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Giant Panda Selfie

Photo credit: Pandas International via Bored Panda

This giant panda staying at the Dujiangyan Panda Base in Chengdu, China absolutely loves cameras, and these photographs prove it. Yes, guests here are actually allowed to sit next to these furry animals and interact with them, resulting in some interesting images. The Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was founded in 2011, specializing in re-introducing the bears into the wild. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Smog Free Tower

Designed by Studio Roosegaarde, the "Smog Free Tower" has so far filtered billions of PM2.5 fine particles out of Beijing's polluted air. That's right, in the span of just 41-days, this tower has scrubbed 30-million m3 of air, or roughly the volume of 10 Beijing National Stadiums. Locals have nicknamed it the "clean air temple," drawing comparisons to China's famous pagodas. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of things you'll probably only see in China.

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Buy Real Iron Man Suit

For those with $360,000 and have always wanted a functional Iron Man suit, The Toys Asia has just the item for you. Featuring 46 motors and 567 parts, this automated suit takes 28-seconds to power on, and a remote control is included to let users open the armor manually to show off all of the components within. Let's just hope they fly a representative from China down to wherever these need to be delivered for that price, especially since there's already an 8-month long waiting list. 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 the first ghost shark ever captured on film.

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China Transparent Mirrored Bridge

Glass and / or transparent bridges already exist in China, along with a few other places worldwide, but this is the first one to have two levels. Designed by Martin Duplantier, this structure, or observation bridge, has two levels: an upper level used as a lookout, while the lower level enables visitors to feel as if they're walking on air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Singulato Electric Car

Biometric fingerprint sensors are nothing new, but Singulato has unveiled an all-new electric car that uses this technology on its doors. This startup in China has raised $600-million in a second phase of fundraising, and the government will offer buyers a 110,000 yuan ($16,285) subsidy per car, approximately one third of the sticker price of an electric car, representing a large percentage of the overall vehicle cost. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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China J-20

Two of China's secretive J-20 stealth fighters swept over a large crowd at the Zhuhai Air Show Tuesday. The fighters were not officially listed on the schedule and appeared in the sky just after an aerobatics show by the People's Liberation Army Air Force. After screeching into the sky as a pair at low-level, one of the J-20s quickly disappeared over the horizon, leaving the other to perform a series of turns, revealing its delta wing shape against bright sub-tropical haze. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Mi MIX Smartphone

Xiaomi hired famed designer Philippe Starck to help create the MIMIX, a stunning smartphone boast a display without edges or corners. Its 6.4-inch edgeless display sports an extremely high 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, the highest on any smartphone to date. That isn't the only standout feature, as its full ceramic body features seamless connectors that fuse the MIMIX body without using adhesives. Click here for more pictures of the MIMIX. Continue reading for two more videos of the handset.

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Glass Skywalk China

Officially called the "Coiling Dragon Cliff", this glass skywalk, overlooking Tongtian Avenue at Tianmen Mountain in China, sits 4,600-feet above ground. As the name implies, looking straight down probably isn't for the faint of heart, but fortunately, this mountain has two other not so extreme glass bridges: one that is suspended 1,410-feet above ground, and the other at 590-feet. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Fake Star Wars

Photo credit / source: Wholesale Clearance UK

Using the Star Wars logo is bad enough, but one Chinese toy company decided to create fantasy names for all of the characters, starting with Anakin Skywalker as "Little Girl". "We acquired this stock in a bulk lot, and as a big Star Wars fan myself I had high hopes for these figures, especially considering how popular they are with children and collectors alike. The first disappointment came when we realized they were exclusively Episode One characters, as this is arguably the weakest of the six films. The second disappointment came when we realized that these were very unconvincing fakes," said Mr Baxter's company, Poole-based Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd, who received boxes of these bootleg toys. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone 7 Funny

One person from China spotted an iPhone 7 deal that seemed too good to be true, and it most certainly was. Instead of the latest iPhone, this person received an iPhone 3, iPhone 4 and a Yu-Gi-Oh Fusion Monster card. Now if the two older devices were factory sealed, they could possibly fetch a nice sum on eBay, but that wasn't the case here. Continue reading to see smugglers who tried bringing 400 iPhone 7 handsets on launch day into China.

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