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Cat Selfie

Photo credit: Manny via Bored Panda

GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.

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Shaquille O'Neal Son Shareef

Photo credit: Cassy Athena Photo

These days, word spreads quickly, thanks to social media, and that includes pictures from Shareef O'Neal's 16th birthday party in Los Angeles. In addition to the food trucks, he was gifted vinyl wrapped Lamborghini Gallardo and Jeep Wrangler. To be more specific, the Lambo sports a custom bodykit that has a front bumper inspired by the elusive Lamborghini Reventon. Continue reading for more pictures.

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McCollough Effect

The McCollough Effect is basically an illusion of human visual perception in which colorless gratings appear colored contingent on the orientation of the gratings. It's an aftereffect requiring a period of induction to produce it. For example, if someone alternately looks at a red horizontal grating and a green vertical grating for a few minutes, a black-and-white horizontal grating will then look greenish and a black-and-white vertical grating will then look pinkish. The effect is remarkable for often lasting an hour or more, and in some cases after prolonged exposure to the grids, the effect can last up to three and a half months. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, facts. Click here for a few bonus facts.

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Plane Inside Rainbow

Photo credit: Birk Mobius

German photographer Birk Mobius captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from the ground at a small airfield, just outside of Leipzig in eastern Germany, of a streak of lightning hitting one end of the plane and shooting out of the other end as it continues to the ground with a rainbow in the background. The company says the plane, owned by German cargo airline AeroLogic, is a Boeing 777-FZN. Continue reading to see more interesting pictures gathered from around the web.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Hair

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Another day, another bizarre thing trending online, and this week, it's glow-in-the-dark hair. Manic Panic, a store founded in 1977 by two sisters, produces a variety of glow-in-the-dark hair dye, and The High Voltage series comes in several colors, as the examples above show. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Continue reading for more.

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Fire Glass

While fire glass may look purely decorative, it's actually far more functional than you think. This tempered glass, manufactured in various shapes, is used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in natural gas fireplaces / fire pits. Since fire glass does not burn, but retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas, it can also be used to obscure the gas plumbing inherent in gas fireplaces or stoves. This type of glass comes in 0.25"-0.5" shards of tempered glass with smoothed edges to decrease risk of cuts. Continue reading for more cool images from around the web. Click here to view bonus images of some geeky food facts.

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Tom and Jerry Mouse

Has your mind ever gone blank trying to think of a word? Well, these people definitely have, and sometimes, the alternatives just end up being downright strange. For example, this person forgot the English word for mouse, so they used "Jerry" from the Tom and Jerry cartoon instead. Other examples include: using Halloween melon instead of pumpkin, a knitted neck bracelet and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Yahoo Answers 2015 Funny

Another year, another batch of people who have no idea that search engines exist. What are we talking about? The things people ask about on Yahoo Answers of course, the possibly soon-to-be-forgotten service in which anyone can ask / answer questions about life. First up, we have one user wondering why a printed GIF file does not move like the version seen on a computer. Continue reading for more. Click here to view a few bonus Yahoo Answers examples.

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

A sunstone is basically a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a brilliant spangled appearance; this led to its use by the Vikings to locate the Sun for navigational purposes. It has been found in Southern Norway, Sweden and in various United States localities. The optical effect appears to be due to reflections from inclusions of red copper, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal, rhombic, or irregular in shape, and are disposed parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Funny Aging Tweet

Well, it's been over 25-years since the first Home Alone movie was released, so those who watched it as a child probably have different kinds of thoughts today. For example, Tony Shepherd on Twitter wonders how much the McCallister's mortgage is, rather than enjoy the antics of Kevin, who just so happens to be left home alone on Christmas day. Continue reading for more funny tweets about growing older. Click here to view a few bonus tweets once you finish.

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