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Steve Jobs Gift

From 1981 to 1986, Ron Givens was Apple's director of quality, his office just two doors down from the company's founder. He recalls one day when a secretary was late, and Jobs demanded to know why: "(She was a) single mom, good secretary. She said, 'My car wouldn't start.' So, that afternoon, (Jobs) walks into her office, throws a set of keys to a brand new Jaguar and says, 'Here, don't be late anymore.' He was always doing things like that, surprising people." Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious is best known online as a nickname given to any person who insists on stating things that are patently clear, and this applies to warning messages as well as regular old street signs as well. For example, this device went the extra mile with this sticker, telling users "Warning, Battery Has Been Removed, even though it's painfully clear. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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UFO Orb Formation

First there was this UFO ejecting an orb, now someone else has captured yet another unidentified flying object over Western Massachusetts. What sets this sighting apart from the previous one is that the UFO is captured releasing several orbs into a formation of sorts, but what happens in the next 1.5-minutes will really boggle your mind. Continue reading to see if you can figure out what happened to the original object.

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JSF Helmet

Did you know that the F-35 does not need to be physically pointing at its target for weapons to be successful? It uses sensors to track and target a nearby aircraft from any orientation and then provide the information to the pilot through their helmet for complete vision - also sends data to the seeker-head of a missile for accurate targeting. The helmet system replaces the display-suite-mounted head-up display used in earlier fighters. The F-35's systems provide the edge in the "observe, orient, decide, and act" OODA loop; stealth and advanced sensors aid in observation, automated target tracking helps in orientation, sensor fusion simplifies decision making, and the aircraft's controls allow the pilot to keep their focus on the targets, rather than the controls of their aircraft. Continue reading for more.

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Fake Number Trick

Sometimes, people avoid giving out their real phone number for security reasons, but when someone shows interest during a meeting, there's a quick way to see if the number is real. Simply read it back with two or more incorrect digits, and if they catch them, you'll know the feelings are mutual, otherwise, it'd be best to leave things at that and move on. Continue reading for more useful life hacks and tips that geeks would love.

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How to Play Happy Birthday Phone Number Pad Keypad

Sure, we have SnapChat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and thousands of other social media apps now, but some people still prefer calling each other to say Happy Birthday. For those who want to add an extra brick / flip phone touch to their greeting, you can use the digits above on your number pad to play the Happy Birthday songs while you're at it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing 4-year-old Bruce Lee impersonator.

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Space Thoughts Random

Source credit: Reddit

Once the first child is officially born on Mars, interplanetary passports will need to have a "Planet of Birth" section on them, or so we'd like to think. The shower is a great place to come up with interesting, yet plausible, thoughts like these. I mean, humans are probably less than a decade away from building the first Mars (or Moon) colony, complete with living quarters, research labs, etc. Continue reading for more thoughts about the universe that actually make sense.

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Napping Toddler Puppy

Photo credit: Jessica Shyba

Naptime with Theo and Beau became an instant hit online when the images began making the social media rounds last year. Now, the napping duo has become a trio with their new baby sister named Evangeline (nicknamed Evvie). She may be younger than her brother and dog, but from the looks of things she has the whole napping game down to a tee. Their mother, Jessica Shyba, currently runs a blog called Mommas Gone City and will be releasing a book with a compilation of these images soon - product page. Continue reading to see all the new images.

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Godfather of Spam

Alan Ralsky is a convicted American fraudster, best known for his activities as a spammer. He gained much of his notoriety following a December 2002 interview with The Detroit News. The article was soon posted to Slashdot and the address of his newly built home was posted to Slashdot not long after that. Hundreds of Slashdot readers then searched the Internet for advertising mailing lists and free catalogs and signed him up for them. As a result, he was flooded with junk mail. He said: "They've signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is. These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me". Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Giant Mummified Finger

Believe it or not, entrepreneur and treasure hunter Gregor Sporri came across a 15-inch-long (38 cm) mummified finger during a 1988 expedition in Egypt. Chopped at the bone, this giant appendage is a dark color and peeled at the edges like crumpled paper with the finger nail still intact. Found in the grave of a giant mummy somewhere near the Giza pyramids, if the finger belonged to a normal human being, they would stand 16-feet tall. Continue reading for more fascinating historical artifacts that will make you look twice.

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