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Homemade Computer Stand

Standing desks may be the hot item right now, but we do not recommend creating your own using a few random objects you may have lying around the house, like buckets or ice coolers. This person decided to make one anyways, and placed his homemade creation right next to a door as well, creating yet another hazard for the iMac. You may have to look around online, but there are plenty of tutorials showing how to create a standing desk using simple items from a local hardware store or even IKEA for those who prefer the pre-fabricated route. Continue reading for more things that shouldn't be placed together.

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Human Eye Galaxies

Did you know that there are as many atoms in a single atom of our DNA than there are stars in most galaxies? Or, that a human eye contains more atoms than all the stars in the known universe? These facts, courtesy of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, are just some of the mind-boggling things revealed on the "Cosmos" television show. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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BOSE Suspension

Dr. Amar Bose wanted to take air and hydraulic suspensions to the next level, with a new concept: electromagnetic rams. A prototype was installed on an Lexus LS 400, which proceeded to zip around fast bends without pitching or rolling, and even leapfrogging right over a 2-x-6 plank standing on edge across the road. This type of active suspension uses linear electromagnetic motors attached to each wheel. It provides extremely fast response, and allows regeneration of power consumed, by using the motors as generators. This nearly surmounts the issues of slow response times and high power consumption of hydraulic systems. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Quotation marks by definition, are simply punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character. However, people use these improperly more often than not, and these signs are glaring examples. Continue reading to see more.

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Smartphone Locker

Power banks are nice to have around, but sometimes, you just don't have access to one while out and about. These device charging lockers could quite possibly be the next best thing. Simply pay with a credit card, select the cable you need, start charging, lock it up, and you'll be set with a fully-charged device in 1-2 hours or less. Other borderline genius ideas include: a Pringles chip can with a pull-up tab, a car stereo that won't start playing until you've buckled up, cold weather simulator for trying out coats, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Accidental Camouflage

Photo credit: Bored Panda

More often than not, you'll spot another person wearing the same shoes, shirt, etc., but once in a while, these items seamlessly blend with their surroundings, and these photographers managed to capture a few funny examples. As you're about to see, these instances happen just about anywhere, including hotel hallways, furniture stores, and even in class. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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El Al Anti-Missile

El Al planes have been fitted with anti-missile counter-measures since the early 2000s, with the initial system known as Flight Guard. Since that time, the company has been the only commercial airliner to fit its planes with systems to defend against anti-aircraft missiles. In 2014, El Al began to fit some of its planes that fly on more sensitive routes with an updated system missile defense system that employs an infrared missile-tracking camera, an infrared (IR), ultra-violet (UV), or radar missile-approach warning (MAWS) sensor to detect a missile launch in the very early stages of an attack and a laser system to act as a counter-measure. Continue reading for more interesting facts. Click here to view a few bonus facts.

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Concorde at Altitude

The Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354mph at cruising altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. One thing you may not know is that it flew to an altitude of 68,000 ft (20,700 m) during a test flight in June 1973. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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USB Sushi Drives have been around for quite some time, but this is the first instance of a real restaurant using them on a menu, or so we think. On the other hand, removable storage drives are usually more costly than actual sushi rolls, so even if you were to get one instead of food, you'd still make out quite well, as long as they're priced at under $10 each. That is just one of the many strange things you don't see everyday. Other examples include: M&Ms that have been sitting in a vending dispenser for 10-years, a doughnut-shaped mushroom, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Big Wind Jet Fire Truck

A group of Hungarian engineers managed to build the ultimate fire extinguisher, or at least something worth talking about. Officially dubbed the "Big Wind", it's made from an old Russian tank, and they basically replaced the gun turrets with 2 turbines from a MiG-21 fighter jet. It was actually used to fight the Kuwait oil fires, after the Iraqi invasion, in August 1990. Continue reading for more fascinating facts.

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