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Ren Lu You Find Girlfriend $10,000

Ren Lu You is a 29-year-old who is more money than time, so he decided to outsource the job of finding a girlfriend. He created a website, "Date Ren", that explicitly says: "Find me a girlfriend and I'll pay you $10,000. Seriously." He's a Harvard Business School graduate who spent the last 12-months going on numerous dates, with "some interesting, some dull, and a few utterly bizarre". You said: "Look at it this way: if you work 12 hours/day, how would you want to spend the few waking hours you have left? Probably not standing around in a bar with your fingers crossed. This way is more fun for me." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Funny Customer Service

Let's face it, when you need to contact customer service, it's usually not to show gratitude, but rather voice a complaint. However, this representative takes service to a whole new level by taking on the role of Odin and continues to stay in-character throughout the entire discussion right until the customer gets down to the nitty gritty. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures and funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how a tiny puppy stands up to a tickle attack.

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British Sea Forts

Sure, Halloween is still months away, but for any travel geeks out there looking to add a destination or two to their bucket list, these should take care of it. Starting off, we have the The Maunsell Forts, which were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Medway estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting. Continue reading for more.

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Perfect Images

Even if you're not a perfectionist, seeing a perfectly layered coffee just feels good. "These photos of symmetry and order are appealing to humans and animals alike. Both in society and in the wild, organisms that are 'more symmetrical' have a better chance at finding a mate than those who don't. Some speculate that this is one way of identifying a healthy partner," says Bored Panda. Continue reading for more examples.

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Arnold T-800

Enlisted to produce articulated puppets and prosthetic effects in T2 was Stan Winston's studio, who was also responsible for the metal skeleton effects of the T-800. ILM's Visual Effects Supervisor, Dennis Muren, remarked, "We still have not lost the spirit of amazement when we see ... [the visual effects on the T-1000] coming up." Such was the role and creation of CGI that the visual-effects team was awarded the 1992 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. However, as you can see above, T-800 was purely make-up. On a side note, did you know that for Sarah's nuclear nightmare scene in T2, Robert and Dennis Skotak of 4-Ward Production constructed a cityscape of Los Angeles using large-scale miniature buildings and realistic roads and vehicles? Continue reading for more.

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Golden Retriever Birds Hamster

Photo credit: Bob Golden Retriever

Birds, dogs and hamsters aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, that is're talking about Bob. You see, Bob the Golden Retriever has been living happily with eight feisty birds, and one giant hamster. They do just about everything together, including: napping, cuddling and an occasional vivacious play session. Despite their obvious size difference, Bob is always gentle with his play buddies. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Mildly Interesting

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Being able to see a rainbow only when wearing polarized sunglasses is something you don't expect. According to Reddit user 420Blaze1t, this phenomenon occurs because "the sky is too bright from the sun and so the rainbow is faint that your eye can't see it clearly. Polarizers remove scattered light which is why putting them on reduces glare and bright spots, so with a polarizer it blocks all the bright scattered light from the sky and makes the rainbow more visible." Continue reading for more mildly interesting things you don't see everyday.

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Oddly Satisfying

Photo credit: Reddit

We all know that a perfectionist is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. However, some take perfectionism to the next level and into everyday life. For example, settling for nothing but a perfect stack of super smooth pancakes, an extremely round apple, or just separating a package of gummy bears by color. Continue reading for more everyday images that are oddly satisfying in a perfectionist type of way.

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Thor Iron Man Suit

Photo credit: Prince Armory

Prince Armory's Samuel Lee specializes in custom costumes as well as suits of armor, and his latest creation is definitely no slouch. It's officially titled "Asgardian Iron Man," made from leather, with plenty of brass hardware. Unfortunately, since it's a one-off creation, you won't be able to purchase it, but Lee is always willing to take on custom orders should you want something similar. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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Funny Clothing Tag

Most clothing tags are purely informational, from listing the types of fabric to how to wash the garment, but these funny and geeky examples include a little extra. For example, in addition to the washing directions, the tag above adds "or give it to your mother, she knows how to do it." Believe it or not, there's actually a tag with a salad dressing recipe, right down to the exact ingredients. Continue reading for more.

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