r/mildlyinfuriating Mar 28 '23 Gold 2 Take My Energy 1 Narwhal Salute 1 Facepalm 1 Take My Power 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1

I have been writing a fun fact every week on an unused whiteboard at the office. Someone clearly doesn't like it.

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u/rkthehermit Mar 28 '23 Table Slap

I had a work buddy who did this for months with easily verifiable information and then once people grew complacent and took it for granted that the board was always true, he started adding increasingly dodgier "facts" that he thought would be funny for people to repeat.

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u/RealSlugFart Mar 28 '23

I have a new goal now. Thanks! 😈

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u/SparrowFate Mar 28 '23

Fun fact of the day: the first video ever uploaded to YouTube was taken down in 2016 for violating their terms of service.

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u/ancient-submariner Mar 28 '23

Ugh..that sounds so plausible I want to fact check it. Must use self control. The agony is real.

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u/Rubatose Mar 28 '23

As long as it still doesn't count, I did it for you.

The first ever YouTube video was not taken down, it is in fact still up for everyone to see. It's called "me at the zoo" and it's only 20 seconds long. There may have been something before that, but if there was, it was something test-related as they were putting the finishing touches on YouTube, and certainly wasn't taken down for violations.

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u/fork_yuu Mar 28 '23

Alright, but how do we fact check this now?

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u/30FourThirty4 Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 29 '23

Does anyone know the answer to 6x + 2y - 8 = 12x +4y - 16

I used a google search for that formula, I could be wrong also!

Edit: way to beat a dead horse

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u/fork_yuu Mar 28 '23

Yeah but we're apparently practicing self control here in this comment chain

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u/IAmMoofin Mar 28 '23

I thought I was in a subreddit sim sub for a second

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u/30FourThirty4 Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 29 '23

It's the formula for infinity, or at least that's what Google told me

That's the joke, we could keep going and asking for sources for infinity

Edit: I appreciate the enthusiastic replies but I think people didn't realize I am joking.

The joke is I asked Google for the mathematical equation for infinity then I wanted people to Google it themselves. Instead I have 30 or so answers. Please stop. Or don't. It's clear everyone does what they want I enjoy that.

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u/Kentisaurus Mar 29 '23

If you observe the values for both equations, you can see that values are the same and hence, mathematigraphically represent the same line.

The system of linear equations has at least one solution, and hence it is Consistent; however, given the system of linear equations has an infinite number of solutions, it is also Dependent.

Therefore, your answer is: Consistently Dependent.

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u/dansoh85 Mar 29 '23

Nice try ChatGPT, do your own homework

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u/aerialanimal Mar 28 '23

FUN FACT OF THE WEEK: Elephants have really, really, really long trunks... and that's... that's cool.

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u/fj333 Mar 28 '23

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u/UwUWhysThat Mar 28 '23

Dude itd be crazy if that’s how they generated the urls

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

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u/Embarrassed-Way-4931 Mar 29 '23

Fun Fact: People who don’t care are 99% more likely to have stinky breath.

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u/42DaisyPusher Mar 28 '23

I was thinking some facts about mental health, dementia, and curiosity

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u/INJECTHEROININTODICK Mar 28 '23

Did you know that there's a proper name for the dust that collects on your fingers when you're eating snacks like chips or Cheetos? It's called smegma.

I got a lot of mileage outta that one like 10+ years ago. May not be as effective these days.

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u/Thenderick Mar 28 '23

Are you also writing totally obvious facts like "After all these years, the pool in the Titanic is still filled!" Or "There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky"? Those are the best when done sparingly

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u/LikeableCoconut Mar 28 '23

Just like a jrpg.

Start with ‘the common pattern of black and white hexagons on soccer balls are like that because of black and white tv back in the days’

to ‘to date, 173 people died from being shot by Bigfoot, 32 people died after getting mugged by cuthulu, 17 people impaled by pencil sharpeners and 727 people died of life’

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u/ecapoferri Mar 28 '23

That's basically how QAnon started.

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u/rkthehermit Mar 28 '23

Yeah I could see that.

Work buddy's "facts" were more benign and he made it an active effort to make sure there were no misconceptions that could lead to genuine harm.

Weird stuff more like, "Did you know that spiders have baby legs like we have baby teeth that fall out and are replaced throughout their lifetimes?"

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u/LoveFoolosophy Mar 29 '23

Did you know that curly fries are made by wrapping straight fries around a pole before they're cooked?

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u/KaiserTom Mar 28 '23

You mean lots of cults? Get people to agree once, they're more agreeable the next. The easiest way to do this is just with facts, usually ones that play on emotions. Then you keep having them nod their head as you tell them more insane things.

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u/AuraOfThePeak Mar 28 '23 Gold Table Slap

'See told you it shrinks when it's cold!'

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u/hrryyss Mar 28 '23

I was in the pool!

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u/jimmyhoke Mar 28 '23

There was shrinkage!

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u/The_RockObama Mar 28 '23

George is gettin' upset!

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

George Likes spicy chicken

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u/Veeblock Mar 28 '23

It’s the kung pow! It was the kung pow!

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u/MAD_DOG86 Mar 28 '23

THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!

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u/DeathDayProductions Mar 28 '23

I swear this never happens

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u/HavingNotAttained Mar 28 '23

They don't know how we walk around with these things

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u/lowcountrydad Mar 28 '23

Like a scared turtle!

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u/BroccoliBoyyo Mar 28 '23

KOKOs getting upset!

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u/Ouisch Mar 28 '23

Call me T-Bone!!

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u/pmoney50pp Mar 28 '23

The jerk store called. They're running out of you!

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u/casualAlarmist Mar 28 '23

I don't know how you guys walk around with those things.

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u/Semujin Mar 28 '23

The feet and legs help immensely.

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u/ProjectM-O-R-T Mar 28 '23

It's a real struggle let me tell ya.

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u/Quinnithan1 Mar 28 '23

Like when you put laundry in the washer! Shrinkage!

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u/ArtificialBrain808 Mar 28 '23

Massive shrinkage!! Huge!!

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u/Jacobo5555 Mar 28 '23

How did you get to see her naked and I haven’t?

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u/AmazingDadJokes Mar 28 '23

It shrinks?

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u/BadUncleBernie Mar 28 '23

I don't know how you walk around with those things.

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u/OldDragonHunter Mar 28 '23

Like a frightened turtle!

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u/terdferguson Mar 28 '23

It...shrinks???

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u/hrryyss Mar 28 '23

Like a frightened turtle

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u/Veronicotton Mar 28 '23

I WAS IN THE POOLLLLL!!!!

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u/shophopper Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 28 '23

Even when it shrinks, it’s apparently still 3,207,500 cm tall. That is 32,070 m, or 32 km, or 20 miles tall. Unbelievable! Literally unbelievable.

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u/NattyHome Mar 28 '23

Hey, good call. OP is only off by two orders of magnitude.

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u/AccidicOne Mar 28 '23

Wonder if he'd be more infuriated if they corrected his weekly "fact."

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u/Firewynn- Mar 28 '23

I had a co-worker who worked part time as a animator for disney website (part time intern) he would put random science things up and i would put the counter argument from other countries scientists. Or he would put disney quotes up and id replace them with the villain quotes. Always a fun time

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u/dxrey65 Mar 28 '23

In the shop I was at the detail department had a big whiteboard up with a "To-do" list. Which was almost always blank. Closing one evening I wrote on it "To-do: Ponder the realities of your existence". That was up for a week before someone erased it. I like to think it lent an air of contemplation and seriousness to the operation. The next week I wrote: "To-do: Consider - every decision you have ever made in your life has led you to this exact place in time".

A couple days later someone tossed the board in the dumpster.

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u/GrandmotherOlivia GREEN Mar 28 '23

I laughed so loud my puppy stopped zooming and stared at me with a concerned look.

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u/somewhereinks Mar 28 '23

Consider-every mistake you ever made in your life has led you to this godforsaken place.

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u/IWillLive4evr Mar 28 '23

Understandable. Sometimes, the tasks on your to-do list are unreasonably demanding, and you have to throw the whole thing out and start over.

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u/StickyPornMags Mar 28 '23

If you think that is bad there's a whole city that calls a 520 foot tower that is 329480 feet short of space the "Space Needle" .we demand slack for OP

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u/Suspicious_Row_9451 Mar 28 '23

I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

If we carry them in purses, our friends call us gay.

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u/LittleDickk Mar 28 '23

It's always cold for me

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u/Dapper_Mud Mar 28 '23

Does it shrink 6”?

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u/MySonHas2BrokenArms Mar 28 '23

Yep, 150% shrinkage is normal

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u/iHateRollerCoaster Mar 28 '23

I hate when I get an innie

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u/Plants_Have_Feelings Mar 28 '23

The eiffle tower is 32km tall? It can't be 3.2 million cm and it also can't be 3.2 thousand centermeters if you assume the second comma is a decimal comma, am I missing something? Am I just an idiot?

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u/robbodagreat Mar 28 '23

32km and 15 cm in the summer, actually

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u/mkpmdb Mar 28 '23

Surprised you're the only one mentioning this. Even it it were mm it'd be wrong...

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u/Araucaria Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 28 '23

Came here to say this. The Eiffel Tower is 330m tall. Not 32km.

Edit: The Tower's height was increased in 2022 to 330m

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u/Californie_cramoisie Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 28 '23

OP just missed a decimal and a decameter

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u/Loooooooong_Jacket Mar 28 '23

You mean it's not three and a half times the height of Mt Everest?

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u/Amenemhab Mar 28 '23

According to the official website thermal expansion makes the tip of the tower move along a circle 15cm in diameter over the day. This is not the amount by which it gets bigger between winter and summer, which is said to be "a few centimeters", but I wonder if some confusion around this could be at the source of OP's factoid.

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u/No-Two8945 Mar 28 '23 Gold

Thermal expansion of iron is about 0.012mm per metre per degree centigrade increase. So for 300m that is 3.6mm per degree centigrade. Average temperature in Jan about 5 degrees, August around 20 degrees so let's say 15 degrees difference. 14x3.6mm so 54mm or about 5 and a half centimetres in the summer as a rough estimate.

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u/weqrer Mar 28 '23

thanks for doing the math :D

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u/t00thman Mar 28 '23 Bravo Grande!

don’t care.

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u/Equinsu-0cha Mar 28 '23

Til the Eiffel tower extends into space

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u/banzaizach Mar 28 '23

Eiffel Space Elevator

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u/kawkz440 Mar 28 '23

THey're just jealous the Eiffel Tower can grow bigger than they can.

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u/983115 Mar 28 '23

I pray my dick get big like the Eiffel Tower

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u/INS0MNI5 Mar 28 '23

So I can fuck the world for 72 hours

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u/spicyweiner1337 Mar 28 '23

goddamn i got bitches

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u/Recnac25 Mar 28 '23

damn I got bitches, damn I got bitches, wifey, girlfriend and mistress

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u/LouSputhole94 Mar 28 '23

I got 25 lights on my dresser, yessir, put fire to that ass, body cast on a stretcher

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u/United-Invite-9444 Mar 28 '23

And her body got that ass that a ruler couldn't measure

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u/G0ku-Black Mar 28 '23

And it make me cum fast but I never get embarrassed

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u/DjangoCornbread Mar 28 '23

And I recognize you have what I've been wanting since that record

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u/bigkurry445 Mar 28 '23

That Adina Howard had pop it fast to impress her

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u/Rafaelzo Mar 28 '23

Fuck the earth, put my dick in the dirt

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u/zeb0777 Mar 28 '23

They care enough to take a few seconds to write "Don't care."

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u/MGPS Mar 28 '23

Write, “THANK YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING TO EIFFEL FACTS, PRESS 4 TO UNSUBSCRIBE”

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u/RealSlugFart Mar 28 '23

I decided to fill the board with Eiffel facts so they've subscribed if they like it or not!

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u/SecretSpyIsWatching Mar 28 '23

Your next board write up should start with: for those who don’t care, here are some fun facts about apathy:

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u/Boognish84 Mar 28 '23

Apathy is generally considered a lack of interest, motivation, or concern for things that others find engaging or important. While it may not be an inherently "fun" topic, there are certainly some interesting aspects to explore:

Not a singular emotion: Apathy isn't a specific emotion in itself, but rather a state of being that arises from the absence or suppression of other emotions, such as happiness, sadness, or anger.

Ancient roots: The term apathy comes from the ancient Greek word "apatheia," which referred to a state of indifference or lack of passion or emotion. In Stoicism, a philosophy popular in ancient Greece and Rome, apatheia was viewed as an ideal state of mind, allowing individuals to remain calm and rational in the face of life's challenges.

Apathy and the brain: The brain's prefrontal cortex is associated with motivation, decision-making, and regulating emotions. Damage or dysfunction in this area may lead to apathetic behavior, as seen in certain neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, or traumatic brain injuries.

Apathy vs. depression: While apathy and depression share some similarities, they are not the same. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion, while depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities.

Adaptive function: Apathy might have an adaptive purpose in some situations, helping individuals conserve energy or resources when they are in a challenging or threatening environment.

The Bystander Effect: The Bystander Effect is a social psychological phenomenon where individuals are less likely to help a person in need when there are others present. Apathy can contribute to this effect, as people may feel detached from the situation or believe that someone else will take responsibility.

Apathy in pop culture: Apathy has been a recurring theme in various forms of art, music, and literature. For example, the character of Meursault in Albert Camus' novel "The Stranger" embodies apathy, as he is indifferent to his own actions and the world around him.

Apathy and activism: Apathy can be a significant barrier to social and political change. When people are apathetic, they may not engage in civic activities, vote, or take action on important issues, making it more difficult for progress to be achieved.

Overcoming apathy: To combat apathy, individuals can practice mindfulness, set goals, engage in activities they enjoy, or connect with others who share their passions. In some cases, therapy or counseling may be helpful for addressing underlying issues that contribute to apathetic feelings.

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u/mad_m4tty Mar 28 '23

D - Damage to prefrontal cortex affects apathy

O - Overcoming apathy with mindfulness, goals, etc.

N - Not the same as depression

T - Theme in pop culture, like "The Stranger"

C - Conserving energy, adaptive function

A - Ancient Greek origins in "apatheia"

R - Recurring barrier to activism

E - Emotion regulation issues linked to apathy

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u/Hiveharbinger Mar 28 '23

Somebody did their reading assignment

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u/CHClClCl Manual Breathing Mode Initiated Mar 28 '23

Try different facts! Maybe that person can only relate to car facts, or animal facts, or food facts.

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u/RedAIienCircle Mar 28 '23

Fun Fact: Unlike the Eiffel Tower cars do not grow 15cm taller in the summer. This is because most cars are not made from iron.

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u/3d_blunder Mar 28 '23

Fuck that incurious bastard. He can get his own board. Or a life.

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u/trinexm Mar 28 '23

write different facts every day and figure out what upsets them the most and only write facts that piss him off

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

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u/tinybunniesinapril Mar 28 '23

this was my first thought as well. must be awful working with that person.

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u/Jjetsk1_blows Mar 28 '23

I had a coworker who would respond to my facts like this. Turns out they were just trying to give me a hard time and wanted animal facts, not history facts.

So if I wrote a history fact, I got “Don’t care”. But an animal fact, I got “:)”

I don’t entirely disagree with you, but it’s pretty easy to read into something like this wayyyyy too much. Could just be someone who’s bored

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u/cheezie_toastie Mar 28 '23

Being bored is not an excuse to be rude.

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u/btveron Mar 28 '23

Yeah it definitely can come across as rude. And since it was posted in this sub then obviously that's how OP took it. One of the kitchens I worked in had a whiteboard for relaying messages and general info between AM and PM crew. One night I wrote on the board asking the AM crew to get a headstart on some minor cleaning project if they had time. The next day I come in and below what I wrote was "Get fucked" and I laughed because that's just the type of humor we all had in the kitchen. They did help me out on that cleaning project too.

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u/Skumbob Mar 28 '23

I miss the crass and rude commraderie of the BoH, much more fun than a machine shop. If it weren't for the stupid long hours sans breaks, the near slave like wages and scheduling, and the lack of any real tangible benefits, I'd still be back there, prepping in the morning and killing it in beast mode on the line during the dinner rush.

I had a lot of fun with some awesome folks back of the house, as well as the playful jabs thrown back and forth with the servers, and the fast pace go go go during a rush always had me saying dumb stuff like "I live for this shit" and meaning it. Too bad the restaurant industry is one of the more exploitative industries for "unskilled" labor.

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u/Castmaster1 Mar 28 '23

It seems like they are trying to shit on someone’s positive attitude.

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u/blazneg2007 Mar 28 '23

I would categorize spending a few seconds on something as still not caring.

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u/Brando43770 Mar 28 '23

It reminds me of those people who reply to any news story they don’t care about by typing “who cares?” Or “this is news?” Or “slow news day?” Woulda been better for them to not even reply. It’s like they don’t understand how social media engagement works either.

I don’t ever want to be so miserable in life that I’d get angry at an interesting fact like this.

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u/remosiracha Mar 28 '23

Like when people comment "IS THIS REALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!! WHY AREN'T YOU REPORTING ____"

They don't understand how algorithms work and that this local news channel is posting a story every few minutes and you're only seeing the ones in your feed that Facebook thinks you'll like. And by commenting "WHO CARES" on it, the algorithm will see your engagement and show you more like that lol

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u/Brando43770 Mar 28 '23

And what’s even funnier is the news channel probably already reported on whatever they’re complaining about earlier in the day and they just missed it.

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u/FatalElectron Mar 28 '23

TBF when it's my local news reporting on how they "compared 4 brands of budget baked beans that cost less than 10p per tin, and you won't believe which one was the best" I kind of feel 'who cares?' is a valid response.

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u/Various-Bird-1844 Mar 28 '23

Well?? Which one was it??

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u/Brando43770 Mar 28 '23

Well that seems more like a Buzzfeed thing so I can agree if a local news station is doing that it’s definitely a slow news day for them.

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u/Pink_Monkey BLUE Mar 28 '23

They must be a Redditor

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u/CaBBaGe_isLaND Mar 28 '23

Nah, Redditors love useless information.

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u/Conchobair Mar 28 '23

actually redditors just love being contrarian

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u/kashmoneymiddleton Mar 28 '23

this comment never makes any sense.

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u/Aristotle_El Mar 28 '23

They took 10 seconds to write 3 words. That must mean they care a lot!

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u/jelde Mar 28 '23

Yet you see it every time someone says the don't care. Redditors are so brilliant aren't they?

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u/kashmoneymiddleton Mar 28 '23

Its a mount rushmore of stupidest things

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u/HughJahsso Mar 28 '23

Keep doing it. That's awesome.

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u/Ak47110 Mar 28 '23 I'm Deceased

OP should start being more passive aggressive and put facts about narcissists and people with anger issues.

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u/Upper-Echo-1393 Mar 28 '23

“Did you know that people who don’t care about fun facts are 100% more likely to have fragile egos?”

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u/Archaris Mar 28 '23

"dermatoporosis is the medical condition commonly known as 'thin skin'"

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u/Fyzzle Mar 28 '23

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u/Ok_Acanthisitta8232 Mar 28 '23

Amazing name for amazing fact person

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u/TheGreatestOutdoorz Mar 28 '23

This has to be the next fact

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u/Grumplogic Mar 28 '23

Did you know? Your coworkers care more about your day to day attitude vs how good of a worker you are.

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u/Addicted2GravyTears Mar 28 '23

And erectile dysfunction.

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

I don’t have a fragile ego…it just doesn’t work sometimes

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u/SuccessfulSink808 Mar 28 '23

this would be me so quick

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u/TheDoktorIsIn Mar 28 '23

We had someone in our building write stuff like this on notices, but they're in the minority - other people write responses like "are you sure you're an adult?" And "Stop asking management to spoon feed you"

It's nice when the "graffiti" goes the other way

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u/Long-Project2884 Mar 28 '23

"Word of the week: Projection"

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u/illy-chan Mar 28 '23

Nah, don't let the miserable bastard bring the tone down for everyone.

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u/ronj89 Mar 28 '23

Yessss I'd follow this haha. Hilarious

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u/CynicalPomeranian Mar 28 '23

OP also has lovely handwriting.

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u/elterible Mar 28 '23

As an all-Caps writer, that was what caught my attention "write" away. I love that style of handwriting...and obviously shitty puns too.

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u/eimichan Mar 28 '23

I'm going to need more info before agreeing with this sentiment.

I worked in an office with someone who monopolized what they called the "white board nobody ever uses" which was actually a communal white board, and we all absolutely wanted to use it. It was just never available for anyone else to use because one guy drew artwork that covered the entire thing every single week and would get upset if anyone tried to erase it to put their own stuff up.

The phrase, "Why do you hate art," was used a lot by this coworker, but it was never about hating art. It was about a guy who thought he was somehow above everyone else, and that he was the only one smart enough and talented enough to use it.

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u/Jushak Mar 28 '23

Agreed. It's one thing if it's truly unused, but if OP is using 90% of the board every week, it might just be self-fulfilling prophecy.

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u/SpookyPebble Mar 28 '23

Keep doing it, I'm sure there are people in the office waiting each day to see your new fact! I know I would be

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u/wildgoldchai Mar 28 '23

I live in London and use the tube everyday. Most stations have a board with a fact, saying or anything wholesome written by the workers on it. I look forward to it every single morning

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u/DuvalHeart Mar 28 '23

Simple reminders of shared humanity go a long way these days.

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u/Tangent_Odyssey Mar 28 '23

My favorites are the stories about messages and trinkets left by former home owners in crawlspaces, or under wallpaper/flooring etc.

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u/muffpatty Mar 28 '23

I enjoy random facts because the next thing you know it sparks an interest in something I never knew about and I'm diving down a Wikipedia rabbit-hole or searching documentaries or videos to watch on the subject. Haters gonna hate.

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u/Namedafterasaint Mar 28 '23

If I don’t learn something new every day I’m quite sad about it. I’m in law so keeping up with current case law, and many other facets of law in general always keep me learning something new every day even though I currently work in in-house corporate law for contract negotiations. I fancy following murder mysteries (real ones and documentaries like the Murdaugh murders as of recently) and so had to brush up on SC laws and even how they call the district attorney or prosecuting attorney a “solicitor” is unique compared to others states I’ve lived in and worked in the legal profession. Things like that. Also when Alex Murdaugh pled not guilty at his arraignment the judge 👨🏿‍⚖️ followed up with a second question if never heard in court before. Something along the lines of “And how do you wish to proceed?” And Alex answer d along the lines of “By trial by my God and a jury”! VERY interesting. His God will judge him for sure. If only he had cared about following the rules of God and his country before murdering his family and many others previously.

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u/mamayoua Mar 28 '23

I always make sure to go out of my way to let people know just how much I don't care about things when I don't care about them. Apathy always gives me an impulse to do something about it.

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u/Ok-Champ-5854 Mar 28 '23

Don't care doesn't mean don't care here. It means "stop".

OP is kinda giving off an Office Space vibe so I can sort of get it. Some people who are miserable at work don't like cheery stuff because it makes them even more miserable, like yeah eventually you're gonna snap on the guy who keeps saying "working hard or hardly working?"

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u/wayne0004 Mar 28 '23

between 3,207,500-3,207,515 cm tall

Those numbers are wrong. Think about it, the tower would be 32 kilometers high. For comparison, mount Everest is a bit shy of 9.

The tower is ~33,000 cm high.

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u/Littlepigeonrvr Mar 28 '23

At least you are the person who goes out of their way to share cool facts and not the person who goes out of their way to be rude and dismissive!

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u/Mr_hacker_fire Mar 28 '23

Yup there is that person in my class except I don't even have to talk to them they just over hear me and say "nobody cares" and then adds a little chuckle at the end. Like I get it dude you play chess doesn't mean your right about everything.

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u/Summer-dust Mar 28 '23

Oh my god, those people are the worst. I dunno next time you could say something like, "Then stop eavesdropping if you don't care."

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u/East_Refuse Mar 28 '23

Well clearly he cares enough to feel the need to put you down. Sounds like somebody is insecure and/or jealous.

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u/avidpenguinwatcher Mar 28 '23

Am I reading it right that you are saying that it's 3 million centimeters? That's 32 kilometers...

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u/noname262 Mar 28 '23

Later on Mildlyinfuriating: “somebody keeps writing facts on the whiteboard every week and I don’t care”

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u/urgrlB Mar 28 '23

This would make me smile if I saw a new fact every day. And I would erase the “don’t care.” I’m sure others in your office feel the same. It’s always good to spread some joy 😊

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u/drewski989 Mar 28 '23

Some people are allergic to learning… Nothing you can do. They see knowledge available and recoil like a vampire from a crucifix.

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u/eimichan Mar 28 '23

This happened at a company I worked at, but the problem was one guy monopolized the white board and wouldn't let anybody else use the "white board nobody ever uses." We never used it because he would accuse us of "hating art" if we wanted to erase his stuff and put our own.

We didn't hate art. We hated the fact that he got mad if anyone else tried to use the white board.

OP's coworkers may not be allergic to learning. They may be allergic to not having access to the white board.

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u/RealSlugFart Mar 28 '23

That's definitely a valid thing-- I told my boss that if anyone needs the whiteboard they're welcome to use it and I'll stop right away. It's been empty for months so I figured I'd put it to use. But I can see how that coworker was an ass, for sure.

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u/handlit33 Mar 28 '23

I used to do a similar thing at my work. One day, my boss brought me into his office and told me to stop because "it makes people feel stupid."

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u/isopod_interrupted Mar 28 '23

It’s so strange how people think that’s a legitimate critique. My coworker said that to me when I was showing her a tech thing (she asked for). Then she would say stuff like “that’s karma” when I got injured. People shouldn’t be teachers if they hate learning.

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u/trombone_womp_womp Mar 28 '23

Imagine the lack of shame required to not only admit, but complain, that learning new things offends you

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u/Jesus_Would_Do Mar 28 '23

That’s because they are

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u/Accomplished-Bear988 Mar 28 '23

Hey, I wish I worked somewhere where I could have this type of interaction. Keep on doing it, my guy.

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u/BatSniper Mar 28 '23

I know my job has a strict “no passive aggressive comments on the white board after someone draws up a fun fact” rule. I wish I could bully my coworkers more.

(This is a joke, please don’t hate me)

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u/Gloomy_Permission190 Mar 28 '23

Fun fact: Apathy is when you lack motivation to do anything or just don't care about what's going on around you. Apathy can be a symptom of mental health problems, Parkinson's disease, or Alzheimer's disease. It often lasts a long time. You may lack the desire to do anything that involves thinking or your emotions. You can post that next time.

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u/Ghstfce Mar 28 '23

Side note: Creating apathy is also a strong tool used in disinformation campaigns due to how incredibly effective and contagious it is.

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u/Summer-dust Mar 28 '23

Yeaaaap. Why else would we all be here sitting indoors while two small towns are poisoned beyond repair, while in France they're rioting over a 2 year shift in the retirement age.

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u/Ghstfce Mar 28 '23

Hell just in my state recently, we had the East Palestine derailment, chemical spill in Bristol, and a chocolate factory exploded in Philly, killing 8. But they'll tell you that these protections were unnecessary and we want them gone because...yay, capitalism! /s

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u/GingerStank Mar 28 '23

I get what you’re trying to do, but it’s a flawed concept. Very few people are happy to be at work, so the people seeing this are ultimately at best not happy, to fully disgruntled despising every second they spend wasting their lives away to barely scrape by.

I’m pretty shocked you haven’t gotten a much more explicit response if I’m being honest..

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u/HawkinsT Mar 28 '23 Starry

ChatGPT's response:

While it is not necessarily a "fun" fact, research suggests that emotionally stunted individuals are more likely to lash out in a public setting due to their lack of emotional regulation and social skills. Interestingly, studies have also found that these individuals may be more likely to engage in this behavior if they perceive that they have an audience or if they feel that their behavior will gain attention or garner sympathy. In other words, their behavior may be driven in part by a desire for attention or validation from others.

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u/VegasLife84 Mar 28 '23

PLEASE write this on the board tomorrow

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u/cyph_8 Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 28 '23

Am I the only one irritated by the acclaimed hight of the Eiffel tower between 19.93049 - 19.93057 miles?

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u/jayray2k Mar 28 '23

Fun fact: the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure following the construction of the Great Pyramid. Approximately 5000 years between the two projects.

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u/VRichardsen Mar 28 '23

I have seen this fact often repeated (I think even Neil DeGrasse said it on Joe Rogan), but it is not true. Several churches and cathedrals surpassed it since roughly the XIV century.

However, many of those who beat the Great Pyramid were just some 10 or 20 m taller. The Eiffel Tower is significant in that it was double that height.

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u/EarthyFeet Mar 28 '23

Wikipedia to back you up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_world's_tallest_buildings

146.5 m Great Pyramid of Giza is the structure to beat.

The Old St Paul's Cathedral (149 m (489 ft)) in London and Lincoln Cathedral (160 m (520 ft)) both surpassed not only any older tallest building, but also the tallest structures until then, the Pyramids. They were constructed from the 12th century, reaching completion and their maximum height in the 1310s (1314 and 1311 respectively).

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u/TheReal_WadeWilson Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 28 '23

Many moons ago, I was night time security guy for a government facility. There was a small, annexed area in this facility where maybe.. a dozen people worked during the day, but they were gone by the time my shift started, and I was gone by the time theirs started.

Anyways. At the very back wall was an unused dry erase board. Every night, I’d walk by it, and there was never a thing on it. So I decided to start doodling a very tiny picture each night.

I showed up one night and there was a pack of fresh, assorted colored markers! So I continued to doodle. Then one day, I showed up to my shift and our captain was there. He explains to me that there were complaints about a board being “vandalized” in the annexed area. He new I was always drawing and what have you, but as I worked in a Top Secret facility, there were no actual cameras on the interior. So of course, I shrugged and told him I hope we can bring the fugitive to justice. This little dance went on for like 2 weeks. I decided to work over one shift and walked back there to actually fess up to the ladies in the annex. I explained everything I just typed out and the team lead back there said, and I quote, “to hell with all of them, we absolutely love it asking in to a new doodle.”

So the vandalism continued.https://imgur.com/a/1thM2KB/

Edit: grammar and to add the board.

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u/Thetakishi Mar 28 '23

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u/deegeese Mar 28 '23

Your “fun fact” is wrong and you made the Eiffel Tower 100x too tall.

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u/ded_malik Mar 28 '23

The fact that someone wrote "don't care" rather than some form of phallic representation or reworded innuendo is honestly a little bit disappointing.

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u/ACB0527 Mar 28 '23

I laughed sorry

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u/PotatoAegyptiacos Mar 28 '23

Establish dominance. Write two facts on the board every week. Fuck their parents and partner. If they don't have neither parents nor partner, fuck them instead.

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u/Broad-Blood-9386 Mar 28 '23

Fun Fact of the Week:

Someone in the office doesn't like fun facts, so here is an unfun fact: Cockroaches are often ground up in large batches of coffee

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u/AgentWhitesnake Mar 28 '23

Wtf. I’m minding my own business, enjoying the comments, and now I have to live with this knowledge. I feel like collateral damage.

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u/dougm68 Mar 28 '23

I don’t care about this post either.