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Funny Obvious Signs

There are some things that do not need an explanation, such as fire being hot. Now the one thing we wonder is what prompted this establishment to put this sign up, but you know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry. Unfortunately, there are many more extremely obvious things that do not need signs, but have one anyway, like pressing "up" and "down" on an elevator to go in either direction. Continue reading to see more.

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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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Superhighway London New York

Russian Railways boss Vladimir Yakunin has proposed an idea for a train and road network that would link on either end with networks in Europe and Asia. This superhighway, which would run about 20,000 km (12,400 miles) in length, would make it possible for drivers to travel from London all the way to New York. It could also be used to build pipelines for oil and gas as well as infrastructure for electricity and water supplies. One caveat: the superhighway comes with a sky-high price tag that could be trillions of dollars. Continue reading for more.

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Falcon F7

Touted as a "Ferrari Fighter", the Falcon F7 is a 2-door American supercar built on a lightweight monocoque chassis using a blend of aluminum, carbon fiber, and kevlar. Powering this beast is a Lingenfelter-sourced V8 that generates 1,100hp, mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.7-seconds, with a top speed of 200mph. Continue reading for a special "How It's Made" episode featuring this car, more pictures and additional information.

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McLaren 570S

McLaren wanted to make a supercar that could be daily driven, and what they came up with is the McLaren 570S. Expected to be priced from $180,000 USD, this sleek rear-wheel drive supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 engine that pumps out 562hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-60mph in just 3.2-seconds, with a top speed of 204mph. Despite how it looks, the company claims that there's more luggage space available in the 570S than any of its predecessors. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Needle Sculpture

Jonty Hurwitz's sculptures are so small that they can fit on a single strand of human hair, or in other words, the size of an ant's head. He spent months working on the piece that you see above, but when the piece was taken to a photographer to have it captured under a microscope, destruction accidentally ensued via the lab technician's finger. He says: "The structure is created using a ground-breaking new 3D printing technology and a technique called Multiphoton Lithography." Continue reading for more.

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Galpin Rocket

Think of the Galpin Rocket as a 725-horsepower, street-legal Batmobile, based on the 2015 Ford Mustang. It was co-designed by Galpin and Henrik Fisker, and is touted as the 'ultimate American muscle car.' Powering this beast is a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine. On the outside, there are quite a few body modifications, including carbon fiber body panels. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Rare Interesting Pictures

Another week, another round of interesting and geeky pictures you might have missed. Starting off, we have the Fukang Meteorite, which is purported to be 4.5-billion years old. It was unearthed by a hiker who had always wondered what the metal and crystals were on the giant rock he always had lunch on. So, he took a hammer, chisel and the rest is history. Since it was first discovered in 2000, the meteorite has been divided into dozens of thin slices and auctioned or distributed around the world, netting millions. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a breathtaking Eagle Cam from the world's tallest building.

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Real Object Meets Painting

Photo credit: Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is an artist who doesn't rely on Photoshop or other software to create optical illusions, just real paintings and objects. His day job is creating insightful cartoons for the New York Times, Times Magazine and other publications, but whenever time allows, these whimsical creations ensue. The series is called "Sunday Sketches". More information. Continue reading to see more.

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McLaren 675LT

This followup to the McLaren 650S is definitely no slouch. Featuring a tuned 3.8L V-8 that generates 666 horsepower (675 hp in metric figures) and 516 lb-ft of torque. What really sets this model apart from its predecessor is the redesigned rear section, which gives the car's its "LT" (Long Tail) designation. It's also significantly lighter than the 650S, has a lower stance, and a wider track. Continue reading for another video and more pictures. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery.

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