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Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus is essentially a species of shape-shifting octopus capable of impersonating other local species and/or predators. They can instantly change their skin color and / or texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock, a poisonous sea snake, and even nearby coral through pigment sacs known as chromatophores. It's currently the only known marine creature that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of someone who hacked a black & white television for HDMI gaming fun.

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Copy iPad

Chewbacca Mom proved that just about anything can make you an internet superstar, and more often than not, it all starts with a mistake. For example, this person discovered that someone at their office tried to copy an iPad screen, literally, while trying to capture a screenshot. This fiasco eventually made its way online and has been shared millions of times by social media users on Facebook, Instagram, and more. Continue reading for more example who became famous online for all the wrong reasons.

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LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052

The LEGO Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter 42052 includes several motorized functions, and it's being offered for only $104.05 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. Activate the included Power Functions motor to spin the contra-rotating rotors, lower the loading ramp, open the cargo bay doors, lower the winch and hoist up the included cargo. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video and more information. Click here for a few bonus LEGO creations.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Injustice

To celebrate the third anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung has revealed a Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge, which not only mixes black and gold accents, but also includes a golden batarang. This limited edition model also boasts "enhanced hardware and software capability" in addition to larger battery designed for mobile gaming. Some bundles will include a Gear VR headset for added immersion. No word yet on pricing, but expect it to hit stores in China, Singapore, Korea, Latin America and Russia, next month. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Apple Repair is a massive joke.

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Lightning 7000 FPS

Professor Ningyu Liu of the Florida Institute of Technology's Geospace Physics Laboratory used a high-speed camera to capture lightning strikes over Melbourne, Florida at 7,000 frames per second. About 70% of lightning occurs over land in the tropics where atmospheric convection is the greatest. This occurs from both the mixture of warmer and colder air masses, as well as differences in moisture concentrations, and it generally happens at the boundaries between them. Continue reading for another video showing amazing upwards lightning.

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X-Float Home

Love cruising, and just relaxing by the river? If so, then you'll definitely want to look into these X-Float prefab homes by architecture firm Agaligo Studio. Located on the River Kwai in Thailand, each one of these living spaces offer plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazed windows for breathtaking water / mountain views, especially while up on the rooftop terrace. Continue reading for 9 more pictures and information.

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GoFoil SUP Hydrofoil

A hydrofoil board is basically a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds. Laird Hamilton, a prominent figure in the invention of big wave tow-in surfing, later discovered the foilboard's capability to harness swell energy with the use of a jet ski, pulling the rider into a wave. Now, the GoFoil SUP brings this invention to paddle boarding. Some compare this experience to "taking flight", as the board lifts from the water between 4-8mph, depending on wave push, positive angle and rider weight. Once airborne the foil takes over and then it is a matter of hunting the trough of the wave and looking for swells to link up. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one on how to build your own virtual reality-ready PC for under $800.

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Ad vs. Reality Food

More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.

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Solar Power Bank

The X-DRAGON's 10,000mAh Solar Power Bank is great for hikes, or just any outdoor activity, and it's being offered for only $18.99, today only, originally $59.99. Charge two devices at the same time while on the go, thanks to the quick 2.1A charging ports provided. Its silicone accents protect it from rain, dirt, electric shocks and even drops. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Wooden VW Beetle

Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.

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