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Photo credit: My Modern Met / Nat Geo

Here's yet another batch of award-winning images from the 2014 National Geographic photo contest. The top image shows the "Swing at the End of the World", located at the edge of Ecuador, on a path up to Bellavista, With just a small push, the person sitting on the swing would be 'thrown' right over the edge, complete with a stunning birds-eye-view of what lies below. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cyclist who is restoring faith to humanity.

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Leonard Simon Nimoy made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," in 1965 and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. His character of Spock has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. Well, it's not everyday that you spot a look alike on the subway. Continue reading for more funny and strange things spotted during the commute of many.

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In many parts of the world, talking or texting on an actual phone, without a hands-free device, is prohibited, but apparently this person wanted to see how far he could push things before getting pulled over. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are others who decided to break a few more petty rules, ranging from disobeying signs to eating where they shouldn't. Continue reading to see them all.

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In technical terms, a coincidence refers to a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects. Above, we have a picture of a cat and its owner who both have heterochromia of the eye - one iris is a different color from the other. Continue reading for more.

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Let's face it, humans may never know if the grass on your lawn actually dreams, but one thing's for sure, something went terribly wrong when translating this sign. Unfortunately (or fortunately), things only get much worse from there, as it seems some people / stores / companies really didn't do their research. Continue reading to see more bizarre translation FAILS that will leave you puzzled.

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Photo credit: Total Film

X-Men: Days of Future Past is out in theaters today, so it's only fitting that one student pay tribute by answering "what is your favorite hue?" with "Jackman". On a side note, Exhibitor Relations expects this film to gross $120-million at the box office this holiday weekend. Unfortunately (or fortunately), these funny, yet clever, answers to homework and exam questions did not earn these students any brownie points. Continue reading to see them all.

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Thanks to the internet, parents worldwide can figure out just what is *in* with kids these days. For example, one technology-savvy dad decided to use Skype for the sole purpose of seeing just how intelligent his daughter's new boyfriend really is. Other examples include: recreating selfies, having a computer folder named "cool dad", and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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The state of being photogenic may or may not necessarily be related to one's physical attractiveness in real life. Models are usually described as photogenic due to their bone structure, but in the case of animals, all it takes is some good lighting and the right timing. Continue reading for more extremely photogenic animals who became internet stars.

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Radishes are typically round to cylindrical with a color ranging from white to red.There are some radishes that are grown for their seeds; oilseed radishes are grown, as the name implies, for oil production. Radish can sprout from seed to small plant in as little as 3 days. This one appears to be running and even walking the dog. Continue reading for more fruits and vegetables that unintentionally look like other things.

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Did you know that the first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey, a celebrated chemist at that time? That's right, it consisted of a cask of fire-extinguishing liquid containing a pewter chamber of gunpowder. This was connected with a system of fuses which were ignited, exploding the gunpowder and scattering the solution. Now the modern stored pressure model you see above just so happened to be on fire, rendering it useless. Continue reading for more unintentionally ironic pictures that will make you look twice.

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