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Apple US Treasury

Believe it or not, Apple has more money than the US treasury. According to one report, "Apple has three times as much cash on hand as does the US government, and over twice as much as does the UK. These figures come to us from the Bank of America's wealth-management arm, US Trust. In its most recent quarterly SEC filing, Apple reported that it had $158.8-billion in cash and cash equivalents plus short- and long-term securities. US Trust reports that the cash-strapped American government has reserves of just $48.5-billion." Continue reading for more.

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Comma Fail

There's no mistaking someone's call in real-life for when a meal is ready, but online, a simple comma could mean something entirely different, and an activity nobody should be delving in. Unfortunately (or fortunately), many people either don't have the time, or just don't care, about proper punctuation, and it leads to some awkward conversations to say the least. Continue reading for more.

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Sauron Ring

By definition, a smart aleck is a person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything. For example, this person decided to comment on a person's "Lost Gold Ring" flyer with a "Nice Try, Sauron" as a joke, or if they actually knew the person. Other examples include: responding to "what ended in 1896" with 1895 and leaving a slice of pizza for someone, but with a catch. Continue reading for more.

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Grandma Skydiving

Whether if you're having a mid-life crisis or just feel too old to do certain things, let 90-year-old Mary Ann Barnett of Jacksonville, Florida be proof that age is just a number. She always wanted to skydive and had told her husband of 54 years, several times, that people should try everything at least once. Her most surprising comment? This: "I did it. I enjoyed it. And I'm ready to do it again." Continue reading for more.

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Facebook Fail User

So, you just heard from a friend on Facebook that using a microwave to charge the iPhone 6 actually worked. Now if you decided to try this without looking up forum threads online that say it's just a prank, taking a break from the social media network should be at the top of your list, rather than posting a picture of a toasted handset. Continue reading for more people who definitely should not be using Facebook.

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Wii 3

You know something is off, when someone tries to pass a "Wiii 3" off as the successor to Nintendo's Wii U, despite the former containing 198 built-in games. Unfortunately, that is just one of the many product FAILS people have to deal with on a daily basis overseas. We've rounded up thirty more bizarre, yet real, examples that just might surprise you. Continue reading to see them all.

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Squid Squad

Photo credit: Reddit

Have you ever looked at something and thought there must be a better name for it? So have millions of other internet users, and that's why there's a sub-Reddit called "Shower Thoughts" for everyone to share these ideas. First up, someone thought "squad" is a much better name for a group of squid. Or, using the word "pinball" for the game of bowling is definitely much more fitting if you think about it. Continue reading for more.

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Bizarre Google Earth

Google Street View is great for virtual tourists, but to see truly bizarre anomalies, you'd have to open up Google Earth. The glitch you see above occurs because of how Google Earth uses texture mapping to create images, which means it overlays a flat satellite image with a 3D terrain map. Sometimes, Google's algorithms has trouble stretching a 2D image over a 3D landscape, resulting in some crazy distortions. Continue reading to see more.

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Weird Things Subway

The earliest metro system, the London Underground, first opened as an "underground railway" in 1863; its first electrified underground line opened in 1890, making the London Underground the world's first metro system. One interesting fact you may not know is that in 1993, a 16-year-old assumed the seat of a motorman on an NYC A train without anyone noticing. He successfully operated it for over three hours until he rounded a curve too quickly and tripped the train's emergency brakes. Continue reading for more weird things you shouldn't see while riding the subway.

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Garfi Angry Cat

Photo credit: Lov Ela

If Tardar Sauce "The Grumpy Cat" is already a famous internet meme, but Garfi the Persian "Angry Cat" isn't far behind. Despite the mean-looking expression, Garfi is a sweet and kind cat, according to its owner. "He's a great model, and his similarity to Garfield is indeed striking. Garfi lives in Turkey with his owner Hulya Ozkok, surrounded by a big family and his other cat friends," says Bored Panda. Continue reading for more images.

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