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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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Safety should always be put first no matter what the situation, but in the rare case where it's not possible, be sure you're not putting yourself or others in extreme danger. One person you shouldn't follow is this guy who decided to stand on the stair railings to put up a banner rather than look for a ladder. Continue reading for more strange people who definitely have not put safety first.

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Sometimes, people experience the perfect storm of events for both good and bad situations, or just a perfectly shaped bird poop splatter, in this case. Technically speaking, an ironic event is characterized by an incongruity, or contrast, between what the expectations of a situation are and what is really the case, with a third element, that defines that what is really the case is ironic because of the situation that led to it. Continue reading for more unintentionally ironic pictures that were captured at the perfect moment.

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Let's face it, most of us probably don't wake up happy to go to work every morning, but some people learn to make the best of their situation in slightly unusual ways. For example, one office worker decided to place an old wired computer mouse inside a mouse trap for all to see. Other examples include: strange signs, cardboard cutouts, and lots more. Continue reading to see more funny geeks who are making the best of boring jobs.

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While some people and animals aren't photogenic, catching them at the perfectly wrong time can also be disastrous, but fortunately, that's not the case with this cat. Despite its best effort to land right side up, this feline ended up in a perfect headstand position on the couch, and went on to become an internet star. Continue reading to see more funny animals captured at the perfectly wrong time.

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Photo credit: My Modern Met / Nat Geo

Here's yet another batch of award-winning images from the 2014 National Geographic photo contest. The top image shows the "Swing at the End of the World", located at the edge of Ecuador, on a path up to Bellavista, With just a small push, the person sitting on the swing would be 'thrown' right over the edge, complete with a stunning birds-eye-view of what lies below. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who is restoring faith to humanity.

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Leonard Simon Nimoy made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," in 1965 and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. His character of Spock has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. Well, it's not everyday that you spot a look alike on the subway. Continue reading for more funny and strange things spotted during the commute of many.

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In many parts of the world, talking or texting on an actual phone, without a hands-free device, is prohibited, but apparently this person wanted to see how far he could push things before getting pulled over. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are others who decided to break a few more petty rules, ranging from disobeying signs to eating where they shouldn't. Continue reading to see them all.

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In technical terms, a coincidence refers to a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects. Above, we have a picture of a cat and its owner who both have heterochromia of the eye - one iris is a different color from the other. Continue reading for more.

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