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Buzz Aldrin Selfie

NASA's Gemini XII mission in 1966 was the 10th and final manned Gemini flight, and it was commanded by Gemini VII veteran James A. Lovell. It featured three periods of extravehicular activity (EVA) by rookie Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, lasting a total of 5 hours and 30 minutes. Gemini XII marked a successful conclusion of the Gemini program, achieving the last of its goals by successfully demonstrating that astronauts can effectively work outside of spacecraft. This was instrumental in paving the way for the Apollo program to achieve its goal of landing a man on the Moon by the end of the 1960s. Continue reading for more selfies of famous people before the smartphone era.

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The Rewarron

There's mini R/C cars, like the Maisto Crawler, and then The Rewarron by Mammuth Works. This 1:3 scale R/C trophy truck may look like a real truck in photos, especially if there are no other objects in frame for reference, and rightfully so, as it weighs in at a hefty 375 pounds. It's powered by a 270cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine, while featuring a comprehensive suspension system that can tackle just about any terrain. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Trash Sculpture

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Using perfectly good supplies to handcraft a sculpture is tough enough for non-artists, but Arturas from Lithunia takes it to the next level. The Steampunk-inspired chameleon you see above was crafted entirely from junkyard scraps and whatever other trash Arturas was able to find. Not just good for decoration, some of them double as jewelry boxes, coin banks, and more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster

Slated for release on December 15th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature new cast members Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. According to director Rian Johnson, the story begins immediately after the last scene of The Force Awakens. He had his story group watch films such as Twelve O'Clock High, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, Three Outlaw Samurai, Sahara, and Letter Never Sent for inspiration while developing ideas. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you crush a Furby with a hydraulic press.

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Desert Dome Camp

This may not be an actual human colony on Mars, but it's probably as close as most will get to one. Freedomes partnered with SunCity Camp to create a dome tent camp experience in Wadi Rum, Jordan, or where "The Martian" was filmed. The camp consists of approximately twenty geodesic domes and will cost between $159 to $318 a night, depending on how many luxuries you need. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Enceladus Alien Life

NASA researchers announced today during a live broadcast the existence of key ingredients for life as we know it on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. That's right, hydrogen has been detected in the jets of water on its liquid water surface, which suggests the strong possibility that Enceladus's oceans could support microbial life. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a skier who traveled through North Korea.

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3D-Printed Armor

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Self-taught artist Melissa Ng unveils her latest project, "Sovereign Armor," which took over 518-hours to complete, and that's without the 3D-printing process. Weighing in at 8-pounds and equipped with glowing LEDs, the intricate patterns you see "are meant to look like rolling waves while the fluting is meant to look like ripples," said the artist. The glow was designed to "give the impression of magical and ethereal energy and symbolize the light of the creative," adds Ng. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Edible Water Spheres

Skipping Rocks Lab wants to rid the world of plastic bottles, and their biodegradable edible water spheres are a start. Simply put, the edible exterior is created by dropping a block of ice into a mixture of brown algea extract and calcium chloride. What results is a seaweed-based membrane that keeps it shape, locking in the water inside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Oddly Ironic

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You would think a "Mall Maintenance Shop" with the slogan "we can fix anything," would have a working doorbell, but apparently, that's not the case. Thankfully, there's a window on the door just in case knocking doesn't get any attention either. That is just one of the many oddly ironic things that people on the internet have come across. Other examples include: a Domino's delivery scooter spill, "American Freedom" that is made in China, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Nerf Rival Atlas

The Nerf Rival Atlas XVI-1200 blaster fires two simultaneous shots up to 80-feet-per-second, and it's being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $39.99. The magazine holds up to 12 high-impact rounds and slides securely into the blaster. Prime the blaster with the spring-action mechanism by sliding the pump handle backward and forward. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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