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How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle On Empty?

Many drivers start to worry when that little red gas pump light comes on, and unless they know their car's fuel usage well they start to wonder how far they'll be able to go before they totally run out of gas.

Most cars have about 1 to 3 gallons left when the gas light comes on, which is why it's good to know how many miles per gallon your car gets so you know how far you can go before it sputters out.

This handy chart created by YourMechanic shows how much gas is remaining, and how far the car can go, when the fuel warning light is triggered in the 50 best selling cars in the U.S., so you'll never have to pull a Kramer to find out.

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See full sized chart here

-Via Good Housekeeping

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Actors Who Began Their Careers On Miami Vice

Miami Vice launched the career of Don Johnson while simultaneously destroying the career of Philip Michael Thomas, but did you know the hippest of all 80s crime shows also introduced the world to Jimmy Smits, Benicio Del Toro and Ben Stiller?

Jimmy Smits appeared on the first episode of Miami Vice as Crockett's first partner Eddie Rivera, in Jimmy's first on screen appearance.

Miami Vice was also Benicio Del Toro's first stop in a storied career when, at age 20, he appeared on the show as "Pito, an ex-con-turned-thespian with a local theater group, Mi Vida Loca."

For Ben Stiller Miami Vice was only his third appearance on TV, and yet he was already developing the kooky fast talking persona he's known for today when he appeared as Fast Eddie Felcher on episode 2 of season 4.

Miami Vice was also a major starting point for tough guy actor Dennis Farina, who worked as a consultant for exec. producer Michael Mann after 18 years with the Chicago Police Department.

Mann liked Dennis so much he not only cast him as recurring character Albert Lombard on Miami Vice- he cast Dennis as the lead in Crime Story, one of the best historical crime shows ever made.

Lastly we have Liam Neeson, who was already a bit of a veteran when he appeared on the first episode of Miami Vice's third season as a former IRA hitman who woos detective Gina Calabrese (Saundra Santiago).

Liam used his appearance on the show in 1986 to launch his film career in Hollywood, and he would play a similar character a year later in the film A Prayer For The Dying.

See 27 Actors Who Got Their Start On Miami Vice at mental_floss

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Dig This Crazy Pink Panthermobile

The Pink Panther was the coolest cat on television in the 60s and 70s, and even though he's had quite a few different shows he's best known for The Pink Panther Show, which ran on NBC from 1969 to 1976.

NBC obviously had faith that the show would succeed because they had this far out custom built Panthermobile made for the intro of the show:

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The Panthermobile measure 23 feet long, sports a seven-litre engine and a "Pleasure Capsule":

This part of the Panthermobile lives up to its name as it is tricked out with a bar; pink satin upholstery; pink shag carpet; an old school pink push button phone and seats already in the recline position. It was also equipped with a little black and white television and a camera that allowed the driver to spy on the party going on in the back.

Ten years ago the Panthermobile was sold at auction for $143,500, but when it reappeared at auction in 2011 the Panthermobile looked like something the cat coughed up.

Thankfully it was purchased by Galpin Auto Sports, who put in the time and money to restore the Panthermobile to its former fuzzy pink glory.

-Via Dangerous Minds

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Pablo Picasso's Cubist Paintings Reimagined As 3D Forms

Pablo Picasso's Cubist paintings give the viewer a sense of depth and dimension despite his use of simplistic shapes, flat colors and minimal shading to render each scene.

This is a testament to his skills as a painter, as he gives our minds just enough information to see the scene as more than a bunch of 2D colored shapes, and his paintings even inspire the digital artists of today.

Pakistani artist Omar Aqil is one of the many digital artists who has been inspired by Picasso's paintings, but he has set himself apart from the rest by attempting to faithfully recreate each painting as a 3D render.

His series MIMIC features 3D scenes that are every bit as unusual looking as Picasso's original paintings but with much more textural interest and depth. Here's what Omar has to say about this unusual project:

MIMIC is a series of new visual experiments using art from the past. In this project I have randomly picked 6 paintings from the Pablo Picasso’s (One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century) work and recreate them into modern 3D visuals. In this visual mimicry I have shown, how the skill responds when it come across the complexity of someone’s thought and how the meanings of the shapes and forms have been changed and create new physical qualities. It’s propose to give a new implication of Picasso’s artworks with a series of hyper-realistic visuals. I am trying to explore more to his geometric forms.
It’s really difficult to me to recreate the artwork of Pablo Picasso. I have been studying his artworks since I have started my career, his abstract visual language always inspired me and I have found new forms interacting with each other.

See Pablo Picasso's Paintings Get Recreated Into Absolutely Stunning 3D Forms here


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Take A Picture, It'll Last Longer

That old line "why don't you take a picture, it will last longer" is so tired and so clichéd people who use it might as well be saying "I don't like to be looked at- and I'm also not very witty."

I get that they don't want every slack jawed yokel staring at them while they're walking down the street, but does an altercation full of harsh words really accomplish anything good?

According to this strip by A Comik these encounters can sometimes lead to hugs and a deeper understanding of the human condition- and the photo op of a lifetime.

-Via Geeks Are Sexy

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Being A Dog Is Like Being A Video Game Protagonist

Some dogs see the world as a great big canine roleplaying game full of human NPCs to feed them and scoop their poop, multiplayer trips to the junkyard to gain XP by eating gross stuff, and the occasional leashed "escort quest".

Illustrator Anna-Maria Jung created this cute comic strip to show us how dogs play through the game of life, and it has inspired me to buy my dog more Worthless Costume DLC...which he's not going to be very happy about.

-Via Dorkly

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Hackers Cause Mayhem In Dallas By Setting Off All Of The City's Tornado Sirens

Unbeknownst to many there are sirens set up throughout the city of Dallas, Texas to warn the citizens in case of tornado or other natural disaster, a total of 156 emergency weather sirens to be exact.

These sirens are designed to go off a section at a time if a tornado decides to rip through the city, but at just before midnight on April 7th every single siren in the city started screaming:

It took city officials an hour and a half to realize they wouldn't be able to fix the problem- because the system had been hacked:

By 1:20 a.m., flummoxed officials had decided the only way to stop the noise was “to unplug the radio systems and the repeater, and pretty much turn the siren system completely off,” as emergency management director Rocky Vaz explained to reporters the next day.

At that same news conference (ironically drowned out at one point by ambulance sirens) city spokeswoman Sana Syed announced that the 95 minutes of howling had not been a glitch after all.

“It does appear at this time it was a hack,” she said. “And we do believe it came from the Dallas area.”

Officials have ruled out a remote hack — telling reporters someone gained physical access to a hub connecting all the sirens, which may not be turned on again until Monday as the city tries to figure out who, how and why.

Read Someone Hacked Every Tornado Siren In Dallas. It Was Loud. here

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How Two Different Guys Ended Up With Eyeglasses Tattooed On Their Faces

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This here's the story of two unlucky guys who ended up with a tattoo on their face shaped like a pair of glasses, and the craziest part of this tale is one of them actually got the glasses tattooed on purpose.

Matthew was tired of having his Hipster status questioned because he didn't wear Ray-Ban Wayfarers without lenses like all the other Hipsters so he decided to show them all- by getting a pair of Ray-Bans permanently tattooed on his face.

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It turns out Matthew did it all as a publicity stunt (hoax?) for a Ray-Ban ad, but this poor old sod from Swansea woke up this way after a stag party.

The Welsh man in his fifties has chosen to remain anonymous for reasons that are abundantly clear, and he claims he woke up with the horrible tattoo on his face after blacking out during a night of heavy drinking.

After receiving laser surgeries for two years the eyeglass-shaped eyesore has been completely removed from his face, leaving him with nothing but memories of his drunken mistake.

The world needs trailblazers like Matthew and the Man from Swansea- so we can show those who would dare to do such a thing that getting eyeglasses tattooed on your face is a really dumb idea!

-Via Daily Mail

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Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Of Ice King And Lemongrab From Adventure Time

The characters on Adventure Time are purposely drawn in a completely unrealistic style to suit the strange and silly tone of the show- and because they would look totally creepy if drawn to look realistic.

In fact, most of the characters on the show would probably look quite horrifying in real life and give kids nightmares, especially Simon the Ice King and that sourpuss the Earl of Lemongrab.

Sculptor Adam Edwards decided to show the world just how creepy Lemongrab and the Ice King would look in real life by creating unnervingly realistic busts of the two baddies.

This transformation has not only caused the characters to lose their cartoony appeal- it has taken them from the Land of Ooo and transported them straight to Westeros!

-Via Laughing Squid

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Guy Builds NERF Dart Gun That Breaks The Sound Barrier

NERF modders were obsessed with pushing their store-bought NERF guns to the limit, but once those limits were reached they ditched the guns and started making devices built to launch darts further than ever before.

Recently YouTuber Giaco Whatever created a pneumatic "gun" that launches NERF darts at such a high speed those little foam and plastic darts actually break the sound barrier, traveling at around 800 meters per second. The NERF wars are about to turn deadly...

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-Via Geeks Are Sexy

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Hip Baby Name Ideas From The Dictionary Of Medieval Names

Preparing for parenthood means going through dozens of different names looking for a winner, and that means doing some digging to discover new names and weigh your options.

Unless you're a futurist like my dad was you'll probably look to the past for inspiration, so why not go way, way, way back and search for naming inspiration in The Dictionary Of Medieval Names from European Sources?

It is a hefty work of scholarship that “aims to contain all given (fore, Christian) names recorded in European sources written between 500 and 1600, less the names of historical/non-contemporary people and names occurring only in fictional literature or poetry.”

It really is a treasure trove of long unused names that deserve to make a comeback, here are a few of the olde timey names that caught my eye:

2. Cherubina

This variant on the word cherub showed up as a name in Rome in 1527.

3. Aylward

There were spelling variations on this one, including Eilwardus, Aloardus, and Æðeluuard, but this one probably works best for the Kindergartener learning to write.

8. Everbern

For your dangerously cuddly cub, ever goes back to the Old High German for "boar," and bern goes back to the word for "bear."

10. Ysoria

The etymology is uncertain, “but perhaps related to Latin Isaura, an ethic byname derived from the region of Isauria in Asia Minor.”

16. Magner 

Feel like Magnus is too common? Go for Magner, which can be traced back to the Old High German for "mighty army."

17. Alleaume

This name of a 10th century French saint means "noble helmet."

See 23 Hipster Baby Name Ideas From The Dictionary Of Medieval Names here

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Waffle Iron Lets Out A Stream Of Farts While Cooking

We expect our kitchen appliances to be subservient and do their jobs as quietly as possible, and if one of them starts acting up or making a racket we replace them with a quieter model.

But something tells me redditor sillymuffincakes will be hanging on to his waffle maker despite the fact that it farts while cooking- because it really lightens the mood in the morning!

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-Via Laughing Squid

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Kim Kardashian Is Now Selling A Pool Float Shaped Like Her Butt

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Kim Kardashian's posterior has arguably become more famous than the woman herself, and it's virtually impossible to read about Kim K. without some wiseacre commenting on the size of her rear end.

This fact is not lost on Kim, so she has decided to embrace the attention and use her company Kimoji to capitalize on her famous assets- by selling pool floats shaped like her butt.

The totally tasteless Kimoji Butt Pool Float will set you back $98, which is less than Kim's butt charges to sign an autograph these days!

-Via Huffington Post

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Strange Food Combos That Are Supposedly Delicious

Food hacks usually sound like an odd yet delicious combination of flavors, and you can tell the combo works just by reading about it, but the strange food combos shared by Cracked readers via Photoplasty sound strange...and scary.

I've tried a few of the combos on their list, like adding banana slices to ham pizza or adding some cinnamon to spaghetti sauce, and these odd flavor mashups just weren't my jam.

But there are some tasty sounding combos on the list that I really want to try now, like sprinkling powdered soup mix on popcorn or adding ground walnuts to mashed potatoes, so it does have merit.

But I'll be honest- I have no intention of adding garlic or onion powder to my coffee, and I'm really scared of what will happen in my mouth if I eat chocolate and kimchi at the same time.

But no matter how horrifying the other combinations may be the MuffinCup will make it all better...

See 17 Hacks That Make Boring Foods Delicious here

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Studio Ghibli's Sound Director Brews Coffee In A Really Strange Way

Studio Ghibli films are great looking, with brilliant stories and amazing characters, but there's one element both newbies and diehard fans enjoy without paying them any mind- the amazing sound effects.

Sound director Koji Kasamatsu is the man behind the sounds in Studio Ghibli films, and believe it or not he creates most of the sound effects with his mouth or body.

Here's sound effect master Koji brewing a pot of coffee with his mouth to promote Japanese coffee brand WONDA:

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-Via Grape

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Trophy Wife Barbie

Barbie has come so far over the last few decades as both a (plastic) woman and a role model that she's ready to stop striving and see what life is like as a trophy wife.

She's tired of having to work all the time, sick of hiding all her guns, booze and drugs for the sake of the kiddies, and now she's ready to get baked and take a bite out of that trophy wife life.

Trophy Wife Barbie is a raunchy and ridiculous conceptual photo series by South African artist Annelies Hofmeyr, aka WIT MYT, who started shooting the series on the day of her divorce:

Her first photograph featured Barbie clutching Ken’s decapitated head with the caption “Yay! My divorce went through today!” underneath. She posts her pictures on her Instagram page. Hofmeyr uses Barbie to make satirical and politically-charged comment about gender and everyday sexism. As Hofmeyr has said:

She has been judged by her appearance and now that her situation has changed (and she’s no longer a wife) she needs to find her identity outside of her label.

See more from Trophy Wife Barbie at Dangerous Minds (NSFW-ish)

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Totally Fab Pics Taken At Disco Clubs In The 1970s

Many aspects of the Disco era can be summed up with one Rick James quote from Chappelle's Show- "cocaine is a hell of a drug".

It's almost impossible to think of the Disco era without thinking of how  drugs fueled the seemingly never-ending dance parties and made people think it was okay to dress like this:

Clubs like Studio 54, club Xenon and FunHouse played host to those beautiful young people who just wanted to boogie the night away- and one free spirited senior affectionately known as "Disco Granny":

Now I'm not saying Disco, and those involved in the scene, needed drugs to survive and thrive, but how do you explain what's happening in this photo without including a reference to drugs?

See 29 Pictures That Show Just How Crazy 1970s Disco Really Was here (NSFW-ish)

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Cutting Open A Creepy FACE BANK To See What's Inside

Ever since I first laid eyes on FACE BANK, the creepy robotic bank that swallows change, I've wanted to dissect it and see what lies beneath that blank stare.

I wondered- does the little coin muncher have a creepy robotic skull like a tiny T-800?, Is its tiny jaw strong enough to bite off a human finger? and does that creepy little guy feel pain?

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Thanks to this video shared by father and son duo What's Inside? I don't have to spend my hard earned money on a FACE BANK to see what lies beneath its silicone skin.

And, most importantly, I don't have to explain to our robotic overlords why I sliced off the face of their offspring just to see what's inside...

-Via Laughing Squid

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Ten Things You Should Know About Spray Paint

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When you get serious about making stuff you start to appreciate one trusty friend who's there for you throughout your crafting career- the aerosol can.

Aerosol spray covers quickly and easily, with minimal mess and practically no clean up, and nowadays many different mediums are available in spray cans, from chalkboard paint to water proof sealant.

But the most popular medium is spray paint, which is more convenient to use than brush-on paint, dries evenly and leaves no brush strokes, so your project has a uniform coat and a professional look.

So why use spray paint instead of a regular latex or acrylic paint out of the can?

It adheres to damn near everything you want to paint (they even have a spray paint for plastic that works like a charm), you rarely have to sand or prime the surface you're painting, and you can apply multiple coats without caking or flaking.

Read 10 Things You Should Know About Spray Paint here

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The Beautiful Vancouver Beach Town With Only One Resident

Life in a beautiful coastal town sounds idyllic to those who love the beach life and consider a day spent staring at the sea as a day well spent.

But between pollution, erosion, tsunamis, rising water levels and earthquakes many coastal towns are discovered to be less than ideal places to live, so people move out and leave the beach be.

That's what happened in the Vancouver town of Jordan River- the frequent earthquakes, and floods triggered by the earthquakes, left the town empty- except for one resident who refuses to move.

72-year-old Hugh Pite divides his time between his homes in Jordan River and nearby Brentwood Bay, and even though he has been warned of the dangers of living in Jordan River he says he'll never leave:

"I'm right across the road from the water and I go out there and I go surfing," Pite told CBC News. "If I didn't have the place there, I'd have to drive an hour and a half each way, which is in my opinion far more dangerous than the very slight chance of an earthquake."

Pite first learned to surf while living abroad in Australia in his early 20s. When he returned home to Vancouver Island in his early 30s, according to the Times Colonist, he came to know the surfing community in Jordan River. He purchased a home there in 1987.

The town has changed a lot since then—in the last year alone, it has dwindled from 100 residents—but Pite isn't concerned. He's keeping his little slice of paradise, even if that means "it's going to be a bit lonely," he says.

"It's quite possible I become so decrepit that I can't surf anymore," he said. "But I can still come here and look out the window and surf vicariously."

Read Vancouver Beach Town Has One Resident here

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The Dog Born With A Selfie On Her Ear

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Selfie dogs are starting to pop up on social media, and they're setting the standard for all animal internet activity to come, but they need a smartphone to share their selfies- while Lucy carries her selfie around on her ear.

Lucy shook her ear like a Polaroid picture one day and the self portrait just sort of appeared...just kidding- she was born with this odd coloration on her left ear that looks like a thumbnail image of her face.

Lucy was part of a litter delivered at the Lollypop Farm Humane Society in Rochester, New York, and when the ultimate selfie dog's story went viral people found her so ear-resistable she was adopted right away.

-Via Honest to Paws

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Crushing A Vice And Other Tough Stuff With A Hydraulic Press

The hydraulic press utilized by The Hydraulic Press Channel didn't stand a chance against Wolverine's adamantium claws, but after a few repairs it began smashing stuff flat as a pancake again- starting with a cast iron vice.

It's an iron-ic turn of events for the mighty vice, considering it's the one that usually does all the crushing, but the smashing of tough stuff doesn't stop there! Watch what happens when the going gets tough for the "toughest card reader on the planet"...

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Did you guess it would be smashed flat? Good guess!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy

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Insane Musical Supergroups That Almost Happened

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Mainstream music acts will tour with other acts and guest star on a track here and there, but for some reason they almost never combine their musical super powers to form supergroups, which is a shame.

Sometimes their contracts prevent them from teaming up, but more often than not the artists themselves (and their egos) shut down the supergroup idea before it can take shape.

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In 1969 Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis were looking to form a group and record an album together, so they sent a telegram to Paul McCartney inviting him to play bass on the album.

But that amazing supergroup never got to form because, according to the response letter from his personal assistant, Paul was on vacation in Scotland and wouldn't be available for a few weeks.

It's unclear if Paul knew about the offer, but when he was asked in the same year whether The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Beatles should record an album together he and Mick flat out said "NO!"

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The idea was proposed by producer Glyn Johns, who wanted to use the album as his own kooky version of Battle of the Bands:

Johns had the whole thing planned out, too. He would take all the best material from each group, have them compete for best rhythm section, and then have the winners perform that song on the album -- which makes us wonder why The Hunger Games couldn't just have been that?

According to Johns, quite a few members were down with the elaborate project/musical death match, but in the end bigger egos prevailed:

"Keith and George thought it was fantastic. But they would, since they were both huge Dylan fans. Ringo, Charlie, and Bill were amicable to the idea as long as everyone else was interested. John didn't say a flat no, but he wasn't that interested. Paul and Mick both said absolutely not."

Read 7 WTF Musical Supergroups (That Almost Happened) here

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These Photoshopped Russian Social Media Profile Pictures Will Blow Your Mind

Our social media profiles say a lot about us to the online world, and they're often the initial point of contact for people we meet in the virtual world well before we ever meet them in person.

If you're drinking or smoking pot in every picture we assume you're a wastoid, if the pics are taken all over the world people assume you're a traveler, and if you have nothing but selfies we assume you're vain.

So what do we assume if your profile pic shows you casting spells with all six of your arms? We assume you're an amateur Photoshopper, and that you have quite an imagination!

People in America rarely Photoshop their profile pics because we're afraid our network will make fun of us, but in Russia a profile pic isn't finished until it has been thoroughly 'shopped.

Because how is anybody supposed to know you're a real catch unless you make it clear with your profile pic?

See These Russian Social Media Profile Photos Will Blow Your Mind With Photoshop Magic here

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The Smithsonian Is Looking For Help Transcribing Phyllis Diller's Joke Catalog

Phyllis Diller was one of the most prolific comedians of all time, and she wrote enough jokes during her fifty plus years in showbiz to fill an entire card catalog- 52,569 "gags" to be exact.

Phyllis' method for cataloging her jokes involved literally typing them out on index cards and filing them all away in her "gag file", made up of 48 drawers categorized by subject.

Phyllis donated her gag file to the Smithsonian Institution in 2003 for safe keeping, where it is currently being scanned and transcribed into a digital database by volunteers online:

The volunteers work online from scanned images of the 52,569 cards that have been uploaded to the Smithsonian site.  Each of those scans was created by Hanna BredenbeckCorp, a Project Assistant who works with Ferriter at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.  She didn't know much about Diller before handling the joke collection that made her famous.

Usually a transcription project of this scale takes three to four months to complete. The Diller files have attracted 630 new volunteers to the project, meaning the gags should be transcribed in about five to six weeks.

I asked Hanna BredenbeckCorp to tell me a joke that stands out from one of the 52,569 cards she scanned.

"When God was handing out chins, I thought He said gins. So I said 'Make mine a double.'"

-Via CBC Radio

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Pics Of Accidents Waiting To Happen...And One That Already Did

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There are pictures that bring a smell to mind, pics that never fail to make us smile or frown, and then there are these sketchy photos that will make your mind scream "danger! DANGER!" as you wait for the accident to happen.

This cringe reflex kicks in despite our rational minds telling us the people in the photos are probably okay, because the related stories always center around a "near miss" or "miraculous survival".

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And yet when we see a photo of a guy with an arrow sticking out of his chest we feel an odd sense of vindication and relief, because we knew something bad was going to happen!

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See more from Why Women Live Longer Than Men In 10+ Pics here

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Cool 3D Printed Objects That Are Actually Useful

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Being able to print out eye pleasing hunks of plastic in our own home is cool, but printing out 3D gadgets with mechanical functions that work straight out of the printer- that seems too cool to be true!

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As this platform jack that comes out of the printer fully assembled and functional proves the future of 3D printing is the perfect blend of form and function- and fun!

This SD Card Mountain is a great example of form, function and fun in one, and once people see this clever little thingie on your desk they'll be begging you to print one out for them.

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And you can finish making your desk look worthy of your co-worker's jealousy by printing out one of these clever Out Of Office desk signs, which is sure to make them all flip out!

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See 40 Cool Things To 3D Print Which Are Actually Useful here

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How To Check The Quality Of A Suit Jacket In About 30 Seconds

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Every guy should own at least one suit in case of dressy event, wedding or funeral, and if you're a one suit kinda guy you'll want to buy a high quality jacket- so you never have to buy another.

Now unless you can afford a custom tailored suit, or you've got a connect in the garment industry, you'll want to know how to spot a quality garment and make sure you're getting a good deal.

According to this smart graphic by Ted Slampyak and The Art Of Manliness you should start by checking the fabric and stitching, then look for a finer lining, lapels that roll a bit and buttons that aren't made of plastic.

-Via Lifehacker

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Hyperrealistic Drawings That Look Like Posed Photographs

These days everyone's a photographer, and the phones in our pockets take great pics we can instantly edit, filter and share with everyone on the planet if we'd like, all of which is now seen as no big deal.

But this photo boom has made another artistic skill seem far more impressive- the ability to create photo realistic illustrations.

Everybody can take a good pic, but very few people on the planet have the drawing skill necessary to make a bunch of ink on the page look like a perfect photograph of the subjects.

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has the skills, but he also has the imagination to make the subjects in each drawing look like they're posing for a photo, which somehow manages to make them look even more realistic.

"Sometimes it's almost like I'm not in control of my pencil," he adds. "It's sort of like energy transfer: most times I feel like I transfer my energy into a blank piece of paper through my pencils and it becomes art."

Stanley isn't certain how long each piece takes to complete because he often loses track of time during the creative process. But, he estimates that a work takes anywhere from 200 to 300 hours until it is finished.

See more from These Aren't Photographs, They're Arinze Stanley's Hyperrealist Drawings here

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"Hi Stranger" May Leave You Feeling Uncomfortable

There's something odd about people who greet others as "strangers", and whenever someone says "hi stranger" to me I immediately assume they're either joking or hiding bodies in their basement.

The creepy little clay guy in "Hi Stranger" by Kirsten Lepore kicks off the short by greeting us in this odd way, then he reveals himself to be either our biggest fan or our future stalker- or probably both.

Plus his clay buns are out, and you won't be able to resist taking a peek...*shivers*

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-Via Laughing Squid

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