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Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was lifted up to the edge of space earlier this morning by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico. He fell faster than the speed of sound and actually broke Felix Baumgartner's world altitude record set just two years ago by hopping from 135,000-feet. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Mountain Dew Cheetos

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Mountain Dew Cheetos actually exist...in Japan. This limited-edition flavor comes from Frito Lay Japan, the same company who invented Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. However, food blog BrandEating says that this isn't the first time a Mountain Dew-flavored chip has been released, as back in 2008, they also released a mystery Doritos flavor known as "Quest". Continue reading for more unusual snack food flavors from around the world.

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Pizza Hacks

Pizza was a sweet dish (not savory) until the early twentieth century. There is a record showing that the current bread-tomato-cheese combination was introduced as early as 1927. Along with the popularity of the tomato in Europe, pizza was led to a form using flat bread with tomato that serves as toppings. Famous examples of the savory pizzas with tomato toppings include the Marinara and the Margherita. Here are some cool pizza hacks that just might come in handy. Click here to view the first picture in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Paris from an eagle's point of view.

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TSA Items

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - established November 19, 2001 - is best known an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. They're granted the power to screen both people and property. Sometimes, they come across things that are puzzling to say the least, like a costume watch (prop) that looks like it's made to detonate a bomb. Continue reading for more.

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ATM Malfunction

It's not entirely uncommon for an ATM to eat someone's card, but this woman in China really lashed out when it happened to her. Surveillance footage from the Shilong Jingshawan Shopping Mall last week showed the woman almost completely destroy the machine with her bare hands in the few short minutes it took security guards to arrive. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ewok Treehouse

From afar and the photos, it looks to be a scene straight from Star Wars, but it's just Finca Bellavista, a sustainable living treehouse community that's situated on 600-acres of land in Costa Rica. Featuring zipline courses, stunning hiking trails, and many swimming holes. It was originally founded Mateo and Erica Hogan, and this treehouse, along with all the land it encompasses, is dedicated to conservation and sustainable living. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cree XM-L T6 Flashlight

CREE's XM-L T6 Flashlight Torch Lamp is currently being offered for only $8.88 shipped, today only, originally priced at $32.59. The internal wiring includes a high efficient booster circuit so the voltage is efficiently consumed for battery longevity. Its casing is also water-resistant, and there are 5 switch modes: high, middle, low, strobe, and SOS. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Material: High quality 6061T Aluminum.

  • Switch: Press Tail-cap on/off.

  • Size :144mm(Length) x 36mm(Head Dia.)x 31mm(Body).


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Trion Nemesis

Just when you thought hypercars couldn't get any crazier, the Trion Nemesis comes along. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 9.0L V8 that pumps out 2000hp, enabling it to rocket from 0-60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of over 270 mph. The company says the Nemesis will also have a 'Predator Mode' that adjusts ride height, suspension settings, exhaust sound, and rev limit, on the fly, when needed. Trion plans on building 50 units, priced at $1-million each. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Simpsons mashup that will blow your mind.

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Fizzy Apple

You read that right, Swiss company Lubera have created a new kind of apple, called Paradis Sparkling, that releases effervescent juices that is akin to having a mouthful of fizzy drink. However, the sensation is only experienced when the apple is bitten into and its juices are not sparkling when pressed. It will cost you a pretty penny, as one can order sapling trees through mail order for £34 ($55). Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Isolated Home

Should a Walking Dead-like scenario happen in real-life, you'd need an isolated place, away from the big city, to hideout, or at least until the zombies are contained. For example, this tiny home in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland is surrounded by water on its own little island. Just plant some veggies, raise some livestock, stockpile medicine, and you should be safe for quite a while. Continue reading for more.

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