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Janitor Dresses Up, Gets Confused With Manager, Gets Job

It's nice to see the right person get their well-deserved break, and it looks like this guy was not only in the right place at the right time, but also knew the right things and was the right man for the job. For some more goofy stories of professional development, here's the smooth Scotsman who turned a wrong number into a job interview and a cool boss who pulled a hire/fire switcheroo. However, some people aren't so lucky or well-prepared. Here are red flags hiring managers missed during interviews.

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Twitter Thread: The Appalachians Are Older Than Most Things

Like this tumblr thread on the age of the Appalachians says, those mountains are older than bones. Not individual bones, but like the advent of bones. Alex Petrovnia gets into the geological wonder of a mountain range that spans continents and eras. It's weird how sometimes the most mundane things can be extremely interesting, like this thread on lobsters orthe electric story on the naming of Triscuits.

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Absolute Units of Unparalleled Size And Strength

There's nothing quite like a tadpole bigger than a 12 oz can of soda to really drive home the "wow factor" of how large absolute units can get. And just about anything can become an absolute unit, a sultan of circumference. There are big vegetables, big tools, big animals and big everything. For anything that exists, there's an absolute unit of it, and that's a beautiful thing.

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Low Budget Fixes And Feats Of Domestic Engineering

We are people with problems. And problems require solutions. But we don't always have a lot of money, so those problems require us to devise intriguing and sometimes inadvisable DIY solutions. Sometimes we try to solve problems that aren't really even problems, or we try to exercise our creative juices with weird and intriguing DIY projects. For more inspiration, here are some low budget car mods and questionable fixes. And for the mechanically inclined who just want to see something cool, here's people making a steel sphere with an explosion.

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They say not to approach seals at the beach, but when one comes up and wants to hang out, there's not a lot you can do to keep it away. This guy has somehow acquired the mystical animal magnetism of a Disney Princess, and we're jealous. That or he smells like food.

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Brilliant Moves of Highly Variable Effectiveness

It doesn't feel very good to be outsmarted. But at at the same time, it's worth having a chance to be the one doing the outsmarting. All we can really do is hedge our bets and try to be the outsmarter more often than the outsmarted. Of course it's often impossible to tell when you've been outsmarted, so maybe we're all just a bunch of fumbling rubes. For some brilliance in the form of bold shenanigans, here are some mad lads who made the world their big briny oyster.

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Trashtacular Moments of Startling Garbage-osity

Variety is the spice of life, but trashtacular moments are the paper bag filled with gold spraypaint, and the world would be a completely different place without it. Probably more organized and less needlessly dramatic, but we are what we are. We stand, mouths agape at the garbage behavior of the world, hoping we don't get splattered with anything. We all have stories, from neighborhood porch pirates to the worst houseguests people have experienced.

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Mad Lads Who Made The World Their Big Briny Oyster

The world is full of rules, and that's just not acceptable for these mad lads who blazed their own trail. The way of the mad lad is one of deceit, manipulation, and a commitment to the bit. It's a lonely road because so few of us choose chaos, but when it works, it works. May the mad lads of the world reap the rewards of their toil.

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Musician Puns So Bad That They Could End In Violins

Do people even like puns? The answer is a very complicated "it depends." The important thing to remember about puns and wordplay is that they can never be medium stupid. They have to be very stupid in order to be somewhat enjoyable. Luckily there are a whole lot of very stupid puns out there. Emotions happen upon the sight of Mr. Bean's face slapped over the Beastie Boys, with accompanying puns. Complex emotions. At least those emotions aren't as confusing as the ones that arise when looking at weird and awkward album covers.

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To many, Marc Rebillet is "that guy who makes beats in his bathrobe while humping the air and screaming" and honestly we see no problem with that. It's when German supermarkets take notice that things start to get real interesting. Because of that interest we have two full minutes of a man playing food and touching his nipples, which is better than a supermarket ad has any right to be.

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People's Weirdest Family Traits

There are a few ways to interpret the intriguing genetic diversity of human beings. One way is to look in awe at the limitless possibilities of our own twisting evolutionary path. The other way is to look in shame at our own genetic dead-end bodies, every day becoming more self-conscious about our weird nostrils and non-matching feet. But in the end, genetic variation is a good thing for survival and who knows, maybe the next great step in human evolution will be having a slightly longer big toe that helps us run away from the murder-bots or something. At least we can look at our grandparents for comparison like this tumblr user looks at their ageless matriarch.

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Thailand has birthed some absolutely wonderful ads, like this epic Thai bug spray ad that is everything we want from advertisements (which interestingly enough stars the same actor as this gem). This one from the early 2000s offers a direct and somehow extremely motivating message regarding the taking control of one's own life. Yeah, personal growth and financial success are more complicated than what can be explained in a 30 second-long ad that's mostly screaming, but ad space is expensive so this is what they came up with.

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Unreasonable Store Owner Won't Update Phone Number, Dude Fights Back

Remember that even in hopeless situations with unreasonable people, it's important to take stock of the things you actually can control. This guy kept getting dozens of wrong number calls, and he found that he actually had more power than he thought. It's like this time a learning center refused to change their number on their website and inspired a pro revenge. Some wrong numbers can be blessings in disguise, like this time a smooth Scotsman turned a wrong number into a job interview.

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The Weirdest Facts People Know

What does it take to feel less dumb? It's something we all struggle with a lot. The short answer is "knowing things." But what things should we know? Upsetting facts that won't help anyone's mood? Maybe some totally useless facts? Maybe it's better to focus on the bright side and know some wholesome facts that are nice for a change. Whatever path we choose, there's always something interesting to know.

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How Pepperoni And Seagulls Got One Man Banned From A Hotel

It's a well-known fact that seagulls have no sense of honor, so naturally they would be the ones involved in this guy's banning from a hotel. In this piece, he tries to explain the pepperoni-fueled madness that led to this ban, and appeals for a formal end to the censure. It's a wild ride. In honor of those pepperoni seagulls, here are some animals who shamelessly wrecked stuff.

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Absolute Units That Are The Kings of Bigness, The Sultans of Circumference

The gargantuan girth and powerful presence of absolute units are too real to be denied. Turns out whatever the world makes, it's working on a bigger version right now. And these absolute units are just too mighty for this little world. There are big grapes, large eggs, rotund squirrels, titanic crabs and goliath potatoes. And just like the absolute units themselves, there's more where that came from.

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