Chicken Nuggets

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And that is why my parents can never take my cooking seriously.

So one time I was home alone and it was around dinnertime when I decided to make myself something to eat. I opened the freezer and dug around until I found what appeared to be chicken nuggets in an unopened plastic bag that for some reason, didn’t have any cooking instructions.

Thinking that my parents must have thrown away the box for box tops, I called my mom to ask how long and at what temperature to cook chicken nuggets. She told me both of them, I laid out about 20 on a tray and stuck it in the oven, setting the timer before I walked out of the kitchen. When it was almost time to get my chicken nuggets, I walked into a cinnamon scented kitchen.

I searched all over that kitchen, trying to find the cinnamon scent, leading me to the oven. I decide to turn on the oven light to see if maybe my mom had stuck some cookies in the oven and forgot to bake them, but instead, I find that the tray my chicken nuggets were on has cookies on it instead!

As I’m trying to process what just happened, I hear the front door open and my mom shout delightedly, “Ooooo what’s that smell?” She walks into the kitchen and catches my confused expression. That’s when the spark ignited and she realized exactly what had happened. Somehow in some form, I had accidentally baked snickerdoodles.

And that is why my parents can never take my cooking seriously.

Via: thoughtcatalog.com

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Unskilled and Unaware People Who Thinks They Are Smart

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One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.

Actually I am Talking About The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect (also known as Mount Stupid or Smug Snake), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence or specifically, their incompetence at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else.

This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves. In simple words it’s “people who are too ignorant to know how ignorant they are”The inverse also applies: the unusually competent people tend to underestimate their ability compared to others; this is known as impostor syndrome.

The principle is illustrated indirectly by the common saying that “I’ve learned enough about to know what I don’t know.” The implication is that someone who hasn’t learned much about the subject would have no appreciation for how much there is to learn about it, and so might grossly overestimate their level of understanding.

The effect can also be summarized by the phrase “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” A small amount of knowledge can mislead a person into thinking that they’re an expert because this small amount of knowledge isn’t a well known fact.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Dunning and Kruger properly proved its existence in their seminal, 2000 Ig Nobel Prize winning paper “Unskilled and Unaware of It” doubtless at great risk to personal sanity

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They Found a Human Skeleton

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A very large old building was being torn down to make room for a new skyscraper. Due to its proximity to other buildings it could not be imploded and had to be dismantled floor by floor. While working on the 49th floor, two construction workers found a human skeleton in a small closet behind the elevator shaft. They decided that they should call the police.

When the police arrived, the workers led them to the closet and showed them the skeleton. It was fully clothed, covered in cobwebs and dust and sitting in a crouched position. They all found the sight of this skeleton disturbing and wondered who it could have been and how they wound up in the closet.

The police forensics team removed the body and demolition of the building was put on hold until the police figured out the identity of the corpse. Two days went by and the construction workers were becoming impatient. They couldn’t stand it any more. They had to know who they had found.

They called the police and said, “We are the two guys who found the skeleton in the closet and we want to know who it was.”

The policeman said, “It’s somebody kind of important.”
“Well, who was it?” they asked.

The policeman replied, “The 1956 National Hide-and-Seek Champion.”

Via: Scary For Kids

Use Common Sense and Save One Million Dollars.

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During the heat of the space race in the 1960’s, NASA quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules. After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of $1 million. The pen worked in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and also enjoyed some modest success as a novelty item back here on earth.

The Soviet Union, when faced with the same problem, used a pencil.

Via: Smart Jokes

The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.

Truth or Not But This Conspiracy Theory is One of It’s Kind

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You already know about many hard to believe conspiracy theories but you need to be a serious conspiratorial thinker before you read about this one. Believing on conspiracy theories is a matter of faith i believe, rather than proof. Some people or many find these conspiracy theories real and truth. According to these people, nothing happens by accident, nothing is as it seems, and everything is connected but there are those who don’t want to believe at any cost. But i am stunned after i find out that those holes in a jeans are not some ordinary holes, seriously.

Jeans With a Hole Fashion

Once upon a time, some unsung style hero realized that just because his favorite jeans developed a hole in the knee or a few scrapes on the thigh, that there was no law requiring him to immediately toss them in the trash. In fact, he probably noticed that his old beaten-up denim actually looked pretty badass. The rest is of course is history. Even since, guys have turned to ripped jeans in their efforts to channel punk rockers, grunge superstars, or even their favorite rapper. But these days there’s an inundating amount of pre-ripped jeans on the market, and not all of them are perfect. Actually, ripped jeans, whether they’re artfully draped on a rack in some designer store or they were crafted DIY style, are one of the easiest things to screw up.

Ripped Jeans Conspiracy Theory

In November 2017, the Islamist newspaper Yeni Akit claimed that the fashion trend of “ripped denim” jeans would in fact be a means of communication via specific forms of rips and holes between agents of foreign states and their collaborators in Turkey. Throughout 2017, the Turkish AKP government increasingly started to explicitly name the United States as the alleged “mastermind”

Via: GQ and Ripped Jeans Conspiracy Theory

It Was On Black Friday. A Funny Story

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“I’ve thrown one punch in my life. It was on black Friday.

So it was the year the 360 came out. I was standing in line to get some external hard drive next to the video games. And there was this 11ish year old kid with a woman in her 60s. He was waiting for his 360 bundle. Woman before him had “gotten the last one,” sighs all around.

Then he says “nope one more” and begins the motion of handing it to the kid and this guy comes out of no where and pushed the older woman and the kid. The kid hit his face on the edge of a video game rack, you know the one with the metal and plastic dividers. At 19 years old I don’t know what came over me but I instantly swung for the dudes head and caught him right in the temple sending him into a kurig tower in the middle of the aisle. Everyone froze, including me.

Guy had dropped the 360 and got up and walked away. I slid it with my foot to the kid and he didn’t say anything either.Best part was, as I still wanted the hard drive, I turned to get back in the end of the line. At the same time the rep in charge of handing out the other items such as the hard drive asked who was next. The first two people in line just pointed at me, causing me to skip about 5 spots in line.

Tl;dr: punched a guy in the face who tried stealing a 360 from an 11 year old.”

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Love and Laughter by Harold Lloyd

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Harold Lloyd

Love is the closest thing to laughter and the closest thing to tears. Love is the motive power of everything in the universe that has beauty in it. Love is the reason for everything and the reward for everything.It’s always seemed strange to me that we have to use the word love for so many things.

And yet when you come to think of it, that’s all right, too, because love is in everything in some form or another. Without it, I imagine the flowers would stop blooming and the sun would stop shining and people would stop laughing, and even the rain wouldn’t fall. So love is always growth. I think if I could have just one word for love—it would be understanding.

Love must always be unselfish, and strangely enough, love is the only thing in the world that ever is unselfish. And if it isn’t unselfish, it’s only a counterfeit of love.

Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films.