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UV Light Tattoos

Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays (from 400 nm to 10 nm in wavelength). These geeky tattoos can only be seen under a black light lamp, which emits long-wave UVA radiation and little visible light. Fluorescent black light lamps use a phosphor on the inner tube surface, which emits UVA light instead of visible light. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five funniest parking lot FAILS.

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Russian Spy Gadgets

The KGB's main functions were foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, operative-investigatory activities, guarding the State Border of the USSR, guarding the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the Soviet Government, organization and ensuring of government communications as well as combating nationalism, dissent, and anti-Soviet activities. Here are some of the gadgets and weapons they used during the Cold War. Continue reading to see more.

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Japanese Curry

Getting creative with your food by adding in a few additional garnishes is one thing, these Japanese chefs have gone the extra mile and used everyday items to create works of art, like the panda curry you see above. Other examples include: a rice bear covered with an omelet blanket, several bento box art creations, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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NES Games Collection

Did you know that back in the day, Nintendo took steps to stop game rentals, but didn't take any formal legal action until Blockbuster Video began to make game rentals a large-scale service? That's right, they claimed that renting games would significantly hurt sales and drive up the cost of games. Nintendo lost the lawsuit, but did win on a claim of copyright infringement. Blockbuster was banned from including original, copyrighted instruction booklets with their rented games. In compliance with the ruling, Blockbuster produced their own short instructions - usually in the form of a small booklet, card, or label stuck on the back of the rental box. Continue reading for more.

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Anker USB Charger

Anker's 40W 5-Port USB Charger is currently being offered for only $19.99 with coupon code: 20DF7105, today only, originally priced at $49.99. With an industry-leading 40 watt output among 5 ports, charge any combination of power- hungry phones, tablets or other USB-charged devices simultaneously. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 20DF7105 during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for another test video, more images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • PowerIQTM technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple and other devices by enabling charging speeds of up to 8 amps among 5 ports or 2.4 amps per port.

  • The size of a deck of playing cards (3.6 x 2.3 x 1.0in / 9.1 x 5.8 x 2.5cm) and unibody design for added portability.

  • Industrial-grade materials and premium circuitry ensure lifetime reliability.

  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel.


[via Amazon]

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Insanity

Let's face it, the drudgery of work, school, or whatever your daily routine consists of really wears you down. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep things fresh, or at least interesting. For example, adding "in accordance with the prophecy" to the end of your sentences will definitely leave more than a few people scratching their heads. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who decides to race the London Tube.

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4K iPhone Camera

Vizzywig 4K app is made for those with more money than sense, as just tacking on a few hundred more dollars will get you a Panasonic Lumix GH4. This software claims that it's the "world's first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video." This is possible because instead of capturing video normally, it does so by shooting 4K-resolution photographs at a rate of 24 photos a second while recording synced audio on the side. iTunes Page. Continue reading for a actual 4K test footage shot with an iPhone and the app.

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Polaroid Z2300

Modern instant film cameras were invented by American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the Land Camera, in 1948, a year after unveiling instant film in New York City. The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in 1923 by Samuel Shlafrock. Fujifilm is now the only remaining supplier of instant film in the United States. Camera models sold by Polaroid now print the image on a small card, rather than develop the image, but it does emerge from the camera in a short time. Continue reading to see some of the coolest models out on the market today.

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Oculus VR Headset

For those who have been living under a rock and have never heard of this product, Oculus VR is basically a virtual reality technology company founded by Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe. Their first product, still in development, is the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted display for immersive virtual reality (VR). It utilizes a set of lenses on the screen to focus and reshape an image for each eye, which creates the 3D image illusion. This image matches a wearer's movements and makes it seem as if they have stepped into the realistic world they are seeing in front of them - with 360° views. Continue reading for more.

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Up Close Animal Eyes

Photo credit: Suren Manveylan

Photographer Suren Manevlyan unveils his newest macro eye close-ups in a photo series titled "Animal eyes 3." In addition to photography, Manvlyan is also teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School for the last decade. From 1997 to 2011, he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading to see more of his latest work.

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