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In January 2007, when the micronation of Sealand was put up for "sale", the ACFI and The Pirate Bay tried to buy it. The Sealand government however did not want to be involved with The Pirate Bay, as it was their opinion that file sharing represented "theft of proprietary rights". A new plan was formed to buy an island instead, but this too was never implemented, despite the website having raised US$25,000 (€15,000) in donations for this cause. Continue reading for more fascinating facts you probably didn't know.

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It's that time again, time for some random, yet fascinating, images that just might surprise you. Starting off, we have a fragment of the 'Murchison Meteorite', which landed in Victoria, Australia in 1969. This meteorite has been dated at nearly 4.95 billion years old - nearly 500 million years older than the age of the Earth. That's not all, we also bring you a glimpse of the stunning aquarium inside the Atlantis, The Palm, a hotel resort located at the top of the Palm Jumeira an artificial island The Palm Click. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why armadillos might be the next best thing to puppies and kittens.

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Astronomers discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe in the form of a massive, 12-billion-year-old cloud containing 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth's oceans combined. In other words, it surrounds a supermassive black hole called a quasar located 12 billion light-years from Earth. This shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence, researchers said. Continue reading for more.

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Believe it or not, these two - 11-week-old baby Eisleigh and 8-week-old Pitbull puppy named Clyde - are best of friends. MyFOX8 says, "Clyde was connected to Eisleigh as soon as we picked him up. Surely he wasn't aware what was happening to him. He climbed into Eisleigh's car seat and snuggled with her the whole way home. It seemed very comforting to him. To both of them really...it was love at first sight, oddly enough." Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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It's the weekend and what better way to kick it off than with some pictures that will put a smile on your face, or so we think. Starting off, we have a musician that is slowly, but surely, restoring faith to humanity by going to a local cancer treatment center playing for each and every one of the patients working towards recovery. Continue reading for more awesome examples.

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Playing outside has a different meaning to children today, as these two cried to get some fresh air, but ended up just playing games on their tablet. However, there are other strange everyday things, such as Darth Vader approved C-3PO earbuds, a smaller than life car advertisement, and more that make absolutely no sense. Continue reading to see more funny examples.

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Microsoft Bob was released in March 1995, although it had been widely publicized prior to that date under the codename "Utopia". At one point, Bill Gates's wife Melinda Gates worked as one of the Marketing Managers on the project. Microsoft originally purchased the domain name bob.com from Boston-area techie Bob Antia, but later traded it to Bob Kerstein for the windows2000.com domain name. Continue reading for more fascinating facts you probably didn't know about.

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Another day, another new sub-Reddit. This time, it falls under the "oddly satisfying" category, or in other words, everyday things, such as placing Tetris-inspired tater tots perfectly on a baking pan, that bring you pure joy. Other examples include: a truck bed filled with fitted boxes, February 2015 on a calendar, and even a glass that was made exactly for one can of Coca-Cola. Continue reading to see them all.

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Some people are better left conversing with people in real-life, as they clearly do not know how to use the internet. For example, this person went straight to Twitter after watching the movie "8 Mile", making a remark that the main actor looks just like Eminem. However, a quick Google Search or visit to IMDB would reveal just that. Continue reading for twelve more people who definitely shouldn't be using Twitter.

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You've probably seen a few social experiments on the internet, but this happened at a real seminar. Basically, 50 attendees were asked to write their name on a balloon, all of which were then placed in a room. Next, they were asked to enter that room and find the balloon with their name on it - chaos ensued. So, they were told to grab a random balloon and give it back to the right person by looking at their name tag. Happiness is all around you, but some forms require a different perspective on things. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an optical illusion that will blow your mind.

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