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China Glass Walkway Crack

When you walk on this glass walkway located at the East Taihang Mountains Scenic Area in China's northern Hebei Province, it appears to crack right beneath you, but it's actually all just a clever illusion. How does it work? Well, apparently the workers placed shattered fragments of glass in one of the walkway's middle layers, stretching across several panels at the end of the bridge. When one walks over them, the glass appears to shatter under your feet, complete with faux sound effects. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of ten things you missed in the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Not to be outdone by Apple tomorrow, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is now making the rounds online. Designed by Philippe Starck, it offers a 5.99" edge-to-edge display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a 12MP camera with Sony sensor, and a 5MP selfie camera. Prices will start at $506 for the 6GB RAM / 64GB of storage, and up to $721 for the Special Edition ceramic version with 8GB RAM / 256GB of storage. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Meizu Pro 7

Both the Meizu Pro 7 and the Pro 7 Plus are unlike any of its competitors, thanks to a secondary AMOLED display on the back of the devices. When not being used to frame photographs, it displays notifications, weather, time, music, and more. These handsets are no gimmicks, as they have the power to back them up. The Pro 7 features a 5.2" 1080p Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3000mAh battery, and a Helio P25 processor. Next, the Pro 7 offers a 5.7" QHD display, 6GB of RAM, a Helio P30 processor, 3500mAh battery, and 64GB / 128GB of storage. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Earth Orbit Teleport

For the first time ever, a team of scientists from China have managed to successfully teleport a photon from the ground to a satellite in Earth's orbit 311-miles away. This strange phenomenon occurs when two quantum objects, such as photons, share a wave function. Since they come into existence simultanously, they share the same identity, even when separated. This means whatever happens to one, happens to the other - wherever it exists. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Vertical Forest City

Architect Stefano Boeri Architetti is currently working with China to create the world's first Vertical Forest city, and it aims to fight air pollution by mitigating smog and producing more oxygen. Spanning 175-hectares near the Liujiang River, these modern structures will house approximately 30,000 residents in offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools. The firm plans to use about 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants from over 100 species to absorb approximately 10,000 tons of Co2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year, while producing up to 900 tons of oxygen. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Moby Store

Let's face it, not all cities have 24-hour convenience stores, much less ones that are autonomous and self-driving, that is until...Moby-Store arrives. Each one of these rolling stores offer milk, medicine, clothes, electronics on-demand, and even sneakers, all done with an app. Developed by Wheelys in partnership with Hefei University and Himalafy, it's self-powered, using solar panels to provide energy for its electric drivetrain. The geek-factor doesn't end there, as it boasts an integrated air purifier that cleans the air around it. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 strange Toys R Us items.

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Photoshop Makeover

Photo credit: Weibo via Bored Panda

Photoshop guru "Kanahoooo" on Chinese social media website Weibo specializes in enhancing random profile photos. Her work is so incredible that she's amassed 430,000 followers, and the goal is to make people look "shiny," or in other words, far different from their original photos. "Don't believe the perfect thing you see online. If you want to find out about somebody, then see them in real life," said Kanahoooo. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Spokeless Ferris Wheel

The world's largest spokeless ferris wheel, built by Tianjin Craftsman Manufacture, has just been unveiled, and it's located on the Bailang River Bridge in Weifang, China. This massive structure has 36 carts that can transport up to 10 passengers each, complete with an integrated display, WiFi, and expansive views of East China's Shandong Province. It stands 145-meters tall and requires 28-minutes to complete a full rotation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you quench the thirst of a desert snake.

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Chinese Click Farm

Ever wonder how some newly released apps manage to get thousands of 5-star reviews within days? If so, then wonder no more, as this video gives us a rare inside look at one of these click farms in China, where humans and machines mix to create fake reviews 24/7. The work flow is basically: download, install, review, uninstall, and repeat under a new account. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Building Shaker

Let's face it, nobody likes noisy neighbors, especially ones who reside directly above you. Zhao from China decided to seek revenge by purchasing a "building shaker" gadget online. Believe it or not, he actually tried to politely speak with the family first, but to no avail. The $58 device produces strong vibrations, similar to someone drilling into the ground, with the higher-end models offering timers and smartphone compatibility. After leaving for a weekend and leaving the "Building Shaker" device turned on, the two parties mutually agreed to keep things quiet during certain hours of the day. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredible Japanese Rube-Goldberg machine.

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