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Funny Soldiers

Let's face it, being on active duty in a battle zone can be stressful to say the least, and humor is one channel some soldiers use to calm themselves. Whether it positioning themselves in the perfect spot to make it appear as if they're eating soldiers climbing down from a helicopter, or just playing Quiditch, you'll find them here. Continue reading to see more.

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Return of the Jedi Behind the Scenes

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was first released in theaters on May 25, 1983, directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, with Lucas as executive producer. It was the first film to use THX technology, and is set one year after The Empire Strikes Back. Filming took place in England, California, and Arizona from January to March 1982, with Lucas handling second unit work. Strict secrecy surrounded the production and the film used the working title Blue Harvest to prevent price gouging. The film grossed over $475 million worldwide, with several home video and theatrical releases and revisions to the film following over the next 20 years. Continue reading for more rare behind-the-scenes photos.

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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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Carbon Fiber Stormtrooper

Engineering technician Leonard Carson at San Diego Composites had always wanted a carbon fiber Stormtrooper suit to call his own. So, he convinced three of his co-workers to turn his idea into a reality. Since they already work for a composites company, sourcing the material needed wasn't hard at all. They built a total of 4 complete suits, all of which have not yet been put up for sale. Continue reading for more images Star Wars fans will appreciate.

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Tattoo Spellcheck

Unless you plan on getting laser surgery immediately to remove a misspelled tattoo, we highly recommend you ask whoever is performing the procedure to run whatever phrase you're getting inked through spell / grammar check. This person probably wasn't smiling for long after figuring out just what went wrong. Continue reading for more bizarre, yet real, examples that will make you look twice.

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Geeky Parents

Photo credit: Neatorama

There's nothing wrong with being a normal parent that only wants to best for their children, but there's also people like NASA scientist Jim Martin. He decided to build a giant Mechwarrior playhouse for his kids, complete with control panel. It took him just a couple of weeks using a few hundred dollars worth of supplies to build. Continue reading for more pictures showing geeky parenting done right.

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Random Photos

It's not everyday that you see a shark, much less one jumping out of the water and ready to take a bite out of the parasailer. With that said, did you know that shark attacks on a human normally happens in less than 6 feet 6 inches of calm water, and within a relatively short distance from shore? Or, that Amanzimtoti Beach in South Africa is the most dangerous beach in the world for shark attacks? Continue reading for more interesting, yet random, things you dont' see everyday.

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Photo credit: Reddit

Reddit has a new sub-category that allows anyone to post examples of first world anarchists from both the human as well as the animal world alike. Simply put, many of these are silly rules that may have been too strongly worded, or in the example above, someone who decided to eat an "After Eight" mint at 7:59. Other examples include: disobeying a no thumbs up notice and a "No China on Patio" sign. Continue reading to see them all.

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Sometimes, life weighs you down to the point where you really don't care what other people think, regardless of how ridiculous the act. For example, watching a blank television in traffic without any visible power source, man riding Segway while talking on his cell phone, the wear a trashbag to class because no available clothes student, running eating guy, and lastly, the person who decided to bring a newly purchased iMac, complete with packaging, to a coffee shop. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unlikely friendship between a WWII veteran and a 2-year-old toddler.

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Photo credit: Seth Casteel

Photographer Seth Casteel's famed "Underwater Puppies" series continues to be an internet hit, and as the name suggests, it consists of dogs fetching tennis balls undwater and then being captured right before they sink their teeth in. Casteel's latest book is set to be released later this year and will feature plenty more of these funny images. Continue reading for ten more gems.

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