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Google Facts

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Google may have started out purely as a search engine, but it's evolved to be much more than that. The company has even hidden a host of Easter eggs inside its search engine, like the terms above. Did you know that the domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997? That's right, then the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998, and based in the garage of a friend (Susan Wojcicki) in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. Continue reading for more.

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Strange People Internet

Do you know someone who spends every waking second glued to their internet-connected phones, computers, tablets, etc.? It turns out that many of those people have no idea how to look up something, before posting whatever it is they're thinking of, on social media services, like Twitter. This person apparently found a phone from the 90s and has no idea that these existed in 1966 on the Bell 1500 series. Continue reading for more.

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F-35 Helmet

What you're looking at above is the high-tech F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helmet, developed by Vision Systems International along with Helmet Integrated Systems, Ltd. This Helmet-Mounted Display System (HMDS) fully utilizes the advanced avionics architecture of the F-35 and provides the pilot video with imagery in day or night conditions. Consequently, the F-35 is the first tactical fighter jet in 50 years to fly without a HUD. A BAE Systems Helmet tracker using the optical tracker from Carl Zeiss Optronics South Africa has been selected as a potential replacement. The Helmet-Mounted Display System was fully operational and ready to delivery in July 2014. Continue reading for more.

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Jerome Jarre Vine

Jerome Jarre has spent the last few years becoming a Vine legend, six seconds at a time. He currently has 7.5 million followers and counting, which was enough for him to co-found his own ad agency, called GrapeStory. His popularity attracted teh attention of a top-ranking New York firm, who then offered Jarre $1-million dollars to work on ad campaigns with them, as well as live in the city for a year. While most people would have easily signed on to that offer without second thought, Jerome had other things in mind, especially after the French born internet sensation grew up with a struggling single mother. Continue reading to watch his appearance on Ellen.

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TSA Items

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - established November 19, 2001 - is best known an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. They're granted the power to screen both people and property. Sometimes, they come across things that are puzzling to say the least, like a costume watch (prop) that looks like it's made to detonate a bomb. Continue reading for more.

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Mortal Kombat Development

Mortal Kombat was reportedly developed in 10 months from 1991 to 1992, with a test version seeing limited release halfway through the development cycle. In an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Boon stated that the development team initially consisted of four people - himself as programmer, artists John Tobias and John Vogel, and Dan Forden as sound designer. The final arcade game used eight megabytes of graphics data, with each character having 64 colors and around 300 frames of animation

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Bailey Golden Retriever

Photo credit: Golden Retriever Bailey via My Modern Met

Animal photos are nothing new, but Bailey the Golden Retriever gained internet fame for her "I have no idea what I'm doing" meme. Recently, her owner posted a new batch of photos that show the dog dressed in human clothes while performing people things, such as using the computer, drinking wine, and even play a game of poker with friends. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to draw a perfect circle freehand.

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Dumbest Internet

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Every social media user probably has that one friend who just has to post everything and anything on their mind. Sometimes, they end up being things that could have been Googled, but instead, these bizarre thoughts and questions go straight to Twitter, Facebook, etc. These 10 people definitely fall under "that one friend" category. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some pandas that really do not want to take their medicine.

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Falling Asleep in Class

Falling asleep in class could be the result of staying up late to finish a paper or just partying with friends, but one thing you don't expect to see in class is someone sprawled out on the lecture hall's floor, complete with blanket and pillow. That is exactly what the students in this class saw, and a few Snapchat images later, we have a new internet star, but probably not in the best light. Continue reading for one more image.

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Hate Mondays

While Mondays are usually sluggish for many people at work, there are others who definitely need a week-long vacation away from the office. For example, this person decided to create a box illusion that looks normal from the front, but when you walk around the back, you'll see that all of them have been stitched together to create a makeshift sleeping place of sorts. Continue reading for more.

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