Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer is James Veitch's book that shows exactly what happens when you decide to reply to a scam email, and keep the conversation going for as long as possible. In the example you see above, the scammer appears to offer James an interesting proposal: a 10% cut of any gold he distributes for this person. This all sounds fine and dandy at first, but like most scams, they always require some type of payment before starting the supposed "business", which in this case is a hefty amount of gold. To keep things interesting, James decides to use code names, and even a simple, yet self-explanatory chart. Continue reading to see just how far the conversation got before the scammer realized what was going on.
Just about the entire world knows about the complicated divorce situation between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie by now, but "Average Rob" on Instagram decided to lighten up the situation by digitally adding himself to one of their photographs. That's not all, this Instagram star has Photoshopped himself into dozens of celebrity photos, ranging from Eminem to Hillary Clinton. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission), launched November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, four months after Apollo 11. Mission commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command Module Pilot Richard F. Gordon remained in lunar orbit. The landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms. They carried the first color television camera to the lunar surface on an Apollo flight, but transmission was lost after Bean accidentally destroyed the camera by pointing it at the Sun. On one of two moonwalks, they visited the Surveyor and removed some parts for return to Earth. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
When batteries are in use, people don't really wonder what they look like, which makes these "Fashion Batteries" a bit pointless, or so we think. Now if your using these batteries in a transparent device, it may be an entirely different story. Thanks to the internet, the demand for these types of oddities are ever increasing. Continue reading to see more things that probably shouldn't exist, but do.
There are some internet trolls that ask genuinely dumb questions to gain attention, while there are others who actually ponder things such as...having "plague" on their teeth. Now we can only hope that Verizon keeps Yahoo Answers after acquiring the internet giant for $5-billion, but if it were to ever shut down, internet users have amassed a massive collection of bizarre things people have actually asked on the site. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus Yahoo Answers.
Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
Let's face it, when your room is pitch black, and you hear a phone notification, an ultra bright screen definitely isn't easy on the eyes. However, an urgent email or call is probably worth being temporarily blinded. That is just one of the many annoying, yet true, things we encounter in our everyday lives. continue reading to see a few more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Snapchat messages consist of a photo or a short video, and can be edited to include filters and effects, text captions, and drawings. Users have found that captions work best for most images, and use them to create "stories" of sorts, like this one of a student who used a balloon decoy in class. In related news, when people aren't snapping images or recording short videos, they're using filters, and the video above explains exactly how they work. Continue reading for more funny messages. Click here for a few bonus messages.
When you purchase something online, and the price appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. For example, Adam H. did not check the dimensions of this rug, and ended up with a micro-sized version intended for doll houses. Other examples include: not reading a mug description, ending up with a child's tent and lots more. Continue reading to see all of the funny shopping experiences. Click here for a few bonus FAILS.
There's nothing wrong with using Photoshop to retouch images, as even professionals use the software for such tasks, but when you ask a prankster for help, things can get a bit weird. For example, the person above wanted to look more like Tony Stark in full Iron Man gear, but instead was Photoshopped to resemble a vitamin bottle, complete with cap and arm holes. Continue reading to see more of the hilarity that ensued when James Fridman started editing.