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Frozen Flower

Researchers from the Institute of Cell Biophysics and the Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, have successfully revived a flowering plant from a 32,000-year-old fruit buried in Siberian permafrost. They regenerated fertile plants of Silene stenophylla from fruit tissue of Late Pleistocene age using in vitro tissue culture and clonal micropropagation techniques. Continue reading for more interesting science facts.

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Commodore Executive 64

The Commodore SX-64, also known as the Executive 64, or VIP-64 in Europe, is a portable, briefcase/suitcase-size "luggable" version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer and holds the distinction of being the first full-color portable computer. The SX-64 features a built-in five-inch composite monitor and a built-in 1541 floppy drive. It weighs 10.5 kg (23lb). The machine is carried by its sturdy handle, which doubles as an adjustable stand. It was announced in January 1983 and released a year later, at US$ 995 (about $2,250 in 2014). Continue reading for more.

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Gone List

To get the brutally honest truth about anything, just ask a child. Or, just look at what they write down in their free time. This little girl already has a "Gone List" in case anything happens to her brother. Let's just say that if Ethan has already caught wind of her plan, hiding all those items would be a smart thing to do. Continue reading for more funny and weird things kids have said.

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Funny Typo

We understand that it's quite easy to mix up a few letters on the keyboard, especially if they're next to each other, but "exist" and "exit" definitely should hot have been mixed up. Unfortunately, even with the technology available, there are still a few unfortunate typos that people fail to catch before things go live, and one of the worst offenders involves the Large Hadron Collider. Continue reading to see why.

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Conspiracy Theories

There are many things internet users talk about online, and one thing that really gets them going is a good conspiracy theory. The topics you see above are some of the most widely discussed online, ranging from computer viruses to internet speeds and Blackberry messenger. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery Continue reading for a viral video of a baby who hears for the first time.

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Volkswagen DoubleBack

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We've featured the DoubleBack before, but it's always nice to see something that makes great use of space. DoubleBack basically took a standard Volkswagen T5 Transporter van and then added an exclusive pod package, which stays tucked up inside the back of the vehicle when on the road. However, once the driver decides to settle down someplace, it electrically extends out of the rear in under 45 seconds, adding approximately two meters (6.5 feet) of useable interior space. There are also two legs that fold out from the bottom of the pod, enabling it to support up 600 kilograms (1,323 lbs). Continue reading for more cool products.

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Old Hard Drive

As the 1980s began, HDDs were a rare and very expensive additional feature on PCs; however by the late 1980s, their cost had been reduced to the point where they were standard on all but the cheapest PC. Most HDDs in the early 1980s were sold to PC end users as an external, add-on subsystem. Unfortunately, a mere 10-Megabytes would still set you back $3,695. Continue reading for more random, yet fascinating, photographs.

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Gold Bugatti London

It's not everyday that you see a Bugatti Veyron on the road, much less one clad in gold. Tuner Foilacar wrapped the £$1-million Veyron in gold and black - transforming it into one of the world's most eye-catching supercars. It was recently spotted parked next to an orange pearl Mercedes SLS Gullwing outside the Mayfair hotel in London. Continue reading for more random and interesting images you might not have seen before.

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Funny Group Projects

Sometimes, you just need to look or read something a few times to really understand the underlying message. One example would be this Facebook update, in which one person, who despises group projects, requests that classmates lower him down into his grave so they can let him down one more time. Other examples include: figuratively slashing someones tires, the scientific name for Iron Man, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Funny Parents

Being a parent is tough no matter how you look at it, especially when trying to stay sane. There are some parents who just don't care anymore and decide to do whatever it is they've been wanting, even if it means strapping a child onto their back, like this guy. Other examples include: allowing your child to stand on dangerous animals, using them as a back cushion and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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