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What better symbol for a neighborly dispute than an ugly fence? It started with a misunderstanding about fence height, and boy these people must not have been able to talk it out, because the "resolution" they ended up going with is stellar example of extreme pettiness. And you can tell, she's serious.

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Dry Ice Loophole Makes Mockery of Robotics Competition

There's no solution more compelling than those lazy "it's not stupid if it works" moments, even if they're technically against the rules. A low budget or DIY solution might make a judge mad, but you can't say that your solution wasn't effective. For another story of a stroke of lazy genius, here's a guy who needed a permit to build a garage so he just bought a van.

Funny loophole story of dry ice robotics competition | is funniest loophole have ever seen? Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute Technology school, they held robotics competition pretty simple, conceptually had make firefighting robot would have navigate maze, find candle and put out (fully automated, no remote control can't remember exact size but think robot had be smaller than 1 foot length, width, and height. Scoring as follows start with time long takes search every room and put
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Tumblr Thread: The Still On-Patrol Submarines

There's a tradition in the U.S. navy that no submarine is lost at sea, and every Christmas a broadcast is sent out to all the crews of those subs still on duty. Naturally, tumblr took it and made it into a whole ghost ship thing, which is somehow macabre but also heartwarming. Why not, people see some unexplained stuff at sea. For a totally classic navy story, here's a Navy operations officer who pulled the laziest move ever.

Tumblr Thread on Patrol Ghost Ship Submarines | pipistrellus STILL ON PATROL learned something new and horrifying today which is no submarine is ever considered "lost there is apparently tradition U.S. Navy no submarine is ever lost. Those go sea and do not return are considered be "still on patrol There is monument about this along canal near here its worst thing have ever seen says "STILL ON PATROL huge letters and then goes on specify exactly many WWII submarine ghosts are STILL OUT THERE
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Teachers' "That's Amazing But Please Stop" Stories

Students are curious and motivated individuals especially when it comes to breaking the rules or mocking each other. They'll go to impressive lengths in order to tastefully vandalize restrooms or expertly cheat the system. You can't tell them it's the right thing to do, but it's at least impressive. To give the kids some credit, here's a Tumblr thread on a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Students who broke rules in impressive ways teacher stories | mgraunk 3.1k points 3 hours ago My coworker and discovered one our students running an underground crime syndicate selling individual Icebreaker mints 50 cents pop agreed not punish him or inform administration, but did confront him privately and told him he needed stop before got him trouble. He had about half dozen employees and selling at every grade level by time put an end Kid C student at best, but he's definitely going places.
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (18 Images)

A photo that can convey so much emotion, thought, and simplicity. Those photos are worth more than 1000 words. 

All of the following images below capture those elements, some beautifully, and others in a surprising, yet funny way. Even humorous images can say 1000 words without saying anything at all. 

If you want to be left even more speechless, check out last week's photos

1000 words animals photography nature amazing beautiful funny interesting crazy pics emotion | giraffe bending down to hug a person by resting its neck on their shoulder
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100-Year-Old Vintage Cat Memes

Believe it or not but it turns out the very first cat memes were created over 100 years ago, thanks to a photographer named Harry Whittier Frees. Harry Whittier Frees dressed up cats and posed them with props, just the way one would photograph a human. He basically did what people do today before it was cool. 

Frees was born in 1879, Reading, Pennsylvania. In an interview with LIFE magazine, it was told he took his first "lolcat" photo completely by accident! The year was 1906 when his family gathered for dinner and brought a paper hat. They passed around the hat from head to head until it was placed on the head of Frees' cat. At that moment he took a photo of a cat with a hat. The source mentions how admired the shot was so he began to take more photos of cats in outfits and props. 

These photographs were taken in the early 1900s with a camera speed of 1/5th a second. As as we all know, cats (especially kittens) move constantly. Especially when you're trying to take a picture of them! So you can imagine how difficult it must have been and reportedly, two-thirds of the negatives had to discarded due to their blurriness. 

Honestly, it just makes the following images that much more impressive! Feast your eyes on the world's earliest cat memes: 

vintage cat memes cute cats kittens meme history 1900 lolcats amazing interesting cool aww | black and white photograph of two farmer kittens holding a rake and a watering can
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Inventions That Work Too Well to be Improved Upon

Sometimes someone comes up with a design so simple, elegant and effective that it becomes the de facto item for that use in perpetuity. It must feel good to have created something that does something the best. In the other direction, here are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose.

Inventions so good they don't need to be improved | SaltyChickenDip 58.8k points 16 hours ago Paper clip. Last major patent 1880's
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This Year's Shortlist For Astronomy Photographer of the Year Will Leave You Speechless

Space is a frontier that is constantly providing awe-inspiring discoveries and wonders. From beautiful galaxies and star clusters, to alien-looking gas clouds that simply look too artificial to be natural. The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of Year Awards recognize the best photos of our "extra-terrestrial" domain and phenomena surrounding it. These photos are on the shortlist for the award this year which includes the following awards:

  • Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • Stars and Nebulae
  • Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • Our Sun
  • People and Space
  • Aurorae (Northern Lights photos)
  • Our Moon
  • Planets, Comets, and Asteroids
  • Skyscapes
  • Galaxies

There are also two special prizes being awarded - The Annie Mulder Prize for Image Innovation, which recognizes the best usage of telescope image data to develop a rendering. And the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer, which is for exactly what it sounds like. So be dazzled and amazed with some of the most incredible interstellar and otherworldly pictures from around the world.

The shortlist for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020. The cover photo is of the Northern Lights dubbed "The Green Lady" for the seeming spectral female figure within the lights captured in Norway
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Welcome to the Gif Show

What can you do? Gifs are part of life. From social media to expressing yourself in a chat better than any message, sometimes the nuance of expressing your opinion can't be done without gifs. Fortunately we have plenty for you to add to your repertoire as you learn how to express human emotion. But if you need an extra dose to make sure you are ready for the next social event, check out our last rendition of the best memes from around the internet, and maybe you too can have social skills surpassing Commander Data.

the most incredible and interesting gifs from all around the internet, brought to a single place for your entertainment. The cover photo is of Nyan Cat as a pop tart gallivanting across the stars
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Gifs Are Friends Not Food

But some of them sure are tasty! Memes are a meal of the day that most of the world skips. But just like breakfast, skipping your daily requirement of memes is critical for high functioning, as well as not being labeled a "boomer". But you need to make sure you get the right dosage, and don't end up with side effects like procrastination, or lack of productivity. So head over to check out last week's best gifs to ensure you're ready to tackle what the week has to throw at you.

the best gifs of the week from all around the internet, from amazing to hilarious, gathered in one place for your entertainment. The image is that of nyan cat a popular internet cartoon that is a now vintage piece of internet history.
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Guy Forgets About Leaving His Number on Dippin Dots Bathroom Wall, Hilarious Conversation and Unexpected Friendship Ensues

They don't call it the 'ice cream' of the future for nothing. What we can see in this conversation here, is the beginnings of a long and fruitful friendship between likeminded bros that have an appetite for spontaneity and yes, of course, the Dippin Dots. Nobody go telling DJ Trump's main ice-cream hating henchman, Sean Spicer about all this though...because Dots Bro is the REAL MVP.

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Mark The Dog Guy Gives Animals In Shelters Haircuts To Help Them Find Their Furr-ever Home (21 Pics)

Meet Mark! Mark The Dog Guy has been helping homeless dogs in rescue shelters find their new furr-ever homes by giving them a much-needed haircut! Unfortunately, when dogs are found, they are usually in a state of dishevelment and this may obscure a possible new family owners' perspective. Mark noticed this and decided to make a difference, his services include a wash, haircut, and other grooming procedures! Here are 18 dog transformations that will blow you away and melt your heart! Oh, and one cat that will leave you speechless. Thank you for all that you do, Mark! 

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40 Incredible Feats That Most People Can't Do

It's easy to become a doctor or a lawyer, but have you ever considered the dedication and skill it takes to hold 10 eggs in one hand? Yeah, take that, working professionals. Anyway here are people doing impressive, weird and specific things that most people would be hard pressed to find themselves doing. In a similar vein, here are times godlike people defied the odds to stick the landing.

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Miracle Pup Gets Second Chance At Life When Surviving Attempted Euthanization

Adopt, don't shop! Meet Rudolph, the amazing 8-month old pup who defied the odds and is getting a second chance at life! 

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The Worldwide Adventures of a Cat And His Human

Talk about living your best life! Two and a half years ago, Rich East quit his job, sold all his belongings - including his house - and decided to travel across Australia, in his campervan with his beautiful black cat, Willow. And we could not be more jealous. 

Follow their adventure

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