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You'd think that a scorching hot summer day with temperatures reaching 37C (98.6F) would mean lots of sunshine, but not for this Siberian beach. A freak hailstorm suddenly occurred and one sunbather said: "It was like being hit by raining bullets from the sky." While another woman noted, "My husband was protecting my young daughter but his back was exposed to the hailstones and he has bruising all over it." Continue reading for the video.

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At first glance, this may look like any old ring, but it's actually made from fragments of dinosaur bone, meteorite and gold, a very unique blend of materials. Its designer, Etsy seller Jewelry by Johan, claims it's genuine dinosaur leg bone and Gibeon meteorite; a certificate of authenticity is provided at the time of purchase. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing acoustic version of your favorite Daft Punk songs.

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Technically speaking, a supermoon refers to the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Continue reading for more.

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No matter how unintelligent you consider yourself, just know that every healthy human brain has an estimated storage capacity of 256-billion GB? That's right, the number equals approximately 1.2-billion normal computer hard drives, a stack of compact discs that would reach beyond the moon, or a number of books that come out to around 15-libraries per person on planet Earth. Continue reading for more interesting and random facts that will brighten your day.

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Before reading any further, if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights, we highly recommend not watching this video. With that said, this mind-bending trick, known as 'motion aftereffects', makes viewers see movement in objects that are in fact stationary. Here's how it works, according to The Daily Mail: "When watching a waterfall, or the strobe illusion, the brain cells that detect motion in one direction become tired. When the eyes look away, the cells that detect motion in the other direction are more active and a stationary object appears to be moving." Continue reading to watch - make sure you click the icon in the bottom right for full screen mode.

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Then fourteen-year-old Joey Hudy was invited to the White House in 2012 to demonstrate his custom-built machine, which shot marshmallows 176 feet in the air from a canon. President Obama wanted to showcase the significance of investing in mathematics and science. Hudy is now touring world with his marshmallow cannon when he's interning at Intel. Continue reading to see more five real-life

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Unlike other hybrids, the Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air has both a conventional petrol engine as well as a hydraulic air motor and pump that are linked together. When it's moving, air is pumped directly into a cylinder, similar to a balloon being inflated, using excess energy from the petrol engine, plus energy from the wheels and heat from the brakes. Next, the air is released to drive the hydraulic motor, enabling it to run on air, petrol, or a combination of the two. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Want some easy memory life hacks that will supercharge your brain? If so, then look no further than these tips. For example, to remember random information, like an address or name, rehearse it every 15 seconds or so rather than continuing to repeat the info. Or, you could use the peg system, where you visualize what you want to remember and then associate it with a body part. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a UFO sighting in Canada.

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Professor and scientist Yoshihiro Kawaoka from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has manufactured a deadly new strain of the 2009 swine flu virus, and if this somehow escaped the lab, it could kill hundreds of millions, possibly even a billion. One researcher says: "He's basically got a known pandemic strain that is now resistant to vaccination. Everything he did before was dangerous, but this is even madder." Continue reading for more information.

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No, you aren't looking at an alien world, but rather a natural phenomenon known as penitentes. They are found at high altitudes and look like tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice. You'll find these ice formations around snow-covered areas in the Dry Andes above 13,120 feet, ranging in size from a half-inch to 16-feet. Continue reading for five more natural phenomena you won't believe exist.

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