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Researchers have just discovered a new member of the Megaloptera on a mountain in Chengdu, Sichuan province in China. This giant insect has a wingspan of 8.3 inches and can be found in or near a variety of wet environments including ponds, lakes and swamps. Don't let its mandibles fool you, they are not used for eating, but rather attracting females. Continue reading for the news report and more images.

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Limited to just 3 units worldwide, the €3.12-million (possibly much more expensive in China due to import taxes) Lamborghini Veneno has hit Beijing. It's powered by an Aventador-sourced 740bhp 6.5L V12. Car Zero, which was the vehicle on display at many shows, will be retained by the factory for the museum. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one guy who managed to pour a beer with his forehead.

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Another week, another batch of strange knockoff products that actually exist and should be avoided at all costs, especially if someone on Craigslist tries to pull a bait and switch at night in a dark parking lot. First up, we have "Deats by Nani", which almost certainly pale in comparison to the real Beats By Dre. Others include: Kic Ker (Kit Kat), Tids (Tide), Michaelsoft Binbows (Microsoft Windows), and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Another month, another batch of bizarre product knockoffs that are actually being sold in stores (or entire store knockoffs). First up, we have yet another iPhone knockoff, and to make matters worse, this one isn't even a smartphone. Currently in Asia, there are near-exact clones of the iPhone 5S running Google Android. Continue reading for twenty more examples from around the world.

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Southwest Jiaotong University scientists in China have built a super-maglev train that can hit 1,800 mph (2,900 km/h), thanks to a vacuum that is used to minimize air resistance. Practical uses include military or space launch systems, says project lead Dr Deng Zigang. For those unfamiliar with the technology, maglev trains utilize electromagnetism for propulsion and to lift the train off a track for substantially reducing friction. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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If you thought standardized tests were nerve wracking, think again. China's National College Entrance Examinations, also known as the Gaokao, is the most important event for students in the country. Kotaku says that the "test is deemed so important that streets around testing locations have police guards, and people who cause noise during testing days can be fined." Continue reading to see five unusual gadgets students used to cheat on the exam.

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No, you're not looking at The Great Sphinx in Egypt, but rather a life-sized replica in China. This knockoff was constructed in a cultural park in Shijiazhuang, situated near China's northern Hebei province. Despite its size, builders took only a couple of months to construct the 30 meters (98.5 feet) high and 80 meters (264 feet) long structure out of steel-reinforced cement. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Believe it or not, a man in China actually hired virtual "assassins" to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar. Mr. Feng was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online, so he hoped his actions would deter his son from playing the games. Continue reading for more unusual things that are happening in China right now.

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See a China-sourced LaFerrari or Pagani Zonda R being offered at a significant discount? Well, it's more than likely a replica, as they've already surfaced in China. That's right, an extremely talented Chinese auto enthusiast has made accurate replicas of both the LaFerrari and the Pagani Zonda R, exterior wise. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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What began as a bit of fun and became a personal challenge for one man, She Ping, in China and approaching half a million bees. A large crowd gathered in Chongqing, southwest China this week to watch - from a distance of 20 meters, no less - as She Ping's wife and five fellow beekeepers covered the 34-year-old in a 'bee dress' made of approximately 456,500 bees. It weighed a whopping 90-pounds or more. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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