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After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading westwards towards New York.[2] On 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm ship's time. Just under two hours after Titanic foundered, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene of the sinking, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors. Continue reading for more.

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Researchers at FareCompare conducted a number of studies proving "that the best time to buy airline tickets and shop for travel (domestically) is Tuesday at 3pm Eastern - yes shopping on Tuesday is the the best time to buy airline tickets, but be careful as most of these discounted airfare are pulled on Thursdays, so your probably paying too much if buying on the weekends." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what could quite possibly be the best sports interview yet.

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Just picked up your shiny (or flat) Lamborghini Aventador and want to show it off in London? Well, one thing you should never do is drive even slightly faster than normal down the city's narrow streets, or else you may end up with an airborne supercar, like this unlucky fellow. Sure, the Aventador may have had the right of way, but turning a few heads definitely isn't worth the risk, as you're about to see.

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No, the video you are about to see wasn't rendered by a powerhouse server farm, and most importantly, it's not a gigantic 20GB+ file. It was generated in real time by a tiny algorithm by demoscene group Mercury. This mind-blowing 64k intro is called The Timeless, and according to Gizmodo, "since the file size is limited to 64 Kilobytes, the graphics and music are all generated algorithmically in real time (procedural generation)." Continue reading for the clip.

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The Venezuelan Poodle Moth is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Diaphora mendica, the Muslin Moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Researchers at MIT, lead by Yichen, have developed a mind-bending vanishing mirror that turns into a window, solveing the problem of photographing things at odd angles, using a structure made of 84 ultrathin layers that alternate between ordinary glass and tantalum oxide. That's right, "as light passes from one of these layers to the next, some gets partially reflected - except for light that approaches from a certain angle. Any light that hits the surface of a layer at this so-called Brewster angle, and with a particular polarisation, will pass straight through as if the surface wasn't there. The Brewster angle is different for each pair of materials as it depends on their refractive indices," according to New Scientist. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Have a personal problem? Make sure you find a friend, family member, or even a life coach to talk to rather than tech support, as you may just receive a reply like the one above. Let's just say that getting married and then settling in wasn't all that this person imagined. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate Jenga player.

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In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Similar to Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the absolute power of Emperor Palpatine. These faceless enforcers of the New Order were considered an extension of the Emperor's will, and thus they often used brutal tactics as a way to keep thousands of star systems throughout the galaxy in line. However, when they aren't working, you can find them doing a variety of things, such as cleaning up, going out with friends, etc. Continue reading to see all the activities.

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In this short video, recorded on a car's dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the Russian city of Murmansk before breaking into pieces and disappearing. Witnesses in Russia's northern Murmansk region say that, unlike the previous meteor, there was no audible explosion when the bright object appeared at roughly 2.10pm local time. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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German art director Robert Jahns, known for his frozen Venice Grand Canal work that we recently featured, specializes in creating beautiful and adventurous images will get your imagination going. Bored Panda says, "His images are surreal, but many of them are only subtly dream-like or unreal - it all looks like a normal photograph until you spot that one mystical detail that takes his image into the realm of fantasy." Continue reading for more.

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