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QWERTY Keyboard History

QWERTY keyboards are used everyday, but have you ever wondered how the layout came to be? If so, it was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee. In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. The QWERTY layout became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters, via a shift key. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some awesome waffle iron hacks.

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Funny Detention Slip

For those that were homeschooled, detention is basically one of the most common punishments in schools in the US, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, Australia, South Africa and many other countries. It requires the student(s) to report to a designated area of the school during a specified time, and remain there for a specified period of time. However, some teachers may require them to report on a non-school day. Continue reading to see some of the most bizarre reasons why kids were sent to detention.

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Filmed Heavens

TSO Photography climbed the highest mountain in Spain, El Teide, to captured this mind-boggling footage. It took him approximately 7-days to film, during which he only slept 10 hours. People claim Teide Observatory is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars. TSO says: "Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Large Cats

Animal geeks know that domestic cats are all historically descended from African wildcats, and over the course of millennia, they've spread to all corners of the globe and established themselves into distinctive breed categories as a result. Consequently, different breeds and types of cats all appear significantly different to each other, with one of them being build and size. If you're wondering which breeds of domestic cats are the feline giants, or the largest domestic cats commonly kept as pets today, continue reading to see some pets that have appeared online.

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Pocket Shot

The Pocket Shot is no ordinary slingshot, it's touted as the world's first and only with a circular design. It easily fits into your pocket, and enables users to fire different projectiles at 2-3 times the rate of an ordinary slingshot. Measuring just 2.3 inches by 1.3 inches when closed, and 5 inches x 1.3 inches when in use, it's compatible with steel slugs, marbles, small paintballs and even arrows. Product page. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Ferrari Sergio

Limited to just 6-units worldwide, the $3.9-million Ferrari Sergio is one supercar that you need to be invited to buy, as in have purchased several Ferrari vehicles in the past. So far, at least one specimen has been delivered to the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in Abu Dhabi. It was created in partnership with Italian design firm Pininfarina, and based on the 458 Spider. Powered by a 4.5L V8 that generates 605hp, it goes from 0-60mph in just 3.0-seconds. Inside, there's a forward-swept rollbar as well as a sporty cockpit, complete with with black leather upholstery, contrasting red stitching, Alcantara seat inserts, and extensive carbon dash trim. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never mess with a silverback gorilla.

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No Geeky Stuff

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There are some guys who would dump their girlfriend if she said "no geeky stuff allowed", but this geek came up with a clever solution to say the least. He hides his action figures and small toys in very hard-to-spot places, like above the chandelier as well as inside potted plants. There is one area where his passions are able to roam free: the basement, which is complete with an arcade, a home theater, and a massive video game collection. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batman vs. Superman Trailer
Batman Superman Trailer

The official trailer for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice has leaked, as it was originally slated for release next week during special IMAX-only screenings. It begins directly after the revelation of Superman, and his unveiling to the world. We see the inspirations from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," including an armored Batman going toe-to-toe with Superman in the rain. Continue reading to watch.

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Funny Facebook Crime

Everyone has tough days, but one thing you shouldn't do is post an image of yourself on Facebook holding a beer can while driving, especially if you have a public profile. Let's just say that this guy's post went viral shortly after, and if someone were to release his name, things may get a bit tricky with law enforcement. Unfortunately, there are many more people who have confessed to crimes on the social media network. Continue reading to see a few of the strangest examples.

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R2-D2 Jet
Star Wars Jet

When is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner not just a plane that takes passengers on long haul international routes? When it's painted to look like R2-D2 from the Star Wars universe. A newly released video shows the nose of the plane decorated with R2-D2's signature blue and white stripes, along with its various ports. This specially designed jet marks the start of a 5-year All Nippon Airways "Star Wars" project, which is set to include "a range of novel initiatives." It's been approved for international routes. Continue reading for the video and more pictures.

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