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Did you know that Apple had a third co-founder, Ronald Wayne? He worked with Steve Jobs at Atari before he, Jobs, and Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. Serving as the venture's "adult supervision", Wayne drew the first Apple logo, wrote the three men's original partnership agreement, and wrote the Apple I manual. Wayne received a 10% stake in Apple but relinquished his stock for US$800 less than two weeks later, on April 12, 1976. The failure of a slot machine company that he had started five years earlier also contributed to his decision to exit the partnership. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a mind-bending viral video of contact juggling with rings.

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Did you know that Charles Duke left a photo of his family on the moon during an Apollo 16 mission? It remains there to this day, and hopefully will still be in decent condition should a rover snap an image for the world to see. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video compilation of close calls with many people that seemingly have guardian angels protecting them.

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Just about everyone who follows Microsoft has seen the infamous Bill Gates mug shot, one in which the world's richest man was photographed by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation, but what about the 1978 Microsoft group photo above? Continue reading for more rarely seen historical photos that might surprise you.

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Astatine is probably the rarest chemical element that you've never heard of or seen. It occurs on Earth only as the result of the radioactive decay of certain heavier elements. Elemental astatine has never been viewed, because a mass large enough to be seen (by the naked human eye) would be immediately vaporized by the heat generated by its own radioactivity. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Jurassic Park would be like with cats instead of dinosaurs.

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Sometimes, we need to take a few steps back and think, before moving forward again. This is especially true with photography. Here are a few historical photos that have been colorized in grand fashion to show just how beautiful the world was, and still is, around us. Continue reading for more awe-inspiring examples.

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No, the image above isn't of a cargo container, but rather the very first hard drive. That's right, the first computer hard disk was distributed by IBM in 1956, and weighed over a ton with a mere 5MB of storage space. Below that image, we see a 250MB hard disk from 1979. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures showing the first versions of many notable inventions and things.

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No, you're not looking at a painting, but an actual color photograph of Disneyland from 1955, before there were the towering trees and moats. After hiring a consultant to help him determine an appropriate site for his project, Walt bought a 160-acre (65 ha) site near Anaheim in 1953. Construction began in 1954 and the park was unveiled during a special televised press event on the ABC Television Network on July 17, 1955. Continue reading for more.

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Madame de Florian, a French socialite and actress, fled to the south of France during World War II in 1942, and kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opera Garnier. She did this as a security measure, just in case she wanted to return. As you probably already guessed, she never returned after the war, and it's been locked up ever since, untouched. It wasn't opened until recently when an auctioneer entered her apartment. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one of the coolest interactive train ads you'll see today.

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At first glance, these may look like modern photographs of Russia, but they're actually from 100-years-ago. You read that right, skilled photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) captured the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He utilized a specially made camera with red, green, and blue filters, which were then recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show their true color. Continue reading for more pictures.

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We all know that times were different back then, but you'd be surprised at what inventors came up with. There were a few weird inventions that stood out, such as "The Family Bicycle", "Amphibian Bicycle", "Portrait Pillow", and "Solar Bath Apparatus". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a child who just might be a piano prodigy after putting on this performance at a random store.

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