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Skaters typically don't like it when random strangers yell at them to do tricks. This time around skateboarding legend and man-of-our-childhood Tony Hawk did it, partly to see some talent, and partly to see if anyone would recognize him.

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Quick Story Behind Knight's Iron Hand is Metal AF

Here's Tumblr going in on the wondrous life of Gotz von Berlichingen. If only we could all be so lucky to live a life as fruitful as the drunken warrior poet with an iron hand. The people of Tumblr know their weird history and are jazzed about letting other people know, hence this awesome tumblr thread about messed up history facts.

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43 Interesting and Sometimes Outrageous Vintage Food Advertisements

Some of these are kind of cool. Some of these are a little shocking. Some of them are gross. Some of them are straight-up weird. Post World War II America was a place of seemingly endless prosperity. How this attitude resulted with ads for putting Mayo on pears and putting chow mein in a can, we'll never know. The snapshot of the past is interesting enough, especially with some of the stuff here that never caught on.

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22 Imaginative Pieces of Graffiti That Used Their Environments

Writing your nickname on a train car is one thing but turning an electrical box into a self portrait is some cool and unexpected artwork. Here are interesting uses of urban environments that were transformed through clever and interesting painting. For more of these, check out these pieces of cool graffiti that reinvented urban environments.

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IT Guy Comes up with Masterful Plan After Being Told He Has to Work on Vacation

Sometimes it feels like work takes up more of our free time than it should, and sadly, not many of us are given an opportunity to actually do anything about it. When this guy's self-titled "boss" told him that he'd have to work on vacation, he figured out a way to get what he wanted and also make it more miserable for the jerk who tried to tell him what to do. Check this out for a story of a guy who got petty email revenge on the company that fired him.

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Sad Tumblr User Cheers The World Up By Drawing Epic Dragon Heads

This makes me unexplainably happy. Who knew that awesome dragon head drawings were the key to that crazy passing emotion called happiness. Check out the rest of Iguanamouth's Tumblr profile over here!

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15 Accidentally Awesome Pics That Were Snapped at the Perfect Time

You never know what gold you've got until you review your photos and realize you have a masterpiece on your hands. Here are some cool coincidences and epic instances of gravity-defying weirdness. For more perfectly timed shots, here are pictures taken at the exact time of fail.

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21 Mind-Throttling Images of Weird Perspective

Get your eyes ready for some healthy straining. These real life optical illusions are like riddles for your eyes. First comes confusion and double-taking, then the eventual pay-off of figuring out what the hell is going on. If you wanna see more people playing with the harsh mistress of perspective, then check these out.

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Server Accidentally Serves $4500 Bottle, Restaurant Is Actually Cool About It

A UK steakhouse got some free publicity over the awesome fail of a server who mistakenly served a crazy expensive wine. Seems like a win to be the person who finished dinner and only afterwards realized they drank a bottle of wine that's worth a car. Seriously, each sip of that is worth like 200 dollars. Anyway, it seems like the restaurant was cool about the mistake, so that's nice.

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Tumblr Thread Dissects the Sheer Insanity of Producing the Original Jurassic Park

This one's for the dinosaur kids. This Tumblr thread goes into the gritty details of the lengths artists and scientists went to to make the amazingly realistic effects in Jurassic Park. Turns out the film leaves an incredibly interesting legacy. Pretty cool rigs, man.

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20+ Mind-Blowing But Simple Facts To Satisfy A Kid's Crazy Curiosity

A viral AskReddit thread's filled with mind-blowing, but simple facts to satisfy someone's 4-year-old daughter's daily request for 1 fact before bedtime.

 The ensuing facts are all kinds of fascinating. No way do you need to be a kid to get a kick out of these. I mean, come on; there's an island inhabited only by armies of bunnies? Dude, hell yes. Or how about Queen Bees being fed a special kind of honey that evolves them like a Pokémon when they're chosen by their hive. The world is full of madness, and it is a beautiful thing. We're always going to be ready for more mind-blowing, fun facts. 

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20 Interesting And Useless Facts To Fill Your Bored Brain

Take this bunch of interesting and useless facts to keep your bored brain vaguely entertained on a Monday! You might just learn something, but there's no guarantees that it's actually true...

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30 Innovative And Interesting Features and Twists on Everyday Stuff

With a little ingenuity, something really simple or previously unusable can be turned into something incredibly useful or fun. There's some interesting innovations on pizza boxes, shopping baskets and more serious things that seek to make the world a more convenient and safer place.

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10 Fascinating Replies To "Who Is The Most Badass Person In History"

These people are the very definition of badass. Get inspired over their badass accomplishes from the comfort of your Couch Potato lifestyle. God knows I am. 

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Tony Hawk is an inspiration to so many. We can finally see all the inspiring drive and skill that goes into pulling off that one magical trick! 

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Informative Tumblr Thread Deconstructs Actual Meanings of Figures of Speech

Some of your favorite sayings may have actually been invented to say exactly the opposite of what they now mean. Hey, you learn something new every day, right? Here's another enlightening thread on something that might be near and dear to you.

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