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Keret House World's Narrowest

You may have heard about the world's thinnest house, but the Keret House in Poland has finally been completed. Nestled in between two buildings and masterminded by designer Jackub Szczesny, this structure measures just under 5-feet at its widest point, and spans 44-square-feet. Despite its minuscule size, it comes equipped with a functional kitchen, bedroom and even bathroom. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures.

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Google Store Knockoff

It's not everyday that you see the Google, Google Play Store and WhatsApp logos plastered all over a city, but in countries where copyright / trademark laws are not strictly enforced, it's just another day. What's even more surprising is that they got the WhatsApp logo completely wrong, despite being able to head right on over to their website. Continue reading for more bizarre knockoffs that shouldn't exist, but actually do.

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Teens Make Fun of Home

Railroad track inspector Josh Cyganik of Union Pacific was at work one day, when he heard a few local teens making rude remarks about 75-year-old Leonard Bullock's home. So, he decided to use the power of social media to spread the word, and the rest is history. "I stopped counting at 95 volunteers, but everyone showed up excited and willing to help. People came from as far as Texas, Washington, and California to help out. According to the media, I'm a hero. I'm not a hero, I just heard something that bothered me," said Cyganik. Continue reading to see the before and after pictures.

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Funny Retail Workers

Let's face it, working retail normally doesn't require a college degree, but even so, there are some instances that defy all logic. For example, having a customer tell you that their iPod had a virus, only to discover that said virus is actually the "Do Not Disconnect" symbol when connecting to a computer. Or, a having someone complain because a Wii accessory isn't compatible with the PlayStation 3. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fisherman who hooked himself a drone.

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Buddhist Statue Mummified Monk

When researchers at the Netherland's Meander Medical Center placed a 1,000-year-old Chinese Buddha statue inside a CT scanner they discovered a mummified monk. They believe the statue contains the body of a Buddhist master named Liuquan, who most likely practiced the tradition of "self-mummification" to reach his final resting place. An endoscope was used to examine the abdominal cavity of the mummy inside, they found that the organs had been removed and replaced with paper scraps that were printed with ancient Chinese characters. Continue reading for more fascinating random facts you probably didn't know about before today.

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Disney Princes in Real-Life

For those who've always wondered what the Disney princes might look like in real life, then look no further than these illustrations by Finnish artist Jirka Vaatainen who is based out of Melbourne, Australia. "Cinderella's Prince Charming, along with Princes Phillip, Eric and Adam from Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast respectively are brought to life through digital painting. John Smith from Pocahontas, Aladdin, Hercules and Tarzan also feature in the series. Just like their cartoon versions, there are brooding eyes, chiseled jawlines, effortlessly coiffed hair, and muscular physiques aplenty amongst the princely portraits," says The Daily Mail. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Funny Coincidence

Nintendo may not have modeled the N64 after a koala, but when you look at it upside down, the case does slightly resemble the animal, or so the internet thinks. As most of you already know, there's an official term for this, pareidolia, which is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern - like a face - where none actually exists. Continue reading for more everyday coincidences that cannot be unseen.

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Funny Random OCD

While most wouldn't think too much about going over the $39.99 amount at a gas pump, there are a few who would have dilemma on their hands if the gallons pumped was also a perfect 10-gallons. Or, slicing a pre-cut pie in a different direction is nothing out of the ordinary, but it's just annoying enough to catch the attention of perfectionists. Last, but not least, city workers who didn't line up the lines when replacing the manhole cover just seems out of place. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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Sauron Fire Pit

This awesome Lord of the Rings-inspired Sauron creation is the one grill to rule them all, and it's functional to boot. For those who don't follow the LOTR-series, Sauron is basically the Necromancer mentioned in Tolkien's earlier novel The Hobbit. In Tolkien's The Silmarillion, he is also described as the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Throughout the story, "the Eye" is the image most often associated with Sauron. Sauron's Orcs bore the symbol of the Eye on their helmets and shields, and referred to him as the "Eye" because he did not allow his name to be written or spoken, according to Aragorn. Continue reading for more.

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Overpriced HDMI Cables

Similar to audio equipment, buying a $100 HDMI cable doesn't necessarily mean you're getting a better product, compared to the $5 version. One expert states: "HDMI is a digital signal, so if it works, that is the best you will get, if it does not then take the cable back and get it replaced. Basically, don't spend much on one unless you want a pretty one that will be seen." Continue reading for more - any that you can't read, just open the image in a new window to view full resolution.

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