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Lockheed Martin Scientist Aliens

Boyd Bushman, a former senior scientist at Lockheed Martin, claims aliens on Earth are real and have made contact with Earth in a video posted shortly before his death on August 7, 2014. He says there are people working on UFOs 24 hours a day in top secret (possibly underground) locations, and the aliens that pilot them hail from a planet 68 light-years away called Quintumnia. Despite the distance, it purportedly only takes them just 45 minutes to reach our planet. Other things revealed in the interview include claims that anti-gravity is one of several technologies being hidden by the US government. Continue reading for the video.

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Moth to Butterfly

You've all probably seen the life cycles of moths and butterflies either in school or online, but rarely is this process captured by professional photographers. Above, we have the Brahmin Moth. These images will show you just how beautiful the transformation can be. The adult, also called the imago, emerges from its pupal cuticle with a swollen abdomen and shriveled wings. For the first few hours of its adult life, the butterfly or moth will pump hemolymph into the veins in its wings to expand them. Continue reading for more.

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Sphinx California

If you thought this sounds like something straight from a Hollywood movie, you'd be right. Archaeologists have unearthed a giant sphinx buried underneath a windswept California sand dune. This structure was built for the massive 'City of the Pharaoh', the largest set in movie history at the time, for film director Cecil B. DeMille's silent movie "The Ten Commandments." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Bleeding Tooth Fungus

Officially called Hydnellum peckii, this non-toxic fungus produces spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies. Young fruit bodies can "bleed" a bright red fluid that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. The unusual appearance of the young fruit bodies has earned the species several descriptive common names, including strawberries and cream, the bleeding Hydnellum, the bleeding tooth fungus, the red-juice tooth, and the Devil's tooth. Continue reading for more.

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Fizzy Apple

You read that right, Swiss company Lubera have created a new kind of apple, called Paradis Sparkling, that releases effervescent juices that is akin to having a mouthful of fizzy drink. However, the sensation is only experienced when the apple is bitten into and its juices are not sparkling when pressed. It will cost you a pretty penny, as one can order sapling trees through mail order for £34 ($55). Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Duck Prosthetic Leg

While small dogs and cats can survive comfortably with three legs, larger dogs, horses, and farm animals require the limb to support their weight. Surgery has also been done on birds that are used for breeding purposes. Each prosthetic limb is custom-made to fit the individual needs of the specific animal. Dudley (above) lost a leg as a wee duckling when attacked by aggressive chickens. While he could still swim, Dudley had trouble getting around on land. So, mechanical engineer Terence Loring partnered with 3-D printing company Proto3000 to help fabricate an artificial leg. Continue reading for more.

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Severed Spinal Cord

Darek Fidyka, a fireman paralyzed from the waist down after his spinal cord was completely severed in a tragic knife attack, has regained the ability to walk thanks to an experimental cell transplant by British scientists. Though some victims of partial spinal injury have recovered, a complete break was generally assumed to be irreparable, that is until...scientists in Poland used cells from Fidyka's nose to re-grow nerve cells which were then inserted into his spine, repairing the broken link. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Mangapinna

No, you're not looking at an extraterrestrial being, just a bigfin squid, which are a group of rarely seen cephalopods with a distinctive morphology. Although the family is known only from larval, paralarval, and juvenile specimens, some authorities believe the adult creature has also been seen; several videos have been taken of animals nicknamed the "long-arm squid", which appear to have a similar morphology. Since none of the adult specimens have ever been captured or sampled, it remains uncertain if they are the same genus, or only distant relatives. The Shell Oil Company released the video above from 2007 captured by one of its unmanned underwater rovers in the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy bike race through the streets of Portugal.

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Isaac Asimov Prediction

During the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the time to predict what the world would be like in 50 years. Here's one: "Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Kitchen units will be devised that will prepare 'automeals,' heating water and converting it to coffee; toasting bread; frying, poaching or scrambling eggs, grilling bacon, and so on. Breakfasts will be 'ordered' the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning." Continue reading for more.

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Portugese Man O'War

The Bluebottle, also known as the Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), is a marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting, but despite its outward appearance, the Portuguese man o' war is not a common jellyfish but a siphonophore. This basically means that it's not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colony of specialized minute individuals called zooids. These zooids are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to deliver sand with style.

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