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Above: Photo of Bill Gates holding a sign reading, "As some of you may know, I'm Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought you Windows XP, right?" Sorry to break it to the tens of thousands of folks who've already spammed it all over Facebook, but this is a Photoshop prank, and a fairly obvious one at that. In the original, undoctored image, taken in February 2013 during an AMA session on, the sign simply said, "Hi Reddit, This is Bill Gates." Cf.
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OMG Facts - Your Mind. Blown. The ADE-651 is a device marketed as a bomb detector. It is used widely in Iraq for that very purpose, and has generated millions of pounds in profits for it's developer, Jim McCormick, and his company ATSC. There is, however, just one problem: The ADE-651 is literally a useless hunk of plastic, and does not detect bombs, or anything for that matter. The product was banned in 2010 and Jim McCormick was finally convicted of fraud in April 2013. OMG Facts - Your Mind. Blown.
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