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What's the weirdest thing you've found inside a PC?

Discovered on the My eXtreme PC Facebook group and submitted by a fan, sometimes you really have to sit back and think about what weird and wonderful things appear within your own, friends or clients PCs.




Personally I've found a fork located within my computer a few years back, probably due to the fact I eat meals at my computer - this comes alongside numerous stories of dead animals, insects and possibly even small household pets.


If you're thinking about taking on Cooler Master's cool Nutella thermal paste trick, it's extremely likely that you're going to take in some fairly nasty inhabitants of your own.


Take a look below for a few more awkward, weird and unusual PC-dwellers (including dust) within and feel free to share your own.

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The next WD40? Nutella is apparently a great thermal paste

Thanks to Cooler Master, I've ascended one step closer toward the PC Master Race pearly gates by learning that Nutella can not only be used as a delicious snack, filling or spread - it's also built to keep your CPU cool under load, working as a replacement for thermal paste.



Move over WD40, it seems that we're going to start using Nutella for everything now. This isn't a joke either - however don't expect your spreadable conductor to last, made note that your new super-material will dry out quickly and stop working within a short time period.


This video was made and released on world Nutella day - what better way to celebrate?

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Fourth grader suspended for threatening classmate with the One ring

Aiden Steward, a fourth grader was suspended from his school after officials decided that he threatened to use his magic ring to make another boy disappear.




The Odessa American reported: "His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" last weekend. His son brought a ring to his class at Kermit Elementary School and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear. Steward said the principal said threats to another child's safety would not be tolerated - whether magical or not. Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on the matter. "All student stuff is confidential," Greer said. She referred a call from the Odessa American to Kermit ISD Superintendent Bill Boyd, who did not return a phone call".


The New York Daily News also reported "I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence. If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back".

2014 Game of the Year like you've never seen before - Mega64 style

Every single year Todd and Aaron from Mega64 release their game awards in style, throwing in various curve-ball categories like the 'biggest thing I don't care about' and 'girl'.



If you're into over-the-top and dry humor, these guys will certainly tickle your fancy - however Rayman fans beware, you're in for a bad time. There's also some vulgar language located within, so please keep this away from the kids.


If you're looking for a bit of insight into the madness, the video description reads: "In keeping with the times, Todd and Aaron return for another awards show with safety in mind. Shedding their past reputations with the help of a legal attorney, the duo hopes to create a more politically correct production. Safe for the whole family, these awards hope to inspire others to become better people in the new year 2015."

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Tennis made fun for all - watch Djokovic play against a tank

If you're not feeling the fun of the Australian Open Tennis series, an Aussie filmmaker and visual effects genius Michael Shanks has created his own version of the popular sporting event - seeing Novak Djokovic play a tennis match against a beastly M1 Abrahams tank.



Although not set out as a full match, this 58 second video is worth a quick look - as long as you're not one of the members of the live audience.

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Comcast stuffs customers bill up, changes his name to "A**hole"

One of Comcast's customers in Spokane, Washington won't be too happy with his bill. Ricardo Brown received his last bill, but his first name was misspelled as "Asshole".




Comcast has confirmed to Ars Technica that the name was genuinely misspelled, and that the company is looking into technology solutions so that this will never happen again. Comcast is also looking at its internal training methods for its representatives, so that customers are treated with respect. Ricardo had this happen after he and his wife decided to cancel their Comcast TV service.


When the press started getting a hold of the story, Comcast contacted Brown saying that the employee responsible for the name change would be fired. On top of that, the $60 cancellation fee they had to pay would be waived, and that the account name would be corrected. An update to BoardingArea's story stated that Comcast "offer[ed] her a full refund for the last two years and two years of service at no charge".

You have 24 hours to read this book before it self destructs

In something that feels like it's right out of a James Bond movie or Inspector Gadget, James Patterson is giving away 1000 copies of a self-destructing digital advance copy of his latest novel, Private Vegas.



If you don't feel like you're stepping on the side of craziness, well, there's a real self-destructing copy of the book that costs $294,038. This copy includes a dedicated bomb squad, and more. You could spend nearly $300,000 in a much better way - feel free to donate it for me for example - but hey, if you want a self-destructing book and your own bomb squad, you know where to go.

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Co-workers interrupting you? This flag will tell them, be gone!

An open office is a blessing and a curse - we're not talking about the program either. Quite often its easy for them to interrupt your workflow when you're in the middle of important projects, so GreyNut have developed this little product they call the Luxafor - a small light-up flag that will alert others of your 'busy status'.




Something like a real-life Skype setting, this flag uses a simple red and green lighting option connected via USB to a simple app installed on your PC. The little flag will also raise when certain applications have been opened, if you st it to do so. They've even included things like email notification and the ability to make you a morning coffee - without the last part.


If they reach $42,000 in crowdfunding, this device may become a reality. If you're keen to donate to the project, feel free to head over to their Kickstarter page and made your pledge.

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Looking to smuggle iPhones through Chinese customs? Don't do this

A man traveling from Hong Kong to China was noticed by authorities in Futian Port to look a little odd. They described him as having a "weird walking posture, joint stiffness, muscle tension..." so they pulled him aside for some quick checks.




The result was 94 iPhone's strapped to his body, hindering his movement just a touch. After arriving to check-in with two plastic bags, nothing suspicious was found, however after walking through the metal detector a few warning bells were sounded.


I'm not exactly sure how he thought he was going to get away with it, but maybe next time he should try something a little different.

Water and electricity sometimes do mix - here's a power faucet

Interested in something a little different? The Power Tap is a mimic of a water faucet, however instead of providing water for use, it spills out electricity for your USB-powered devices.




Shaped like a general faucet, this product works as a standard USB port, giving you a handle on the top to turn the power on and off. Originally launched in the UK, it hasn't made its way abroad yet.


Said to help save energy, when the handle is turned to 'off', the tap will use 85 percent less power than when it's on - explaining that the other 15 percent is used to power the light on top, which indicated red for off and blue for on.

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