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This would be a much better reputation than Nelson Mandela deserves

This would be a much better reputation than Nelson Mandela deserves

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never-surrender-to-the-world:

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

The staff is almost lying here. Retry much every supporter of net nuetrality wants to posit this as just making things unequal.

But internet usage isn’t equal. If you don’t use Netflix 12 hours a day, 1) you’re probably incredibly productive 2) you are far less expensive.

Right now, everyone pays the same for different amounts of data. It costs more for your ISP to bring you 1080p video and 20gb games. And lucky you, you don’t pay for all your massive usage.

Now if you read Wikipedia, BBC, and watch standard definition tv and go outside occasionally (like some sort of freak who doesn’t digest Netflix), you’re paying for your Wikipedia and BBC and standard definition. And you’re parking for your neighbor’s Netflix.

Tumblr and Netflix want this to continue because they are very data heavy and this new law would make their businesses less profitable.

But this law basically is just “You’re allowed to charge people and corporations for the share of the data they use”

Maybe this isn’t good for you you don’t think. But it’s fair and anyone who is telling you anything else is just trying to trick you

mindblowingscience:

fluffmugger:

ryttu3k:

shirilee:

keeperofthehens:

love-lust-rockyhorror:

listoflifehacks:


If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”

Uhg.

Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.

But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.

The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.

thank you science side of tumblr <3

Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!

Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.

Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh

Because dude. Dude.  You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive

Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything.

That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.

That refreshing zing from citrus?  Acid.  That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium.  That tart in an apple? Arsenic.  That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea.

Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.

EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.

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never-surrender-to-the-world:

tuxedomamoru:

nilincartierwellsfuyutsukifanfic:

songofages:

This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”

And later the director confirmed it.

DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.

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dreamworks: *accidentally makes unnoticeably gay character* *pats self on back vigorously*

About 3.4% of the population identifies as something other than straight.

About 3.3% of tvs characters on prime time TV identify as something other than straight.

I don’t really see the problem?

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Pro-Tip for Conservatives: There are no first world nations that don't have a welfare system.

never-surrender-to-the-world:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

lejacquelope:

objectivistnerd:

lejacquelope:

The only nations without welfare are third world hell-holes.

You cannot have a modern society without it.

I agree with both of these statements, but your conclusion does not follow. Please provide reasoning and evidence supporting your argument.

I…

What came first the wealth or the welfare state?

Hint: the wealth.

All the nations that have become wealthy have become welfare states doesn’t mean a welfare state makes one wealthy. It could mean that being wealthy makes you more likely to become a welfare state. It probably means that.

But if you want to become wealthier look at what correlates with GDP growth. And ask “does that cause GDP growth?” Because sometimes the answer will be “not really” Third world countries might see much larger GDP growth because they’re GDP per capita is so small to begin with.

Then you’ll be on the right track.

I did a little research for you

These are the OECD (wealthy) countries with the largest welfare states followed by their GDP growth

France 0%
Denmark -0.4%
Belgium -0.2%
Finland -1.4%
Sweden 1.5%

All but Sweden were not just below the OECD average of 1.3%, only one of those economies is growing.

Now these are the OECD countries with the smallest welfare states followed by their growth rates.

Israel 4.8%
Iceland 1.4%
Estonia 3.2%
Slovakia 2.4%
Canada 3.1%

I think those speaks for themselves

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

never-surrender-to-the-world:

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

Actually, you should see “50% of Viking soldiers were women” and think “hmm that doesn’t sound right let me do further research.

Of 13 bodies of Viking Settlers (not soldiers settler) 6 were female.

So not only is this bullshit because they flat out lied when they used the word warrior, a sample size of 13 doesn’t mean shit.

never-surrender-to-the-world:

heyitsbkay:

magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

We watched this the first day of my J1100 class. I literally haven’t looked at my country the same since.

Except this is nonsense.

Although most those stats are accurate a few aren’t which I’ll touch on but that’s not the important bit.

The important bit is looking how high we rank in basically every category. Florida Stare won the football national title in 2013. Did they have the best passing game? No, Texas A&M’s was better. Did they have the best defense? No Michigan State’s was better. Did they have the best running game? No Auburn’s was better.

They were the champions because they were near the top in every category.

Also mistakes:
We are #1 in many other things like entertainment exports, industrial goods production, GDP. At the time this was filmed we had the #1 manufacturing sector in the world.

Also the utter nonsense of the infant mortality statistic in particular is just goddamn stupid. In other countries of a premature baby dies it’s called a miscarriage. In the US we call it what it is: an infant death. So we have a lot more infant deaths.

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).