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Abandoned NYC Subway

City Hall was the original southern terminal station of the first line of the New York City Subway, built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), named the "Manhattan Main Line", and now part of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. Opened on October 27, 1904, this station underneath the public area in front of City Hall was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway. Given the extensive renovations that would have been required to bring the station up to modern standards, the city decided to close it instead. The final day of service was December 31, 1945. The station can still be seen today by passengers who choose to keep riding the 6 <6> services as they travel around the loop to head back uptown. Continue reading for more.

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You Can't Unsee

There are many things in everyday life that appear normal at first, but sometimes, when you take a second glance, something else appears. For example, this cleverly designed image of what appears to be one superhero, is in fact, three, depending on how you look at it: one Wolverine or Batman and his clone. Continue reading for more everyday things that look normal at first, but can't be unseen.

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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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Random Strange Facts

If you're still slogging away trying to recover from the Easter holiday, here are some random and strange, yet true, facts to keep your brain entertained. Some notables include: peanuts being one of the ingredients in dynamite, sharks are the only fish that can blink with both eyes, almonds being part of the peach family and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a fennec fox being reunited with his best cat friend William.

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Krispy Kreme Challenge

Yes, The Krispy Kreme Challenge exists, and it's essentially an annual charity event in which participants run a 2.5 mile road course leading to a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop, eat one dozen doughnuts (totaling 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat), and run back to the finish line in under 1 hour. The event began in 2004 and is still going strong, thanks to Park Scholars at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. All profits from the race are donated to North Carolina Children's Hospital, and last year's race brought in a total of $758,000. Continue reading for more weird and bizarre, yet true, facts about US cities.

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Charity Arcade

Let's face it, travelers hate being stuck in airports, but Swedish agency akestam.holst wanted to change that while helping the Red Cross at the same time. So, they set up "Charity Arcades" inside a terminal at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Goteborg Landvetter Airport. All money received will be donated directly to the charity. Continue reading to see some more strange and geeky things you won't believe actually exist.

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Sepak Takraw

You've seen football, soccer, but probably not sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia. Unlike volleyball, it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. Many variations of the game evolved from an ancient Chinese military exercise, where soldiers would try to keep a feathered shuttlecock airborne by kicking it back and forth between two people. As the sport developed, the animal hide and chicken feathers were eventually replaced by balls made of woven strips of rattan. Continue reading for more.

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Funny Vandalism

While we don't condone any act of vandalism, these creative examples show that if one were to add some creativity to their illegal act, the image just might go viral online. Whether it be a simple road sign, caution placard, baby diaper changing station, or a Heimlich maneuver instruction panel, these vandals decided to hit them. Continue reading to see them all.

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Obvious Things

There are some extremely obvious things that definitely shouldn't need an explanation, and a prime example would be this store - Bonanza Gifts Shp - in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rather than place the weekly sale items on their billboard, they decided on "If it's in stock, we have it!". Other examples include: "Made on Earth", "Actual Scissors" and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Borderline Genius Ideas

Starting to go bald? Then why not head over to your local tattoo parlor and ask an artist for a design that gives you the "buzz cut" look. Or, if you're at a ball game, and don't have a camera with a giant telephoto lens, just whip out a pair of binoculars, along with your smartphone. Our favorite idea would have to be the using Facetime over Wi-Fi to play PS4 while relaxing in the bathtub. 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 crazy subway zombie prank.

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