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Miniature iPhone Photos

Photo credit: Derrick Lin

Believe it or not, all of the photos you're about to see by artist Derrick Lin were created with an iPhone, a desk lamp, a massive collection of miniatures, and anything else he can find around the house. They range from famous painting recreations to outlandish scenes with miniature figurines ski down a burrito. Get the book here. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Happy Camper Winnebago

Ringbrothers' Happy Camper Winnebago is probably the last vehicle you'd expect to be tearing up a drag strip, but that's exactly what it can do. How? Power comes courtesy of a supercharged Wegner Motorsports LS 408 V8, mated to a GM 4L80 automatic transmission, that churns out an eye-watering 900 horsepower, enabling it to hit 50mph in just 3-seconds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, and information.

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Online Quiz FAIL

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Let's face it, online quizzes sometimes just make you scratch your head, especially when things go wrong, like on this one. Scoring a perfect 18 out of 18 just wasn't enough, so it required you to get a whopping 19 out of 18 correct just to pass. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the many design FAILS that exist on the internet. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Comedy Wildlife Photo

Photo credit: Tibor Kercz via Bored Panda

It's that time again, time for the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, and while the overall winner hasn't been selected yet, there are already plenty of notable entries, including the falling owl by Tibor Kercz. "The last two years have seen some fantastic entries. We want to see even more animals represented than before. Go out and photograph, wherever you are... a squirrel could win the competition. We want to raise awareness of conservation of all animals all over the world, so wherever you are, take pictures of those wilder things," said contest officials. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Funny Hotel Pictures

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Summer is here (for some of us), and that means plenty of travelers are heading to hotels around the world. Most places try their best to keep guests happy, while others really just don't care. For example, this reception desk has probably heard their fair share of complaints over the years, and decided to use a paper shredder as a "customer suggestion box". Continue reading for more interesting things you probably shouldn't see at hotels. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Five Friends Photo

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Officially titled "The Five Year Photo Project", it involves the same five friends from Santa Barbara, California going on vacation every five years since 1982, and photographing themselves in the same location (Copco Lake in Northern California) and in the same pose. Their photo project starts with them at the age of just 19 years old. Continue reading to see some of the highlights.

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Programmer Free

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Unless you're a celebrity and / or a big name company (Google, Facebook, etc.), asking a programmer to complete a job for "exposure" simply isn't feasible. Someone asked programmer Zach Zundel just that recently, or to be more specific, to do coding/backend work for free: "Lmao sorry friendaloo but if you want me to write you a couple thousand lines of code you get to profit from forever it's gonna cost you," said Zach in a tweet. Continue reading to see how the entire conversation went down.

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Funny Product Warning

Let's face it, people don't stock their bathrooms with magazines like they used to, and rely more on smartphones / tablets to keep up with their daily reading. However, sometimes you're caught without one, and that means reading random product labels becomes the next best thing. Sainsbury's realized this, and decided to add this extra little bit at the end. Continue reading for more funny product warnings. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Elgin Park Town

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We've featured Michael Paul Smith's work before, but his fictional "Elgin Park" town is an optical illusion worth revisiting. This professional model maker and photographer uses forced perspective to make the 1950s town appear more real than not. All of the cars were handmade and are detailed enough to not be mistaken for toys when shot up-close. "I created Elgin Park so anybody can be there. It's a miniaturization of life," said Smith. Continue reading for more clever photography tricks that will make you look twice. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Samurai Cat Dog

Japan-based Samurai Age may not receive any military contracts, but they do get lots of orders for their handmade samurai armor for cats and dogs. Though the company offers a one-size-fits-all set, pet owners can also place a custom order for that fits like a glove. Want your pet to really stand out? They can also handcraft armor modeled after the legendary Japanese warriors, including the Sengoku hero Sanada Yukimura. Continue reading for more pictures and information, as well as a link to order your own set.

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