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For those who aren't gaming aficionados, Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. It was originally conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve Wozniak aided by Steve Jobs. The game was ported to multiple platforms and upgraded to video games such as Super Breakout. Now, you can enjoy a version of this game by simply typing "Atari Breakout" into the Google Images search bar. Continue reading for more.

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Dumb Social Media

The Beaverton recently published a news satire piece on how Detroit was turning off the sunlight for low-income residents, and many on Facebook actually believed the story. Here's a little excerpt: "In response to non-payment of property taxes, the City of Detroit has undertaken a massive city-wide effort to block sunlight from the homes of its poorest residents. 'They came at 5am to install the sun blocker over my house,' said Marcus Jones. 'It was still dark out, so I didn't notice it until hours later.' Jones then directed reporters to the property boundary of his darkened home, demonstrating how his neighbour still had bright noon hour sunlight." Continue reading for more.

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Nutello the Pug

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There's the Rich Dogs Of Instagram and now, Nutello the Pug. This stylish dog from Switzerland has been unofficially proclaimed as the "world's most fashionable pug", and he sports everything from plaid patterns that bring out his inner hipster hound, to disco dog throwbacks, complete with a furry afro.

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X-Ray Proposal

Believe it or not, there was someone who actually proposed to an x-ray technician at a chiropractor clinic by taping soldering wire to their stomach with the words "Marry Me", along with a ring. Fortunately, the person said yes, and a friend (or co-worker) has already been chosen to be their best man. Continue reading for more outlandish and random, yet true, facts that might surprise you.

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Quokka Selfie

Selfies are nothing new, but taking them with a Quokka has become the latest internet trend. This small animal is about the size of a domestic cat, is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. It can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, in particular on Rottnest Island just off Perth and Bald Island near Albany. The quokka has no fear of humans and it is common for it to approach them closely, particularly on Rottnest Island. Continue reading for more.

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Do What They Want

Some people just hate following rules, directions, etc. and do whatever they want. Believe it or not, there is an internet meme called "I do what I want", and here are some of the best images to hit the web. Starting off, we have this person who decided to enjoy an "After Eight" mint at 7:59. Other examples include: stepping where one shouldn't, climbing on rocks and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Ridiculous Shower Thoughts

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Let's face it, many of us tend to daydream while in the shower for whatever reason. It could be about the missed opportunity to start a conversation with someone or the probability of winning a lottery jackpot (1 in 46-million-plus) versus trying to commit suicide by taking commercial airline flights. Whatever the shower thoughts may be, they get even stranger when you read about what other people are thinking. Continue reading to see more.

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The Dress

Is this dress white and gold or black and blue? That is the big question the internet has been talking about. This dress image was first posted on Tumblr by Caitlin McNeill, a 21-year-old aspiring singer from Scotland, and it quickly became an internet sensation, with even celebrities replying with their thoughts. Put simply, it's just an optical illusion. Some objects reflect light at certain wavelengths, or colors, and the human brain determines the color of an object by taking in its reflected light. Continue reading for a video analysis and more information.

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You Had One Job

Another day, another internet meme. This time, we take a look at "You Had One Job," an expression used to call attention to perceived blunders made by individuals on the job. The earliest known mention of this meme can be traced back to the 2001 remake of the heist film Ocean's 11, in which the character Basher Tarr (played by Don Cheadle) scolds his team for missing a step that singlehandedly leads to the failure of an otherwise well-planned vault heist. In the example above, someone forgot how to spell "STOP". Continue reading for more.

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Sony Yell Product

You know how YouTube lets you skip longer commercials after 5-seconds? Well, Sony plans to implement this technology into their television sets in the future. Simply put, the company will stream interactive software to your television between pre-cut commercials, and saying the name allows you to skip the rest of the commercial. Let's just hope that their voice recognition system is better than Siri. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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