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Interesting AF Things That'll Expand Your Horizons

If you're feeling like life is a little dull and it needs some spicing up, there are a number of ways of doing that. Get a crazy new haircut, dedicate yourself to only wearing one color for the rest of your life, try talking without using any vowels. Or, the easiest thing would be to check out our latest collection of memes from r/InterestingAsFuck. They're bound to pique your interest. Don't forget to check out the fascinating content from last week's post. 

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Scientific Diagrams That Look Unintentionally Hilarious

Maybe these would makes sense with a few pages of physics or psychology textbook before and after, but as is, these scientific diagrams just look like jokes. The sheer lack of context is the engine that drives forward the strangeness, but it almost seems like textbook writers wanted to make this stuff as weird as possible.

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Listen to the First Audio Ever Recorded on Mars

A few days, NASA's Mars rover Perseverance touched down on Mars after a six month journey to get there. Perseverance has a busy schedule on Mars with a number of firsts planned. And one of those firsts just happened: Perseverance recorded an audio clip of Mars. This is the first time ever that humans have heard the sound of another planet. Just take a second to let that sink in. Then listen to the sound of Mars in the video below (underneath the first full color photo Perseverance took). Enjoy, Earthlings. 

Here is the first ever recorded sound of Mars
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GIFs of NASA's Mars Rover's Successful Landing on Mars

NASA's latest Mars rover, called Perseverance, had a successful ending to its 292.5 million-mile journey, spanning over six months, from Earth. NASA released footage of Perseverance, or Percy, hurtling towards the surface of Mars with a flimsy looking parachute. However, it landed in Jezero Crater unharmed. 

The rover has a busy schedule on Mars, with plans to execute many firsts: the first attempt to fly a helicopter on Mars, the first recordings of sound on Mars, and of course, a search for ancient life. Samples of Mars (and hopefully fossils) will be sent back to Earth in the 2030s. For now, NASA's scientists are busy celebrating Percy's triumphant landing on Mars. 

NASA's Mars Rover Perseverance has made a triumphant journey to Mars
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NASA Will Try To Fly a Helicopter on Mars

On February 18, 2021, NASA's specially built helicopter Ingenuity will land on Mars and attempt to fly. This will be the first time humans have tested flight on another planet. If you're after more science stories, check out the world's smallest chameleon

NASA is testing a helicopter on Mars to see if space flight is possible
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The World's Teeniest Chameleon is Super Cute

Scientists have just discovered the world's tiniest chameleon, which measures just under 30 millimeters in length. And as expected, it's unbelievably adorable. After more cute animal science stories? Learn why wombats have cube-shaped poop

scientists just found the world's smallest chameleon species
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Why Do Wombats Have Cube-Shaped Poop?

Wombats, one of Australia's unique animal species, are squat and surprisingly strong creatures that snuffle around the Australian bush. Oh, and their poop is cube-shaped. Whaaat? Continue reading to find out why on Earth wombats poop out little cubes. If you're after more animal stories, watch these pandas frolic in the snow.

Scientists figured out why wombats have cube-shaped poop
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Dwarf Giraffes Exist and They Are Freaking Adorable

Dwarf animals are beyond cute. But did you know that giraffes, the lankiest animals on earth, can also have dwarfism? Scroll down to delight your eyes with the cutest thing you'll see all day. 

These dwarf giraffes are half the size of average sized giraffes.
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Run A Car Over This Beetle and It Will Survive

The diabolical ironclad beetle (yes, that's its real name) was discovered in October 2020 and it possibly the most indestructible creature on Earth. It is an inch long and will easily survive being run over by a car. Now that's tough. 

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Rockets Being Transported on Land Are Adorable (GIFs)

We all think of rockets as powerful, phallic machines that blast into space and achieve the impossible. But have you ever seen a rocket being transported on land? It's surprisingly adorable. Here is the story of friendship between SpaceX Starship rocket prototypes SN10 and SN9. SN9 was meant to have a little trip to the outer atmosphere, but the FAA didn't let him go. So his friend SN10 was rolled out and (after a long time) eventually reached his bestie SN9. Continue reading below for the heartwarming story of SN10's journey. If you're after more space-related GIFs, here's a Starship doing a flip

Watch how cute these rockets are when transported on land
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Kangaroos Can Communicate With Humans Like Dogs

We all know kangaroos as bouncing Australian creatures that carry around their joeys in pouches, but they've never been considered particularly intelligent. That is, until a recent study showed that they might be a lot more intelligent than previously thought. 

kangaroos are more intelligent than previously thought
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The Dogs that Helped Advance Science

When you think of dogs, it's normal to think of them as loveable and goofy pets, not as scientists. But many dogs have made priceless contributions to science. Without these good boys and girls, we may not have many of the things today we take for granted. Keep on reading to learn about the dogs that have saved lives, gone to space and more! 

these are the dogs that helped make science what it is today
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Interesting AF Things That'll Capture And Hold Your Attention

Let's be honest: sometimes life can feel a bit boring. And while you could fill that void with buying things you don't need, why not opt for the more enriching (and free) option of feasting your eyes on the endlessly interesting videos and photos from r/InterestingAsFuck. From natural to man-made wonders, these pics and vids are sure to rekindle your interest in the world. See last week's post for even more mind-blowing content. 

interesting intriguing and curious videos photos pics and pictures awesome wow today i learned art graffiti history animals archaeology excavation space | Posted by u/oLjMa 20 hours ago 17 12 e11 3 28 11 More Ir/ALL Bruised banana art using pin and comb. No ink is used. As skin darkens each day more detail is added.
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Giant Pandas Love Rolling in Horse Poop to Keep Warm

You may know giant pandas for their irresistible cuteness, their love of bamboo and their tendency to roll around in the cutest way possible. But here's something you probably didn't know about pandas: they've got a thing for covering themselves in horse poop. Kinda weird, but there's a scientific explanation for it. Keep on reading to find out why pandas have this strange habit. 

giant pandas cover themselves in horse manure to stay warm
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