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Strange Military Vehicle Japan

No, this isn't a prank or optical illusion, but rather a real military vehicle designed to look like a giant moving bush. It's not one the cutting edge of technology, but we can picture several scenarios in which such a vehicle may come in handy, as long as the soldiers inside do not peek too far over the brush. "By the looks of it, it's some sort of segmented, camouflaged personnel carrier. Beyond that, we know nothing about this strange beast," according to Digg. Continue reading for a video on Japan's military expansion.

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Werewolf Muzzle Dog

Photo credit: Zveryatam

Your dog may love all humans, but once you strap this muzzle on them, it transforms them into an intimidating werewolf-like creature. It's manufactured by a Russian company, and Marina Kurulyova recently became an internet hit after she posted a photo of her dog, a giant Schanutzer, wearing the muzzle. How much does it cost? Around $30 if the store (above) ships internationall. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Superman Drone

Barry Craig taped a Superman action figure to a DJI Phantom 3 drone - lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video - and decided to fly it over Victoria Park in London. This is probably as close as you'll get to a bird's eye view of what the superhero sees during actual flights, complete with music from the official Superman soundtrack. "Londoners spending their days in Victoria Park should rest a little easier knowing that Superman is looking out for them, anyway," says Fast Company. In related news, continue reading for a video of Boeing's new drone-destroying laser.

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Dogs and Owners

Photo credit: Ines Opifanti via Bored Panda

Most dogs do not look like their owners, but after seeing these portraits by German photographer Ines Opifanti, you might think otherwise. "I photographed the dogs first, letting them sit on a small podium. Owners had to interact with them, telling them phrases they know the dogs will react to. Of course they got lots and lots of praise and treats so they quickly stopped caring about the lights or the camera. It's important that dogs are calm and relaxed, so they can show their natural behavior and are not frightened. After the dogs were photographed, the owners have to interpret and mimic. I noticed that dog people get really good in interpreting their own dogs. It's really a fascinating thing because we're two completely different species after all," said Opifanti. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Photoshop the Kid

"Please Photoshop away the kid," said one anonymous internet user, and the rest was history. Despite getting only one proper response, the rest of the manipulated images definitely made for some interesting conversation on Imgur, with comments such as: "I've never wanted to see 2 people kiss less than I wanted to see these people kiss" and "This is why you don't trust interneters with your precious moments." Continue reading to see them all.

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Women Live Longer Than Men

We're told not to use electronics near water because in addition to conducting electricity, being wet, like wading in a pool, has lowers your resistance to shock many times over - hence to no electrical appliances near water. However, these guys didn't quite get the memo. Continue reading for more strange, funny and downright dangerous examples of why women live longer than men.

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Emma Watson Taylor Swift Combined

Photo credit: Pedro Berg Johnson via Peta Pixel

Pedro Berg Johnsen from Norway specializes in combining portraits of celebrities to create surreal-looking people that should exist, but unfortunately, don't. Above, we have a morph of Taylor Swift and Emma Watson. Some say that Chris Pratt should play Indiana Jones in the reboot, and you'll probably agree after seeing the morph. "I use a bit of Photoshop for final touches and editing, but the actual blending is done in a program called SqirlzMorph. It's free, and pretty easy to use. As for time, everything between two hours and a couple of days. It depends on image size, what level of detail I'm going for and how invested I am in the project," said Johnsen. Continue reading to see more.

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Little People Project

Photo credit: Slinkachu

Street artist and photographer Slinkachu has been placing miniature people and objects throughout various cities for his "Little People" series since 2006. "It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works," said Slinkachu. Continue reading for more.

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Google Store Knockoff

It's not everyday that you see the Google, Google Play Store and WhatsApp logos plastered all over a city, but in countries where copyright / trademark laws are not strictly enforced, it's just another day. What's even more surprising is that they got the WhatsApp logo completely wrong, despite being able to head right on over to their website. Continue reading for more bizarre knockoffs that shouldn't exist, but actually do.

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Funny Retail Workers

Let's face it, working retail normally doesn't require a college degree, but even so, there are some instances that defy all logic. For example, having a customer tell you that their iPod had a virus, only to discover that said virus is actually the "Do Not Disconnect" symbol when connecting to a computer. Or, a having someone complain because a Wii accessory isn't compatible with the PlayStation 3. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fisherman who hooked himself a drone.

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