5 Twitter Accounts You Have to Follow

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If you haven’t already signed up for Twitter, you probably don’t see the appeal. However, it’s Twitter’s small differences that make it work signing up for. For one, posts are short and quick – while you might only post once or twice on Facebook per day, Twitter users often post multiple times each day, making the service great for keeping up with live events. Also, while other social networks encourage or require users to have one account tied to their name, Twitter has no restrictions, meaning that it’s a place for joke and novelty accounts–a genre all their own–to thrive. Without further ado, here are the five Twitter accounts you need on your feed, stat.

Faces in Things (@FacesPics)

Some Twitter accounts will keep you up to date on the news. Some will teach something new about the world. And some will simply make you laugh. Such is the case of Faces in Things, which does exactly what it says on the box. The account posts pictures of everyday objects that look like silly faces in you squint your eyes a little. Seeing posts of faces in coat hangers, tire treads, and refrigerators will have you doing double takes in real life. Subscribe if you need a little silliness in your day-to-day.

Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday)

“Seinfeld” has been off the air for nearly 20 years, and though the series has aged surprisingly well, that doesn’t mean we don’t miss it. Enter Modern Seinfeld. The authors, Jack Moore and Josh Gondelman, offer up brief synopses of “Seinfeld” episodes as if the show never ended. Ever wondered how Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine would react to the 21st century? Wonder no more!

History in Pictures (@HistoryInPics)

As you may or may not know, a Twitter post is limited to a scant 140 characters. But, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the photographs History in Pictures posts every day are worth much more than that. Even if you aren’t a history fan, these photos–which range from presidential portraits at the turn of the century to behind-the-scenes snapshots of celebrities in the 1960s–are compelling with or without the amazing backstories that go along with them.

How Things Work (@ThingsWork)

If your curious mind is never satisfied, or you just really like the TV show “How It’s Made,” you’re going to love How Things Work. It’s a simple concept that’s brilliantly executed. Rather than link you to a video or a lengthy, text-based post, the account tweets GIFs that explain the science behind everyday things. Recent examples include animations of how teeth grow, how astronauts dry their hair in space, and how an octopus egg hatches. The explainers are short, simple, and oddly compelling.

UberFacts (@UberFacts)

Did you know that birds baby talk to their chicks, just like humans? Or that people are born with a biological sense of rhythm? Or that the New York Public Library has a tiny train to transport its books back and forth? Follow UberFacts and you’ll learn plenty of interesting tidbits like these. Use them to fascinate you kids, bug your coworkers, or just keep a sense of curiosity about yourself.

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