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Funniest Photoshop Troll

Photo credit: James Fridman

There's nothing wrong with using Photoshop to retouch images, as even professionals use the software for such tasks, but when you ask a prankster for help, things can get a bit weird. For example, the person above wanted to look more like Tony Stark in full Iron Man gear, but instead was Photoshopped to resemble a vitamin bottle, complete with cap and arm holes. Continue reading to see more of the hilarity that ensued when James Fridman started editing.

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Largest NERF Gun

Even NASA engineers need some time away from work, including former NASA engineer and inventor Mark Rober. So, he decided to build the world's largest functional NERF gun with friends Ryan and David of Eclectical Engineering. It boasts a wooden frame and utilizes a modified paintball tank to propel custom pool noodle / plunger darts. These projectiles exit the chamber at 40mph, which means it's something you don't want to mess with. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when an electrified powerline meets swing set.

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World's Oldest Twinkie

Roughly 40-years-ago, in 1976, then chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti at George Stevens Academy, in Maine, opened a fresh Twinkie and placed it on top of the chalkboard for observation. Today, the experiment continues because mold refuses to grow on unofficially the world's oldest Twinkie. The recommended shelf-life of a Twinkie is 25 days, but this particular specimen has been sitting in a glass case for four decades while retaining its classic shape. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Terminator 2 Movie Mistake

Terminator 2's visual effects saw breakthroughs in computer-generated imagery, including the first use of natural human motion for a computer-generated character and the first partially computer-generated main character. However, there were still some mistakes left in the final cut, such as T-1000's head splitting even before T-800 (Arnold) even shoots his weapon. Continue reading to see more interesting movie mistakes. Click here for a few bonus movie mistakes.

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9-Foot Giants

Photo credit: Daily Mail

YouTube user "MrMBB333" was using Google Earth to browse the Great Pyramids before stumbling upon an image he claims shows two giants walking around Giza. "That man's waist is over the top of the car. That guy is eight foot tall and not only is there one there's two. I think this guy over here is taller than him. Woah. Talk about return of the Annunaki," said MrMBB333. To view this location yourself, here are the instructions: "Go to '6th of October City', just west of Cairo. Go to Dolci St and find the little coffee cup icon. Click on the icon. Supposed to be a bakery." Continue reading for a video on the secrets of the Great Pyramids.

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Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus is essentially a species of shape-shifting octopus capable of impersonating other local species and/or predators. They can instantly change their skin color and / or texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock, a poisonous sea snake, and even nearby coral through pigment sacs known as chromatophores. It's currently the only known marine creature that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone who hacked a black & white television for HDMI gaming fun.

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Ad vs. Reality Food

More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.

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Mega Cockroach Trap

Cockroaches are one of the few creatures that could possibly survive a nuclear apocalypse, but a team of Japanese researchers wanted to find a less destructive solution to ridding homes of these pests. So, the team at Earth Chemicals created a "mega cockroach trap", or in other words, a platform covered in a highly sticky substance. To test its effectiveness, they filmed a lab coat, an athlete, and a sumo wrestler's fruitless attempts to cross it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly gravity-defying jumpers.

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Contours Adult Stroller

Kolcraft has created an adult-sized version of its Contours Bliss stroller to give parents a better idea of what children experience when sitting in one. While it's not available for purchase, it is making stops around the US for test drives, and its next stop is Chicago's Mary Bartelme Park on June 7th. "We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby's joy and comfort in mind," said Kolcraft president Tom Koltun. Continue reading to watch a video of this giant stroller in-action. Click here for a few bonus images of more geeky things you may want, but probably don't need.

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Grenade Screwdriver Set

Kikkerland's CD06 Grenade Screwdriver Set may look cool, but probably not something you want to bring on travels, and it's being offered for only $10 shipped, today only. The manufacturer claims that it's really easy to use, simply pop the top off, undo the latch, open, insert the driver, and you're ready to work. Product page. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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