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Tesla Model X GAC WitStar

Tesla's Model X crossover SUV may still be a couple years away, but there are already knockoffs surfacing, and the GAC WitStar from China is one of them. It was unveiled earlier this week at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and in addition to the falcon wing doors, it boasts an extended-range electric powertrain as well as autonomous drive technologies. To top things off, there's a built-in fish tank armrest. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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19-year-old China Animation

Most animation studios employ at least a handful of animators and artists, but believe it or not, one 19-year-old from Guangzhou, China spent a few weeks putting together a battle that rivals even the best anime shows you've seen. Sure, the characters may not have faces, but just the effects and choreography alone are enough to net him a job at a larger studio. Continue reading to see why.

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China Rainbow Mountains

Photo credit: Imagine China

These aren't paintings, just real-life rainbow mountains situated at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. The many different-colored layers of sandstone and minerals that you see were pressed together over 24-million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates. The result, similar to a layer cake, is connected to the action of the same tectonic plates responsible for creating parts of the Himalayan mountains. Wind, rain, and time then sculpted extraordinary shapes, including towers, pillars, and ravines, with varying colors, patterns, and sizes. Continue reading for more images, information, and a bonus video.

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iPhone China Smuggling

With Apple having official stores in China now, we don't come across as many crazy iPhone smuggling stories, but then this guy popped up in the news. Simply put, he decided to strap 94 iPhones (various models) to his body in an attempt to smuggle them from Hong Kong to Guangdong province, China. The China Daily reports that they are valued at a combined 300,000 yuan ($48,300+ USD), and attached "to his chest, belly, thighs and shanks" with run-of-the-mill masking tape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tao Liu Street Photographer

Photo credit: Tao Liu

Fujifilm's X100T may not be the best camera out there, but it's all Tao Liu, a self-taught photographer from China needed to become an internet star. He spends his days as a water meter reader in the city of Haifei, but being on the streets does have its advantages, especially if you have a keen eye. Liu first noticed his skill of capturing everyday situations at the perfect time about 3-years-ago when a few of his pictures, taken during lunch breaks, got more than the usual Likes on social media, and the rest was history. These days, when he's not out working or shooting, internet videos and books are his go-to choice for brushing up on photography skills. Continue reading for more.

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Ninebot One

Ninebot One looks like something straight from a science fiction film, but it's a real gadget that you can buy now. When fully-charged, this self-balancing unicycle has a top speed of 12.5mph, and a maximum range of 18-miles. Its frame is crafted from magnesium alloy to ensure maximum performance and the most skid resistance. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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China's Dead Sea Pool

Just when you thought your local beach couldn't get any more crowded on a hot summer days, China's Daying County is packed unlike anything you've ever seen before. This Chinese resort took inspiration from the actual Dead Sea and built an underground salt-water lake that covers an area of 30,000 square meters and is able to accommodate up to 10,000 swimmers at one time. Yes, the high salinity of the water which makes swimmers float freely, so there's no real risk of going under and drowning. Continue reading for more.

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Chinese Car Knockoffs

Now that you've seen what's inside fake iPhones, here are a few Chinese car knockoffs that you (might have) never knew existed. They include the NATS GT-R, Geely GE, and Land Wind X7. While it might fool some on the highway, none of these are carbon copies that's for sure, especially the NATS GT-K. Not too long ago BMW tried suing Shuanghuan for copying the X5, but as you might've already guessed, the German auto manufacturer lost the case in court. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why a mom should not leave dad home alone with an adorable baby destined for internet stardom.

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Fake iPhones

Sure, it's a lot easier to buy directly from Apple, but some people just want a bargain, and they end up getting fake iPhones in the process. This was a lot more prevalent during the iPhone 4 and 5 days, but there are still some iPhone 6 knockoffs floating around too. Many of these fakes simply are simple loaded with small weights and then a light-up display that does absolutely nothing, but say "Low Battery". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you simply cannot co-sleep with a baby.

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Disease Look Old

Hu Juan is a 27-year-old mother of two from Hunan, China that doesn't look her age to say the least, but not in a good way. She suffers from a rare disease known as Cutis laxa, which causes the skin on one's face and neck to age at an accelerated rate, leaving them looking decades older than they really are. After giving birth to her eldest son, Juan was diagnosed with Cutis laxa, the connective tissue disorder that causes the skin to become loose, saggy and wrinkled at a very rapid speed due to loss of elasticity. Fortunately, it has only affected her face and neck, leaving her in otherwise good health. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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