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Bizarre Natural Phenomena

Here are a few bizarre natural phenomena that you rarely (or ever) see, and they include "Snow Donuts", also known as "Snow Rollers". This rare meteorological phenomenon happens when large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made. Or, a brinicle, which forms beneath sea ice when a flow of extremely cold, saline water is introduced to an area of ocean water, being the undersea equivalent of a hollow stalactite or icicle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - including an unskippable video from Geico.

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Can Opener Life Hack

While many companies are moving away from using blister packaging, there are still times you may need to crack things open. When scissors don't work out, just grab a can opener and open away. On a related note, did you know that while food preservation using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were not patented until 1855 in England and 1858 in the United States? These vintage openers were basically variations of a knife. Continue reading for more.

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Gabi Mann Crow Gifts

You've probably fed a few birds in your lifetime, but the last thing you'd expect is something in return. Meet Gabi Mann, an 8-year-old girl from Seattle who has been feeding crows in her backyard for the past 4-years. Little did she know that these birds would gift her small trinkets. She's received everything from buttons to LEGO pieces, scraps of metal, special beads, including one shaped like a heart, and even a piece of metal with the word "best" engraved on it. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Biodegradable Coffee Cup

A California-based company called "Reduce. Reuse. Grow" has designed a coffee cup unlike any other, in that it's not only biodegradable, but there are seeds embedded in its walls. Why? Well, participating stores will encourage people to plant the cups themselves, or to return them to be planted by the company, in hopes that new forests can be created should they sell well enough. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Kmashi Power Bank

KMASHI's 10000mAh Power Bank may be only slightly larger than an iPhone, but it packs plenty of power, all for under $12 - today only. It has a super-fast charging output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A) that allow for simultaneous charging of multiple devices. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Super Nintendo Revolution

If the Super Nintendo were released today, this is probably what it would be like: wireless controllers, USB drives loaded with games, internet connectivity to download more content, and possibly even Roku-like functions for watching Netflix, Hulu, etc. when you're not gaming. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a Wes Anderson-directed X-Men movie would be like.

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Lizard Strumming Leaf

Professional photographer Aditya Permana, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently spotted a forest dragon lizard seemingly strumming a guitar-shaped leaf, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment to say the least. Fortunately, he had all of his camera equipment on him. Permana says that he "did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizards feel calm and comfortable around me. I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar - and it didn't move at all." Continue reading for another photo of the lizard contemplating what to do next after playing the guitar.

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Bugatti La Finale

At the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled its 450th and final Veyron, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale. It has already been sold to a collector in the Middle East and probably for much more than the €2.3-million ($2.6-million) MSRP when all the extra options are added in. It's powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W-16 that generates 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to spring from 0-62mph in just 2.5-seconds, with a world record top speed of 254mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Gun Silencer

A silencer is basically a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm or air gun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. They're typically constructed of a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of firing by slowing the escaping propellant gas and sometimes by reducing the velocity of the bullet. This is what it looks like when sliced in half. Continue reading for a video comparison (with and without silencer) and additional information.

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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

After these spy shots leaked a few months ago, the internet has been speculating at just what Porsche had planned for their new GT3 RS, and now, the wait is finally over. Revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the new RS packs a 4.0L flat-six that generates 500 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that boosts it from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It can pass 124mph in 10.9-seconds and tops out at more than 200mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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