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Super Geek Baby

Photo credit: A. Bilger Photography

Let's face it, newborn babies aren't the easiest to work with, but somehow, A. Bilger Photography managed to get this tiny one to pose as Princess Leia from the Star Wars movies. For anyone looking to arrange a photoshoot for their own little one(s), just make sure your baby is comfortable as can be, and that all of the materials being used are non-toxic. Continue reading for more babies who might grow up to be super geeks.

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Firing an RPG

For non military and weapons specialists, an RPG-7 basically refers to a portable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. Continue reading for the full-length video.

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Octopus Photographer

Sony's new water-resistant camera at Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand. The octopus is more intelligent than one would think, and the creature has led more scientists to believe that humans may not be the only ones capable of solving complex problems. Whether it be opening jars or predicting soccer matches, at least one octopus can now take photographs. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Sunset Fire Opal

The mineral you see above has not been Photoshopped, it's just an incredible sunset fire opal, which is a transparent to translucent opal, with warm body colors of yellow to orange to red. Although it does not usually show any play of color, occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source of fire opals is the state of Queretaro in Mexico; these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals. Continue reading for more.

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Tiny Deer

Rupert (above), a tiny muntjac fawn, was born three weeks early after his mother was hit by a car. The little orphan, delivered by Caesarean section, was just 6-inches tall and, at 500-grams, weighed slightly more than a bag of sugar. The present-day species are native to south-east Asia and can be found in India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Taiwan, Japan, the Indonesian islands, as well as some areas of England. Continue reading for more tiny animals destined to become social media rockstars.

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Bird Staying Warm Laptop

Spring may already be here, but when the sun is out, or a toasty laptop is nearby, be on the lookout for random animals trying to keep warm. Above, we have a bird who has found the perfect spot on a laptop and couldn't be more satisfied. On a related note, did you know that birds tend to get puffier in winter, just like the coats people wear? A bird's body heat warms the air between its feathers, so they fluff up in the cold to trap as much air in their feathers as possible. The more trapped air, the warmer the bird. Continue reading for more.

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Animal Selfies Funny

Selfies are becoming more popular by day, and there's no stopping the movement, but these animals would rather you not take them. On a related note, did you know that some people hate seeing their own photo because of the mirror factor. In other words, a nonreversed image in a photo may seem odd because people to prefer things that they've been exposed to more often. As selfies become more common, will more people like seeing their photos but hate themselves in the mirror? Continue reading for more.

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Aloe Vera Leaf in Half

No, the image above isn't some exotic material, just an Aloe leaf sliced in half. For those who aren't familiar with the plant species, extracts from Aloe vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties. Continue reading to see what the cross-sections of more everyday things look like.

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Sun and Moon Halo

Photo credit: Goran Strand via Peta Pixel

For those who live up in the mountains seeing sun and moon halos aren't anything special, but the sky was perfect in Ostersund, Sweden a few days ago, so astrophotographer Goran Strand was able to capture this 22° solar halo. Approxiately 10 hours later, he returned to the exact same location and photographed the moon with its 22° lunar halo. He says: "It's quite interesting to see these two halos side by side." Despite the sun's diameter being 400-times larger than that of the moon, it's also further away, causing the sun and the moon to appear at roughly the same size in the sky. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who would be perfect in libraries.

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Cute Rat

When many people think of rats, adorable and cute aren't the words that usually come to mind, but these images just might change your mind, or at least if you're an animal-lover. Call it perfect timing, or just plain luck, all of these rodents were captured at the right moment to make them appear as if they were just another friendly house pet. On a related note, did you know that rats have excellent memories? Once they learn a navigation route, will not forget it. Continue reading for more.

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