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why the sky is dark at night 

We are surrounded by on all sides by stars. They literally fill the sky all around us, but if this is the case, shouldn't our night sky be lit up with stars? Yes, we should, except!!! Those stars are so far away that their light hasn't reached us yet! So now you know why the sky is dark at night, even though we're surrounded by stars.

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how to tell if a lime is ripe, this may surprise you! 

Oh here’s a fun fact about limes: they’re ripe when they’re yellow! A green lime is actually unripe. I am not sure why stores stock them green, maybe so you can tell them from the lemons!

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how to tell whether a watermelon is ripe 🍉 

It’s really easy to tell if a watermelon is ripe! First off: thumping doesn’t help, and weight isn’t really a good indicator. But that’s okay because the easiest way to tell is by color. Look for a spot on the melon that’s lighter in color than the rest of the rind: this is the spot that was touching the ground while the melon was growing! If that spot is white, the melon isn’t good yet. When that spot turns yellow, the watermelon is ripe!

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how to tell if a pear is ripe, this will change your relationship to pears 

None of you know how to ripen a pear and that’s okay! I am here to help. A perfectly ripe pear is one of life’s great joys but most folks don’t know how to identify one! So they get a bad rap.

The thing is, pears ripen from the core outward, so by the time the flesh is soft on the outside it’s too late! What you want to do is feel the flesh right around the stem, when it's soft the pear is ripe. Try it! 🍐

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Capitalism is a system that steals your labor and your money then makes you feel bad for not having money.

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sometimes posting feels completely pointless and other times one of my toots will travel far and some white dude on a tech-focused instance will @ me like “wow i didn’t know gay people also use toothbrushes, your post inspired me to get one for my gay child who’s been asking for one for years”

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Regarding my toot from two days ago:

Masto has been sharing my thread of Black LGBTQ+ owned organizations and that’s great!

But I see not a one person talking about how SIX (6!!) Black Trans Women have been killed in a week’s span of time.

Y’all need to be paying attention and DO BETTER

Bree Black
Shaki Peters
Draya McCarty
Brayla Stone
Merci Mack
Tatiana Hall

Rest in power, ladies.

This has to stop.

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*interrupting my CS professor* you know what else has a backdoor lol

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Y'know Im actually pretty salty about my last job rejection: I didnt get hired b/c they were looking for someone with a "wider variety of experiences that we can draw on to make some difficult technical decisions in a short timeframe."

And im like, this is such horseshit on a plethora of levels

uspol, sarcasm 

Wow Trump was right, I *am* tired of all this winning

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ughhhhh. OregonLive posted the demographic breakdown of all the cops in the city/county/state and I supremely do not care. We don't need more Black cops or women cops, just like we dont need more women or Black billionaires. We need LESS OF THOSE THINGS OVERALL and more equality. Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?!?

last time I online dated there was no such thing as a "phone app" lol

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i finally used a dating app for the first time ever, it's uhhhhh something

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i had forgotten that in the video of baby got back, sir mix-a-lot stands on a giant ass sculpture

and they have a little plastic ass on the record being spun

then at the end of the video, sir mix-a-lot humps the giant ass sculpture

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getting jumped by some functional programmers and one of them yells 'fold their ass like a list'

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It'd be awesome if companies were straightforward with their list of qualifications and requirements for black job seekers, instead of keeping them locked away in their tiny white racist brains

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Pasha didn't seem overly concerned about the fireworks and then suddenly there were a lot of them and she decided she'd had enough

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DISNEY: We’re retheming Splash Mountain because Song of the South is racist

oh no, John Carmack is on twitter comparing deplatforming anti-trans bigots to the cultural revolution, that's uhhh a bummer

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Butts: Everyone has one!