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Puns have long been the ugly stepchildren of comedy, derided for generations as the dull weapon of choice of trying-too-hard dads and uncles. But what was once considered the lowest form of humour has quietly risen in the ranks, and in recent years, the pun has gotten a makeover. Thanks to the rise of competitive punning events, including Brooklyn's seven-year old Punderdome event, punning has started to resemble something like art, or at least colourful graffiti.


Those who can, can't always teach. When you've studied a skill for years, it can be hard to break down your steps and remember what new learners don't know. Which is how you end up writing instructions like the above, which Reddit user kdesh titled "Step 1. Threaten the coconut with a machete".


A good sense of humour isn't just a way to make your workday more pleasurable, it can also help you perform better (and get ahead). Forbes notes that a playful atmosphere can be incredibly conducive for ideation in creative fields: it helps turn off that part of your brain that monitors your own behaviour and feel self-conscious.


Drupal developer Martin Valasek has compiled a series of animated GIFs illustrating common moments in a developer's daily life. The one you can see above is captioned 'When I manage to replace 200 lines of the algorithm by only 10 lines'.


An unrealistic fantasy of most guys (nerds?) is to forge their own sword and wield it on the field of battle. Instructables user Mrballeng will show you how to forge your own Excalibur letter opener and wield it on the field of bill opening.