For Your Next Vacation, How About Staying At A Hotel In A Crane?

Looking for the perfect vacation spot that combines your love of construction equipment with your love of the Netherlands? Then look no further than the Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel in Amsterdam or the Crane Hotel in Harlingen.

Both of these (literally) towering hotels are built in the skeletons of old construction cranes. Booking a weekend here is worth it just for the bragging rights. It doesn’t hurt that they offer the latest and greatest modern amenities (not to mention stunning views). Just check out these pictures. So beautiful. 

Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel in Amsterdam as seen from the ground.

Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel has three suites to choose from. Pictured below is the Secret Suite

More pics of the Secret Suite.

The Mystique Suite.

The Mystique Suite from a different angle.

The Free Spirit Suite.

Another view of the Free Spirit Suite.

Of course the Faralda has a hot tub at the top, 15 stories up.

Guests at the Faralda can also bungee jump from the top for an extra fee.

The view of Amsterdam at night from the Faralda.

If Amsterdam is not your cup of tea, then maybe the Crane Hotel in city of Harlingen north of Amsterdam is the place for you. 

Unlike the Faralda, the Crane Hotel in Harlingen only has one room with space for two people.

That makes it much more exclusive.

View looking out from the deck.

Looks like a comfy bed.

Another shot of the bedroom.

It’s also located in an active harbor. So cool!

(H/T: Lost At E Minor)

Now that would be one heck of way to spend a vacation. Show your friends these crazy hotels by sharing this post on Facebook. 

 

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Everyone Must Know These 17 Brilliant Bathroom Hacks. You Will Conquer Using Public Restrooms.

Seriously, I thought the bathroom was pretty straightforward. There doesn’t seem to be that much to do in there but the obvious. So when I saw these brilliant “hacks” to make things easier, faster, and better, you can imagine my surprise. Don’t believe me, check these out and call me a liar!

1. Stop that awful poop splash with a piece of toilet paper.

2. Check Foursquare or Yelp for bathroom codes at places like Starbucks and Chipotle.

3. Broken stall lock? Use a key ring!

4. The weight of a purse can keep a stall door shut if you hang it from the inner corner.

5. You can sneak into any hotel lobby bathroom. Just walk like you own the place and you’ll ALWAYS be golden.

6. Mount hooks across from your toilet at home to make pooping an entertaining treat.

7. Need a speaker to listen to your tunes while you shower. Do this!

8. Ahh, smart.

9. Get a glow in the dark toilet for late night adventures.

10. Use socks to warm a chilly toilet seat.

11. If your toilet paper dispenser is broken, use a clickable pen.

12. Never touch a germy bathroom door handle again.

(Until such time that this genius invention is standard.)

(Or this.)

13. You can use hot water and soap to unclog a toiler. Sans plunger!

14. You can use Coke to clean a toilet in a pinch. Seriously.

15. Stop an overflowing toilet before it’s a problem.

16. Play a delightful trick on your fellow bathroom-goers.

17. Prevent an automatic toilet from flushing too soon with a piece of TP.

Think you’ll ever look at the bathroom the same way again? I can’t wait to check a few of these out… might as well now :) H/T BuzzFeed If you think these are as cool as me, share with your friends below.

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The Realistic Versions Of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Will Haunt Your Dreams For All Of Eternity. So Creepy.

Have you ever loved a cartoon character so much that you wished they were real? Maybe you always wanted to grab a beer at Moe’s Tavern with Homer Simpson or make fun of music videos with Beavis and Butthead. Be careful what you wish for because according to the images below, it would be absolutely terrifying experience. Yikes!

1. Patrick Star, “Spongebob Squarepants”

2. Finn, “Adventure Time”

3. Dale Gribble, “King of the Hill”

4. Professor Farnsworth, “Futurama”

5. Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons

6. Stewie Griffin, “Family Guy”

7. Stan Smith, “American Dad”

8. Hans Moleman, “The Simpsons”

9. Beavis, “Beavis and Butt-head”

10. Butt-head, “Beavis and Butt-head”

11. Mr. Burns, “The Simpsons”

12. Peter Griffin, “Family Guy”

13. Fred Flinstone, “The Flinstones”

14. Shaggy Rogers, “Scooby-Doo”

15. Jessica Rabbit, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”

(via: Smosh) Great, now I have to watch hours and hours of these cartoons I love to get my fond memories back. Thanks a lot, Internet! Share this post using the button below.

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Almost Everyone Takes These Extremely Simple Things For Granted. Do You?

Like most other people, I take many things for granted on a daily basis. I often forget to stop and appreciate the little things in life. Honestly though, who takes the time to appreciate these major contributions to society? People gloss over these advancements every day and forget that they can’t live without them, no matter how simple they seem.

1.) Spices and Seasonings

Salt was the major driving economical force for the vast majority of human history. It preserved food in a time before refrigeration. In fact, we derived the word “salary” from “salarium,” which was the money that Roman soldiers used to buy salt. Similarly, sugar was first found in New Guinea around 10,000 B.C. and rapidly made its way to Asia (and eventually Europe). Soldiers in traveling war parties would discover the “kind of honey, like salt” phenomena and rave about it back home. Finally, pepper was the season of choice for the rich. Ships carrying it would treat it like modern-day gold, and it was often buried with royalty, including the Pharaohs.

2.) Metric System

There are three countries in the world that don’t follow the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States. Though Liberia partially adopted it, and Myanmar is transitioning, meaning the U.S. is the lone hold-out since its introduction in 1795.

3.) Feminine Hygiene Products

Dealing with menstruation is an issue since dating back to ancient Egypt. Back then, people used a variety of materials to make tampons, such as papyrus, wool, animal skins, and even grass. In 1896, Johnson & Johnson developed the first packaged menstrual pads, which flopped since women weren’t willing to buy such materials in public.

4.) Utensils

Forks were not unknown to cultures in the past, but they were highly shunned as “ungodly,” “unmanly,” and “Lucifer’s pitchfork.” It wasn’t until the 17th century when King Louis XIV outlawed pointed knives. Using forks became more widely accepted among non-royalty in Europe, and spread everywhere else. They did not reach countries using chopsticks, of course, as they started using wooden sticks to get food out of the bottom on pots over 5,000 years ago. Due to food sizes, forks were considered the better utensils as they did away with the need for knives at the table. Forks are now a staple in Asian cultures.

5.) Playing Cards

Playing cards likely originated from Arabic sources. The original suits were cups, swords, coins, and polo sticks. It wasn’t until the Chinese adoption of cards around 800 AD, followed by Europeans in the 17th century, when the modern day hearts, clubs, spades, and diamond suits took over.

6.) Crime and Punishment

Punishing people for crimes is an everyday common occurrence and dates back to the days of Babylon. In the days of the Greeks and Romans, the penalty for a crime was typically either house arrest (for the rich), or death (for everyone else). Did you know that debtors were sent to prison as early as the 16th? In fact, they served hard labor, and often served maximum (re: loooooooong) sentences, where they often died from poor conditions.

7.) Bras

According to the U.S. Patent Office, 19-year-old Mary Phelps Jacob invented the first bra in 1910. However, recent archaeological evidence shows that women wore linen bras dating back to the 1400s. Since the 1910 invention, the bra went through advancements. The Wonder Bra saw a release in 1967 but was invented in 1946 by Frederic Mellinger and first called “The Rising Star.”

8.) Selfies

The world’s first selfie took place in Philadelphia in 1839 by amateur chemist Robert Cornelius. Using state-of-the-art technology (a daguerreotype) Cornelius stood slightly off-center while peering into the mechanism before taking the photo. He wrote the words “The first light picture ever taken. 1839” on the back of the photo.

9.) Toilet Paper

Toilet paper dates back to 6th century China. It was first mass manufactured in 1391 when the Emperor ordered a year’s worth (720,000 sheets) for his own personal use. Funny enough, when Muslims visited China in the ninth century, they were aghast at the Chinese practice. Remarks were made with disgust that the Chinese were “not careful about cleanliness—they do not wash themselves with water, but they wipe themselves with paper!”

10.) Divorce

Divorce is quite common in history. In ancient Egypt, marriage had no judicial consequence, consisting simply of a man and woman living under one roof. Greek judges would often grant divorces and view marriages objectively. In Japan, if a husband refused to grant a divorce, the wife could elect to live in a temple for three years, after which the marriage was automatically dissolved. Viking women were even welcome to leave their men if they were unable to provide for the family.

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Try not to take these modern parts of life for granted. They may be commonplace, but without them, so much would just be awful.

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This Funny Bird Goes Crazy Every Time Someone Touches Her Plastic Cup.

Meet Dax, she is a parrotlet and a real life ‘Angry Bird.’ Every time someone touches her favourite plastic cup, she freaks out in the most adorable way. (Jealousy has never been so adorable.)

Watch as her owner reaches for the plastic cup and little Dax chases around the hand, demanding her cup be left alone. Too cute!

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That bird is the cutest little thing ever, I swear she actually looks like she’s made out of cotton candy.

Share this cup loving bird with your friends below, oh and get a cup, because clearly that bird knows something we don’t.

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The 16 Worst Things Walter White Has Done On “Breaking Bad”

16. Forcing Jesse to cook meth by threatening to turn him in otherwise.

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Episode: “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)
This is how it all begins — “You know the business, I know chemistry.” But Jesse doesn’t partner up with Walt willingly, at least not at first. It’s only after Walt threatens to turn Jesse in to Hank that his former student agrees to cook with him. The only mitigating factor here is Walt’s desperation: He’s just gotten his cancer diagnosis, and he knows he needs to come up with fast cash.

15. Pressuring the laundromat employees to clean his lab and getting them deported.

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Episode: “Cornered” (Season 4, Episode 6)
Walt’s entitlement knows no bounds, as when he goes against Gus’s wishes by enlisting laundromat employees to clean the lab. He sits back and watches them work, even raising his cup to the surveillance camera, oblivious to the fact that he is sealing their fate. The women are eventually sent back to Honduras, which Walt at least acknowledges is entirely his fault.

14. Refusing to leave Skyler alone.

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Episode: “I.F.T.” (Season 3, Episode 3)
“It’s my house, too, Skyler, and I’m staying.” Walt’s stubborn insistence on invading Skyler’s space continues throughout the series. Once Skyler learns the truth about Walt’s business, she makes it clear she doesn’t feel safe around him — but that only makes him assert his dominance more. When Skyler later calls herself Walt’s hostage, she’s not far off.

13. Kicking Jesse out of the business.

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Episode: “Más” (Season 3, Episode 5)
As awful as Walt is to Skyler, his treatment of Jesse is consistently reprehensible, based entirely on how much he needs him at any given moment. When Walt is working for Gus and no longer needs Jesse as a partner, he snaps, “That is the last money you’ll ever earn in this business. I’m in, you’re out.” It’s a brutal send-off to someone who considered him a friend.

12. Turning Jesse away when he had nowhere else to go.

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Episode: “Down” (Season 2, Episode 4)
Or how about when Jesse was broke and homeless and turned to Walt for help? Sure, Walt has his family to think about, but he’s still unusually cruel to the “pathetic junkie.” “Your problems are just that,” Walt tells Jesse. “Your problems.” By the end of the episode, the two are working together again — but that’s, of course, when Walt wants to cook again.

11. Ratting Jesse out to Saul and trying to have him arrested.

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Episode: “Half Measures” (Season 3, Episode 12)
Walt may think he’s protecting Jesse when he tries to stop Jesse from poisoning dangerous drug dealers — but he’s putting Jesse’s life in serious danger. When Walt rats Jesse out to Saul, suggesting there might be a way to get Jesse arrested, he’s also ratting his partner out to Gus and Mike. They could have easily taken Jesse out to prevent a turf war.

10. Driving Hank and his car into traffic.

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Episode: “Crawl Space” (Season 4, Episode 11)
Walt will do anything to prevent Hank from finding out the truth about his secret life, even if that means nearly killing them both in an accident. But it’s the careless disregard for Hank’s life that’s really shocking, especially given how much Hank has already suffered in pursuit of Heisenberg. Remember, this is a man who just learned how to walk again.

9. Locking Emilio and Krazy 8 in the RV with poison gas.

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Episode: “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)
Again, this is a product of Walt’s desperation, and it’s basically self-defense. At the same time, it’s the first instance of our “hero” taking someone else’s life. (He intends to kill both men, but Krazy 8 survives. At least initially — see below for his ultimate fate.) Walt’s murder of Emilio, however necessary, sets a dangerous precedent for his drug business.

8. Strangling Krazy 8.

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Episode: “…And the Bag’s in the River” (Season 1, Episode 3)
After nearly killing Krazy 8 in the pilot, Walt finishes the job in the third episode. It’s still self-defense — and even more pressing, as Krazy 8 is trying to stab him with a shard of broken plate — but it’s horrific. And unlike the more passive homicide by poison gas, it requires Walt to really get his hands dirty as he squeezes the life out of his victim.

7. Running over and shooting the drug dealers.

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Episode: “Half Measures” (Season 3, Episode 12)
On the one hand, he’s saving Jesse’s life. On the other hand, he’s killing two people in cold blood. The brutal conclusion of “Half Measures” is a major turning point for Walt, who takes on a much more active and aggressive role in his business. Running the men over is shocking, but shooting one in the head leaves the audience speechless.

6. Killing Gus with a bomb at a nursing home.

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Episode: “Face Off” (Season 4, Episode 13)
Gus had to go. But did he have to die at the risk of injuring a bunch of elderly people at a nursing home? Relax, the innocent people escaped unscathed. And yet, it takes a truly single-minded individual to put so many bystanders in danger just to get rid of one man. Walt’s plan to kill Gus is satisfying for the audience, but it speaks to his utter lack of morality.

5. Ordering the murders of nine inmates and Mike’s lawyer.

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Episode: “Gliding Over All” (Season 5, Episode 8)
In a montage reminiscent of The Godfather, Michael Corleone — er, Walter White — cements his role as drug lord by ordering the murders of nine prison inmates and Mike’s lawyer in order to protect his empire. They’re all criminals, but that doesn’t justify their awful deaths. Nor does it vindicate Walt, who can only do this because he’s already killed Mike. (See below.)

4. Shooting Mike.

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Episode: “Say My Name” (Season 5, Episode 7)
And we’ve finally reached the point where Walt kills not because he has to but because he feels like it. Shooting Mike is pure ego, a decision he makes out of anger over Mike’s supposed disrespect. Mike himself was not a good guy, but he had his own code of honor, which makes Walt murdering him all the more shameful. (Mike is also, it’s worth noting, a fan favorite.)

3. Making Jesse kill Gale.

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Episode: “Full Measure” (Season 3, Episode 13)
One of the worst murders Walt commits isn’t done by his own hand. But forcing Jesse to become a killer — something Jesse had avoided up to that point — destroys two lives. Even if Walt believes he has no other choice, there’s no excusing the murder of Gale, a true innocent, and the unbearable burden it places on Jesse’s conscience.

2. Letting Jane choke to death on her own vomit.

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Episode: “Phoenix” (Season 2, Episode 12)
Walt may not have intended for Jane to die, but he had ample opportunity to save her. Instead, he makes a conscious choice, perhaps believing he is doing the right thing. And yet, Jane’s death carries tremendous consequences, sending Jesse further into addiction, and ultimately causing the collision of two planes and the deaths of their passengers. All because Walt wouldn’t turn her on her side.

1. Poisoning Brock.

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Episodes: “End Times” and “Face Off” (Season 4, Episodes 12-13)
It’s hard to imagine a lower point for Walt than when he poisons a little boy. Brock is not an enemy but merely a pawn to get Jesse back on Walt’s side in the war against Gus. Walt’s righteous indignation when accused of the crime only makes things worse: By this point, he has fully crossed over to the dark side, where poisoning an innocent child is a necessary evil.

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8 Fun Facts About Dan Harmon’s New Animated Show “Rick And Morty”

Rick and Morty — created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys) — is a half-hour animated series that follows the (mis)adventures of genius scientist/inventor Rick Sanchez and his dimwitted grandson, Morty. Oh, and Rick is a belligerent drunk that constantly belches and perennially has vomit on his mouth. Trust me, it’s hilarious.

1. The creators are thrilled that they aren’t tied down by logistics.

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Rick and Morty often visit other dimensions and time periods, something that is easily done in animation. “If an episode needs the Loch Ness monster in it, so be it,” Harmon told BuzzFeed. “A running joke on Community is the line producer asking if [a scene] could take place in the cafeteria,” he added, since they have an actual set that needs to be used. Roiland also said that while other animated shows have to be aware of story arcs and character lists, he and Harmon intentionally made their show “not bound by rules,” thus letting the characters and stories move in a more organic way.

2. Roiland voices both main characters, which is no easy feat.

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“It’s like parkour,” said Harmon with awe, referencing the fact that Roiland will sometimes record both voices at the same time in dialogue with himself. As Roiland tells it: “I’ll usually do Morty’s lines, then flip. That’s when I’ll usually go off script.” He also said that, unlike Harmon, he’s better “when I’m just talking instead of sitting in front of a Final Draft document.”

3. Sarah Chalke, who plays Rick’s daughter/Morty’s mom, loves the art of Rick and Morty.

“I love the animation,” said Chalke (Scrubs). “It’s beautiful.” However, as much as she loves art, she confesses that she would love to be able to draw. “I have one drawing that was of a cowboy boot,” she said.

4. Chris Parnell, who voices Morty’s father, Jerry, loves sci-fi and had a mysteriously bad high school dance experience.

He said he loves Rick and Morty because of the “universe they live in” and thinks sci-fi fans will appreciate it on another level. When asked if he could go back in time and change an experience, Parnell — with his trademark deadpan — said, “I would change my prom experience,” letting the words hang as the memory seemingly haunted him for a second.

5. Spencer Grammer, who voices Morty’s sister Summer, apparently has superhuman strength.

When asked who in history she would go back and punch if she could, Grammer (Greek) answered without hesitation: “Hitler.” Parnell interrupted her. “I wouldn’t just want to punch Hitler, I’d want to kill him.” To which Grammer replied, “Oh, my punch is that strong, it would.”

6. Harmon thinks “20 Ways Hugh Jackman Should Eat A Muffin” would make a great BuzzFeed list.

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And he would be right about that.

7. Chalke, when asked what she would go back and change about school if she could, admitted that she once peed her pants in class.

“I peed my pants in grade one; I was in my Brownie uniform,” she said. “I guess I would go back and use the loo.” Then, without provocation, Parnell said, “I pooped my pants in twelfth grade.” “Is that what ruined your prom?” asked Grammer, a little too excitedly. Head down, Parnell jokingly shook his head yes.

8. Harmon and Roiland will never be at a loss for good ideas.

“The two of them are geniuses,” said Grammar, as Parnell and Chalke shook their heads in agreement. To prove it, I asked Roiland what other sort of mismatched pair he would like to see a show of and the answer, obviously, was perfect. “A person with no arms, and then a person with no legs, and then they have to tie themselves together at the torso and work as a team to solve crimes,” he said, laughing. When I asked for a title, Harmon laughed, “Body of Evidence.” Genius, indeed.

Rick and Morty premieres on Adult Swim Dec. 2 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

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After You See These Plane Landings, You Won’t Fly Again.

There is approximately a 1 in 11 million chance that you’ll die in a plane crash. (You’re more likely to die from falling out of bed.) That’s why most people are completely comfortable with air travel, even if it makes them nervous. You should never forget, though, that pilots are human.

Humans make errors, especially when external factors are particularly stressful. These landings are some of the closest calls caught on tape. They really make you appreciate just how much expertise pilots have.

1.) Avro 146 Sketchy Landing at London City Airport

2.) Frightening Typical Landing at Bhutan Airport

3.) JAL 747 at the Old Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong in 1988 

4.) A Rough Landing in Alaska 

5.) A Scary, Last-Second Abort at Lisboa Airport

6.) Helicopter Attempts to Land at Sea and Crashes 

7.) Fighter Lands During a Violent Sand Storm 

8.) C17 Lands at the Wrong Airport 

9.) Fighter Jet Lands With Partially Ejected Pilot 

10.) Landing in Cross Winds … Without Left Landing Gear 

 

(H/T Old Junk Car)

Thank goodness the odds are in our favor. There’s basically no chance that you’ll get stuck on a plane… but you might want to clap at the end of your next safe flight (just to be appreciative). No one will look at you funny. 

Thank your lucky stars and share these crazy landings with others.

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This Deer And Great Dane Are Best Friends. Watch As They Play Together.

Humans aren’t the only ones that love dogs. This adorable deer can hardly stay away from her barking friend. Their story began when Pippin, a helpless baby fawn, was abandoned by her mother on the property of Isobel Springett one day. Isobel’s Great Dane, Kate, adopted Pippin immediately and they have been best friends ever since. Most big dogs might think to chase down the deer, but not Kate. The video below was shot over the course of a few months by Isobel, as Kate and Pippin’s friendship grew day by day. Every afternoon, you could find them in the backyard playing.

(Source: Isobel Springett – Kate and Pippin) That was totally adorable. Even the family cat is used to the deer giving him a loving lick. Share this unusual friendship with your friends and family below.

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These 25 Homeless People Came Up With The Most Genius (Or Just Bizarre) Signs. LOL.

In 2013, it was estimated that there were over 600,000 homeless people in the United States. It’s hard to know each of their stories. There are many different reasons why people choose to (or are forced to) live on the streets. Most do have one thing in common, however. Many homeless people hold signs, asking for help or money. They use their signs as a way to tell their story and ask people for some help; these 25 people decided to do something much better with their signs.

1.) Oh no! Better give him 98 cents.

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2.) I like his style.

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3.) You know what, it makes sense now.

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4.) I’ll take that bet.

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5.) I’ll always give money to Sad Darth Vader.

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6.) It just sounds too good to pass up!

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7.) At least he provides a good place to vent in traffic.

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8.) I wonder if he’ll catch any…

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9.) Poor guy.

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10.) How much is a vowel?

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11.) Let’s find this ladies man a wife!

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12.) LOL.

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13.) Sounds like a good deal.

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14.) Those flux capacitors are tricky.

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15.) Can we find a cure for invisibility?!

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16.) Can we give him some change?!

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17.) Sounds like a good deal.

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18.) Uhhh.

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19.) Cereal killers aren’t bad people.

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20.) Karate lessons are only $4? Sweet.

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21.) I’d listen to this robot if I were you.

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22.) He definitely stacked the decks here.

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23.) It’s a widespread problem.

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24.) Hmm, seems like interesting research.

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25.) Oh no!

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(H/T List25) If I saw any of these people on the streets, it would be difficult not to give them money. Their creativity should be rewarded. Share their awesome signs with others by clicking on the link below.

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