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South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping), and the only African country of the EU’s 10 global strategic partners. This is mainly because South Africa is the EU’s largest trading partner in Africa but it certainly gives the country a global clout that Nigeria currently lacks. Nelson Mandela’s profile and the international activism of his successor, Thabo Mbeki, saw the former apartheid pariah state significantly increase its leverage in Africa and globally after 1994, and it simultaneously benefited from several years of healthy economic growth.

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   However, despite the towering image of Mandela and the miracle of the transition to democracy, the so-called Rainbow Nation has become tarnished in recent years. The country’s economic growth rates have declined and in 2014 the Nigerian economy was formally recognised as being larger than that of South Africa. The ruling African National Congress struggles with internal ethical challenges and leadership gaps while growth levels and investor confidence have declined because of the uncertain regulatory framework. Africa and the Middle East are likely to retain their position as the two regions with the highest conflict burden globally for the foreseeable future Set out in its National Development Plan, South Africa is caught in a middle-income trap.


Name of Ethiopia is written 44 times in the bible. It is not only a matter wealth. It is also a matter of history, independence, military, politics, diplomacy etc… In all perspective you could not find any country which is more influential like ETHIOPIA in Africa.


Ethiopia defeated Italian colonials at Adwa, then Africans realized a black man is capable of saying No! to Europeans. Ethiopia (along with Russia) is the only sovereign nation that hasn’t been ruled by a foreign power, (A privilege even US, UK never enjoyed) Africans knew that it’s possible to be still be Black and yet mighty over history. Ethiopia drew its calendar from the beginning (commemorated new millennium just 5 yrs ago -) writes with its own alphabet system (ሀለሐመሠረሰቀበተቸ .. if your Unicode sys captures it), it’s own version of Christianity not dictated by European guns, Then Africans learned it’s possible to draw Black-man’s version of lifestyle.
Ethiopian Airways: Ethiopia has its airline in 1940s when others were suffering from evils, the first black African to captain those crafts – Ato Alemayehu is Ethiopian. The first black African who won Olympic gold Abebe Bikila in 1950s bare-footed on the streets of Rome, that Ethiopia defeated twice within 40 years of colonial agression – he said he run bare foot because he “… wanted to show that my country, Ethiopia has always defeated with courage and commitment.”


More Arab than African and with a recorded civilisation going back centuries, Egypt is one of the first nation states in the world. It regained its independence (from Britain) in 1953 – earlier than Algeria, Nigeria or South Africa. Since independence, Egyptian politics (and also much of its economy) have been dominated by the influence of its armed forces. Although it has one of the largest and most diversified economies in the Middle East and Africa, recent years have seen it embroiled in turmoil. 1953 african futures paper 14 • March 2015 7 In 2011 President Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as the widespread popular protests of the Arab Spring spread across North Africa.


Egyptian architecture and the low-perspective, hieratic styles of Egyptian art have undergone several revivals in the Western world. Various obelisks have been carried off as trophies by colonial powers, or bestowed as gifts by Egyptian leaders, and these stand in a number of locations far from Egypt. The “Cleopatra’s Needles” that stand in London, Paris, and New York City are examples of these transported obelisks. Egyptian architectural motifs appear in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,[1] andAthanasius Kircher’s Oedipus Aegyptiacus contains a fanciful attempt to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics.


Kenya is a powerhouse in human resource capital. With the most educated population on the continent its also the fastest growing ICT hub in the continent. Its infrustructural development is fast catching up with south Africa and other Arab African countries. Its main strength is o its human capital where its professional traverse the globe.


It was recently voted as the one of the best places to live in the world…in terms of its humanitarian efforts. This follows the vast number of refugees hosted in camps around Kenya, this shows we are the best neighbors ever. Everyday you hear illegal immigrants comes from Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and even Ethiopia..they all come here seeking for greener pasture, and save for the recent insecurities encountered, Kenya used to accomodate them.
Kenya is already have a working space agency with working satellite in Malindi. The government is planing to start a space programme that will send working satellites in space to help man Kenyan boarders. As from 2008 the government introduced courses in its universities on space exploration, like astrophysics and astronomy. Also with growing uptake of technology and the grand ICT plan of building an ICT park in Kenya like the one in California Kenya is showing great potential.


Morocco is undeniably becoming a strategic platform to address the African continent. An increasing number of global companies choose to step in, first in Morocco, to then gain a faster access to other African markets. Its geographic proximity to Europe, its political stability and its competitive workforce constitute a powerful advantage.


This is especially true for the aeronautics sub-contracting market. However, the country has still a long way to go to be among the top performers in this sector.

While many North African countries have seen violent uprisings over the last two years as part of the Arab Spring and suffered economically as a result, Morocco has avoided the carnage and instead furthered its appeal as one of Africa’s top business destinations. The centerpiece of that appeal is its burgeoning aeronautical industry, which has drawn hundreds of millions of investment dollars since 2010 from American and European aeronautical companies.


Nigeria, the country with the largest economic and power potential on the continent, faces different challenges from the other countries of the Big Five – although it shares a common history with Ethiopia, Egypt and Algeria, having experienced 33 years of military rule since independence in 1960. The Nigerian economy is dominated by its hydrocarbon sector, which suppresses the development of other economic sectors, manufacturing in particular, by increasing the relative value of its currency, the naira.


Despite the recent diversification of the economy, with new sectors contributing to the country’s GDP, 90% of Nigeria’s export revenue still comes from oil.22 To a large extent, the increase in Africa’s role globally will be driven by the future weight of Nigeria Politics in Nigeria are particularly complex and violent, with many ethnic, religious and social fault lines across society. Deeply entrenched corruption and low levels of government efficiency characterise a country facing huge governance challenges. In 2014 Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Nigeria lowest of the Big Five, at 136 out of 175 countries in the survey, which is significantly below the ranking of the other four.

However, in terms of economic potential, no African country can compete with Nigeria. According to the IFs model used in this paper, Nigeria’s GDP is forecast to grow from slightly over $525 billion in 2014 to slightly over $4.2 trillion by 2040. By 2040 the IFs Base Case forecast is that Nigeria will constitute slightly less than 2% of the global economy, up from 0.7% in 2014. To a large extent, the increase in Africa’s role globally will therefore be driven by the future weight of Nigeria – a country that by 2040 will have the fourth largest population in the world after India, China and the US.

 7. Uganda

Ugandan army may not be the most advanced in Africa but it has show that it is the most courageous and it has proved its self better than most force from the rest of Africa from 1993 when participated in stopping the Rwanda genocide,protected the Kenyans in 2008, fought the Rwandan rebel in Congo up to date, when its keeping peace in southern Sudan and largely in Somalia which was abandoned by most Africans great powers like the south Africa and the African Arab countries.


Uganda was among the first sub-Saharan African countries to embrace market reforms in the late 1980s and graduated as a mature reformer in 2006 with sound economic fundamentals and much improved governance. Real GDP growth accelerated from an average of 6.5 per cent year-on-year in the 1990s to over 7 per cent during the 10 years leading up to 2009-10. Not surprisingly, Uganda qualifies as one of the few durable African success stories.

8. Rwanda

The unmistakable sense of national pride that Rwandans display is truly impressive and the powerful leadership and commitment to peace and development shown by President Kagame and his government is the engine that moves this country forward. Every citizen of Rwanda can be immensely proud of their country as one of the greatest development success stories in the world today, indisputably against all conceivable odds.


And how is this even possible? Because Rwandans chose love over fear, hope over despair, forgiveness and reconciliation over revenge and violence, and progress and development over corruption and futility. That is precisely why the world loves Rwanda so much, and why we speak with such passion and conviction when we encourage everyone to visit this fascinating place and witness it firsthand, even if there is only ever one place they will see in their lives outside of their home country, it should be Rwanda – because make no mistake, Rwanda will change your life.
Military Prowess: Rwanda’s armed forces is quite efficient. It is known for its impressive light infantry operations and anti-guerrilla warfare.

 The UN itself recognises their skills, especially in the area of civil-military operations, after their deployment in different UN missions.

9. Zimbabwe

God fearing nation…..with lots of potential..Take away sanctions, zimbabwe is a lion with a stone heart. They told y0u on BBC that their people starve because they don’t know how to farm but tell me who is feeding them today. Take away the American and European sanctions and  the nation will rise from the ashes like the phoenix.

Journalists scramble to take shots of Mugabe in Rome

The only country that has not followed conventional development strategies as directed by the western countries. though structural changes implemented by the Mugabe regime have resulted in economic backsliding, the fortunes of the country will become better as new structures start a new and forward thrust. The advantage is localisation of the vast economic wealth/ dividends moving forward as opposed to recording good GDP when in actual fact the country is nothing but a western resource extraction ground.
 These economic adavntages coupled with the hardworking nature of general zimbabweans, high literacy and a highly capable and desciplined military favour zimbabwe to emerge as the nuclues of african economic and military power. this natuarally will see accumulated wealth by the local people being used to invest and influence sorrounding countries and probably creating the mightiest global country spanning from DRC to Cape town and from Mozambique to Angola. it is the ability to think outside the box and emulate what western countries do without following what they say that differentiate zimbabwe from the rest.


Much like Egypt, Algeria is trapped in stasis. And similar to Egypt and Nigeria, the Algerian military has played a major role in domestic politics since independence in 1962 – gained after a brutal war with France that lasted eight years and traumatised both countries. Its ailing and elderly president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has won four consecutive elections since 1999.


Unlike Egypt, Algeria was narrowly able to avoid much of the impact from the Arab Spring, which started in neighbouring Tunisia at the end of 2010. But the fallout from the NATO intervention in Libya, which finally clinched the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, ignited turmoil in the region, particularly along Algeria’s eastern and southern borders with Libya, Mali and Niger. Tensions between Algeria and Morocco, to the west, complete the picture of a country located in a hostile neighbourhood. Although it contributes little to peacekeeping, Algeria has the highest military expenditure among the Big Five and in Africa as a whole.

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Game of Thrones Star Teases Daenerys Fate in Final Season

Game of Thrones Star Teases Daenerys Fate in Final Season

In just a few short days, Game of Thrones Season 7 will finally be upon us, with the season premiere airing Sunday, July 16 at 9 PM ET on HBO. Since there has been very little released about the new season, and the eighth and final season that will follow in either 2018 or 2019, a new tidbit from Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke, could prove to be quite interesting. During a new interview promoting this upcoming season, the actress made it clear that she will not be returning for any of the other spin-off shows that have been in development, which could mean that Daenerys will not survive Season 8. Here’s what she had to say below.

“It’s a really interesting season in terms of some loose ends that have been tied, some really satisfying plot points, some things where you’re like, ‘Oh, my God. I forgot about that!’ Rumors are going to be confirmed or denied. I mean, I have no doubt there’ll be prequels and sequels and who knows what else. But I am doing one more season. And then that’ll be it. It makes me emotional to think about. It’s my beginning, middle and end, the single thing that has changed me most as an adult.”

While the actress doesn’t actually say her Daenerys Targaryencharacter will be killed in the final season, during her Rolling Stoneinterview, it’s clear she has no plans on reprising the role beyond the eighth and final season. As of now, the spin-off shows that are currently in development are all said to be prequels, set before the events of the flagship series, although no plot specifics have been released about any of these shows. While we’ll have to wait and see what happens to Daenerys, the actress did drop an interesting tidbit about this season.

“Spoiler alert. I normally don’t spend very much time in Belfast, but this last season I spent a little more time there.”

For the uninitiated, Belfast, Ireland is the production hub of Game of Thrones, where all of the Kings Landing scenes are filmed. We last saw Daenerys setting sail across the Narrow Sea to Westeros, with a massive fleet and army as she prepared for her quest to claim the Iron Throne as hers. It has since been confirmed that, before heading to King’s Landing, she will return to her ancestral homeland of Dragonstone. This tiny tidbit could mean that her plans are ultimately successful, and that she may in fact end up on the Iron Throne after all, but that’s only speculation at this point.

As for the Game of Thrones final season, it has been confirmed that the season will only span six episodes, but there has also been talk that each of those episodes may be feature-length, with six 90-minute episodes. While the episode count would still be shorter than a traditional season of 10 one-hour episodes, these six 90-minute episodes would equate to nine hours of programming for the final episodes. Hopefully we’ll find out more details as we get closer and closer to the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere on Sunday, July 16 at 9 PM ET on HBO.

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25 Cool Websites to Look at When You’re Bored

25 Cool Websites to Look at When You’re Bored

Scrolling through your Facebook feed for new updates gets pretty old, pretty fast. When boredom sets in, a list of a few interesting and really cool websites with regularly updated content sure can come in handy.

The trouble is that there’s almost too much to look at on the internet these days, and you could literally spend your whole day browsing and searching for the most interesting stories, photos, jokes, articles or videos that are actually really good, and not just complete garbage. Lucky for you, stumbling across this list will save you from wasting time trying to find a few gems out there.

If you need to kill some time or just want to find a couple new interesting sites to fill in some of those empty spots in your bookmarks list, feel free to take a look at the following hip, trendy and cool websites to add to your collection.

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Bored Panda

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Could the name of this website be any more appropriate? Bored Panda is the place you want to be when you want to discover interesting and visually appealing content. It’s a blog that publishes regular updates on the coolest finds in travel, photography, illustration, animals, DIY, technology, design and all sorts of other great categories. You can also create an account to vote posts up or down. More »

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Brain Pickings

Brain Pickings


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Boredom doesn’t mean you should distract yourself with the simplest and most mind-numbing content out there on the web. Try expanding your knowledge by diving deep into the incredibly useful and thought-provoking blog posts on Brain Pickings, a blog run by MIT fellow Maria Popova, who does all the research and writing for each post.

You can probably expect to find a few good books to add to your reading list just by subscribing to this blog. More »

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TED Talk


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TED has become a powerful organization in spreading ideas and knowledge. The nonprofit organization hosts conferences around the world where people of all walks of life share their amazing ideas and experiences through short speaking gigs.

If you have a pair of headphones handy, you should definitely check out this site. You can find video talks on practically any subject you’re interested in. More »

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Laughing Squid

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Laughing Squid is one of my personal favorite blogs to check out. You can find all sorts of highly visual posts about art, culture and technology on this site, most of which are photos and videos.

It’s updated with several new posts a day featuring the newest, freshest content. Posts are kept pretty short too, making it perfect for browsing casually. More »

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Incredible Things

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If you’re more interested in just discovering really wacky products and inventive ideas, Incredible Things has you covered. This is a blog where you can find stuff that will blow you away in all sorts of different categories like food, home, fashion pets and even more obscure ones like WTF and NSFW.

This blog isn’t updated quite as frequently as some of the other blogs on this list, but you can still expect to stumble across a few good new posts during weekdays. More »

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Vsauce is an incredibly popular and successful YouTube channel (with several spinoff channels) that has attracted over 10 million subscribers. Videos focus on interesting educational content where channel creator Michael Stevens teaches viewers about all sorts of amazing topics, almost resembling a modern day Bill Nye the Science Guy.

On the Vsauce website, you can browse through and watch videos across all Vsauce channels.  More »

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Love weird stuff? Then you need to check out Oddee, one of the web’s larges and most popular blogs featuring the craziest, strangest and most bizarre content you probably won’t find anywhere else.

Most posts are numbered lists, complete with lots of photos and videos for you to look at. Categories include art, signs, places, objects, ads, science, medicine, home design, names, people, gifts, stories, tech and more. More »

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Archie McPhee’s Geyser of Awesome

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Archie McPhee is a novelty store that sells all sorts of crazy, wacky stuff (like those iconic horse masks). Their blog, the “Geyser of Awesome” is a blog worth checking out. Posts are a combination of weird and awesome, with lots of photos plus descriptions and sources beneath them.

The Geyser of Awesome blog is also a Tumblr blog, so if you’ve got Tumblr, follow it to stay updated! More »

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Funny or Die

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Love comedy? Then Funny or Die is where you need to be. This website is completely dedicated to featuring hilarious sketches from users, comedians and celebrities.

The site is well known for providing some of the funniest and most exclusive video content. Since users can also vote on anything, there’s no need to sift through the junky stuff first before you discover some really great content. More »

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College Humor

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Another big comedy website worth visiting is College Humor, a place where you can find all sorts of wildly entertaining and hilarious articles, videos and photos.

The website also has a popular YouTube channel of over 10 million subscribers, featuring original video content designed to make you laugh.  More »

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If you’re experiencing boredom and have never experienced the endless amazement of StumbleUpon, then now’s your chance. StumbleUpon is a service that’s comparable to TV channel flipping through Internet sites.

You can “stumble” across sites based on your interests, and you can give them a thumbs up or thumbs down to let StumbleUpon know what you do and don’t like.More »

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The Useless Web

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Need a little something more entertaining than StumbleUpon? The Useless Web is a website that’s somewhat similar, except that its only goal is to show you the most pointless websites that exist on the internet. Just click the big pink button to discover one, and it will automatically open in a new tab.

You can even submit one of your own using the link at the bottom if you want. More »

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Do you like animated GIFs? You know, those images without sound that move for a few seconds and then start all over again? If you do, you’ll love Giphy.

Giphy is the Internet’s search engine for GIFs. Even if you have nothing to search for, you can just look at what’s trending on the front page or spend some time browsing through the categories. More »

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The Oatmeal

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Created by Matthew Inman a.k.a. “The Oatmeal,” his popular humor website caters to the avid comic lover and quiz taker. His wacky drawings are mainly based on relatable life situations, education, and crazy stories that would never be possible in real life.

Some of the jokes may seem rude to certain folks, but the average, laidback Internet user can probably get a great kick out of them. More »

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Surely you’ve heard of BuzzFeed by now. It’s only one of the most popular sites online for everything that’s viral, newsworthy and even pointless.

You can find everything from fun quizzes and listicles made of GIFs, to breaking news and long-form journalism. If you need some major distraction, BuzzFeed is the place to go. More »

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Cyanide and Happiness



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If webcomics are your thing, then you have to be familiar with Cyanide and Happiness–one of the most popular and funniest webcomics out there.

There’s a new webcomic every day, but you can also head on over to the website and press the question mark button over and over again to view random comics.More »

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This is a new website where you get to know more about online gambling, live predictions on different sports, game statistics, live score, and live streaming on different kinds of sports from around the world. It’s cool right? There are even a few samples of betting sites that handle international transactions which you can visit straight from that site! I was just taken aback by this site because this is something i had not seen all in one place. We had to hover all over the internet for this info but if you are an online gambler this is the place to be because everything is now available in one place. The site also comes with reports on sports news and other exciting articles that do not fall under sport just to spruise up things. If you havent been there follow this link and take a look for yourself:

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Reddit is referred to as “the front page of the internet.” It’s a community board split up into sections of categories or interests. Users submit links to articles, photos or videos they think are worth sharing, and anyone can upvote them or downvote them.

The most upvoted links get pushed to the top. If StumbleUpon isn’t your thing, Reddit may be a good alternative. More »

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If you get a kick out of misspelled wording and poorly written grammar, Engrish.commay be the site for you.

This is a site that takes photos from all over the world of things like signs or product packaging that are riddled with spelling and grammatical mistakes, or just convey an entirely different message due to translation errors and extreme unfamiliarity with the English language. More »

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Hyperbole and a Half



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Hyperbole and a Half is a Blogger blog that was created by Allie Brosh, a young woman with a talent for telling her left story through detailed Microsoft Paint drawings. She says her blog is not really a web comic, but it’s not really a blog either.

Whatever it is, it’s a wonderfully colorful and comedic site to browse through. If you love whimsical drawings of dogs, rainbows and other things, then you’re bound to really fall in love with this one. More »

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According to their slogan, Cracked is “America’s Only Humor Site Since 1958.” Cracked is famous for their timeless list posts. Columnists and contributing writers craft witty, funny articles on topics ranging from history to TV & movies to internet tech.

They have a hilariously creative video section as well. Although its a bit less reliant on visual content compared to the first two sites on this list, the articles on Cracked are well worth reading and sharing again and again. More »

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The FAIL blog has been around for much longer than a lot of these other sites have, and thanks to its great content, it’s still going strong. Part of the I Can Has Cheezburger network, Fail Blog is a site that is most known for its humorous pictures depicting disastrous and often stupid situations.

All photos have the caption “FAIL” included somewhere on the photo. Fail Blog incorporates video into their site in addition to photos. More »

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OMG Facts



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OMG Facts brings you some of the most interesting facts online as voted by their site audience. All facts are thoroughly researched and include topics in history, science, politics, sex and more.

You can submit your own fact if you have an idea to help contribute to the site. You can also browse through their Top Facts section for some of the most top voted facts on the site. More »

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Damn You Auto Correct!



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If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably had to deal with an extra text or two explaining an accidental word change as a result of your phone’s auto correction.

Damn You Auto Correct features tons of funny texts between people who experience all the communication problems that come with auto correct on a mobile device. You might be surprised to discover what kinds of words accidentally pops up when we really mean something else. More »

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Awkward Family Photos

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Almost everyone has an old photo from back in the day that is just too embarrassing to look at now. It seems as though families all over the world are all flocking to Awkward Family Photos to submit their hilarious and retro photos there.

From terrible hairdos and outfits to costume-themed family portraits, it’s no surprise that this site is such a huge hit on the internet. Submit your own awkward family photo and see if it pops on the site eventually! More »

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