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Synthetic Biological Leaf

What you're looking at above is a synthetic leaf that could one day help humans colonize space. To create this, scienctists first extract the protein-based material directly from the silk fiber, which is then used to stabilize organelles. "The man-made leaf is lighter than the real thing, but better suited to long-term life in space because scientists don't know if organic plants would survive and flourish outside our atmosphere the way humans would need them to. And if mankind is to colonize space, those living on another planet would need to produce their own O2 gas," says RT. Continue reading for more.

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Mortal Kombat Development

Mortal Kombat was reportedly developed in 10 months from 1991 to 1992, with a test version seeing limited release halfway through the development cycle. In an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Boon stated that the development team initially consisted of four people - himself as programmer, artists John Tobias and John Vogel, and Dan Forden as sound designer. The final arcade game used eight megabytes of graphics data, with each character having 64 colors and around 300 frames of animation

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Falling Asleep in Class

Falling asleep in class could be the result of staying up late to finish a paper or just partying with friends, but one thing you don't expect to see in class is someone sprawled out on the lecture hall's floor, complete with blanket and pillow. That is exactly what the students in this class saw, and a few Snapchat images later, we have a new internet star, but probably not in the best light. Continue reading for one more image.

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Hate Mondays

While Mondays are usually sluggish for many people at work, there are others who definitely need a week-long vacation away from the office. For example, this person decided to create a box illusion that looks normal from the front, but when you walk around the back, you'll see that all of them have been stitched together to create a makeshift sleeping place of sorts. Continue reading for more.

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Titanic Disaster

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. It was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of redneck engineering done right.

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Teddy Bear Dog

Teddy Bear puppies are the craze right now, but did you know that they are a relatively new type of dog, and have only been around since the late 1990s? The name refers to a cross breed between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu. However, the term "Teddy Bear" has been widely used to describe a number of different hybrids between breeds, such as Toy Poodles, Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, Yorkshire Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Daschunds, and Schnauzers. Continue reading for more.

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Angry Yelp Review

It's not uncommon for any establishment to receive a bad rating on Yelp, but rarely do you hear both sides of the story, especially from the owner. William G. is the owner of Voltaire and decided to respond to this woman's angry rant regarding "take-out" food. Continue reading to see the lengthy response that ended on the topic of divorce lawyers.

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LG Cineview

LG's 34UC97 Cineview is touted as the world's first 21:9 aspect ratio curved WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition [3440x1440])IPS monitor. Do you need multiple displays? Then just switch on this monitor's 4-Screen Split function that slices the screen into as many as four sections at eight different screen ratios. Connection wise, there are two HDMI, two Thunderbolt, and Display Port inputs. Product page. Continue reading for more random, yet interesting, images of everyday things.

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UFO Encounter Strange

Fredrick Valentich radioed Melbourne Flight Service at 7:06 PM to report an unidentified aircraft was following him at 4,500 feet and was told there was no known traffic at that level. Valentich said he could see a large unknown aircraft which appeared to be illuminated by four bright landing lights. He was unable to confirm its type, but said it had passed about 1,000 feet overhead and was moving at high speed. Valentich then reported that the aircraft was approaching him from the east and said the other pilot might be purposely toying with him. He said the aircraft was "orbiting" above him and that it had a shiny metal surface and a green light on it. Asked to identify the aircraft, Valentich radioed, "It isn't an aircraft" when his transmission was interrupted by unidentified noise described as being "metallic, scraping sounds" before all contact was lost. A sea and air search was undertaken that included oceangoing ship traffic, a P-3 Orion aircraft, plus eight civilian aircraft. The search encompassed over 1,000 square miles. Search efforts ceased on 25 October 1978. Continue reading for more.

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Apple US Treasury

Believe it or not, Apple has more money than the US treasury. According to one report, "Apple has three times as much cash on hand as does the US government, and over twice as much as does the UK. These figures come to us from the Bank of America's wealth-management arm, US Trust. In its most recent quarterly SEC filing, Apple reported that it had $158.8-billion in cash and cash equivalents plus short- and long-term securities. US Trust reports that the cash-strapped American government has reserves of just $48.5-billion." Continue reading for more.

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