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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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DeLorean Speeding Ticket

Back to the Future fan Spencer White wanted to get his newly acquired 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 up to 88 mph, in hopes of time traveling, but unfortunately, he instead received a speeding ticket from the California Highway Patrol. "[The trooper] asked me how fast I thought I was going. The officer, smiling, told White he was going exactly 88 mph. All of us started busting up laughing," said White. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for a few bonus images of an incredible BTTF DeLorean replica.

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Funny Photoshop Request Troll

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"We Do Phoshop" is a Korea-based Facebook group that takes Photoshop requests from its fans, no matter how ridiculous they may be, and turns them into even crazier images. For example, the person above said it was awkward seeing people pose with statues, so he wanted a more "dynamic pose". The result? A punching good time. Continue reading to see more strange Photoshop requests. Click here for a few bonus request images.

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Microwave Game Console

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, he's created "Play-O-Wave", or in other words, a functional microwave game console. In the test, he plays games loaded directly onto a controller via a component connection, but in reality, you could hook up a real game console, or just enjoy your favorite television shows, using the display. Yes, it can still cook food while you play games, and the door had to be made slightly thicker for things to function properly, but as you can see, the project was well worth the time. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how you could write a hit song in a week.

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Totoro Painting

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"Woman with a Parasol", sometimes known as The Stroll, is a classical oil-on-canvas painting by Claude Monet from 1875. The Impressionist work depicts his wife Camille Monet, and their son, Jean Monet, in the period from 1871-1877, while they were living in Argenteuil. It captures the moment of a stroll on a windy summer's day. Digital artist "Lothlenan" specializes on giving these types of paintings geeky makeovers, and in this case, Totoro takes the place of the woman. Continue reading for more.

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Average Rob

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Instagram sensation "AverageRob" from Belgium may or may not have met rapper Eminem in real-life, but one thing's for sure, he was definitely caught napping alongside the celebrity, or at least in this Photoshopped image. Other celebrity nap sightings include: Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, and lots more. Continue reading to see some of his most popular images. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Obvious Sign

The internet is a goldmine for wasting time, especially when it comes to memes and random images. Some users have come across quite a few painfully obvious signs that probably did not need to be put up. For example, putting a "Caution: Fire is Hot" sign right next to a scalding flame, probably isn't the smartest idea, but whoever happens to blow right past this sign, there's a nice fence railing to keep you safe from the heat. Continue reading to see all the signs. Click here for a few bonus images.

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