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China Moon Color

H/T: TechCrunch

Yutu is an unmanned lunar rover that formed part of the Chinese Chang'e 3 mission to the Moon, launched at 17:30 UTC on December 1, 2013, and reaching the lunar surface on December 14, 2013. It's the first soft landing on the Moon since 1976 and the first rover to operate there since the Soviet Lunokhod 2 ceased operations back in 1973. This week, the China National Space Administration, has released true color images of its surface from their recent landing. Continue reading to see more.

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WarCraft Mall China

Blizzard and Legendary Pictures has just installed massive "Warcraft" exhibit at Joycity mall in Chengdu, China. Vistors can get up-close with props, costumes and life-sized replicas of the characters from the upcoming film The free tour also offers an interactive virtual reality ride where visitors can experience what it's like to fly while riding a legendary Gryphon as it soars over the skies of Azeroth. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of China's unauthorized WoW / StarCraft theme park.

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Earthquake-Proof Bed

Photo credit: Daily Mail

You never know when the next big earthquake could happen, so it's always better to be safe than sorry. This new "anti-earthquake bed" is definitely fit for the job. Simply put, the sensor-equipped mattress automatically lowers itself into a protective chamber and then sealed with a lid, when an earthquake is detected. In case you're in need of nourishment, there's ample space on the bottom for supplies, including water, food, medical kits and even tools. Continue reading to see one version of the actual bed.

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Koenigsegg Agera R

What does a wrecked $4-million hypercar look like? The images you see above show the aftermath after a 26-year-old man from the Chinese city of Chongqing decided to take his Koenigsegg Agera R out for a spin while under the influence of alcohol. From CCTV footage, the accident occurred around midnight on Honghuang Road, in Yubei District of Chongqing, after Mr. Liu lost control and smashed into a sidewalk barrier, hitting its bumper and rear wheels. The driver stayed in the car for 2-hours until crews arrived to tow the vehicle away. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos of the Agera R in its functional state.

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Car Levitating China

Photo credit: Daily Mail

If Magneto from X-Men actually existed, seeing random metal objects levitate would be a common sight, but a new video from China has surfaced, showing what appears to be cars levitating in the air as one drove towards a busy intersection. The vehicles are seen being pulled upwards before one rolls onto its side in the city of Xingtai. The front of another vehicle is pulled upwards, while the back end of a car in another lane moves, at that same time. All three crash back down onto the road, with the first, landing on its side. Continue reading for the shortened version of the clip.

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Pepsi P1

No, this isn't a joke or fan concept, but rather a real smartphone. The Pepsi P1 is officially licensed, with the first early bird run being limited to just 1000-units, priced at $78 in China. It features a a 5.5-inch curved glass display, a 1.7-GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor, Android 5.1 Lollipop, an aluminum unibody design, 13-megapixel camera in the rear, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and even a finger print sensor. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Zeus shooting a lightning bolt down in the middle of a street.

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Real Fake Samsung Accessories

H/T: My Mobile Tricks

My Mobile Tricks recently purchased the same Samsung wall charger from two different vendors, one on eBay, and the other from Amazon. As you may have already guessed, the one from the former turned out to be fake, with ever so subtle differences. The image above shows that the "copy" is only missing small ridges around the socket area. Continue reading for more images.

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Photoshop Trolling

Those of us who have been online for a while know that the worst place to ask for a photo touch-up are internet forums, but apparently, these users didn't get the memo, and the results more than make up for it. For example, the person above asked to "look cooler," but without any cheap effects. Unfortunately, the final result did not turn out as he'd first imagined. Continue reading for more Photoshop trolls.

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Qiantu K50 Event Veyron

Photo credit: Car News China

Weighing in at 3,714-pounds, the Qiantu K50 Event is officially China's first supercar, and is most certainly Bugatti Veyron-inspired. However, instead of the 1200HP engine, a pair of electric motors produce a combined outpout 400 horsepower, while the 41.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack allows for a driving range of 250 km/150 miles. How much does it cost? Well, $115,000 for the base model, which places it right on par with the Tesla Model S in China. Since it's being built in the country, buyers qualify for several financial incentives. Continue reading for eleven more strange car knockoffs from China.

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SLJ900/32 Bridge-Building Machine

Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Company's SLJ900/32 is basically the 580-ton, 300-foot-long and 24-foot-wide mega machine they use in China to build bridges. Rather than use a stationary or crawler crane to lift the girder of a bridge off the ground and drop it into place, this mega machine drives the girder onto the previously placed girder, slowly extends its arms to the next support platform, pushes the girder towards the front of the machine, and then lowers it into place. Continue reading for two more videos, including one animation showing how it works.

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