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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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Thanks to the internet, we are now able to see why some kids may be too clever for their own good, especially when it comes time for an exam. While you've probably seen most of these before, we thought a refresher right before the weekend would be nice. Starting off, we have a student who just plain refuses to answer a question on a science test and instead, draws an internet meme face. Continue reading for more.

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Even if you're a billionaire with more money than sense, there's absolutely no reason to spend $246 on a roll of toilet paper with 24K gold accents. Sadly, this is no April Fools' Day joke, and actually exists. According to OhGizmo!, "each design is custom made by German Fritz Loibl for his company, Tissue Design in Grafenau, Germany." Continue reading for more pictures of the ridiculous packaging it comes in.

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Due to Wikipedia allowing just about any internet user to edit the articles, you'll often come across some strange and funny edits, such as the one above, for Spot the Dog. Let's just hope that Spot never really had a problem with alcoholism and a shattered sense of masculinity, or showcased Hemingway's "hallmark minimalism". Continue reading for 18 more bizarre edits.

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Many students, even those at the top of their class, can only dream about getting accepted into an Ivy League university, but Kwasi Enin from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., got acceptance letters from all 8. That's right, he received the green light from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Continue reading for the news report, interview, and more information.

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You may have seen images of otters holding hands floating around the internet for some time now, but have you ever wondered why? If so, here's the explanation: They like to float in groups called 'rafts' while eating, sleeping, or relaxing. While rafting they will hold hands with each other to keep the group from floating apart. Continue reading for more fun and geeky animal facts that will brighten your day.

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Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75L V12 that produces 453hp and 531 lb-feet of torque, but there's also some high-tech gadgetry in the cabin, called the "Starlight Headliner". This feature basically incorporates hundreds of tiny fibre optics to give the impression of a star-filled night sky. Continue reading for more random and interesting photos you probably haven't seen before.

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According to UK-based Nintendo Gamer magazine, "Buried in reams of financial data is the revelation that Nintendo have 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank - enough for it to take a 20 billion Yen loss (£163/$257 million) every year until 2052. Then there's almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments. When that runs out - we're in the year 2075 by this point - they've got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business." Continue rading for more weird and random facts you never knew about.

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