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Okay, let's be honest here. The last time you tried to get a great picture of yourself that wasn't a selfie, it took you 415 tries, had to be taken between 11:48 a.m and 11:49 a.m. to take advantage of the best natural lighting, and required a friend standing by to make sure you had only the approved number of chins and no nostril-hairs on display. People who have never modeled imagine that it's easy to just stand there and look gorgeous––but there are countless tricks to doing it successfully. Getting a camera to capture what the eye sees and the artists envision is nearly a Mission: Impossible scenario unless you've had years of training. Even the professionals take loads of frames to get one perfect shot.

And then there's Lady Gaga.


She just unintentionally proved to the world that she may be the single most talented woman on Earth. It's not because of her stellar pipes, killer dance moves, or ability to body-slam the world's eardrums with hit after hit. It's all about striking that pose. After a red carpet interview, she leaned in to give farewell kisses, then she leaned back, glanced over her shoulder and hit a perfect pose, undoubtedly smoldering some poor unsuspecting photographer with her expression. And she did all of this in one fluid movement with not a hint of an awkward need for adjustment. She looked like a Gaga-bot returning to its pre-programmed, and fabulous, neutral position.

Twitter is typically impressed with anything Lady Gaga does, but this one is seriously the most strangely beautiful, kind of alien, and Gaga-esque thing ever.

Twitter can't get enough:








Apparently, Gaga does this sort of effortlessly awesome thing all the time. One commenter brought up the way she folds a shirt. Now we know what you're thinking: "It's folding a shirt, how could that possibly be something people would be stunned by?" We had the same thought. It's not exactly a magic trick, but somehow Lady Gaga managed to make it into a moment of strange performance art.

Like so:

Are these videos in reverse? Is Gaga an alien? Perhaps some immortal being trying to figure out how to move in the jerking and un-elegant way we mere mortals do? We have no idea, but we love it — whatever it is.


H/T: Buzzfeed, Twitter

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Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

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The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

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