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People tend to think of Barbie as a role model.

She's both a medical doctor and an astronaut, after all! Of course, so is Mae Jemison.

But just because Barbie is among the most accomplished dolls in the world doesn't mean she doesn't have some skeletons in her closet.


The hashtag #BarbiesDarkSecrets has been circulating around Twitter, with users sharing the bits of Barbie history the doll never wanted you to know.



Barbie's secrets range from innocent to criminal...



Who is Barbie really behind the facade of her public image?



There's a lot of things you never realized while playing with Barbies as a kid.


Barbie is wanted in multiple states.



In a past life, Barbie was one of the Earth's most terrifying villains.


And of course, she knows how to party.


Barbie has clearly done a few things she regrets...

...but some sins are truly unforgivable.

Never be too sure you know your dolls!

They had their own lives before they met you, after all.

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For the spry 60 year-old doll, life has been a whirlwind. Learn all about her wild ride with Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy available here for pre-order.

"Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, full-color portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, a foldout timeline, and much more. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world."

If you're all about the fashions, Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America's Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them is available here.

"Published in commemoration of Barbie's sixtieth anniversary, Dressing Barbie is a dazzling celebration of the clothes that made America's favorite doll and the incredible woman behind them."
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Y'all know that one Hannah Montana song? “Everybody makes mistakes! Everybody has those days!" That's the song I sing to myself every time I accidentally burn myself while making ramen. It comforts me to know, however, that there are a lot of worse mistakes out there than some spilled ramen. Who knew?

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When I was younger, it seemed every adult believed that you couldn't swim for several hours after eating. Why did they all believe this? I fought them on this all the time, by the way. I shouldn't have had to, just because I'd eaten some barbecue during a pool party. Guess what, though? That belief is unfounded.

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As much as we're not supposed to feel satisfaction upon observing the struggles of other people, it can be hard to resist a silent, internal fist pump when some blunder occurs immediately after we tried to help the person prevent it.

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One of the most upsetting aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic––which is saying a lot, frankly––is the number of people who have been so affected by misinformation and disinformation. You know the ones to which I refer: These are the people who are convinced the virus is a hoax despite the lives it's claimed and the devastation it has wrought on society at large. Disinformation kills––there are stories of people who remained convinced that Covid-19 is a hoax even while intubated in the ICU, even up to their last breath.

After Redditor asked the online community, "Doctors of Reddit, what happened when you diagnosed a Covid-19 denier with Covid-19?" doctors and other medical professionals shared these rather unsettling stories.

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