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Flying Humanoid UFO Los Angeles

Photo credit: Mysterious Universe

On August 9, 2015, many people around the Sequoia Park area of Los Angeles spotted what appeared to be a flying humanoid, and three of them managed to recorded the event from different angles. The photographers claim that the humanoid was wearing a space suit, complete with slits in the visor that allowed them to see a face inside. "The humanoid appears to be too solid to be a 3-D projection or hologram. While it looks to be floating, it doesn't seem to be flying or moving around much at all," said MysteriousUniverse. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving us a first look at Pokemon Tournament.

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LEGO Sniper Rifle

Imgur user "RedTec" spent approximately 3.5-years building a fully-functional, bolt-action sniper rifle entirely from LEGO, and it even has a removable 9-round magazine. "Internal mech, note the bolt locked behind that light grey piece. I've developed the mech to the point where you can charge the gun with one finger, it's ridiculously smooth (not to mention sounds clean as hell). In the beginning it was terrible and took like 5 minutes to cock, it has come a long way," said RedTec. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.

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Hanging Gardens Ubud

If nothing else, the Hanging Gardens Ubud Resort in Bali is a perfect blend of nature and luxury accommodations. Located within the forest's of Indonesia, Ubud boasts 38 luxury private infinity pool villas, all of which are surrounded by lush green landscape. Tired of the private villa pools? Check out their multi-tiered, mosaic-tile lined community infinity pool that was designed to mimic the shape of the surrounding hills. Or, you could just laze around on the deck, taking in stunning views of the ancient Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple on the opposite hillside. Continue reading for a more in-depth video review and pictures.

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Real Time Traveler Photo

Not just any time traveler, this one has been dubbed the "Time Traveling Hipster" by internet users. The image in question shows a mysterious man photographed in 1940 wearing what seems to be modern-day clothing and carrying a camera. While the identities of photographer and subjects depicted in the image are unknown, the location and year was noted on the back of the photograph: "Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. 1941 (?)". The image belongs to the virtual collection of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum in British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading for more fascinating historical photographs.

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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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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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Lightning Bolt Rainbow

Photo credit: Greg McCown via Peta Pixel

Greg McCown, a Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast, recently captured the shot of a lifetime when a lightning strike appeared directly in front of a rainbow while shooting landscapes near the small town of Marana, Arizona, McCown. "After years of trying I finally got my lightning and rainbow picture. This was the last bolt to strike before the storm dissipated into nothing," said McCown. The equipment used included a Nikon D600 (f/8, ISO 50, 1/125, and 28mm settings), a Nikkor 28-80mm lens, a tripod, and a AEO Micro 4.0 lightning trigger. Continue reading for a video of lightning strikes in super slow motion.

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Funny Literal

Ever come across a sign that sort of makes sense, but not in the literal sense? For example, this person thought the "when light shows red, wait here" sign was meant for both pedestrians and vehicles, since it didn't address either. Other examples include: drawing a bridge just cause a sign said so, driving through a pharmacy, or placing an old oven below an "open range" road sign. Continue reading for more.

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Lost Egyptian City of Thonis-Heracleion

Heracleion, also known as Thonis, was basically an ancient Egyptian city near Alexandria whose ruins are located in Abu Qir Bay, currently 2.5 km off the coast, under 10 m (30 ft) of water. Its legendary beginnings go back to as early as the 12th century BC, and it is mentioned by ancient Greek historians. During the waning days of the Pharaohs - the late period, it was Egypt's main port for international trade and collection of taxes. Continue reading for more cool photos.

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Perfectly Timed Photo

Timing is everything, and when it comes to photography, that could mean waiting hours for the moon to align with a passing sailboat or just taking pictures at an air show and having a bird photobomb you. One thing's for sure, you don't need expensive equipment, though we do recommend a modern smartphone camera at the very least, to ensure your shots are haze-free. Continue reading for more.

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