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Bitcoin Pizza Programmer

Programmer Laszlo Hanyecz paid a Bitcoin Talk forum user 10,000 BTC for two Papa John's pizzas on May 22, 2010. BTC was just over a year old at that time, and that equated to roughly $25, but is $2.31-million by today's exchange rate - $5.12-million at this time last year. At bitcoin's all-time high in December 2013, the pizzas would have been worth an eye-watering $11.47-million, making them likely candidates for the most expensive pizzas of all time. Just over a year ago, Pizza Guys of Dubai started accepting bitcoin. Continue reading for more interesting facts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery.

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George Standing Cat

Photo credit: George 2 Legs

Another day, another internet star, and this time, it's George, a cat who might have been a human in his past life. Unlike other cats, George prefers standing on 2-legs, just like his owner, and might actually be prepping to take over the world. His owner recently shared a few of his most popular photos on Reddit, and said, "he is the sweetest cat I've ever known. Really bizarre, but sweet." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

"Kids Say The Darndest Things", is one quote you've probably heard and / or seen a lot online, and the parents of 3-year-old (now 4-year-old) Greta show the world just how true it is. It'll only be a matter of time until you see her on The Ellen show. Want to make your own quotes? Just use the Littlehoots app to beautify everyday conversations. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Winchester shotgun safety FAIL.

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Ice Cream Burrito

What do you get when you combine the classic burrito shape with freshly-made ice cream? Ben & Jerry's "BRRR-ito." Simply put, this sweet concoction contains two scoops of your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and then it's topped with a fudge drizzle as well as crispy cookie crumbs before being rolled up into a chewy waffle wrap. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Comma Fail

In the 3rd century BC, Aristophanes of Byzantium invented a system of single dots that separated verses, and indicated the amount of breath needed to complete each fragment of text, when reading aloud. This is the origin of the concept of a comma, although the name came to be used for the mark itself instead of the clause it separated. Continue reading for the some funny and geeky examples showing why this punctuation mark is important.

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Funny Detention Slip

For those that were homeschooled, detention is basically one of the most common punishments in schools in the US, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Canada, Australia, South Africa and many other countries. It requires the student(s) to report to a designated area of the school during a specified time, and remain there for a specified period of time. However, some teachers may require them to report on a non-school day. Continue reading to see some of the most bizarre reasons why kids were sent to detention.

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ISS Passing in Front of Moon

Catching a glimpse of the International Space Station from Earth isn't the easiest of tasks, since it orbits at a height of 260-miles (420km), appearing as a small speck when we gaze at the night sky. However, photographer Andy Smith managed to capture the incredible image above that shows the station's silhouette crossing the moon during its orbit of Earth. On either side of the station you can see its vast solar arrays - four on each side - that generate 84 kilowatts of power. In the center, we see the core where the crew of up to six astronauts and cosmonauts reside. Continue reading for more.

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Microwave iPhone Fail

Back in September 2014, a hoax Apple advertisement for an alleged feature called "Wave" of iOS 8 started making the rounds online, promising users that they would be able to recharge their iPhone by heating it in a microwave oven. This feature does not exist, and the media cited numerous people reporting on Twitter that they had destroyed their iPhone by following the procedure described in the advertisement, including the person you see above. Continue reading for more.

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Funny New Urban Dictionary Words

Know someone that falls asleep as soon as the car starts moving? If so, "carcolepsy" is a new word you can use to describe them. Unfortunately, this word, along with many others, were created by internet users as purely a mashup of simple word combinations. Others include: "askhole", "chairdrobe", "textpectation", "cellfish", "destinesia" and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Abandoned NYC Subway

City Hall was the original southern terminal station of the first line of the New York City Subway, built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), named the "Manhattan Main Line", and now part of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. Opened on October 27, 1904, this station underneath the public area in front of City Hall was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway. Given the extensive renovations that would have been required to bring the station up to modern standards, the city decided to close it instead. The final day of service was December 31, 1945. The station can still be seen today by passengers who choose to keep riding the 6 <6> services as they travel around the loop to head back uptown. Continue reading for more.

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