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Did you know that a man named Paul Brown was the sole person who invented a special valve that released the contents of the bottle when its sides are pressed? Subsequently, the design was purchased by various companies, including Heinz, whom added it to their upside-down ketchup bottle. In 1995 Brown decided to sell his entire company, patents included, for a lofty $13-million, or in other words, enough money to retire comfortably at the age of 48. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jackie Chan like you've never seen him before.

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Star Wars fanatics know that Jedi study, serve and utilize a mystical power called the Force, in order to help and protect those in need. The Jedi are trained to use the Force through passive meditation and applied academics, practicing the virtues of altruism, mercy, and the commitment to justice while at the same time rejecting emotions such as love, passion, fear, anger and hate. This boy hopes to one day be a real-life Jedi Knight, especially since his parents named him such. Continue reading for more funny and geeky names.

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Did you know that the sport of banzai skydiving actually exists? That's right, it involves throwing a parachute out of a plane and then jumping after it, the aim being to freefall to the ground. The longest time ever recorded between skydiver and parachute leaving the plane and linking up is 50 seconds. Continue reading for more cool and random facts you probably didn't know about.

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The "tourist guy" (above) was a popular image that featured a fake photograph of a tourist who appeared in many manipulated pictures after the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was proven to have been taken in 1997. The man would have been standing on the south tower - the building with the observation deck. And yet the North tower was the first tower to be hit. It is unlikely that a man would be posing for an image after the north tower was hit. Continue reading for more.

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Need a calculator with smartphone functionality for your next exam? This geek decided to gut an old Casio calculator and place an iPhone inside the shell. For the most basic tasks, this may be a good idea, but if anything requires you to use the web browser for a search, it may not be as stealthy. Continue reading for more.

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi just might be the luckiest man in the world, as he's one of the tiny handful of people to have survived not one but both of the American atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 - bringing to an end to World War II. During that fateful summer of 1945, Mr. Yamaguchi was a 29-year-old technical draughtsman designing oil tankers for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in his native Nagasaki. Continue reading for more.

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In the US, along with the United Kingdom and Canada, prom (short for promenade) refers to a semi-formal dance or gathering of high school students, and is typically held near the end of the senior year (i.e., the last year of high school). Prom figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students. Continue reading to see some of the coolest and geekiest ways to be asked to prom.

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Did you know that Harrison Ford wasn't happy with the film roles being offered to him, so he became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons? That's right, eventually he was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973). Continue reading for more cool and interesting, yet true, facts you never knew about.

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Before we get into the strange, yet real, questions that interviewers have actually asked, here is an awesome LEGO-themed resume that someone actually sent out to her dream advertising agencies, in hopes of scoring a job. Yes, each resume comes complete with its own custom minifig of Leah Bowman herself. Let's just hope that one of the companies she applied for was LEGO. Continue reading for more.

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Don't you just hate being invited out to dinner with friends, only to find them on their phones throughout the meal? Well, here's a simple, yet effective, game that you can play to make sure that there's some good conversation, or at least interesting reactions when the phones start ringing. Continue reading for more everyday things and annoyances that can drive a geek insane.

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