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Charge Your Gadgets

Power banks are dime a dozen now days, but when you're looking for an out-of-the-box charging solution, these five products should do the trick. They range from a Darth Vader-inspired mask charger to one that requires you to pedal (at Paris Gare du Nord) to keep the power flowing. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for viral video of this year's "People Are Awesome" compilation.

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iPhone 7

Photo credit: Martin Utrecht

3D modeler Martin Utrecht is back with his latest render, and it's of the iPhone 7, which is reportedly already in production, with Samsung already beginning to mass produce the A9 chip that will power the mobile device. Industry sources claim that Apple may hold two press events next year, to showcase the iPhone 6S in spring, and in September, to unveil the iPhone 7. Utrecht says: "Based on an idea from tech editor Steven Tweedie from Business insider I visualized what an iPhone 6 would look like with the display pushed to the edges. One concept looks at making the display wider - by doing so the overall physical dimensions of the iPhone become smaller than that of the iPhone 6. The other concept imagines a display which goes all over the front...with a few holes in the display where the speaker and touch ID/home button go." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hypnotic Slinky master.

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Prank Packs

Prank packs look like real product boxes, but they're just as they sound...jokes. They include such products as the "Extreme Chores: Motion-Controlled Video Game", "Family Blankeez", "Beer Beard", "Hot Lips Face Heater", "Crib Dribbler", "Pet Petter", and lots more. Our favorite? Probably the Hot Lips simply because it would cause more harm to your face - not to mention obstruct your view - than generate safe heat. Still interested? You can pick them up here. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest Christmas card you'll see this week.

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Photo credit: iBleedOrange / Reddit

You've probably experienced the sinking feeling that something was forgotten, but you're not quite sure what it is. This truck driver must've felt it suddenly after hearing some creaking as a crane was lifting something onto the cargo ship. A motorist captured these viral images at Rotterdam harbor, where a truck driver's entire truck was lifted, along with the container. "Sometimes Optimus Prime wants to take the elevator too," joked one Reddit user. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral music video made entirely with experiments visualizing sound.

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Sea of Clouds Grand Canyon

You're not looking at a computer-generated sea of clouds, but rather a rare weather phenomenon that occurs once every few years at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Visitors looking out from just below the South Rim on Thursday were greeted with a 277-mile sea of fluffiness. It's officially called a "total cloud inversion", and is expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday. According to The Weather Service, the fog is able to hang around and build up in the Grand Canyon overnight when there is no wind. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life Spider-Man who just set a new climbing record.

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Glowstick Waterfall

Photo credit: Sean Lenz

This is not a nuclear disaster nor the work of Photoshop, but rather the effect caused by throwing industrial-grade glow sticks into the waterfalls of California. Photographer Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard used long exposure techniques that would keep the camera's shutter open anywhere from 30-seconds to 7-minutes to create the surreal waterfalls. Kristoffer says, "This project came from months of refining a simple idea that finally turned into a concept worthy of using for an entire series. We were both fascinated by artificial light such as glow sticks, lasers, flares, and being big on landscape photography we tied them together in hopes of creating something that we had never seen before." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Yves Rossey, the real-life rocket man who took to the skies in Dubai.

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Photoluminescent

Photo credit: Mike Warren via BoredPanda and Colossal

No, this isn't a movie prop or something from outer space, but just a homemade table by Mike Warren. He simply took a few planks of Pecky cypress wood, photoluminescent powder, resin, some tools, and spent a few days working on it. The cool glow-in-the-dark effect is made possible by mixing photoluminescent powder with the resin and using it to fill the naturally-occurring holes in Pecky cypress wood. Instructables page for those who wish to make their own. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a mind-blowing viral video of an entire neighborhood that teamed up to put on a synchronized Christmas light show.

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Chinese Car Knockoffs

Now that you've seen what's inside fake iPhones, here are a few Chinese car knockoffs that you (might have) never knew existed. They include the NATS GT-R, Geely GE, and Land Wind X7. While it might fool some on the highway, none of these are carbon copies that's for sure, especially the NATS GT-K. Not too long ago BMW tried suing Shuanghuan for copying the X5, but as you might've already guessed, the German auto manufacturer lost the case in court. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why a mom should not leave dad home alone with an adorable baby destined for internet stardom.

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Fake iPhones

Sure, it's a lot easier to buy directly from Apple, but some people just want a bargain, and they end up getting fake iPhones in the process. This was a lot more prevalent during the iPhone 4 and 5 days, but there are still some iPhone 6 knockoffs floating around too. Many of these fakes simply are simple loaded with small weights and then a light-up display that does absolutely nothing, but say "Low Battery". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you simply cannot co-sleep with a baby.

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Billion Frames Per Second

Washington University researchers have built the world's fastest 2D receive-only camera, capable of capturing images at a staggering rate of up to 100-billion FPS. This is possible with a technique called Compressed Ultrafast Photography (CUP), which captures high-speed images frame-by-frame as it passes the lens. Professor Lihong Wang, the research team leader, says: "For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly. Because this technique advances the imaging frame rate by orders of magnitude, we now enter a new regime to open up new visions. Each new technique, especially one of a quantum leap forward, is always followed a number of new discoveries." Brian Pogue, an engineer at Darthmouth, adds: "It might be possible to improve the investigation into approaches to optical cloaking, in which light bends or is deformed around an object, instead of going through it." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone skating on a crystal clear lake.

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