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Helpful Video Demonstrates How To Unclog A Bathroom Sink

It can be a real pain to live in a house with pipes that are constantly clogging up, and unless you know your way around the underside of a sink those clogs mean paying more money and calling a plumber.

But there are lots of helpful tutorials and DIY videos online that can help you avoid having to call in help, like this visual demonstration of how to unclog a bathroom sink from This Old House.

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The use of a clear pipe in the demonstration is a nice touch, and hopefully the pipes at our house won't clog up anytime soon but when they do I'll certainly give this a try!

-Via Boing Boing

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Artist Adds Cartoon Monsters To Images Of Everyday Life

Your world may already be full of colorful characters and terrifying monsters, and depending on where you live these critters may make great subjects for photos, if they'll stand still long enough to take a pic.

But if your town/village/city is relatively critter free congratulations on living in a good place! And enjoy these images by animator Jasper StAubyn West that show what living in a literal world full of monsters would look like.

Jasper created these monsterrific images as part of a “doodle a day” project for the month of March, and here's hoping he brings them back soon because they totally rock!

See more images from this fun series at design you trust

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Polaroids From Original "Rocky Horror" Set Found On Subway Platform

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most beloved musicals of all time, especially to those who like shows with a little more bite, but when the iconic movie came out in 1975 it was overlooked by critics.

However, everyone who worked on the production knew it was pure magic, and all the fun taking place on the set and behind the scenes was captured on a series of now historic Polaroid photos.


These precious Polaroids (original photographer unknown) were used in The Rocky Horror Scrapbook then later purchased from a private collection by Larry Viezel.

Trouble is, a few of them fell out of Larry's bag at a New York City subway platform back in 2011, and could have been lost forever if a guy named Brady Marter hadn't shared them on Collectors Weekly:

Founds these on the platform of the C train in TriBeCa in 2011. They are photos of Tim Curry and the cast of Rocky Horror during the making of the film. Some have writing on the back and Frankenfurter kissed the back of one.

Larry commented on Brady's post and was able to convince him to return all but one of the Polaroids, a small price to pay to make this irreplaceable collection whole again.

Read Man Finds Vintage Polaroids From The Set Of "Rocky Horror" On NYC Subway here

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As Seen On TV Products That Are Surprisingly Awesome

Terrible As Seen On TV product lists have been done to death, but where's the love for the worthwhile products that just happen to be marketed and sold with a little help from television advertising?

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This video by WatchMojo.com shows us the good side of As Seen On TV, reminding us how the Fun Loom helped our kids get crafty, the PedEgg smoothed out our calloused feet, and the Mighty Putty fixed our broken lives.

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The Last Time Superman Died

Superman is slated to die once again, and even though he probably won't stay dead for long there's always a part of us that wonders "what if this really is the last time he dies?"

The last time Superman died, which was back in 1993 when he died battling the Kryptonian super villain Doomsday, readers believed he might be dead for good.

Their fears were reinforced by a special issue of Newstime which was released in May of 1993 as a fun way to make readers feel like part of the story as they read a magazine from Metropolis.

The magazine, which features a full article on Superman's final battle, funny letters to the editor and reviews of upcoming fictional movies, made real the idea of a world without Superman.

It also gave those new comic readers brought on board by the death storyline hype a fun introduction to the DC Universe at a point when many supermen tried but failed to replace one Man of Steel.

Read What Happened The Last Time Superman Died here

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35 Frightening Nopes From Australia, The Land Of Nope

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All of the things that make our skin crawl with terror, make us want to look away or jump out of the nearest window and run away in fear have been conveniently categorized online as “nopes”.

Nopes come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of creepiness, from the beginner nopes found in trash piles to the hordes of nope lurking under the sea.

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Australia has more than its fair share of shiver inducing nopes, so many, in fact, that they seem to be spilling out of every nook, cranny and light fixture.

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So if you can't stand the sight of squirmy and extremely poisonous critters dining on equally dangerous creatures like it's no big deal then you may want to visit anywhere else but Australia...

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See 37 Pictures That Prove Australia Is The Land Of Nope here (contains NSFW language)

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The Real Reason 10 TV Show Characters Were Killed Off

Shows like Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones love to kill off characters, but when a supporting character is killed on a sitcom like Seinfeld or The Big Bang Theory people start to wonder why.

George's fiancee Susan was killed off because actress Heidi Swedberg lacked the comedy chops to keep up with the Seinfeld cast, so she didn't make the cut.

But sadly Howard Wolowitz's mom on The Big Bang Theory, who was never actually seen on camera, was killed off because actress Carol Ann Susi died of cancer.

Carol had previously appeared on Seinfeld as the unemployment office worker's daughter, Carrie, with whom George went out on a few dates to avoid losing his benefits.

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This video by Looper reveals the real reason 10 different characters were written off popular TV shows, including the tragic tale of Tuco Salamanca the tired, and you can read a few more entries they left out of the video here.

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Elementary School Teacher Wins Twerking Contest, Loses Job

Apparently some people still love to twerk, and those butt shakin' fools are willing to risk wetting themselves in public, spinal injury or worse to shake what their maker gave them to a funky bass beat.

But elementary school teacher “Miss Clarissa” clearly didn't have a clue that her love of the twerk would cost her a job she loved even more.

“Miss Clarissa” was fired when this video of her competing in and winning a twerking contest in Cabo San Lucas during Spring Break was shared online. 

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She was forced out of her job by school administrators who found her off campus behavior unacceptable:

"They didn't give me any other option at my school than to resign," she told the publication. "I felt I was being attacked and put under pressure. I didn't know what else to do apart from leave as quickly as I could."

This is just further proof we live in an oversensitive world that places too much importance on social media posts, and if teachers aren't allowed to blow off steam in their private time it's the students who will suffer.

-Via Esquire

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This Is Why You Should Let Sleeping Tigers Sleep

Tigers are like all cats in that they need to squeeze in eighteen plus hours a day of beauty sleep, and they really don't like to be disturbed while they're catching some z's.

But unlike most other cats a tiger will launch a furious attack at anyone who dares disturb their sleep, even if that attack leads to an awkward tension between bros in a shared enclosure.

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Is that the tiger from The Hangover? Looks like Mike Tyson has taught him some moves!

-Via FAILBlog

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Portraits Of People After They've Had A Glass Or Three Of Wine

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror when you're buzzed or totally blotto and thought “gee, my face looks kinda funny right now!”

You may have dismissed this change in appearance as merely the product of inebriation, but this photo series by Marcos Alberti shows us that drinking actually makes our faces more fun.

That's because the alcohol in our favorite alcoholic beverages (in this case wine) takes away our inhibitions and allows us to stretch our faces into super silly expressions, thereby eliciting laughs.

It's all really scientific and related to chemistry and biology and endorphins and such, but this is all you really need to take away from Marcos Alberti's photo series- three glasses of wine is enough to loosen anyone up!

See Photographer Captures Subjects After A Glass (Or Two, Or Three) Of Wine at mental_floss

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These Costume Redesigns For Batman And Wonder Woman Are Super

The iconic pantheon of superheroes who form the Holy Trinity of the DC Universe suffer from an identity issue they've never been able to outgrow- their equally iconic costumes.

If Batman doesn't have his cape or pointy-eared cowl, if Supes doesn't have a cape or an S on his chest, and if Wonder Woman is caught without either her bracers, tiara or lasso these heroes somehow lose their power.

Artists have tried to come up with new outfits to make them look more like normal folks, but they're not normal- they're super, so any wardrobe change should really reflect that.

That's why two of the three redesigns created by Stephen Byrne work so well- Batman becomes a bit more of an agent or contractor but still retains his batty spirit and still looks intimidating.

And Wonder Woman looks like an urban adventurer ready for action, still regal, still a warrior but less of a princess.

Supes in jeans and a t-shirt, on the other hand, just doesn't do it for me.

-Via GeekTyrant

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Italian Grocery Store Introduces Dog Friendly Shopping Carts

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It's a bummer dogs can't go grocery shopping with us because they'd be great at picking out snacks, although they'd probably force us to buy a cartload of both real and squeaky steaks so maybe we're better off.

But if and/or when grocery stores allow dogs to come along they'll ride comfortably in a cool dog friendly shopping cart, like this one introduced by Gianfranco Galantini in his grocery store Unes.


Now Gianfranco should consider dedicating one entire aisle to Snausages and other dog treats, so his new fleet of furry shoppers can spend their human's hard earned cash.

-Via PureWow

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Ten Unexpected Duties Performed By Secret Service Agents

Until recently many people assumed the Secret Service did nothing more than guard the President and his family while wearing a stony expression and talking into their sleeve.

But then we discovered how much Secret Service agents like to get drunk and carouse with prostitutes, which led us to wonder "why do they have so much steam to blow off?"

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Secret Service agents have to do pretty much anything the Prez tells them to do, like carry all of Jimmy Carter's luggage or shield Lyndon B. Johnson while he pees outside (and on the guy's leg), so that's a start.

When mistresses and wives needed to be kept separate the Secret Service goes to work, and when George W. Bush's underage daughters wanted to go out drinking agents are there to keep them out of jail.

Unable to relax, much less party, because you're too busy protecting the POTUS family while they get their ya-ya's out? Now that's a valid excuse for passing out in a hotel hallway in Holland or getting crazy in Cartagena!

Read 10 Unexpected Duties Performed By The Secret Service at mental_floss

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North Korea Channels The Voice Of Abraham Lincoln In Letter To Obama

When Supreme Leader Kim-Jong Un orders the North Korean state media to send President Obama a message we expect blustering, bluffing, and lots of nuclear weapon-related threats.

But apparently the state media has mastered the practice of mediumship, channeling the voice of dead president Abraham Lincoln in a strange letter published on DPRK Today website entitled "Advice From Lincoln To Obama".

The message begins “Hey, Obama, I know you have a lot on your mind these days … I’ve decided to give you a little advice after seeing you lost in thought before my portrait during a recent Easter Prayer Breakfast.” 

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Their (Abe's?) "advice" is related to Obama's efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, stating that it's "a mockery to the entire world" for the U.S. to keep their arsenal and make other countries get rid of theirs. 

"Abe" goes on to praise Obama while criticizing "himself":

“Hey, Obama, it’s the 21st Century,” the letter says. “The tactic by past American presidents, including me, who deceived the people … is outdated. That doesn’t work now. The world doesn’t trust an America that doesn’t take responsibility for what it says.”

This unsolicited advice comes a few years after the state media called Obama a "monkey" and Senator John Kerry a "wolf with a hideous lantern jaw", so something tells me the Ghost of Abe Lincoln had nothing to do with this letter...

-Via Boing Boing

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The World's Finest Superheroes Meet For The First Time In This Fan Film

The film Batman V Superman is supposed to be a sequel to the 2012 film Man Of Steel, but many fans believe BvS has too much Batfleck in it to qualify as a proper sequel.

They want to see a fresh faced Batman in the film, meeting Supes at the onset of their superhero careers and trying to assess whether the alien is a threat to humanity.

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So the superfolks at YMMPodcasts took it upon themselves to create World's Finest, a Man of Steel conceptual short made for fans by fans.

-Via GeekTyrant

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Think Your Cat Is Lazy? Look At All The Jobs They Do For You!

The feline pet population has it way too easy- they're asked to do nothing more than catch mice, eat on the floor, poop in a box and allow humans to dote on them, which is why all the working dogs are so jealous.

But this video by Sho Ko seems to indicate that our cats are actually overworked, and with all they do in a day it's a wonder they have time to squeeze in sixteen hours of sleep!

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-Via Cheezburger

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George R. R. Martin Discusses The Real History Behind Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones, and the book series that inspired the show A Song Of Ice And Fire, clearly take place in a fictional world of fantasy, since there are White Walkers, giants, fire breathing dragons and such.

However, the political conflict that serves as the heart of the main storyline is inspired by real history.

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We know The Wars Of The Roses, which took place in England during the 15th century. sits at the top of the list of influences, but who, what and when else inspired Martin's epic series?

Let George R. R. Martin himself, along with an assortment of well read historians, recount the many ways history has inspired the series that so seamlessly blends fantasy and reality.

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Ten Unconventional Coming-Of-Age Movies You Should Check Out

Coming-of-age movies are supposed to have relatable characters that make us compare what they're going through in the film to our own lives, but that rarely happens when you're a weirdo.

Growing up as one of the odd ducks in the pond made me relate more to movies like Harold and Maude, Time Bandits and Quadrophenia than the traditional Hollywood fare, so Submarine by Ben Stiller and Richard Ayoade was right up my alley.

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Stand By Me is a classic coming-of-age movie and should definitely stay in the rotation for life, but back in 2012 Wes Anderson gave us a new addition that appeals to the offbeat- Moonrise Kingdom.

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And lastly, if you're looking for comedy, poignancy and a slice of blue collar life set in North London then you've gotta check out Mike Leigh's fantastic funky family film from 1991 called Life Is Sweet.

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See 10 Unconventional Coming Of Age Movies Worth Watching here

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How To Care For A Sad Person

Depression level sadness makes people feel small and critter-like, as they wallow in a sea of dark thoughts and dour moods with warm blanket to crawl under and music that matches thier mood.

But this is obviously not a good way to handle a visit from the Boohoo Blues, so those who have learned to live and love the depressed find ways to lighten their mood that don't involve hugging.

Those who want to help the depressed, and anyone looking for a cure to sadness, should check out this comic by YMB/Yasmin F and see how ten easy steps can make even the most gloomy person crack a smile!

See full comic here

-Via Idealist 4 Ever

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Where Did The Expression "Elvis Has Left The Building" Originate?

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The expression “Elvis has left the building” has been used as a comedic and colloquial way to say “the show's over”, “get out while the gettin's good”, “you don't have to go home but you can't stay here”, etc.

Our aunts and uncles say it, our grandparents said it before it was cool, and little kids say it even though they don't have a clue who Elvis Presley is, but where did this fun expression come from?

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Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out explores the origin of this saying that's more popular than Presley in this fun factoid video, getting to the bottom of this mystery with a little help from our friend Eddie Deezen.

-Via Laughing Squid

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The Most Brutal Fights Between Superfolks

Superheroes and supervillains fight because that's what they were drawn to do, but when two heroes go at it there's usually some underlying reason involving truth, justice and the goody two-shoes way.

The superhero flick Batman V Superman has brought up the sore subject of superhero-on-superhero violence, which will continue when Cap and Iron Man go head-to-head in Captain America: Civil War.

But believe it or not both Batman and Superman have been involved in far more brutal fights, with Bane and Doomsday respectively, which makes sense since heroes show restraint when fighting their fellow do-gooders.

Bane broke Batman's spine in the Knightfall story arc, which led to a lengthy recovery and Azrael taking over for Bruce as the Batman Family rallied behind their fallen leader.

Superman was "killed" by the mighty alien Doomsday in The Death Of Superman story arc, which kept Supes out of his spandex supersuit for three long years and led to a reboot of the beloved character.

See 10 Most Brutal Fights Between Superheroes here

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Can The Powder inside An Etch-A-Sketch Be Used To Make Thermite?

We all know the Etch-A-Sketch as a toy we got as a kid and thought was pretty cool for a few days before it ended up at the bottom of the toybox.

But I bet kids would see the Etch-A-Sketch as a whole lot cooler if they thought they could make a fiery pyrotechnic composition called Thermite out of the sketchy powder.

This rumor has been circulating around the internet for years, so “The King Of Random” Grant Thompson teamed up with Dan and Lincoln from What's Inside? to test the theory.

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-Via Laughing Squid

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Why Solitaire, Minesweeper, FreeCell And Hearts Were Added To Windows

We've been wasting time playing Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and FreeCell on our Windows PCs for decades, never knowing that those simple and addictive little games were secretly included to teach us stuff.

Solitaire was installed in Windows 3.0 back in 1990 to teach mouse-fluency with its simple click, drag and drop mechanic, and Minesweeper was put in to turn users into the ultimate code breaking machines.

Just kidding, it's meant to help users develop faster and more precise mouse movements and to make them comfortable with left and right button clicking. Beginning to see a pattern here?

Hearts was meant to get users comfortable with the idea of a local network and get people interested in Windows 3.1's networking capabilities.

And finally there's FreeCell, the game that wasn't meant to teach users anything- it was installed to test a data processing subsystem called a “thunking layer” which allowed 16-bit versions of Windows 3.1 to run 32-bit applications.

FreeCell and the other games would have been left out of subsequent versions of Windows if users didn't like them so much, but every time Microsoft leaves them out they get complaints.

Read more at mental_floss

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Guy Takes Fake Book Covers On The Subway And Freaks Out Fellow Riders

Most people play it cool and try to pretend like they're minding their own business while riding the subway, but in truth we're all furtively watching what others are up to while we ride.

Knowing that eyes will be upon you means pretty much any prank will be easy to pull off, so subway pranksters like Scott Rogowsky always come prepared.

In this instance Scott started rode the subway armed with fake books like "Mein Kampf for kids!", "How To Hold A Fart In" and "Slut-Shaming Your Baby", just a little light reading for the afternoon commute.

Scott's hilarious book covers raised many eyebrows on the train, but people didn't want to admit to being nosy so they just smiled and shifted around uncomfortably in their seats. (Video contains NSFW content)

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-Via PinkNews

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The Joys Of Having A Vulcan Boyfriend

Vulcans don't know how to party down, throw caution to the wind or act impulsively, which is why they make perfect mates for lovers of logic and those overemotional souls seeking balance in their life.

But before you become bedfellows with a Vulcan you should consult this comic by Maritsa Patrinos of Seasonal Depression Comics and see if Vulcans are right for you.

Side effects include: monotonous speech patterns, drab home decor and a rigorous daily schedule. Daily massages may be habit forming.

-Via Geeks Are Sexy

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Hair Stylist Shares Movie Set Polaroids Kept In Shoebox Since The 90s

Hair and makeup stylists who work in Hollywood are in a unique position to spend lots of time hanging out with the talent, as stars often spend hours in their trailer getting camera ready.

If these stylists are lucky they may even get to hang out with the stars off set and possibly become friends with the famous faces they do work on every day of a shoot.

Back in the 90s hair stylist Jason Rail got lucky while working on indie movies such as Nowhere, The Doom Generation and Clockwatchers, hanging out with Rose McGowan, Lisa Kudrow and Parker Posey, who he's still friends to this day.

Jason captured the 90s indie movie scene both on and off the set with his trusty Polaroid camera, and the pics have sat in a shoebox for two decades until he recently started sharing them on his Instagram.

See This Hair Stylist Kept His 90s Cult Film Polaroids In A Shoebox For Two Decades here

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Swarming Crabs Look Like An Oceanic Alien Invasion

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Swarms of pretty much anything are scary to see swarming, terrifying when the swarm is coming towards you and totally panic inducing when the swarm actually makes contact with your body.

But thanks to this amazing(ly unsettling) footage shot by Jesús Pineda of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) you can just watch the massive swarm of red crabs scuttle along the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama.

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This video documents a few significant discoveries- the red crabs had never been seen so far south (they typically hang out around Baja California), and nobody had ever documented red crabs swarming before.

It's almost like the crabs knew Jesús Pineda and his team were coming...

Read about Thousands Of Swarming Crabs Look Like A Horrifying Alien Invasion here

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This Kid's Over-The-Top Senior Pictures Are So Money

It's pretty common for high school seniors to write witty quotes and take goofy senior pictures these days, but every once in a while a senior comes up with a senior pic shoot that becomes the stuff of legend.

This year's legend in the making- Kris Costello, an 18-year-old senior at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

Kris aspires to be a comedian so he decided to show off his comedy chops by staging an epic senior picture shoot that started with Kris arriving at graduation like a true baller- in his own private jet.

The mayhem continued as Kris was covered in confetti by his adoring public at the graduation ceremony (champagne bottle sealed 'cause he's on school grounds)

And finally ended when Kris realized he'd had enough fun in one day to last him through his first year of college.

See more from People Are Loving This Teen's Over The Top Senior Pics here

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Drone Smashes Through 5th Floor Window And Smacks Guy In The Head

We don't have hundreds of drones cluttering up our skies (yet), and thanks to careless amateur pilots who keep crashing into stuff the skies above our cities remain drone free a while longer.

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Professional race car driver David Perel had a pretty good sense of humor considering a drone crashed through his fifth floor office window and smacked in the head hard enough to make him curse.

At least he came up on a free GoPro camera!

-Via Laughing Squid

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When Iron Man Armor Becomes A Bit Too Specialized

When Tony Stark realized he could create specialized suits of armor that would help him take down the biggest and baddest opponents in the Marvel Universe he went to town.

He made Hulkbuster suits, Hydro Armor for superheroing under the sea, stealth armor, heavy duty armor and even a suit made to help him battle alien forces in deep space.

But as you can see in this comic strip by Luke McKay Mr. Stark soon discovered there's such a thing as too specialized, and his later suits started to look a bit silly. Oh well, back to the drawing board!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy

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