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Chengdu J-20

The Chengdu J-20 is a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It completed its first flight on January 11, 2011, and is expected to be operational in 2018. However, sightings of this elusive aircraft remain far and wide. The platform has the potential to be a capable, long-range strike system in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Pink iPhone 6S

Photo credit: Daliulian

Apple fanatics probably already know that the company is holding a press event on September 9th, but the first images of assembled pink iPhone 6S models (both standard and plus versions) have surfaced ahead of the official launch on September 18th. While technical specifications have not been released, Chinese blog Daliulian says they will feature A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and sport a 12-megapixel main camera. Continue reading for more pictures.

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OUYE PS4 Xbox One Knockoff

Photo credit: Kotaku

Knockoffs are nothing new, but the OUYE Android game console combines elements from both the PS4 and Xbox One. It runs Android 4.4.2 with a custom, PlayStation-style tile interface, and features an octa-core A80 processor, 2GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of built-in storage. How much will it set you back? Just a mere £45 ($70). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Icona Vulcano

The Icona Vulcano, designed in Shanghai and coach-built in Italy, is the world's first hypercar to feature an all-titanium chassis that takes 1,000-hours to complete. It's powered by Corvette ZR1-sourced supercharged V8 engine that generates 670-horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-62mph in a blistering 2.8-seconds, with a top speed of 220mph. If you'll be at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this Sunday, August 16th, the car will be there in person for viewing. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a huge explosion in the Tianjin region of China.

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Sky Ladder Firework

They 1,650-foot Sky Ladder appears to defy gravity at first, but it's just a clever illusion consisting of fireworks that stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China. It's the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York. The ladder, made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and then attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island. In related news, continue reading for an insane fireworks FAILS video compilation.

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3D Printed Villa

Soon, you may see entire neighborhoods pop up in just a few days, rather than the months it takes now to build a single home. China-based company ZhuoDA built a 2-story villa in less than three hours, thanks to its six 3D-printed modules. It was assembled like you would LEGO bricks before a live audience who then toured the interior. This isn't a flimsy showpiece, the home is designed to withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior and additional information.

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Reclaimed by Nature Fishing Village

Abandoned villages are nothing new, but over time, nature slowly reclaims them. This fishing village on Gouqi Island in China is one of them, and Tang Yuhong, a photographer based in Nanning, shows us just how mystical they can be. Gouqi Island belongs to Shengsi, an archipelago at the mouth of China's Yangtze River, that consists of 400 islands. It'll only be a matter of time before it becomes popular with photographers. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Fake Bluetooth Dongle

Just about every gadget and electronics part you see today is made in China, but should you visit the country, make sure to avoid the shady street vendors who peddle extremely low-priced versions of things that should cost more. For example, this person ended up with a Bluetooth dongle that boasts a fake antenna, as cracking open the case reveals that it's not attached to anything. Continue reading for twenty-four more interesting images.

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Star Trek Enterprise Building China

Star Trek fans rejoice! Chairman Liu Dejianof China-based NetDragon Websoft modeled the company's new headquarters after Star Trek's USS Enterprise. After acquiring the licensing rights from CBS, they set out to construct the building, and so far, it's taken six years of construction (2008-2014) and $160-million. Continue reading for an aerial video and more information.

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Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit Homemade

Xing Yile, a 26-year-old middle school art teacher from China, liked Tony Stark's character so much that he decided to build a giant 11-foot-tall replica of the Hulkbuster suit, as well as a smaller Iron Man suit alongside it. Yile created the replicas in an underground parking lot in Zhengzhou, China, and is comprised of over 100 fiber-reinforced plastic components. Yile and his friends got the inspiration after watching the Age of Ultra trailer in March, and then proceeded to spend the last two months making the suits.

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