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Believe it or not, back in the 1990s there was penguin named La La who used to shower, put on a backpack and waddle 329 steps to the local fish monger to buy his ration of five fish every day. He swallows a whole mackerel or two and then carries the rest home in his mini backpack. The story of La La begins in 1986 when Yukio Nishimoto discovered a penguin caught in his net with a badly injured beak and wing. The fisherman knew the penguin would die or be eaten by sharks and the rest is history. Continue reading for more.

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It's rare for children and teenagers to think of their parents as *cool*, but these examples show why some are always young at heart. Starting off, we have someone who asked for an iPad for their birthday, and instead, received an authentic iPad box filled with a box of eye pads and a troll face. Other examples include: a surprise $5-million birthday present, curious parents during a birthday, and replicating a Facebook profile picture. Continue reading to see them all.

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There's nothing funny about OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), but there are everyday things most would consider normal that would drive one with the anxiety disorder crazy. For example, having construction workers not put back a sewer lid the right way, causing the forward pointing arrow to be slightly off. Continue reading for more funny and weird examples.

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Want to learn something this week? Here are 26 extremely useful websites that will help you do so, starting with LearnStreet, a website that offers completely free beginner level courses for Ruby, Python, and JavaScript. LearnStreet's interface includes videos, some standalone programming projects collectively known as the Code Garage, and other components. The company was conceived by Sun Microsystems co-founder and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and WhoWhere? and eGain co-founder Gunjan Sinh. Continue reading for more.

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Did you know that architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and James Cutler Architects designed Bill Gates' personal residence? While the plans for Gates' home was largely drawn by hand, Bohlin has a Macintosh-based office and some of the work was completed on Apple systems. On a similar note, his garage was designed using the Mac program called "ModelShop!", according to Architosh. Continue reading for more bizarre and interesting facts that may surprise you.

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What you're looking at above is the one-of-a-kind $4.2-million Ferrari TRS. It's powered by a 730 hp, 6.3-liter V12 combined with a KERS hybrid system lifted from LaFerrari; elevating the total horsepower to just shy of 1,000. The extremely wealthy, yet mysterious buyer, remains unknown. One thing's for sure, the new owner will be one of 499 owners of LaFerrari, making his custom F12 that much more valuable. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures that you probably haven't seen before.

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Just won the Publisher's Clearing House prize of $1.3-million a year for life (1 in 1.3-billion odds), and want to splurge on something extravagant? For one, the Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter you see above may be well out of your price range, unfortunately. There are much better ways of spending your money that revolve around investments, but these rich kids of Snapchat have other ideas. Continue reading to see more strange ways these teens use their (or parents) money.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning on transforming the city's largely forgotten phone booths into Wi-Fi hot spots: "By using a historic part of New York's street fabric, we can significantly enhance public availability of increasingly vital broadband access, invite new and innovative digital services, and increase revenue to the city - all at absolutely no cost to taxpayers." These hot spots will also be used for services like cellphone charging stations and interactive touch screens that provide local information. Continue reading for more.

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Though it may be Monday and the start of a brand new work week, there's no reason why you can't get your mind wrapped around something interesting, rather than drone-like activities. Infinite chocolate bars do not exist in the real world, but just looking at this animation may have you thinking otherwise. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a man turning plastic bottles into something you'd never expect.

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There are some people that just make you scratch your head wondering just how they even managed to get online, like this person asking if July 4th is on the 15th or 16th. Unfortunately, there are many more people who apparently spend more time trying to figure out where the next big sale is going to be rather than brushing up on their history. Continue reading for more people who might not be smart enough for the internet.

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