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Giant Teddy Bear

Let's face it, when you purchase something online, you're doing so blindly, as it is impossible to inspect the item before shipment. For example, this person thought they were getting a 6.5-foot tall teddy bear that was well proportioned, but apparently, what they received was one with 4-foot long legs, and something that appears to be straight from a nightmare. Continue reading to see more things purchased online that took an unexpected turn.

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Ice Borehole

Dr. Peter Neff, along with a few other scientists, decided to do an experiment and drop a small piece of ice 90-meters down a borehole on Taylor Glacier, an Antarctic glacier about 54-kilometers long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land into the western end of Taylor Valley, north of the Kukri Hills, to see what would happen. They discovered that it made a very cartoon-like sound effect when it reached the bottom. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Alexa Laughing

Amazon Echo owners are being creeped out after their devices started laughing without being prompted, after asking it to fulfill the simple tasks. One user was greeted with an 'evil laugh' after asking Alexa AI to turn the lights off, but not before she attempted to turn them back on. What does Amazon have to say: "We're aware of this and working to fix it." continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Dr. Who Classical Painting

Photo credit: Dave Pollot via Bored Panda

Painter Dave Pollot specializes in purchasing thrift store paintings and adding his own personal touch, with a bit of pop culture. "Most are prints or lithographs," he told Bored Panda. "Any scratches or marks are carefully touched up and then my own visions are added. Concepts range from pop culture to dada themes. What was once destined for a landfill is now an appreciated piece of art and conversation piece," Dave told Bored Panda. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Thor Alarm Clock

For those who hate waking up in the morning, this "Thor Alarm Clock" could be just for you, as it only turns off when you slam it on a hard surface. It was created by industrial designer Jorge Ros Gisbert, and features a rubber base as to not harm the furniture or device itself when being hit with force. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Real Nick and Judy

Photo credit: Sakimichan via Bored Panda

Fans of Zootopia know that Nick Wilde is a charming, small-time, con artist fox with a big mouth and a lot of opinions, while Judy Hopps is the first bunny ever to join Zootopia's police department who just so happens to team up with the former. Ever wonder what they would look like in a live-action movie? Well, digital artist "Sakimichan" gives us some idea. Continue reading for more cartoon characters reimagined as humans by digital artists.

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Lord of the Rings Locations

Photo credit: Bry Voydatch

Bry Voydatch is a Lord of the Rings series fan who didn't quite get the chance to actually star in the movies, but decided to do the next best thing...visit the real-life filming locations. In the photo above, she was captured leaving The Shire In Hobbit's Hideaway, Wellington. "I recently spent a couple weeks traveling the North and South islands of New Zealand and I managed to hit almost every filming site from Lord of the Rings! Here are some shots that I was able to re-create or that lined up with scenes from the movies very nicely," said Bry. Continue reading for more pictures.

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RDJ Doppelganger

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Ever come across a person who looks like a famous celebrity, but not quite? These people have too, but they went the extra mile, and decided to take a picture with them before posting the image onto social media platforms. For example, the group above thought Robert Downey Jr. was shopping at their local mall. Continue reading for more normal people mistaken for celebrities.

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Pointlessly Gendered Products

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Sure, some products are more geared towards females or males, but others really don't need to be gendered, like the radio-controlled plane above. Unfortunately (or fortunately), toys are just the tip of the iceberg for pointlessly gendered products, as you'll also find ear plugs, toothpaste, bath bombs, bibs, and even a bible. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Black Panther Funny

Some theaters have special 2-for-1 ticket days, but these two kids from Carson, California couldn't wait for that deal, so they decided to improvise. As you can see, you have one person sitting atop the other's shoulder while covering themselves with one very long trench coat. Continue reading for two videos showing what happened afterwards.

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