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Darwin Awards

There are some things you read that really are puzzling to say the least, and these crazy, yet true, stories fall under that category. If you're not familiar with the Darwin Awards, they're basically a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions circa 1985, recognizing individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool by their own actions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what goes on in the cabin of a plane when there's engine failure.

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King Fredere

This antique cabinet is over 200 years old and was handcrafted ing Abraham (1711-1793) and David Roentgen's (1743-1807) workshop. This writing cabinet is crowned with a chiming clock and features finely designed marquetry panels as well as elaborate mechanisms that allow for doors and drawers to be opened automatically at the touch of a button. It was owned by King Frederick William II and best known for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity, and sheer size. Continue reading for video showing exactly how this exquisite marvel works.

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Ring Clock

Many of you have already seen the "Ring Clock", but this gadget is currently in the production stages, and will hit stores soon. According to its creators, "it is green with no wasted energy because in real time, when you want, it shows the time... rotation kinetic energy will give the power to the LED lights." Continue reading for more cool pocket-sized gadgets every geek should have.

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Ninja Cat

It was not until the 15th century that spies were specially trained for their purpose. It was around this time that the word shinobi appeared to define and clearly identify ninja as a secretive group of agents. The ninja were stealth soldiers and mercenaries hired mostly by daimyos. Their primary roles were those of espionage and sabotage, although assassinations were also attributed to ninja. In battle, the ninja could also be used to cause confusion amongst the enemy. Cats just might be ninjas of the animal world, and these images show why. Continue reading for more.

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Gaming Mouse

Etekcity's Scroll X1 (M555) Gaming Mouse is currently being offered for only $11.98 with coupon code: 5OFFM555, this weekend only, originally priced at $25. The ergonomic design allows for hours of conquering worlds in comfort.The attractive styling with comfortable right-handed design and the high-resolution optical sensor provides consistent, accurate performance. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 5OFFM555 during checkout for the additional $5 discount.

Notable features:
  • High precision Avago 5050 sensor ensures responsiveness and Stability; Omron micro switches create unsurpassed tactile feedback and speed with firm and crisp clicks.

  • Customizable thumb forward/backward buttons and 800/1600/2400DPI adjustable buttons with breathing Led light; Separate 'DPI +' and 'DPI -' buttons for easier switch.

  • 125 -1000Hz adjustable polling rate guarantees smoother and more accurate movements; Store up to Three ready-to-play profiles letting you switch games/functions on the fly.

  • Gold-plated copper braided wire offers stretch resistance and durable use; Anti-Skid Rubber coating provides comfortable gaming experience.


[via Amazon]

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Funny Patients

Photo credit: Reddit

Going to the doctors isn't exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but sometimes, a simple conversation can make things real interesting, or so we'd like to think. Here are just a few things the doctors of Reddit have posted on the social media website. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest 8-year selfie you'll see today.

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Orbitz Drink

Orbitz, the lava lamp-inspired food creation, was a noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by the company Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, that had small edible balls floating in it. It was introduced around 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum. The gellan gum provided a support matrix - something like a microscopic spider web - and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar. Continue reading for more.

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Apple Wave

Photo credit: Reddit

Last year, the internet trolls at 4chan tried to convince iPhone owners that iOS 7 would make your iPhone waterproof, with a professionally designed infographic. Now this year, they're trying to do the same, mainly targeting iPhone 6 users, using a fake technology called Apple Wave. They want users to believe that by placing iOS 8 devices in the microwave will near instantly charge them. Continue reading for the full internet thread showing how things went down.

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Funny Grandparents

So, you've hit rock bottom and turned to Facebook for some advice. Well, the last thing your friends expect to see in a status update is a reply from your grandparents who "don't know much how to use Facebook", making them unintentional internet stars for the day. That is just one of the many examples you'll find here in this list. Continue reading to see them all.

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Dancing Traffic Light

Located in Lisbon, Portugal, The Dancing Traffic Light looks like any other from afar, but it actually shows off the dance moves of people in real time. People are invited to enter a large booth located nearby, and then choose their own music, When the light turns red, the music begins to play and every dance move is translated into a little red dancing figure on the street corner. Continue reading for the "making of" video and more information.

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