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Here's a first look at the all-new BMW M4 Convertible, which sports the Active Sound Control feature, like in the M4 Coupe, where a live amplification of the engine's natural sound will be inducted into the passenger cabin via the speakers. One caveat: it's slightly heaver than the coupe, at 3851-pounds. Continue reading for more cool things you may not have known about the sporty car.

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Anamorphic Drawings

Artist Jonty Hurwitz is back at it again, and his amazing anamorphic art are definitely eye openers. Anamorphisis refers to a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. In this case, that would be a mirrored cylinder. To create these artworks, he first scans a three-dimensional object, and then uses software to come up with new physical forms. Continue reading for more.

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Old 5MB Hard Drive

Believe it or not, the image above shows a 5MB IBM hard drive being loaded up onto a Pan Am plane in 1956. It supposedly weighed over a ton, and for comparison, you would need over 1,000 of these units to store the information held in a modern thumb drive. That is just one of the many fascinating historical photos we have rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.

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Elysium Exoskeleton

In Elysium, Matt Damon was equipped with an exoskeleton, a sort of automated body armor that augments his strength and speed, also helping him to move as his illness becomes ever-more debilitating. YouTube user "The Hacksmith" decided to create his own version, and while it may not be as powerful as Damon's, lifting 170-pound barbells has never been easier. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum cleaner that works so well you can eat off the ground after using it.

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Nail Art

Photo credit: David Foster Art

Artist David Foster is unlike any other because he specializes in pointillism portraits. They appear to be either tiny dots marked with a pen or just random nails up close, but from far, a beautiful portrait is revealed. All of this means hammering thousands of nails into a chosen canvas by hand. Each and every nail serves as a single dot to create incredibly realistic portraits of anything from a majestic elephant to Marilyn Monroe, above. Continue reading for more.

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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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Alien Face

Photo credit: Anelia Loubser

When captured at the perfectly wrong time, even human faces can be distorted to look other-worldly. However, South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser noticed that all you needed to do was flip a face upside-down to get that effect. Her latest photo series, "Alienation", shows just that and lets you see faces from a whole new perspective. Continue reading to see more examples.

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Hong Kong 1950s

Photo credit: Fan Ho Photography

Award-winning Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s in old Hong Kong, and his photographs of the exotic land, can be published in his new book "Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir". Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949, he's documenting these special everyday moments. There were some superstitious people along the way too, as Fan recalls: "With a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back." Continue reading for more.

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Flying Secrets

Planning a vacation sometime soon, or just love flying? Here are some interesting facts you should probably know. It's true, the headphones you get during flights are never new as old ones are just cleaned and then repackaged for the next trip. Or, that mobile electronics really won't bring down a place, as some airlines even allow you to use them during takeoff. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of something you'd never expect a tiny dog to do.

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Tattoo Spellcheck

Unless you plan on getting laser surgery immediately to remove a misspelled tattoo, we highly recommend you ask whoever is performing the procedure to run whatever phrase you're getting inked through spell / grammar check. This person probably wasn't smiling for long after figuring out just what went wrong. Continue reading for more bizarre, yet real, examples that will make you look twice.

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