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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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Man Sues Texting

Brandon Vezmar, a 37-year-old man from Austin, Texas, expected a normal night at the movies, a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 to be exact, but what happened when the film started rolling, is an entirely different story. His date, 35-year-old Crystal whome he met on dating app Bumble, started texting someone 15 minutes into the movie. When Vezmar noticed, he politely asked her to stop, or go into the lobby, and she chose the latter, but never came back. She refused to pay the $17.31 price of the ticket when he texted her later, so he took her to court. Continue reading for an interview video, the actual text conversation, and more information.

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Bow Wow Challenge

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It's not uncommon for people to post fake pictures on social media, but when a celebrity tries doing this, the entire internet starts sleuthing, especially if someone spots a discrepancy. Rapper and actor Bow Wow recently posted a picture of a private jet on Instagram with the caption "traveling to NY today", but a Snapchat user found out otherwise. Now, the internet trolling has commenced. Continue reading to see the aftermath. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Funny Wikipedia Edit

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Since anyone with an internet connection and access to Wikipedia can edit articles, it's no surprise that there have been some interesting changes over the years, like this one, on the first law of thermodynamics. For those who don't know, it's a version of the law of conservation of energy, adapted for thermodynamic systems. The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can be neither created nor destroyed. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, Wikipedia edits compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Minecraft Animals

Digital artist Aditya Aryanto from Jakarta, Indonesia wondered what real animals would look like in the Minecraft universe, so he took several photos and transformed them into these bizarre blocky creatures. To be more specific, he scourd Unsplash and Pixabay for a few public domain images, loaded them into Photoshop, and used the curves filter to create the blocky look. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Buzz Aldrin Selfie

NASA's Gemini XII mission in 1966 was the 10th and final manned Gemini flight, and it was commanded by Gemini VII veteran James A. Lovell. It featured three periods of extravehicular activity (EVA) by rookie Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, lasting a total of 5 hours and 30 minutes. Gemini XII marked a successful conclusion of the Gemini program, achieving the last of its goals by successfully demonstrating that astronauts can effectively work outside of spacecraft. This was instrumental in paving the way for the Apollo program to achieve its goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Continue reading for more selfies of famous people before the smartphone era.

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Building Shaker

Let's face it, nobody likes noisy neighbors, especially ones who reside directly above you. Zhao from China decided to seek revenge by purchasing a "building shaker" gadget online. Believe it or not, he actually tried to politely speak with the family first, but to no avail. The $58 device produces strong vibrations, similar to someone drilling into the ground, with the higher-end models offering timers and smartphone compatibility. After leaving for a weekend and leaving the "Building Shaker" device turned on, the two parties mutually agreed to keep things quiet during certain hours of the day. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible Japanese Rube-Goldberg machine.

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Funny Bar India

India's Supreme Court recently banned the sales and serving of liquor within 500-meters of national and state highways. This new ruling hit business owners hard, and many had to shut down their operations in just weeks. But one resourceful bar owner in Kerala, India devised an effective, yet low-tech, way of bypassing the law. The owner of Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a suburb of Kochi, hired some workers and spent 3-days putting up a series of concrete blocks to turn the previously straight walkway into a maze that leads right up to the entrance. Now, the walking distance from the highway to his bar is approximately 520-meters, making it legal to sell liquor. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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