Other people don't understand you as well as you think
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Other people don’t understand you as well as you think


Cognitive psychologists call this tendency the "illusion of transparency": It is a bias that leads everyone to believe that what they feel, desire and intend is crystal clear to the others, when actually, it is not.

 



Is your condition named after a Nazi doctor?
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Is your condition named after a Nazi doctor?


Maybe some years ago, but this is unlikely nowadays, as such eponyms have mostly been dropped

 



Active noise control used to silence people booing artists
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Active noise control used to silence people booing artists


at the 2015 Eurovision song contest

 



0.999... actually equals 1.
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0.999… actually equals 1.


 



A turtle high-five!
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A turtle high-five!


 



The Garden of Eden was in Kansas City, Missouri, according to...
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The Garden of Eden was in Kansas City, Missouri, according to…


the belief of the Mormons

 



A land in Antarctica is still unclaimed by any country
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A land in Antarctica is still unclaimed by any country


because it's so far away from everything

 



The biggest rocket engines can kill you just by their noise
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The biggest rocket engines can kill you just by their noise


 



Kangaroos are able to postpone the development of their embryos
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Kangaroos are able to postpone the development of their embryos


until the oldest baby kangaroo leaves the pouch or until a period of famine is over

 



A US portable nuclear weapon in the 1960s
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A US portable nuclear weapon in the 1960s


The Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM) was a portable nuclear weapon developed by the US military in the 1960s. It weighed around 50 pounds, could be carried in a backpack and was intended for the destruction of power plants, dams and bridges. It was eventually never used in combat.

 



Gorillas sing while they are eating to express satisfaction
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Gorillas sing while they are eating to express satisfaction


It's also a way for the head of the group to indicate to the other members that it is time to eat.

 



Ever eaten a “wolf peach”?
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Ever eaten a “wolf peach”?


You probably have. That's what “Lycopersicon” means in Greek, the name of the genus of tomatoes.

 



More museums in the US than Starbucks and McDonalds combined
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More museums in the US than Starbucks and McDonalds combined


Despite what you might think... Culture wins (for now)

 



Gigantopithecus, up to 10 feet tall and weighing 1,000 pounds
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Gigantopithecus, up to 10 feet tall and weighing 1,000 pounds


A giant ape that no longer exists

 



The cane toad was introduced in Australia to control the cane beetle
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The cane toad was introduced in Australia to control the cane beetle


The endeavour failed: the toad turned out to be a nuisance far worse than the beetle