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There are some fascinating things in this world that just can't be explained by science, and this rock-looking creature is included. In addition to looking exactly like a rock, it feeds on microorganisms from the water and has clear blood that secretes a rare mineral called vanadium. Continue reading for more fascinating discoveries that can't be explained by science.

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Nordic Ware's Pancake Pan lets you start off the day with some smiley pancakes. The seven different smiley faces are fun and unique You'll love the non-stick coating that makes cleanup a breeze. Use your favorite pancake recipe or the one included with the pan. Product page. Continue reading for five more cool breakfast inventions that geeks would love.

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Project Ara is basically the codename for an initiative by Google that aims to develop a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. It will include a structural frame that holds smartphone modules of the owner's choice, such as a display, keyboard or an extra battery. This would allow users to swap out malfunctioning modules or upgrade individual modules as innovations emerge, providing longer lifetime cycles for the handset, and potentially reducing electronic waste. The first model of the modular phone is scheduled to be released in January 2015 and is expected to cost around $50. Continue reading for more.

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Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks. According to Velde, "The Land of the Rising Sun is cramped with derelict goodies, and they're on a scale you've never seen before." Above, we have a picture of a roller coaster from the Disneyland-inspired Nara Dreamland. Continue reading for more.

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Further developing existing technology, NHK promises to bring true holographic television images that do not require glasses to nearly all homes in Japan by 2022. Jun Murai, a scientist from Japan's Keio University, says: "Football matches held in Tokyo could be relayed to any stadium in the world where full-sized players would appear so life-like that fans would believe they were at the match." Continue reading for more.

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The amazing pool you see above - part of a home in Villa Devoto, Argentina - was designed by Andres Remy Arquitectos. What sets this one apart from others is that it is elevated from the ground, creating a glass wall that allows views from within, and outside, from different points in the house. We've rounded up five more cool and creative backyards that geeks would love. Continue reading to see them all.

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No, the image above isn't from an upcoming movie, but rather the new masks that Taiwan special forces soldiers wear. According to some military experts, the masks can shield the soldiers from close-range shots from a .44 magnum, but unfortunately offer very little in the way of peripheral vision. Continue reading to see 7 more awesome military special forces from around the world.

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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another awesome use for the action cam that involves speed and flying. Fighter Pilots are one of the most highly regarded positions in any air force. Selection processes only accept the elite out of all the potential candidates. An individual who possesses an exceptional academic record, physical fitness, healthy well-being, and a strong mental drive will have a higher chance of also exhibit reputable leadership and teamwork abilities. As such, in nearly all air forces, fighter pilots, as are pilots of most other aircraft, are commissioned officers. Continue reading for more.

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What you're looking at above is the island of Ellioaey, the Iceland's third largest island, with an area of 0.45 square km in area. It was formed by a volcanic eruption approximately 5,000-6,000 thousand years, and accessible with a rope on its lower east side after taking a boat from the mainland. As for wildlife, there are a few lonesome cattle to keep you company on the island and thousands of sea birds that use it for a nesting site. Continue reading for more.

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So far, Google Glass has been invite-only, meaning even if you had $1500, there was no way to buy directly from the company, but on Tuesday, a limited number of units will go on sale to the public. Here's the official announcement posted on Google Plus: "Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we're opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax." Continue reading for 5 reasons why you should buy one.

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