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Night Vision Goggles

Ever wonder why night vision goggles display everything in green? If so, it's because the human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color. Night vision technologies can be broadly divided into three main categories: image intensification, active illumination and thermal imaging. The image is said to become "intensified" because the output visible light is brighter than the incoming IR light, and this effect directly relates to the difference in passive and active night vision goggles. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Random Act Helpfulness

With all the terrible things happening around the world, some days just seem to go from bad to worse over the smallest things. Sometimes, all it takes is a random act of helpfulness to brighten someone's day, and Zippo has done just that for the person above by fixing their lighter at no cost, even returning the $5.00 in stamps they included. Continue reading for more random acts of helpfulness that restore faith in humanity.

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Weird Christmas Gifts

Photo credit: Reddit

Reddit recently started a thread that asked its users what has been the worst present(s) they've ever received for Christmas, and these were some of the responses. Starting off, we have someone who received a 6-pack of batteries with only 4 units inside the package. Other strange things include: a Magic Eye 3D poster book for someone blind in one eye, a 10-year-old that received a cooking wok, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Fail

Yes, that is a real headline...Bruno Brokken, 51, a Belgian photographer living in Catalonia, was taken to hospital in Spain after 400 gallons of water was dropped on him from a firefighting plane in a daring attempt at the "ice-bucket challenge". He was knocked to the ground unconscious after the plane being flown by a friend discharged its load of water above his head. Fortunately, Brokken made a full recovery after tests showed he had suffered no internal injuries. Continue reading for more weird headlines from this year.

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Piece Battery

We have seen the future of wireless charging, and it's the Piece Battery. Simply put, this technology consists of adhesive strips that can be placed on laptops, television, etc. and convert the absorbed heat into usable electricity. Compatible gadgets will be required to have a special case or sleeve to make sure of its wireless charging capabilities. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 77-year-old grandma who is probably stronger than you.

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Lips Plant

Those lips you see on the left aren't human, just the Psychotria Elatra. It's best known as the Hot Lips Plant, and got its name from the bright red bracts that resemble two luscious lips. They're found in the tropical rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Unfortunately, it has become endangered due to uncontrolled deforestation in those countries. Continue reading for more everyday things that look remarkably similar to each other.

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Stupid Things Online

The last thing you should be doing after receiving your brand new debit card is posting an image of it on Twitter, without covering up at least the first few numbers. Now this person took stupidity to a whole new level when they responded with the security code found on the back too, enabling anyone to use the card online, or even create a clone of it to use in stores. Continue reading for more stupid things that have happened online this year, so far...

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Money On Fire

On July 26, 1994, Hitachi introduced the HT-2807/C Clean ATM. This innovative automatic telling machine was the world's first model that actually cleaned banknotes during transactions. That's right, the notes were heated to 200° C for sterilization, and then were ironed out flat to get rid of any folds or wrinkles. Unfortunately, this technology did not last for very long, as no future models were unveiled after. Continue reading for more enter

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Unfortunate Picture

Being photographed in a hallway is nothing out of the ordinary, but if you're wearing leggings that match the floor, things can get a bit creepy. For example, this person appears to be floating in a dark hallway, with groceries in hand. That is just one of the many unfortunate things that people have captured at the perfectly wrong moment. Continue reading to see them all.

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Well That Escalated Quickly

Ok, so the vending machine ate your dollar, but is it really worth losing a job over? For Kevin, the answer is yes, as after the machine decided to not dispense a Twix bar, he repeatedly banked on it, but when that didn't work, a forklift was used. That is just one of the many random, yet common parts of everyday life, that escalated a bit too quickly. Continue reading to see more.

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