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Funny Random OCD

While most wouldn't think too much about going over the $39.99 amount at a gas pump, there are a few who would have dilemma on their hands if the gallons pumped was also a perfect 10-gallons. Or, slicing a pre-cut pie in a different direction is nothing out of the ordinary, but it's just annoying enough to catch the attention of perfectionists. Last, but not least, city workers who didn't line up the lines when replacing the manhole cover just seems out of place. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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Fried Bacon Seaweed

Bacon lovers rejoice! Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new type of seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon. Not even kidding. The strain is based on a type of dulse - a common sea vegetable popular in Asian cooking for its high protein content. This red marine algae is not only fast-growing, but super nutritious as well, packed with up to 16% protein by dry weight as well as being an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Continue reading for another picture of the seaweed and more information.

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Dogs Giant

No, you're not looking at a giant dog running towards the camera, just a clever photography trick known as forced-perspective. This technique employs an optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. Continue reading for more perfectly timed photos that transform normal dogs into giant creatures.

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Sleepy Kitten

Humans may require at least a bed or couch to sleep comfortably, but these photographers captured a few kittens who can snooze just about anywhere, including in the middle of a book. On a related note, did you know that on average, cats sleep about two thirds of every day? That's right, and if you do the math, it means your 9-year-old kitty has slept away about six years of life. Chances are, they will find a favorite napping spot and go back to it each day, regardless of if they outgrow it. Continue reading for more.

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Cardiff Skates

Why walk all over the office, when you can skate? Introducing Cardiff Skates. Fusing roller blades with strap-on skates, this gadget let you strap on a set of wheels at anytime and place. Each skate is equipped with 3 wheels (a 4th is used exclusively braking), and provide easy control and maneuverability. They use a ski-boot inspired ratcheting binding system that give the skates the ability to mold to nearly any footwear. Currently, there are 2 sizes available, both of which retail for about $160. Continue reading for more cool office gadgets.

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Stupid Science Question

SSDs don't have any moving parts, so they're nearly invulnerable to failure in high shock / vibration environments and extreme temperatures. This latter, operating in extreme temperatures between 0°C to +70°C, allows an SSD-based system to handle more applications in difficult situations where the traditional hard drives fail. However, when heated to a gaseous state (if even possible), it would not enable cloud computing, like this person has asked. Unfortunately, that is just one of the many dumb science and tech questions people have actually posted online. Continue reading for more.

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Superhero Bookends

Israel-based design studio Artori Design have revealed Book & Hero and the Supershelf. This clever bookend and floating shelf were designed to make it seem like they're being saved by a familiar caped superhero, but they're actually just clever illusions, created using strong magnets. We wouldn't be surprised if a Batman version pops up before the movie is released in March next year. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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T-Rex Bike

It looks like something from a museum, but this is realTyrannosaurus rex-shaped dinosaur bike made by an engineer in Portland, Oregon. This 5.5-feet wide bike standing 8.5-feet tall and measuring in at 12-feet long from head to tail. The creator said: "This wonderful rideable dinosaur, this fulfilment of my childhood dreams, needs to go to someone who likes being the center of attention, likes making the news whenever they're out in public, and likes inspiring joy and wonder in the faces of children. I'm just a quiet engineer and bicycle fabricator and am not interested in celebrity." Continue reading for more pictures and a link to the Craigslist posting.

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R2-D2 Drone

Most drones aren't aesthetically pleasing, but Otto Dieffenbach has built one that will most certainly appease Star Wars fans, as it was designed to look exactly like a giant R2-D2 astromech, minus the sounds. On a related note, did you know that R2-D2 was designed in artwork by Ralph McQuarrie and co-developed by John Stears but actually built by Tony Dyson, who ran his own studio called "The White Horse Toy Company" in the UK? Continue reading for three videos of it in-action.

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Funny Customer Service

Let's face it, when you need to contact customer service, it's usually not to show gratitude, but rather voice a complaint. However, this representative takes service to a whole new level by taking on the role of Odin and continues to stay in-character throughout the entire discussion right until the customer gets down to the nitty gritty. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures and funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how a tiny puppy stands up to a tickle attack.

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