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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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Ignoring warning labels and messages have become common practice for a lot of geeks, but sometimes, the messages themselves may make you wonder just who wrote them. For example, a remote-controlled helicopter that is apparently trying to tell you to not use it if the blade is damaged, but in the strangest way possible. Continue reading for more.

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or some say, but if you're trying to make something you saw online, be sure to follow the directions closely. This person found a picture of minion cupcakes that involved Twinkies desserts, but didn't quite have all the ingredients to make it a success, like cupcake mix and frosting. Continue reading to see more strange people who tried making things they saw online, but failed miserably.

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Set to open sometime this month, Verruckt at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas is now complete and touted as the world's tallest waterslide, measuring 168-feet, 7-inches high. Designed by Schlitterbahn co-owner, Jeff Henry, Verrukt is a four-person raft slide with an uphill section. The initial drop is a 17-story plunge with a five story uphill section (also the tallest uphill water coaster section in the world). Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you shouldn't give a 3-year-old a Portal gun.

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