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SpaceX's Starship Prototype Exploding in Glorious Slow-Mo GIFs

SpaceX, the commercial spacecraft manufacturer created by Elon Musk, is working on new things. But sometimes, these tests fail. That's what happened on Friday May 30, when the latest Starship prototype exploded into a huge fireball at the SpaceX testing grounds in South Texas. After about a minute of testing its Raptor rocket engine, the spacecraft burst into flames. It's not apparent what caused the explosion, but it's part of the preparations for an upcoming launch that could have launched the rocket 500 feet into the air. 

The Starship SN4 vehicle is the latest of a series of prototypes intended for a truly gigantic spacecraft: the 165 foot tall Starship rocket and its Super Heavy megabooster. This will be a commercial vehicle that can carry up to 100 people at a time, and SpaceX is hoping to eventually send it to Mars. However, at the rate the tests are going, we think it'll be a while before we're buying tickets to Mars. For now, let's leave going into space to the astronauts (like the two NASA astronauts who were launched up to the International Space Station in a SpaceX rocket for the first time in history). 

While we're all still stuck on Earth, let's enjoy some classic GIFs of rockets exploding and be thankful that we're not on one. 

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Tumblr Thread: Humans are Too Strong for Their Own Good

It's kinda scary, kinda thrilling and makes you kind of proud to think that in some cases, your body can be literally too strong to keep itself together. Tumblr spends a lot of time on the weird sci-fi-ness  of human physiology, which results in interesting threads like these Tumblr users exploring humans as space orcs or this Tumblr thread about aliens being defeated by earth's wildlife.

Tumblr Thread about the human body has limits to its own strength so it doesn't damage itself | not--bot--swear Just so guys know. Hysterical strength is basically body not holding back and going %100 though there is great danger hurting yourself or breaking something since ignoring pain and going %100. There case where kid deadlifted car save sibling but,cracked 8 his teeth during because he clenching his jaw so hard. So whilst can lift car or fight off polar bears probably going break somethin
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Boredom-Busting Memes For Superior Time Wastage

Memes may not be the answer to all of life's ills, but they're definitely pretty adept at solving one of our biggest issues: Boredom. When you're sad and listless? Look at memes. When you're sick of Netflix? Look at memes. When you're bored and watching Netflix? Yeah, that's a good time to look at memes. And we've got a ton of 'em here for you.

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Twitter Thread: The Brain's Reaction To Long Term Stress

Positive psychology-certified coach Alexis Rockley hooked it up with a helpful, informative Twitter thread that explains the trippy rollercoaster many of our brains are on right now, amidst these strange times. 

Positive psychologist explains brain and body's reaction to long term stress | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours.
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Leave it to Bill Burr to effortlessly dismantle a giant tool. Interviewer should really thank him. 

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People In Their 30s Share Sad Realities Of Being Their Age

Time is a funny thing; one minute it's 1995 and you're rocking big velvet scrunchies and listening to The Spice Girls and the next minute you're getting annoyed at teenagers who play their music too loud on the bus. Welcome to your 30s, where the 90s are over 20 years old. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! It seems like it's not just us; a Twitter thread asking people in their 30s to reveal unexpected things about being their age has revealed that old age has apparently come early. Welcome to the age where people half your age are dressing the way you did 30 years ago, only now it's vintage.

reality age 30s twitter funny tweets people share expectation vs reality | Jono @jonoabroad Replying exfatalist Eye sight dropping off cliff Suddenly being old person who talks young people and seeing urgh why is he talking us look" Young people tech stores assuming an idiot. Being grumpy lot.
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Gifs to Keep You Kicking

Gifs are a great way to spend some time away from your troubles and focused on the funny, wholesome, and amazing. Feast your eyes on the flashing images and enjoy all the joy and peace they have to offer. If you really are looking for something extra, check out these amazing gifs that will give you a whole different perspective.

gifs to keep your attention and keep that hustle going all day long. The cover gif is of a young Montreal Canadiens fan receiving a puck from an NHL hockey player and immediately hugging the puck close to him as a personal treasure, clearly thrilled beyond belief
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While today's artists are working with all sorts of mediums like plaster or charcoal or dirty diapers or whatever, nothing speaks to the soul quite like the classic MS Paint. Here it is in its time-lapsed glory.

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Cringey Takes That Haven't Aged Well

Twitter's a veritable sea of marvelously bad takes, and many of these quickly posted sentiments end up aging like milk. Many of these takes are political, but beyond the predictable Trump impeachment tweets, there are scads of published magazines and even childish doodles whose creators must be kicking themselves bloody over. From a weird crush on Bill Cosby, to naming Adolf Hitler Time person of the year, these gaffes will not be forgotten any time soon. But we'll keep cringing and having chuckles over 'em. 

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