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Funny Street FAIL

Let's face it, having a store deliver something can get expensive, especially if you need it same day. This person decided that renting a truck was out of the question, since they can cost $100+ per day. So, they called up a friend who owned a scooter and then used his own two hands to secure the television. Continue reading for more strange things that people have spotted on the roads.

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McCollough Effect

The McCollough Effect is basically an illusion of human visual perception in which colorless gratings appear colored contingent on the orientation of the gratings. It's an aftereffect requiring a period of induction to produce it. For example, if someone alternately looks at a red horizontal grating and a green vertical grating for a few minutes, a black-and-white horizontal grating will then look greenish and a black-and-white vertical grating will then look pinkish. The effect is remarkable for often lasting an hour or more, and in some cases after prolonged exposure to the grids, the effect can last up to three and a half months. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, facts. Click here for a few bonus facts.

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Plane Inside Rainbow

Photo credit: Birk Mobius

German photographer Birk Mobius captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from the ground at a small airfield, just outside of Leipzig in eastern Germany, of a streak of lightning hitting one end of the plane and shooting out of the other end as it continues to the ground with a rainbow in the background. The company says the plane, owned by German cargo airline AeroLogic, is a Boeing 777-FZN. Continue reading to see more interesting pictures gathered from around the web.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Hair

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Another day, another bizarre thing trending online, and this week, it's glow-in-the-dark hair. Manic Panic, a store founded in 1977 by two sisters, produces a variety of glow-in-the-dark hair dye, and The High Voltage series comes in several colors, as the examples above show. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Continue reading for more.

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Teacher Calligraphy Funny

You know your teacher probably has a few other side jobs, if their writing appears to be a calligraphic masterpiece. Speaking of calligraphy, did you know that Western calligraphy is recognizable by the use of the Latin script? That's right, the Latin alphabet appeared about 600 BC, in Rome, and by the first century developed into Roman imperial capitals carved on stones, Rustic capitals painted on walls, and Roman cursive for daily use. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive amount of floodwater being released from an Oklahoma dam.

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Funny Minecraft

Sometimes, you have to think outside the box to fix a problem, or just doing the bare minimum. For example, this child was told by his aunt that a simple smile would net him Minecraft, but apparently, he was having a bad day, and decided to muster up a smile that probably should have been re-taken. Other examples include: playing a bowling game on the iPad while at a bowling alley, only eating one flavor out of a Neapolitan ice cream tub and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Fire Glass

While fire glass may look purely decorative, it's actually far more functional than you think. This tempered glass, manufactured in various shapes, is used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in natural gas fireplaces / fire pits. Since fire glass does not burn, but retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas, it can also be used to obscure the gas plumbing inherent in gas fireplaces or stoves. This type of glass comes in 0.25"-0.5" shards of tempered glass with smoothed edges to decrease risk of cuts. Continue reading for more cool images from around the web. Click here to view bonus images of some geeky food facts.

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

A sunstone is basically a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a brilliant spangled appearance; this led to its use by the Vikings to locate the Sun for navigational purposes. It has been found in Southern Norway, Sweden and in various United States localities. The optical effect appears to be due to reflections from inclusions of red copper, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal, rhombic, or irregular in shape, and are disposed parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Funny Aging Tweet

Well, it's been over 25-years since the first Home Alone movie was released, so those who watched it as a child probably have different kinds of thoughts today. For example, Tony Shepherd on Twitter wonders how much the McCallister's mortgage is, rather than enjoy the antics of Kevin, who just so happens to be left home alone on Christmas day. Continue reading for more funny tweets about growing older. Click here to view a few bonus tweets once you finish.

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Elderly Social Media Fail

Let's face it, with all of the new features social media services, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., continue to roll out on a daily basis, trying to stay on top of everything is tough to say the least. Now ask the older generation to hop right in to one of these services and master even the basic features is near impossible. For example, this person assumed that messaging "Old Country Buffet" on their Facebook page works like a traditional phone order. Continue reading to see more funny examples.

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