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Pictures of a goofy-looking Hitler as a child, with kids, and in other unflattering circumstances

Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945), the Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party rose to be chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Before that, he was just a goof-looking nobody who longed for attention (which is certainly got). Here's a set of pictures of Hitler from his youth along with pictures that were unpublished, likely due to their unflattering portrayal of the Nazi leader.
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Which direction is this train traveling? Optical illusion roars through Internet

Robbie Khan of Robbie Khan Photography created this cool animated gif using four frames he shot at a train station in England. He says it is his first .gif and oh boy, what a strange result he achieved with the final pic. Depending on your mood at the time, the train can appear to be moving in either direction. Start by staring at the tunnel entrance and it will appear to be moving out of the tunnel. Start by looking at the picture from the right-hand side and it will appear to be entering the tunnel. This beckons the question, "which direction is this train travelling?"
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Attractive Convict (Meagan McCullough) meme going viral – and yeah, we’re taking part in it

Back in 2010, Meagan McCullough, then a 25-year-old waitress, was arrested on July 25 in Florida for driving under the influence of alcohol. Her mugshot was posted on the Internet and drew quite a reaction due to her unusually photogenic appearance (despite the awkward circumstances). The combination of beauty and an orange jumpsuit were intriguing. This week the photo has been appearing around the Internet as hundreds post their own light-hearted captions to the photo.
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Wily South Africans clean up scenic landscape with clumsy attempt to disguise cellphone towers as trees

South African photographer Dillon Marsh’s latest photographic series tipped us on to some hidden gems that we most likely would have never noticed – cellphone towers disguised as trees. The cellphone infrastructure often provides an incompatible fit with our typically scenic landscapes but those wily South Africans devised an interesting and to some, funny, solution to the problem. Beginning in 1992, they began disguising cellphone towers as trees.The clumsy results are oft times comical, introducing yet another “invasive species” to the mix of indigenous plants. Check out the photo montage below.
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Never before published pictures emerge – Einstein’s office on the day he died

Einstein died on April 18, 1955 of heart failure. A wily LIFE Magazine photographer, knowing the affair was going to be big news and access to Einstein’s family and funeral was going to be an intensely private affair, grabbed a case of scotch whiskey to use as bribes (he knew people would be reluctant to take money but hardly anyone would refuse a good bottle of firewater). His ploy worked. He drove to Einstein’s office, gave the superintendent of the building a bottle of whiskey and viola, he was in Einstein’s office taking pictures of his desk. The photographer was also able to bribe gravediggers who told him that Einstein was going to be “cremated in 20 minutes” allowing the photographer to get more pictures of Einstein’s family in mourning. As luck would have it though, Einstein’s son introduced himself to the photographer and subsequently called LIFE Magazine asking that the pictures not be published. Now, 60 years later, LIFE presents a selection of photographs from that historic day.
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What is wrong with this person’s eye? Wait, that’s not an eye… Unusual optical illusion

A Reddit user posted this unusual photograph on Reddit on 11/14/12. At first glance, it looks like a person’s eye – and quite a beautiful one at that. But look closer. A Redditor was goofing around with his friend in a cooking class when he decided to snap this picture of a sink draining using his iPhone. It was only later that her realized how unusual the picture turned out to be.

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