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Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious is best known online as a nickname given to any person who insists on stating things that are patently clear, and this applies to warning messages as well as regular old street signs as well. For example, this device went the extra mile with this sticker, telling users "Warning, Battery Has Been Removed, even though it's painfully clear. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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Troll Windows Users

April Fools Day' is just around the corner, and it's never too early to start planning. If you have easy access to someone's Windows computer, here's one prank you can attempt to pull off, as long as the computer isn't password-protected. Simply take a screenshot of their desktop, set it as wallpaper, hide the icons / toolbar, reverse the desktop / keyboard layout, and you're ready to watch the madness ensue. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people who only had one job, but couldn't even do it right.

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Losing a Bet

Nobody ever wants to lose a bet, especially ones with money involved either in the form of currency or gift cards. This geek happened to lose one of these bets, so he decided to make things difficult for both himself and his friend. As you can see, the supplies needed to pull off such a stunt probably cost more than the $15 donuts gift card that he owed. Continue reading to see the entire process from steps 1-10. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery.

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F&R Auto Sales

F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts decided to hassle Palace Pizza employee Jarrid Tansey over $7. Simply put, the order totaled $42.xx. After handing two $20 bills and two $5 bills to the Tansey, the driver quickly left, but they called him back to return with their change. So, Tansey returned and the ensuing conversation was uploaded to YouTube, which caused quite an uproar online. These Yelp reviews prove it. Continue reading for the video (not safe for work language).

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iPhone China Smuggling

With Apple having official stores in China now, we don't come across as many crazy iPhone smuggling stories, but then this guy popped up in the news. Simply put, he decided to strap 94 iPhones (various models) to his body in an attempt to smuggle them from Hong Kong to Guangdong province, China. The China Daily reports that they are valued at a combined 300,000 yuan ($48,300+ USD), and attached "to his chest, belly, thighs and shanks" with run-of-the-mill masking tape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Unnecessary Quotes

Quotation marks are basically punctuation marks used in text to indicate the words of another speaker or writer. Both of these words are sometimes abbreviated as "quote(s)". Sometimes, the use of quotes is completely unnecessary, like the "security guard" booth above, with a sleeping guard inside to boot. As rare as these may be in the wild, internet users have posted some of the best they've seen for the world wide web to see. Continue reading for more.

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BelfieStick

No, this is not an early April Fools' Day joke, but a real product designed specifically for taking selfies of your backside. Called the "BelfieStick", this smartphone accessory basically functions by having the user first mount their smartphone to the end of an adjustable and extendable rod, and using the Bluetooth camera button, they'll be able to easily take butt selfies without the use of a mirror. More information. Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading to for 9 text messages that will really test your friendship.

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Dumbest Criminal

No, this is not a joke, this idiotic duo from Carroll, Iowa, learned the hard way that using Sharpies for a disguise isn't the best way to go. Rather than use traditional ski masks, Matthew Allan McNelly and Joey Lee Miller had drawn makeshift masks all over their faces with permanent markers - permanent markers. Carroll Police Chief Cayler said: "[The] black faces gave them right away ... I have to assume the officers were kind of laughing at the time. I've never heard of coloring your face with a permanent marker." Continue reading for more of the dumbest criminals to ever make internet headlines.

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PSN Outage

You know you're a hardcore gamer, when...the police are the first ones you turn to after a network outage. Sony' PlayStation Network was knocked offline for about three days during Christmas week, and when that happened, a caller to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system asked a dispatcher for assistance on the issue. In the 911 call recording obtained by WPTV, the caller asks, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?" Continue reading to listen in on the entire convo.

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Ghetto Computer

Aside from dogs and cats, internet users love looking for random photos of things you don't see everyday, such as the computer above, which has seen much better days. Ever wonder where the word "ghetto" originated from in the US? If so, people say it came about during the Great Depression, when many people would congregate in large open parking lots. They built shelters out of whatever materials they could find at the time. These congregations of shelters were also called "ghettos". Continue reading for more.

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