Fact - Camels do not store water in their humps

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What the hell? Not water?

Nop! Not water! It's fat.
It's the fatty tissue in the humps of camels that it's used as an energy reserve, as it minimizes heat-trapping insulation throughout the rest of their bodies. When this tissue is metabolized, it acts as a source of energy.

The water is stored in their bodies, predominantly in their bloodstream, which makes them very good at avoiding dehydration. Camels can go seven days without drinking, but when they do drink, they really go for it! Up to 225 liters (50gallons) a time! Enough to easily keep a family of four satisfied on the driest of summer afternoons.

Bitch, I'm fabulous!
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Wonder #8

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How do you know I'm hurting if you can't see my pain?
To wear it on my body tells words I cannot explain
Begone my screams of silence, harbingers of pain
Cloaked in isolation, you mock in harsh disdain
So wandering lost and lonely, afraid I'll always remain
I thought you'd always be by my side, but instead you've made my eyes rain
So turn away from my pain
Act like you don't see
Like an umbrella in the rain
Shield yourself from me

You don’t want to know the truth; you just want to be right

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Think about the last time you had a spout with a coworker, family member, or friend.

You have? Well let's continue then.

So when they were shown proof that their conspiracy theory or imagination of a plot against him/her, or any other irrational reason to be arguing, was wrong; did they back down? Did they get this look of realization on their face and said "Wow…If this is untrue, then maybe the other ‘facts’ upon which I've based my fringe beliefs also aren't true. Thank you for helping me rethink my statements!"? …Well?

Yeah, that's right. That has literally never happen in the history of human conversation. Whether it's a politician whose point has been refuted, or a conspiracy theorist that has been definitively proven insane, or that friend you're thinking of while reading this; they will immediately shift to the next talking point, or conspiracy theory, or foolish argument that backs up their side, not even skipping a beat. They'll keep fighting to defend their position even after is factually shown to be untrue.

But, apparently, that's the entire reason human invented arguing.
This is called the argumentative theory of reasoning, and it says that humans didn't learn to ask questions and offer answers in order to find universal truths. We did it as a way to gain authority over others.

Yep, they think that reason itself evolved to help us bully people into getting what we want. As it seems, these cognitive flaws are adaptations to a system that's working perfectly fine. Our evolutionary compulsion is to triumph, even if it means being totally and illogically proudly wrong.

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level, and beat you with experience

Therefore, during your next argument, remember that you do this. If you're a human being, what you (some more than others) do best is ignore facts in favor of advancing your side. Selective attention/memory, some call it.

So, next time you find yourself being reasoned by more than one person, stop. See if you can put the brakes on and actually say "Wait a second. If the things I'm saying in order to bolster my argument are consistently wrong, then maybe my argument is also wrong."

Yes, it's going to be hard. Admitting you are wrong to the person you are debating with it's the hardest thing to do for some people. Notwithstanding, one of these days, being able to admit you're wrong will be the greatest skill you can develop if you want to stay in a relationship with whomever.

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Fact - Henry VIII did not have six wives

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Henry VIII did not have six wives, or even eight, as some of you may also think.

“What? Yes he did! I might not have been that good in History, but I remember this one! He even created a new religion or whatever just to keep marrying around!” – You may say.
…Yeeeah, but no.

First of all, let’s reduce that number eight down to six! Elizabeth Blount and Mary Boleyn were just mistress!

Onto the wives now!

Apparently, Henry, as the head of the Church of England, declared himself that his first marriage, with Catherine of Aragon, was invalid on the grounds that a man cannot sleep with his brother’s (Arthur, Prince of Wales) widow.
Minus one!

Henry’s second marriage to Anne Boleyn was declared illegal by the pope; because the king was still married to his first wife…Yeah he only got that first marriage annulled after he married this one. Pff…Silly!
And then there were four!

Henry’s fourth marriage to Anne of Cleves was annulled, as the marriage was never consummated.
Also, slutty Anne happened to be betrothed to Francis, Duke of Lorraine. At the time, being engaged would bar the individual from marriage.
So this leaves us with three wives.

But! The marriage with the fifth wife, Catherine Howard, which, by the way, happened almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to slutty Anne was arranged (Yep, he learned from that first time!), was also annulled!
Bringing us down to two wives!

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