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Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Now there are 100-million plastic bottles being used and discarded everyday around the world. Here is how to repurpose them. Continue reading for more.

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Let's face it, despite all the negativity towards filtering naturally beautiful photos via Instagram, there are still some worthy of a detailed up-close view. Unfortunately, this feature does not come turned on by default. Simply go to General -> Settings -> Accessibility and then toggle the switch on. For those who don't have their phone of them, continue reading for a short video showing just how the "Zoom" function works.

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Want some easy memory life hacks that will supercharge your brain? If so, then look no further than these tips. For example, to remember random information, like an address or name, rehearse it every 15 seconds or so rather than continuing to repeat the info. Or, you could use the peg system, where you visualize what you want to remember and then associate it with a body part. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a UFO sighting in Canada.

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Find getting out of the house on time in the morning to be a problem? Then create a music playlist that lasts as long as it takes you to get ready, so you'll know when to get out of the house. Or, to double check a number that someone gave, simply read it back to them and if they correct you, you'll either notice them blushing or have already run away. Continue reading for more extremely practical life hacks for everyday situations.

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It's inevitable, having tourists and other random objects appearing in your vacation photos, that is. A simple way to remove them would be to set your camera on a tripod, take a timed photo ever 10-seconds until you have 15 images, open them up in Photoshop, choose "median", and you're set to go. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what Game of Thrones would have been like in the 1980s.

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Flying economy on a plane that doesn't have a display on the back of each seat? Well, one useful travel life hack would be to place your smartphone in a ziplock bag and use the tray clip to secure it for comfortable viewing, provided that you have already downloaded a few movies to your device. Continue reading for more extremely useful travel life hacks that geeks would love.

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Boost your metabolism in the morning by simply drinking 16-ounces of water. Want an easier way to transport a large take-out order from a fast food burger joint? Just place a muffin pan inside a properly sized laundry basket, and you're ready to go. Or, if walking alone at night down a sketchy street or park, have a police scanner app running at full volume to scare away potential creepers. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the acapella version of Super Mario Bros. 3 overworld theme song.

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In the computer security world, a hacker is basically someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge or enjoyment. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community. Continue reading to read about five of the most notorious computers hackers as of yet.

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It may be a little early to be thinking about school again, unless you're taking summer session, but it's always good to have a few new tricks up your sleeves for the homework and exams that await you. These 10 cool and useful life hacks will help you do just that. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of futuristic robots that can transform into furniture.

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Just about everyone who lived through the AOL, Earthlink, Netzero, etc. dial-up internet provider battle of the 90s or the CD-R burning craze probably has tons of disc spindles laying around. For those who want a fun alternative use, why not turn them into bagel holders? Continue reading for twenty-two more useful and practical life hacks for everyday situations.

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