made of lowly coal, aren't we all idiots for buying into the con?

As poetic as that is, it's simply not true.

Coal is formed by prehistoric plant matter and is almost never found in the same place as diamonds. It is unlikely to migrate any deeper than two miles beneath the Earth's surface, whereas the conditions to create a diamond are generally only found at least 90 miles down.

Diamonds might not be that rare, but to say they're the same as coal does them a disservice. When dated, most diamonds are found to be way older than even the earliest plants on Earth and can be formed in the unbelievably extreme environments of volcanoes or the subduction zones in the planet's crust.

If you really want a diamond made from coal, you could always hit it with a meteorite, but that's arguably even cooler.

 


15 Obnoxious "Geniuses" Whose Leviathan IQs Are Too Much for You to Handle

15 Obnoxious "Geniuses" Whose Leviathan IQs Are Too Much for You to Handle

The internet gives people too many chances to brag, whether they're telling the truth or not. These folks in particular seem to be getting their intelligence confused with their egos, and the resulting moments are cringeworthy to say the least.


11 Bullshitters Who Were Taken Straight To Karma Whore Court

11 Bullshitters Who Were Taken Straight To Karma Whore Court

 

 

These people tried to spew FALSE NEWS and got their own poo poo flung straight back in their face. And if there's one thing worse than a person with egg on their face, it's a person with actual shit on their face.

For their crimes, we sentence them to a thousand years in prison for being annoying little turd slingers.

 

 

 

 

 


10 Lies Movies Tell You About Sex

10 Lies Movies Tell You About Sex

 

Looking for reality or guidance from movies is probably a bad idea. They're designed to be entertaining and it won't help us enjoy them more if we start demanding realism out of everything we see. After all, Bill Pullman is charming and everything, but we wouldn't necessarily want him as the actual president, you know?

But in an age when we're demanding more realism in some areas of cinema- we want our war to look like real war and our talking animals to look like real talking animals- we're still neglecting on screen sexuality.In fact, unless you're straight and uninterested in kink, it's rare for you to see anything that even vaguely resembles your sex life on screen. And even if you are straight? They're probably still not getting it right.

According to Hollywood, only attractive women are doing it (though oftenwith significantly less attractive men if Adam Sandler movies are anything to go by). Candles light magically when you're in the mood and everyone makes the perfect amount of eye contact at all times.

If that doesn't sound right to you, never fear- it's not you, it's them. Here are some more lies that Hollywood is telling you about sex.

10. Standing-Up Sex Is Awesome

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Now, let's get this out of the way first. Standing-up sexcanbe enjoyable. All sorts of fun can be hadwith one or both or all members of a sexual encounter getting bipedal but most of them involve either the people facing away from each other or same gender pairings.

The usual "guy picks up a woman and she wraps her legs around him and they go at it without either of them seeming to get tired" look is just unrealistic. If thisisyour go to sex move, one question for you: exactly how many core exercises are you doing?

This move also assumes that women only sleep with men who are a lot taller and bigger than them which isn't even true in Hollywood. After all, how often has Tom Cruise been a leading man?

9. Women Orgasm During Sex

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It is estimated that around 1/3 of women orgasm from penetrative sex and given that people tend to overstate these things in a survey situation, the real number could be even lower. Most women require stimulation of other kinds to orgasm and even then it often takes a little time.

But you wouldn't know this from cinema. In movies, scenes often go from zero to full on intercourse in seconds and women appear totally happy about this situation, despite the fact that in real life it takes a little more prep than just jamming it in and hoping for the best.

Women also start to make major O-face within about 30 seconds of mindless banging away. And while we're on this- why are the female orgasms onscreen so graceful and delicate? Just a tremor and a gasp andit's all over? Have these filmmakers ever actually witnessed female pleasure?

8. Married People Aren't Having It

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According to recent statistics, married people in America and England are having more sexthan unmarried people. Now, obviously this makes sense if you think of unmarried people as "single". But that group includes people in relationships who are unmarried, too.

So if married couples appear to be enjoying a healthy sex life, why is the stereotype in films still that sex stops as soon as rings are exchanged? Sure, there are married couples who don't do much getting down, just as there are single people and unmarried couples who do the same. But it's not the default, as movies imply.

Perhaps this is because cinema is still pretty old-fashioned in showing relationship types of any kind. Most married couples on screen are still heterosexual, with a nagging wife and a useless husband. It's not surprising they have trouble making that dynamic erotic.

7. Nobody Uses Condoms

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Picture the scene: a man and a woman who have been fighting for monthsfinally realise they're meant to be together (sure, OK). The lights are appropriately dim and a bra is swiftly removed. He lays her down gently on the bed (remember, all men are strong enough to lift their female partners), climbs on top of her and...reaches over her head to open his bedside drawer and remove a condom? Nope. Never happens.

If we all had sex with us much regard for safety as they do in films, rates of pregnancy and STIs would shoot way way up. And the weirdest part is that it usually isn't a plot point. It's rare for a female character to wake up and say "Oh no, I accidentally had unprotected sex last night. I should head to the pharmacy for a morning after pill".

Non-heterosexual sex is still so rarely shown on film that it's hard to say if they get protected sex right in that case either. Regardless, a more realistic approach to contraception would add considerably to the realismof sex scenesgenerally.

6. One Same Sex Experience Makes You Gay

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Studies show that fewer and fewer young people are identifying as entirely heterosexual or entirely homosexual. Sexual fluidity and bisexuality are hardly new concepts but they're becoming much more widely recognised as legitimate and reasonably common.

Not in films, though. Generally, mainstream cinema takes an extremely narrow view of sexuality. While most major characters are still heterosexual, there is a slowly increasing number of homosexual characters (though usually in smaller roles).

But if someone sleeps with someone of the same gender in a movie, even if they have slept with people of a different gender in the past andseemingly enjoyed both experiences?Or even if they'vebeen in love with people of other genders before but are now in love with someone of the same gender? Bam. Definitely homosexual. Do not pass go, do not collect any nuance whatsoever.

5. Men Always Want It More

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Or, alright,somewomen want it more and they are usually either bad, bad news or crazy or much older women pursuing much younger men (a woman in her 40s is allowed to be attracted to a man in his 20s provided she looks 10 years younger than she is and it's played for laughs). Generallythough, films will feature men desperately trying to sleep with women who are uninterested at best.

This is so far from an accurate reflection of reality that it's bordering on self-parody at this point. Sure, maybe in the good (bad) old days, women were expected to steer clear of sex until marriage and even then only do it because their husbands wanted to.

But female sexual desire is finally losing its stigma, so why are films still acting as though male sex drives are always higher? Is every filmmaker's fantasy and/or reality sleeping with reluctant women? That's kind of messed up, guys.

4. Saying The Wrong Name Happens All The Time

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Have you ever said the wrong name during sex? As in, not the name of the person or people who you are, at that time, having sex with? If you have, do please tell us about it in the comments because we're having a hard time believing this phenomenon is real.

A typical use of this trope in a filmis that, mid-coitus,someone will cry out the name of someone else and then things will get extremely awkward. What's weird(er) is that often that'll be the only thing they say. This isn't a slip-up in the middle of some dirty talk. It's just one, incorrect word.

Ifpeople truly do this in the throes of passion (whateverthatmeans), then, Hollywood, our sincere apologies. But if not, maybe find a more creative way of causing conflict between a couple rather than blatantly having one half think about someone else?

3. Women Sleep In Bras

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There were a lot of unrealistic things about theSex And The Cityfranchise. The expensive lifestyles on not-huge salaries. The amount of drinking that took place during the day which somehow never led to drunkenness or hangovers. But one of the most unrealistic things of all was that Carrie Bradshaw always slept in a bra.

And not just slept in a bra.SATC, along with many other TV shows and movies, would have us believe that women almost always leave their bra (which matches their pants, but that's a whole other gripe) on during sex acts. This pattern has likely emerged due to nudity clauses in contracts but there are other ways around it.

Where is the woman having sex wearing just her partner's uni sweatshirt and some socks? Surely that is more realistic than doing it and then falling asleep in your £300 matching set from Victoria's Secret and waking up with no visible discomfort from 7 hours of underwire jabbing you in the ribs.

2. Lube Doesn't Exist

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Here are a few times that people might use artificial lubrication during a sexual act. When a man and a woman engage in penetrative sex. When a man and a man engage in penetrative sex. When a woman and a woman engage in penetrative sex.

When having sex in water. When toys are used. For foreplay of almost any kind. For just about anything that anyone of any gender wants to do in the bedroom, if they feel it will enhance the experience or get things goingfaster or more pleasurably.

Here are the times lube is used during a sexual act in cinema... (crickets). The only time lube is even caught sight of in most mainstream movies is in conjunction with a drawer full of sex toys (or similar) and then it's used to show that the person who owns it is a sexual maniac.

1. The First Time Will Be Either Perfect Or Horrific

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Let's be honest here: most first times are not amazing. And not just losing-virginity first times, but first times with new people or first times trying new things. No matter how attracted to someone you are, it can be a little awkward or underwhelming or just plain oldfinewhen you first get together.

And that's OK! But according to movies, your first time with someone will either be THE GREATEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE, with mutual orgasms and a killer soundtrack, or it'll be THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU, with zero orgasms and a fight.

It may not create as much drama but you're much more likely to have a middling first sexual encounter than either a catastrophic one or a mind-blowingly good one. And if you are lucky enough to have a mind-blowingly good one? You're probably not standing up to do it.

 


18 LIES PEOPLE FEEL STUPID FOR BELIEVING ?

18 LIES PEOPLE FEEL STUPID FOR BELIEVING ?

 

Everybody lies. And sometimes, as kids, we fall for the biggest pieces of BS our family and friends can come up with. It’s one thing to fall for a sophisticated lie like these ones. It’s another to just believe the most basic horse shit people could come up with.

“My favorite is when I found a really huge and beautifully shaped icicle. I broke it off and showed my dad and he told me to put it by the fire to preserve it. I was 3.” – u/SometimesTheresSun

 


“In 1st grade I was super shy and had maybe 1 friend. A random kid in class said I could have his Swiss roll. I was super excited of course and ate it. Then another kid comes in and is searching for his Swiss roll and 1st boy tells him I ate it.

Still get embarrassed and upset about this and it’s been a billion years. Fucking kid.”– u/j_ag1739

 

 

 

“When I was ~5 and my family was driving somewhere, my older sister convinced me that you could tell someone had died because their hands would be cold.

Cut to my sister patiently waiting for 10 minutes with a can of ice cold soda in her hands, then to her pretending to die in the backseat with me next to her, then to me feeling her hands, then to me freaking out hysterically.” – u/MayneMan08

 

 

 

“I used to believe everything my dad told me until I was about 8 or 9.

We lived in a few really sketchy areas before my parents bought our first house. My dad was telling me stories about crazy stuff that happened in our old neighborhoods and he snuck in a story about a serial killer who used to break into houses and pour dry breakfast cereal down people’s throats while they slept. I believed it for years until one day I was thinking about it and … cereal killer. I immediately called him and yelled at him. He laughed so hard he cried.” – u/Sammichface

 


“When I was five, a kid told me he knew the Power Rangers and he’d ask them to swing by my house later that day and say hi. I sat on the curb for over an hour. I asked the kid if he was lying the next day and he told me they were just busy.

I still believed him.” – u/gankylosaurus

 

 

 

“This cheat code makes lara naked.

Turns out it makes her explode.” – u/cstrife16

 


“That my mom wouldn’t get mad if I told her the truth.” – u/Galpticose

 

 

 

“I didn’t realize The Blair Witch story was completely made up until just a couple years ago. I knew the first movie was fake but I thought the backstory was an actual thing.” – u/InRustWeTrust

 

 

 

“I’ve been penting this one up for years.

-grade 4 -played Super Smash Bros GameCube.
-grinded so hard for all the characters -worked SO hard to get Mewtwo -literally never put that much effort in anything else in my life -told my friend in class about it the next day and he was like yeah I have that too and (insert some crazy character I didn’t even know was in the game) -told me to come to his house the next day with the memory card and he would copy and transfer his data to mine.

-go home -plug in memory card -mother fucker must have copied my file and just deleted all my progress, I’m back to new game. -that character didn’t even exist in the game.

His excuse. “Oh whoops it didn’t work”.” – u/FloydMaywether

 

 

 

“I used to love that movie air buddies and there was a special feature where “”the dogs talked about what it was like to act for the movie.”” I thought this meant they really could talk, because they were being interviewed like real actors. Not necessarily a lie, but hey.” – u/saproo

 


“My parents told us that the ice cream truck was just the music man, who drives through the neighborhoods playing music. I don’t know when I finally figured it out.” – u/neuro_squid

 

 

 

“When I was 9 my neighbor convinced me she was a twin and would run inside the house to change clothes and come back out as the twin.” – u/PearPearBear

 

 

 

"That raw marshmallows give you worms.

My dad was sick of me and my brother not cooking the marshmallows over the fire during our camping trip, so he told us that tale. I somewhat believed it, but my brother fell for it completely and told kids at school.

Cue a dinner conversation later where my brother learned the truth after being mercilessly teased at school, which resulted in my mom glaring at my dad and my dad going “well I didn’t think he’d actually believe me!!!” Hilarious times.” – u/applekins20

 

 

 

“When i was 4 or 5 i woke up and went to the kitchen for breakfast. My dad greeted me and told me to go into the bathroom and smell the rose he left for my mom. I skipped over to the bathroom thinking what a great dad he was and so nice to get my mom a flower for no reason. I opened the door and gave a deep deep whiff, only to smell the remnants of his morning dump. It was awful.” – u/Labrador_Retriever

 


“My grandma and I used to always play a version of punch bug where if you saw one driving, shout the color and you win. She told me that she had a calendar for the color of the day and every single time I shouted a color she would tell me it didnt count because it wasnt the color of the day. It was a rude awakening when I discovered no such calendar existed.” – u/imaed_dis

 

 

 

“When I was 4-5 I wanted lobster at a sea food place. My parents convinced me that shrimp are tiny lobsters. Innovative and cheap solution to a stubborn pain in the ass of a child.” – u/Keegan2

 

 


“Until 9’th grade i used to believe that one testicle gave you boys and the other one gave you girls, the fucker that told me about this went as far as creating a new surgery where one would pop a ball to get the other gender, when i asked him why i never heard of it he told me the nobody wants to pop his balls.

Flawless logic.” – u/A-alalsheikh

 

 

 

“When I was a kid, my cousins and I were swimming in a local lake and found some money (I think it was a 20) at the bottom. For some reason, when we went to the movie theater later that day I told the ticket taker about it. He exclaimed, “Oh, I lost money at that lake!” I didn’t name the lake and it was definitely not his, but I completely believed him.” – u/stupid_sexy-flanders

 

 

 

“My dog went to live at my Grandpa’s farm.” – u/duschin


BULLSHIT INTERNET STORY OR TRUTH? Upset Home Owner Gets Sweet Revenge On Disrespectful Party Goers

BULLSHIT INTERNET STORY OR TRUTH? Upset Home Owner Gets Sweet Revenge On Disrespectful Party Goers

 

 


10 Aggressively Unreasonable Bullsh*tters Who Got Swiftly Shut Down

10 Aggressively Unreasonable Bullsh*tters Who Got Swiftly Shut Down


10 Liars Who Got Caught In Their Web Of Lies

10 Liars Who Got Caught In Their Web Of Lies

 

 


13 Of The Dumbest Things People Believed When They Were Young

13 Of The Dumbest Things People Believed When They Were Young

When we're born, we are basically dumbass blobs who know nothing. As time goes on, we get some forming and molding from our parents and teachers but trust me, we are still very dumb, even into adulthood. These 13 people recalled the dumbest things they believed as kids for some reason, and you know what, I'm not even gonna make fun of them because I was no better:

1. It's 10-to-a-bed Japenese-style sleeping over there.

When I was about 4, my older sister told me that since the population of Japan was so high, Japanese people slept sideways on their beds so they could fit more people on every bed. I believed it until I went to a sleepover at 13 and suggested that we sleep "Japanese-style" on the bed so everyone could fit.

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2. I mean, you never know.

I used to think NHL training camps were held in the woods and the players practiced on frozen ponds.

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3. Nah, that might be a form of strange foreplay tho.

I for real thought that gay sex was like sword fighting with dicks. I went to a Catholic school so asking for clarification was out of the question.

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4. Such harmless lies can snowball when you're a dumb child.

That "Inc." meant "in North Carolina."

I live in NC and my dad told me that that is what it meant and I believed it for an embarrassingly long time.

I still cringe when I think about it.

"Monsters in North Carolina" ugh

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5. No one likes the guy who froze the whole world.

When I was young my parents told me that if I kept leaving the fridge open then I would freeze the whole world and then no on would like me :(

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6. How does one walk a dog incorrectly?

My aunt said that she put a camera in my dog so I would walk him correctly

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7. All the strength went from his body to his brain.

That Stephen Hawking was in wheelchair because he was too intelligent. Y'know like his brain was damaged from being so smart

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8. That's actually...a great idea?

My sister and I believed that the ghosts in Pac-Man were played by kids in other countries who played the opposite video game.

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9. "For a bunch of buff jocks, they sure can sing a nice tune."

That the rock group The Eagles were actually The Philadelphia Eagles doing a side project. When you're 7 and hear "This is the latest from The Eagles" being announced on the radio and your Dad is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, what are you supposed to think?

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10. The dad's reaction is hilarious.

I was fortunate enough to have a computer when I was growing up back in the early 90s. We had a few games on floppy disc that I played all the time but I always wanted more and couldn't convince my parents to buy them for me.

One day my dumb ass thought "if I just scribble out the name of the game on the disc and write the name of the game I want...that should do the trick!"

I told my dad about my idea and he just shook his head. He was probably ashamed of the idiot he was raising. I wasn't discouraged though. I grabbed a pen and scribbled "ghost busters" on a copy of some flight simulator game, popped it in and fired it up.

I was disappointed. I'm also still not a smart man.

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11. Sounds like actual hell for the actors.

I used to believe that all tv commercials were live and that the actors had to come back and do the commercials during every break!

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12. Thank god we are not designed this way.

I believed that when a woman was pregnant with anything more than twins, the babies weren't all in her stomach area because there was no way they would fit. At the time there was a news story about someone who had sextuplets and I thought the setup was two in the stomach, one in each calf, and one in the underside of each arm.

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13. I love the idea of limiting your poop outpoop in fear of ass deflation.

Poop was kept in your butt cheeks and if you pooped too much poop your butt would deflate.

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7 People Who Got Shut Down For Weaving A Web Of Lies On The Internet

7 People Who Got Shut Down For Weaving A Web Of Lies On The Internet

 


Instagram Beach Hottie Is Busted Using Some 'EXTREME' Filters


10 Lies Movies Tell You About Sex

10 Lies Movies Tell You About Sex

Looking for reality or guidance from movies is probably a bad idea. They're designed to be entertaining and it won't help us enjoy them more if we start demanding realism out of everything we see. After all, Bill Pullman is charming and everything, but we wouldn't necessarily want him as the actual president, you know?

But in an age when we're demanding more realism in some areas of cinema- we want our war to look like real war and our talking animals to look like real talking animals- we're still neglecting on screen sexuality.In fact, unless you're straight and uninterested in kink, it's rare for you to see anything that even vaguely resembles your sex life on screen. And even if you are straight? They're probably still not getting it right.

According to Hollywood, only attractive women are doing it (though oftenwith significantly less attractive men if Adam Sandler movies are anything to go by). Candles light magically when you're in the mood and everyone makes the perfect amount of eye contact at all times.

If that doesn't sound right to you, never fear- it's not you, it's them. Here are some more lies that Hollywood is telling you about sex.

10. Standing-Up Sex Is Awesome

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Now, let's get this out of the way first. Standing-up sex can be enjoyable. All sorts of fun can be had with one or both or all members of a sexual encounter getting bipedal but most of them involve either the people facing away from each other or same gender pairings.

The usual "guy picks up a woman and she wraps her legs around him and they go at it without either of them seeming to get tired" look is just unrealistic. If this is your go to sex move, one question for you: exactly how many core exercises are you doing?

This move also assumes that women only sleep with men who are a lot taller and bigger than them which isn't even true in Hollywood. After all, how often has Tom Cruise been a leading man?

9. Women Orgasm During Sex

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It is estimated that around 1/3 of women orgasm from penetrative sex and given that people tend to overstate these things in a survey situation, the real number could be even lower. Most women require stimulation of other kinds to orgasm and even then it often takes a little time.

But you wouldn't know this from cinema. In movies, scenes often go from zero to full on intercourse in seconds and women appear totally happy about this situation, despite the fact that in real life it takes a little more prep than just jamming it in and hoping for the best.

Women also start to make major O-face within about 30 seconds of mindless banging away. And while we're on this- why are the female orgasms on screen so graceful and delicate? Just a tremor and a gasp and it's all over? Have these filmmakers ever actually witnessed female pleasure?

8. Married People Aren't Having It

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According to recent statistics, married people in America and England are having more sexthan unmarried people. Now, obviously this makes sense if you think of unmarried people as "single". But that group includes people in relationships who are unmarried, too.

So if married couples appear to be enjoying a healthy sex life, why is the stereotype in films still that sex stops as soon as rings are exchanged? Sure, there are married couples who don't do much getting down, just as there are single people and unmarried couples who do the same. But it's not the default, as movies imply.

Perhaps this is because cinema is still pretty old-fashioned in showing relationship types of any kind. Most married couples on screen are still heterosexual, with a nagging wife and a useless husband. It's not surprising they have trouble making that dynamic erotic.

7. Nobody Uses Condoms

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Picture the scene: a man and a woman who have been fighting for months finally realise they're meant to be together (sure, OK). The lights are appropriately dim and a bra is swiftly removed. He lays her down gently on the bed (remember, all men are strong enough to lift their female partners), climbs on top of her and...reaches over her head to open his bedside drawer and remove a condom? Nope. Never happens.

If we all had sex with us much regard for safety as they do in films, rates of pregnancy and STIs would shoot way way up. And the weirdest part is that it usually isn't a plot point. It's rare for a female character to wake up and say "Oh no, I accidentally had unprotected sex last night. I should head to the pharmacy for a morning after pill".

Non-heterosexual sex is still so rarely shown on film that it's hard to say if they get protected sex right in that case either. Regardless, a more realistic approach to contraception would add considerably to the realism of sex scenes generally.

6. One Same Sex Experience Makes You Gay

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Studies show that fewer and fewer young people are identifying as entirely heterosexual or entirely homosexual. Sexual fluidity and bisexuality are hardly new concepts but they're becoming much more widely recognised as legitimate and reasonably common.

Not in films, though. Generally, mainstream cinema takes an extremely narrow view of sexuality. While most major characters are still heterosexual, there is a slowly increasing number of homosexual characters (though usually in smaller roles).

But if someone sleeps with someone of the same gender in a movie, even if they have slept with people of a different gender in the past and seemingly enjoyed both experiences?Or even if they've been in love with people of other genders before but are now in love with someone of the same gender? Bam. Definitely homosexual. Do not pass go, do not collect any nuance whatsoever.

5. Men Always Want It More

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Or, alright, some women want it more and they are usually either bad, bad news or crazy or much older women pursuing much younger men (a woman in her 40s is allowed to be attracted to a man in his 20s provided she looks 10 years younger than she is and it's played for laughs). Generally though, films will feature men desperately trying to sleep with women who are uninterested at best.

This is so far from an accurate reflection of reality that it's bordering on self-parody at this point. Sure, maybe in the good (bad) old days, women were expected to steer clear of sex until marriage and even then only do it because their husbands wanted to.

But female sexual desire is finally losing its stigma, so why are films still acting as though male sex drives are always higher? Is every filmmaker's fantasy and/or reality sleeping with reluctant women? That's kind of messed up, guys.

4. Saying The Wrong Name Happens All The Time

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Have you ever said the wrong name during sex? As in, not the name of the person or people who you are, at that time, having sex with? If you have, do please tell us about it in the comments because we're having a hard time believing this phenomenon is real.

A typical use of this trope in a filmis that, mid-coitus,someone will cry out the name of someone else and then things will get extremely awkward. What's weird(er) is that often that'll be the only thing they say. This isn't a slip-up in the middle of some dirty talk. It's just one, incorrect word.

If people truly do this in the throes of passion (whatever that means), then, Hollywood, our sincere apologies. But if not, maybe find a more creative way of causing conflict between a couple rather than blatantly having one half think about someone else?

3. Women Sleep In Bras

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There were a lot of unrealistic things about the Sex And The City franchise. The expensive lifestyles on not-huge salaries. The amount of drinking that took place during the day which somehow never led to drunkenness or hangovers. But one of the most unrealistic things of all was that Carrie Bradshaw always slept in a bra.

And not just slept in a bra. SATC, along with many other TV shows and movies, would have us believe that women almost always leave their bra (which matches their pants, but that's a whole other gripe) on during sex acts. This pattern has likely emerged due to nudity clauses in contracts but there are other ways around it.

Where is the woman having sex wearing just her partner's uni sweatshirt and some socks? Surely that is more realistic than doing it and then falling asleep in your £300 matching set from Victoria's Secret and waking up with no visible discomfort from 7 hours of underwire jabbing you in the ribs.

2. Lube Doesn't Exist

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Here are a few times that people might use artificial lubrication during a sexual act. When a man and a woman engage in penetrative sex. When a man and a man engage in penetrative sex. When a woman and a woman engage in penetrative sex.

When having sex in water. When toys are used. For foreplay of almost any kind. For just about anything that anyone of any gender wants to do in the bedroom, if they feel it will enhance the experience or get things going faster or more pleasurably.

Here are the times lube is used during a sexual act in cinema... (crickets). The only time lube is even caught sight of in most mainstream movies is in conjunction with a drawer full of sex toys (or similar) and then it's used to show that the person who owns it is a sexual maniac.

1. The First Time Will Be Either Perfect Or Horrific

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Let's be honest here: most first times are not amazing. And not just losing-virginity first times, but first times with new people or first times trying new things. No matter how attracted to someone you are, it can be a little awkward or underwhelming or just plain old fine when you first get together.

And that's OK! But according to movies, your first time with someone will either be THE GREATEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE, with mutual orgasms and a killer soundtrack, or it'll be THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU, with zero orgasms and a fight.

It may not create as much drama but you're much more likely to have a middling first sexual encounter than either a catastrophic one or a mind-blowingly good one. And if you are lucky enough to have a mind-blowingly good one? You're probably not standing up to do it.