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Superhero Action Figures Funny

Photo credit: Hot.Kenobi via Bored Panda

LEGO Batman may give us a sneak peak at what Bruce Wayne does when he's not fighting crime, but what about the other superheroes, such as Batman, The Avengers and Superman? Well, Japan-based photographer who goes by "Hot.Kenobi" shows us in his ongoing photo series. Simply put, he takes action figures and sets them in real-life locations, in which some may fool the untrained eye at first. Continue reading for another stop-motion video and more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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The Straw McDonalds

To deliver the ideal flavor ratio of 50% chocolate and 50% mint in each chocolate shamrock shake sip, McDonald's partnered with engineering firms JACE and NK Labs to create the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal (the STRAW). Its innovative j-shape provides optimal flavor flow dynamics."It was a puzzling assignment but one with an ambitious goal. From a physics perspective, it's actually quite difficult to deliver a proportional amount of both chocolate and mint flavors with each sip. But that's exactly what we did. It's a marvel of fluid dynamics. Thanks Fibonacci sequence," said Seth Newburg, principal engineer and managing partner at NK Labs. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Renaissance Paintings Photo

Photo credit: Alexey Kondakov

Digital artist Alexey Kondakov extracts renaissance characters from various works of art and seamlessly blends them into modern photos for his "Art History in Contemporary Life" series. These modern photos were taken at locations scattered around Europe, with some featuring a cool neon glow, while others are situated inside subway trains. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Uncomfortable Things

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Placing shortcuts of your most used programs on a MacBook Pro's OS X desktop is understandable, but when it's used as a download folder, things may get cluttered to say the least, and the image above shows what happens. That is just one of the many oddly uncomfortable things internet users have compiled, with some ranging from a horizontal cup holder to parking outside the lines, you'll find it here. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Dumbest Yahoo Answers

Yahoo, soon to become Altaba, may not have the best search engine, but its "Yahoo Answers" service is definitely one of the most entertaining. Whether it be simple questions, serious dilemmas, or just internet trolls, you'll find plenty, like this person who wants to know if there's a way to turn a computer monitor into a mirror. They decided to skip all of the search engines, and then scanned their monitor. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus answers.

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Nintendo Switch Bottle Water

Those who attended the NYC Nintendo Switch event were given small 8oz bottles of water, and some have already made their way onto eBay, with a few trying to fetch $100. "Up for sell is a Bottle of water from the nintendo switch event in NYC. This item is unused and in mint condition. The water was bottled at a natural spring. It's clear. It makes for a great shelf item for any hardcore Nintendo fan. Feel free to make offers and ask questions. There's no refunds," said the seller. Continue reading for another video from the NYC even and more information.

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Giant Panda Selfie

Photo credit: Pandas International via Bored Panda

This giant panda staying at the Dujiangyan Panda Base in Chengdu, China absolutely loves cameras, and these photographs prove it. Yes, guests here are actually allowed to sit next to these furry animals and interact with them, resulting in some interesting images. The Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was founded in 2011, specializing in re-introducing the bears into the wild. Continue reading for more pictures.

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MacBook Coin

Photo credit: GreatEase via Gizmodo

Most MacBook owners have probably never opened their laptops, but some who have discovered random US coins inside, and nobody knows why, especially since they're assembled in China. Apparently, this has been happening as far back as 2010, and in the video above, a customer called Greg Kilpatrick showed a quarter found in his device. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pray Lord of the Rings

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A great-grandmother from Brazil, has been praying to a Lord of the Rings Elrond for years, after mistaking it for Saint Anthony, the late Portuguese priest and patron saint of lost things. This discovery was made when Facebook users pointed it out after posting a series of photos on her Facebook page. "My daughter's great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely. We tried to explain right away but she didn't understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony," said makeup artist Gabriela Brandao. Continue reading for more pictures of the figurine and information. Click here for some bonus behind-the-scenes images from the Lord of the Rings movies.

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Kissenger

Let's face it, long distance relations lack physical interaction, but Kissenger, a smartphone accessory, aims to change that. Created by Dr. Hooman Samani, Director of AIART Lab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) in Singapore, this gadget consists of two internet-connected robots with big silicone lips that's touted as "a physical interface enabling kiss communication." All the user has to do is kiss the silicone pad and the integrated precision force sensors register the lip movements, while miniature linear actuators replicate those movements on a second device used by the person being kissed. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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