Looking at a friend in a new light can be a massive surprise.
They always say, lovers should be friends as well.
It happens all the time.
Love and lust was always right there and we didn't see it for awhile.
It can be an awkward realization at first, but if you pass up the chance when the feeling strikes, you could regret it.
Look at "My Best Friend's Wedding."
And most of the time it just takes a quick moment and BAM!
Redditor titan_slayer05 wanted to hear about the times friends have left us hot and bothered, so they asked:
"What did your friend do that accidentally turned you on?"
Whispers. A good whisper always gets me.
It could just be directions to the store.
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"Drive his car. I’ve never been into cars, or particularly into 'car guys,' but I looked over at him since we were talking and we were going pretty fast and I dunno... My body wasn’t ready to look at my friend driving his fast car I guess!"
"I was cracking jokes with a coworker and when she laughed at something I said she pushed at my chest in that 'Oh stop it you!' kinda way and whoooooo boy I damn near melted right then and there."
"I used to have a friend who did that all the time it was kind of sexy the way she did it but it never went anywhere."
"I came back from freshman year college to visit high school and walked into the auditorium, where an incredibly cute girl I was friends with saw me, stopped what she was doing and literally ran up the aisle and jumped into my arms to hug me. Plot twist: married 26 years and have a son."
"Your story makes me smile. :) "
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"Ran her nails along the skin on the inside of my forearm. I'm straight but holy f**k. I mean I was straight, now I'm not sure."
"All my bi friends love this... including me."
Talk 2 Me
"I have a voice kink, I specifically like very deep voices and certain accents. Playing D&D with my best friends can be very confusing for my vagina."
"Go watch corpse husband on YouTube. ;) "
"His voice is amazing dude. Anybody, regardless of gender can agree that corpse dadd- husband has one of the best voices ever."
"I'm a straight guy but holy hell, that man's voice. Some people think deep gravelly ones like that are disgusting but it does it for me. All the among us clips of him outplaying people definitely help."
We are all a bunch of horny people. Whoosh.
"This one girl started tickling me. When I started tickling her back, she started to moan and said she was sensitive there. Awkward drive home."
"That almost happened to me once, my friend and her girlfriend and I were all talking about whether or not we're ticklish, and my friend reached out and started to tickle my knee. I panicked, my eyes got wide and I and said 'You don't want to tickle me.'"
"I think she thought I was warning that I would get mad or flail around and accidentally hurt her. But really it was because tickling is A Thing for me and I did not need the whole group to see how I react to tickling, especially with her girlfriend there."
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"She was the popular girl in our class. She said 'I love you' to me as a friend (I think anyway or I'm just incredibly freaking dense). I didn't like her but it still made my heart flutter."
Just you and I...
"We were hanging out with a bunch of people and moving from one location to the next. She asked to ride with me in my car since I was solo. When she got in my car she told me to wait and leave the parking lot last. Then she said 'let’s ditch everyone and just go somewhere else. Just you and I.'"
"That would make me feel pretty damn good."
"Was giving a very good friend of mine a hug bye and I must of squeezed harder than normal or something cause she just melted into me and let out the most pleasing sigh I've heard her make. Stood there for a good 40 seconds holding her up while she composed herself. Her boyfriend was not pleased at all."
"I feel this one. I'm a bear hug guy, I do it with everyone. Doesn't help that I have really broad shoulders, so most people just melt at both the strength and closeness with which I hug."
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"As a guy I decided to fall asleep on a close friends lap who then proceeded to stroke my hair and lightly pulling it, it was really hard to fall asleep cause I was more worried that I'd get turned on from that."
It only takes a touch at the right time.
Do you have any similar experiences? Let us know in the comments below.
I never know the age of anything.
It's funny how we look at certain aspects of life and just have a certain sense of nostalgia attached.
Take Adele for instance. It feels like she's been a part of our lives forever.
But she's only 4 albums in.
That's a drop in the musical bucket.
A very magical and musical bucket.
Redditor LunchCautious8781 wanted to talk about some items that seem old but may still be in the beginning stages.
"What do most people not realize is newer than they actually think?"
Iphones. 14 generations is not that far on. Let's talk at 50.
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"Home pregnancy tests, in the 1970s. No longer do we have to inject the lady’s urine into frogs, mice, or rabbits to confirm a pregnancy!"
"The knowledge that it’s bad to drink when pregnant. Only became widely known in the 80s."
"This one boggles my mind. Alcohol isn't exactly new -- the ancient greeks had wine and mead. The temperance movement was active for a good hundred years before they got the 18th Amendment."
"But nope. While there were certainly some alarms raised throughout history, people were surprised to learn about fetal alcohol syndrome in 1973, and it wasn't confirmed by a second group of researchers until 1979. In the 60's through 80's it was apparently common for doctors to give alcohol intravenously to women to stop premature labor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_spectrum_disorder#History"
"The word sibling was coined in 1903."
"I learned in English class in 1990 that English didn't have a word for sibling. Later, they said there was a word but no one used it in everyday speech. My mind was a little blown the first time I saw someone actually use it online, around 1999."
"This is totally false. The word sibling was coined in Old English and used to refer to anyone who was related to you. It fell out of use for a little while, then was brought back in the 1900s to exclusively refer to brothers and sisters. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sibling#Etymology"
"Having to show ID at the US/Canada border. Prior to 9/11 they often wouldn't even ask to see a drivers license."
"Same at the Mexican border, even after 9/11. I can remember going down to Puerto Penasco around 2002 or 2003 and just being waved through on the way home. Didn't even have to roll my window down, much less show an ID."
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"Ciabatta bread goes all the way back to the early 1980s. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciabatta#Italy"
"Haha I heard of that too, awhile back. I went googling it again and apparently baguettes are from early ~1900s. Crazy, I would've thought they'd be historical."
Oh that is good bread.
"Boxer briefs are fairly new to the scene, becoming popular in the 1990s."
"I'm happy they did. My favorite underwear."
"Tomatoes are actually a new world crop. So when you associate Italy with pasta sauce, you're actually thinking of Italy, post Columbian Exchange (mid 1500s). And actually, tomato sauce wasn't even integrated into Italian cuisine until the late 19th century, so go figure."
"What hit me the other day: Germany. It was only reunified 30 years ago."
"Same with Italy. Not that it was reunified 30 years ago, but it hasn’t been a country as long as America has."
"I was actually just thinking about this last night because Google Rewards gave me a survey asking about my feelings towards Trabant as a brand: https://i.imgur.com/3lUyozZ.jpg I really don't know why it wanted to know my opinion on a brand that went defunct when the Berlin wall fell lol."
"The theory of plate tectonics. It pretty much makes up the entire backbone of modern geology, yet it wasn't actually accepted until the 1960s. Alfred Wegener proposed his theory of continental drift in 1915 but couldn't explain the mechanism behind it so his theory was dismissed."
mechanism behind it so his theory was dismissed."
"Over the next few decades, the evidence of crustal movement became undeniable and plate tectonics developed as a theory. It's just crazy to me that geologists were pretty much completely clueless until around 60 years ago."
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"New Zealand! Its indigenous population only arrived there about 800 years ago, despite Australia just across the Tasman having been inhabited for 75,000 plus years."
History short and long is fascinating.
The world is a cool place. So much is happening at any one second here on our planet earth, that at any moment there are so many cool things happening that you don't even know about.
But when you do know about it, it makes life that much more rich and interesting, and sharing that fact with others can bring them into that fold.
"What's a cool fact you think others should know?"
Here were some of those facts.
Blood In The Water
"Human's ability smell petrichor (smell of wet earth from rain) is greater than a Shark's ability to smell blood in water."-issaparadox
"Wiki says: The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as 400 parts per trillion. Some scientists believe that humans appreciate the rain scent because ancestors may have relied on rainy weather for survival."-broxae
Your Anatomy Literally Doesn't Match
"Muscles do not develop the same in everyone and their exact origins/insertions can differ between people. In some the biceps have three or more heads, as opposed to the normal two."
"Some muscles are entirely absent, such as the psoas minor (found in about 40% of humans) and the sternalis (only 7.8%)."-Ruffled_Ferret
Poisons In The Air
"Acacia trees were shown to send chemical signals to other trees that they were being overgrazed on, causing the other Acacia trees to increase the production of a specific chemical that would kill the animals overgrazing on them."-RustyCopal
"DMT is found in many different types of grass, even. It is found naturally occurring in way more places than people realize, but you'd need quite a bit of grass to extract enough for consumption lol"--Psychonautics
These facts may make you stop and reexamine more of the things you encounter on a day to day basis.
Feed The Dogs--Tuppence A Bag
"Dogs that are slightly underweight live an average of two years longer than dogs that are slightly overweight."-Holybull79
"Scientists also found that mice who were fed all their calories during a single feeding lived longer than those who were fed the same amount of calories but broken up throughout the day."-Lurkay1
"I always find it amazing that the first flight and first moon landing essentially happened within 65-70 years of one another."
"Also a modern day iPhone has more processing power than the entire computer set up NASA has for that mission."-AmerisaurausRex
"Eugene Aldrin, the father of the famous moon landing astronaut Buzz Aldrin, not only witnessed the Wright brothers' first flight but also went to see his son land on the moon in his lifespan. We've been quick!"-cfitzi
Mr. Sandman-Send Me A Dream
"In the pineal gland in your brain, over time it will start to form tiny calcification, little mineral buildups. There is no known function for these but scientists named it corpora arenacea also known as dream sand."-jimbo-g
"René Decantes believed it was where our rational thought comes from. And possibly where our soul hangs out. (I think the second part is a pretty interesting thought)"-HalpOooos
"There was a phantom poop on an Apollo mission. A poop, floating around, that none of the astronauts said was theirs."-chalk_in_boots
"I'm not in a position to look them up at the moment but the transcript of the conversation is amazing."-stierney49
"https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a410/AS10_CM.PDF page 416"-ACERVIDAE
Or they could simply come to mind one day and bring you a smile you've been needing.
Wrong Or Wright?
"They took a piece of the original Wright flyer to the moon with them on Apollo 11. Also, the picture taken of the Wright flyer during the famous first flight was taken by someone who had never seen a camera before that day."
"That was the first photo he had ever taken. The photographer's name was John T. Daniels. As others have said, all he did was press a button to activate the shutter."
"Having been his first time seeing a camera and his first time seeing an airplane flying, I still think that's pretty mind-blowing."
"Later that day, while retrieving the aircraft after the 4th flight, a gust of wind flipped the plane over. Daniels was caught in the crash but uninjured, while the plane was completely destroyed. Daniels would go on to brag about being the first man to survive a plane crash."
"Unfortunately, the Wrights would eventually experience the first fatal airplane crash too, on September 17, 1908. Thomas E. Selfridge was a US Army lieutenant who was flying with Orville Wright to look into potential military uses for aircraft."
"During the flight, one of the propellers broke apart, causing damage to nearby control structures on the aircraft. Orville did a commendable job controlling the aircraft, but it still crashed nose-first, killing Selfridge and severely injuring Orville."
"An airfield in Michigan was named after him, and you can see a piece of the broken propeller on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force."
"If wikipedia links aren't enough for you, I highly recommend Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies, by Lawrence Goldstone."
"It goes much deeper into the Wright Brothers, their bitter rivalries with other aviation pioneers at the time, and the legal battles that would follow their success for decades to come."-dog_in_the_vent
One Fish, Two Fish
"The Devil's Hole Pupfish!!! It's a critically endangered fish, measuring about 1.2" (30mm) they live in an isolated body of water in the Devils Hole in Nevada. The water temperature is consistently 91 degrees (33*C), which is very warm for most fish."
"Devil's Hole is a water filled cavern stretching into a rocky hillside at an elevation of 2,400 ft, (730m) Devil's hole is over 430 feet deep (130m) and connected to a massive underground aquifer below that- but the Devil's Hole Pup Fish only occupy the upper 80ft of Devil's Hole. It gets much much smaller than that!"
"They primarily eat, live and spawn on a small shelf measuring just 11x16 ft (3.5x5m) with a total area of 176sqft (17.5 m). They have been living in this shelf, as an isolated species for up to 60,000 years!?!"
"They were discovered in 1930, and since then have faced many trials, agriculture trying to drain the water, vandalism, and outright attacks. They are now surrounded by protective fences and surveillance."
"Since 1972 (200 fish) the population spiked at 550 in 1995, but then saw a slow decline- at its lowest count in 2013 it was down to only 35 individuals."
"Thankfully it's back up as of 2019 to 136 individuals. There have been multiple attempts at conversation even going so far as to build an exact replica of the Devils Hole 22ft deep! (6.7m) and have raised many fish there."
"They have a very fascinating history, and remain largely a mystery. For such a tiny fish- millions have been spent on conversation efforts and protections, legal battles and defense."
"I think it's all completely worth it, they are the single most endangered fish on the planet and are completely unique to the Devil's Hole."-umamifiend
Saved From The 'Bies
"Opossums generally cannot get rabies. Their body temperature is too low for the virus."
"Also the stomach acid of a vulture is so highly acidic it kills rabies virus and most bacteria, which is why they can eat dead disgusting rotting things."
"To clarify, I mean vultures stomachs are crazy super powerful and destroy just about anything that gets in contact with the stomach acid, where we would get very sick from eating a rotting racoon."
"Also so happy to see all the interest in opossums and vultures. They are very interesting creatures that are gravely misunderstood and get a pretty bad rep."
"Opossums are master tick destroyers that generally want nothing to do with humans or are pretty chill about us. Vultures are a critical clean up crew that prevent the spread of disease in the environment that rotting carcasses could spread, such as rabies.""-ginpanda
The world is just so cool, that no matter how many facts you do learn, you can always learn more.
So much is going on beneath the surface on our world, and it's up to us to uncover and share each and every very fascinating fact to keep everybody's mind expanding.
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