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Automotive designer friends Pawel Wisniewski and Jans Slapins decided to mix classic rat rod design with supercars to bring you the Lamborghini Rat Rod. It seats 4 and made from lightweight carbon fiber. Powering this beast is a a twin-turbo small block V8 engine, mated to a sequential 6-speed transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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If you're a technology enthusiast, none of these may come as a surprise, but for others, you may be surprised that Apple pulled some of their most recent ideas from other places, gadgets. Take for example, Siri, the voice service itself is powered by Nuance and its original interface borrowed ideas from Xiaoi Bot, an Android app released in 2010. However, there's nothing wrong with improving upon existing ideas, like how Facebook improved upon the now almost defunct MySpace. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what an ultra busy intersection is like with no traffic lights.

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Matthew Albanese is a master of shooting surreal scenes, but unlike other photographers, his versions involve "the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes." That's right, every aspect, from the construction to the lighting of the final model, is meticulously preplanned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. The end results combine play on scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting. Continue reading for more.

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Chaos theory says that small inputs in an enormously complex system can produce large-scale outputs. This is the aforementioned butterfly effect: When a butterfly flaps its wings in South America, a thunderstorm can develop a few continents away -- over Brisbane, Australia, let's say. Scientists now propose that the evolution of our solar system may adhere to chaos theory and that billions of years into the future, Earth could collide with either Venus or Mars. Or, in more recent times, several million years, the moon will start orbiting Venus. Continue reading for more.

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Chinese architect and designer Ruan Hao has unveiled CATable - designed for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS - a table that lets you work while your cat(s) play, without disrupting each other. Called a "paradise for cats" by its creator, "the thick table has a network of smooth wooden tunnels that are just the right size for your feline friend to creep and crawl through," says Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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What you're looking at above is a confluence, and in geography, this refers is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. It's either the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania creating the Ohio River. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of quite possibly the deadliest trash can you'll ever see.

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A light pillar is basically a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. The light can come from the Sun (usually at or low to the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. Continue reading for five more incredible facts you may not have known about this natural phenomenon.

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French duo and Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen, along with partner Vince Reffet, took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, on Monday April 21, 2014, claiming the new Guinness World Record Title of the "Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building", exhibiting their astonishing base jumping skills. This jump was only made possible with the construction of a 3 X 1 meter platform at the very top of the pinnacle and was an immense task in itself. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Geeks with pets know that it's not uncommon to have something go missing only to have it turn up later in chewed up shape, or even flat out broken. However, the perpetrator may elude you for months, but eventually, you'll spot a hand out of nowhere, like the example above. Continue reading for more funny photos that show why geeks always blame animals when things go missing around the house.

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Here's what creator Mark Phillips and his Arizona-based company, Lipsmark, LLC, has to say about Palcohol: "It varies per version but basically, alcohol [...] and in the cocktail versions, natural flavorings and Sucralose as a sweetener. The ingredients of each version are listed on the front of the package. Palcohol is gluten free." The company says that adding five ounces of liquid to a packet of Palcohol would be "equal to a standard mixed drink." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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